Don't just sit back and admire the exotic treats of Morocco - leap into this land of extraordinary beauty on a nine-day active adventure through crisp mountain scenery, spectacular sheer gorges and picturesque towns. Be beguiled by the lively souqs and tumultuous market squares of Marrakech, exhilarated by cycling trips, mule treks and canyon explorations, and touched by the warm hospitality of Moroccan villagers and nomads. The more energy you put in, the more rewarding this eye-opening journey will be.
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A Taste of Morocco
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Day 1 Marrakech
Ringing with the sounds of musicians, storytellers and snake charmers, MarrakechÂ’s famous market square is a dizzying spectacle. Perhaps enjoy a delicious Moroccan feast, try freshly squeezed juice from a stall or relax in a cafe with a mint tea or strong coffee.
Days 8-9 Marrakech
After an exhilarating adventure, return to the busy streets of Marrakech where thereÂ’s free time to explore the sights, haggle for a bargain at the frenetic souqs or try more delicious Moroccan cuisine at the many restaurants and cafes.
Days 2-4 High Atlas Mountains
Cycle and hike past Berber villages, terraced crops and snaking rivers on a route through the stunning High Atlas Mountains. Stay in a mountain lodge that offers glimpses of North AfricaÂ’s highest peak - Mt Toubkal.
Day 5 Ait Benhaddou
Travel through stunning scenery on the way to the exotic charms of Ait Benhaddou. The intricate clay architecture of this imposing World Heritage-listed fortified village has graced the silver screen in numerous Hollywood films including Gladiator and The Last Temptation of Christ. Wander the character-filled streets, shop for souvenirs, or climb to the top of the hill for panoramic views of the surrounding mountains.
Days 6-7 Todra Gorge
In the morning, visit an Intrepid-supported organisation that assists physically disabled locals, then journey to Todra Gorge. Trek the beautiful surroundings of lush palmeries, valleys and gorges, keeping an eye out for nomadic Berbers along the way, and spend a memorable night with a local family in a nomad camp.