Morocco

Some ideas for your next holiday!

 

 

Take a day from the frantic life of Marrakech to explore the Berber stronghold of the Atlas Mountains.

Our day tour includes private transport and a specialist guide. Leaving Marrakech , you can see the Lake Lalla Takerkoust before visiting the serene plateau of Kik. The road then twists through Holm Oak and juniper forest to the heart of the Mountains at Ouirgane. A picnic lunch lakeside or at a berber village will set you up to explore the surroundings, or take a walk through the valley, stopping off for a cup of tea with a berber family. Alternatively if you are feeling the need for a relaxing afternoon- why not consider an hour or two next to a swimming pool, with a refreshing drink in a local Ksar or garden?  Return via Asni village to Marrakech.

Visit the Imperial Cities of Morocco.

From the Atlantic coast to the foothills of the High Atlas, the Imperial Cities of Morocco have stood for centuries. The oldest parts of the cities are the medieval Medina- unchanged for hundreds of years , with the souks, narrow passageways, old palaces and schools, tanneries and bakeries to explore. Around the medina are the city walls, often with ornate doorways showing off the wealth of the city. The new towns lie outside the walls, thus the medinas are preserved.

Visit the city of Meknes with its remarkable architecture  or Fes with the complex warren of souks and riads that take you into history. Marrakech, the Red City is fascinating, with the Jamma el Fnaa square and the souks leading off this meeting poing and Rabat has the main palace of the King, as well as being a thriving port.

See the real desert as we travel to the northern edges of the Sahara: camp in a berber camp in the dunes and see the incredible clearness of the stars.

Leaving Marrakech, the route goes over the High Atlas passes at over 3000m, before descending to the Kasbah of Ait ben Haddou for a visit. Overnight in the film centre town of Ouarzazate. The next day take the road through the palm oasis of Skoura and the Valley of the roses, before reaching Merzouga and meeting your camel team to head into the dunes of Erg Chebbi for your overnight camp. After maybe an early rise to see the sunrise over the dunes, trek with your camels to merzouga and head towards Agdz and overnight in Ouarzazate. The last day we head north to Marrakech, visiting the remote palace of Glaoui at Telouet.

Essaouira -Just the place to go as a break from the summer heat of Marrakech.

Starting early from Marrakech, the private transport takes you past the desert type plains around Marrakech to the green fields and Argan orchards of the Atlantic Coast. The town of Essaouira, from its Roman connections to Portuguese influence, has a vibrant medina or old town, a busy fishing harbour and a long beach. After an overnight stay in a central hotel, enjoy a relaxed morning before heading back to Marrakech.

A holiday specially tailored for those who would like to get to know the berber people of Morocco better and their way of life and culture.

The holiday would include meeting a berber family and working with them including looking after their animals, seeing what like is like in the fields and cooking and helping them with household tasks- great for children and adults alike! The tour starts off by travelling through fantastic scenery to the centre of the High Atlas - the Ait Bougamez valley. Overnight is in the upmarket Kasbah Dar Itrane in Imelghas. The next morning, meet your berber family and join in some day to day living with them - whether working with the animals or doing some berber cooking. The next day - have a short trek with some mules to ride or carry your luggage to the dinosaur tracks near R’bat. The next day is a free day to see the tighremt nearby or re-visit your paired up family, before heading back to Marrakech the next day via the Cascades D’ Ouzoud waterfalls.

The Kingdom of Morocco is a great place for cyclists!

Enjoy an off road adventure in the High Atlas or even in the Saghro Mountains in the south of the coutry near the desert. See the Agafay rocky desert near marrakech or cycle through the Palmeries on the outskirts of the city. For the road cyclists there are the tough passes of the mountains, or the falt roads to Demnate near the plain of Haouz, or travel to Essaouira on the coast and cycle through the Argan forests. Contact us for more ideas and some tailormade routes. Cycles and helmets can be hired in country, so no need to leave your own bike in the clutches of the airlines.

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