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Moroccan Discovery
Commences Marrakech 08 October and ends Marrakech 22 October 2020

  • 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 6,650
  • Program Code GCTMD20
  • Single Supplement AUD 1,850
  • Program Leader Hugh Morgan
  • Activity Rating Moderate

Tour Itinerary

  • 14 Nights
    • 3 - Marrakech 
    • 2 - Rabat
    • 4 - Fez
    • 1 - Merzouga
    • 1 - Ouarzazate
    • 3 - Marrakech 

Commences Marrakech 08 October and ends Marrakech 22 October 2020

Tour Highlights

  • The most Moroccan of cities, Marrakech with its palaces, tombs and World Heritage Djemma-el Fna Square
  • 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
  • A journey through the Atlas mountains to meet the local Berbers
  • A night's stay on the edge of the Sahara

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 Westerners. For many, its greatest charm lies in its great imperial cities: Marrakech, Fez, Meknes and Rabat. For others it is the call of the Sahara and the Atlas Mountains.

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 and explore many facets of Morocco from its rich and colourful history to the diversity of its peoples.

Tour Inclusions

  • 14 nights en-suite hotel accommodation
  • Typical local breakfast daily and 11 dinners
  • 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
 
Golden Compass Tour Leader Hugh Morgan
Hugh Morgan

Hugh Morgan holds a BA in European History, German, Italian and Spanish from the University of Sydney and has also studied German at the Goethe-Institut in Lueneburg and Berlin, Italian in Perugia, Spanish in Salamanca and Russian in St Petersburg.

Hugh joined Qantas in 1966 and his twenty-five year career with the airline was primarily spent in sales and marketing. He was posted overseas a number of times, escorted groups and travelled widely. As Product Manager for Qantas Connections for UK, Europe and Africa, Hugh scoured his area to compile directories featuring interesting hotels, tours and attractions. His skills were recognised formally with the presentation of a bronze medal by the British Tourist Authority for exceptional services in the promotion of Britain - the first time an Australian has received this coveted award.

After leaving Qantas Hugh completed his BA whilst running a travel consultancy and has led over fifty small groups to various parts of the world. Recent tours have included Mongolia, Siberia, Russia and the Baltic States; Iberia and Morocco; the islands of the Western Mediterranean; and various journeys through Italy, the Alps and the Adriatic.

A member of the Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Society, the Art Gallery of NSW and the National Trust, Hugh now has more time to pursue his interest in art, architecture, archaeology, genealogy ... and travel.

Moderate

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 Tours educational travel programs are only available by booking direct with Golden Compass Tours. This gives you a cost saving 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, make a note of the program code that appears next to the program price (eg: GCTAD17) and call us on 1800 132 385 to check availability and hold an option.
  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@goldencompasstours.com.au. If you prefer you can post it to our Australian postal address at:

  Golden Compass, PO Box 163, Keiraville, NSW 2500, Australia.

Please note we require a deposit of AUD500 per person per program with the full balance for each tour being due 80 days prior to the start of your program.

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 80 days prior to the start of your tour. Payment will be charged by Golden Compass Tours from you in Australian dollars.

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