Feb 28, 2021 — Mar 13, 2021

Moroccan Discovery

With Norm Olsen

About this Trip

On this singular small group tour, experience a truly foreign land, an age-old culture, and genuinely hospitable people.  A 14-day exploration of this country of dramatic contrasts takes you from seaside Rabat to the desert towns of Erfoud and Ouarzazate and through the snow-topped High Atlas.  Along a journey featuring the many cultural treasures of Fez, Marrakech, and Casablanca – and five UNESCO sites – encounter Roman ruins, an ancient caravan route, spirited souks, and fascinating medinas bustling with snake charmers and spice merchants.  Dine with local people in a private home and in a family-run riad.  Admire dramatic Todra Gorge and the village of Ait ben-Haddou.  Visit the world’s oldest continually operating university, and marvel at one of the world’s largest Islamic houses of worship – magnificent Hassan II Mosque.  Riding out on camelback to the Sahara, watch the sun set over the breathtaking dunes.  We will add special Council briefings and meetings to the final itinerary – a hallmark of our programs.

$5,879 including airfare from Boston, New York, Wash, DC (other gateways available)

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About the Lecturer

Norm Olsen is a former Senior United States Foreign Service Officer. He served for 26 years. His professional skills and experience include negotiations, contact work, team-building and management, economic development, USAID project monitoring, peacekeeping, and award-winning political, economic and security analysis, in both benign and hostile environments. He has served in Europe, Jamaica, the Marshall Islands, and the Middle East, where he served for nine years in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

For every tour we require each individual participant to fill out a Passenger Information Form.  When filling out the form, you will need your passport information readily available. All information will be kept strictly confidential.

"I've been on one other trip through WAC – so I knew it would be great – and it was!"

Ann Zirkle, VA