Kasbahs and Camels - A Moroccan Discovery
Morocco, Discovery, 8 days - from £595 (land only) - from €835 (land only) - from $980 (land only)
More Exploring and Less Driving!
We like to stand out from the discovery tour crowds - our Kasbahs and Camels Discovery tour ensures plenty of time to walk and explore this special area of Morocco.
- A relaxed paced active discovery tour of the central High Atlas
- Time to explore villages and UNESCO sites with easy walks
- Experience the Dades Valley - `valley of the thousand kasbahs`
- Explore Marrakech, magical souks and the colourful Djemaa-el-Fna
- The idyllic `Shangri La` of the undoscivered Bougmez Valley
Crossing the Atlas Mountains at the Tizi n'Tichka, the first part of this excellent discovery holiday takes us through the Ounila Valley, with its splendid earth-red villages and amazing kasbahs at Telouet and Ait Benhadou. We then traverse the Dades Valley with its 'thousand kasbahs', dense palm groves and farmland dedicated to the growing of roses. Stopping off to visit the most historic landmarks and taking short walks, for example into the impressive Dades and Todra gorges, we then cross the Atlas into the hidden ‘happy valley' of the Ait Bougmez Berbers. Here, we spend 2 nights at a comfortable eco-lodge and have the chance to appreciate the simple way of life of the local people. Returning to Marrakech, we stay in traditional Moroccan riad accommodation. A super week of exploring and easy walking amongst the many iconic sites of this part of Morocco!
Is this holiday for you?
This Morocco discovery tour is principally a sightseeing and discovery holiday. To enhance the experience we have included a short walk on most of the days. These will include anything from an hour or two's exploration of a historic or cultural site, to a half-day walk on rough paths. The walks should be well within the capabilities of anyone who keeps themselves in reasonably good shape but each of the walks is optional - if you don't want to do the day's walk, there is always the option to stay with the vehicle or to enjoy extra time in the accommodation. There are a few long drives teamed with easy walks.