Kasbahs and Camels - A Moroccan Discovery
Morocco, Discovery, 8 days - from £595 (land only) - from €835 (land only) - from $1,010 (land only)
Day 1: Rendezvous at the group hotel in Marrakech. Complimentary airport transfers are provided for clients arriving on this day. KE Land Only services begin with the evening meal. Hotel.
Day 2: Leaving Marrakech we drive across the Atlas Mountains over the Tizi n'Tichka (pass) to the oasis of Ounila. Here we have a 2 - 3 hour walk along the river with visits to troglogyte caves. We also have the opportunity to ride a camel. We overnight in a kasbah in Ounila.
Day 3: This morning we visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site at Ait Benhaddou, before driving into the Dades and the 'Valley of the Roses'. We check in to our kasbah accommodation in nearby Tinghir.
Day 4: We start the day with a walk through the impressive Todra Gorge. We then make a short drive to Skoura. As well as having some of the most architecturally interesting kasbahs in southern Morocco, Skoura is famous for its palm groves and also for its large Monday market. After checking into our own kasbah we can explore the 'valley of a thousand kasbahs' and the souk.
Day 5: Our road today winds its way into the Atlas mountains to reach the isolated valley of Bougmez. Known as 'Happy Valley' because of the friendly disposition of its inhabitants, Bougmez nestles at the foot of Jebl Mgoun, Morocco's 4th highest peak. Our accommodation tonight is near the village of Tabant.
Day 6: We have a pleasant walk through the fields and walnut groves of the valley towards the village of Tabant. We visit the fortress grain store known as Sidi Moussa which sits on top of a low hill overlooking the valley. We have lunch with a local berber family before returning to our kasbah. We may have some time to look around this small market village. 4 - 5 hours walk.
Day 7: We return to Marrakech arriving early afternoon. After checking in to our riad, the rest of the afternoon is free to explore the souks of the Medina or the splendid gardens or soak up the magical atmosphere of the famous Djemaa-el-Fna. This evening we enjoy a 'farewell dinner'.
Day 8: KE Land Only services end after breakfast. Complimentary airport transfers are provided for clients departing on this day.