A Gold Select Journey
Points of Contact:
Christian, Jewish & Islamic Heritage in Morocco
20 - 28 October 2019
$3,591 from Boston
3Day Elective: The MIddle Atlas &
the Imperial City of Fez
returning 31 October 2019
Harvard Epworth United Methodist Church
The Rev. Herb Taylor
Day 1 Depart Boston.
Day 2 Arrive Casablanca. Upon arrival, we will journey to the heart of Casablanca visiting with Moroccan Christians before visiting the Museum of Judaism and touring the King Hassan Mosque. Orientation, introductions, dinner at the hotel, overnight in Casablanca.
Day 3 Kasbah of the Oudayas, Oudayan Museum of Art, University of Rabat, dinner at the hotel, overnight in Casablanca.
Day 4 drive to Marrakech, visit Marjorelle Gardens, Saadian Tombs, Palace of Bahia, Museum of Moroccan Arts, introduction to the souk. Dinner on your own. Overnight in Marrakech.
Day 5 Tour the Jewish Quarter, view the Koutoubia Mosque, Jemaa al Fanaa, Mulay Idris, dinner on your own. Overnight in Marrakech..
Day 6 embark from Marrakech into the High Atlas Mountains (14,000 ft.), cross the Tizi n Tichkah Pass (7,600 ft), visit the Todra Gorge, Ait Ben Haddou kasbah. Dinner at the hotel. Overnight in Ourzazate
Day 7 Drive the Road of 1,000 Kasbahs,
visit Kalaa Mgouna--the Rose City, the Valley of the Roses, Erfoud, Merzouga,
optional sunset camel ride. Dinner at the hotel. Overnight in Erg Chebbi
Day 8 the sand dunes of Erg Chebbi by jeep and on foot, visit am Amazigh
camp, flight to Casablanca. Dinner at the hotel. Overnight in Casablanca
Day 9 Return to USA or continue with the elective.
Elective: The Middle Atlas and
the Imperial city of Fez
Day 9 depart Merzouga, drive through the Ziz Valley, Ifrane, Al
Akhawayn University. Dinner at the Riad. Overnight in Fes
Day 10 The Little Sisters of Jesus, Old City of Fes, Nejjarin (woodworkers) square, Nejjarin Museum, 14th Century Quranic schools, Kairaouyine mosque , meeting with Dr. Bright Benfor. Dinner is on your own. Overnight in Fes
Day 11 tour Volubilis, Meknes, Mulay Idris, Overnight in Casablanca
Day 12 Return to USA.
***Meetings with indigenous people are
subject to change. Appropriate substitutions will be made in the event a speaker
** Daily itinerary is subject to local conditions, including weather, opening and closing hours, holidays, flight schedules, etc. Sometimes the order of the itinerary will change due to such circumstances and sometimes substitutions will be made.
*Morning and evening fora on various topics will be arranged throughout the program. Appropriate substitutions may be necessary.