Where in the world: 8-Day Affordable Morocco
Book by: Until Sold Out
Departure Dates: Year-round departures
Why I Like It: This tour is called Affordable Morocco because included in this price tag is round-trip air from New York to Casblanca plus air taxes and fuel surcharges. Also, six nights in first class hotels (1 night Rabat, 2 nights Fez, 2 nights Marrakesh, and 1 night Casablanca), porterage, all transfers, eight meals plus a farewell dinner including wine, entrance fees, and all sightseeing. This is a savings of more than $300 a couple off normal price. Use Promo Code CTAFMA150. Plus, you can save another five percent if you pay by check instead of credit card. Highlights: home hosted dinner, Fez city tour, ancient ruins of Volubilis and Koutoubia Minaret. You will see all of Morocco’s imperial cities and their sights.
For more info: 800-682-3333
Book It, Dano: Gate1Travel
Located just eight miles from Europe across the Strait of Gilbraltor, Morocco is slightly larger than California. Casablanca is Morocco’s largest city and home to the Hassan II Mosque (pictured here), which is the seventh largest mosque in the world. It took 30,000 workers more than five years to build it. Holding up to 80,000 worshippers, it is the most noteable landmark in Casablanca. You’ll also visit Marrakesh (at the base of the Atlas Mountains), Rabat (site of the royal palace), and Fez where you’ll explore medinas, museums, madrassas, and more, including snake charmers and dancers. Interestingly, Fez was the capital of Moroco until 1925. It has two old medina quarters, one of which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The University of Al Quaraouiyine is the oldest university in the world, dating back to 859!