Morocco Expedition – Walking with Berber Nomads

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Run by: Intrepid

Reference number: XMSM

From: £760.00

Each year, thousands of people migrate into the High Atlas Mountains to escape the heat of the lower valleys. Following 4,000-year-old routes and guided by the seasons, these families are part of the nomadic Ait Atta tribes of southeast Morocco. In 2018, we’ll be joining such families on a special walking expedition through the mountains. Sleeping in moving campsites and partaking in daily chores – like animal herding and traditional bread making – you’ll meet locals in tiny Berber villages and breathe enough fresh air to last you a lifetime. This is a rare opportunity to form real connections with people from another part of the world, and experience an authentic, ancient and well-preserved way of life likely very different to your own. Highlights/r/n
  • In this one-of-a-kind experience, become part of the biannual migration of nomadic Ait Atta tribes people, a tradition that has taken place through the Atlas Mountains of Morocco for over 4,000 years
  • Spend the week with a Berber family, getting to know them personally. You can even ask them to teach you some basic Arabic so you can communicate like a local!
  • Get involved in life on the road, learning how to organise a camp every evening (and pack it up each morning)
  • Experience ancient nomadic culture and participate in daily chores such as milking goats, tending animal herds and learning to bake bread in the traditional way
  • Enjoy delicious, freshly prepared Moroccan food at your camp each day
  • Wander the vibrant souqs, embracing the sights, sounds and smells of Marrakech on a guided walking tour, then dine on tagine in the lively Djemaa el-Fna square

Departures

Departure Date Return Date Availability Price
06/10/2018 13/10/2018 3 £805.00
23/03/2019 30/03/2019 14 £760.00
06/04/2019 13/04/2019 16 £760.00
21/09/2019 28/09/2019 16 £760.00
05/10/2019 12/10/2019 16 £760.00

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