2019 Ferrell Family Morocco Cultural Journey
|Travel Dates:||July 16, 2019 - July 25, 2019|
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$2,590 USD with discount if paid in full
Airfare not included in program tuition
There are two options for payment, including an easy installment plan. Follow the option which works best for your family.
Program Tuition: $2,690
Pay in Full
Pay in full at the time of enrollment and receive a $100 discount off your program tuition! Payment with the discount would be:
Pay a $500 deposit at the time of enrollment and establish a monthly payment plan. If you enroll today, your estimated* monthly payments would be:
All prices in United States Dollars.
Morocco Cultural Journey
Situated at the northern most extreme of Africa, Morocco has long attracted travelers who are lured by tales of its exotic markets, endless desserts, alluring coastline, and rugged mountains. Today it is a country that finds itself cautiously entering the 21st century while remaining loyal to deeply traditional roots. Upon arrival one is immediately captivated by the geographic diversity of Morocco’s landscapes. Whether navigating the heaving bazaar in Fez, winding your way through the narrow and tightly packed back alleys of Marrakech’s medina, surfing the perfect breaks of Essauira’s beaches, or hiking in the Rif mountains above the charming village of Chefchaouan, you will be entranced by amazing Morocco.
Cultural Journeys provide deep insight into the history, culture, and natural heritage of our host countries through authentic immersive experiences. Students will explore ancient ruins, sample new foods, and develop valuable leadership skills.
Check out some of the featured experiences of your program!
Visit the Hassan II Mosque, the largest Mosque in Morocco
Learn to make traditional Moroccan cuisine in a private cooking class
Ride camels through rolling sands
Scavenger hunt through the blue-rinsed streets of the Medina
Go surfing off the coasts of Essaouira
Explore Morocco's current capital, Rabat
Discover Fes, one of the worlds largest urban pedestrian zones
We work hard to create safe, engaging, and immersive itineraries for our travelers, but given the unpredictable nature of international travel we must remain flexible in our planning. Changes to a schedule are uncommon but if inclement weather pushes us off course or an unexpected opportunity arises which travelers are excited about, we reserve the right to adjust programming in the best interest of the group.
|7/16||Rome - Marrakech||Flight from Rome to Marrakech. Private transportation will pick family up and take them to their Riad for check-in. After a moment of R&R Walking Tree's country directors, Said and Stafford, will meet and greet the family and take them on a walk through the Medina delivering them to their dinner reservations.||Marrakech Riad|
|7/17||Marrakech||We will begin the day with a tour through the medina visiting Koutoubia Mosque, the dyers souk, Bahia Palace, and the family can have their choice between: 1) learning about the art of traditional carpet weaving at Museum Dar Si Said. 2) learning about Morocco's water civilization in both the country's history and heritage at the Museum de l'eau. 3) visiting La Maison de la Photographie that exhibits beautiful old Moroccan photographs.||Marrakech Riad|
|7/18||Marrakech||The family will start a cooking class at the Amal center startingÊat 9:30amÊthat ends with lunch: the tagine they learn to prepare! Afterwards they will have the option between visiting: Le Jardin Secret or Jardin Majorelle and the Berber Museum.||Marrakech Riad|
|7/19||Marrakech - Agafay||Glamping excursion starts after breakfast! The family will be privately transported to Agafay for a 'desert' experience.Ê||Desert Tent|
|7/20||Agafay - Marrakech - Essaouira||After breakfast, everyone will start their journey to the seaside! Lunch will be served roadside. Upon arriving to Essaouira, the family will check-into their Riad. Dinner will be held at Loft.||Essaouira Riad|
|7/21||Essaouira - Marrakech||A half a day tour will be given to the family by a local guide highlighting both Skalas. Lunch will be served at a local family run diner that prepares the 'catch of the day'. The afternoon activity will be partaking in a centuries old ritual: the art of Moroccan henna at the Riad.||Essaouira Riad|
|7/22||Essaouira||Surf lessons will startÊat 10am. *Please note that if Mom would like to have an oriental hammam + massage instead, the children can be supervised by a country director while taking their surf lessons. The family can meet up after both activities for lunch at Ocean Vagabond (a beachfront restaurant). Everyone will return to the Riad to freshen up before an open afternoon to have gelato, crepes, coffees and more in the main square.||Essaouira Riad|
|7/23||Essaouira||After breakfast the family will have time to relax on the beach. The rest of the afternoon is open for exploring Essaouira and picking up souvenirs. A wonderful pre-prdered Moroccan dinner will be served at Riad Rayhane featuring specialty Moroccan dishes.||Essaouira Riad|
|7/24||Essaouira - Marrakech||Family will be privately transported back to Marrakech after breakfast. Lunch will be served at La Pain Quotidien in the new city upon arrival into Marrakech. Afterwards the afternoon will be open for independent time or a shopping guide.||Marrahech Riad|
|7/25||Marrakech - Madrid||Depart for Madrid||Madrid Hotel|
In order to provide a safe and memorable experience for travelers, we follow strict guidelines when choosing our accommodations. Walking Tree partners with locally-operated, three-star equivalent hotels which are centrally located, clean, safe and wifi-enabled.
Urban House is a 4-star hotel with modern amenities. The property is minutes away from the beach, local restaurants and San Sebastián’s old town. The rooms can comfortably sleep up to 4 students with access to ensuite and shared bathrooms. Free Wi-Fi access throughout the building keeps everyone feeling connected. Students will be grouped in their rooms according to gender and availability.
Centrally located 3-star hostel that is run by town council. Zarautz Albergue is a dorm-style hostel that strives to help the environment by implementing a sustainability policy to reduce our carbon footprint. The rooms can sleep 4-8 students with shared bathrooms.
Karakas Kar is a small locally owned 3-star hotel in the city center. This estate is surrounded by nature and has a nice view of Orrua Senotia. This hotel can comfortably accommodate up to 4 students per room and has an ensuite bathroom in each room. Free Wi-Fi access throughout the building keeps everyone feeling connected. Students will be grouped in their rooms according to gender and availability.
This location is perfect for anyone who wants to walk through the Old Town district of Bilbao or venture further into Northern Spain. This hostel has free wifi throughout the property and access to a communal kitchen. Students will be grouped in their rooms according to gender and availability.
Safety and Support
EASY FUNDRAISING & PAYMENT
24/7 GLOBAL EMERGENCY LINE
HIGHLY VETTED PARTNERS
PRIVATE GROUP GUARANTEE
COMPREHENSIVE CURRICULUM SUPPORT
DEDICATION TO CULTURAL ENGAGEMENT
This was our daughter’s 2nd trip with Walking Tree. In 2016, she took her school’s first trip with Walking Tree to Ecuador, and absolutely loved it. Once again, the Walking Tree representative was excellent. My daughter said Ben really made the trip, and worked hard to keep the group happy. Other positives: communication before the trip, website outline, daily blogs and trip photos. Very professional organization. We feel very secure sending our student out into the world with Walking Tree.
Parent of Olivia, traveler on California Cultural Journey
Your Adventure Includes
In order to give our travelers the best possible price, we break out airfare from the Program Tuition. We will still handle all booking and ticketing via our flight partner who has access to special fares not available to the general public. You will be invoiced for the flight once we are able to secure the group’s airline contract.
Program Tuition Excludes: Premiere Travel insurance, baggage fees, airline minor fees, passport/visa fees, laundry, souvenirs, and activities not listed on itinerary.
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