Our escorted holiday is led by Neil Armstrong and our team of local guides who have been with us over many years of travelling through North Morocco. Neil and his wife Mimi are good friends and live in our village of Gaucín. He has great charm, speaks fluent Spanish and French and has a great interest in Morocco, its people and history.
The holiday starts in Málaga before crossing the Straits to the exotic city of Tangiers. From here we go to the old Portuguese trading post of Asilah then travel east to the Rif mountains and highly picturesque “blue” town of Chefchaouen. This Northern part of Morocco is quite inaccessible and little known to tourism and here there are some walking excursions for those inclined.
Now we drive north to the magnificent imperial city of Fes to meander through a labyrinth of narrow streets where men with laden donkeys still ply their trade. From here to the holy and traditional town of Moulay Idriss and on to the impressive Roman ruins of Volubilis the most western city of the Roman empire. Finally we arrive at the walled capital of Rabat.
Overall walking distance: 47 miles
Longest walking day: 12 miles
Walking grade 3: Tough at times with stony parts under foot, steep uphill stretches, max 16 miles per day.
Going under foot: Cobbled streets and mountainous terrain
Option to walk less: Yes, there are plenty of options to walk shorter distances.
2nd – 9th May 2018
15th – 22nd May 2018
£2,100 per person sharing a room
£2,400 per person individual room
The prices include 7 nights full board, wine with lunch and dinner, services of English speaking guides, airport transfers and transport throughout the week and entrance fees as specified. Flights not included
Accommodation en route: Elegant Riads, a charming mountain gite and boutique hotels
All accommodation has private bathrooms.
Arrival Airport: Málaga
Departure Airport: Casablanca