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Land Trip 2024

8 -DAYS  MOROCCO

This eight-day program is a comprehensive fast-paced tour featuring the highlights of Morocco in a brief visit.

This trip will be rescheduled in the fall of  2024.

 

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8 Days:  TBA

Itinerary

Day 1 - Depart for Morocco - Depart for Morocco

Day 2- Arrive in Casablanca & Travel to Rabat

Arrive in Casablanca and transfer to your hotel in Rabat, where you have the rest of the day at leisure to explore the capital city of Morocco or relax in your hotel for your upcoming adventure. This evening, enjoy an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager at approximately 6:00 PM, followed by a Welcome Dinner. We recommend that you select flights that arrive at your destination no later than 4:00 PM on day two of the itinerary or earlier, if possible.
Overnight: Rabat
Meals: Dinner

Day 3 - Rabat Sightseeing then Travel to Fez

This morning, enjoy a city tour of Rabat. View the Royal Palace and the ancient ruins of Chellah, the Oudaya Kasbah, and the Hassan Tower. En route to Fez, stop and visit the ancient ruins of the Roman city of Volubilis, where you will get a chance to see the wonderfully preserved original mosaics, Roman Road, and city layout. As you travel through the Moroccan countryside, pass by the Holy City of Moulay Idriss for a photo opportunity. This evening, upon arrival in Fez, enjoy a short bus tour of the imperial city conducted by your Tour Manager on the way to the hotel.
Overnight: Fez
Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 - Full Day in Fez

Enjoy a city tour of Fez. Visit the many hidden treasures of the medina that only a Moroccan guide will know. Fez served as the capital of Morocco for more than 400 years and is home to the University of Al-Karaouine, the oldest operating university in the world. It is particularly famous for its tanneries and the Fes el Bali Medina. A short visit to the surrounding leather shops gives you the best view of the tanneries. View the Al-Attarine Madrasa, Moulay Idriss mausoleum, and visit the Nejjarine Fountain and Museum. Opportunities for shopping for authentic Moroccan carpets. Finally, view the exterior of the Royal Palace and walk through the famed Jewish quarter of the medina, where you will get a chance to walk through one of the few remaining Jewish cemeteries in Morocco. Though the city has endured periods of hardship, it has emerged more vibrant than ever, boasting its own distinctive culture, art, and even cuisine. This evening, enjoy a special dinner hosted by a local family and learn about Moroccan culture and traditions.
Overnight: Fez
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 5- Travel to Marrakesh

This morning, depart for Marrakesh, a day-long journey taking you through the ever-changing landscape of the Moroccan valleys and Atlas Mountains along the way. Kindly note that this will be the longest coach ride of your tour. You will depart Fez in the early morning and arrive in Marrakesh in the early evening. Included will be sufficient rest stops for your comfort and a break for lunch. Your journey begins with beautiful views of the mountains around Ifran and ends in the dry flatlands around Marrakesh, allowing you to experience the depth of the country’s terrain. This evening, enjoy a short bus tour of Marrakesh conducted by your Tour Manager en route to your hotel. Over the next day, you will have ample opportunity to explore this city, including the famous Jemaa el-Fna Square and wide boulevards lined with restaurants and cafes.
Overnight: Marrakesh
Meals: Breakfast

Day 6: Friday - Morning Tour of Marrakesh

The morning tour of this fabulous city begins at the 16th century Saadian Tombs, where Saadian royalty found their final resting place. Continue to the Koutoubia Minaret and the beautiful Bahia Palace. You will also have the opportunity to shop for authentic Moroccan argan oil, reputedly rich in nutrients and antioxidants beneficial to skin and hair, before strolling through the bustling Medina to Jemaa el-Fna Square, the lively center of the city. Continue to the magnificent Majorelle Botanical Gardens, inspired by French artists and fashion designer Yves St. Laurent. The rest of the day is yours for independent discoveries. Tonight, an optional horse-drawn carriage ride takes you through the night-lit streets of Marrakesh, ending at a popular restaurant.
Optional: Marrakesh Culinary Demonstration & Majorelle Gardens with Lunch (PM)
Optional: Dinner with Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride (PM)
Overnight: Marrakesh
Meals: Breakfast

Day 7 - Travel to Casablanca & City Tour

After breakfast, travel to Casablanca and transfer to your hotel. Later this afternoon, tour Casablanca. Your half-day sightseeing tour includes the exterior of the Hassan II Mosque, the largest Mosque in Morocco, and the beautiful Corniche seaside. Take a moment to catch your breath at the end of your Moroccan adventure to admire the serenity of the Atlantic Ocean. Continue on a short drive through the residential areas of Casablanca to the city center to visit the Mohamed V Square, the Habous quarter, and the Notre Dame de Lourdes Cathedral. Tonight, say goodbye to your fellow travelers and enjoy a Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant on the Corniche.
Overnight: Casablanca
Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 8 - Depart Morocco

Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: breakfast

SOUTH AMERICA – BRAZIL- ARGENTINA – CHILE

SCHEDULED: Monday, September 4, 2023 thru Saturday, September 16, 2023  

$300 nonrefundable deposit due at booking.

Land only: $3039

Land & Air*: $4049

*includes transfers to hotels and return to airport

All intra-flights: Rio de Janeiro – Iguassu & Iguazu – Buenos Aires
Three nights Rio de Janeiro

Three nights Buenos Aires

Three nights Santiago

Breakfast everyday and couple of  lunches and dinners 

 

13-Day South America Itinerary

Day 1 - Depart for Brazil

Depart for Brazil

Day 2 - Arrive in Rio de Janeiro

Welcome to Brazil! Morning arrival in Rio, the vivacious “sun and fun” capital of South America; meet and transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to rest, relax and acclimate to your new surroundings. Tonight, attend an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager and fellow travelers, followed by a Welcome Dinner at a typical Brazilian Churrascaria. Afterward, get a good night’s rest before the exciting adventure that awaits you in South America!
Meals: Dinner

Day 3 - Rio de Janeiro, Tour of Corcovado Mountain

Awake this morning in amazing Rio. Begin the day with an ascent by a scenic cog railway to the summit of Corcovado Hill. Here, at 2,400 feet above the city, stands the 125-foot tall statue of Christ the Redeemer. The Christ statue that embraces the entire city is designated as one of the seven “New Wonders of the World.” See the thrilling 360-degree sweeping view of the city and understand why Rio is known as one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Afterward, continue along Rio’s famous beaches, including Copacabana and Ipanema, before returning to your hotel.
Overnight: Rio de Janeiro
Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 - Full Day in Rio de Janeiro

Today is a leisure day to discover all of the delights of Rio on your own. Watch the volleyball and soccer matches on the beach, shop for local crafts, and linger at a waterfront café to just “people-watch.” Join the optional not-to-be-missed glass cable car ride that takes you to the top of iconic Sugar Loaf Mountain, a symbol of the city, where you’ll see the stunning panorama of the beaches, Corcovado Mountain, downtown Rio, and Guanabara Bay. In the afternoon, attend the optional Carnival and Samba Experience. Visit one of the top Samba schools in the city and learn what made the Samba & Carnival icons of Brazilian national identity. On your last night in Rio at leisure, be sure to sample the cuisine at some of the fabulous restaurants and cafes ringing the beachfront.
Optional: Half Day Sugar Loaf Mountain (AM)
Optional: Half Day Carnival and Samba Experience (PM)
Overnight: Rio de Janeiro
Meals: Breakfast

Day 5 - Fly to Iguassu, Brazilian Falls

Depart Rio this morning on a flight to Iguassu Falls. Upon arrival, walk along the winding pathways on the Brazilian side of the majestic and awe-inspiring Falls, one of the world’s greatest natural wonders. Iguassu consists of over 275 separate cataracts across a span of two and one-half miles, wider than Victoria Falls and higher than Niagara Falls, and more dramatic than both. Stand in awe at the unforgettable panoramic views before crossing the border to Iguazu, the Argentinean side of the Falls, overnight. After a day filled with unforgettable memories, return to the hotel and enjoy a typical Argentine dinner.
Overnight: Iguazu
Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 6 - Iguazu, the Argentinean Falls

Your adventure continues this morning on the Argentinean side of the Falls. A rail car takes you to the top of the Falls on the Upper Circuit, and you will walk to the Lower Circuit, where the power of nature surrounds you. Continue along the catwalks to Devil’s Gorge – stand in amazement as you gaze at spectacular “Devil’s Throat,” the most magnificent of all of the cataracts. View, photograph, and feel the spray of the thundering waters, one of nature’s most impressive achievements and a unique experience for your senses. Spend the rest of the day exploring the natural treasures of Iguazu National Park, designated a World Heritage Site for its rare and endangered flora and fauna.
Overnight: Iguazu
Meals: Breakfast

Day 7 - Fly to Buenos Aires

This afternoon transfer to the airport for your flight to the cosmopolitan city of Buenos Aires. Its beauty is apparent with its elegant architecture, wide tree-shaded boulevards, striking monuments, and sprawling parks. Spend the rest of the day at leisure to get acquainted with the “Paris of South America” and its distinct European flavor. As you will have your night at leisure, feel free to treat yourself to an Argentine beef dinner at one of the city’s many superb steak restaurants.
Overnight: Buenos Aires
Meals: Breakfast

Day 8- Buenos Aires City Tour

Discover the city’s highlights this morning on a tour that includes the Plaza de Mayo, Metropolitan Cathedral, and Casa Rosada (government palace); see the balcony where Eva and Juan Peron made their speeches. Then, to the colorful La Boca neighborhood, a working-class barrio, and the old quarters of San Telmo and Caminito, a mix of colonial-style homes, narrow lanes, artists’ lofts, and very trendy cafes. Drive to the Recoleta Cemetery, the final resting place of many of the wealthiest and most important Argentine historical figures. The grounds here cover more than four city blocks, filled with tombs adorned by works of local and international sculptors, and more than 6,400 mausoleums, including the tomb of Eva “Evita” Peron, always heaped with flowers and letters from adoring fans. Spend the rest of the afternoon exploring some of Buenos Aires’ neighborhoods and fabulous collection of shops before this evening’s tango lesson with professional Argentine Tango dancers. Tonight is at leisure, or participate in the optional Argentine Dinner and Tango Show.
Optional: Buenos Aires Dinner & Tango Show (PM)
Overnight: Buenos Aires
Meals: Breakfast

Day 9 - Full Day in Buenos Aires

Revisit some of your favorite places in the city today, shop for leatherwear and designer clothes, or join the optional fun-filled Gaucho Party at the Santa Susana Ranch. Get ready for a rustic experience at a typical Argentine ranch (estancia) dedicated to agriculture and the breeding of cattle and horses. After a tour of the grounds, enjoy a typical barbecue lunch, followed by a folklore show with live music and dancing. Return to the hotel with time to prepare for this evening’s “Farewell to Argentina” Dinner with your group at a delightful restaurant.
Optional: Full Day Gaucho Party
Overnight: Buenos Aires
Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 10 - Depart Argentina

Transfer to the airport for your departure flight

Day 11 - Santiago City Tour

This morning’s city tour takes you through the colonial neighborhoods of the city known as Sanhattan. Continue crossing the bohemian neighborhood of Bellavista and climb up San Cristóbal Hill to a magnificent panoramic view of the city. This afternoon, join the optional excursion to the Undurraga Winery in the Maipo Valley, one of Chile’s most important wine producing areas. Taste some of Chile’s world-famous wines.
Optional: Half Day Undurraga Winery Tour & Tasting (PM)
Overnight: Santiago
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 12- Wednesday - Full Day in Santiago

On your last day in Santiago, visit the picturesque port of Valparaiso, founded in the XVI century on a total of 43 hills that are reached by narrow, windy streets, staircases and a series of lifts (funiculars) which now constitute a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stop at some of the most beautiful beaches in the area. Tonight, it’s an evening to share wonderful memories at a traditional Chilean dinner at a local restaurant.

Overnight: Santiago
Meals:Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 13- Thursday - Depart Chile

Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Overnight: Santiago
Meals:Breakfast

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