This 11-day itinerary that begins in historical Marrakesh and extends into the Atlas mountains and Sahara desert is about the journey as much as the destination. Modern Marrakesh and its bustling souks and clandestine medinas will host immersive cultural experiences that book-end your trip. Think ancient cleansing rituals at the hammam, dinner with a local storyteller, a cooking class on the traditional tagine and more.
The Atlas are the most northerly of Africa’s mountains, extending in a broken chain for over a thousand miles across Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia. Here we mountain bike through Berber villages where women produce the famed Argan oil and marvel at Todgha Gorges, otherwise known as Morocco’s ‘Grand Canyon’. The terrain changes again with the golden dunes of the Sahara and the chance to experience the nomadic life for yourself.