Tangents Morocco Tour is on hold until further notice
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Maroc Update October 21 2011

The Tangential Morocco (aka Maroc) tour is on hold. Morocco has not experienced anything like the turmoil in the rest of North Africa but who knows what the conditions will be like a year from now?

The Morocco (aka Maroc) tour is a diverse cultural adventure that reflects the Tangents tour philosophy of full cultural immersion. We mix with locals and avoid tourist style lodging and eateries.

Music happens in Morocco - it's in the air. However, Morocco doesn't have the infrastructure that Turkey does that enables advance concert organizing. We will likely arrange a couple of concerts and various impromptu music happenings. There is moderate physical activity although not strenuous. We have a nature hike in Tafraoute's gorgeous Ameln Valley and also hike to a waterfall in the Berber mountain village, Setti Fatma. We trek in the Sahara amid rich sand dunes (either by foot or camel, your choice).

We begin in Marrakech which has a public square like no other. Djemaa el Fna is a spectacle in full sensory overcharge with musicians, acrobats, snake charmers, etc., and the aroma of grilled meats and vegetables rising from the many tasty food stalls. We move to the calm and beautiful port town of Essaouira where Gnawa music and Saharan blues fill the air from the many cd and instrument shops. It's the town Bob Marley once lived and Jimi Hendrix visited, and is filled with musicians and artists. Next we experience authentic Berber village life in places like Tafraout nestled high in the Anti Atlas Mountains. We then have an adventurous travel through a mountainous gorge and arrive at our nomad camp in the Sahara desert and stay for 3 nights. Next we stay in the desert frontier town Zagora. Among possible day trip excurions are a traditional pottery collective, historic Koranic center and the ancient Jewish Mellah. On our way back to Marrakech we visit the stunning kasbah At Benhaddou. This UNECO World Heritage Site has been a popular film location dating back to when director David Lean chose it for the 1962 classic Lawrence of Arabia.

There is planned free time so you can reap the rewards of individual exploration. You'll experience the genuine warmth and hospitality of the Moroccan people including Berber, Arabic, Toureg and nomad.

Tangents groups have wonderful chemistry. It's beautiful to lead groups that support each other and see friendships emerge.

Explore the links near the top and bottom of the page including testimonials, philosophy, itinerary and fine print.

In a world filled with government and media fed misperceptions, it is more important than ever to experience other cultures first hand.

peace through travel and music,

Dore

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Serendipitous encounter with Hendrix
look-alike during hike in Setti Fatma