Morocco Field Visit 2017

EUROGEO is organising, together with Discover Ltd. a Field Study Visit / Inspection Trip to Marrakech from 30 August to 3 September 2017 inclusive.

Discover Ltd have been running field trips and holidays in Morocco since 1978

 

MARRAKECH, DESERT CAMP AND THE HIGH ATLAS MOUNTAINS

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Different, challenging, rewarding, fascinating – and above all, fun.”     Paul Bowman, University of Cambridge

If you have ever been curious about Morocco I urge you to go, especially if you have had little experience with Islamic countries and/or perhaps a little fear of them. Its safe, fascinating, and very friendly and will open your eyes to a whole other world that we are seldom shown in the western press”  Sandra             http://traytablesaway.org/10-amazing-days-in-magical-morocco/

 

Summary information:
Land only price, arrange your own travel to Marrakech and be met at the airport. Marrakech is served by many budget airlines, including Easyjet and Ryanair.

During the visit of 5 days, with only a limited amount of driving, you will have the opportunity to explore the possibilities of fieldwork studies around the following themes: settlements (both rural and urban); transport; tourism – impact / benefits; agriculture (subsistence / large scale); landforms; deserts and river studies.

Jmaa-el-Fna

 

30 Aug            The tour starts in Marrakech, spend night in central hotel near to main square Jmaa-el-Fna

31 Aug            Morning guided tour of the old city Medina.  After lunch a 45 minute drive to the Agafay desert.   Walk/ride camels to our desert camp for a night under the stars (option of opting out of the camp and returning to hotel)

1 Sept              Travel to the mountain village of Imlil, (90 minutes’ drive) 1750 metre in altitude in time for lunch.  Introductory walk and introduction into the Berber community of Imlil http://www.imlilvalley.com  with opportunities to explore: settlement; agriculture; tourism; river related studies. Stay in Imlil village, looking up to Jbel Toubkal (4167m) North Africa highest mountain.

Imlil

2 Sept              There’s a choice of a full day trek with guide, mule support and picnic lunch or a gentle walk or just relax and lunch at Kasbah du Toubkal http://www.kasbahdutoubkal.com, opportunities to explore: landforms; settlement; agriculture; tourism; river and landform related studies, overnight Imlil.

3 Sept              Return to Marrakech stopping off at Dar Asni to see the work of Education For All (EFA) http://www.efamorocco.org an organisation providing the opportunity of a secondary education for girls from the rural High Atlas.

The return to Marrakech, and depending on departure time, can include a visit the Majorelle gardens of Yves Saint Laurent or last minute shopping in the Medina.

 

Kasbah-du-Toubkal

Costs:              Land only Ex Marrakech €200

 

The cost is based on twin/double room fully inclusive of all meals (first meal is evening meal on day 1 last meal is lunch on day 5), transportation and accommodation (the cost excludes travel insurance)

 

 

For further information and reservation, quoting ‘EUROGEO 2017‘ please contact  kate@discover.ltd.uk  Tel 01883 744392  

Places will be allocated on a first come basis by http://www.discover.ltd.uk  ABTA V4335  ATOL 3274

To register an interest and be kept informed, please complete the form

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