Morocco Field Visit 2019

MARRAKECH, DESERT CAMP AND THE HIGH ATLAS MOUNTAINS

EUROGEO is organising, together with Discover Ltd. a Field Study Visit / Inspection Trip to Marrakech from Tuesday April 20 2019 to Saturday May 4 2019 inclusive.


Four nights/ five days/ land only package at €300,00

Depending on demand a second trip might be organised in Autumn 2019, from Tuesday October 22 to Saturday October 26

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

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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.

Meet with the Moroccan population: intercultural exchanges.

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

Wednesday      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. Travel continues to the mountain village of Imlil, (90 minutes’ drive) 1750 metre in altitude. Settle in for three nights.

Thursday            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.

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Friday      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, meet the local people, http://www.kasbahdutoubkal.com, opportunities to explore: landforms; settlement; agriculture; tourism; river and landform related studies, overnight Imlil.

Saturday              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.

CostsLand only Ex Marrakech €300

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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 2019‘ 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 

Dutch colleagues: contact EUROGEO representative Harry Rogge +31 6 17948120

NOTE: Geographical Institutions and geographers participating are requested to become EUROGEO-members! See all information on that on our website

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