From the colourful souks and mud-brick Kasbahs of its ancient cities to the sparse fringes of the Sahara, Morocco has been the lure of international travellers for several centuries.
Such contrasts – Berber and Arab, African and European, ancient and modern – have the makings of many a memorable experience.
And Australian-based travel specialist Byroads Travel can showcase much of Morocco’s charm on a personalised 16-day small group Moroccan Mosaic tour, covering both the country’s highlights and a number of lesser-known sights.
Headed by experienced Australian travel expert of 30 years, Steve Mortimer, the tour visits Rabat, Fes, Meknes, Chefchaouen, Tetouan and Essaouira.
Five days will be spent exploring the fabled ‘Kasbah Trail’, on the edge of the Sahara.
Accommodation is mostly in small, boutique hotels and the tour is fully escorted. The next tour begins in Rabat (Casablanca) on the September 14, 2017, with another planned for September 13, 2018.
Price of the 2017 tour is EUR 2550 (about AUD3850) per person, twin share. Return airfares from Australia are additional.