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Morocco

Activity
Multi-Activity
Duration
n/a days
Grade
Grade 1

About the challenge

The colourfully-dressed, hardy Berber people inhabit this region, farming in the river valleys and herding their goats and sheep in the mountains.

We will then spend a couple of days trekking and riding camels through true desert wilderness giving the girls a wonderful opportunity to experience this incredible environment and meet the local people and to witness their way of life.

In contrast, we finish the expedition exploring the ancient and bustling city of Marrakech with its labyrinthine streets boasting some of the most intriguing souks in Morocco.

The itinerary

DAY 1:

Depart UK bound for Ouarzazate and transfer to hotel

DAY 2:

Transfer to the small village of Tagdilt around 2 or 3 hours. Meet our mules and cook team and set off on our trek across the Jebel Sarhro to our nights camp at Igli.

DAY 3:

Climb to a pass at approix. 1800m for wonderful views of the desert to the southwest and the High Atlas to the northwest. Descend through a spectacular landscape to Bab ben Ali for our nights camp.

DAY 4:

Trek through beautiful villages and alongside lush fields and farmland exceptionally well-tended due to the presence of water. Cross a wadi before making our way to a dirt track and the finish of our trek. We meet our waiting transport and drive to make camp in amongst the dunes.

DAY 5:

Wake to see the sun rise over the high dunes that surround our camp.We trek through soft sandy dunes towards the oasis town of Tarhbalt. We meet our waiting transport and drive throught the desert into the Draa Valley and the stunning desert town of Zagora. Overnight in hotel.

DAY 6:

Guided tour of the town of Zagora and then set off on our bikes through the villages and kasbahs of the valley. Transfer to Ait Benhaddou stopping to enjoy the stunning views back over the Jebel Sarhro. Night in Ait Benhaddou Moroccan gite.

DAY 7:

Day of community work depending on the needs of the community/school at the time. At the end of the second day we head to Marrakech.

DAY 8 & 9:

Guided tour of the old parts of Marrakech and explore many of the souks. Celebration meal in evening.

DAY 10:

Tranfer to the aiport and return to the UK.

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