MYSTIQUE OF MOROCCO
April 3–15, 2020
Magical moments await you on this
wonderful adventure to explore the
mystique of the Kingdom of Morocco!
Morocco possesses a wealth of opportunities
for the traveler, spectacular landscapes and
fascinating cultural experiences! We invite
you to join us on this incredible adventure!
We will start our journey in Rabat, the
capital of Morocco, with a visit to the Oudais
Kasbah and the elaborately decorated
mausoleum of King Mohammed V. We will
then discover cultural and archaeological
sites from the Imperial city of Meknes to
Volubilis, the best preserved Roman town
in North Africa. Explore kasbahs, medinas,
and souks, and learn about a 1,200-year-old
university heritage important to all of
We will then cross the Atlas Mountains
en route to the Sahara Desert with stops for
spectacular photos. The majestic canyon of
the Ziz Gorge rivals the Grand Canyon and
we will also see the Todra and Dades Gorges.
In the desert, we will experience the berber
way of life as it has existed for centuries
from making bread to preparing and
drinking mint tea.
We will then follow “the route of
1,000 Kasbahs” to reach the desert city
of Quarzazate, an oasis on the edge of
the Sahara Desert. We will continue to the
Kashbah village of Ksour of Ait Ben Haddou,
a World Heritage Site, nestled within ochrecolored
Our final destination is the fabled and
exotic Marrakech. From magnetic Marrakech
to the ancient Phoenician coastal city of
Magador (now called Essaouira), Morocco
offers rich cultural experiences and a
We hope you will be able to join us!
Margaret M. Betchart
President, Betchart Expeditions Inc.
for AAAS, Sigma Xi & ACS
$3,995 + air.
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