• Fall in the Italian Countryside

    7 Best Fall Vacations

    With the end of summer on the horizon, don’t get discouraged by the chill in the air as the autumn season rolls in. It’s easy to hunker down in the fall and prepare for the winter season ahead. Instead, put off dragging your sweaters out of storage and opt-in for a fall vacation! Autumn travel offers pleasant weather and the joys of shoulder season with lower prices and far fewer crowds. Here are the destinations on the top of our list to visit this fall:<br><br><b>The Canadian Rockies</b><br><br>Experience the solitude of the <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/canada-tours/" target="_blank">Canadian Rockies</a> away from the crowds and bask in the glory that is the autumn color painted throughout Lake Louise, the Sunwapta River, and Mount Victoria. The Canadian Rockies is teeming with wildlife—whether it be moose, elk, bears, or bighorn sheep—experience the exceptional flora and fauna through the lens of local guides and view the spectacular wildlife at the peak of their activity. Some say that hiking the spectacular gorges, marveling at the rushing waterfalls, and enjoying the snow-capped peaks is even more breathtaking in the dim fall light.<br><br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/canada-tours/" target="_blank"><img alt="User-added image" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000001vxkU&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T000000zUvZ" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img></a><br><br><b>France</b><br><br>In reality, there is no wrong time to explore <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/normandy/" target="_blank">Normandy</a>, Burgundy or the <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/london-and-paris-family-vacation/" target="_blank">City of Light</a>, But we think the fall just may be France&#39;s best season. Bask in the joys of Paris as the city&#39;s parks turn to hues of orange, yellow, and bright red. Admire the Jardin de Luxembourg and <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/london-and-paris-family-vacation/" target="_blank">Palace of Versailles</a> resembling the color and brilliance of an Impressionist painting, giving Claude Monet a run for his money. <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/loire/" target="_blank">Burgundy</a> is the perfect blend of classic French villages and rolling terrain with a patchwork of forests and harvesting vineyards that are utter perfection in the fall. Finally, enjoy the classic Norman picture-book villages, the stunning<a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/normandy/" target="_blank"> Mont-St-Michel</a>, and Normandy&#39;s massive apple orchards that thrive at this time of the year. There is no better time to explore France than August through November!  <br><br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/london-and-paris-family-vacation/" target="_blank"><img alt="User-added image" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000001vxkU&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T000000zUpR" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img></a><br><br><b>Greek Isles </b><br><br>Autumn in <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/greece/" target="_blank">Greece</a> is heavenly—with balmy weather, warm water, and harvests of olives and grapes—you’re guaranteed a lovely time without the often-overwhelming crowds of summertime travel. Explore the remarkable ruins of <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/greece/" target="_blank">Knossos and Delos</a>, sample the fruits of cliff-hugging vineyards, and take in the iconic views from your hotel in Santorini all complete with a warm autumn glow that accentuates the charm of the <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/greece/" target="_blank">Greek isles</a>. Shoulder season gives you a chance to intimately engage with the local culture and meet the phyllo bakers, olive growers, archeologists, and villagers who live amid some of the loveliest scenery and finest historical treasures on earth. <br><br><br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/greece/" target="_blank"><img alt="User-added image" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000001vxkU&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T000000zUve" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img></a><br><br><b>Italy </b><br><br>In the fall, Italy presents the opportunity to enjoy the colorful countrysides of <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/tuscany-tours/" target="_blank">Tuscany</a>, relish in the local markets spilling over with fresh produce in the <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/amalfi-tours/" target="_blank">Amalfi Coast</a>, and take advantage of the pleasant weather in <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/sardinia/" target="_blank">Sardinia &amp; Corsica</a>. Skip the usual cathedral-and-cappuccino circuit in the crowds and heat of the summer and visit Italy in the autumn to properly savor the local culture, cuisine, and charisma. September through October is the typical time for the grape harvest in the wine region and towns in Tuscany celebrate the production of wine with festivals galore! Partake in the joys of the harvest season and celebrate with a glass of wine form a <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/tuscany-tours/" target="_blank">local winery</a>!<br><br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/tuscany-tours/" target="_blank"><img alt="User-added image" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000001vxkU&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T000000zUp7" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img></a><br><br><b>Bryce, Grand Canyon, Zion </b><br><br>Even as adults we play the pioneer game every time we visit this monumental trio of national parks. Imagine cresting the hills in your Conestoga wagon to behold the sights and breathtaking views <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/bryce-tours/" target="_blank">Bryce, the Grand Canyon, and Zion</a> have to offer. Deep canyons, brilliant red rock, bridges of stone, and boulders poised on slender spires amaze visitors year-round. However, the fall provides visitors with pleasant weather, far fewer crowds, great chances to spot wildlife, and <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/bryce-tours/" target="_blank">colorful leaves that sprinkle Zion’s canyon floors</a> and winding trails in late September and early October.<br><br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/bryce-tours/" target="_blank"><img alt="User-added image" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000001vxkU&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T000000zUpC" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img></a><br><br><b>Charleston &amp; Savannah</b><br><br>The coastal south is brimming with a distinctive meld of history, way of life, and charm that is all the more enjoyable as the autumn season graces <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/charleston/" target="_blank">Charleston and Savannah</a> with clear blue skies, sunshine, and nice cool breezes. There&#39;s no other region in America with such a distinctive meld of history, climate, and way of life! Walk through moss-draped lanes, admire the fine restorations of prosperous homes, visit some of the country’s most unique <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/charleston/" target="_blank">living history museums</a>, and stroll the old city streets under the shade of curvaceous oak trees.<br><br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/charleston/" target="_blank"><img alt="User-added image" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000001vxkU&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T000000zUpH" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img></a><br><br><b>Galápagos</b><br><br>Autumn in the <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/galapagos-tours/" target="_blank">Galápagos</a> is a special time in the archipelago. In September, the Antarctic Humboldt current is strong—bringing hoards of wildlife to the scene. Escape the fall weather at home and get the chance to admire penguins, sea lions, and marine birds at the peak of their activity! The beginning of fall is also a prime opportunity to see <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/galapagos-tours/" target="_blank">humpback whales and their calves migrating</a>, fur seals mating, dolphins playing in the cool water, and giant tortoises laying eggs on the white sandy beaches.<br><br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/galapagos-tours/" target="_blank"><img alt="User-added image" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000001vxkU&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T000000zUpM" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img></a><br><br>Autumn is just around the corner and it truly is the perfect time to explore some of our favorite destinations. If you can, skip the crowds and the heat of summer and pack your bags to revel in the joys of shoulder season! Check out some of Classic Journeys&#39; fall trips <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/dates/none/October/none/none/" target="_blank">here</a>!<br><br> 

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  • Kayak canoe on Emerald Lake, Canadian Rockies

    10 Reasons Why Families Should Absolutely Vacation Together

    Every family needs someone like you — the person who dreams big about how memorable it would be to get away together ... and who grabs the bull by the horns to make it happen. Every day, we help folks just like you plan a memorable multi-generation family vacation.<br><br><b>1. Think of it as stress release ... for everybody.</b><br>Adults don’t have a monopoly on stress. Over-scheduled kids race to keep up with their schedules, too. School, sports, and lessons from ballet to ACT prep ... it all adds up. Everybody needs to recharge. A night in a Berber encampment in <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/moroccofamily/" target="_blank">Morocco’s Saharan Desert</a> or sea kayaking off <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/alaskafamily/" target="_blank">the coast of Alaska</a> re-channels energy and breaks the rinse-and-repeat cycle of everyday life. Muscles relax, smiles widen, bonds grow.<br><br><b>2. Try something new and different.</b><br>Plenty of families enjoy yearly trips to the same beach or mountain cabin. Nothing wrong with that. Yet, at some point, the summer of ’19 can start to be interchangeable with ’17 and ’15. The remedy is to add in, say, a week in the <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/galapagosfamily/" target="_blank">Galápagos </a>one year, or a trip to explore, <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/grandcanyonfamily/" target="_blank">Bryce Zion and Grand Canyon National Parks</a>. The variety spices up life and the memories you make are more memorable when you step outside your traditional comfort zone.<br><br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/grandcanyonfamily/" target="_blank"><img alt="User-added image" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T0000026SFj&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T0000012BcE" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img></a><br><br><b>3. K.I.S.S. –  Keep it super simple.</b><br>The <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/family/" target="_blank">best family vacations</a> are the ones that are plug-and-play simple. After all, you don’t want to be obsessing about logistics while everybody else is having a good time. Arranging a family trip with Classic Journeys is a surefire way to treat everybody to an active, engaging, out-of-the-ordinary experience that will run like clockwork. This strategy works whether you’re pulling something together last minute or planning a year out. Whatever your personal planning style, we can make your next family vacation one of the simplest you’ve ever taken. <br><br><b>4. Turn “heads down” into eyes wide open. Don’t worry about bumps in the road.</b><br>Apple just introduced an app to minimize screen time. Travel is an even better way to achieve that goal. While you’re paddling to a rainforest village in <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/panamafamily/" target="_blank">Panama </a>or whale-watching in <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/novascotiafamily/" target="_blank">Nova Scotia</a>, touchscreens go untouched. Even if your phone is also your camera, you’ll find that grabbing shots of baby sea lions in the <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/galapagosfamily/" target="_blank">Galápagos </a>is a lot more engaging than checking out cat videos or the Museum of Ice Cream on Instagram. The time you all spend in the same moment is time nobody can take away from you.<br><br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/novascotiafamily/" target="_blank"><img alt="User-added image" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T0000026SFj&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T0000012BcJ" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img></a><br><br><b>5. Don’t worry about bumps in the road.</b><br>Pulling off any vacation requires somebody to keep things on track. You can count on <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/" target="_blank">Classic Journeys</a> to dedicate a team of experts to make sure your vacation runs just right. It just doesn’t have to be you. Experienced, well-connected and exceptionally <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/local-tour-guides/" target="_blank">fun local guides</a> handle all the logistics. Your flock can skip the endless line to see Michelangelo’s David in <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/italyfamily/" target="_blank">Florence </a>or juggle activities to take advantage of, particularly fine weather for sailing on an America’s Cup yacht in <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/new-zealand-north-south-island-family-tours/" target="_blank">New Zealand</a>. <br><br><b>6. Tempt your family into staying connected.</b><br>We hear all kinds of motives for<a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/family/" target="_blank"> family trips</a>. “I want my grandchildren to understand the world better.” “A cool trip is the only way I can bribe everybody to spend a week together.” “I want us all to have fun with each other like we used to.” Wherever you’re coming from, going on a <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/multisport-tours/" target="_blank">travel adventure</a> together really does work to make sure the people you love best stay deeply connected. And being the person who makes it all happen is incredibly satisfying. <br><br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/costaricafamily/" target="_blank"><img alt="User-added image" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T0000026SFj&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T0000012Bc9" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img></a><br><br><b>7. Prove that you’re cool enough to matter.</b><br>Rocket Grandma — our affectionate nickname for the leader of her family pack — didn’t just make sure her grandchildren could go zip lining and river rafting in <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/costaricafamily/" target="_blank">Costa Rica</a>. She geared up, strapped in and went for it herself. If you propose a vacation that sets your family free to set their own paces, you get some serious street cred, even if you decide to hit the spa while they take a roller coaster ride on the rapids. <br><br><b>8. See the USA (but not in a Chevrolet.)</b><br>The <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/usa/" target="_blank">U.S.</a> — and <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/canada-tours/" target="_blank">Canada</a> for that matter — offers great options for vacations that can fit neatly in a week. If any of you have driven together to <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/national-park-tours/" target="_blank">national parks</a>, you know that the old traditional quick in-and-out visits are not going to cut it now. And yet parks like <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/glaciernationalparkfamily/" target="_blank">Glacier </a>and the trio of <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/grandcanyonfamily/" target="_blank">Bryce, Grand Canyon, and Zion</a> are great venues for family travel when you explore with<a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/local-tour-guides/" target="_blank"> local guides</a> who get you past the crowds and into the real fun. (Dune surfing, anyone?)<br><br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/glaciernationalparkfamily/" target="_blank"><img alt="User-added image" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T0000026SFj&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T0000012BcO" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img></a><br><br><b>9. Luxuriate in your time together.</b><br>“Back in ancient times — the 20th Century — we took some fairly economical vacations,” admits Debbie H. “We still could, but we’re all kind of over it.” That’s why she proposed their recent trip to <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/vietnamfamily/" target="_blank">Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia</a>. “We have more affection for <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/hotels/" target="_blank">luxury hotels</a> than we used to, and nobody seems to complain about that!” The luxury hotels and inns on our <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/family/" target="_blank">family trips</a> guarantee plenty of comforts.<br><br><b>10. Be smart and safe, but not boring.</b><br>Feeling safe and carefree is important, but don’t let caution cause you to settle for an overly timid trip. All of the destinations where Classic Journeys has handcrafted <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/family/" target="_blank">family trips</a> are places where you can all cut loose, have a super fun time, and feel perfectly secure in the process. Our super-well-connected<a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/local-tour-guides/" target="_blank"> local guides</a> know their regions inside out, and they know all of the where’s, how’s, do’s and don’ts you’ll ever need to have a smart and utterly unforgettable vacation together.

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  • Essaouira Old City, Morocco

    11 Wonderful Ways to Experience Morocco Like Nobody Else

    Whether you&#39;re strolling the crest of the colossal <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/morocco-tours/" target="_blank">Saharan sand dunes</a>, winding through the alleyways of <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/morocco-tours/" target="_blank">F</a><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/morocco-tours/" target="_blank"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;">é</span></span></span>s Medina</a>, exploring an ancient <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/morocco-tours/" target="_blank">Kasbah fortress</a>, or awakening in a traditional tent carpeted with kilims in the middle of the desert - Morocco is full of surprises, a vivid culture, and unparalleled beauty. Cool cedar-forested mountains. Narrow gorges with ribbon-like oases in their depths. As you enjoy a cup of traditional mint Moroccan tea while perched on a pile of colorful Berber rugs, you may wonder if you ever have to leave. Morocco delivers everything you&#39;d want from a vacation and more. Take in the stunning natural sights, noisy and vivid marketplaces, and the warm hospitality from a culture accustomed to the diversity of Berber, Arab, Jewish, African, and Mediterranean influences. Morocco is enigmatic and exotic all at once - a bucket list destination without a doubt. Check out our top <u>11 Must-Do Experiences</u> while visiting Morocco below:<br><br><b><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/morocco-tours/" target="_blank">#1 EXPLORE THE MEDINA IN ESSAOUIRA</a></b><br>The coastal city of <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/morocco-tours/" target="_blank">Essaouira</a> is a must-see in Morocco and is a perfect introduction to the vivid Morrocan culture mixed with the laid-back vibe of a beach town. Explore the local medina on foot and wander through its renowned art galleries and wood workshops, where craftsmen create everything from carpets to silver jewelry.<br><br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/morocco-tours/" target="_blank"><img alt="User-added image" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T0000026SMf&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T0000012CB4" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img></a><br><br><b><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/morocco-tours/" target="_blank">#2 GO GLAMPING IN THE DESERT</a></b><br>Just a few short minutes outside of <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/morocco-tours/" target="_blank">Essaouira</a>, you’ll find yourself in the beautiful countryside and at the doors of the ancient Kasbah Abderazak. Here, you can enjoy a day of camel riding and cheese-making in the desert before arriving at an incredible site: a charming bivouac of a dozen or so Berber-inspired tents in one of the most beautiful corners of <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/morocco-tours/" target="_blank">Morocco</a>. As evening envelops the camp, enjoy the incredible stargazing over a dinner of cumin-scented stew and traditional herbal tea.  <br><br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/morocco-tours/" target="_blank"><img alt="User-added image" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T0000026SMf&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T0000012CAk" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img></a><br><br><b><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/morocco-tours/" target="_blank">#3 COOK &amp; PADDLEBOARD IN ESSAOUIRA </a></b><br>Explore the beautiful bay on a stand-up paddleboard that offers terrific coastal views of the Medina walls and surrounding Mogador Islands. Or explore the traditions of the Moroccan table and learn how to prepare an authentic couscous and tajine with the help of local chefs. <br><br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/morocco-tours/" target="_blank"><img alt="User-added image" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T0000026SMf&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T0000012CBO" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img></a><br><br><b><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/morocco-tours/" target="_blank">#4 EXPLORE THE FÈS</a><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/morocco-tours/" target="_blank"> MEDINA</a></b><br>Take a guided walk through the <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/morocco-tours/" target="_blank">largest Medina in the western part of the Islamic world</a>. This walled city has changed little since the 9th century and you&#39;ll see small workshops, craftsmen at work on copper and brass, and the tannery where leather is created and dyed as it has been for countless centuries. Later, stroll in the ceramic district where artisans will share how they create fine tiles and mosaics.<br><br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/morocco-tours/" target="_blank"><img alt="User-added image" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T0000026SMf&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T0000012CAa" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img></a><br><br><b><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/morocco-tours/" target="_blank">#5 COUNTRYSIDE OF FÈS</a></b><br>Take a memorable walk in the <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/morocco-tours/" target="_blank">countryside surrounding Fès</a>. Walk through forested footpaths, past lush apple orchards and olive groves, and enjoy the views of the ochre-colored villages as you greet locals along the way with their donkeys in tow. If you wish, purchase fresh local pastries in the countryside towns and snack on locally-grown roasted almonds. <br><br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/morocco-tours/" target="_blank"><img alt="User-added image" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T0000026SMf&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T0000012CAz" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img></a><br><br><b><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/morocco-tours/" target="_blank">#6 SEE THE MIDDLE ATLAS MOUNTAINS</a></b><br>A journey through the <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/morocco-tours/" target="_blank">Middle Atlas Mountains</a> is a must, as you&#39;ll be rewarded with stellar scenery and some of the most spectacular views in Africa. Stroll through cedar forests, admire the high plateaus, and clay cut and stone villages scattered throughout the countryside as Barbary apes and shepherds accompany you along the way. As you move into the High Atlas, the scenery shifts to tall peaks, deep gorges, and pre-Saharan hills and sand dunes scattered with medieval Kasbahs and clay villages. <br><br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/morocco-tours/" target="_blank"><img alt="User-added image" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T0000026SMf&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T0000012CAu" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img></a><br><br><b><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/morocco-tours/" target="_blank">#7 RIDE THE DUNES OF MERZOUG</a><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/morocco-tours/" target="_blank">A AT SUNSET</a></b><br>Just an hour outside of Fés, explore the soaring <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/morocco-tours/" target="_blank">red sand dunes of Merzouga</a>, the highest dunes in the world. From here, watch the sunset over the dramatic landscape on camel rides for an unforgettable experience through the dunes as the vibrant colors of the sky melt into the sandy hues of the dunes in the distance.<br><br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/morocco-tours/" target="_blank"><img alt="User-added image" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T0000026SMf&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T0000012CAp" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img></a><br><br><b><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/morocco-tours/" target="_blank">#8 WALK THROUGH TODRA GORGE</a></b><br>Take a scenic walk through one of <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/morocco-tours/" target="_blank">Morocco&#39;s most magnificent natural sights</a>, the 900-foot deep Todra Gorge. Explore the narrow gorge with ribbon-like oases in their depths and the lush greenery—including oleander, laurel, and fig trees—that flourish in this environment. Walk through fields of alfalfa, henna, barley, and mint in the shade of palm and almond trees. <br><br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/morocco-tours/" target="_blank"><img alt="User-added image" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T0000026SMf&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T0000012CBJ" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img></a><br><br><b><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/morocco-tours/" target="_blank">#9 EXPLORE AIT BEN HADDOU</a></b><br>Take a short trip to <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/morocco-tours/" target="_blank">Ait Ben Haddou</a>, one of the most exotic and best-preserved Kasbahs in the Atlas region. This ancient fortress is abundant in cultural significance and rich history, as it served as a rest area during medieval times for the caravans that traveled from Marrakesh to Timbuktu. It may also seem vaguely familiar to you, as it has been used for the scenes in almost 20 films - a sight to see! <br><br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/morocco-tours/" target="_blank"><img alt="User-added image" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T0000026SMf&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T0000012CB9" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img></a><br><br><b><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/morocco-tours/" target="_blank">#10 JOURNEY INTO THE OURIKA VALLEY</a></b><br>Journey into the <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/morocco-tours/" target="_blank">Ourika Valley</a>, surrounded by the High Atlas Mountains. Explore the stunning scenery, lush and fertile valley, and numerous running rivers and gushing waterfalls. Explore villages in the valley like <a href="http://www.classicjourneys.com/morocco-tours/" target="_blank">Anins</a>, where you can enjoy large weeping willows, winding hillside pathways, and roam the dusted streets - admiring the perched houses constructed from locally-crafted clay. <br><br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/morocco-tours/" target="_blank"><img alt="User-added image" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T0000026SMf&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T0000012CBE" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img></a><br><br><b><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/morocco-tours/" target="_blank">#11 WANDER IN MARRAKESH</a></b><br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/morocco-tours/" target="_blank">Marrakesh</a>, the fourth of Morocco&#39;s imperial cities, has long been a center of African Islamic civilization and is one of the most popular destinations in Morocco for a reason. The most famous philosophers and scholars in the world converged here in the Middle Ages, which helped create the outstanding architecture and public gardens that will stun you upon arrival. Make your way  to <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/morocco-tours/" target="_blank">Djemaa el-Fna</a> square and take a guided tour of the souks, where you can shop for Berber carpets, chat with merchants, admire artisan jewelry, and purchase other unique Moroccan crafts.<br><br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/morocco-tours/" target="_blank"><img alt="User-added image" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T0000026SMf&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T0000012CAf" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img></a><br><br><br>If a trip to any of these locations interests you, I invite you to join a handcrafted <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/morocco-tours/" target="_blank">Classic Journey&#39;s culture + walking trip to Morocco</a>. Luxurious lodging, local guides, amazing cuisine, and a phenomenal cultural experience awaits you in Morocco. 

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