Make a Trip to Morocco with Special Tour Price
(Jenkintown, Pennsylvania) - Stroll the streets of cosmopolitan Casablanca, roam the ancient ruins in Volubilis, and walk through Fez's walled medina.
Travelers can now visit one of North Africa's most popular travel destinations, Morocco, for the lowest price ever offered by Friendly Planet Travel. For just $1,799 you can experience eight nights of the dazzling mosaic of Arab, Berber, African, and European cultures on the Treasures of Morocco tour. This includes everything you need for a memorable Moroccan experience, including round-trip airfare from JFK International airport (other gateways are also possible at price supplement), all intra-Morocco ground transportation, deluxe and first-class hotels, breakfast and dinner daily, and comprehensive tours led by professional, English-speaking guides.
"A medley of cultures not found anywhere else on earth puts Morocco in a league of its own," says Peggy Goldman, President of Friendly Planet Travel. "Where else can you sunbathe on both Atlantic and the Mediterranean beaches, see magnificent imperial cities, Islamic architecture, Roman antiquities, and mountain villages in only one week? Even the most experienced globetrotter will discover something new and unforgettable in Morocco. And don't let our ridiculously low price fool you. This is no cost-cutting tour package. Regardless of our low prices, we always provide superior accommodations, professional tour guides, and more."
You'll begin your journey in Morocco's capital of Rabat. Stretch your legs and visit the 12th century Tower of Hassan, then walk through the medina to visit the Oudaias Casbah and take in its hilltop ocean views. From there, tours continue in Volubilis, Meknes, and Fez, the oldest city in Morocco. The city of Fez is one of the most intact and impressive medieval cities in the Arab world. It visibly illustrates the contrast between the old city and the French-planned new city, making sightseeing all the more fascinating.
Through the snow-topped Atlas Mountains and alpine towns, you'll get a taste of Morocco's European influence in the architecture seen in route to Marrakesh. Upon arrival, the tour takes you to the Djemaa el-Fna, Marrakesh's main square. It seems straight out of Hollywood, with peddlers, musicians, dancers, acrobats, magicians, snake charmers, and storytellers galore-a must-see on any Morocco tour. Spend two full days exploring the markets, touring the Koutoubia Minaret, Bahia Palace, and more.
The tour's last stop is Morocco's main port, Casablanca. It is home to one of the largest mosques in the world, Hassan II Mosque, one of the few in the world that lets non-Muslims enter. Before you depart back to the United States, you'll be treated to a farewell Moroccan dinner.
Friendly Planet Travelers also have the option of extending their trip to Rome for only $379 (November, December, January, February departures) or $499 (September, October, March departures). The extension includes airfare, an arrival transfer, three nights in the four-star Hotel Atlantico and buffet breakfast daily. The Hotel Atlantico is superbly located, near the central (Termini) train station, and within walking distance of many of Rome's major sites and attractions.
For all the details and a complete itinerary for Friendly Planet Travel's Treasures of Morocco tour, please visit the company's Web site, the blog at http://blog.friendlyplanet.com, or or contact Jackie Zima at 610-228-2138 (office), 215-534-2973 (mobile), or write to Jackie@GregoryFCA.com.