Artisans of Leisure announces new art-and-design-focused tour of Morocco
New York, December 10, 2015 – Seeing beautiful geometric tile mosaics, shopping for handicrafts and eating from authentic earthenware tagines are essential parts of visiting Morocco for most travelers. But learning the art of stucco and tilework from respected craftsmen, gaining unparalleled access to top design studios and spinning your own tagine with a master potter? These are just a few of the unique insider experiences that distinguish Artisans of Leisure’s new Arts & Crafts of Morocco tour from typical Moroccan itineraries.
Artisans of Leisure, the leading luxury tour operator, once again redefines the standard for in-depth cultural travel with this comprehensive private 13-day tour. Artisans of Leisure’s in-house Morocco experts have spent years traveling, studying and living in Morocco, gaining a deep knowledge and appreciation of the country’s diverse and inspiring artistic traditions and heritage.
“The opportunity to connect on a personal level with Morocco’s leading artists, designers and tastemakers is what makes this tour so special,” said Ashley Isaacs Ganz, founder and CEO of Artisans of Leisure. “Our travelers meet women at a weaving cooperative in the High Atlas Mountains, traditional wood craftsmen in Essaouira, the storied leather dyers in Fez, and noted boutique owners and gallerists in Marrakesh.”
As with all Artisans of Leisure tours in Morocco, travelers are accompanied throughout the country by an escort guide and private driver. The tour visits Casablanca, Fez, Rabat, the High Atlas Mountains, Essaouira and Marrakesh. It features activities such as hands-on calligraphy, pottery and tile workshops; visits to top weaving, metalware and other crafts studios; and insider tours of local souks (markets), galleries and boutiques. Accommodation each night is at Morocco’s top luxury hotels and resorts, including Kasbah Tamadot in the High Atlas Mountains, Amanjena or La Mamounia in Marrakesh, and Four Seasons Hotel Casablanca.
The 13-day private Arts & Crafts of Morocco tour costs $11,510 per person based on double occupancy. The tour can be taken on any date.
Artisans of Leisure arranges private cultural tours in more than 60 countries worldwide. For more information, visit www.artisansofleisure.com or call 1 (800) 214-8144 to speak with an Artisans of Leisure travel expert.
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