Camels & Kasbahs

Journey through the beautiful palm groves of the Draa Valley before arriving at the amazing Sahara Desert for our first highlight - a camel safari ride, some wonderful nomad hospitality and camping out under the desert stars. We then visit the magnificent Kasbah Ait Benhaddou - the perfect backdrop to many Hollywood films including Gladiator. After spending the night at our comfortable eco-lodge with the friendly Berbers, we assist with a variety of community activities at the remote village of Tijhza, nestled high in the Atlas Mountains. Our final treat is the colourful souks, palaces and mosques of Marrakech, which comes alive at night with snake charmers, travelling musicians, acrobats and storytellers. A number of changes are being made to this product for travel after the 1st January 2018. This trip will now run on an alternative itinerary, flying in and out of Marrakech, instead of into Ouarzazate and out of Marrakech. Please click here [1] to view the correct version.  [1] node/64836

8 days.

From £469pp

Your tour to Africa includes:

  • Explore the souks of Marrakech, walk in the Atlas Mountains and ride a camel through the desert.
  • Included: * All breakfasts, 1 lunch and 3 dinners included * All accommodation * Transfers for group flights  
  • Food: All breakfasts, 1 lunch and 3 dinners included. Moroccan food is, generally speaking, excellent though not particularly varied. Breakfasts usually consist of bread and jam with coffee or tea. When eating out, meals are reasonably priced - kebab and bread cost about £4 (approx. US$6.50). In main towns it is possible to find very good French and Moroccan restaurants where a meal with wine is from £20 (approx. US$30) upwards. Generally dinner is likely to cost between £5-10 (approx. US$8-15) without drinks. £15 (approx. US$25) a day for food should be sufficient. Local beers, wines and soft drinks are available at very reasonable prices but expect to pay UK prices or more for imported alcohol. Your leader will recommend restaurants each evening. Vegetarians can be catered for but there is a fairly limited choice of cous cous and tajine or omelettes. This is particularly the case during the more rural or trekking sections of the trip. Please note that if you have any special dietary requirements you should inform the Exodus office prior to the trip. If you have a specific medical/dietary need (i.e. coeliac or vegan) you may find it helpful to bring some items of food with you from home.  Plastic waste is an issue in Morrocco. We advise you buy your own purification tablets in the UK and take them with you. Bottled water in large containers is stored in the bus for you to re-fill your own bottles.

Your Itinerary:

Day 1

Start Ouarzazate.

Day 2

Drive to Tazzarine. Visit the local palmerie. Overnight in permanent tented camp.

Day 3

Morning camel trek; continue by vehicle to N'Kob; afternoon free to laze by the pool. Camp in the grounds of a converted kasbah.

Day 4

Travel from N'Kob to Ouarzazate; afternoon visit Kasbah Ait Benhaddou.

Day 5

Transfer to High Atlas Mountains; afternoon helping the inhabitants in the remote village of Tijhza.

Day 6

Morning walk through the villages of the Tijhza Valley. Scenic drive over mountain passes to Marrakech.

Day 7

Morning walking tour of Marrakech; afternoon and evening free.

Day 8

End Marrakech.

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  • Min Age : 5


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