MYSTIQUE OF MOROCCO
April 22-May 4, 2023
Magical moments await you on this
wonderful adventure to explore the
mystique of the Kingdom of Morocco!
This trip is right before our Heritage of
North Africa Expedition to Algeria,
May 4-17, 2023. Together they will give
you an extraordinary look at the heritage
and marvelous landscapes of this part of
We will start our Morocco 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
We will then cross the Atlas Mountains
en route to the Sahara Desert. 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.
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.
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 fascinating heritage.
We hope you will be able to join us!
Margaret M. Betchart
President, Betchart Expeditions Inc.
for AAAS, Sigma Xi & ACS
$4,595 plus air
Betchart travelers June 2022