immerse yourself in imozer berber village
THE DAY'S ITINERARY
See modern sustainable irrigation techniques (drip systems) on approaching the High Atlas foothills.
make a stop at canal du rocade to understand large scale water management from mountain reservoirs.
ascend the foothills; stop to view rock strata, uplift, folding and to discuss physical geographical processes at work (past and present).
berber communities, their lifestyles and activities; view and discuss.
flash flooding hazard clearly exemplified in this type of environment; causes and impacts.
argan oil co-operative (project to boost incomes) in taddert.
lunch stop in taddert (included in price).
onwards and upwards to the tizi-n-tichka pass, a high atlas watershed.
the challenges of living in an extreme environment e.g. road building.
uplift of fold mountains and incised river systems/meanders.
return to marrakech.
geography syllabus relevance
- Fold Mountains
- Hazardous Environments
- Water Management
- Flash Flooding
- Traditional Farming
- Cultural Contrasts
- Options for Development
- Transport and Communications
- Extreme Environments
a day in the high atlas
- Includes transport from Marrakech to/from the Tizi-n-Tichka Pass
- An ATS Moroccan Courier, English speaking;
- Many stops on the journey to engage with physical and human geography topics
- Lunch in Taddert
- Visit to an Argan Oil Co-operative