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17 Days | 16 Nights
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Meals: 38 total, 15 breakfasts, 13 lunches, 10 dinners

The following meal choices available when requested in advance: Vegetarian.

If you have dietary restrictions due to medical requirements, please call (800) 454-5768, to see if we can accommodate your needs.

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Hotel Golden Tulip Farah Rabat: Rabat, 3 nights
Type: Five-Star Hotel

Description: Located at only 15 minutes from the Rabat-Sale international airport and literally located right next to it are two of the most recognized monuments within our fascinating Kingdom, the Hassan Tower, and the mausoleum of the late King Mohamed V

Contact info:
Place Sidi Makhlouf
Rabat, 10000 Morocco
phone: +212 37 23 74 00
web: www.goldentulipfarahrabat.com

Room amenities: Cable TV, direct phone line, air-conditioning, mini-bar, hair dryer, Wi-Fi, and Safety deposit box

Facility amenities: Restaurant, Piano bar, Wi-Fi Internet access , laundry and pressing service, safe deposit box at reception, currency exchange, Business center, Fitness center

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: EUR 165.57*
As of Jan 2012, the rates published on the hotel's website for a Standard room (1 single bed) is MAD 1,336.00 (EUR 120.48) per room, per night and for the Executive room (1 double bed) MAD 1,836.00 (EUR 165.57) per room, per night. Breakfast excluded. (Tax and service charges included). * Rates subject to change

Check in time: 2:00 PM

Riad Chaouen: Chefchaouen, 2 nights
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Overlooking the beautiful mountainous town of Chefchaouen (or Chaouen), Hotel Riad Chaouen is the unique hotel of its standing in town, with a fantastic panoramic view of the surrounding area. Renovated in 2006, it features an outdoor swimming pool, a fitness area, a hammam and a Jacuzzi.

Contact info:
Rue Sidi Abdelhamid
Chefchaouen, Morocco
phone: +(212) 39 98 60 02
web: www.hotelsatlas.com/confort-chaouen-1.htm

Room amenities: Hair dryer, iron, direct phone line, air-conditioner, mini-bar, cable television, room service.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Sofitel Hotel Palais Jamai Fez: Fes, 3 nights
Type: Five-Star Hotel

Description: The Hotel Palais Jamai is a palace built in 1879 in the finest Moorish style and was the home of the Grand Vizir of Jamaï. Surrounded by superb gardens and located close to the El Karayouine University, this architectural gem towers above the Fez Medina wich is on UNES CO World Heritage List.

Contact info:
Bab Guissa
Fez , 3000, Morocco
phone: +011-212- 5 35 63 43 31
Room amenities: Hair dryer, iron, phone and radio in bathroom, A/C, safe deposit, minibar, cable TV, room service.

Facility amenities: The Hotel Palais Jamai offers three restaurants with Moroccan specialities, international and French cuisine. Piano bar, five meeting rooms, swimming pool, tennis court, sauna and fitness centre, hammam, Jacuzzi, sauna, outdoor heated and unheated pools, gift shop, a boutique, a hair dresser, a beautician, and Internet access. A golf course is nearby.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Chergui Kasbah Hotel: Erfoud, 1 nights
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: The hotel is newly built in Kasbah style (old fortresses of the south of Morocco); its architecture is a unique feature, the decoration and the Hammam are unique features of the hotel

Contact info:
Route de Errachidia, km 5,5, Erfoud
Erfoud, Morocco
phone: +212 5 35 57 8504
Room amenities: Guestrooms are double occupancy and have private bathrooms, air conditioning, TV, direct dial phone and mini bar, hair dryer. large rooms

Facility amenities: AC, cable TV, mini bar and telephone, hair dryer Hammam, swimming pool, massage cabins, Moroccan and European restaurant All rooms are on the first floor

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Nomadic Tents: Merzouga, 1 nights
Type: Tents

Description: Evening, dinner and private live musical performance in the camps; night under nomadic comfortable tents in double and single accommodation as requested for the whole program. The experience is unique in the setting of tents, the natural environment, the meeting with the locals and the magical rhythms of the gnaoua genre inspired from Sub-Saharan origins. An optional camel ride, at extra cost on site and upon request, is also available. And hopefully a nice sunset and sunrise to all...

Contact info:
desert of Hassi labiad – Merzouga
Hassia Labiad, Morocco
phone: +011212 5 35 57 70 37
Facility amenities: Restrooms available outside of tents are on site for that night, but nature is also nice to be used at times... Nice beds, warm blankets, electricity available in and outside of tents, safety by the presence of local staff.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Western toilets are available on site.

Type: Three-Star Hotel

Description: The Ibis Moussafir Ouarzazate hotel is located in the center of Ouarzazate close to the desert and 10 minutes from the airport. Each of the hotel's 104 rooms is fully equipped with satellite TV, free Wi-Fi Internet access, air conditioning and direct telephone line.

Contact info:
Avenue Moulay Rachid
Ouarzazate, 45000 Morocco
phone: +011212 5 24 89 91 10
web: www.ibishotel.com/gb/hotel-6231-ibis-moussafir-ouarzazate/index.shtml

Room amenities: Airconditioning, Cable / Satellite TV, Operator wake up call, Shower

Facility amenities: 104 rooms fully equipped with satellite TV, free Wi-Fi Internet access, air conditioning and direct telephone line. FOOD & DRINK 24/24H: serving hot dishes and cold snacks Bar open from 10 AM to 11 PM The Ibis breakfast is an 'all-you-can-eat buffet' served between 6.30 and 10 am, combining all the elements of a traditional continental breakfast.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Hotel Atlas Medina: Marrakech, 3 nights
Type: Five-Star Hotel

Description: Atlas Medina & Spa is surrounded by a 12 acre garden in the heart of Marrakech’s Hivernage Square. It offers rooms with private bathrooms, a spa and free parking. .

Contact info:
Avenue Hassan 1er - Marrakech- Maroc
Marrakech, MO Morocco
phone: +212 5 24 33 99 99
web: www.hotelsatlas.com

Room amenities: Air conditioning, heating, bed Twin bed Separable, Bathroom, Toilet .

Facility amenities: Facility Amenities : The Hotel Atlas medina offers rooms all equipped with a direct Dial Telephone, TV gives access to satellite channels. A refrigerator. The air-conditioned rooms at Atlas Medina & Spa come with a TV and private bathroom. Some rooms have a terrace overlooking the pool or garden and all rooms have free Wi-Fi internet Reception open 24 hours on 24, Concierge services, Currency exchange,Wireless Internet Access,library, air conditioning Guests have access to Atlas Medina’s swimming pools and garden with palm trees, as well as spa access available for an additional fee. A fitness center is also offered at the hotel.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Ibis Casa City Center: Casablanca, 1 nights
Type: Three-Star Hotel

Description: The Ibis Moussafir Casablance City Center hotel is a newly opened hotel in the heart of Casablanca. Its unique features are it proximity to the old medina, and its location by the main train station in Casablanca casa-Port. Its is also located 30 minutes away from Mohamed V airport and is a short distance from the sea shore, the old downtown, business district, Hassan II mosque, shopping centers, musems and the port

Contact info:
Angle rue Zaid Ouhmad
Casablanca, Morocco
phone: +212 22 466560
Facility amenities: air conditioning, cable TV, direct dial phone, hair dryer, wake-up call, mini-bar, safety deposit box, voice mail, and offers non-smoking rooms. The hotel offers internet wi-fi connection, a nice restaurant, a bar and offers a 24-hour service.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: US$ 100
rate subject to change

Check out time: 11:30 AM

The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.

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15 nights of accommodations
38 meals: 15 breakfasts, 13 lunches, 10 dinners
14 Expert-led lectures
15 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences
3 Performances


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