Come to Morocco with Intrepid Travel & Me!

After last week’s impassioned voting and discussion on Facebook, Twitter and in the blogosphere, YOU have chosen which Intrepid Travel adventure — Classic Peru, Active Turkey or Morocco Experience — you’d like to join Kirsten & I on….

Drum roll, please… Salaam Aleikum! It’s fabulous Morocco!

(Did you already figure that out from the title? Smartie!)

With 45 percent of the vote, Morocco only edged out Peru (38%) at the very last moment. Poor Turkey was left in the dust with just 16 percent of the vote, leading me to believe that Turkey must be one of the world’s best kept secrets. Kirsten & I have both been there and loved it!

Anyhow, now it’s time for Kirsten and I to plan our upcoming trip to see all that Morocco has to offer, AND most importantly to you, to give away a spot on the trip to one lucky reader each. How exciting is that?!

A little about Intrepid Travel’s Morocco Experience

Intrepid’s Morocco Experience trip features 15 action packed days from Casablanca to Marrakech. We’ll see the snow-capped Atlas Mountains, camp in the sandy Sahara Desert, sleep in a hotel made of Saharan sand, visit the medieval old town of Fes and take a million pictures of colorful, photogenic spice markets & souqs along the way.

Did you know? 

  • Morocco is heavily influenced by French language & culture having once been a French protectorate. Morocco gained political independence in 1956.
  • Morocco is the 57th largest country in the world.
  • Morocco has a coast on the Atlantic Ocean that reaches past the Strait of Gibraltar into the Mediterranean Sea. It is bordered by Spain to the north, Algeria to the east the and Western Sahara to the south.
  • Morocco is the only African country not in the African Union.
  • Almost all Moroccans speak Berber, Moroccan Arabic or French as mother tongues.

How to Enter 

Entering to win is super easy – just follow the instructions on the Rafflecopter widget below and boom – you’re halfway there!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Once you’ve entered here on Angie Away, check out Aviators & A Camera for details on how to win Kirsten’s trip.

We will use Rafflecopter to randomly select a winner, so the contest is open to friends, family, strangers, handsome, Humphrey Bogart-esque single fellas – anyone 18+ with a passport and an urge to see the souqs, spice markets, deserts, mountains and wonders of Morocco.

You can enter beginning today through Oct. 20 and we’ll announce the winners on Oct. 22 – so what are you waiting for?! Let’s go to Morocco!

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The fine print: If the trip dates chosen don’t work for you, you are welcome to use the Morocco Experience credit on your own by June 30, 2013. Odds of winning depend on number of entries received. In the event the same person wins both trips, another name will be drawn. Airfare, any taxes, visas, passport fees, meals and any activities not outlined at www.IntrepidTravel.com are the responsibility of the winner. AngieAway.com is responsible for promoting the campaign and selecting a winner. All trip details, requirements and responsibilities are managed by Intrepid Travel. Contest is void where prohibited.

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  • October 01, 2012

    I think I am in need of some packing tips! I am currently trying to pack up my life to move abroad and am totally overwhelmed. What to bring, what not to bring – I don’t know!

    That being said, I will soon be starting a job with 5 weeks vacation (oh Norway, I love you already) and could certainly use a bit of that time to explore Morocco.

    • October 02, 2012

      Good luck with your move AND with winning =)

  • October 01, 2012
    Elizabeth Duncan

    So glad this is open to all! I’m from the US and my packing tip is to pack in a carry on if at all possible. If not, pack a change of clothes to take on the plane just in case!

    • October 02, 2012

      I have not yet managed to travel with just a carry on… but I can dream!

  • October 01, 2012

    Looks like a great trip!! Have a great time!

  • October 01, 2012
    Susan Loyd

    Morocco sounds amazing!! Love it, I wanna go!

  • October 01, 2012
    Raymond @ Man On The Lam

    Very jealous! I’ve always wanted to get to Morocco… 🙂

  • October 01, 2012
    Katie Bell

    Oh my goodness, a new blog to follow and love! I’m an Aussie traveling Europe and my best packing tip would be my habit of folding my dirty underwear and socks in to that day’s dirty shirt so you always know exactly what is clean and what needs a wash!

    • October 02, 2012

      That’s a great tip, Katie! Thank you and good luck!

  • October 01, 2012

    This looks like a fantastic trip. Well worth packing a sense of adventure and a hearty appetite!

    • October 02, 2012

      Good luck, Berger! Would love to travel Morocco with you!

  • October 01, 2012
    Ann

    Morocco is definitely on my ‘want to go there’ list! I’ve been travelling for almost a year, so I think my best packing tip is to take what you definitely need, not all the things you *might* need. I’m from the US – raised in GA, but a NYCer for the past 16+ years.

    • October 02, 2012

      Good luck! And I totally agree with you… less is more!

  • October 01, 2012
    Eva

    Morocco is om my bucket list for ages… Love to tick the box!

  • October 01, 2012

    I’m thrilled Morocco won. All of Intrepid’s trips look great and this seems like a wonderful introduction to the country. Keeping my fingers crossed! 🙂

    • October 02, 2012

      It definitely looks like an awesome trip, right? I’m so excited!

  • October 01, 2012

    Sooo cool! I’m glad my favorite destination won, and would be even more glad to win and go with you!

    • October 02, 2012

      Wishing you lots of luck! It would be such fun to travel together!

  • October 01, 2012
    Mercedes

    My packing tip is to tuck used bounce sheets between clothes to keep them smelling like fresh laundry in your suitcase throughout a trip! (I’m from Mexico)

    • October 02, 2012

      That’s an awesome tip, Mercedes – thank you!

  • October 01, 2012

    There is no better reason why I {almost} minored in French than taking a fabulous trip to Morocco!

    • October 02, 2012

      Can you imagine how perfectly we’d speak French 8 years out of college? It will surely be parfait!

  • October 01, 2012

    I would love, love, love to win a trip to Morocco! One of my dream places.