Friends of Jerry Morocco PRE-TOUR

This PRE-TOUR precedes our special trip to Morocco: Jerry Sorkin & Friends

Friends of Jerry Morocco PRE-TOUR
Tuesday, April 30 to May 3, 2024
and Tuesday, September 3 to 6, 2024

Tuesday,  April 30/September 3 
Arrival in Tangier

Today, in addition to visiting more of Tangier in the morning, you depart for a drive through northern Morocco stopping in some smaller villages, with eventual arrival to Chefchaouen. Known as the blue city, which will be evident upon your arrival. The city was settled at the end of the 15th century by Muslim and Jewish Spaniards and Portuguese who were fleeing the forced conversion order by Spain’s Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand. This charming village will be your base for the night. Overnight in Tangier.  (L, D)

Upon your arrival in Tangier, your guide will warmly welcome you. Take a day to unravel the tales of this captivating city, once frequented by renowned writer Paul Bowles. Tangier, known for its vibrant nightlife during World War II, was a place where forbidden indulgences preceded the infamous Las Vegas tagline: What happens in Tangier, stays in Tangier!

 

Note: For those considering a Spanish prelude to Morocco, a convenient hovercraft service connects Algeciras, Spain, to Tangier.

Tangier-Algeciras Ferry, Tickets, Schedules | Ferryhopper 

Many civilizations have made Tangier a home. The Phoenicians settled here before the 10th century BC, Carthaginians, Greeks, Romans and more traversed Tangier. In 1923, the colonial powers named it an international city, which led to its reputation where spies and intrigue mixed in the city’s many cafes and restaurants. In the 1970’s, Tangier earned a reputation as being a place young backpackers could come and enjoy hashish and kif!

Tangier has not lost its fascination. Dinner tonight will introduce you to Moroccan cuisine and more. The music of Morocco is heard most everywhere; from cafes, restaurants and if you are so inclined…from nightclubs which are prevalent in Tangier. Dinner and overnight in Tangier. (Dinner served)

Wednesday, May 1/September 4
Rif Mountains and Chefchaouen

Today, in addition to visiting more of Tangier in the morning, you depart for a drive through northern Morocco stopping in some smaller villages, with eventual arrival to Chefchaouen. Known as the blue city, which will be evident upon your arrival. The city was settled at the end of the 15th century by Muslim and Jewish Spaniards and Portuguese who were fleeing the forced conversion order by Spain’s Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand. This charming village will be your base for the night. Overnight in Chefchaouen.  (B, L, D) 

Thursday, May 2/September 5 – Chefchaouen / Casablanca

This morning, you tour Chefchaouen, primarily by foot, learning more about the history of this small town.  Following lunch, you depart Chefchaouen and head towards Morocco’s largest city, Casablanca, your base for the night, approximately five hours south. Overnight in Casablanca. (B, L, D)

Friday, May 3/September 6 – Rendezvous with Morocco trip participants arriving today…

Following breakfast at your hotel, you will be taken to the Casablanca airport rendezvous with those who are joining the main tour. In addition to having the new and expanded group of travelers joining, we will also be introducing you to your new guide who will be with you during your stay in Morocco. (B)

 

Hotels

Tangier: Nord Pinus or similar
https://www.nordpinustanger.com/hotel/

Chefchaouen: Lina Ryad and Spa or similar
https://www.linaryad.com/the-ryad/

Casablanca: Hyatt Regency
https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/morocco/hyatt-regency-casablanca/casab

Morocco pre-tour Inclusions

  • Airport transfers
  • English speaking guide and private coach with driver
  • Activities and entrances to all sites in this itinerary
  • Accommodation in double rooms with breakfast
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included

Cost Excludes

  • International airfare.
  • Any purchases of a personal nature, hotel expenditures such as laundry, mini-bar, business center related expenses and spa expenses. All expenses in addition to included room and breakfast.
  • Travel/trip insurance. Travel Insurance is strongly encouraged. Penalties in the case of cancellation or expenses in the event of an unexpected illness or injury can be costly.
  • Gratuities to guide and drivers.  We will provide suggestions regarding tipping.
  • Expenses of a personal nature,
  • Evening touring with guide and/or transport
  • Meals, tips, personal expenses, and any other things not mentioned above.

Cost per person for Pre-Tour Option: $1,495
NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

Registration