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Highlights of Marrakech

Discover the magic of Marrakech and explore all the highlights of this mystical city as well as its surrounding destinations. Get ready to watch men enchant snakes whilst getting tattooed with henna.

The 15-day tour begins in Marrakech, one of the great cities of the Maghreb and founded almost a thousand years ago. Situated on the edge of the Sahara Desert, this bustling city is full to the brim of street entertainment, shopping and local living. Famed for its pink pise palaces and framed by the snow-capped mountains of the High Atlas, the souks and street entertainment of Marrakech are renowned all over the world. Be prepared to be amazed by snake charmers, scrubbed down in the local hammams and absorbed by the healthy mixture of European, African and Middle Eastern culture.

Prior to heading south, travellers will enjoy some of the sights which makes Morocco so unique. Our expert guides will lead tourists as they visit the fortified village of Ait Benhaddou, famed for being the backdrop to movies such as Gladiator, Laurence of Arabia and Game of Throne. Tourists will also be taken to visit the Atlas film studios, the Berber villages of the south as well as the chance to ride camels across the rolling dunes of Erg Chebbi. This truly is a journey of all senses.

Escaping the bustle of Marrakech, camel ride is the perfect addition to this trip. During the camel ride travellers will be given the chance to watch the sunset at Erg Chebbi. Erg Chebbi is one of Morocco’s several ergs. An erg is a large sea of dunes formed by wind-blown sand.

In places the dunes of Erg Chebbi rise up to 150 meters from the surrounding hamada (rocky desert).

Itinerary

Day 1. Marrakech
Spend the day in Marrakech where you will be taken on a guided tour of the renowned medina. Taste the specialities of Morocco at Marrakech’s delicious food stalls.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 2. Marrakech – Free Day
You are free to explore Marrakech on your own.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 3. Marakech – Ouzoud Falls, Bin El Oudane
You will depart from Marrakech and drive three hours towards the Atlas Mountains. Arriving at the Ouzoud Falls you will view the splendid scenery and have a delicious lunch before continuing your journey to Ben El Oudane.
Meals included: Breakfast ,Lunch

Day 4. Bin El Oudane- Ait Bougmez- Rose Valley
You will be immersed in the splendours of Southern Morocco. Ait Bougamez is fondly known to locals as the ‘happy valley’ due to its happy and smiling inhabitants. During this journey, your will travel through this wide valley and explore the exceptional panoramic views of the High Atlas Mountains

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 5. Ait Bougmez-Rose Valley- Dades Valley
After breakfast in Ait Bougmez, we will drive across the eastern high Atlas mountains towards the east, you will be passing through many places along the way like the Rose Valley and along the Dades Valley, known as the Valley of a thousand Kasabahs, viewing the beautiful sites along the way and dramatic scenery.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 6. Dades Valley – Todra Gorge
You will learn to make bread the traditional way for breakfast before hiking across the Dades farm land, meet the locals, you can even participate in daily activities like helping local farmers prior to heading to Todra gorge for your night stay.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7. Todra Gorge- Erfoud- Merzouga
You will then drive through the Todra Gorge, travelling through Erfoud before arriving in Merzouga. Watch the sunset over the Merzouga dunes on camel back before spending the night at the hotel.

Day 8. Merzouga- Erfoud- Touroug- Tinejdad- Tinghir
Wake up early to witness the beautiful sunrise over the Merzouga dunes. You will then drive towards Erfoud, Touroug with its beautiful palm trees, before arriving at Todra Gorge for dinner and the night’s sleep.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9. Tinghir-Boumaln Dades-Dades Gorge-Kalaat M’gouna-Skoura-Ouarzazate
You can take a walk around the palm plantation of Tinghir before breakfast. After eating you will travel to the Dades Gorge for lunch. You will then be driven to Ouarzazate via the Rose Valley, where you will spend the night.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch

Day 10. Ouarzazate
Spend the day exploring Ouarzazate

Meals included: Breakfast

Day11- Ouarzazate-Kasbah Ait Benhaddou-Tighza Village
Drive to Ait Benhaddou to visit one of the best-preserved Kasbahs in Morocco, famed for being the backdrop for many movies such as Gladiator, Game of Thrones, and Lawrence of Arabia. You will take a guided tour. After lunch you will continue your journey along the Ounila Valley to Tighza village.

Day 12. Tighza Village-Tichka Pass (2,260m)- Ouirgan Valley
Today’s drive will take you across Tizi n Tichka pass, the highest road pass in Morocco, to Ouirgan valley in the western high Atlas mountains, scan out the sceneries from your comfortable vehicle and gaze across the beautiful landscapes.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 13. Ouirgan Valley
Spend the day exploring the valley and meeting the locals, or take an optional hike to explore the surrounding villages and meet the friendly Berbers of the Atlas mountains.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 14. Ouirgan Valley – Marrakech
Spend another half day around the beautiful Ouirgan valley before you travel back to Marrakech for a free afternoon and purchase your last souvenirs or explore more of Marrakech Medina.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 15. Departure Day

What is included:

Accommodation
14 nights, 2 lunch, 2 dinners

Transportation
Air-conditioned mini Bus/ Land Cruiser

Activities

  • Marrakech guided tour
  • Ouzoud waterfalls visit
  • Home stay in Ait Bougumez valley
  • Visit Todra & Dades Gorge
  • Camel ride in the Sahara Desert

Staff and Experts: Local Tour Leader & local guides

The price depends on many factors, including the number of guests, the time of the year (low vs. high peak tour season), type of accommodation you want (basic, comfort, luxury), any additional activities you want to add, etc. For this reason, please get in touch with us. Being an expert in small group travel, we will try our best to incorporate your inputs into the itinerary.

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