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Autumn Migration

A wonderful opportunity to enjoy both the migrating and rare breeding birds in Morocco. This tour has been especially tailored to take in some of the rarest birds in Morocco, whilst also timed to allow our fellow travellers to view autumn migration where ‘anything’ might turn-up. We also visit one of the largest breeding colonies in the world for Eleonora’s Falcon!
From the fabulous old city of Marrakech to the Atlantic coast we will journey into the Anti Atlas Mountains and also stay in the southern deserts. The scenery alone is worth joining the tour for. Our usual high standard for accommodation applies and we have carefully selected restaurants and transport. Common-BulbulOur journey allows us to take our time and we have selected some of our hotels specifically, not only for their comfort, but also their location.
Special CommentIt goes without saying that all our accommodation is of the usual very high standard as all Worldwide Birding Tours. This tour is relaxed and recommended if comfort and easy pace is required. At 3 of these hotels we will spend 2 consecutive nights giving time for relaxation and enjoying their superb locations, these longer stays also give opportunities for individuals to miss touring with the group and do their own thing.

"Imagine graceful, high mountains, their tops bathed in sunlight, their slopes marked by a kaleidoscope of multi-coloured mineral strata; imagine sprawling, deeply carved inland valleys of lush exotic green some with rushing rivers and gently tumbling waterfalls; powerful and majestic breakers pulling on glistening beaches; balmy breezes sweeping over the stunning dunes and deserts, and at night the stars seem only an arm’s distance away; smells of spices and colours of the local markets intoxicate the senses; tribal Berbers a population whose smiles reveal their tolerance of others and pride in their land – Morocco" Peter Jones.

Truly special holiday for those who also want comfort and time to relax! Migration and rare breeding birds.

All our guests always have regular options, either join-in with the tour group birding and wildlife viewing or opt-out and enjoy your own company. You, the client, have choices unlike with so many other group tours!
Reserving your place is both easy and inexpensive. A deposit of € 250 is all we require! Book online...

Facts and Travel Tips

Tour Map of Morocco

Detailed Tour Description

Photo Gallery of Morocco

Morocco Main Tour Info

  • Tour dates
    14th - 23rd of September 2018
  • Price
    € 2.395 p.p.
    € 350 Single supplement.
  • Deposit
    € 250 p.p.
  • Includes
    All accommodation, all meals and transport, full-time guiding, and airport transfers
  • Excludes
    Flights, insurance and personal costs.
  • Tour-party
    Minimum 4, maximum 8 fellow travellers
  • Option
    Extra nights in Marrakech based on HB:
    € 70 p.p.p.n.
    € 35 Single Supplement

Morocco Itinerary at a Glance

  • Day 1 - 4**** Hotel - Arrival day Marrakech, transfer to the hotel*
  • Day 2 - Hotel Dar Nafour - Oued Ksob, Eleonora’s Falcon Colony to Essaouira
  • Day 3 - Hotel Les Cascades - Tamri, Paradise Valley to Imouzzer
  • Day 4 - Hotel Les Cascades - Imouzzer and surrounding mountains/valleys
  • Day 5 - Hotel Bou Jerif - Desert and surroundings to Guelmim
  • Day 6 - Hotel Bou Jerif - Oued Noun and Wadi, Desert, Plage Blanche (beach)
  • Day 7 - Hotel Ksar Massa - Oued Noun and Wadi, Oued Massa to Massa
  • Day 8 - Hotel Ksar Massa - Oued Massa Reserve, Desert and Atlantic Ocean coast
  • Day 9 - 4**** Hotel - - Oued Sous, Atlas Mountain route to Marrakech
  • Day 10 - Morning visit to Oukaimeden, transfer to Marrakech Airport
*optional guided tour to the famous Old City and Souk

Latest Trip Report of Morocco

marsh-owl2We set-off on a bit of a busman’s holiday to discover final destinations for our planned autumn migration birding tour for 2008. Also we had it in mind to finalise long standing plans to run away-breaks for weekend trips from Spain to Morocco. knotLots to do and little time to fit everything in! My last couple of visits to this side of Morocco had seen me dip most seriously on a lifer for me, Black-crowned Tchagra, so I was harbouring a sneaky desire to score at least this bird during the coming days. Of course I pretended that sites and accommodation were my sole purpose for this tour. Its never a problem for the first stage of our journey if we manage a stopover instead of heading straight for Marrakech, but on this occasion we decided, due to lack of days, we would travel non-stop for Marrakech. It can be a long and boring journey, broken only by a continuing contest between Pieter and I to see who can spot the most Black-shouldered Kites. A dangerous business if you happen to be the one driving. By way of compensating for my trepidation we also had a couple of ‘new’ places and sites to look at during this trip, so I was greatly looking forward to next few days.

Tour Leader : Peter Jones
Trip Report : Peter Jones

Day 1 - November 8th - Tanger - Marrakech
A glorious sunny day and calm seas made for a pleasant crossing from Tarifa to Tanger, though only managed a few Cory’s Shearwater and N.Gannets among the multitude of Yellow-legged and Lesser Black-backed Gulls.

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Meet your Tour Guides for Morocco

peter3Peter Jones writes: I have been to and written about Morocco so many times and yet it never fails to leave me with impressions of wonder, not least of vast empty tranquil spaces where it is possible to be completely immersed in nature, like a grain of sand is to a desert so but am I in life! Such a grand landscape is presented with perspectives beyond words, from the towering High Atlas Mountains to endless rolling dunes of the Sahara, from Palm lined valleys to multi-coloured striated flat topped mountains; it is a place of unimaginable beauty. The country also has an added attraction and great bonus for me acting as it does as a bridge between the more southerly regions of Africa and Europe for migratory birds. Little wonder I am constantly drawn by the calling of this exotic place and also its people.

Peter Jones, author, naturalist, co-founder of Spanish Nature and founder of the Andalucia Bird Society. Peter has been involved in a great many environmental projects and has had several works published over many years. Peter has a passion for birds, having also been involved in scientific research into birds for over 36 years, but his many interests also extend to flora and fauna. Peter is well known and liked by the great many who have already been guided by him in many different countries. There can be no finer testimony to Peter's popularity than the fact that many friends of various tour operators will sign-on tours in the knowledge he is their guide.
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