Imperial cities, Atlas Mountains, Sahara Desert and the Atlantic coast
For sheer diversity, Morocco is the perfect destination, so close to Europe, yet so completely different. We explore the Imperial cities of Marrakech, Meknes and Fez, with crowded bazaars conjuring up flavours of Arabian Nights. Our journey takes us through contrasting mountain ranges to the south, where sand dunes and kasbahs are scattered among palm oases inhabited by friendly Berbers.
Camel trekking in Morocco is a real highlight, taking us to the edge of the Sahara for a night at a Bedouin camp (or under the stars - your choice!). We fit in a visit to Todra Gorge, to the beautiful 16th century kasbah of Ait Benhaddou, and we enjoy a village walk in a picturesque valley of the High Atlas. Complete the trip with a walk along the sandy beach of Essaouira and visit the souks for some last minute shopping.
What makes this trip responsible?
Tijhza School Project, Morocco
Exodus have been working with the people of the Tijzha valley for many years to improve the lives of this remote community. Following the success of our 2008 volunteer trips, school facilities have vastly improved. A new medical clinic should soon open, and future plans include public baths and a local women's association.
For more information, please see our Project page.
Group on camels, Merzouga