We created an unique opportunity for you to see Morocco from a different angle. Sustainable tourism is very important to us; therefore an authentic experience is guaranteed.
Discover Ancient Civilisations, Ksours (castle), Kasbahs (fortress), Fossils and Rock Art!
20-29 April 2018
Day 1 – Friday: Marrakech
Arrival in Marrakech, transfers to accommodation in the old medina. Dinner together, welcome meeting and talk.
Day 2 – Saturday: Oukaïmeden
Drive up through the High Atlas Mountain villages and valleys to the ski region of Oukaïmeden. This transhumance plateau has some exceptional rock art some which is near the road and more that is a trek to discover. We will do both and spend the night nearby.
Day 3 – Sunday: Oukaimeden – Tizi n´Tichka – Telouet – Ait Benhaddou – Oasis Fint
After breakfast, we continue our 4×4 adventure in the High Atlas, crossing the highest drivable pass at 2260 metres and down into the Ounila Valley following the ancient Salt routes that were used by caravans to and from Timbuktu. In this valley we visit the kasbah at Telouet and then the Ksar of Ait Benhaddou. The night will be in a secluded oasis auberge.
Day 4 – Monday: Oasis Fint – Ouarzazate – Agdz – Tamnougalt – Zagora
We leave this oasis of calm and discover the remarkable adobe ksar of Taourirt in Ouarzazate. This is the gateway to the Sahara and from here the landscapes are multidimensional and diverse. Agdz has a very interesting old medina and Tamnougalt is a 500 year old Ksar which is well worth seeing. We will discover more ancient rock art sites on our way to Zagora where we will stay the night.
Day 5 – Tuesday: Zagora – Tamagroute – Tidri – Ouled Driss – Bounou
Leaving Zagora, we will visit the old medina, then, at the village of Tamagroute, we will visit the subterranean kasbah, the old Qur’anic library and the famous green pottery workshops. As the landscapes become more open and the oasis of the Draa valley narrows we cross the final pass before the desert. Here we will stop to discover an ancient necropolis. Following the Draa River we pass through several ancient and historic Ksours; Regabi, Ouled Driss and Bounou where we will spend the night.
Day 6 – Wednesday: Bounou
Today we discover ancient sites scattered with remains of forgotten civilisations. The night in Bounou.
Day 7 – Thursday: Bounou – Chegaga – Lake Iriki – Foum Zguid – Tazenakht
After an early breakfast, we leave the tarmac road where it disappears into the Sahara Desert sands. From here we are immersed in the regs and ergs, the dunes and tamarisks, and we discover archaeological wonders; fossils from the Cambrian period, a Sacred oasis and transhumance rock art. We cross the dry lake of Iriki and Foum Zguid and spend the night in Tazenakht, home of the most superb Berber carpet makers in the Anti Atlas Mountains.
Day 8 – Friday: Tazenakht – Taliouine – Ijoukak – Marrakech
We cross the Anti Atlas, pass through the saffron capital of Taliouine and return to Marrakech via the high pass of Tizi n´Test passing through Berber Villages lost in time in the mountain valleys and hillsides.
Day 9 – Saturday: Marrakech Guided Tour
Marrakech discovery. Dinner together and closing talks.
Day 10 – Sunday: Departures.
Price per person: 1050 EUR
Payment via bank transfer/PayPal/Western Union (these incur a small fee).
A 25% non refundable deposit is to be paid by 14th February 2018.
The rest of the amount is paid by 20th March 2018.
Price includes: accommodation, all meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner), entry fees to sites, travel by 4×4, experienced multilingual local guides, airport transfers, water in the 4×4´s and an unforgettable experience. Water is usually served with meals, any extra drinks must be paid for.
Price does not include: flights to/from Morocco, personal insurance, medication if needed, personal necessities, tips for staff and drivers, soft drinks.
Minimum number of participants :7
Your facilitator in Morocco:
Karima Rebecca Powell – experienced insider specialized and based in Morocco
Your contact person:
Adrienn Gecse, PhD – a researcher in Oriental and African studies, based in Hungary
+36 30 415 28 11