The Best of Morocco

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Duration: 15 Days
Price: £930 GBP

 

 

 

Another cultural tour showcasing the best that Morocco has to offer.

We at Big Earth consider this among the best of the cultural tours we have to offer.

This amazing adventure begins inCasablanca, where you will discover the Art Deco influences of this metropolis. Head out on personal explorations through Casablanca’s heart and admire some of its architectural gems, including the beautiful Hassan II Mosque and the imposing Cathedrale du Sacroeur.

Next up is Rabat where you can stroll through Rabat’s serene kasbah before journeying to Meknes, the former capital of Morocco and the site of Sultan Moulay Ismail’s palace.

In Volubilis you will be transported back to the days of the Roman Empire on a guided tour of the ruins of Volubilis.

In medieval Fes, wander the narrow alleyways of the medina as the call to prayer floats over Fes el-Bali at dusk.

Then onwards to Midelt to journey through the cedar forests of the Middle Atlas Mountains to the peaceful, rural village of Midelt. Stop by a handicraft workshop run by Franciscan nuns – a great place to pick up a beautifully crafted souvenir.

A real highlight is a camel ride into the desert, and attempting a climb of the towering dunes. Later, fall asleep in a desert camp under a blanket of stars.

In Todra Gorge wake early and watch a golden sunrise over the desert before heading to the impressive palmeries of Todra Gorge. Feel like burning some energy? Why not go for a hike or try rock-climbing?

My personal favourite part of the tour is spent in Ait Benhaddou. Pass through Morocco’s film capital, Ouarzazate, on the way to the ancient fortified city of Ait Benhaddou. Explore the streets of this clay kasbah at a relaxed pace, then finish off the day with a meal of delicious couscous.

After your camp, say goodbye to the Sahara and head to the hills. Perched on a rocky outcrop, remote Aroumd offers stunning views. This is the perfect base for exploring the High Atlas Mountains and a chance to experience traditional Berber culture up close.

In Essaouira with its Norfolk Island pines and colourful fishing boats, relaxed Essaouira is a gem. Get acquainted with the town’s fascinating history on a guided walking tour, then enjoy free time to wander along the beach, visit art galleries or feast on freshly caught seafood.

Finally in Marrakech explore the tantalising spice market and dine al fresco at a foodstall in Djemaa el-Fna, or escape the buzz of the city in the shaded rooms of the Palais de la Bahia, a superb example of ornate Muslim architecture.

This amazing adventure is brought to you by Intrepid Travel. Visit their website for information on this and other trips. This adventure runs over the course of 15 days, and is priced at £ 930. Happy travelling.


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