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Morocco Farm Tour

Citrus and Dairy - Markets of Marrakech - The Sahara - Cereals

 

 

Be inspired on Trump Tours’ enchanting tour through Morocco, where the East meets the West in this thriving country located on the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea, just south of Spain. Untouched by destruction, the walled cities give an authentic taste of their tantalizing foods, amazing culture and laid-back lifestyle. Moroccans are well-educated and known as peaceful, accepting people and most of them speak French, Arabic, Berber and English fluently.
Agriculture: Morocco, with its temperate Mediterranean climate, grows a diverse crop ranging from cereal and vegetables to citrus and nuts. Citrus, almonds, argan oil and olives are major exports serving the nearby European markets as well as the Northeastern seaboard of the United States. They are the world’s 3rd largest producers of olives and tangerines. Agriculture employs 40% of the nation’s workforce.

Morocco Farm Tour Date: Feb 7-17, 2022



Entry Requirements: At the moment, you must show proof of vaccine. We will keep abreast of any changes and inform immediately.
Travel Back to United States: At the moment, it is required to have a negative COVID rapid antigen test to enter the United States. This must be done within 72 hours of return flight. We will have a set time to do the test. Cost is $70-100.
Immunizations: Check with your local health professional and / or www.cdc.gov.


Highlights:
• Visit to real farms - high tech and traditional agriculture
• Visit Morocco's 4 imperial cities of Marrakech, Fes, Rabat and Meknes
• Explore timeless Medinas and shop in a “Souk”
• Dinner in a private home in Agadir
• Night in luxury Eco-lodge in Agafay desert
• Overnight in authentic Riad
• Yves Saint Laurent Museum and Jardin Majorelle
• Visit and authentic Berber village and traditional bread baking lesson


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Morocco Agriculture Tour Itinerary


Please arrive to Chicago by 3pm. Trump Tours is happy to assist with connecting flights from your gateway. Depart Chicago to Marrakech with layover in Paris. Meals: Meals on flight

Pass through immigration and customs and you will be met by your Trump Tours tour manager and local tour guide who will remain with you during the entire tour. Transfer to your hotel for check-in. Morocco’s most colorful and magical city, pink-walled Marrakech is a melting pot of medieval souks, age-old traditions, high fashion, fabulous palaces and nightlife. Afternoon tour of Marrakech, one of the 4 imperial cities. Dinner at a local restaurant with traditional entertainment. Check into hotel for 2 nights. Welcome dinner this evening. Hotel: 5* Hotel Marrakech. Meals: D

Breakfast at the hotel. This morning visit the traditional cattle, sheep and goat market held every Wednesday of the week. This is a sight to behold, where thousands of regional farmers have been meeting for hundreds of years with their livestock. Return to Marrakech for lunch. In the afternoon we’ll continue to explore the Marrakech medina, including the Jewish Quarter, Spice Market and Dar Si Said Museum a 19th C. palace with exquisite tilework and wood work. A medina is a distinct historical city section that is typically walled and still is inhabited where one can find a market and shops needed for the locals. A highlight will be a visit to the famous botanical gardens of the Yves Saint Laurent Museum and Jardin Majorelle. Afternoon return to hotel to relax, before dinner at a roof top restaurant with traditional Moroccan food. Meals: B, L, D

Breakfast at the hotel. Drive through the high Atlas Mountains “Ourika Valley” to visit a naturally healing botanical garden where we learn about different herbs and spices. Opportunity for a relaxing foot bath. We visit an authentic Berber village where we will have a light lunch at “Mohamed’s” house. The food is local and delicious. The lady of the house will give us a bread baking lesson. On the way to our desert camp we will visit a citrus farm. Continue on to our luxury eco–lodge in the desert. Literally untouched by development the Agafay desert offers quite the contrast from the hustle and bustle of Marrakech. Option for a camel ride. Dinner will be served at the Desert Lodge. Hotel: Desert Lodge in luxury tent with own bathroom within the tent. Meals: B, L, D

Breakfast at the camp. Visit to a high tech citrus and olive farm. Learn about the water and irrigation challenges and how they use solar energy for electricity. Continue on to another farm to learn about argan trees. Argan trees produce a nut that is pressed for its valuable oil. It is used for edible goods and cosmetics and said to have healing properties. Tour and Lunch at the Winery Val d’Argan a producer of top Moroccan wines. After lunch visit the oldest argan oil women’s cooperative and learn about their mission. Opportunity to shop for oils. Continue on to the idyllic seaside town of Essaouira. Check into your centrally located Riad. A riad is a bed and breakfast in a traditional Moroccan and Andalusian house with an interior garden or courtyard, exquisite tile and handwork detail and palace architecture. Dinner and overnight at the Riad Meals: B, L, D

Breakfast at your Riad. Guided tour of Essaouira, including the Portuguese Scala, the port, the Jewish Quarter and the Medina. You will feel comfortable navigating this town on your own. Afternoon at your leisure to explore or relax in your centrally located Riad. Be sure to explore the town around 5pm when the locals are doing their daily shopping. Dinner at a local seafood restaurant. Hotel: Riad. Meals: B, D

Breakfast at the Riad. Departure to Agadir (ca. 3h). Lunch on own in Agadir. Afternoon visit to the progressive green houses of CTT. The Technology Transfer Center was created in 2005 by the Association of Producers and Exporters of Fruits and Vegetables (APEFEL) in partnership with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Ministry of Agriculture. The CTT plays an important role in experimentation, training and popularization for production techniques for vegetable crops. Return to Agadir and check into your hotel at the beach. Dinner at a local home in Agadir. Hotel: 5* Sofitel Meals: B, D

Happy Valentine’s Day! Breakfast at the hotel. Early transfer to the airport. Flight to Fes, one of the 4 imperial cities. After lunch (on your own) we visit Fes El Bali walled medina, with medieval Moorish architecture, vibrant souks and old-world atmosphere. Fes, founded in the 8th century, is a hallmark of Moorish and Moroccan architecture styles. The Medina with it’s colorful souks, small alleys and shops is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Chouara Tannery from the 11th century is one of the oldest tanneries in the world. Learn how cow, sheep and camel leather is tanned and turned into beautiful leather products. Visits will include the Mederssa Al Bouanania, El Ghazi Museum, the tanneries, Seffarine Copper Market, Mly Driss Mausoleum, Bab Boujloud and the Jewish quarter with the Synagogue. Return to hotel to relax. Dinner at hotel or nearby. Hotel: 5* Hotel Meals: B, D

Breakfast at the hotel. Travel to Meknes one of the 4 imperial cities, to visit one of the top agricultural universities of the country. We will tour the university and have a short presentation on the Moroccan “Green” agricultural project which is a government initiative to support farmers. Visit a progressive greenhouse farm with one of the Morocco’s largest nurseries providing olive, apple, and other stone fruit trees to the market followed by olive tasting to learn about the different types of olive oils. Light lunch followed by a visit to the “Royal Stables” where the sultan used to house over 12,000 horses. Short visit to Meknes to see the monumental Al Mansour Gate with arches and mosaic tiling which is the main ceremonial entrance to the city, the olive and pastry market and a short excursion into the bustling Medina. Return to Fes for overnight. Dinner on your own. Hotel: 5* Hotel Meals: B, L

Breakfast at the hotel. Travel to Rabat, the modern capital of Morocco and home to the Royal Palace. Moors expelled from Spain had a big influence on this area and still evident in the medieval architecture. Resting along the shores of the Bouregreg River and the Atlantic Ocean, it's known for landmarks that speak to its Islamic and French-colonial heritage, including the impressive fortress Kasbah of the Udayas. This Berber-era royal fort is surrounded by formal French-designed gardens and overlooks the ocean. The city's iconic Hassan Tower, a 12th-century minaret, soars above the ruins of a mosque. Inside the 11th-century fortress walls the blue village, a small neighborhood of enchanting winding lanes rimmed by Andalusian-style houses and narrow blue-and-white lanes. The walled Rabat Medina is filled with dozens of traditional shops where you will have the opportunity for last minute shopping. Continue to Casablanca. Time allowing, visit the Mosque Hassan II, the second biggest mosque in the world. Farewell dinner at the famous “Rick’s Café”. Hotel: 5* Casablanca. Meals: B, D

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to airport for flight home. Flight is via Paris and arrives home the same day. Please book onward flights departing after 6:30pm. Meals: B, Meals on flight

 

What's Included


Accommodations

9 nights in superior tourist class accommodations.

Meals

21 Meals: 9 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 8 Dinners

Transportation

Roundtrip airfare Chicago.

Domestic flight Agadir to Fes

Transportation provided in air-conditioned motorcoach.


Included

Sightseeing/technical visits as outlined in itinerary.

Services of full time professional tour manager with agricultural background.

All taxes and fees.

Not Included

COVID testing fees, museum entrances, tour manager and driver tips, passport fees, public transportation, personal items, beverages at meals, travel insurance. Luggage fees may apply. Based on mimimum of 15 participants.

Price

$4,999 per person, based on double occupancy.

Add $600 to guarantee single room.

Morocco Farm Tour Date: Feb 7-17, 2022


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