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Magical Sahara Desert and Camel Trekking-African Road Trip Adventure

Date: 09-13.11.2017

November is one of the worst months in UK but the best period to visit Morocco. The main topic of this trip is the Moroccan culture (people, villages, food, traditions), the desert and landscape (dunes, oasis, mountains, rivers, palms and rocks) and possibly some shopping in Marrakech.

Cross the magnificent Tichka Pass in the High Atlas mountains, pass through many Barber villages, visit Gorge du Dades, riverside oasis and Valley of the Roses. Climb the most famous sand dunes of Erg Chebbi. Enjoy a camel trek and sleep in Berber tents in the middle of the desert and enjoying the amazing view of incredibly bright stars. Experience the sunset with dinner and sunrise with breakfast in the mystical atmosphere of the Sahara.

What is included:

• Fully escorted: fully escorted by local driver/guide

• Accommodation: 3 nights in Hotel/Riad/Auberge and 1 night in   Berber tent

• Meals: breakfasts and dinners included (except for the first dinner in Marrakech)

• Transport: minibus or 4×4, camel trekking

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Start

2017-11-09

End

2017-11-13

Meeting point

Marrakech Airport

Description

November is one of the worst months in UK but the best period to visit Morocco. The main topic of this trip is the Moroccan culture (people, villages, food, traditions), the desert and landscape (dunes, oasis, mountains, rivers, palms and rocks) and possibly some shopping in Marrakech.

Cross the magnificent Tichka Pass in the High Atlas mountains, pass through many Barber villages, visit Gorge du Dades, riverside oasis and Valley of the Roses. Climb the most famous sand dunes of Erg Chebbi. Enjoy a camel trek and sleep in Berber tents in the middle of the desert and enjoying the amazing view of incredibly bright stars. Experience the sunset with dinner and sunrise with breakfast in the mystical atmosphere of the Sahara.

Duration of the trip: 5 days — Thursday, November 9th to Monday, November 13th

Price structure:

Please pay the deposit of £150.00 + paypal fees today. This will reserve your spot.

You can pay the remainder of the money at your convenience, but no later than a month before the trip. To make the second payment, just go back to the website, choose the ‘reminder’ from the list and make the payment.

What is included:

• Fully escorted: fully escorted by local driver/guide

• Accommodation: 3 nights in Hotel/Riad/Auberge and 1 night in   Berber tent

• Meals: breakfasts and dinners included (except for the first dinner in Marrakech)

• Transport: minibus or 4×4, camel trekking

Accommodation type: Hotel, Riad, Auberge and Berber tents – (2 people per room/tent). Single room supplement cost extra 70 GBP. If you are interested please contact us on admin@curiouskatsadventures.com and ask if single rooms are still available.

(Auberge: an inn in a French-speaking country | Riad: (in Morocco) a large traditional house built around a central courtyard | Berber tent: a traditional Bedouin-style desert tent).

Recommended Flights*:

09th November, Ryanair, London Stansted to Marrakech, 06:10-09:50;

13th November, Ryanair, Marrakech to London Stansted 10:15-14:00;

Price: £87 (checked on 21st February)

*As we have minimum and maximum numbers for each trip and we are taking bookings through various platforms, please email us on admin@curiouskatsadventures.com once you pay your deposit, to find out if your place has been confirmed and whether you can book the flights before purchasing them.

ITINERARY (can be subject to changes)

Day 1 – (Thursday)

Flight from London to Marrakech 06:10 – 09:50

Getting through security and picking up luggage. If needed, make sure that you sort out your visas prior to the trip.

Meeting at the exit from the secure zone.

Straight from the airport driving further to Ait Ben Haddou, a small town with one of the best-preserved and most sought-after Kasbah’s to visit in all of Morocco (admission 10Dhs – £1.70). Some of the scenes in Game of Thrones and Gladiator have been shot there!

Arrive at Ait Ben Haddou and visit the Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou, a World Heritage site.

Dinner  (included). We will have free time to relax and have a walk in Ait Ben Haddou.

Day 2 – (Friday)

Breakfast  (included)

From there we will drive with our minibus via the Draa Valley where we will see the rock desert towards Merzouga to reach the fantastic orange and golden dunes of Erg Chebbi

We will ride camels from the auberge into the dunes for around 1.5 hour, where we will spend the night in Berber tents fully escorted by local staff.

After witnessing one of the most fascinating sunsets in the desert we will enjoy a fantastic Berber dinner prepared by locals (at around 19.00) – Tagine with meat and soup (included). If you want vegetarian food you should let us know.

Please note: drinks like mineral water, soft drinks and alcohol are not included. However tea and orange juice are included for breakfast. You should buy your own drinks at the auberge before the camel trekking or buy it on the way in a supermarket.

Day 3 – (Saturday)

Wake up and after viewing one of the most beautiful sunrise we will ride camels back to the auberge, taking again around 1.5 hours.

Breakfast (included). We will have the option to have a shower  (included) and we will need to be ready to leave at around 10:00.

Driving to Todra Gorge

Guided walk of 1.5 hours in one of the best oasis in Todra Gorge (included).

Lunch (not included)

Driving further to Valley of the Roses, with beautiful views of the Dades valley, valley of a thousand kasbahs with about 2 stops (Roses Valley and Dades Valley) of around 20 minutes each.

Checking in and refreshing.

Dinner at the restaurant  (included)

Day 4 – (Sunday)

Breakfast  (included)

Driving to Ouarzazate

Lunch (not included)

After lunch, we will visit Kasbah Taourirt in Ouarzazate (admission 10Dhs – £1.70)(transfer included)

Driving to Marrakech (included), around 4 hours’ drive.

During the journey, we will have around 4 or 5 stops of 20 minutes each time.

We will make a few stops to take pictures and see the beautiful nature.  We will pass through many Berber villages, and once in the desert, riverside oasis and barren hillsides are clustered with Kasbahs (type of medina, Islamic city, or fortress).

Then we cross the spectacular Tizi n’Tichka Pass of the High Atlas mountains. This is the most beautiful pass road in the Atlas Mountains.

Dinner in Marrakech (not included)

Day 5 – (Monday)

Breakfast  (included)

08:30 Meet and depart to the airport.

Flight at 10:15

Cancellations:

Please note that unless the trip is cancelled the payments are non-refundable as the costs need to be paid in advance. However, you may be able to sell your place to your friends or other group members if you follow this procedure: http://katsadventures.com/#plx_progress_faq_section

DISCLAIMER and T&Cs:

By signing up to this event you confirm that you have read and consented to our terms and conditions (click to download) and waiver (click to download). You will also email signed copy of both to us on admin@curiouskatsadventures.com within 3 days of making the payment for the event and no later than 3 days before the event. You also agree to a ‘no refund’ policy.

INSURANCE: You also confirm that you will be responsible for your own insurance and make sure that it is at an appropriate level for this trip and activities you will be participating in.  In addition to your own Personal Civil liability insurance you will need an individual insurance for multi-risk and multi-activity holidays (expenses of cancellation, research – help, repatriation, medical expenses, theft of luggage, etc.) appropriate for the activities to be undertaken as part of the holiday. The general travel insurance is often minimal and  rarely adapted to the active holidays. Please check the details with your insurance provider.

BAD WEATHER: With all the crazy stuff happening with the weather recently, please note that we may be prevented from doing some of activities due to unpredictable weather events. If this is the case replacement activities will be offered.

Important Information:

Please note that we may need to contact you from time to time with important information via email. If you have booked a trip or an event with us, please ensure that you provide us with an up-to-date email address* and check your inbox regularly for any important updates, as you may miss out on critical information ( such as change of venue, time changes, etc.) or might end up missing out on the event altogether! Please note that we will not be able to process any refunds, should this happen.

We also ask that you add our email address, admin@curiouskatsadventures.com, to your contact list, in order to ensure that any vital information we send to you, doesn’t get sent to your spam or junk inbox. For further information please refer to section 2.3 of our Term & Conditions.

*Please provide us with these details at least 2 working days before the event and during our office hours.

 

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