A trip to Morocco with us takes you into the heart of all that is most enticing about this
country. Amongst Westerners it may be viewed as a gateway to the orient, one that lies a
convenient stone’s throw from Europe. However, where it becomes the Sahara it is
undeniably African, alluring in its combination of desert, mountains and ancient cities.
The great advantage of visiting Morocco with us is that we are capable of creating a trip that
is entirely unique to you. The Sahara Overland trip goes through Morocco in
November/December and we can arrange for you to explore the country as you wish with a
driver and guide. Here are some key Moroccan places to highlight:
Marrakech and Fes - the two most important cities. Marrakech, “The Land of Gods”
is the most renowned, whereas Fes, the "Mecca of the Western Orient" or the "Athens
of Africa" is less visited. Both are bustling, intriguing and colourful, full of
memorable architecture and hordes of fascinating people singing dancing, eating,
snake charming, pilgrimaging ...both vibrant and vital.
The Atlas Mountains – This magnificent mountain range extends across Morocco,
Algeria, and Tunisia. Southwestern Morocco boasts its highest peak, Toubkal, with
an elevation of 4,167 metres. In Morocco we have the Moyen, Haut and Anti Atlas
The Sahara at M'Hammid - Experience the ‘real’ Sahara desert. M’Hammid is a small
Sahara Desert village just 7-8 hours by car from Marrakech and one of the two places
in Morocco where the Sahara Desert begins (the other is Merzouga). Huge sand
dunes, deep night skies, lush oases.
Essaouira - Known as the windy city, Essaouira lies on the coast, amongst
wonderfully wild coastline. Perfect for enjoying some fishing or watersports.
Western Sahara. From Tan Tan south on the west coast we are technically in Western
Sahara, though it is controlled and ruled by Morocco. Here the Saharwiri people live.
The coast is wild, barren, with saharan landscapes dropping into the Atlantic waves.
Naturally, with a tailor-made trip you can explore the all the highlights and beyond. Go on a
long camel trek, spend time with the Berber people, see local craft workshops, take in a
festival. Just get in touch and we can plan a Moroccan trip that fulfils your wish to explore
this country your way.
Fromhere2timbuktu is a specialist, African tour operator run by Guy Lankester, offering unparalled,
personalised tours to the real Africa. The Festival In The Desert is one such special tour Guy offers - a
tour guaranteed to change your life!