Exotic Morocco: A Whole New World

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This exciting adventure will take you to the peaks of Morocco and to the deserts below

Ages 15-18 International Outdoors
About the Trip

PLEASE NOTE: THIS TRIP IS FULL  Explore the Atlas Mountains, Sahara Desert, and the bustling city of Marrekech.

On this North African adventure, girls will explore the mystic desert sands of the Sahara by camel on an overnight, sunset caravan. Once they have arrived at their desert camp, they will enjoy a traditional Moroccan meal and sleep under the desert stars. They will also trek to the top of the second-highest peak in Africa, Mount Toubkal. This journey offers an incredible hike that will pass by the waterfalls at Ighouliden and through the peaceful valley of Azzaden. After two days of trekking, the girls will have stunning views of the surrounding mountains and the Sahara Desert. Other highlights of the trip include shopping and exploring the rich culture of Marrekech and visiting the UNESCO World Heritage site of Ait Benhaddou, Kasbahs, and the incredible Dades Gorge.

Where You Go

Marrakech, Morocco

What to Know

You must be able to tackle steep climbs, hike for several hours, have good balance, and trek to an altitude of 13,600 feet over the course of 3 days.

You must also be able to be comfortable in temperatures over one hundred degrees as we travel in and around the Sahara Desert.

You must be willing to immerse yourself in an incredible culture of local foods and diverse people, which will be very different from our Western culture.

The Dates

August 3 - 12, 2014; $2950

Must be 15-18 years old at the time of the event

What to Bring

All technical gear is provided.

You’ll receive a detailed to-bring list upon registration.

You will need a passport for this journey.

The Cost

A $180 deposit will be due immediately upon acceptance to this event. (It’s part of the event fee, not in addition to it.)

Airfare is not included in this event. You will need to purchase round-trip airfare to Marrakech, Morocco via our gateway airport, JFK. Specific flight #’s will be provided upon acceptance.

Download Application Forms
Destinations Girl Application 2014 PDF Destinations Girl Application 2014 DOC
ATS Scholarship Form
Contact Information

Brent Fidler
626-434-3636
girlscouts@theATSteam.com