From: US$ 779
9 Days / 8 Nights
Marrakech - Marrakech
Perfect tour led by an expert local guide, excellent way to see the country through the eyes of someone who calls it home. Explore high-walled kasbahs and wander the labyrinthine alleys of Fès and Marrakech. Discover the history and rugged natural beauty of mysterious Morocco.
Starts in: Marrakech
Ends in: Marrakech
Length: 7 days
Included Meals: 8 breakfasts
and 1 dinner
Tour Leader Included: Yes
Transportation with licensed, English speaking guide
3* and 4* hotels
Camel trek over the Sahara desert dunes
Nomad camp with dinner and breakfast
Airport pickup and transfers
8 breakfasts and 1 dinner
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED
* Flights (airfare) and visas
* Entrance fees to the sights
* Any Private Expenses
* Travel insurance (compulsory)
* Extra meals, snacks and drinks
Starting from only $779.00 USD per person for double occupancy
Please contact us for single supplements
Day 1- Airport pick up to hotel in Marrakech
Arrive at Marrakech airport. Transfer to your hotel where you will receive a warm
welcome with mint tea and an explanation of the tour itinerary and city map.
Depending on your arrival time, you have the afternoon free for a self-guided walk
around the city to explore the myriad of winding streets and their magnificent souks.
Overnight stay at your hotel.
Day 2 - Marrakech city tour (8 hours)
Our day tour starts from your hotel at 9 a.m. We will travel in an A/C bus to Badii
Palace and Bahia Palace with a stop en route to explore the spice souks in Mellah.
From there we head to Marrakech Museum and Madrasa Ben Youssef – an impressive building displaying fine decorative detail, characteristic of Moroccan architecture.
After lunch we cross the souks, walking to Djemaa El Fna, the heart of Marrakech,
where you can have lunch overlooking the main square and soaking up the
atmosphere of this vibrant city. After lunch we will walk around the local area by the
Koutoubia Mosque, one of the city’s oldest buildings dating back to the 12 th century.
We then drive to Majorelle Gardens which were created by French painter Jacques
Majorelle in 1924 and later rescued from ruin by famous French fashion designer Yves Saint-Laurent. This botanical sanctuary is renowned for its striking cobalt blue which is widely used in the garden. Afterwards we visit Menara Gardens – one of the best places to watch the sunset in Marrakech. We return to the hotel at about 5 p.m. Free evening. Overnight stay at your hotel. Breakfast included.
Day 3 - Marrakech - Ouarzazate - Rose valley - Dades Gorges
We depart from the hotel in Marrakech at 7 a.m, driving 200 km through the High Atlas Mountains to Ouarzazate, making a short stop for breakfast at around 9am in the Berber Village of Tadart. Our first main stop is to visit Aït Ben Haddou Kasbah – a 16th century fortress classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987; many big movies have been filmed there including ‘Gladiator’, ‘Laurence of Arabia’ and
‘Kingdom of Heaven.’ We have lunch at Aït Benhaddou Kasbah or in Ouarzazate – the capital city of cinema in Africa. After lunch we drive a further 160 km through the Rose Valley and the Road of the Kasbahs, arriving in Dades Gorges at around 5 p.m.
Overnight stay at your hotel in Dades Gorges. Breakfast included.
Madrasa Ben Youssef
Djemaa El Fna
Breakfast in the Berber Village of Tadart
Aït Ben Haddou Kasbah
Rose Valley and the Road of the Kasbahs
Nomad camp and camel trek over the Sahara desert dunes
Meknes - Place El Hedim, Bab El Mansour and Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail
Hassan II Mosque
Corniche of Ain el Diab
Day 4 - Dades Gorges - Todra Gorges - Erfoud - Merzouga
After breakfast we drive towards Todra Valley to visit the spectacular Todra Gorges – a series of limestone canyons with rock faces towering over 500 feet. Then we drive to the charming oasis town of Erfoud, where you can have lunch. After lunch we drive to Merzouga, known as the gateway to Morocco’s Sahara Desert. We make a short stop at Le Palais des Dunes hotel for about an hour, where you may take a quick swim in the pool if you wish. At around 4 p.m we embark on a two hour camel trek into the dunes, observing mesmerizing desert landscapes before arriving at our camp at around 6 p.m. We drink traditional mint tea with the nomads then travel over the rippling sands to watch the amazing sun-set. Back at the camp we have dinner, after which the nomads play music around the fire until we retire for the night in tents underneath the stars. Overnight camping in Merzouga. Breakfast and dinner included.
Day 5 - Merzouga - Fes
We awake early to watch the wonderful sunrise and ride camels back to the hotel in Merzouga where you can shower and eat breakfast. Then we drive to Fes through the Middle Atlas region, a journey that takes us through many beautiful landscapes. We make a brief stop in the region of Er Rachidia to take in the incredible views of the lush palmeraie of the Ziz Valley, followed by lunch in Midelt. Later we make a short stop in Ifrane, known for its alpine-style architecture, where you may catch a glimpse of the curious monkeys who live within the beautiful cedar forests. We arrive in Fes at around 5 p.m. Overnight stay at your hotel in Fes. Breakfast included.
Day 6 - Fes - Chefchaouen
After breakfast in the hotel you will have a guided tour of Fes, visiting the Royal Palace Gate, the Jewish Quarter and the old medina. In the afternoon we travel to Chefchaouen, stopping en route for lunch. One of the prettiest towns in Morocco, Chefchaouen is known as ‘the blue city’ – an arty, blue-washed mountain village. The old medina is a delightful mix of Moroccan and Andalusian influences with red-tiled roofs, bright-blue buildings and narrow lanes. Overnight stay at your Riad in Chefchaouen. Breakfast included.
Day 7 - Chefchaouen - Meknes - Rabat
After breakfast in the hotel we travel to Volubilis, Moulay Idriss and Meknes. First we stop to visit the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis, where we will spend some time exploring the 2000 year old ruins and getting an idea of life during the Roman Empire. We then continue to Moulay Idriss, known as the holy city of Morocco, which holds a special place in the hearts of the Moroccan people; followed by Meknes, where we will have a magnificent view of the medina. In the heart of the medina is Place El Hedim, the large square facing the huge gate of Bab El Mansour – the grandest of all imperial Moroccan gateways. We also visit the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail, the final resting place of one of Morocco’s greatest rulers. Finally we drive to Rabat, the capital city of Morocco. Overnight stay at your hotel in Rabat. Breakfast included.
Day 8 - Rabat - Casablanca - Marrakech
After breakfast in the hotel we travel to the coastal city of Casablanca to visit the Hassan II Mosque and some of the city’s other attractions including the old medina and the Corniche of Ain el Diab. We then travel back to Marrakech, arriving in the evening. Overnight stay at your hotel in Marrakech. Breakfast included.
Day 9 - Marrakech airport transfer
After breakfast, transfer to the airport. Take the memories of your adventures with you on your flight home. Breakfast included.
BOOKING YOUR HOLIDAY
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