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Expedition Morocco - (7N/8D)

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Starts With $ 1095 /-
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Description

Experience

Each year, thousands of people migrate into the High Atlas Mountains to escape the heat of the lower valleys. In 2017, we’ll be joining one such  special walking expedition through the mountains. Sleep in moving campsites and partake in daily chores – like animal herding and traditional bread making – you’ll meet locals in tiny Berber villages and breathe enough fresh air to last you a lifetime. This is a rare opportunity to form real connections with people from another part of the world, and experience an authentic, ancient and well-preserved way of life likely very different to your own.

 

 

Itineary

Day 1 
Marrakech

Welcome to Marrakech, Morocco! Marrakech is a feast for the senses. Day is free for leisure. You can explore the Medina and the seemingly endless mosaic of souqs, each devoted to a separate trade – pottery, woodwork, copper, leather, carpets and spices. You might also like to visit the famous Koutoubia Mosque or check out the lesser-known tropical gardens of the French painter Jacques Majorelle .
Meal: None

Day 2 
Imassen

Today will be an early start. Travelling by private vehicle, head to the Skoura region of the Atlas Mountains. About 2,500 kms (1,600 miles) long, the mountain range extends through Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia. Cross over the Tizi N Tichka pass, one of the highest in North Africa. Upon arrival, there’s a one-hour walk to the first nomadic camp in Imassen, where you’ll meet your Berber family and discuss the next four days. After helping prepare and pack the equipment for the trek, sit down to a delicious dinner with the family and get to know each other.

Meal: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 3 
Bouyeghd

Rise early this morning for breakfast. After packing up the campsite equipment (don’t worry – you’ll be shown how), head off towards Bouyeghd. The walk should take around 4-5 hours. Once there, sit down for a picnic lunch before continuing onto your camp at the base of Azefgue Mountain. While there is a nearby spring, water availability will depend on how much rain and snow has fallen that year. Help the family set up camp for the evening, before sitting down together again for dinner.

Meal: Breakfast Lunch & Dinner

Day 4 
Imi n Taghia

Hopefully by now you’re getting used to rising early! This morning, the family will teach you how to prepare and bake bread in the traditional nomadic way. After breakfast, pack up and head on towards Imi N Taghia, passing through Laasker gorge along the way. You’ll be walking for around 4.5 hours in total. Once you’ve enjoyed lunch, help set up the tents and campsite for the evening in Imi n Taghia, and lend a hand in dinner preparation.

Meal: Breakfast Lunch & Dinner

Day 5 
Aklim

Rise early again to bake bread with the family, before packing up and walking towards Aklim. Today’s trek takes around 4-5 hours. You’ll pass through traditional Berber villages on the way, giving you a great chance to practice any local phrases you’ve learnt. After lunch, help set up camp for the evening and sit down to relax before dinner.

Meal: Breakfast Lunch & Dinner

Day 6 
Ait Hmad

You’re probably getting pretty good at that bread baking by now! After packing up the campsite and eating breakfast, depart Aklim and make your way to Valley Ait Hmad, passing through more Berber villages en route (a 4-5 hour walk in total). Eat a picnic lunch and pitch the tents at your campsite. Tonight is the last night you’ll spend with your Berber family – hopefully you’ve got to know them pretty well by now. With your leader and group, we suggest you draw on the traditional cooking methods you’ve learnt over the past few days and prepare a final thank you meal for the family.

Meal: Breakfast Lunch & Dinner

Day 7 
Marrakech

Today, the walking component of your adventure comes to an end. After bidding farewell to your new Berber friends, you’ll be transported back to Marrakech in a private vehicle with the rest of the group. On arrival, join the thronging crowds for dinner at the famous public square – Jemaa el Fna. 

Meal: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 8 
Marrakech

Your Moroccan Expedition comes to an end after breakfast today. As there are no activities planned, you are free to depart the accommodation at any time.

Meal: Breakfast

 

 

Package Includes

  • Accommodation on twin share basis for number of nights mentioned in the Itinerary.
  • Transport as mentioned on the itinerary (Walking, Private minibus)
  • Meals as in the itinerary (7 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 6 dinners)
  • Services of a group leader as described in the Trip Notes.

Package Excludes

  • Any other taxes.
  • International or domestic flights, unless included
  • Meals other than those mentioned as included (please contact us to know details specific to your trip)
  • Optional arrival and departure transfers or transfer costs to the starting point of the vacation
  • Visa, passport, travel insurance.
  • Optional tours that can be bought on a supplement.
  • Single room supplement
  • Entrance fees to attractions not specified as included (please contact us to know details specific to your trip)

Information

 Start Date  End Date  Price per perosn
 23 Sep 2017  30 Sep 2017  USD 1,095
 24 Mar 2018  31 Mar 2018  USD 1,150
 22 Sep 2018  29 Sep 2018  USD 1,150
  • Contact us for the Dates and price.
  • Travel Insurance covering medical and evacuation expenses is mandatory for all travellers.
  • This cost exclude GST 5%
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