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North Africa

North Africa is a captivating destination for adventure holidays, where the ancient mystique of the Sahara Desert, the rugged Atlas Mountains, and the historic cities attract adventure travellers.

 The vast Sahara offers unparalleled opportunities for desert exploration, from camel treks through endless dunes to stargazing beneath the unpolluted night sky. The Atlas Mountains provide a playground for trekking and mountaineering enthusiasts, with trails that lead to remote Berber villages and panoramic vistas. The historical treasures of cities like Marrakech and Cairo allow adventurers to immerse themselves in the rich tapestry of North African culture.

Highlight of North Africa

Marrakech, the "Red City" of North Africa, is a captivating highlight renowned for its timeless charm and vibrant culture. The UNESCO-listed Medina entices with bustling souks and historic architecture, while palaces and gardens offer glimpses into Morocco's rich heritage. Marrakech's culinary scene is a delight of flavours, and sipping mint tea in a traditional setting is a must. From the labyrinthine Medina to the vibrant Jemaa el-Fnaa Square, Marrakech offers an immersive journey into Moroccan culture that's both enchanting and unforgettable.

What to do in North Africa

Summit Toubkal

Summiting Toubkal, North Africa's highest peak, is a standout adventure that blends physical challenge and stunning vistas. The trek leads through diverse landscapes, from Berber villages to snow-covered slopes, culminating in breathtaking panoramic views from the summit. Beyond the physical feat, it's an immersion in Berber culture, staying in mountain huts and sharing meals with locals.


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Cycle from the Atlas Mountains to the Sahara

Road cycling from the Atlas Mountains to the Sahara Desert in Morocco is a thrilling adventure that spans diverse landscapes and cultures. Beginning in the Atlas Mountains with challenging ascents and breathtaking views, the journey descends into the mesmerising Sahara Desert with its endless dunes. Along the way, encounters with Berber communities and traditional oases offer cultural immersion and a taste of Moroccan hospitality.

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Complete the edge of the Sahara trek

The magnificent Sahara with its Lawrence of Arabia desert beauty, offers an unforgettable Moroccan region which is perfect for a very unique trekking holiday. Home to snaking wadis, dramatic plateaus, tamarisk bushes, acacia trees, hidden villages and beautiful sweeping dunes, the Sahara Desert offers that rare off the beaten track adventure. 


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More Information About North Africa

The ideal time varies by country and region. Generally, the cooler months of spring and autumn are popular for travel to avoid extreme heat in the summer.

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