Pack your bags for the trip of a lifetime! Join President Jerry Farley and the Washburn Alumni Association for The Magic of Morocco Oct. 31 – Nov. 8, 2008 It’s a magical destination, with splendid sites of Price: $2,450 antiquity, remote Berber Taxes:* $ 329 villages, dramatic mountain vistas, v ibrant cities – and a Total: $2,779 rich culture reflected everyw here you turn... in Per person cost based on lov ingly landscaped gardens, two people sharing one delightful cuisine and even in room. Add $360 if you the intricately-detailed want your own room. ornamentation of mosques Are you an AARP memb er? and homes. With a If so, you’re entitled to a Moroccan tour manager at your side, you’ll experience the wonders $100 discount. of Casablanca, Rabat, Volubilis, Meknes, Fèz and Marrakech, Morocco in this delightful vacation. Your journey to Morocco will *Taxes (subject to change) cover the north and south of this diverse country... with comprehensive sightseeing throughout. Tagine, Harissa, Couscous … they sound exotic and taste delicious. Savor delightful Moroccan cuisine with lunch or dinner included every day. I n addition, breakfast is included daily at the hotels. Price Includ es: Private roundtrip motorcoach transportation between the Washburn campus and the Kansas City International Airport Roundtrip airfare between Kansas City and Casablanca, Morocco Private deluxe motorcoach transportation throughout the itinerary as indicated An English-speaking professional tour manager to accompany the group throughout the travel program Fifteen (15) meals including seven (7) breakfasts, two (2) lunches and six (6) dinners Accommodations at the following Superior First Class hotels: Royal Mansour (Casablanca, Morocco ), La Rabat Hotel (Rabat, Morocco), Zalagh Parc (Fez, Morocco ) and Royal Mirage (Marrakech, Morocco ) All sightseeing excursions and admissions as outlined in the day to day itinerary International airline taxes and fuel surcharges (subject to change) Itinerary: Day 1, Friday, Oct. 31 – Depart Kansas City Meet at the Washburn campus and board the motorcoach for the Kansas City International Airport for your earl y afternoon flight to Casablanca, Morocco. Fl y from Kansas City to Chicago on United Airlines and Chicago to Paris on an overnight flight on Air France. Day 2, Saturday, Nov. 1 – Arrive Casablanca (D) Catch your connecting flight to Casablanca on Air France for an afternoon arrival at Casablanca’s Mohamed V International Airport. Check-in to your hotel, Royal Mansour Hotel, and have dinner later that evening. Overnight in Casablanca. Meals provided: dinner Day 3, Sunday, Nov. 2 - Casablanca / Rabat (B,D) After breakfast, your tour of Casablanca showcases the many faces of Morocco’s largest city, its contemporary urban elements as well as the rich legacy of its French colonial past. Continue to your hotel , La Rabat Hotel, and enjoy an aft ernoon at leisure before dinner. Overnight in Rabat. Meals provided: breakfast and dinner Day 4, Monday, Nov. 3 - Rabat / Moulay Idriss / Volubilis / Meknes / Fèz (B, D) Sightseeing in Rabat, the “Imperial Garden City”, includes the Kasbah of Oudayas, built on a cliff overlooking the ocean, and the beautiful Hassan Tower. Travel through the sacred Islamic town of Moulay Idriss and tour the 3rd century B.C. Roman ruins of Volubilis. Visit Meknes, an ancient imperia l city, before continuing to Fèz and checking in to your hotel, Zalagh Parc Hotel. Overnight in Fèz. Meals provided: breakfast and dinner Day 5, Tuesday, Nov. 4 – Fèz (B, D) Fèz is the oldest of Morocco’s anci ent imperial cities, with a classic Moorish skyline of graceful minarets and green tile roofs set against a picturesque backdrop of rolling hills. Your full day tour includes the medieval Medina, the Medersas – educational institutions that date to the reign of the Sultans, the Karaouine Mosque and University – the oldest in the world – and the beautiful, elaborately-tiled Nejjarine Fountain. In the afternoon visit the famous souks, or markets of Fèz, an excellent place to shop for leather, rugs and beautiful ceramic ware and the invitation to join shopkeepers for tea all create an evocative experience. Overnight in Fèz. Meals provided: breakfast and dinner Day 6, Wednesday, Nov. 5 - Fèz / Marrakech (B,L, D) Travel through the scenic beaut y of Moro cco’s Middle-Atlas Mountains, passing through Ifrane, a charming mountain village, and Immouzer, a friendly Berber town surrounded by rugged gorges and wooded hills. Arrive in Beni Mellal, a bustling highland town nestled between the Middle and High Atlas Mount ains. Enjoy a lunch of Moroccan specialties and then continue to Marrakech where you check -in to your hotel, the Royal Mirage. Overnight in Marrakech. Meals provided: breakfast, lunch and dinner Day 7, Thursday, Nov. 6 – Marrakech (B, L) Enjoy a full day touring the ancient city of Marrakech. Founded 800 years ago by the Almoravides Dynasty, Marrakech is located in the heart of beautiful pine groves surrounded by dramatic snow -capped mountain peaks. This morning, explore the bustling souks and lively Djemaa El Fna Square. Following lunch, visit the lavishly decorated Saadian Tombs and the Dar Si Said Museum – a collection of Moroccan art exhibited in an exquisite palace. Just outside the city, tour the expansive Menara Gardens, created in the 12th century during the reign of the Almohads. Visit the Koutoubia Mosque and Bahia Palace, elaboratel y decorated with painted woodwork, ornate carvings and glazed ceramic tile. In the evening, an optional Fan tasia Moroccan Dinner and Folklore Show is available for $65. Overnight in Marrakech. Meals provided: breakfast and lunch Day 8, Friday, Nov. 7 - Marrakech / Casablanca (B, D) Enjoy a morning at leisure to shop or explore on your own before returning to Casablanca for dinner and an overnight stay at the Royal Mansour Hotel. Overnight in Casablanca. Meals provided: breakfast and dinner Day 9, Saturday, Nov. 8 - Casablanca / Return Home (B) After breakfast, depart from your hotel for Casablanca’s Mohamed V Airport. Check in at the Air France ticket counter for your flight home. Meals provided: breakfast Upon arrival in Kansas City, a private motorcoach will meet and take you to the Washburn University cam pus in Topeka. The following items are not included in the prices shown above: Customary gratuities to the local guides, drivers and interpreters; meals other than those mentioned above, alcoholic and soft drinks, gifts and souvenirs, and other items of a personal nature unless specificall y mentioned as being included in the tour; trip cancellation and luggage insurance; optional tours and excursions. DOCUMENTATION Each participant on the Washburn Morocco Tour must have a valid U.S. Passport with at least 6 months validity remaining upon arrival back in the United States. Visas are not required at this time. DEPOSIT, PAYMENT AND CANCELLATION POLICIES A $350 deposit is due at time of registration and may be paid by check or credit card. Final payment by check is due in the offices of Carlson Wagonlit Travel no later than Friday, July 19, 2008. If final payment is made by credit card, a convenience fee of $80 will be charged. The following fees apply if you cancel your trip: if cancellation is made before Friday, July 19, $50 per person; after Friday, July 19 but on or before Friday, August 22, $400 per person; after Friday, August 22 but on or before Friday, September 12, $950 per person; after Friday, September 12 up to and including the day of departure including “no shows” and cancellation while on tour, an individual will forfeit the entire cost of the tour program. TRAVEL INSURANCE We encourage the use of travel insurance because, unfortunately, things do sometimes happen to interrupt and/or interfere with someone’s travel plans. Travel insurance can be a big help, both emotionally and financially. For those interested, travel insurance is available as extra protection for Accident/Medical/Sickness, Baggage, and Personal Possessions, Trip Cancellation and Interruption at a minimal charge. Please contact Ginger Boring at Carlson Travel for more information. RESPONSIBILITY This tour program is under the management of Carlson Wagonlit Travel of Lawrence, Kansas and Washburn University of Topeka, Kansas who act only as agents for the passenger and, therefore, accept no responsibility in whole or in part for injury, damage, loss, accident, delay, or irregularity which may be occasioned either by reason of defect, through the acts or defaults of any company or person engaged in conveying the passengers or carrying out arrangements of the tour, or as a direct or indirect result of acts of God, or dangerous incident due to fire, breakdown in machinery or equipment, acts of governments or authorities, hostilities, civil disturbances, strikes, riots, theft, pilferage, epidemics, quarantines, medical, or customs regulation. Please note: The features outlined above are based on a minimum number of full paying passengers participating on the program, subject to change pending any currently unforeseen increases in existing tariffs and/or currency exchange rates. For further information contact: Ginger Boring at Carlson Wagonlit Travel, 4104 W. 6t h St., Suite A., Lawrence KS 66049, 1-800-444-4248, e-mail email@example.com. Space is limited, so don’t delay. Make your reservation today! - - -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- - -- -- Reservation Form for Washburn Trip to Morocco Passport Name Passport Name Passport # Expires Passport # Expires Address City State _____ Zip Code ________ Home Phone Day Phone E-mail address Amount Enclosed $______ _ Credit Card # Exp. Date Authorized Signature Credit Card (circle one) VS MC DS AX Make checks payable to Carlson W agonlit Trav el and mail with your completed reserv ation form to: Groups, Carlson W agonlit Travel, 4104 W . 6t h St., Suite A., Lawrence KS 66049 Final payment by credit card will incur an $80 per person convenience fee.