Explore Morocco's colourful markets and renowned Medina of Marrakech in the company of our expert guide, before travelling to a Berber Village to spend some time volunteering at a community project and absorbing the traditions and warm hospitality of the local people. Continuing to Essaouira, we spend time trekking along the beach and camping under the stars before having time in the coastal city with its tranquil squares, narrow lanes and whitewashed houses with their painted blue doors, which could be anywhere in the southern Mediterranean!
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On arrival in Marrakesh we will be met and transferred to our centrally located hotel. After time to freshen up we will join our guide to discover the soul of Marrakesh. We visit the mosques, palaces, and the souqs of the old Medina before reaching the humming centre of Marrakesh: the Djemaa el-Fna. The atmosphere of this square is overwhelming with its jumble of food stalls, snake charmers, fortune- and storytellers and the wide variety of people that flock to its attractions.This evening you will join your guide for dinner at a local restaurant and a trip briefing.
After breakfast we will meet our guide and driver and leave Marrakech and head to the Atlas mountains and a Berber village (to be advised during the planning of your expedition). We will spend the next two days here working on a community project, A group briefing will be held after lunch at the village gite where we will stay followed by orientation and discussion of the project ahead of us.
Over the course of the next two days we’ll work alongside members of the community to complete a project. Each morning the project manager will
conduct a group meeting to determine and divide up tasks for the day and in the evening we will have debrief on the days achievements. Before leaving the village we’ll celebrate the completion of the project.
Saying farewell to the friends we have made, we will hike from the village toward Imlil where we will visit the Berber village before driving to Sidi Kaouki, south of Essaouira. From here there will be a short hike along the beach to our nights camp where we will overnight
Waking up to the sounds of the ocean we break camp and trek for about 4 hours following the Atlantic Coast to Sidi Mbark. Here we will have an optional camel ride along the beach before returning to our camp-site for the night under the stars.
After a short walk to the road head this morning we will meet our vehicle and transfer to the coastal town of Essaouira. After check in at our hotel and lunch we will have free time in this coastal city before meeting in the evening for dinner.
After check out we will transfer to Marrakesh, arriving around noon. After check in we will join our guide for a walk through the Souks before some free time to for shopping before meeting in the evening for a final farewell dinner.
It is tome to say farewell. After breakfast we will be transferred to the airport for our flight back to London.
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