Morocco Field Visit 2018

EUROGEO is organising, together with Discover Ltd. a Field Study Visit / Inspection Trip to Marrakech from 28 August to 1 September 2018 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

 

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

29 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)

30 Aug              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

31 Aug              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.

1 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

CostsLand only Ex Marrakech €300

 

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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