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Moroccan Discovery
Commences Casablanca 30 April and ends Tangiers 12 May 2019

  • Djemma el-Fna Square - Marrakech
    Djemma el-Fna Square - Marrakech
  • Traditional Boats along the Beach in Rabat
    Traditional Boats along the Beach in Rabat
  • Ancient Roman site of Volubilis  
    Ancient Roman site of Volubilis  
  • Atlas Mountains
    Atlas Mountains
  • Moroccan Spice Market
    Moroccan Spice Market
  •  Water Sellers - Marrakech
    Water Sellers - Marrakech
  • Royal Palace - Fes
    Royal Palace - Fes
  • Moroccan Lamps
    Moroccan Lamps
  • Program Status Places Available
  • Price AUD 6,750
  • Program Code GCTMD19
  • Single Supplement AUD 890
  • Program Leader Mark Goodwin
  • Activity Rating Moderate

Tour Itinerary

  • 12 Nights
    • 2 - Casablanca 
    • 3 - Marrakech 
    • 1 - Atlas Mountains
    • 3 - Fez  
    • 1 - Rabat
    • 2 - Tangiers

Commences Casablanca 30 April and ends Tangiers 12 May 2019

Tour Highlights

  • The imperial Moroccan city of Fes with mosques, medersas and medina
  • The Roman city of Volubis and the impressive imperial Meknes
  • The Moroccan capital, Rabat with its royal palace, Hassan Tower and mausoleum of Mohammed V
  • The most Moroccan of cities, Marrakech with its palaces, tombs and World Heritage Djemma-el Fna Square
  • A field trip into the Atlas mountains to meet the local Berbers
  • The historic port of Casablanca with a visit to the impressive Hasan II mosque

Tour Overview

For those wishing to extend a stay in Europe by crossing to North Africa or just to explore this fascinating country on its own, Morocco is a microcosm of the ancient Arab world. From the Djemma-el-Fna Square in Marrakech with its barbers, snake charmers and water carriers to the labyrinths of the Fez Medina, Morocco gives a memorable experience of ancient and modern North Africa.

Standing at the Western extremity of the Arab and Muslim world, it was from Morocco that Islam's most successful penetration of Western Europe, the occupation of Spain, was launched. Separated from Europe by just the 15km Strait of Gibraltar, Morocco is both a crossroad and a frontier state, one which has long held a romantic allure for the Westerner. For many, its greatest charm lies in the great imperial cities: Marrakech, Fez, Meknes and Rabat.

Morocco is home to an astonishingly rich architectural tradition from its mediaeval cities and its ancient Roman ruins to its Berber fortresses and Islamic monuments. We travel through the diverse countryside with the snow-capped High Atlas Mountains clearly visible from Marrakech. Here, in North Africa, we explore many facets of Morocco from its rich and colourful history to the diversity of its peoples.  

Tour Inclusions

  • 12 nights en-suite hotel accommodation
  • Typical local breakfast and dinner daily
  • Touring by comfortable and modern coach
  • Transport, field trips and excursions as indicated
  • Services of a Program Leader
  • Applicable entry fees and services of local guides
  • Gratuities and necessary tips
  • Detailed Program Information Booklet


This program includes placeswhich can only be explored on foot and where walking tours may be a little longer and not always on the flat. Accommodation may have some stairs and or have some rooms which may involve some walking to access.
All our programs naturally involve some walking in order to discover bet­ter the places visited and, although we arrange porterage where this is available, participants are expected to be able to handle their own bags. Our program leaders will always try to make as much of the program as possible available for those who find walking longer distances, uphill or down steps difficult but, in same places, this cannot always be avoided.
If you have any concerns at all about your level of fitness, please do not hesitate to talk to us and discuss further with the experts who know the particular demands of each program.

Make an Enquiry

Golden Compass's UK, European and North African educational travel programs are only available by booking direct with Golden Compass UK. This gives you a cost saving by cutting out the middle-man and dealing direct with the specialist who actually arranges your tour on the ground.

Follow these simple steps to secure your place on one of our unique tours:

  1. Select the program or programs you are interested in joining and make a note of the program code that appears next to the program price (eg: GCTAD14).
  2. Access the Golden Compass booking form here.
  3. Complete the details you have available (we understand your flights and travel insurance details may not be confirmed when you make your booking).
  4. Print and sign your form, then simply scan and email your form direct to info@goldencompass.co.uk. If you prefer you can fax your form to +44 (0) 1494 431 144, or post it to our Australian postal address at:

  Golden Compass, PO Box 151, Albion Park, NSW 2527, Australia.

Your booking form will then be forwarded electronically to the UK for processing.

Please note we require a deposit of AUD500 per person per program with the full balance for each tour being due 70 days prior to the start of your program or programs in the UK, Europe or North Africa. Your contract is direct with Golden Compass in the UK.

Once the deposit payment has been taken you will then be sent your confirmation letter either by email or post (as you prefer). An invoice for the balance will be issued to you 12 weeks prior to the departure of your first tour or tours. Full payment by MasterCard, Visa or electronic bank transfer is required 70 days prior to the start of your tour. Payment will be taken by Golden Compass from you in Australian dollars.

If you need any assistance please call our Freephone number on 1800 132 385.