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Atlantic Coast & Southern Desert

4 November to 11 November 2017

Leader: David Walsh

Maximum of 10 clients.

2017 Cost £1,899 single room supplement £100

Morocco is a country of startling contrasts, a long history, fascinating cultural traditions and a varied topography. For the birdwatcher, there is a mixture of the familiar, the unfamiliar and the very rare. Our week-long holiday to this country will be based by the coast at Agadir, staying at a hotel we have used on numerous occasions where all rooms have a sea view. We have the opportunity to visit a variety of habitats from this base, seeing tidal lagoons, sandy estuaries, dry desert, palm oases, irrigated farmland and the green foothills of the Atlas Mountains. We also spend one night away from Agadir in Guelmim allowing us to explore the nearby desert with its sought-after birds. The bird life at this time of year is very varied and we hope to find many of the local specialities including: Northern Bald Ibis, Moussier’s Redstart, Cream-coloured Courser, Barbary Partridge, Tristram’s Warbler, Fulvous Babbler, Black-crowned Tchagra, Marbled Duck, Thickbilled Lark, White-crowned Wheatear and Black-winged Kite to name a few.

We shall make sure we have time not only to birdwatch but also witness the daily lives of Moroccan villagers, for example seeing ladies in traditional dress riding on donkeys between the fields and their homes. There will be an opportunity for those who wish to buy souvenirs from local stalls away from Agadir. The tour leader will be David Walsh, who has been leading regular autumn trips to Morocco since 1998, a country he rates as his favourite destination for a week’s holiday!

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Outline Itinerary
Day 1 Fly to Agadir
Days 2-3 Agadir
Day 4 Guelmim
Days 5-7 Agadir
Day 8 Depart Agadir