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South Morocco Discovery

From £536 for 10 days
Trip Overview
From the colourful, chaotic Marrakech medinas to the moody Sahara desert landscape, Morocco is a land filled with wonder and rich culture. Stay in traditional accommodation and explore villages off the beaten track. Learn the secret to the perfect Moroccan couscous, visit the grand Ait Benhaddou kasbah, travel through the Sahara on a camel and relax on Essaouira beach. Abounding with myths and legends, Morocco offers a surprise around every corner - this fast-paced tour will delight travellers looking to discover all of its hidden treasures.
Essential Info
Starts: Marrakech
Ends: Marrakech
Ages: Min 15
Theme: Discovery
Trip Code: IXMSF
Activity Level:     
Countries visited: Morocco
What's Included

Meals

9 Breakfasts included
1 Lunches included
2 Dinners included

Transport

4x4,Private vehicle,Public bus,Taxi

Accommodation

Camp site (1 night),Gite (1 night),Hotel (4 nights),Riad (3 nights)

Trip Highlights

•   Scale the High Atlas Mountains and trek through scenic Berber villages, spending a night in a traditional Berber homestay. Discover the culture and tradition of an indigenous population who have stood the test of time

•   Negotiate your way through the winding alleys of Ait Benhaddou Kasbah, a superb example of Moroccan architecture rich in history and mystery

•   Moroccan cuisine is interpreted throughout the world in different ways. While in Ait Benhaddou, master the way traditional way of preparing Moroccan couscous and tagines

•   Travel through the Sahara desert in a camel convoy, sleep under the North African stars and enjoy an evening beside the campfire listening to Bedouin tales

•   Put your feet up and relax in the laid-back coastal town of Essaouira. This is a good chance to recharge before heading for the colourful chaos of Marrakech

Dates & Availability
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Departing: 29th May 2018
Returning: 7th Jun 2018
£620pp
Fully Booked
Departing: 2nd Jun 2018
Returning: 11th Jun 2018
£620pp
Fully Booked
Departing: 7th Jun 2018
Returning: 16th Jun 2018
£620pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 9th Jun 2018
Returning: 18th Jun 2018
£655pp
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2 spaces
Departing: 14th Jun 2018
Returning: 23rd Jun 2018
£640pp
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1 space
Departing: 16th Jun 2018
Returning: 25th Jun 2018
£640pp
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Fully Booked
Departing: 19th Jun 2018
Returning: 28th Jun 2018
£595pp
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4 spaces
Departing: 21st Jun 2018
Returning: 30th Jun 2018
£640pp
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2 spaces
Departing: 23rd Jun 2018
Returning: 2nd Jul 2018
£640pp
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1 space
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Itinerary & Notes
Welcome to Marrakech, Morocco. Marrakech is a feast for the senses. Be enticed by the alluring scents and brilliant colours of the spice markets, the sounds of the musicians, the rich folds of carpets, delectable foods, acrobats and perfumed gardens. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6pm – check in reception for time and place confirmation. If you can't arrange a flight that will arrive in time, you may wish to arrive a day early. We'll be happy to book additional accommodation for you (subject to availability). If you're going to be late, please inform the hotel reception. We'll be collecting your insurance details and next of kin information at this meeting, so please have these on hand. There's not much time to explore Marrakech after the meeting, but if you arrive early there's plenty to see and do. Perhaps explore the medina and the endless amounts of souqs selling pottery, woodwork, copper, leather, carpets, spices and much more. If you have time, you could also search out the spectacular mosques, tombs and ruins that are dotted around the city. Tonight perhaps head to the city’s main square – Djemaa El-Fna – for a bite of famous Moroccan pastries with a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice.

Additional Activities

Koutoubia Mosque and minaret
Included in Price
Marjorelle Gardens
70 MAD
Marrakech - Palais Bahia
10 MAD
Palais Badi
10 MAD
Saadian Tombs
10 MAD
Medersa Ben Youssef
40 MAD
Museum of Marrakech
40 MAD
Hamam (public baths)
250 MAD
Photography Museum
40 MAD
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