This amazing tour travels across the dynamic country of Morocco from desert to mountains, encompassing fertile coastal plains, olive groves, colourful souks, Arabic nomads of Berber descent and the legendary expanse of the compelling Sahara Desert. Morocco is still largely wild, remote, with bustling markets, palm fringed desert oases linked by nomadic desert caravans and a technicoloured cultural tapestry imbedded in primeval history.Starting in Casablanca we move onto the old imperial city of Fes, an amazing labyrinth of alleys and souks. It offers a journey into a fascinating foreign land of rich cultures, elegant imperial cities and amaranthine walled medinas such a Fez, Meknes and Marrakech, brimming with contrast, sensuality and mystery.Our journey south continues, entering the Sahara desert at Merzouga where we can sleep amongst the highest sand dunes in Morocco.
We then spend time discovering the remote communities of Morocco’s High Atlas Mountains and the Rif, to the white washed coastal fishing ports on the western shores such as Essaouira , the immersion in to this alluring Kingdom is a delight and sensory overload for history enthusiasts, naturalists, hikers and adventurers, before ending in the legendary city of Marrakech. An inspiring tour for the true traveller. Whether you visit Morocco for the endless summer or to trek through the endless mountains trails between Berber villages or head into the desert on a camel, its timeless energy and friendly locals will leave an overall memory of mint tea, the call of muezzins from ancient minarets, brightly coloured souks, roman charms and Arabic heritage as you journey through its dynamic landscape.
Trip Duration: 15 days
Grade Adventure touring, Activities Adventure Touring
Summary: 14 nights in tourist class hotels & desert tents
Want more time in Morocco? Why choose to spend a couple of nights in one of the most photogenic mountain villages in Morocco, noted for its blue-washed walls and old world charm.
Step back in time and embrace the exotic maelstrom of mysterious labyrinths, ancient footpaths, lantern-lit souks, spice markets and alchemist stalls of the Marrakech’s main square. Meet snake-charmers, musicians, palm readers, water sellers with brass cups, Chleuh dancing-boys and acrobats as you walk through, inhaling the aroma of sizzling Moroccan delicacies and mint infused air – A UNESCO Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.
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