NOTE: This trip is now full
Date: Saturday to Monday 12-14/01/19
Cost: 325 Euros
Accomodation and meals (Larache and Chaouen). Larache is a small city located in the Atlantic coast between Rabat and Tanger. This city is one of the clearest examples of what the Spanish Protectorate was in Morocco, as it shows numerous traces of its Spanish past. Andalusian-looking in its modern neighborhoods and captivatingly Arab in its old town (https://www.guiademarruecos.com/el-norte/larache/)
Chaouen is located in the western Rif mountains, 100 km from the Spanish African town of Ceuta. The most characteristic feature of the city is that the houses of the old town are painted in indigo, so it is also known as the blue city. (https://www.guiademarruecos.com/el-norte/chaouen- chauen/que-ver-chefchaouen-xauen/).
Boat trip into Merja Zerga National Park. One of the great pleasures of Morocco’s Atlantic Coast is spending time on the calm Merja Zerga (Blue Lagoon) with an expert bird guide. This National Park attracts myriad migrant birds, including wildfowl, waders and flamingos in huge numbers, making it one of Morocco’s prime birdwatching habitats. You’ll see herons, flamingos, ibises, the African marsh owl, spoonbills, plovers and egrets. Slender- billed and Audouin’s gulls are regular visitors, as are shelducks, teals, terns, marsh harriers and peregrine falcons. (http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/merja-zerga-iba- morocco)
Visit to Talassemtane National Park. It is located in the central-western Rif, in northern Morocco, near the city of Chaouen. It is a unique territory because of the exceptional beauty of its landscapes and its great biodiversity. The park contains 747 different plant species, of which 47 are endemic to Morocco and 27 are Ibero-African endemisms. Among them we can highlight the Spanish Fir, the cedar of the Atlas, the yew, the cork oak, the holm oak, and the thuja of berbería or araar. Among the fauna stands out the presence of the Barbary macaque. (https://www.lonelyplanet.com/morocco/talassemtane- national-park)