An Islamic Journey Through Morocco
These tours can accommodate children as well as grandparents, a great family bonding experience!
Highlights Can Include:
- Specially customized programs for groups
- Private music performances
- Lectures by Islamic scholars
- Guided visits to important holy sites
Islamic journeys can be especially designed for groups of Muslims, curious to experience all this country has to offer. We'll visit important holy cities, such as Moulay Idriss and Chefchaouen, and a myriad of marabouts and mosques, with the possibility to worship within. Our skilled local guides will enlighten us as we visit the magnificent mosque of Hassan II in Casablanca and medersas and monuments in Marrakech. They will introduce us to Fes, the most intact Islamic city in the world, filled with characteristic Islamic buildings, decoration and calligraphy, all essential requirements in prayer and Muslim urban life.
In our detailed programs, we can include lectures and encounters with anthropologists and Islamic scholars, artists and musicians, all sharing their insights on the influence of their religion in their personal and professional lives. And there will be time for Duhur and ‘Asr prayers along the way, stopping at appropriate places. You will truly have a unique experience in this emerging country, whose late colonization allows us the rare opportunity to see such a rich and ancient culture thriving in the 21st century.
This welcoming country has been called "Land of the Farthest West”, as it is located on the west coast of Africa, and closer to the U.S. than Portugal! Long a friend of the United States, it enthusiastically offers its hospitality to American visitors. Along with exposure to the cultural and religious aspects of Morocco, there will be opportunities to see, first hand, ancient techniques still used in the creation of textiles, brass and wood work, jewelry and leather goods. Excellent roads and private transportation, comfortable hotels of all levels, and delicious cuisine combine to offer your group an unforgettable experience.
The following is a sample outline, which can be modified to reflect a group's requests. Prayer stops will be scheduled appropriately:
DAY 01 CASABLANCA to RABAT
Tour of Hassan II mosque in Casablanca, the only one open to non-Muslims. Drive to Rabat for a city tour.
DAY 02 RABAT
City tour, visit medersa and zaouia in Sale
DAY 03 RABAT to SIDI ALI to MOULAY IDRISS
Guided visits to holy sites and pilgrimage centers
DAY 04 CHAOUEN
Guided city tour, lecture on appropriate subject
DAY 05 CHAOUEN to FES
Morning drive to Fes; Duhur prayer in Fes mosque; afternoon city tour; Malhoun music performance
DAY 06 FES
Lecture on this spiritual and intellectual city; city tour led by Islamic scholar
DAY 07 FES to BENI MELLAL to MARRAKECH
Full day drive with prayer stops en route
DAY 08 MARRAKECH
Guided city tour, lecture
DAY 09 MARRAKECH
Optional free day or additional planned actitivies
DAY 10 MARRAKECH to ESSAOUIRA
Morning drive to Atlantic coast town of Essaouira; walking tour of charming village, visits to zaouias
DAY 11 ESSAOUIRA to CASABLANCA
Drive to Casablanca, ocean-side lunch stop; farewell dinner
DAY 12 CASABLANCA to USA
Morning transfer to airport for return home
Additional activities could include a few days in the dunes of the Sahara, a visit to Volubilis Roman ruins with Islamic scholar, Sufi music performance, and many others, depending upon your group's special interests.
Contact us for more information.