9-day, 3-centre study tour
Marrakech, the High Atlas and the desert:
All year, subject to availability.
More detail can be found in the 9-day, 3-centre tour itinerary.
Ex London. Arrive Marrakech — usually in the evening. Night in Hotel.
An insight into life in Marrakech in traditional horse-drawn calèches. Visit to traditional market, souk, apothecary and Place Jemaa el Fna. Time in the afternoon for shopping, sightseeing and fieldwork.
Travel to Kasbah du Toubkal, via modern French quarter of Marrakech. Time to visit the Menara gardens, for fieldwork in the new town if required. Arrival in Imlil for mule trek to Kasbah, then lunch. Fieldwork and including trekking around the Berber villages and overnight stays in Berber houses if required.
Travel to Zagora crossing over the High Atlas via the Tizi n’Tichka col, a ribbon of road through the lands of the Lords of the Atlas. Night in hotel.
Based around the oasis town of Zagora. Visit Tinfou, a village being encroached by the desert sands, a small pottery co-operative, a Koranic library and eat a wonderful lunch in the desert oasis. For those that choose to, meet your camels and trek into the desert for a night in Tuareg tents, under the stars.
Return to Marrakech, a long drive across the roof of the world. Night in hotel in Marrakech and a last chance to visit the dazzling Jemaa el Fna.
Tour ends in the morning with transfer to the airport for homeward flight.