In April 2010 I traveled to Morocco to investigate options for trekking in the High Atlas mountains. I discovered a beautiful range of snow capped summits and great local guides. In my discussions with Mohamed and Mustapha, our local partners for treks, I began to see the possibilities for the ultimate Morocco adventure both on and off the beaten path. So was born the 17-day Sahara, Sea and Summit tour!
This is a new trip for 2011-2012 based on previous trips and an extension to the Sahara desert.
The trip is special because it can only be accomplished at a specific time of year (November through April – due to temperatures in the Sahara) and it takes adventure seekers from the dunes in the desert to the Atlantic coast and finally to the snow covered High Atlas Mountains, with the option of reaching the highest peak in North Africa: the Jbel Toubkal at 13,671 feet above sea level. In addition you can discover Marrakesh, perhaps Morocco’s most enchanting city.
Here is the full itinerary on our website:
Please note that we can arrange for shorter itineraries or itineraries with easier trekking options. Accommodation choice ranges from budget to luxury options, although some trekking days are only in a simple tent.
We can easily customize this trip to add more cultural tours across the Atlas and to Morocco’s royal cities.
– Tilden Daniels, AWR Travel Specialist