Marrakech And The Sahara Cultural Discovery


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Trip Code: AMS
Region: North Africa - Middle East
Countries visited: Morocco
Activities: Mountains, Desert, In Comfort, People & Religion, History
Duration: 8 Days
Difficulty: Leisurely
Profile: Travel by private mini or midibus and camel.
Meals: All breakfasts and 3 dinners included.
Accomodation: 5 nights 3-star hotels, all en suite, some with a swimming pool. 1 night Bedouin camp with shared facilities and 1 night gite or simple rural accommodation in dormitory style rooms with mattresses placed directly on the floor.
Group: Normally 6 to 16, plus leader and appropriate local guides.

Holiday price from: to including flights.

Exciting adventure in the Sahara Desert and High Atlas Mountains

Koutoubia Mosque, Marrakech

Almost as large as the continent of Europe, the grandeur of the Sahara Desert is truly experienced on this trip. After an impressive journey through the palm groves of the Draa Valley, we spend the night at the gateway to the desert, Zagora. While camel trekking in Morocco we travel into the incredible landscape of oases and sand dunes of M'Hamid, where we spend the night at a traditional Bedouin camp under the stars. The desert experience can only be appreciated when we visit something completely different - the impressive 16th century Kasbah Ait Benhaddou. Continuing our journey into the High Atlas Mountains, we pass the crumbling remains of Telouet's great palace and enjoy a peaceful walk around the remote village of Tijhza. We have supported this village for over ten years, helping them build a water tower to ensure all houses now lead to running water and our work is very much appreciated by the community. Last but not least, there is time to explore the medina, souks and square of the 'Pink City' of Marrakech.

Holiday Itinerary

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Day 1: Fly to Ouarzazate.Show detailed information

Day 2: Travel through beautiful Draa Valley to Zagora, the last town before the vast Sahara Desert.Show detailed information

Day 3: Transfer to M'Hamid for a wonderful walk amongst the sand dunes; camel trek to our camp for an evening under the stars.Show detailed information

Day 4: Head north to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ait Benhaddou and its famous kasbah.Show detailed information

Day 5: Into the High Atlas Mountains; walk to remote village of Tijhza and visit our Responsible Tourism project.Show detailed information

Day 6: Morning walk; afternoon transfer to Marrakech through magnificent mountain scenery.Show detailed information

Day 7: Explore Marrakech: Djemaa el Fna Square, beautiful gardens, palaces and souks.Show detailed information

Day 8: Fly to London.Show detailed information

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