Morocco's Souks & Sahara

Escorted by Colin Carpenter  - Morocco, the exotic: Spices, Kasbahs & Bazaars

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Capture the essence of Morocco, the colour, history, contrasts and style, on this epic journey. Rich in content and full of surprises you will travel from the Atlantic Coast through the Sahara Desert and across the High Atlas Mountains. Explore this land of breath-taking beauty and historical fascination and discover the language, arts and cuisine of the Tuareg, Berber and Arab people.

Enjoy a combination of the very best riads and hotels, get lost in the alleyways of Fes, immerse yourself in the centuries-old souks and artisan markets of Marrakech, enjoy a camel safari in the Sahara at sunset and remote desert oases in the Dades Valley, tread on ancient Berber paths in the High Atlas and at the end of the day, sample the finest cuisine in Morocco.

Hosted by Colin Carpenter, and accompanied by exceptionally knowledgeable guides, you have the rare opportunity to immerse yourself in Al Maghrib, the Arabic name for Morocco, meaning "far west where the sun sets."

 

 

 


Why we like it

A feast for the senses - vivid cultures, dramatic landscapes
Stylish boutique riads & hotels
Trekking the high Atlas, exploring the Imperial cities
Desert oases & Berber cultures
Souks, medinas & artisan markets
Aromatic plants, spices, herbs & oils
Food & dining in Morocco's finest

At a Glance

Day 1 | Arrive Casablanca | Sofitel la Tour Blanche | 1 night
Day 2 | Visit Hassan II Mosque enroute to Fes | Riad Fes | 3 nights
Day 3 | Walking tour of the souk in the Imperial City of Fes
Day 4 | Visit the ‘new city’ in Fes & afternoon at leisure
Day 5 | Transfer to Casablanca visiting Volubillis and Meknes en route | Sofitel la Tour Blanche | 1 night
Day 6 | Early morning flight to the edge of the Sahara | Afternoon 4WD or Camel Safari | Azalai Lodge | 1  night
Day 7 | Morning 4WD Desert Safari and Scenic drive to Skoura | Kasbah Ben Damiette | 2 nights
Day 8 | Full day exploration of the Dades Valley
Day 9 | Visit Ait Ben Hadou, cross the High Atlas Mtns & arrive in Marrakech| Riad Les Yeux Bleus | 4 nights
Day 10 | Guided walking tour of the pulsing Marrakech souk
Day 11 | Morning Moroccan cooking class with lunch | Afternoon at leisure to get lost in the souk
Day 12 | Morning visit the famous Marjorelle Gardens with lunch | Afternoon at leisure
Day 13 | Travel into the Atlas Mountains to visit Berber villagers | Kasbah du Toubkal | 1 night
Day 14 | Descend to the Atlantic coastal town of Essaouira | Palais Heure Bleue | 2 nights
Day 15 | Walking tour of the Essouira medina - a mecca for artists & musicians - and thriving port
Day 16 | Head north to the peaceful, coastal idyll of Oualidia | La Sultana Oualidia | 2 nights
Day 17 | Cruise the Oualidia Lagoon
Day 18 | Travel to Casablanca where your journey ends

Key facts

Dates: 02 - 19 November, 2017
Length: 17 nights / 18 days
Ex: Casablanca
Price: AUD $9,990 per person, sharing
Min: 6 Max: 12 travellers
Itinerary, prices and dates are subject to change

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