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On arrival at the airport please make your way to the Easyjet check in desk along with your passports and the following locator: EH9HRH2 OUTBOUND DEPARTURE DATE CHECK IN TIME FLIGHT LOCATOR OUT FLIGHT NO FROM TO TERMINAL DEPARTURE TIME ARRIVAL TIME : : : : : : : : : 21/05/2011 12:40 EH9HRH2 EZY1893 Manchester Marrakech / 14:40 18:35 INBOUND RETURN DATE CHECK IN TIME FLIGHT LOCATOR IN FLIGHT NO FROM TO TERMINAL DEPARTURE TIME ARRIVAL TIME : : : : : : : : : 25/05/2011 09:00 EH9HRH2 EZY1892 Marrakech Manchester / 11:00 14:45

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Baggage Allowances: Each passenger is permitted to: One standard piece of hand baggage to maximum dimensions of 56 x 45x 25cm Up to 8 pieces of checked-in hold baggage to a maximum combined weight of 20kg

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FINAL ITINERARY FOR HUTCHESONS' GRAMMAR school TO MARRAKECH DEPARTING ON 21ST MAY 2011

TRANSFER & AGENT: MISTRAL TRAVEL Out of Hours:00212 0670 414 809 (Mobile)

Tel No: 00212 052 4476129

TOUR MANAGER: Youness Abaid Tel: 066139 7280 (Maroc Mobile) MOUNTAIN GUIDE: Ahamed Amzil/Omar Amzil Tel: 0648 688808 (Maroc Mobile) Hotel Le Grand Imilchil (21 st May) Av. Echouhada Hivernage Marrakech Tel: 00212 024 44 76 53 Gite Armed (22nd, 23 rd, 24th May) Imlil Tel: 00212 (0) 648 688808 (Mobile) ROOMS CLIENTS: Twin Rooms

ACCOMMODATION:

MEAL PLAN: FULL BOARD

Hotel Le Grand Imilchil, Marrakech x 6 Triple Rooms and 8 Multi Bedded Rooms (Separate rooms for staff)

RUNNING TIMES
DEPART SATURDAY 21 ST MAY 2011 OUTBOUND INFORMATION CHECK IN DEPART ARRIVE ARRIVE Easyjet Check-in Desk Manchester Airport Marrakech Airport (local time) Le Grand Imilchil (approx) 12:40 14:40 18:35 20:30 HRS HRS HRS HRS

After arrival at Marrakech Airport you will be met by your guide and transferred to your Hotel accommodation in the City Centre. The guide will be holding a sign with ‘Hutchesons Grammar School’.
Tipping: The only 'tips' that are not covered in the tour are those to the Tour Manager and Guide at the end of the tour. We leave these to the discretion of the group leader based on their satisfaction and the performances of the two. Therefore the students are not to give any 'tips' during the trip. Note: As this trip is not a tour there is no need to 'tip' the coach driver.

Evening meal in the hotel. Overnight in the hotel Le Grand Imilchil, Marrakech.

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SUNDAY 22ND MAY 2011 Breakfast in the hotel. 09:00 Please check out of your rooms and bring your luggage down to reception for loading on the coach. 09:30 Breakfast in the hotel. 10:00 Depart hotel for the Oasira Water Park. After breakfast a trip to Oasiria Water Park outside the city is arranged.
Note: There is a "quite 'pool area" in the OasiriaWater Park to which young people (school kids) are not allowed.

You will have lunch at 12:30 at the Water Park and after lunch your transport will take you to the High Atlas Mountain Village of Imlil(around 15:00hrs) We stop en route to view the outstanding countryside of this region of Morocco. On arrival in Imlil a mule trek higher up the valley takes you to your accommodation at the Gite Armed. After settling in you may like to visit a ‘Tea House’ and/or explore the valley with a visit to the Waterfall. Here Mount Toubkal (4165m) the highest mountain in North Africa dominates the whole valley. 17:00 Arrive Imlil. Dinner is taken in your accommodation. Overnight accommodation in the Guest House Gite Armed. MONDAY 23RD MAY 2011 Breakfast in the Guesthouse. Today and tomorrow will include the following: Trekking: Trek from Imlil to one of several mountain passes from where you can view the mountains in all their splendour with your local mountain guide. After a picnic lunch you will continue to explore and discover the High Atlas Mountains, one of the world’s classic mountain ranges. Fieldwork: You may choose to spend your time in Imlil carrying out one or more fieldwork projects. There are a range of studies enabling students to investigate: Flooding and Hazards in a Mountain Environment River Studies Tourism and Ecotourism Cold Environments Rural settlement Microclimates (e.g. water scarcity in *Matat)

*Matat is an example Village in the Imlil region suffering from water scarcity. Here you will see how the people fight to keep their fields irrigated although they don't have sufficient water. *Agriculture in the High Atlas: (Tasilayn. Ait Souka Fields. Tamatert Field) Traditional and Modern Irrigation Systems (Ait Souka-Traditional Irrigation. Targa Imoula-Modern Irrigation) A River Study in the High Atlas Mountains (River Ait Mezan) **Rural settlement in the High Atlas Mountains (Imlil Centre) *Visit with a local guide and some field owners. These fields are available for three types of crops, Wheat, Maize plus Vegetables). Also fruit trees such as Apple, Nut, Plum, Cherry and Peach Trees. Community Work: (for long stay visitors only) Groups have the opportunity whilst in Imlil to ‘give something back’ to the local community. There are many projects to which students can contribute their time and energy during their stay. For example:Visit the school where Berber girls learn things such as making Carpets, Sewing, and Cooking in addition to their normal school studies. Repairing Footpaths Clearing irrigation channels Clearing litter Engaging local children in play. Working with the children in Imlil Primary School, Listening to children read, playing games and doing craft work. Note: Gifts of stationery, pens/pencils and balls are always appreciated and will be put to good use. These activities are meant to improve the situation of the local children to improve the rural standard of living of the inhabitants of this beautiful region as well as sensitising visitors to the preservation this and their own environment. **At Imlil (Ait Souka) you can make contact with Berber Moroccan traditions, their culture and life styles as well as having the opportunity to experience and to discover the beauty of Berber life in the High Atlas Mountains. Extra Information: Brief History: The mountains with their inhospitable environment have provided a refuge for the original inhabitants who have fled successive invasions. Here the Berber people have survived, preserving their own languages, traditions and beliefs while at the same time accepting Islām to some extent. Village communities still live according to a code of customary law known as Kanun that deals with all questions of property and persons. The family unit traces its descent from a single ancestor, preserving its cohesion by the sense of

solidarity that unites its members; an injury to the honour of one affects the group ... Terraces and Traditional Agriculture of the High Atlas Mountains: Travel through the Haouz Plain and the Ghiray Valley to a Berber community engaged in preserving agricultural diversity. With local farmers and researchers discover traditional and introduced varieties of barley and other crops. After a picnic lunch walk along mountains slopes to visit irrigation systems, home gardens and terraces characteristic of Tachelhit (Berber) mountain agriculture. Farming in the Valleys: In the valleys of the Atlas Mountains there is a complicated system for irrigation that requires the help of the entire community to control. The long valley of fields is irrigated by water that comes from the river to small streams that run through the terrain. In a long valley lined with fields, families will not always have fields next to each other. So when a family buys a piece of land they also buy water time. Therefore, when a member of a family inherits the land they also inherit the water, so to speak. The water comes from the river to streams that have been created to irrigate the land. Each piece of land has a passage from the stream to the land. When the water arrives on one piece of land the community starts to count down the farmer’s water time. When the land is irrigated the farmer opens the stream for another person’s land and the watch stops. However, this farmer’s work is not yet finished. He still has another piece of land further down the valley. So, the farmer waits for the water to arrive to his other piece of land and the watch starts again. Of course, it is important not to take too much time on one piece of land because you will be taking water away from your other fields. Therefore, farmers have figured out how to speed up the irrigation of one field so as to gain water time for their other pieces of land.

Lunch and Evening meal is taken in Gite Armed, Imlil Overnight in Gite Armed. TUESDAY 24TH MAY 2011 Breakfast in the Guesthouse. See above. Lunch and Evening meal is taken in Gite Armed, Imlil Overnight in Gite Armed. WEDNESDAY 25TH MAY 2011 Breakfast in the Guesthouse. Following breakfast please check out of your rooms and load your bags on to the transport ready for your transfer back to Imlil Village. You will be accompanied on your trek back to Imlil Village by two or three mules for those who may require them. Your coach and

baggage will be waiting in Imlil Village ready to take you to Marrakech Airport for your flight home.

RETURN WEDNESDAY 25 TH MAY 2011 INBOUND INFORMATION DEPART CHECK IN DEPART ARRIVE Dar Tighoula Guesthouse Easyjet Check-in Desk Marrakech Airport Manchester Airport (local time) TBA 09:00 11:00 14:45 HRS HRS HRS HRS

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WE WISH YOU AN ENJOYABLE TOUR TO MARRAKECH

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