Moroccan Mayhem with Jemma
On this incredible journey through Morocco, we travel from the Atlantic Coast, through ancient Imperial cities and desert landscapes against the backdrop of the spectacular Atlas Mountains. We will immerse ourselves into the country’s exotic spirit; visit artisanal carpet makers, nomadic traders and female designers, sip mint tea and watch the going’s on in Djemaa el Fna, shop Marrakech’s labyrinth of souks with the experts and bask in medieval Fes, the spiritual capital of Morocco.
Arriving in Casablanca, we travel directly to the fabulous city of Marrakech where the pink-walled Medina, the 'old city', boasts a multitude of emporia that will keep shopaholics busy for days. Even non-shoppers will be amazed by the colour, diversity and vibrancy surrounding the souks. We then travel via the Tizi’n’Tichka pass to cross the High Atlas Mountains, before continuing through the rose-scented Dades Valley. We then reach Merzouga, where we will feel the sands of the mighty Sahara between our toes and witness the beauty of the desert landscape. Crossing the Middle Atlas Mountains we travel towards the UNESCO World Heritage listed city of Fes, where we will be transported back to medieval times as we stroll through the labyrinthine alleyways of the 1200 year old Medina and explore this eclectic city and its surrounds.
On this tour we enjoy a combination of fabulous riads, hotels & luxury camps. We will get lost in the alleyways of Fes, immerse ourselves in the centuries-old souks and artisan markets of Marrakech, tread ancient Berber paths in the High Atlas and discover the language, arts and cuisine of the Tuareg, Berber & Arab people.
Join me, and a team of exceptionally knowledgeable guides, for an amazing opportunity to immerse yourself in Al Maghrib, the ancient Arabic name for Morocco, meaning "far west where the sun sets."