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									  Day 17 Thursday 22 September                   High Atlas Mountain peaks. Accompanied                       Day 22 Tuesday 27 September
                                                 by local guides you also take a mule ride
MARRAKESH: A full day’s sightseeing start-       through this gloriously scenic region.                   DUBAI: Today you have a half day tour of
ing with the old medina and the La Bahia         Tonight you dine on traditional Moroccan                 cosmopolitan Dubai. Your route takes you to
Palace, once home to a harem. Each room          dishes at La Fantasia whilst being                       the magnificent Jumeirah Mosque, the largest
varies in size according to the importance of    entertained by traditional singers, dancers,             and most spectacular example of Islamic
each wife or concubine. Next you visit the el-   musicians and the fabulous Berber                        architecture in the Emirates. In Bastakia you will
Badi Palace, it is said that this palace once    horsemen.                                                see the old wind-tower houses and the 150 year
had more than 360 rooms decorated in Su-         Breakfast ● Dinner                                       old Al Fahidi Fort. Built to defend Dubai from
danese gold, ivory, Italian marble, semi-        Overnight Marrakesh                                      attacks from the sea, the fort now houses the
precious stones and cedar wood. You con-                                                                  Dubai Museum. From here you continue your
tinue on to the Koutoubia Mosque who’s                                                                    journey by Abra to the Creek, a bustling
minaret was a direct model for the Giralsa in                                                             waterway which divides traditional Dubai from
Seville and the Hassan Tower in Rabat. The                                                                the modern metropolis. A visit to the gold and
Saadian Tombs, with their wonderful archi-                                                                spice souks is also included in the tour. Good
tecture and beautiful gardens is a real gem.                                                              bargains may be found by astute buyers at
Djemaa El-Fna Plaza is a focal point of Mar-                                                              these fabulous markets. The afternoon is at




                                                                                                                                                                     Heading
rakesh and a must see, especially in the                                                                  your leisure.
evening when open air food stalls, jugglers,                                                              Breakfast
snake charmers, storytellers and magicians                                                                Overnight Dubai
will entertain and delight you.
Breakfast
Overnight Marrakesh
                                                  Day 20 Sunday 25 September
                                                 MARRAKESH-CASABLANCA: You have
                                                 a free morning before departing for
                                                 Casablanca. Tonight you have a farewell
                                                 dinner at the prestigious Rick’s Café.
                                                 Based on the mythical saloon in the 1942
                                                 film ‘Casablanca’ you can just imagine
                                                 Humphrey Bogart saying ‘sing it again
                                                 Sam’ as he gazes into Ingrid Bergman’s
                                                 eyes. Enjoy the food, the pianist, the
                                                 entertainment and be transported back to
                                                 the days of mystery and intrigue in                        Day 23 Wednesday 28 September
                                                 ‘Casablanca’.
                                                 Breakfast ● Dinner                                       DUBAI-MELBOURNE: An early flight from
                                                 Overnight Casablanca                                     Dubai to Melbourne where you will board a
   Day 18 Friday 23 September                                                                             connecting flight to Adelaide.
                                                                                                          Breakfast ● Meals in flight
MARRAKESH:                                                                                                Overnight in flight
Today is a day of
leisure for you to                                                                                           Day 24 Thursday 29 September
shop, explore or
relax in a hamman                                                                                         MELBOURNE-ADELAIDE: Arrive Adelaide mid
bath, have a                                                                                              morning.
massage or just
enjoy Marrakesh
from a sidewalk
café.
Breakfast
Overnight
Marrakesh
                                                  Day 21 Monday 26 September
 Day 19 Saturday 24 September
                                                 CASABLANCA-DUBAI: This morning you
MARRAKESH-IMLIL-MARRAKESH: Today                 have some free time before your flight to
you have an excursion into the High Atlas        Dubai. On arrival in Dubai you are taken to
Mountains. First stop is Imlil, a small Berber   your hotel for the next two nights.
village located at the head of the Mizane        Meal in flight
Valley near Jebel Toubkal, the highest of the    Overnight in Dubai
E&OE


                                                    EDUCATIONAL and CULTURAL TOURS

                                       T (08) 8223 1272 ● F (08) 8232 3690 ● E tours@wea-sa.com.au                                                                     6th September - 29th September 2011
                                                     223 Angas Street, Adelaide SA 5000

           TTA 183
                                                                  Photographs: Christopher; bachmont; austinvans; sielong; anjci; Ahron d’Leeuw; Miguel frutos
                                                                                                                                                                 ...enriching lives through cultural exchange
                                                                                                                                                          opportunity. The evening is yours to enjoy          nomad’s tent. (Option to remain at the          grandeur and sheer uniqueness of the
       Casablanca ● Rabat ● Asilah ● Tangier ● Chefchaouen                                                                                                wandering around the souks and the                  Merzouga Kasbah overnight if booked by          Dades Gorge will amaze and delight those
                                                                                                                                                          medina,                                             balance due date.)                              who make the journey.
        Meknes ● Fez Merzouga ● Sahara Desert ● Zagora                                                                                                    sampling                                            Breakfast ● Dinner                              Breakfast
                                                                                                                                                          some of
       Ouarzazate ● Taroudant ● Essaouira ● Marrakesh● DUBAI                                                                                              the great
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Overnight in Berber nomad tent                  Overnight Ouarzazate

                                                                                                                                                          Moroccan                                             Day 10 Thursday 15 September                     Day 13 Sunday 18 September
                                                                                                                                                          food.



M
              orocco is an ancient land of great history and complexity. It
                                                                                                                                                          Breakfast                                                                                           OUARZAZATE-AIT BENHADDOU-
              is a complete technicolour of Africa and the world of Islam                                                                                                                                     MERZOUGA-D’RAA VALLEY-ZAGORA:                   TAROUDANT:
              and an absolute sensory overload. The original inhabitants of                                                                               Overnight                                           An early morning start to see the sunrise       Today you depart for the oasis caravan town
              Morocco, the Berber’s, have experienced a series of invaders                                                                                Fez                                                 over the desert is an amazing experience        of Taroudant via the spectacular UNESCO
including the Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Romans, Vandals, Arabs and                                                                                                                                          and wonderful photo opportunity.                World Heritage village of Ait Ben-Haddou
more recently the Portuguese and French, each one leaving its particular                                                                                     Day 7 Monday 12 September                        Following breakfast you return by camel to      which has some of the regions most exotic
mark upon the history and culture of this fascinating country. The                                                                                                                                            your Merzouga Kasbah to freshen up.             and best preserved Kasbahs. Travelling on
Kasbahs, Medinas and Souks, bustling with excitement, colour and                                                                                          FEZ: You have a free day to continue your           You then continue your explorations of the      you pass through the beautiful Souss Valley,
activity are a veritable treat for the visitor. Immerse yourself in the rugged                                                                            exploration of the city’s UNESCO designated         desert, your route taking you past the rug-     the principal saffron growing area of Mo-
beauty of the High Atlas Mountains, the stunning gorges and forests of                                                                                    medina and souks. There are many                    ged Jbel Saghro Mountains before reach-         rocco, before arriving at the walled town of
cedar and pine, oasis surrounded by date palms, Roman ruins, Islamic                                                                                      interesting museums, gardens and galleries          ing the seemingly endless date palm             Taroudant with its colourful medina and
architecture and a magical blending of cultures and cuisines await your                                                                                   to while away the hours. Or you may just wish       groves of the D’raa Valley.                     souks.
discovery in this intriguing land. Join WEA Travel on a voyage of                                                                                         to relax in a café with the locals and enjoy the    Next you arrive in the old desert caravan       Breakfast ● Dinner
discovery. The tour concludes with a relaxing two night stop-over in                                                                                      ambiance of this vibrant city. Fez is renowned      town of Zagora
                                                                                                                                                          for its cuisine and tonight you can judge for                                                       Overnight Taroudant
Dubai.                                                                                                                                                                                                        where you spend the
                                                                                                                                                          yourself with a dinner at a traditional riad with
                                                                                                                                                          your fellow passengers.
                                                                                                                                                                                                              night.                                            Day 14 Monday 19 September
Tour Leader: Dr. Rosemary Nursey-Bray PhD, MA (Drama), BA (Hons)                                                                                                                                              It is not far from this
                                                                                                                                                          Breakfast ● Dinner                                  town that the famous                            TAROUDANT-AGADIR-ESSAOUIRA: After
Rosie has lived in England, France, Italy, Zimbabwe, East Africa and
Northern Ireland and has travelled extensively throughout the world. She                                                                                  Overnight Fez                                       sign " Timbouctou:                              breakfast you head for the Atlantic coast
is a guide for the Art Gallery of South Australia and has successfully led                                                                                                                                    52 days" can be                                 stopping along the way at the beachside city
several tours for WEA Travel including Russia, Vietnam, Spain and                                                                                            Day 8 Tuesday 13 September                       found. If you were to                           of Agadir. After the 1960 earthquake Agadir
Portugal.                                                                                                                                                                                                     travel by a traditional                         had to be rebuilt and is now a modern
                                                                                                                                                          FEZ-IFRANE-MIDELT-ERFOUD-
Tour includes: Adelaide to Adelaide airfares ● Hotel accommodation ●                                                                                                                                          camel caravan the                               European style resort. Essaouira is a
                                                                                                                                                          MERZOUGA: Making you way south you pass
WEA Tour Leader ● Local Guides ● Entrance fees ● Desert Camp Stay●                                                                                                                                            time indicated would                            complete contrast with its fascinating blend of
                                                                                                                                                          through cedar and pine forests towards the
Camel Safari ● Mule trek ● Cultural dinner’s ● Dubai stop-over ● Pre &                                                                                                                                        be correct.                                     Moroccan and Portuguese colonial
                                                                                                                                                          Middle Atlas Mountains. Driving through Ifrane
Post tour meetings ● Comprehensive tour pack                                                                                                                                                                  Breakfast                                       architecture and history. Be enthralled by the
                                                                                                                                                          you begin to climb into the High Atlas
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Overnight Zagora                                whitewashed streets, the picturesque squares
                                                                                                                                                          Mountains before the spectacular decent
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              and ancient walls which surround the city.
                                                                                                                                                          along the road which follows the valley carved

                               24 days $6780
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Essaouira is also the haunt of many local and
                                                                                                                                                          by the Ziz River. You will be rewarded with a         Day 11 Friday 16 September
                                                                                        twin share + taxes                                                bird’s eye view of the beautiful Ziz Gorge with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              international artists so you might be tempted
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              to make a purchase.
                                                                                                                                                          its vast date palm groves. Following the path       ZAGORA-TAMGROUTE-OUARZAZATE:
                                           Single $730 + taxes ● Balance due 28 June 2011                                                                 of the Ziz River you come to Erfoud before          Leaving Zagora after breakfast you make
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Breakfast
                                                                                                                                                          heading south-east to Merzouga, a small             your way to Tamgroute, renowned for its         Overnight Essaouira
                                                                                                                                                          Berber village situated on the edge of the          distinctive green pottery and ancient
                                                     allows, the Necropolis of Chellah situated in                                       Volubilis        spectacular Sahara Desert sand dunes known          Koranic library. If the library is open you      Day 15 Tuesday 20 September
   Day 1 Tuesday 6 September                         the ruins of the Roman town of Sala Collonia.                                       where you        as Erg Chebbi.                                      may be able to see some of its many
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ESSOUIRA: You have a morning tour of
ADELAIDE-MELBOURNE-DUBAI: After                      Leaving Rabat in the afternoon you continue                                         can explore      Breakfast ● Dinner                                  manuscripts including medieval illuminated
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Essaouira including the Portuguese colonial
meeting with your fellow passengers you take         north to the relaxed coastal town of Asilah.                                        the ancient      Overnight Merzouga                                  medical, mathematical and religious
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ramparts and the UNESCO World Heritage
a flight to Dubai via Melbourne.                     This ancient town which has been settled since                                      ruins and                                                            manuscripts. Driving north-west you arrive
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              designated Medina and souks. The after-
Meal in flight                                       Phoenician times is our home for the night and                                      astounding       Day 9 Wednesday 14 September                        in the old garrison town of Ouarzazate
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              noon is free for you to relax or continue your
                                                     where you will enjoy a Welcome Dinner with                                          mosaics. You                                                         which is strategically located on the
Overnight in flight                                                                                                                                       MERZOUGA DESERT CAMP: Today you                                                                     exploration of this beautiful town.
                                                     your fellow passengers.                             then visit the UNESCO World Heritage                                                                 crossroads of the old desert routes. Here
                                                                                                                                                          have a morning tour to the Berber forts in                                                          Breakfast
                                                     Breakfast ● Welcome Dinner                          imperial city of Meknes, often called the                                                            there will be time to visit the local Glaoui
  Day 2 Wednesday 7 September                                                                            Versailles of Morocco. The impressive gates      the Merzouga and Rissani region. The                Kasbah Taorirt. The town is often referred to   Overnight Essaouira
                                                     Overnight Asilah
                                                                                                         of Bab el Mansour greet you to this ancient      Berbers of this region are famous for their         as the Hollywood of the Sahara because of
DUBAI-CASABLANCA: An early morning                          Day 4 Friday 9 September                     city and, although smaller than other imperial   striking indigo blue gandoras and turbans.          the many films that have been shot there
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Day 16 Wednesday 21 September
connecting flight from Dubai to Casablanca                                                               cities is no less charming. The Mausoleum of     Explore the fossil quarries near Erfoud and         and it is most certainly the movie making       ESSOUIRA-MARRAKESH: Relax before
and your first taste of Morocco awaits you.          ASILAH-TANGIER-CHEFCHAOUEN:                         Moulay Ismail, Heri es Souani and the            the Moroccan village of Khamlea, famous             capital of Morocco.                             departing for the imperial city of Marrakesh,
After checking into your hotel you have an           Continuing north today you make your way to         medina are well worth a visit. You continue      for its singers. Before returning to Merzouga       Breakfast ● Dinner                              known as the ‘Jewel of the South’. It is sur-
orientation tour of this bustling, cosmopolitan      Tangier, the Mediterranean gateway to Africa.       on to Fez, your home for the next three          to relax at your Kasbah you will visit a local      Overnight Ouarzazate                            rounded by the snowy peaks of the Atlas
city. Discover the Corniche, the Plaza of            Tangier is a fascinating mix of African, Spanish    nights.                                          Berber family to share tea with them and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Mountains and
Mohamed V and the Hassan II Mosque                   and French culture with a rich and exotic past.                                                      learn the art of henna body painting. In the
                                                                                                         Breakfast                                                                                             Day 12 Saturday 17 September                   the red stone
before returning to your hotel for a relaxing        Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds of this      Overnight Fez                                    late afternoon you take a camel safari into
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              walls and ram-
evening.                                             blended city as you explore the Medina, the                                                          the sand dunes to watch the sun set over            OUARZAZATE-DADES GORGE-                         parts of the old
Meals in flight                                      Grotto of Hercules and Cape Malabata, which            Day 6 Sunday 11 September                     the world’s most fabled desert. You spend           OURZAZATE: Today you have a choice;             city. Marrakesh is
Overnight Casablanca                                 provides spectacular views across town and                                                           the night camping in a traditional Berber           you may wish to enjoy a day of leisure for      said to weave a
                                                     the Gibraltar Straits. You continue on your         FEZ: One of Morocco’s oldest imperial cities                                                         your own personal explorations or some          magic spell on all
   Day 3 Thursday 8 September                        journey to the beautifully situated Riff Mountain   Fez, is one of the largest medieval cities in                                                        well earned relaxation or you can join the      who visit her; it is
                                                     village of Chefchaouen.                             the world. You have a full day’s sightseeing
                                                                                                                                                                                                              tour to Dades Gorge. The journey out to         exuberant, vi-
CASABLANCA-RABAT-ASILAH: Your                        Breakfast                                           today including: the old walled medina,
discovery of this fascinating country begins in
                                                                                                                                                                                                              the Gorge takes you along the Road of a         brant and colour-
                                                     Overnight Chefchaouen                               Madrasa Bou Inania, the Kairaouine Mosque
earnest today with your first port of call, the                                                                                                                                                               Thousand Kasbahs and through the                ful. Soak in the
                                                                                                         and Mirhab, Souk Ain Allou (leather), Souk
imperial city of Rabat, the capital of the               Day 5 Saturday 10 September                                                                                                                          Roses Valley and the Berber village of El       atmosphere and
                                                                                                         Attarine (spices), Souk au Henne (henna and
Kingdom of Morocco. Here you embark on a                                                                                                                                                                      K’elaa M’Gouna. This village is famous          enjoy the experi-
                                                                                                         Khol), Fez el Jidid, the Royal Palace, Bab
                                                     CHEFCHAOUEN-VOLUBILIS-MEKNES-FEZ:                                                                                                                        for the Berber daggers made in the local        ence.
city tour which includes: Oudaia Kasbah, the                                                             Dekakene and the Mellah (old Jewish
                                                     Travelling through the Riff Mountains you make                                                                                                           collective. Set deep in the desert              Breakfast
Hassan Tower, the Mohammed V                                                                             quarter). Enjoy the views across Fez from the
                                                     your way south to the ancient Roman town of                                                                                                              landscape the spectacular and savage            Overnight Marrakesh
Mausoleum, the Royal Palace and, if time                                                                 16th C Borj Nord Fortress, a great photo

								
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