2019/2020 Morocco Budget Tour

OVERLAND TRIP IN MOROCCO. BUDGET CAMPING EXPEDITIONS SMALL GROUP...


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Camping tours in Morocco can be fun and budget. It is another way to discover the natural, cultural and social aspects of this destination. This cheap adventure trip offers the ultimate quest for those in search of new horizons. Traveling with us is to take a fascinating journey that will forever change your perspectives and perceptions. With its diverse natural beauty and intricate rich history, Morocco is the ideal affordable place for the curious and open-minded active traveler.

Some of the highest ranges and challenging hiking places on earth for the adventure and active travelers, the Atlas Mountains and the Sahara Desert give you unique experiences. Easy on your budget to explore the most overland expeditions yet share an affinity for hospitality and friendliness. Our extraordinary budget trips will bring you so close to travel cheap and discover the marvels of this destination. When one thinks of high mountains and boundless deserts, our adventure tours should immediately come to mind, offering some of the most impressive mountain and desert treks and adventure activities to any explorer. On top of natural challenges, its indigenous people here, Berbers and Moors offer thought-provoking insight into ancient cultures that differ remarkably from the western world. This cheap expedition offers best studies and discoveries to students of anthropology, geology, ethnomusicology, and history. Also to simple nature enthusiasts who love hiking and trekking in Morocco

Native Berbers in the Atlas Mountains and Bedouins of Sahara Desert have long fascinated ethnologists with their ancient cultures unchanged by time. All of our Mountains hiking are escorted by Berber guides, who will enhance your adventure travel experiences through these little-known regions. These 2019 budget overland expeditions cover regions that are unique to Morocco, from the lofty crags and screes of the Atlas Mountains to the cedar forests of the Rif chains and plunging canyons and karsts of the Dades valley. You will hike through unusual rock formations, the pristine oases of Bougafer, and the enchanting groves of Taleouine overflowing with almonds trees, saffron crocuses. You will also be trekking the picturesque plateaus, blooming valleys, oases, Date palm groves, along with the voluptuous sand dunes encountering tents of the desert nomad cultures. living over the high peaks of the Atlas Mountains and Sahara desert treks, you will explore cultures and vistas untouched by modern times. We invite you to take advantage of our tours on sale and budget, discounted overland expeditions only our native tour company can offer.

This overland trip is a great introduction to the diverse landscapes that Morocco has to offer through walking, hiking, camping over the dunes in the Sahara Desert, as well as stays in budget boutique hotels, eco-lodges and guesthouses.

DAY TO DAY ITINERARY

Upon your arrival at the Mohamed V Airport in Casablanca, you will meet your guide, who will take you immediately to Rabat Campground. In the morning, you will depart for Rabat, the capital of Morocco. Styled in a spaciously elegant European grid, yet slightly self-conscious of its modernity, Rabat has an ancient legacy that spans hundreds of generations. Each civilization that has inhabited the city has left its mark, resulting in a wide variety of architectural styles including those from the Phoenician and Roman eras. You will spend your day discovering the delights that Rabat has to offer, ending with dinner and other accommodations at camp in the village of Ain Aouda.

After a home cooked breakfast, you will leave camp on the back roads across the Rif Mountains to Ouazzane, enjoy a guided tour visit of the city. Lunch will be at the central shish Kabab market then continue on to Chefchaouen. After visiting the jewel of these mountains the blue city of Chefchaouen you will trek up to mount Akchour where you will camp for the night at Talassemtane National Park cedar forest.

Morocco deep history is offered to you today. This journey will take you from imperial time of Rome to the third century A.D. (Of course there will be stops along the way.) The first stop will be the ancient Roman city of Volubilis. Volubilis was a critical city in the imperial Roman department of Mauritania (modern-day Morocco, and its actual provinces in the Sahara) during the reign of Caracalla. Volubilis is impressively well preserved and the genius of Roman urbanism is still intact. The two central integral streets in every Roman castrum, the Cardo, and Decumanus, are prominent. The cardo is the boulevard which runs north-south and the Decumanus, east-west. The intersection of the two is the heart of every Roman city. There you will find the ruins of the ancient forum.

you will also take a walking tour of Moulay Idris, founded in the 8th century by Moulay Idris Al Akbar. The city was created primarily for the indigenous population that migrated with Moulay Idris from the Middle East. You will drive around 15 miles to the next stop, the imperial city of Meknes. Meknes is a 17th Century city built by Moulay Ismail to rival Fez.

Finally, you have reached your destination, the ninth century city of Fez. In the evening, you will get a taste of the greatest of the Imperial Cities. Discover the sights on the outside of the ancient walled city, including the ramparts, the gates, and the Borjs (Moorish Forts). After this introductory tour to Fez, you will dine in your hotel and prepare for day three: Fez!

Visiting Fez is like traveling back in time. It is a unique experience. Undeniably fascinating, Fez stimulates the senses with its haunting yet beautiful sounds, visual splendor, and evocative smells. The most ancient of the imperial capitals and the complete medieval city of the Islamic world, Fez is reminiscent of a city suspended in time, unfazed by the constantly evolving world outsides of its walls. Fez owes nothing to the Western world, save electricity.

Time spent in Fez will reveal much about the sophistication of the Moroccan artisan, providing an unparalleled learning experience to those who cross its path. Your morning will be spent visiting the Medina. Our specialized guide will take you on a historic discovery of the city of Fez starting at the King s Palace and its Meshwar with ramparts and majestic gates.

Next, you will explore the Jewish quarter, a 15th-century citadel with all its Moorish maze architecture and medieval glory. Visits to Sephardic synagogues and mausoleums of holy Rabbis will be the highlights of this part of town. Then, we will drive to the Merinides hill to visit their necropolis. Here you will enjoy the best panoramic view of the old walled Medina, brimful with its countless minarets to call for the prayers in a city that has responded to these calls for 12 centuries. Drive down the hills to the gate of Bab Guissa to leave your vehicle and enter an ancient world. Fez has preserved its Medina as it was centuries ago. Not even a bicycle is able to be used as a tool of transportation. Only donkeys, mules and horses are able to help to move all that the city produces and needs as supplies.

The first guilds you will immediately encounter are the cobblers, the saddlers, and blacksmiths interlaced by some caravansaries for tribesmen who come from the surrounding areas to trade and supply their needs. Down the hill to Juteya you will encounter all sorts of crafts but noticeably carpenters and leather workers as one of the traditional tanneries is not far. This walk will lead you to El Ashabine square with its variety of activities. From there, you will find your way to the Sgha square which will lead you to Attarine then Souk el Henna and the Mausoleum of Moulay Idris, the founder of Fez. Next, to it, you will visit the Nejjarine square with its famous fountain, its guild of carpentry and the museum of folk arts at the Fondouk.

You will walk to the tannery and on to visit the great Mosque university of Al Quarrawiyyine, passing by Shemmaine, the market of dried fruits. After that, you will visit the Medersa Attarine and walk to Sbetryyine, a guild of bookbinders, which will lead you to the Seffarine Square, where the tapping of metalworkers is still deafening passerby as it was the case for centuries. You will break for lunch then continue exploring the marvels of Fez Medina. These will highlight the Dyers souk, Foundouk Tetouani and the shrine of Sidi Ahmed Tijani. You will end your walk at foundouk Lihoudi where a local Fez family will host you for traditional mint tea in their home. Finally, you will return to your hotel for dinner and other accommodations.

Travel the rural environs of the Atlas Mountains Berbers. Covered with evergreen pines, tall cedar trees, and poplars, and laced with flowing streams, your first view of the Middle Atlas will appear oddly un-Moroccan. Passing by Imouzzer, with a quick stop at the Alps-like town of Ifrane, you will soon come across the first real town of the Middle Atlas, Azrou.

Azrou is an important market center for the region s Berber tribes, located at a major junction of mountain routes. Your driver will take a little detour in a cedar forest to introduce you to one of the oldest inhabitants of this region, the Berber apes. This may also coincide with the encounter of a nomadic family in its temporary encampment. As nomads are very hospitable people, whenever we encounter them we are all invited at least for a mint tea under their tents.

At Midelt, the Middle Atlas give way to higher peaks visible through the haze, soaring to over 12,000 feet. Lunch will be in Midelt, enjoying the dramatic panoramic view before you. the road will lead you to Erfoud, one of the most delightful southern regions consisting of a dry, red belt of the desert with a sudden drop into the green valley of Ziz, with copious date palm groves and flowing streams. Visit the canyons of Ziz and some of the oases and natural sites before you reach the magnificent oasis of Erfoud.

After you arrive in Erfoud, you will leave your vehicle to meet a caravan of camels that you will ride to camp over the dunes of Merzouga. Tents are pitched for you to enjoy a night under the African Skies. After dinner, the Rokba drummers will illuminate your night with their lively dances and moving chants. Enjoy this encounter of Man and nature at its best.

Walk to reach the highest peak of the dunes to watch the sun rise over the spectacular Merzouga dunes. This is an experience that should not be missed.

Afterward, you will eat breakfast with the Tuaregs and continue onward, to explore the ancient, holy oasis of Rissani. There, you will visit the ruins of Sijilmassa, ruins of an old caravan trade outpost. Continue to the prehistoric fossils area. You will then return to your hotel for dinner.

Leave Erfoud traveling west toward the Valley of Todra, which lies right between the Atlas Mountains and the Sahara Desert. You will reach Tinghir, the town where we will be spending the night. Only 15 kilometers from Tinghir inside the Valley of Todra, you will find the Todra s highest and narrowest gorges in the country.

Next, you will cross through the Dades valley, wherein the spring, thousands of Persian roses bloom in hedgerows, filling the air with their heavenly breeze. You will also see the thousands of Kasbahs scattered along the Dades River, majestic sandcastles with a visually appealing, timeless beauty. You will end your day with dinner and other accommodations at your hotel.

Today, you will continue to explore the Dades Valley, traveling through El Kelaa De Megouna and Boumalne to view the inimitable natural vistas and unusual rock formations. You will then continue onward to Ouarzazate, which is one large oasis in a crossroad between the Dades, the Draa valleys, and the majestic High Atlas Mountains. This is an ideal place to stop for the night. You will conclude your day with dinner and other accommodations in your hotel.

You will spend most of your day en route to Marrakesh, exploring the legendary Kasbah of Aït-Benhaddou, a renowned architectural marvel. You will take the back roads to Taleouate then Taddart and continue to Marrakech You will arrive in Marrakech, a city of pleasure for both visitors and locals, where southern tribesmen and Berber villagers bring their goods to market and find a variety of entertainment. To tourists, the city is a feast for the imagination, full of incomparable beauty, situated before the towering mountains that provide a thrilling backdrop. After a visit to the bustling Jemaa El Fna square, you will conclude your day with dinner and other accommodations at your hotel.

You will devote your morning to the exploration of Marrakech s many historical sites, starting at the Menara, a magnificent pool surrounded by flowerbeds, reflecting the image of an exquisite Moorish edifice. It was constructed in 1866 for dignitaries, who enjoyed glorious sunsets with the ethereal Atlas Mountains as a backdrop. The pool also functions as an innovative irrigation system that is serving dry life in the desert.

Your tour will cover many impressive sites, including the Koutoubia Minaret (which is identical to la Giralda, a tower found in Sevilla, Spain), and the Saadien tombs, which demonstrate Moorish architecture at its best. The tombs consist of sixteenth-century mausoleums, which had lain walled-in and undiscovered until 1917. Next, you will explore the gardens of the Agdal then the Marjorelle. Finally, you will return to your hotel for dinner and other accommodations.

You will begin your day with an excursion to the Ourika Valley, where you will visit the traditional Berber Souks, as well as the Jewish shrines. shop for Berber handicrafts in the souks of these villages is a way to explore the marvels of this valley. You will return to Marrakech for dinner and other accommodations at your hotel.

You will begin your day by traveling to Essaouira (Mogador), a picturesque city with a rich history. With a fascinating antiquity, Essaouira was occupied by the Phoenicians and Carthaginians, supplied essential purple dyes to the Romans, absorbed the sophisticated Jewish arts of the silversmith, and spent centuries as a Portuguese enclave.

Despite the obvious influence of these civilizations, Essaouira has managed to remain a small, authentic Berber town. Alive with the breath of fresh air provided by the Atlantic, Essaouira is a jewel nestled in the rugged coast, with a vast expanse of empty sands trailing back along the promontory towards the South. After an introductory tour, you will conclude your day with dinner and other accommodations in your hotel.

Enjoy relaxing in the serene beach of Essaouira or simply do what you is of your interest.

You will travel to Casablanca, stopping at El Oualidia for a seafood lunch. You will continue onward to El Jadida, where you will visit the citadel, evidence of the 11th century Portuguese occupation. Finally, you will arrive in Casablanca, having completed a journey that has led you through immeasurable antiquity. You will conclude your day with a farewell dinner and spend the night at the hotel.

You will depart for Casablanca Airport in the morning where you will board your flight back home with a lifetime worth of memories packed neatly into your suitcase.

  • 14 night accommodation camping and hotels
  • Breakfast and dinner each day
  • Land transportation in chauffeured vehicles
  • Services of English-speaking guides in major & tour leader throughout
  • Entrance fees to monuments and museums
  • Hotel tax and service charges
  • Chefchaouen: 1 night, camping
  • Rabat: 1 night, Camping
  • Fez: 2 nights, Camping
  • Merzouga Dunes: 1 night, Bivouac
  • Erfoud: 1 night, Camping
  • Tinghir: 1 night, Camping
  • Ait Ben Haddou: 1 night, Camping
  • Marrakech: 3 nights, Hotel Meriem
  • Essaouira: 2 night, Camping
  • El Jadida: 1 night, Camping
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Budget Trip Includes

  • 4X4 Land Transportation
  • 14 Nights campings
  • Breakfast and Dinner daily
  • Services of local guides,
  • Excellent Cook and Tour Manager
  • Fees to monuments and museums
  • All taxes and luggage handling
  • Cost per person: $1185.00

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED

  • Round Trip Flight
  • Tips for Drivers and Guides
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal spending

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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