The Magic of Morocco

Morocco

Lecture Series

3D Journeys offers you four free lectures to enrich and inspire. Focused on Morocco, each Monday morning session will feature a member of LaGrange College’s distinguished faculty.

Beginning at 10:00 a.m. (and ending at 11:15), the lectures will be held in the Dickson Assembly Room of Turner Hall.  Coffee ready at 9:30 a.m.  Park in the lot located behind Sunny Gables Alumni House;  910 Broad Street; a shuttle beginning at 9:30 a.m. will take you to the door.

A Dutch-treat lunch will be available in the Pitts Dining Hall following each session.

For information or lecture reservations (suggested), call (706) 880-8244 or email 3DJourneys@lagrange.edu .

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3D Journeys Travel Itinerary

APRIL 27 TO MAY 8, 2019
Explore the culturally rich country of Morocco, where centuries of African and European influences have transformed ancient civilizations into one of the world’s most unique and diverse regions. From modern metropolises to the edge of the Sahara Desert, magical Morocco provides an opportunity to explore distinctly different settings while absorbing lessons of the past and glimpses of the future. Join us on a journey that will take us from the vibrant cities of Rabat, Fez, Marrakesh and Casablanca to a trio of unique desert towns (Erfoud, Rissani and Ouarzazate).

 

Day 1 SATURDAY - APRIL 27
OVERNIGHT FLIGHT

Overnight flight to Morocco.

DAY 2 SUNDAY – April 28 
RABAT - ARRIVAL
Arrive in Casablanca, meet your travel director and transfer to your hotel in Rabat. Dinner.

DAY 3 MONDAY- APRIL 29 
FEZ - SIGHTSEEING
This morning, take a city tour of Rabat, including the Hassan Tower and the Mohamed V Mausoleum, then continue to Fez. En route, visit the ancient ruins of the Roman city of Volubilis where you will get a chance to see the wonderfully preserved original mosaics, Roman Road and city layout. Continue to the Holy City of Moulay Idriss for a photo opportunity. Afternoon arrival in Fez. Dinner with local musical entertainment.

DAY 4 TUESDAY- APRIL 30
FEZ - SIGHTSEEING

Enjoy a guided tour where you will visit the many hidden treasures of the medina, including the University of Al Karaouine, the famous tanneries, Attarine Medersa and the Moulay Idriss mausoleum. Opportunities for shopping for authentic Moroccan carpets will be provided. Finally, view the exterior of the Royal Palace and walk through the famed Jewish quarter of the medina.

DAY 5 WEDNESDAY – MAY 1
ERFOUD – ATLAS MOUNTAINS
After breakfast, depart for Erfoud via the beautiful middle Atlas Mountains, passing by Ifrane, a charming ski resort. Continue to Erfoud via Errachidia and the lush Ziz Valley. Arrive in the desert town of Erfoud in the late afternoon. Dinner.

DAY 6 THURSDAY – MAY 2
ERFOUD – SAHARA DESERT

This morning, depart to explore the small city of Rissani, on the edge of the Sahara. Walk around the lively souk and visit the kasbah. Next, drive to the desert where you will briefly see some fossils before meeting a local Berber family for tea and to learn about their way of life. In the late afternoon, enjoy a stunning camel ride up the dunes of the Sahara desert to see the sunset. Return to the hotel. Lunch and dinner are included today.

DAY 7 FRIDAY – MAY 3
OUARZAZATE - TODGHA CANYONS

This morning, continue your journey to Tinghir via the Tinjdad Road. Stop to visit the magnificent Todgha canyons, which rise to a towering 800 feet! Continue to the desert city of Ouarzazate via the the Dades Valley. Dinner.

DAY 8 SATURDAY – MAY 4
MARRAKESH – TICHKA PASS

Enjoy a tour of Ouarzazate including the Kasbah Taourirt. Continue to the Atlas Film Studios for a visit. This afternoon, travel to Marrakesh via the highest road point in Morocco, the Tichka Pass, offering an impressive landscape in the heart of the Atlas Mountain range. Dinner.

DAY 9 SUNDAY – MAY 5 
MARRAKESH – KOUTOUBIA MINARET

Enjoy a morning tour of the city. Visit the Saadian Tombs, see the Koutoubia Minaret and walk through the medina, getting a chance to admire all of the different artisans performing their craft before arriving at the Djemaa el Fna Square. Free afternoon. Evening horse-drawn carriage ride. Tonight, attend the dinner that will include belly dancing.

DAY 10 MONDAY – MAY 6
MARRAKESH - SIGHTSEEING

Enjoy a full day at leisure in Marrakesh. Dinner.

DAY 11 TUESDAY – MAY 7
CASABLANCA – RICK’S CAFE

This morning, travel to Casablanca, the commercial heart of Morocco. Upon arrival, enjoy a half-day sightseeing tour of Casablanca, which includes the exterior of the Hassan II Mosque. Dinner in Rick’s Cafe.

DAY 12 WEDNESDAY – MAY 8 
RETURN FLIGHT TO USA

Transfer to the airport for return flight to USA.

 

Itinerary is subject to change.

Rates and travel details

Per person rates: 

Double  $5,100 Single   $5,650

Optional trip/cancellation insurance: $200

 

TOUR PARTICIPANT DEPOSITS:
Registration and payments handled by the Office of Alumni and Community Relations.

Sept. 27 at 9 a.m. – Registration (limited space) only by emailing 3DJourneys@lagrange.edu
First deposit of $500 per person due upon reservation, plus $200 per person for Cancellation Waiver and Insurance, if you choose to purchase.

Nov. 9,  2018 – Balance due.

For all new enrollments after January 4, 2019, full payment is required plus any additional airline fees.

For more information, contact the Office of Alumni and Community Relations, 706-880-8244 or 3DJourneys@lagrange.edu

 

Please Note:
For your comfort, we recommend bringing walking shoes. This tour requires average physical activity. You should be in good health, able to climb stairs and walk reasonable distances, possibly over uneven grounds and cobblestone streets.

Standard Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations must be submitted in writing, including by email. The date of the cancellation is the date on which HTP receives the notice. Payments cannot be transferred to another account. Insurance premiums are never refundable.

Cancellation Fees:
From Oct. 5, 2018: Full refund, less a $500 cancellation fee and $200 insurance premiums.

From Nov. 15, 2018: Full refund, less a $1,000 cancellation fee and $200 insurance premiums.

From Jan. 4, 2019: Full refund, less a $1,500 cancellation fee and $200 insurance premiums.

From Feb. 1, 2019: No refund.

INCLUDED:
Round-trip air transportation (including departure fees) from Hartsfield International Airport.

Transportation between LaGrange and Hartsfield International Airport.

Hotel transfers.

Full-time travel director.

10 nights accommodations in twin rooms with private bathrooms.

10 breakfasts, one lunch, 10 dinners (with one drink included).

All the activities, entrances and transports as per the itinerary.

All tips.

Headsets for guided walking tours.

 

NOT INCLUDED:
Passport fees. (Passport valid for at least three months beyond period of stay)

Checked baggage may be extra, depending on airline.

Beverages with meals except when indicated.

Cancellation Waiver and Insurance of $200 per person (must be purchased at time of reservation).