Mugical Morocco and World Sacred Music Festival

June 14-23, 2019

10 days of Cultural, Musical and magical explorations.

Morocco’s history is a diverse tapestry, as varied as the colors woven into each carpet… Since ancient times Berber Dynasties, Jewish, Islamic, French, Spanish…have brought their own ethnic influence and have together knitted a vibrantly distinct region of West Africa. Journey into Morocco’s heart through its food, culture , Music and magic to better understand this exciting nation and passionate people.

We will travel Morocco to many cities, villages and ever changing geographic nature, explorations of Cultures, “museum of Life” and variety of tribal local music and Magic…

This is a cultural, Culinary (naturally) journey for music lovers and for the ones who are interested in personal growth and gaining life enhancing tools while having a joyful experiences of a lifetime…

We will also visit the “World sacred Music Festival in Fes”- an opportunity for many wonderful concerts and meeting people from around the world.

*Upon arrival in Casablanca airport, you’ll be picked up- watch for “Mugical-Morocco” sign at the reception area. (for pick up on other times that the tour arrival day, please request ahead of time (for a fee).

Departure from Marrakech airport.

Why you will love this tour:

  • Under the eye of a local tour guide, feel like you’ve travelled back to the Middle Ages in the labyrinthine medina of Fes
  • Drive through scenic ever changing geography, cities and traditional villages in the Atlas Mountains. understand the culture and tradition of an indigenous population who have stood the test of time
  • For many people, their dream of Morocco is a camel trek or walk through the dramatic red dunes of the Sahara Desert This trip provides you with the opportunity to do just that
  • Take a guided tour through Marrakech’s lively medina and join the nightly carnival of fortune-tellers, dancers and medicine men in Jama’ el-Fna square.
  • We will enjoy varied and wonderful accommodations including 4* Hotels, Riad, Dar and a wonderful place with no title 🙂
  • Enjoy , trance and heal with variety of Moroccan music at the Sacred Music Festival and along the way.
  • Visit local home, meet great people outside and in the group. Our groups become like family.
  • Life enhancing Journey.

Itinerary

Day 01: Casablanca

We will be greet you at Casablanca airport and transfer to the hotel.

The ones who arrive early that day (or the day before) we’ll have a full day of explorations including Orientation tour of Casablanca while we visit the only Jewish museum in a Muslim country, architectural tour of the city, it may feature the downtown colonial area, walls of the medina (old city), a look at the impressive Hassan ll mosque, Visit services at a Jewish synagogue.
Short orientation, Dinner Included) and Accommodations

Day 2: Casablanca-Fes

After Breakfast, we’ll take of  to Fes.We’ll arrive Fes in the afternoon in time for the concerts of the World sacred Music Festival. Dinner at our riad and go to the eve concert of the “World sacred Music Festival” (optional)

Breakfast and dinner included.

Day 3: Fes

Undeniably fascinating, Fez stimulates the senses with its haunting yet beautiful sounds, visual splendor, and evocative smells. The most ancient of imperial capitals and the most complete medieval city of the Islamic world, Fez is reminiscent of a city suspended in time, unfazed by the constantly evolving world outsides its walls, owing nothing to the Western world save electricity. Time spent in Fez will reveal much about the sophistication of the Moroccan artisan, providing an unparalleled learning experience to those who cross its path. The morning will be spent visiting a local clay factory, beautiful products made the same way for hundreds of years, from earth to magnificent finished pieces… visit the worldly known Tanneries of Fes…break for lunch at a Moroccan restaurant and will continue to explore the Medina and shop…

In the afternoon, free to join the concerts of the “World Sacred Music Festival”  may start around 4pm and offer about 3-4 concerts at different venues in the city.

Breakfast and dinner included.

Day 4: Fes- Sahara

The journey today takes us through  Ifrane which is also known as “Moroccan Switzerland” continue through the middle Atlas mountains, This area is classic berber area, the people are considered Semi-Nomadic, owning homes but spending a great deal of time following their flocks. This drive takes most of the day, We’ll stop for lunch in Midelt, coffee/bathroom breaks, drive through Errachidia and arrive directly for the 4 x4 ride to camel ride to the Sahara dunes, dinner and stay in the loudest silence you’ve ever experienced…1,000,000 star hotel…:)

Dinner in the Desert and night in tents

** Note: You may have an option to stay in the beautiful hotel on the edge of the desert if you’d rather not ride camels to the Sahara.(Must request when registering)

Breakfast and Dinner included

Day 5: Sahara

After tea and early camel trek out of the dunes, We will have a breakfast and the free day to relax and enjoy the beautiful desert space, pool, massage….

After Dinner we’ll have one of the best Gnaoua music band, play , sing, dance, enjoy…

Breakfast and Dinner included

Day 6: Sahara- Ouarzazate

After breakfast, we’ll take off through Erfoud to Tinghir ,where we’ll have lunch with local Touareg (Blue People) and then to the beautiful Todra Gorge, driving the beautiful road of 1,000 Kasbaha, Dades Valley, visit a Kasbah before we arrive in Ouarzazate for dinner and night in a beautiful Dar.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Day 7: Ouarzazate- Ourika Valley

After breakfast we’ll drive the high Atlas mountains, stop at the top Tizi N Tichka Pass for lunch. We will discover a remarkable region characterized by the magnificence, beauty of its landscapes dominated by Berber villages and their farms.Arrive at our Beautiful, special and warm accommodations at Ourika valley.

We’ll have dinner and then dance, sing and enjoy with the local Ah’ouach musicians and dancers.

Breakfast and Dinner included

Day 8: Ourika valley-Marrakech

Following delicious breakfast, we’ll journey to Marrakech. This unique city is located where the desert and mountains meet. Known is the “Pearl of the South” or the Red City it was established in the 11th century by the Almoravide Dynasty. Later in the afternoon we’ll go on an introductory tour of monumental Marrakech featuring ramparts and gates, gardens and Jamaa el Fna square where we’ll enjoy a mint tea at the roofs of Café Argana overlooking the never ending entertainment of this square.

Option to join a cooking class (For a fee)

Breakfast and dinner included

Day 9: Marrakech

We will devote our morning to the exploration of Marrakech’s many historical sites, including the Saadian Tombs, the Dar Si Said Museum, the Bahia Palace, and the city’s focal point: the 12th century Koutoubia Minaret. After lunch, we will have an opportunity to visit the souks, a plethora of alleyways with multicolored shops, and the Jamaa El Fna Square, where snake charmers, acrobats, and fortune-tellers put on a never-ending show.

Usually the day will end with dinner and a musical evening at a local Family home and a group of Dekka Marrakchia or Tkitikat, Dakka Marrakchia is considered as a musical genre for male groups and is produced by polyrhythmic percussion and choral chants.

Lots of rhythms, trance, spiritual, funny and joyful…

We’ll have our last night, end of tour ceremony.

Breakfast and Dinner included

Day 10: Marrakech- airport.

End for an amazing, exhilarating, cultural, spiritual and joyful experience…

In the morning , We will travel to the Marrakech Airport for your flight back home.

Note: In order to save over 4hrs drive to Casablanca airport and the risk of loosing night sleep if you have to catch a flight early in Casablanca, we choose to depart from Marrakech airport.

***Note: Book your return flight from Marrakech.

Breakfast included

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Included and Not

  • 9 nights’/10 days accommodation Half Board in Hotels (mostly 4*) and Riads, as indicated in the itinerary two meals daily.
  • Land Transportation in a deluxe bus throughout the journey.
  • 4X4 and Camels in the Sahara Bivouac over the dunes
  • Services of guides and escort.
  • Music bands as indicated in Itinerary.
  • Tickets to monuments and museums are not included.
  • Tickets to World Sacred Music Festival are not included.
  • Tips are not included
  • Itinerary may change without early notice.
  • The pace, culture, values and timing in Morocco are very different than ours, please expect delays and changes already! We still can have great and deep exploration and much fun.
  • Please make sure to purchase a travel insurance when you purchase your air ticket. (Must)

Travel Insurance is required! (You can get via your travel agent or I can suggest the co. I use.)

  • Make sure you have your passport ready and valid.(min 6 months)
  • I’ll be happy to introduce you to my travel agent if need help with airplane tickets.

Can’t wait for another mugical journey.

NOTE: You may want to book your flight back from Marrakech.

Questions? Email me

The Tour includes:

  • Transfer to and from airport on the date tour starts. (We can help arrange if you choose to arrive the night before the tour, for a fee)
  • Accommodations in mostly 4 stars hotels & beautiful Riad as indicated in Itinerary or similar.
  • Half board (Two meals a day)
  • Land transportation .
  • Services of English-speaking guides .
  • Hotel taxes and service charges.
  • Camel ride to the Sahara Dunes.(where applicable)
  • Activities listed in itinerary.

Does Not Include:

  • Air tickets / Flights
  • One meal a day
  • Incidentals of a personal nature.
  • Tips and gratuities. (see FAQ)
  • Tickets for the World Sacred Music Festival concerts are not included.
  • Entrance fees to monuments as mentioned in the itinerary, are not included.

Your part:

Note: Please remember to book your flight to/ from Morocco and have a valid passport (min 6 months from the end date of traveling). It is your responsibility to be at airport ON TIME in order to be picked up and meet with the group (within 24 hrs).

  • Please make sure to purchase travel insurance when you purchase your air ticket. Required! Your travel Insurance is your only source of claim.
  • If you need help with air ticket or Travel insurance, I’ll be happy to hook you up with my agent.
  • Make sure to complete all forms: Registration & Terms, your Travel Insurance policy # and your payment(s).

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Use our easy online payment feature (buttons above), cash or check, made payable to:
Dror Sinai
PO Box 3226
Santa Cruz, California 95063

Include the tour name and dates. Space is limited. Register and pay ASAP!!!

Cancellation:

In the case of cancellation of the tour owing to insufficient number of registered participants 14 days before tour date- Receive full refund less $100 Travel agent fee handling charge per person – will be made to participants .

In the case of individual cancellation after the final payment date- there will be no refunds.
In the case of cancellation of an individual within the group owing to ill health that would prevent the individual from traveling (with doctor certificate), death of a close member in the family, and/or accident, or any other reason at all- she/him should negotiate the refund from the Travel Insurance previously contracted.

Your travel insurance policy is your only source to Claim*. Itinerary may change without early notice.

*The pace, culture, values and timing in Morocco are very different than ours. With mindfulness, respect, curiosity and joy We are going to have a great and deep exploration and much fun.