- Camel trek in the Sahara
- Camp in a kasbah
- Snake charmers and slipper makers in Marrakech
Although close to home, Morocco is a world away! Take an impressive journey through beautiful palm groves of the Draa Valley before arriving in the amazing Sahara Desert for our first highlight - a camel safari ride, some wonderful nomad hospitality and camping under the desert stars.
On our journey north, we pass Kasbah Taourit and then visit the magnificent Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou - the perfect backdrop to many Hollywood films including Gladiator.
Nestled in the Atlas Mountains near the ruined fortress of Telouet is the village of Tijzha, where we spend the night with the local Berbers (and maybe even enjoy a game of football with the local schoolchildren!).
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.
What makes this trip responsible?
Recycling is not fully established in some parts of Morocco so during out time in the desert, we ensure to take all rubbish with us. In the mountains, the children are learning the importance of keeping their environment clean for the benefit of their crops and take part in regular clean-ups of the area. Kasbah Oliver used in the mountains has been instrumental to Exodus' support of Tijhza Village, who have now installed solar panels for all of their energy use. They aim to teach others in the area about these renewable energy sources they were not previously aware of.
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Whilst staying in the mountains there is the opportunity to meet the villagers and learn what Exodus has achieved over ten years of supporting the village as one of our Responsible Tourism projects. We have supplied a water pipeline system to the village and a toilet block for the school and are keen to continue with much-needed improvements for the people of the village. The latest development is building a Hammam (Moroccan steam bath) to provide better hygiene and employment for the villagers and this is a worthwhile visit. You can help by donating money via Friends of Conservation (see our website) or by bringing some items with you (please see our project page on our website for advice on what to bring). Please ensure that anything you bring is not passed directly to the children.
Please see our Project page for more details.
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Family and camel drivers