Many years ago, when I was on an adventurous tour of northern Pakistan, an incident occurred that continues to trouble me. Our hardy band of 10 had been told by both our Pakistani guide and our U.S. guide that we should not take pictures of local women, as this was extremely disturbing to the Pakistanis. […]
Local guides accompany you by day on this remarkable custom journey, bringing to life Morocco’s vibrant culture, architecture, markets, mountain villages, Kasbahs, and desert camps. It’s like something out of a movie, but you’re there, prowling the souks of Marrakech, riding a camel in the Sahara, visiting a Berber village in the Atlas Mountains, and a whole lot more.
Marrakech is a fusion of east and west, African and Arab, religious and secular, traditional and modern, rich with markets, distinct architecture, gardens, public squares, smells, and sounds. Spend time roaming, tasting, shopping, and marveling at the exotic beauty. The loud and raucous (in a good way!) city is complemented by the rest of the trip… the peace of small villages and trails in the Atlas Mountains, the quiet of Erg Chegaga in the Sahara Desert, the awesomeness of starry desert skies, and the intimacy of small towns along old trade routes.
Stay in a variety of delightful accommodations, all small and special, in extraordinary locales, and enjoy a wide variety of delicious meals, from street food in Marrakech to a gourmet Moroccan dinner under the stars of the Sahara.