MOROCCO ADVENTURE TOUR 2019/2020

OVERLAND HIKING IN THE ATLAS MOUNTAINS VALLEYS AND SAHARA DESERT OASES


Adventure Trip in Morocco

This trekking group tour in Morocco is one of our best adventure trip for rough travelers. It covers the high Atlas Mountains and the Sahara desert. The Southern and Northern lands of Morocco differ completely from one another, contrasting both in climate and landscape. The South seems to embody a step backward in time, to an era of the biblical aura of an ancient Mesopotamia. The vast Sahara seems surreal, with its plateaus bordered by mirages. Along these valleys and waddies, you will discover sandcastle-like Kasbahs and romantic oases, where tall date palms grow surrounded by silver-green reeds. Sand dunes on the far horizon are constantly reshaped by gentle winds, sheltered by azure-blue African skies shape the backdrop of these lush vistas.

These breath-taking landscapes have attracted artists, poets, and filmmakers. Even Cecil de Mill and Martin Scorsese were unable to capture on film the majesty and unsurpassed beauty of Morocco's Southern lands. It is literally heaven on earth, which has a depth that can only be truly embraced and appreciated by the naked eye.

We have designed this tour especially for explorers, adventurers, and outback lovers of nature and authenticity. It is an overland trek in the southern Morocco regions. This adventure tour starts in Fez and ends in Marrakech covering a ceremonial back roads itinerary. We depart from Fez, the oldest of all imperial Cities and the heartbeat of Morocco climbing the Atlas Mountains evergreen cedar forests to the arid steppes of Eastern Morocco and down to Erg Chebbi immense ocean of real Sahara Dunes, then to the valley of Draa exploring the largest palm grove on earth then back to the trekking the Atlas Mountains highest pass of Tizi n Tichka then down to Marrakech to end this expedition in the best man-made oasis on earth, namely Marrakech. This Morocco adventure tour is for rural enthusiasts, mountain lovers and typical cultural encounters with most remote people in their daily life. An active tour in Morocco unlike the others.

Shoppers will love the Berber souks (daily markets) as all you see from produce to utensils, to crafts are locally produced. This overland tour will continue on its way crossing some of the breathtaking oases and Kasbahs (adobe castles) to the Todra Valley the highest and narrower canyons in Morocco. Along with your trek riding 4X4 land Rovers through the great south of Morocco where scenery changes in every horizon, you will reach in this expedition suddenly the vastness of the Sahara desert. No word can describe this ethereal God made an ocean of emptiness yet it is indeed so fulfilling. Welcome to the ocean of dunes and the land of the camel. Enjoy this trekking expedition in the great south of Morocco.

DAY TO DAY ITINERARY

Upon your arrival at the Fez Saiss Airport, you will find your guide waiting to take you to your hotel for check-in. You will devote your day to the exploration of Fez many historical sites. Your local guide will give a panoramic tour of Fez El Jadid and The Jewish Quarter then enter the Medina from it principal gate and walk the medieval streets, with a maze of blind turns and alleys exploring the historic sights of Fez and its souks. Dinner will be in your guesthouse. /p>

You will spend most of your day en route to Tinghir riding with your guide, exploring the legendary Kasbah of Aït-Benhaddou, a renowned architectural marvel classified as UNESCO world heritage. Your trekking expedition will lead you to the highest pass in Morocco, the Taddart and Tizi Tishka pass, at an altitude of 11,000 feet. This pass divides the mountains into two distinct facets: the harsh, stark side acting as a shield that protects the hinterland from the dry expansion of the Sahara, and the lush side, soft and evergreen, which collects the moisture from the Gherbi winds of the Atlantic Ocean. We will stop for lunch in Midelt then continue to Erfoud.

Once you arrive in Erfoud, you leave your vehicle and hop into the 4-Wheel Drive cruiser which takes you to meet a caravan of camels that you will ride to camp. You will conclude your day in your camp over the dunes of Merzouga where 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.

Camels will take you across the desert to the magnificent dunes of Erg Chebbi. You will not want to miss the breathtaking sunrise over the spectacular Merzouga dunes in the Sahara. Afterward, you will eat breakfast with the Tuaregs, and start your trip across the desert back roads towards Tinghir exploring the holy city of Rissani and it's adobe Medina, the valley of the Draa and its breathtaking oases.

Your afternoon will consist of a visit to the Todra gorges, after which you will continue to Erfoud, where you will explore the Ziz valley. One of the most aesthetically pleasing of all southern routes, Erfoud is a dry, red belt of the desert with a sudden drop into a valley filled with date palm groves; it is a land lost in antiquity. You will then continue to, one of the most delightful southern regions.

4-Wheel Drive Cruisers will take you across the desert to the magnificent Mountains of Saghro traveling the back roads by Anif then on to the Draa valley that stretches for over for hundreds of miles. You will reach Zagora and lodge at the legendary a Riad. A festive dinner will be served for you in your hotel.

You will spend your day on an excursion that will take you to the real gateway of the Moroccan Saharan Desert. You will drive through the lowlands and along the mountain passes to Tamegroute a humble village where deep knowledge is transmitted in the most simplistic way. There you will visit the famous Moorish Koranic Library. Full of rare books and documents, the library includes 13th-century writings made on gazelle hide. Afterward, you will return to Zagora 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 Berber villages and oases, the Taddart and Tizi-n-Tishka pass, at an altitude of 11,000 feet. 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 Souks for last minute shopping, you will conclude your day with dinner and other accommodations at your hotel.

Meet your local guide after breakfast in your hotel to start your walking tour of Marrakech featuring the gardens of Menara, The Koutoubia mosque, Gates and Ramparts, The Bahia, Palace and of course the famous Jamaa el Fna square. A full day tour of Marrakech to explore most exotic aspects of Morocco. After a visit to the bustling Souks for last minute shopping, you will return to your hotel for a festive Moroccan Dinner.

You will take an early morning flight from Marrakech Airport to Casablanca to connect with your flight back home.

  • Seven night accommodation in 4-star hotels
  • Breakfast and dinner daily
  • 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
  • Marrakesh: 2 nights, Hotel Meriem or similar
  • Tinghir: 1 night, Kasbah Lamrani or similar
  • Erfoud: 1 night, Kasbah Leila Vivouac or similar
  • Zagora: 2 nights, Hotel Tinsouline or similar
  • Fez: 1 night, Hotel L'Escale or similar
    DATE PRICE PER ADULT BASIS STATUS
    2019-04-18 US 1285 excluding flights Departure Guaranteed Inquire
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WHAT IS INCLUDED

  • Land Transportation
  • 7 Nights accommodation 4* Hotels
  • Breakfast and Dinner daily
  • Local guides and tour manager
  • Feesto monuments and museums
  • Hotel taxes and luggage handling
  • Cost per person: $1285.00

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED

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

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Overland treks in Morocco

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