AL-ÁNDALUS 2021

BACK TO THE ORIGINS: NYE IN SAHARA DESERT
28th December 2021 - 4th January 2022
(299 €)*

*(Fee includes accommodation, at least two meals a day, and activities and transport during the whole event)


    Welcome to Al-Ándalus 2021

    Drive into the heart of the Sahara Desert on a safari that takes in the historic souks and Kasbahs of Aït Benhaddou, Tourirt, and Amerhidil in Skoura. Ride camels over the windswept dunes of Erg Chebbi, sleep in authentic nomad tents, and drive over the dramatic and twisting Tizi n’ Tichka Pass across the High Atlas Mountains.
    Ready for the adventure?


    Day 1 & Day 2: Marrakech

    On day 1 we will arrive at Marrakech and admire all the architectural richness of the Medina, upon visiting one of its many riads, small oriental palaces overlooking a beautiful patio.

    On day 2 we will enjoy Marrakech with a city tour and prepare for the adventure to come in the next days: New Year's Eve in the Sahara Desert.


    Day 3: High Atlas

    We will depart from Marrakech and drive through the High Atlas Mountains, via the twisting Tizi n’ Tichka mountain pass to Ouarzazate.

    In this way we will visit the exotic Kasbah of Aït Benhaddou, continuing to Ouarzazate center. We will enjoy lunch nearby the Kasbah of Tourirt, the former residence of the Glaoui Dynasty.

    Then, we will head to Agdz, overnighting nearby the Kasbah Des Caids, where we will have the opportunity to enjoy a traditional dinner while listening to local music.


    Day 4: NYE in Sahara Desert

    After breakfast, our host will provide us a cultural tour during the morning, by showing the former life of Moroccans before 200 years and their style of life like cooking, working, and the art of building.

    Then, we will drive to Merzouga, via Drâa Valley, Tazarine, and Alnfe, enjoying lunch on our way to the desert. There, we will trek by camel* across the wind-blown Erg Chebbi dunes for the sunset, the classic Sahara Desert of all the picture books.

    We will spend the evening in a bivouac (camp) with a typical Moroccan dinner, enjoying New Year's Eve with the Berbers, and sleeping in a traditional nomadic camel hair tent.


    Day 5: Enjoying the Desert

    We will wake up to spectacular desert sunrise and tasty breakfast, where Bivouac trekkers will show us around.

    Then, we will continue to the small town of Rissani, where we will visit the Ksours and Kasbahs of Tafilalt, stopping at the Tafilalt Palm Grove, and visiting the Zaouia of Moulay Ali Sherif (mausoleum of the Alaouidynasty’s founder).

    Later, we will drive back via Dadès, passing by the Todgha Gorges, and seeing beautiful palm trees and lush landscapes.

    Then, we will head to Rose Valley and the Kasbah of Amerhidil in Skoura, situated by the Amerhidil River and one of the largest in Morocco. We will overnight nearby Ouarzazate, where the "International Night" will be held.


    Day 6: Moroccan culture & Traditions

    After breakfast, we will do a tour in the Atlas Studios, the largest movie studio in Africa. We will continue our return journey to Marrakech via the Tizi n’Tichka, passing over the High Atlas Mountains, stopping on the way for lunch.

    We will finish the day in a special location still not disclosed, enjoying the Moroccan culture and its traditions. AL2021 will surprise you...


    Day 7 & Day 8:
    Al-Ándalus experience

    During these last days of the event, we will teleport back to the origins of Al-Ándalus, living, feeling, and enjoying an unforgettable experience.

    This will be unique. This will be Al-Ándalus.


    Summary of Al-Ándalus 2021

    As you can already imagine, this is not a common AEGEE event. It is full of big and small details that you will discover from the moment you step on this adventure.

    General overview

    Al-Ándalus 2021
    Where? Marrakech - Ourzazate - Sahara Desert - Special Location
    When? From Tuesday 28th to Tuesday 4th January 2022
    How much? 299 €
    Fee includes accommodation, at least two meals a day, and activities and transport during the whole event

    *The program could suffer slight changes and pictures could not represent exactly the places where we will enjoy this awesome experience. Camel tour will be an optional activity


    Live the experience of your life

      With love
      AEGEE-Málaga Team

      Anything else?

      For any further enquiries, contact us at al-andalus@aegeemalaga.org