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GAY MOROCCO TOUR

Morocco

Seasonal - LGBT Adventure - April 12 and Sep 13, 2014

Seasonal - LGBT Adventure - April 12 and September 13, 2014

Explore a phenomenal mosque in Casablanca, weave through the twisting alleys of Fes' medina, visit a carpet and embroidery workshop, ride a camel across the desert, stay in a hotel made of Saharan sand, learn the secret to cooking perfect couscous, get caught up in the energy of Marrakech, and more!

The colour and commotion of this enchanting land will dazzle travellers looking to experience a way of life suspended in time. Travel from Casablanca to Marrakech through the moody desert landscape and past kasbahs and villages. Picnic in tranquil mountain gorges or investigate the labyrinth of souqs in the cities and haggle with traders. Learn the secrets to the perfect couscous and discover ruins of a city built by a sultan looking to create his own version of Versailles. Stay in a hotel made of Saharan sand and find tranquillity in a traditional riad amid the frenzy of the medina. The sights, sounds and smells of the cities and the aromatic flavours of the cuisine will infuse your memories of Morocco for years to come.

Included Activities

  • Group leader from beginning to end of tour
  • 11 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 6 Dinner
  • Arrival airport transfer
  • Airport arrival transfer to your hotel
  • Entrance and guided tour of Hassan II Mosque
  • Guided walking tour of Fes
  • Camel safari in the Erg Chebbi dunes of the Sahara
  • Entrance to Berber Museum
  • Cooking demonstration and dinner in Ait Benhaddou
  • Guided walking tour of Marrakech
  • Travel insurance package covering medical, trip interruption & baggage loss. 

Not Included: International Airfare, Departure Transfer, Meals and activities not outlined in itinerary

Accommodation - Guesthouses/Hotels (10 nights) 

Physical Rating - You are required to carry your pack on and off trains and buses, up hotel steps, etc. Your itinerary may include easy paced walks or bike rides, but these are on mainly flat ground.

Culture Shock - The trip includes a range of accommodation including hotels and boutique riads. Days of being on the move are well interspersed, communication with the outside world is ever-present and a wide variety of food is commonly available.

Group Size - Maximum of 12 travellers per group. Departure is guaranteed, subject to 4 people travelling.

Budget - Allow USD $500 for meals not included

Itinerary

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Gay Morocco Experience

Day 1 Casablanca

Welcome to Morocco. Discover the Art Deco influences of this metropolis. Head out on personal explorations through Casablanca's heart and admire some of its architectural gems, including the imposing Cathedrale du Sacre Coeur.

 

Day 2-3 Fes

Visit one of the world's largest Mosque's in Casablanca - Hassan II. In medieval Fes, wander the narrow alleyways of the medina as the call to prayer floats over Fes el-Bali at dusk.

 

Day 4 Midelt

Journey through Morocco's cedar forests in the Middle Atlas Mountains to the peaceful, rural village of Midelt. Stop by a handicraft workshop run by Franciscan nuns - a great place to pick up a beautifully crafted souvenir.

 

Day 5 Merzouga/Sahara

Journey through lush valleys dotted with date palms en route to the mighty Sahara Desert. Make like Lawrence of Arabia and embark on a camel ride into the distance to watch the sunset over the shifting sands of the cinnamon-red Erg Chebbi dunes.

 

Day 6 Todra Gorge

Marvel at the towering limestone cliffs of Morocco's famous Todra Gorge before the journey continues to Dades Gorge via a series of spectacular hairpin bends.

 

Day 7 Ait ben Haddou

This ancient medina of Ait Benhaddou has had many cameo roles in some of Hollywood's favourites, so take in the view of this epic World Heritage site. Work up an appetite exploring this grand Kasbah, before learning the secrets of creating Moroccan cuisine at a cooking demonstration.

 

Day 8-11 Marrakech

The throng of Marrakech is the ultimate Moroccan experience. Traditional music echoes through the spice markets, and the scent of beautiful tagines drifts across the Djemaa el Fna. Like an Arabian Night's story, Marrakech is full of Morocco's trademark colour and energy, and will leave you not quite ready to leave.

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Aditional pricing info

Departures: Apr 12 and Sep 13, 2014