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BMS Trip to Fez, Ifrane (AlAkhawayn University), Azrou, Meknes, Volubilis

Sat 15th September 2018 - Wed 19th September 2018

Totally unique programme to the BMS under 4 core themes – cultural and religious tourism; education; charitable work; enjoyment and socialising.


Length of Trip



All costs explained below:

 

SATURDAY, 15 SEPTEMBER – FEZ

Check-in to Hotel in Fez
17.30 Tour of Fez on foot
20.00   Invitation to attend a Culture Charity Gala hosted by a UK charity

 

SUNDAY 16 SEPTEMBER – FEZ

Guided Tour of:
–  University of Al Qaraouiyine (Qarawiyyine), Al Andalous Mosque,
Shrine Moulay Idriss, Mellah, Royal Palace
–  Fez madinah (old town), dyers, coppersmiths, weavers, artisan workshops
–  Protected and restored buildings by the Association pour la Dedensification et la Rehabilitation de la Medina de Fez (ADER)

 
Visit Centre Multidisciplinaire de Zouagha pour l’insertion des Femmes

Lunch or Dinner at Café Clock

 

MONDAY 17 SEPTEMBER – IFRANE & AZROU

Transport to Alkhawayn University in Ifraine (AUI)   www.aui.ma

Meeting with President
Guided Tour of University
Lunch in VIP Room

Visit Ifrane and surrounding beautiful scenery with AUI Professors of Anthropology and Geography

Drive to Azrou via the Cedar Forest and barbary monkeys
Visit Azrou Centre for Community Development
Berber carpet shopping direct from the Weavers

Return to AUI:
Series of short Talks given by BMS members

Dinner at the Faculty Club

Return to Fez 

 

TUESDAY 18 SEPTEMBER  – MEKNES & VOLUBILIS

Transport from Fez to Meknes

Visit Elderley People’s Home supported by BMS for many years

Guided Tour of:
Old Madinah, Moulay Ismail Mausoleum, Moulay Ismail Prison,
Bassin Swani, Attic Moulay Ismael

Visit Meknes Olivier Agropole – academic and research centre for the development of the olive oil industry (part of the company that makes AICHA products)

Drive to Volubilis, Roman City of the 2nd/3rd century BC

 Return to Fez via Shrine of Moulay Idriss and also via Moulay Yacoub

 

WEDNESDAY, 19 SEPTEMBER 2018 – FEZ

Morning:  Complete activities in Fez (see first day above)


COSTS OF BMS PROGRAMME

£150 for 3 days (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday) to cover the cost of Guides, hire of coach/minibus, tips, any meal or coffee/tea breaks taken as a group if the cost per person is below Dh 150

£150 for 3 days (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday) as a donation to BMS charitable causes.

£50 on Wednesday to cover all of the above

Participants can participate in the whole programme or join in on particular day(s).
The cost will therefore be pro-rata for each day

All other expenses (flight, hotel, meals as a group above Dh 150 per person, drinks) paid individually directly with airline, hotel, restaurant etc

Bookings with airline & hotel made directly.

BMS has negotiated a very good deal with Hotel MENZEH ZALAGH (4 Star) in Fez for those who would like to stay there (although Participants can stay where they like). This hotel will act as our Base and Meeting Place. 

Details

Start:
Sat 15th September 2018
End:
Wed 19th September 2018