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Geography in Morocco

Deserts, Canyons, Oases & BerbersIn addition to the fantastic trekking, culture, adventure and project work that Morocco conjures up with seemingly incredible ease, Morocco is a geographer's dreamland. It is one of the best places in the world to experience desert geography and the struggle of human survival in this harsh environment.

For an in-depth geography tour of a multitude of desert environments, you should start east of the Atlas mountains in the "Jebel Sahro", a region of contrasting landscapes: mystical flat mountains, bizarre rock formations, deep canyons, fertile valleys and oases. Nomadic and semi-nomadic communities are resident here, adding a human dimension to the stark landscapes. From here, you can head into the classic dunes of Foum Tizza - in perfect contrast to a visit to bustling Marrakech and the villages and pastures of the Atlas Mountains.

To fully appreciate all that the region has to offer, it is vital to get away from the roads and head off on foot. With traditional Berber hospitality, fabulous Moroccan food and nights spent camping under the desert stars, Morocco is nothing but magical! Itineraries can be tailored to individual groups' abilities, but a specialist tour operator is vital, and we know just who to contact... So contact us and let us help you to bring Geography to life for your students.