"MOROCCO EXCURSIONS COMPANY " is a desert team of professionals with extensive experience in tourism field, offers Moroccors and Sahara desert trips by air- conditioned 4x4 and minibus, throughout the deep South of Morocco ,Join MoroccoExcursions Team in your Morocco tours to discover the best highlights of Southern Morocco: the beautiful Atlas mountains, Oases covered with lush palms, centuries old Kasbahs, mud-brick berber villages, a wild landscape made of gorges, and the Sahara desert with its sandy dunes...
Their ultimate aim is to help to discover the true Morocco with camel trek Morocco tours,and desert tours, to get in touch with the authenticity of the kingdom, the beauty of the Moroccan landscapes and make you live unforgettable moments in the rhythm of its Berber inhabitants.
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WHAT TO DO?MoroccoExcursions Team offers the opportunity to do many activities during your trip to Morocco such as visits to local Berbers families, drink tea with nomads in their caves, enjoy a Berber wedding, visiting local cooperatives or associations that cooperate on development in the area, visiting archaeological and historical explorations, camel rides, sleeping in haimas in the Sahara desert, Berbers Homestays with native families, trekking, quads, climbing, mountain bike, sandboarding, windsurfing, henna paintings, stargazing, bird watching, and of course, haggling in the souks and markets local.
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Some infos about Morocco
The Kingdom of Morocco, is a country in North Africa with 33,757,175 of a population. Connect to Atlantic Ocean along with the west side that reaches past the Strait of Gibraltar into the Mediterranean Sea. Morocco has international borders with Algeria at the east side, with Spain at the north side (water border through the Strait and land borders with two small Spanish autonomous cities, Ceuta and Melilla), and Mauritania at the south. Morocco is only African country that is not currently a member of the African Union. However, it is currently a member of the Arab League, Arab Maghreb Union, the Francophone, Organization of the Islamic Conference, Mediterranean Dialogue group, and Group of 77, and is a major non-NATO ally of the United States.
The area of present-day Morocco has been inhabited since Neolithic times (at least since 8000 BC, as attested by signs of the Caspian culture), a period when the Maghreb was less arid than it is today. Many theorists believe the Amazigh people, commonly referred to as Berbers or by their regional ethnic identity (e.g. Chleuh), probably arrived at roughly the same time as the inception of agriculture in the region. In the classical period, Morocco was known as Mauretania, although this should not be confused with the modern country of Mauritania.
On November 18, 2006, Morocco celebrated the 50th anniversary of its independence. Morocco recovered its political independence from France on March 2, 1956, and on April 7, France officially relinquished its protectorate. Through agreements with Spain in 1956 and 1958, Moroccan control over certain Spanish-ruled areas was restored, though attempts to claim other Spanish colonial possessions through military action were less successful. The internationalized city of Tangier was reintegrated with the signing of the Tangier Protocol on October 29, 1956 (see Tangier Crisis). Hassan II became King of Morocco on March 3, 1961. His early years of rule would be marked by political unrest. The Spanish enclave of Ifni in the south was reintegrated to the country in 1969. Morocco annexed the Western Sahara during the 1970s after demanding its reintegration from Spain since independence, but final resolution on the status of the territory remains unresolved. (See History of Western Sahara). Political reforms in the 1990s resulted in the establishment of a bicameral legislature in 1997. Morocco was granted Major non-NATO ally status by the United States in June 2004 and has signed free trade agreements with the United States and the European Union.
Morocco is an ethnically diverse country with a rich culture and civilization. Through Moroccan history, Morocco hosted many people coming from East (Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Jews and Arabs), South (Sub-Saharan Africans) and North (Romans, Vandals, Andalusia's (including Moors and Jews)). All those civilizations have had an impact on the social structure of Morocco. It conceived various forms of beliefs, from paganism, Judaism, and Christianity to Islam. Each region possesses its own specificities, thus contributing to the national culture and to the legacy of civilization. Morocco has set among its top priorities the protection of its diverse legacy and the preservation of its cultural heritage. Culturally speaking, Morocco has always been successful in combining its Berber, Jewish and Arabic cultural heritage with external influences such as the French and the Spanish and, during the last decades, the Anglo-American The country of Morocco enjoys a strong sense of culture and a long and ancient history. From the cool blue waters of the north Atlantic sandy beaches to the hot white sands of the Sahara desert this country is full of wondrous culture and scenery. The greens of the fertile farmlands and valleys contrast with the browns and whites of the snow-capped mountain range. Morocco is a romantic and mysterious country it is little wonder that it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Africa.
Practical tips about Morocco
In pharmacies are the same drugs than in Europe. By contrast, in areas difficult to access health services and medicine are virtually nonexistent.
Currency.The currency is the dirham. The change is approximately 1€ = 11DH. In Spain, Moroccan consulates have changed bank branch where € per DH. The easiest is to change in the Moroccan airport after traveling through Morocco bank branches in urban areas. In some hotels, and possibly in some cities can pay by credit card.
Climate.Because of its geography, Atlantic coast, Mediterranean coast, low mountain, high mountain, steppe, desert in Morocco are all climates. Generally has a warm climate except December, January and February are the coldest months of the year. In the desert during the August temperatures of 50ºC.
What to wearSunglasses, sunscreen, protective anti mosquito cream, lip balm, soap, tissues, ibuprofen, aspirin, laxatives, astringents (just in case), comfortable shoes, sandals, jacket for cold nights, batteries for devices that require them (in Africa batteries are of very poor quality).
FoodTravelers from other countries should only drink bottled water, and while he's hot tea in Morocco should be taken sparingly. Green tea is the national drink is prepared and sometimes mint. Part of the tradition and it is a ritual to celebrate the welcome the newcomer. They call it the Berber whiskey is known to be well prepared by his turban foam.
The national dishes are the Tagine, meat and vegetable stew and couscous, cracked wheat steamed carefully a delicious stew of vegetables and meat. The main secret of all the kitchen is a special selection of the wide variety of species that exist in Moroccan cuisine.
Bread is an unconditional, is present at every meal.
In rural areas, every family has a stone oven baked clay where carefully kneaded bread to eat fresh.
Harira is the Ramadan soup, nutritious mixture of pasta, rice, grits, vegetables and spices and strong cilantro flavor.
The souks are markets where you can buy almost anything, an explosion of scents and colors. It is also usual haggling, to buy you have to negotiate the price with the seller with skill and if not abused.The idea is to start with a little less than the price you would pay for the desired object and since then the seller makes a counteroffer starting the skilled game of bargaining to reach an agreement.
Some typical products include orange blossom water, rosewater, argan oil, musk, dates, couscous, harissa (spicy sauce), carpets, printed scarves, turbans, silver accessories, hooded, slippers, fossils and quartz extracted the country, Arab and Berber handicrafts, ceramics, textiles, musical instruments (djarbuca, castanets gnawa ...), variety of spices such as saffron, cardamom, cumin ... so valuable in ancient times they were used as currency change in trans-Saharan routes.
Some Festival and eventsMarathon of the Sands: One of the toughest marathons in the world, his journey begins in Ouarzazate and ending in the desert. At the end of March.
Festival of the Roses, Kelaa M'Gouna: in the valley of roses, festivals are held each May for 3 days by the end of the harvest of the roses, live music Berber. Early May.
Gnawa Festival in Essaouira: African tribal music festival and Morocco. In mid-June.
Festival of Gnawa in Khamlia: meeting the people of the desert towns where the tribes of Gnawas invite you to eat and perform dances and rituals of protection. Mid-July.
National Festival of Popular Arts in Marrakech: recognized since 2005 by UNESCO as World Cultural Heritage Site. Takes place in the best areas of the city, including the Menara Gardens, Palm, Palacio El Badi ... Mid-July.
Art and Music Festival of Asilah: where you can enjoy the colorful mural with the artists decorate the white houses of the medina. At the end of July.
Festival of the Wedding, Imilchil: curious celebration with live music and songs where Berber women and men unite in a showy ritual. Mid-September.
Feast of the date, Erfoud: the people of the region meet in one of the most fascinating places in Morocco, Merzouga dunes, and also enjoy traditional camel racing. Late October.
International Film Festival of Marrakech: the city became a Moroccan week in Cannes. Between November and December.
Ramadan: the month of purification through fasting. The whole country comes to this tradition for about 30 days a year, as the sun sets across the country stopped for lunch, preferably with family. At the end the fasting month is celebrated the feast of Aït Continue.
Feast of the Lamb: Approximately 40 days after Ramadan, every family sacrifices a lamb as an offering to God, as Abraham did in his time.
Join us in our Morocco tours to discover the magic of Morocco ,the beautiful Atlas mountains, Oases covered with lush palms, centuries old Kasbahs, and berber villages, Nomad peoples.....
a wild landscape made of gorges, and the Sahara desert with its sandy dunes and milion stars....
Our ultimate aim is to help to discover the true Morocco with camel trek Morocco tours,and desert tours, to get in touch with the authenticity of the kingdom, the beauty of Morocco.
Note that our proposal Morocco trips can be modified according to your needs and requirements.
Excursions From Ouarzazate
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Imperial Cities & Desert
Depart for Fes. The road to Fes takes us along a beautiful stretch of farmlands where olives, grain, vegetables and grapes are grown. Before arriving to Fes you will visit Meknes and Volubilis. Volubilis is the sight of the famous Roman ruins left from the Roman Empire's most southern outpost.
Meknes is the site of the first Arab dynasty created by Moulay Ismail and has the Medersa Bou Inania and the Bab Mansour, the Gateway to Moulay Ismail Palace. This leads us into the Henri es-Souani, the horses stable and granaries. Upstairs is a rooftop garden and cafe with a great view of the city. Arrive into Fes, check into the hotel.
Day 2: Fez sightseeing
After breakfast, you will begin your visit of "the oldest living Medina in the world” with a local official tour guide. You will tour the Medina with its "souks" (markets), stopping at the gateway of the Royal Palace, the 9th century Karouine mosque and University.
You will visit also the tomb of the city founder "Moulay Idriss II". Lunch will be at one of the traditional restaurants in the old Medina. After lunch you will continue your tour to visit the Najarine Fountain, the old Harem Garden and the Batha Museum. On the way back to the hotel, you will stop to enjoy a panoramic view of the city.
Day 3: Fez - Merzouga
In the morning we will go into the mountains to a region known as Imouzzer, which is blanketed by forests of cedar, juniper and cork oak. the area is well known for having abundant wildlife and we may see many types of birds, wild boar and Barbary apes on our scenic drive. Then the road will start climb into the Middle Atlas Mountains we may see the slopes dotted by the tents and goat herds of nomadic Berbers who call this rugged region home. After late lunch in Midelt, we continue on mountain roads overlooking the wide flowing Oued Ziz. Passing Kasbahs and palm groves we pass through the adobe colored city of Er-Rachidia and arrive in the late afternoon to Merzouga, city on the outskirts of the Sahara Desert, Overnight in Merzouga.
Day 4: Tour around Erg Chebbi by 4x4 - Camel ride _Night in Desert camp
After the breakfast and take shower in Hotel ,we go in a tour around the erg chebbi ,we will visit a house and listen to some gnawa music; originally from Ghana, and Sudan. We will visit some deserted mines, Berber nomads and oasis of palm trees. Towards lunchtime, we go back to Merzouga , after Lunch and relaxing,we go to the camels who are waiting to take us on an adventure in the sand dunes. We will spend the night in an equipped camp with drums music in the middle of the Sahara,this is a great opportunity to take lovely pictures of the sunset and sunrise,when we arrive at the camp we go to a high dunes to see the sunset , we will spend the night in nomad tents .
Day 5: Merzouga - Ouarzazate
After seeing the sunrise we go back on camels to Merzouga after the breakfast and take shower in Hotel then start our journey to Ouarzazate . On the way; we visit the Berber shops containing fossils, carpets, lamps, leather... Tinjdad .todra gorges .Boumalene-du-Dades ..we arrive a ouarzazate in evening
Day 6: Ouarzazate - Marrakech
Leaving Ouarzazate in the Morning ,we will visit UNESCO protected site of Ait Ben Haddou. A most impressive Kasbah and well-preserved fortress in Morocco. Many movies were filmed here such as the Gladiator. Leave Ait Ben Haddou and start heading towards the majestic Atlas Mountains. Cross the High Atlas Mountains via the highest road pass in Morocco Tizni Tichka 2260m high offering impressive views of valleys, mountains and many Berber villages nearby. arrive a in evening
Day 7: Marrakesh sightseeing and at leisure
A full-day tour of Marrakech , visit the Menara, a surrounded pool by flowerbeds that function as an irrigation system for the surrounded fields. The sightseeing tour will cover several impressive sights: The Koutoubia mosque, Majorelle Gardens, Bahia Palace and Dar Si Said Palace museum of jewellery. Optional lunch will be in the medina followed by a walk through the colorful souks of Marrakech. Enjoy a sunset drink overlooking the exciting Jamaa El Fna Square from a terrace of a cafe, dinner and night at hotel.
Day 8: Marrakesh - Casablanca
Leaving Marrakech in the Morning ,passing trough the Moroccan imperial cities..Tour Includ : - Tour in 4x4 vehicle - Driver - Fuel - Hotel overnight stays (breakfast & dinner included) - Camel ride - 1 night in desert camp Not included : - Flight - Meals - Drinks NOTE : If the itineraries that we offer does not match what you're looking for ,contact us and we will prepare the trip to your needs and requirements
From Marrakech To The Desert
Day 1 : Marrakech - Todra Gorges