Off the beaten track – Lets Go 2 Morocco – Tour No 2

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.

During your 10 days in Morocco you will discover Ancient Medinas, Archaeological and World Heritage sites, a fortified Medieval Necropolis, a Roman City and an oasis town, fields rich in Fossil remains and Minerals. You will enjoy delicious local food, wonderful hospitality and So much More.

  22 June – 1 July 2018

Day 1 – Friday: Marrakech

Airport transfer to your accommodation. Depending on your arrival time, you are free to look around and familiarize yourself with the city.

Day 2 – Saturday: Marrakech – Rabat – Fes

Departure from Marrakech after breakfast. In Rabat we will visit the Chellah, a fortified Muslim necropolis, and Sala Colonia, the ancient Roman colony. On the way to Fes we stop to visit the roman site of Volubilis and the city of Meknes.

Day 3 – Sunday: Fes

Medina tour of Fes; once the capital of Morocco and still a cultural and spiritual centre of the country.

Day 4 – Monday: Fes – Midelt – Erfoud

A day for minerals and fossils. Midelt is one of the most important mineral sites in the country. Erfoud even has a museum with dinosaur remains.

Day 5 – Tuesday: Erfoud – Merzouga – Taouz

Merzouga and Taouz are close to the dunes of the Sahara and home to significant rock art sites. A trip to Morocco would not be full without spending some time in the desert; so our accommodation is booked right there.

Day 6 & 7- Wednesday – Thursday: Merzouga – Tamegroute – Zagora

We will continue our discoveries in Merzouga then move on to Tamegroute; a village in the Draa River valley and a historic hub of learning. There is an old library and a subterranean kasbah (old city or medina), also some amazing and famous green pottery.

Day 8 – Friday: Zagora – Tamnougalt – Ait Benhaddou

Tamnougalt; a date palm oasis and a 500 year old ksar or fortified town, that is well worth visiting on the way. Ait Benhaddou; a UNESCO World Heritage site, is an impressive fortified adobe ksar  and a beautiful example of traditional clay architecture. It is situated on the old caravan route that took salt to Timbuktu and brought gold, spices and other delights back to Morocco.

Day 9 – Saturday: Ait Benhaddou – Oukaimeden – Marrakech

Oukaimeden; situated in the High Atlas Mountains is also a significant rock art site. From the mountain region we descend to the plains of Al Haouz and the 1000 year old Medina of Marrakech; the Red City.

Day 10 – Sunday: Marrakech

Depending on your departure time, a guided tour can be arranged.

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Price per person: 1050 EUR

Payment via bank transfer/PayPal/Western Union.

A 25% non refundable deposit is to be paid by 20th March 2018.

The rest of the amount is paid by 20th May 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.

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

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Your guide:

Karima Rebecca Powell – experienced tour guide specialized and based in Morocco

http://www.letsgo2morocco.com/

https://web.facebook.com/LetsGo2Morocco/#

 

Your contact person:

Adrienn Gecse, PhD – a researcher in Oriental and African studies, based in Hungary

https://adrienngecse.wordpress.com/

sharabeti@yahoo.com

+36 30 415 28 11

FB-event: https://www.facebook.com/events/570030286666676/

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Off the Beaten Track – Lets go 2 Morocco – Tour No 1

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.

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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

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Your facilitator in Morocco:

Karima Rebecca Powell – experienced insider specialized and based in Morocco

http://www.letsgo2morocco.com/

https://web.facebook.com/LetsGo2Morocco/#

 

Your contact person:

Adrienn Gecse, PhD – a researcher in Oriental and African studies, based in Hungary

https://adrienngecse.wordpress.com/

sharabeti@yahoo.com

+36 30 415 28 11

Fb-event: https://www.facebook.com/events/360740601069605/

 

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