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Overland Camping in Morocco can be fun and cheap. It is another way to discover the natural, cultural and spiritual aspects of this Muslim destination. This cheap adventure trip offers the ultimate quest for those in search of new horizons. Traveling with us is to take a fascinating Muslim journey that will forever change your perspectives and perceptions. With its diverse natural beauty and intricate rich history, Morocco is the ideal affordable place for the curious and open-minded Muslim traveler.

Some of the highest ranges and challenging places on earth for the adventure and active travelers are the Atlas Mountains and the Sahara Desert give you unique experiences. Easy on your budget to have the best of Islamic experience yet share an affinity for hospitality and friendliness of Moroccans. Our extraordinary budget Muslim trips will bring you so close to travel your to discover the marvels of this destination. On top of natural challenges, its indigenous people here, Berbers and Moors offer thought-provoking insight into ancient cultures. This cheap Halal expedition offers best studies and discoveries to Muslim travelers from around the world.

Indigenous Berbers in the Atlas Mountains and Bedouins of Sahara Desert have long fascinated the world with their ancient cultures unchanged by time. All of our Mountains treks are escorted by Muslim Berber guides, who will enhance your travel experiences through these little-known regions. These 2018 overland Islamic expeditions cover regions that are unique to Morocco, from the lofty crags and screes of the Atlas Mountains, to the cedar forests of the Rif chaines and plunging canyons and karsts of the Dades valley. You will trek through unusual rock formations, the pristine oases in the Ziz Valley, and the enticing groves of Taleouine overflowing with almonds, saffron crocuses. Explore the voluptuous sand dunes encountering tents of the desert nomad cultures. We invite you to take advantage of our Islamic tours, discounted overland expeditions.

This overland trip is a great introduction to the diverse landscapes that Morocco has to offer through walking, hiking, camping over the dunes in the Sahara Desert, as well as stays in budget boutique hotels and riads.

DAY TO DAY ITINERARY

As you arrive at the Mohamed V Airport in Casablanca, your guide will meet you to greet you and then transfer to your hotel. The remainder of the morning will be to rest from your flight. In afternoon, your guide will take you on a historic visit exploring Casablanca city, the largest port and city in the kingdom. You will walk the Habous quarter to be introduced to your first Spanish Moorish ambiance of a lively market in old Casablanca, then of course the Art Deco colonial downtown with the real flavor of the Mystic French colonial time.

You will also discover the Art Deco Casablanca Corniche and Ain Diab shoreline. You will not miss the great mosque of Hassan II, the second largest mosque in the world with the tallest Minaret not to speak about all aspects of Islamic Arts at its peak. Halal Dinner will be in your hotel.

Travel a short drive of about 45 miles through a green belt of nurseries of exotic plants and lush farms to the capital of the kingdom. You will reach Rabat, a clean and elegant city. Rabat and its twin city Sale Colonia are separated by only a river but socially and economically are worlds apart. These twin cities have an ancient legacy that spans hundreds of generations. Each civilization that has inhabited in time one of the cities has left its mark, resulting in a wide variety in architectural styles, including those from the Phoenician and Roman eras.

Your guide will take on a historical and lively city tour of monuments and markets.

Explore the Oudaya citadel with its maze of medieval streets, gardens and arab cafes and tea houses not to missi the museum of Islamic arts and crafts. A docent will introduce you to traditional Berber Textiles.

visit also the Hassan Tower and Mohamed V Mausoleum, an emblem of the Moroccan sophisticated architecture at its finest. You will reach the Royal Palace and the Necropolis of Chellah at the end of your tour.

Morocco deep spiritual history is offered for you to day. This journey will take you from imperial time of Rome to the third century A.D. (Of course there will be stops along the way.) Volubilis was an important city in the imperial Roman department of Mauritania (modern day Morocco, and its actual provinces in the Sahara) during the reign of Caracalla. Volubilis is impressively well preserved and the genius of Roman urbanism is still intact. The two central integral streets in every Roman castrum, the Cardo and Decumanus, are prominent. The cardo is the boulevard which runs north-south and the Decumanus, east-west. The intersection of the two is the heart of every roman city. There you will find the ruins of the ancient forum.

On the opposite hill less than a mile distance, you will find the first Islamic City buit in Morocco. Take a walking tour of Moulay Idris, founded in the 8th century by Moulay Idris Al Akbar. The city was created primarily for the indigenous population that migrated with Moulay Idris from the Middle East. You will drive around 15 miles to the next stop, the imperial city of Meknes. Meknes is a 17th Century city built by Moulay Ismail to rival Fez.

Finally, you have reached your destination, the city of Islam, the ninth century city of Fez. In the evening, you will get a taste of the greatest of the Imperial Cities. Discover the sights on the outside of ancient walled city, including the ramparts, the gates, and the Borjs (Moorish Forts). After this introductory tour to Fez, you will dine halal in your hotel and prepare for day three: Fez!

Visiting Fez (city of Islam)is like traveling back in time. It is a unique experience. Enticing, rewarding, fascinating, Fez stimulates the senses with its haunting yet beautiful sounds, visual splendor, and evocative aromas. The most ancient of the imperial capitals and the most complete medieval city of the Islamic world, Fez is reminiscent of a city suspended in time, unfazed by the constantly evolving world outsides of its walls.

Time you willl devote to Fez will reveal much about the sophistication of the Moroccan artisan, providing an unparalleled learning experience to those who walk its narrow alleys. Your morning will be spent visiting the Medina. Our local guide will take you on a historic and spiritual discovery of the city of Fez starting at the King s Palace and its Meshwar with ramparts and majestic gates.

Next, you will explore the Moorish quarter, a 15th century citadel with all its Andalusian architecture and medieval glory. Then, we will drive to the Merinides hill to visit their necropolis and maqams of kings so many Medersas in the history of Morocco to shape the best schools of thoughts and Islamic Jurisprudence. Here you will enjoy the best panoramic view on the old walled Medina, brimful with its countless minarets to call for the prayers in a city that has responded to these calls for 12 centuries. You are in a city with over 500 mosques. Fez has preserved its Medina as it was centuries ago. Not even a bicycle is able to be used as tool of transportation. Only donkeys, mules and horses are able to help moving all what the city produces and needs as supplies.

The first guilds you will immediately encounter are the cobblers, the saddlers and black smiths interlaced by some caravansaries for tribesmen who come from the surrounding areas to trade and supply their needs. Down the hill to Juteya you will encounter all sorts of crafts but noticeably carpenters and leather workers as one of the traditional tanneries is not far. This walk will lead you to El Ashabine square with its variety of activities. From there, you will wind your way to the Sgha square which will lead you to Attarine then Souk el Henna and the Maqam of Moulay Idris, the founder of Fez. Next to it, you will visit the Nejjarine square with its famous fountain, its guild of carpentry and the museum of folk arts at the Fondouk.

You will walk to the tannery and on to visit the great Mosque of Al Quarrawiyyine, We will stop to pray in this monumental spiritual institution that served Muslims for over twelve century, passing by Shemmaine, the market of dried fruits. After that, you will visit the Medersa Attarine and walk to Sbetryyine, a guild of book binders, which will lead you to the Seffarine Square, where the tapping of metalworkers is still deafening passerby as it was the case for centuries. You will break for lunch then continue exploring the marvels of Fez Medina. These will highlight the Dyers souk, Foundouk Tetouani and the Maqam of Sidi Ahmed Tijani and his Sufi Zaouia. Asr prayer will be in this Mosque followed by the Tijani Dhikr then call it a day. Finally, you will return to your hotel for dinner and other accommodations.

A day to explore the marvels of rural environs of the Atlas Mountains Berbers. Covered with evergreen pines, tall cedar trees, and poplars, and laced with flowing streams, your first view of the Middle Atlas will appear oddly un-Moroccan. Passing by Imouzzer, with a quick stop at the Alps-like town of Ifrane, you will soon come across the first real town of the Middle Atlas, Azrou.

Azrou is an important market center for the region s Berber tribes, located at a major junction of mountain routes. Your driver will take a little detour in a cedar forest to introduce you to one of the oldest inhabitants of this region, the Berber apes. This may also coincide with the encounter of a nomadic family in its temporary encampment. As nomads are very hospitable people, whenever we encounter them we are all invited at least for a mint tea under their tents.

At Midelt, the Middle Atlas give way to higher peaks visible through the haze, soaring to over 12,000 feet. Lunch willl be in Midelt, enjoying the dramatic panoramic view before you. the road will lead you to Erfoud, one of the most delightful southern regions consisting of a dry, red belt of desert with a sudden drop into the green valley of Ziz, with copious date palm groves and flowing streams. Visit the canyons of Ziz and some of the oases and natural sites before you reach the magnificent oasis of Erfoud.

After you arrive in Erfoud, you will leave your vehicle to meet a caravan of camels that you will ride to camp over the dunes of Merzouga. Tents are pitched for you to enjoy a night under the African Skies. After dinner, the Rokba drummers will illuminate your night with their lively dances and moving chants. Enjoy this encounter of Man and nature at its best.

We will wake up for Fajr prayer and then climb the dunes to watch the sunrise from an ocean of sand. This is an experience that should not be missed.

Afterward, you will eat breakfast in the open bedouin tent and continue onward, to explore the ancient, holy oasis of Rissani. There, you will visit the ruins of Sijilmassa, ruines of an old caravan trade outpost. Continue to the prehistoric fossils area. You will then return to your hotel for dinner.

Leave Erfoud travelling west lacing the Valley of Todra, which lies right between the Atlas Mountains and the Sahara Desert. You will reach Tinghir, the town where we will be spending the night. Only 15 kilometers from Tinghir inside the Valley of Todra, you will find the Todra s highest and narrowest gorgesin the country.

Next, you will cross through the Dades valley, the land of wild roses and medicinal herbs. Tons of Persian roses bloom in hedgerows, filling the air with their heavenly brise. You will also see the thousands of Kasbahs scattered along the Dades River, majestic sandcastles with a visually appealing, timeless beauty. You will end your day with dinner and other accommodations at your hotel.

Today, you will continue to explore the Dades Valley, traveling through El Kelaa De Megouna and Boumalne to view the inimitable natural vistas and unusual rock formations. You will then continue onward to Ouarzazate, which is one large oasis in a cross road between the Dades, the Draa valleys, and the majestic High Atlas Mountains. This is an ideal place to stop for the night. You will conclude your day with dinner and other accommodations in your hotel.

You will spend most of your day en route to Marrakesh, exploring the legendary Kasbah of Ait-Benhaddou, a renowned architectural marvel classified as UNISCO world heritage. Your journey will lead you to the highest pass in Morocco, the Taddart and Tizi Tishka pass, at an altitude of 11,000 feet. This pass divides the mountains into two distinct facets: the harsh, stark side acting as a shield that protects the hinterland from the harsh, dry expansion of the Sahara, and a lush side, soft and evergreen, which collects the moisture from the Gherbi winds of the Atlantic Ocean.

You will arrive in Marrakech, a city of pleasure for both visitors and locals, where southern tribesmen and Berber villagers bring their goods to market and find a variety of entertainment. To tourists, the city is a feast for the imagination, full of incomparable beauty, situated before the towering mountains that provide a thrilling backdrop. After a visit to the bustling Jemaa El Fna square, you will conclude your day with dinner and other accommodations at your hotel.

You will devote your morning to explore Marrakech many historical Islamic sites, starting at the Menara, a magnificent pool surrounded by flowerbeds, reflecting the image of an exquisite Moorish edifice. It was constructed in 1866 for dignitaries, who enjoyed glorious sunsets with the ethereal Atlas Mountains as a backdrop. The pool also functions as an innovative irrigation system that is serving dry life in the desert.

Your tour will cover many impressive sites, including the Koutoubia Minaret (which is identical to la Giralda, a tower found in Sevilla, Spain), and the Saadien Maqams, which demonstrate Moorish architecture at its best. The tombs consist of sixteenth-century mausoleums, which had lain walled-in and undiscovered until 1917. Next, you will explore the gardens of the Agdal then the Marjorelle. Finally, you will return to your hotel for a good Halal dinner and other accommodations.

You will begin your day with an excursion to the Ourika Valley, where you will visit the traditional Berber Souks, as well as the Jewish shrines. shop for Berber handicrafts in the souks of these villages is a way to explore the marvels of this valley. You will return to Marrakech for dinner and other accommodations at your hotel.

You will begin your day by traveling to Essaouira (Mogador), a picturesque city with a rich history. With a fascinating antiquity, Essaouira was occupied by the Phoenicians and Carthaginians, supplied essential purple dyes to the Romans, absorbed the sophisticated Muslim arts of silversmith, and spent centuries as a Portuguese enclave.

Despite the obvious influence of these civilizations, Essaouira has managed to remain a small, authentic Berber town. Alive with the breath of fresh air provided by the Atlantic, Essaouira is a jewel nestled in the ragged coast, with a vast expanse of empty sands trailing back along the promontory towards the South. After an introductory tour, you will conclude your day with dinner and other accommodations in your hotel.

You will travel to Casablanca, stopping at El Oualidia for a seafood lunch. You will continue onward to El Jadida, where you will visit the citadel, evidence of the 11th century Portuguese occupation. Finally, you will arrive in Casablanca, having completed a journey that has led you through immeasurable antiquity. You will conclude your day with a farewell dinner and spend the night at the hotel.

You will depart for Casablanca Airport in the morning where you will board your flight back home with a lifetime worth of memories packed neatly into your suitcase.

  • 13 night accommodation camping and hotels
  • Halal Breakfast and dinner each day
  • Land transportation in chauffeured vehicles
  • Services of English-speaking guides in major & tour leader throughout
  • Entrance fees to monuments and museums
  • Hotel tax and service charges
  • Casablanca: 2 nights, camping
  • Rabat: 1 night, Camping
  • Fez: 2 nights, Camping
  • Merzouga Dunes: 1 night, Bivouac
  • Erfoud: 1 night, Camping
  • Tinghir: 1 night, Camping
  • Ouyarzazate: 1 night, Hotel Tichka Salam
  • Marrakech: 3 nights, Hotel Mogador Medina
  • Essaouira: 1 night, Camping

Budget Trip Includes

  • Land Transportation (Air Conditioned Van)
  • 13 Nights accommodation in campings
  • Breakfast daily
  • Services of local guides and tour manager
  • Entrance fess to monuments and museums
  • Hotel taxes and luggage handling
  • Cost per person: $885.00

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED

  • Round Trip Flight
  • Tips for Drivers and Guides
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal spending

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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We are at your disposal to answer any question you might have about this tour (what to wear, weather, security...) or customizing this journey just for you.

What is the daily average walking distance? The distance made each day of the 8-9 day walking portion of the tour will be set by the group, and can be as leisurely or demanding as the group wishes. What should I bring with me?Some recommended items include a sleeping bag, a small, all-purpose day-pack, a flashlight with batteries, sun block, a sun hat, and sunglasses. Tents and rain-proof, insulated mats are optional, since they can be provided for you. What should I bring to wear? You should bring with you light, comfortable walking clothes for temperatures of approximately 80 degrees. You will also want to pack a sweater or jacket for the evenings, when temperatures fall to 45 degrees. With regard to footwear, you will want to bring hiking boots or comfortable shoes. Sandals are not advised. What kind of shape do I have to be in? To enjoy this vacation, the only requirement is that you enjoy fresh air and light physical activity. What types of terrain will we cover? On your journey, you will cover two different types of terrain. The first consists of reasonably flat terrain, which is easily traveled upon by anyone who likes a good walk. The second is a little more challenging, where some experience with hill walking may prove useful. On average, we will reach heights of up to 11,500 feet.

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