Morocco: Sahara & Beyond

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Run by: G Adventures

Reference number: DCBNG

From: £1745.10

The culture of the Berbers in northern Africa dates back as many as 5,000 years. Discover their enduring legacy on this 15-day adventure into Morocco’s rich cultural heritage. Explore the souks and streets of Marrakech and Fes, spend a night in a comfortable tented camp in the Sahara, enjoy dinner with a traditional Berber family, and unwind amid the coastal beauty of Essaouira. Throughout this magical ride, open your eyes to each dazzling place — and earn a new point of view.

Day 1 Casablanca (1D)

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included. Sit down to a welcome dinner.

Day 2 Casablanca/FÈs (1B)

Take a guided tour of the imperial city of Meknes. Continue on to the ruins of Volubilis, the best-preserved Roman ruins in Morocco. After seeing the ruins, it’s off to Fes.

Day 3 FÈs (1B, 1L)

Step back in time and embark on a walking tour of a UNESCO World Heritage Site — the Medina of Fes. Explore winding lanes and alleys to visit the many artisans, tanneries, and shops with an expert local guide. After, enjoy a G Adventures-supported traditional tagine lunch at a cooperative that benefits rural Moroccan women and children. This evening, visit a nearby cafÉ where we meet a local expert in Islamic calligraphy for a demonstration on "beautiful writing".

Day 4 FÈs/Marrakech (1B, 1D)

Travel to Marrakech. In the evening, experience all the colour and chaos with a visit to the famous Djemaa el Fna square. Watch storytellers and€robats as you enjoy a simple and delicious local meal at a market food stall.

Day 5 Marrakech (1B, 1L)

In the morning, take a historical tour of the city, including the Bahia Palace and Saadian Tombs. After, visit a historic riad for a hands-on cooking class from a master Moroccan chef, and enjoy the lunch that you have prepared.

Day 6 Marrakech/Ait Benhaddou (1B, 1D)

Travel to AÏt Ben Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Atlas Mountains, and explore this ancient “Kasbah" (fortress) village.

Day 7 Ait Benhaddou/Erg Chigaga (1B, 1L, 1D)

Travel through the Draa Valley to Zagora and venture into the desert on 4x4s. Stop at Tamegroute to visit the library of ancient Islamic texts and local pottery makers. Continue off-road to the great dunes of Erg Chigaga to our comfortable desert camp. Opt to take a camel ride or to climb to the top of the dunes for views of the vast Sahara. Enjoy a traditional dinner under the stars.

Day 8 Erg Chigaga/Zagora (1B)

Cross the desert back to Zagora and enjoy a talk on the history of the Draa region. You’ll also get to visit some of the local historical sites.

Day 9 Zagora/Taroudant (1B)

Head towards the Anti-Atlas region to the carpet towns of Tazenakht and Taliouine, where saffron is harvested. Continue to Taroudant for the night.

Day 10 Taroudant (1B)

In Taroudant, visit the famed leather tanneries and local markets. This afternoon enjoy free time to explore on your own.

Day 11 Taroudant/Tafraout (1B, 1L)

Enter the Anti-Atlas region known for its natural rock formations and visit AÏt Mansour Gorge and the Painted Rocks. Continue through a palm valley and have lunch in a local village house. After, take a hike through the Chapeau du Napoleon before continuing to Tafaroute for the evening.

Day 12 Tafraout/Essaouira (1B)

Travel to the Atlantic coast to the port town of Essaouira. Opt to visit a local “hammam” (traditional spa and steam baths).

Day 13 Essaouira (1B, 1L)

Enjoy a day of leisure in this coastal city. Watch the colourful and lively spectacle of the return of the boats to the port with their baskets full of fish. Pick out the best of the bunch, which we’ll take to a local restaurant to cook up for our lunch. Opt to browse the shops and art galleries or take a stroll along the long, sandy beach. The€tive might choose to take a surfing or windsurfing lesson, or rent a fishing rod.

Day 14 Essaouira/Marrakech (1B)

Return to Marrakech and visit the Menara Gardens and the Jardin Majorelle. Opt to enjoy a farewell dinner in a restaurant overlooking Jemaa El-Fnaa.

Day 15 Marrakech (1B)

Depart at any time.

Departures

Departure Date Return Date Availability Price
07/10/2018 21/10/2018 1 £2079.00
12/10/2018 26/10/2018 0 £2079.00
14/10/2018 28/10/2018 1 £2079.00
14/10/2018 28/10/2018 7 £2079.00
21/10/2018 04/11/2018 0 £2079.00
28/10/2018 11/11/2018 0 £2079.00
11/11/2018 25/11/2018 0 £1939.00
18/11/2018 02/12/2018 3 £1745.10
25/11/2018 09/12/2018 12 £1939.00
09/12/2018 23/12/2018 7 £2139.00
23/12/2018 06/01/2019 0 £2139.00
06/01/2019 20/01/2019 11 £2019.00
13/01/2019 27/01/2019 0 £2019.00
27/01/2019 10/02/2019 12 £2019.00
03/02/2019 17/02/2019 10 £2019.00
10/02/2019 24/02/2019 2 £2019.00
24/02/2019 10/03/2019 7 £2019.00
03/03/2019 17/03/2019 1 £2169.00
10/03/2019 24/03/2019 0 £2169.00
18/03/2019 01/04/2019 0 £2169.00
24/03/2019 07/04/2019 1 £2169.00
07/04/2019 21/04/2019 2 £2229.00
09/04/2019 23/04/2019 12 £2229.00
14/04/2019 28/04/2019 4 £2229.00
21/04/2019 05/05/2019 12 £2079.00
28/04/2019 12/05/2019 12 £2229.00
05/05/2019 19/05/2019 10 £2019.00
12/05/2019 26/05/2019 0 £2019.00
26/05/2019 09/06/2019 10 £2019.00
01/06/2019 15/06/2019 12 £2019.00
16/06/2019 30/06/2019 12 £2019.00
14/07/2019 28/07/2019 12 £2019.00
11/08/2019 25/08/2019 12 £2019.00
01/09/2019 15/09/2019 12 £2229.00
05/09/2019 19/09/2019 12 £2229.00
08/09/2019 22/09/2019 12 £2229.00
15/09/2019 29/09/2019 12 £2229.00
22/09/2019 06/10/2019 11 £2229.00
26/09/2019 10/10/2019 12 £2229.00
03/10/2019 17/10/2019 12 £2269.00
06/10/2019 20/10/2019 12 £2269.00
13/10/2019 27/10/2019 12 £2269.00
17/10/2019 31/10/2019 12 £2269.00
20/10/2019 03/11/2019 10 £2269.00
27/10/2019 10/11/2019 12 £2269.00
10/11/2019 24/11/2019 10 £2169.00
17/11/2019 01/12/2019 12 £2169.00
24/11/2019 08/12/2019 12 £2169.00
08/12/2019 22/12/2019 12 £2169.00
22/12/2019 05/01/2020 12 £2229.00
05/01/2020 19/01/2020 12 £2019.00
12/01/2020 26/01/2020 12 £2019.00
26/01/2020 09/02/2020 12 £2019.00
02/02/2020 16/02/2020 12 £2019.00
09/02/2020 23/02/2020 12 £2019.00
23/02/2020 08/03/2020 12 £2019.00
01/03/2020 15/03/2020 12 £2019.00
08/03/2020 22/03/2020 12 £2169.00
16/03/2020 30/03/2020 12 £2169.00
22/03/2020 05/04/2020 12 £2169.00
05/04/2020 19/04/2020 12 £2229.00
07/04/2020 21/04/2020 12 £2229.00
12/04/2020 26/04/2020 12 £2229.00
19/04/2020 03/05/2020 12 £2229.00
26/04/2020 10/05/2020 12 £2229.00
03/05/2020 17/05/2020 12 £2019.00
10/05/2020 24/05/2020 12 £2019.00
24/05/2020 07/06/2020 12 £2019.00
30/05/2020 13/06/2020 12 £2019.00
14/06/2020 28/06/2020 12 £2019.00
12/07/2020 26/07/2020 12 £2019.00
09/08/2020 23/08/2020 12 £2019.00
30/08/2020 13/09/2020 12 £2019.00
03/09/2020 17/09/2020 12 £2229.00
06/09/2020 20/09/2020 12 £2229.00
13/09/2020 27/09/2020 12 £2229.00
20/09/2020 04/10/2020 12 £2229.00
24/09/2020 08/10/2020 12 £2229.00
01/10/2020 15/10/2020 12 £2269.00
04/10/2020 18/10/2020 12 £2269.00
11/10/2020 25/10/2020 12 £2269.00
15/10/2020 29/10/2020 12 £2269.00
18/10/2020 01/11/2020 12 £2269.00
25/10/2020 08/11/2020 12 £2269.00
08/11/2020 22/11/2020 12 £2169.00
15/11/2020 29/11/2020 12 £2169.00
22/11/2020 06/12/2020 12 £2169.00
06/12/2020 20/12/2020 12 £2169.00
20/12/2020 03/01/2021 12 £2169.00

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