Morocco Field Visit 2020

EUROGEO – European Association of Geographers cooperating with Discover and Education for All organises succesful, compact and fascinating
Field Study Visit / Inspection Trips
to Marrakech and surrounding desert and mountains.

The 2020 trips start: MONDAY APRIL 27 and TUESDAY OCTOBER 20.

Practical: four nights/ five days/ land only package at € 300,00

Discover Ltd have been running field trips and holidays in Morocco since 1978.
These will be the fifth and sixth promotional field trip.

MARRAKECH, DESERT CAMP AND THE HIGH ATLAS MOUNTAINS

imlil-2

This trip provided a formal structure to engage with the people without being a bothersome tourist. Knowing that the trip supported Education for All also provided a serious and realistic reason for visiting the region. – Bruce Tamagno, Melbourne Australia, life-long geographer, April 2019 Morocco Field Visit participant

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.

Next to that meet with the Moroccan population: intercultural exchanges!

Jmaa-el-Fna

 

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

Tuesday : 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 an evening dinner under the stars. Night in tents or travel continues to the mountain village of Imlil, (90’ drive) 1750 metre in altitude. Settle in for three or two nights.

Wednesday: Breakfast followed by an 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

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

Friday: Return to Marrakech stopping off at Dar Asni to see the work of Education For All (EFA) an organisation providing the opportunity of secondary education for girls from the rural High Atlas. Schoolvisit!
The return to Marrakech, depending on departure time, can include a visit the Majorelle gardens of Yves Saint Laurent or last minute shopping in the Medina. http://www.efamorocco.org.

Costs (in 2020!)
€ 300,00 all-in/land only, tour starts and ends at Marrakech airport

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 2020‘ please contact kate@discover.ltd.uk Tel 01883 744392 Eurogeo-membership (at moderate price) requested. To register an interest and be kept informed, please complete the form.
You can also contact Eurogeo representative Harry Rogge +31 6 17948120 hrogge@ziggo.nl

 High Atlas image