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Atlantic Coast of Morocco

Luxury Travel Experience a magical journey by combining nature and culture in one amazing trip. Explore the endless dunes of the Sahara desert and discover the vibrant city of Marrakech. The road from Marrakech to the desert leads you through the distant mountain summits of tizi tichka pass,visit one of the best-preserved Old kasbah architecture such Ait ben hadou kasbah a world hiretage reserved by unisco. Enjoy the Road, the ‘Moroccan Hollywood’ city of ouarzazat , spend an overn night in the dades Valley, and visit nex day the todra valleys of green palm trees and its gorges, , Berber villages, mud-houses and Kasbahs that fade into the red brown landscape. As soon as you reach the desert you will be stunned by the endless sea of sand with dunes that reach beyond the horizon.the camel ride in the desert, the sunrises and sunsets on the sand dunes, the overnight in the desert with local in their berber tent, The feeling of space, total silence and solitude is amazing. Witness a caravan of camels passing by, sleep under the clear star-spangled sky and enjoy the rising sun that makes the scenery glow and colours the orange sand red. This journey has all the ingredients for a breathtaking unforgettable adventure!Whether you are traveling alone or in a group, have a particular destination in Morocco in mind, or willing to take part in our programs, do not hesitate to contact us for any questions. We are at your service. Marrakech to Erg Chebbi To Marrakech Desert Tours are listed bellow in 3, 4 and 5 day desert tour itineraries with overnight camel trek. Marrakesh Tours & Camel Treks are "Guaranteed" with a minimum of 2 partcipants or more.You may choose to join one of the pre-booked tour or book a new tour departing any day and let us advertise seats for fellow travelers, this way you will make new friends and share the costs. If you choose to book a Marrakesh private tour or Camel Trek, we do not advertise seats.
 

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Day Trip From Marrakech To Oualidia City.

Great Excursion From Marrakech We'll leave Marrakech at 8:00 in the morning in our way to Oualidia city on the Atlantic coast. You’ll discover with us the dunes and lagoons of the Atlantic ocean. Oualidia, is a seaside resort where the old king use to have his summer residence. We have a look at the fishermen . In autumn and spring migrating birds can be observed on the lagoon during a boat ride. You will see the splendid lagoon stretching 11 km from the north to the south and have a very good lunch made of fresh seafood. than after Free time to enjoy the seaside. driving Back to Marrakech in the afternoon with enjoy the sunset.
 

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Day 1: Marrakech photo Pick up at the airport at Marrakech Menara International Airport. Hotel transfer depends on time of arrival. Dinner, Hotel. Day 2: Marrakech » Essaouira (160km) Pick up in Marrakech at your Riad/Hotel and travel west to the Atlantic coast tour. Visit the UNESCO protected city of Essaouria. Essaouria - an Arabic term for "the wall" - is an enchanting fishing harbor reflecting the Portuguese character of settlers from the 16th century. The enormous fortress of white washed, blue-shuttered houses (built at sea-level) is famous for its fine handcrafts. The city flourishes in marquetry, the art of working wood with ebony, mother-of-pearl, and silver threads. Dinner, Hotel. Day 3: Essaouira » Agadir (175 km) Morning departure from Essaouria towards Agadir. Visit to Sidi Kaouki beach; its undisturbed sand dunes and argon shrubs make this beach one of the most beautiful in all of Morocco. The beach of Taghazoute, a paradise for surfers, offers excellent sea views and the pleasures of fresh Atlantic Ocean air. Visit the beach in and see the new (and very European) city of Agadir. Dinner, Hotel. Day 4: Agadir » Sidi Ifni (180 km) Continue your journey to the laid back city of Sidi Ifni. The Spanish flavor and Art Deco architecture makes for a relaxed - yet stimulating - visit. Travel onward to the village of Tiznit, where the locals dress in traditional costume and sell hand made Berber jewelry. Dinner, Hotel. Day 5: Sidi Ifni » Tafraoute (220 km) photoOur Atlantic Coast tour journey continues to the Anti Atlas, where we visit the towns of G'limime and Tafraoute. The area is known for almond trees, argan oil, and the production of babhouches (a traditional Moroccan leather shoe). Close the day with a relaxing walk in the Amen Valley - where weather-worn boulders change from pink to gray to gold depending on the time of day. Dinner, Hotel. Day 6: Tafraoute » Taroudante (190km) Depart via Chtouka Ait Baha to the town on Taroudante. Taroudante (nick-named the "mini-Marrakech") is an elegant town encircled by a red ocher wall. Taroudante is a fantastic shopper's paradise for aficionados of unique silver items. Dinner, Hotel Day 7: Taroudante » Marrakesh (160km) Leave Taroudante via the Test Pass and see the Berber Mosque - the Tin Mal. It is one of the mosque that can be visited for non Muslims. In Marrakech visit the Menara Gardens, Koutoubia Minaret, Saadian Tombs, and Bahia Palace. After lunch, tour around the Agdal Gardens, the Gueliz district, and the ancient Medina. Enjoy the end of your day visiting the markets and the famous Djemaa el Fna Square. Dinner, Hotel Day 8: Marrakech » Airport Airport transfer depends on you departure time. End of Atlantic Coast Tour
 

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Day Trip From Marrakech To Oualidia City.

Great Excursion From Marrakech We'll leave Marrakech at 8:00 in the morning in our way to Oualidia city on the Atlantic coast. You’ll discover with us the dunes and lagoons of the Atlantic ocean. Oualidia, is a seaside resort where the old king use to have his summer residence. We have a look at the fishermen . In autumn and spring migrating birds can be observed on the lagoon during a boat ride. You will see the splendid lagoon stretching 11 km from the north to the south and have a very good lunch made of fresh seafood. than after Free time to enjoy the seaside. driving Back to Marrakech in the afternoon with enjoy the sunset.
 
 

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Day 1: Marrakech photo Pick up at the airport at Marrakech Menara International Airport. Hotel transfer depends on time of arrival. Dinner, Hotel. Day 2: Marrakech » Essaouira (160km) Pick up in Marrakech at your Riad/Hotel and travel west to the Atlantic coast tour. Visit the UNESCO protected city of Essaouria. Essaouria - an Arabic term for "the wall" - is an enchanting fishing harbor reflecting the Portuguese character of settlers from the 16th century. The enormous fortress of white washed, blue-shuttered houses (built at sea-level) is famous for its fine handcrafts. The city flourishes in marquetry, the art of working wood with ebony, mother-of-pearl, and silver threads. Dinner, Hotel. Day 3: Essaouira » Agadir (175 km) Morning departure from Essaouria towards Agadir. Visit to Sidi Kaouki beach; its undisturbed sand dunes and argon shrubs make this beach one of the most beautiful in all of Morocco. The beach of Taghazoute, a paradise for surfers, offers excellent sea views and the pleasures of fresh Atlantic Ocean air. Visit the beach in and see the new (and very European) city of Agadir. Dinner, Hotel. Day 4: Agadir » Sidi Ifni (180 km) Continue your journey to the laid back city of Sidi Ifni. The Spanish flavor and Art Deco architecture makes for a relaxed - yet stimulating - visit. Travel onward to the village of Tiznit, where the locals dress in traditional costume and sell hand made Berber jewelry. Dinner, Hotel. Day 5: Sidi Ifni » Tafraoute (220 km) photoOur Atlantic Coast tour journey continues to the Anti Atlas, where we visit the towns of G'limime and Tafraoute. The area is known for almond trees, argan oil, and the production of babhouches (a traditional Moroccan leather shoe). Close the day with a relaxing walk in the Amen Valley - where weather-worn boulders change from pink to gray to gold depending on the time of day. Dinner, Hotel. Day 6: Tafraoute » Taroudante (190km) Depart via Chtouka Ait Baha to the town on Taroudante. Taroudante (nick-named the "mini-Marrakech") is an elegant town encircled by a red ocher wall. Taroudante is a fantastic shopper's paradise for aficionados of unique silver items. Dinner, Hotel Day 7: Taroudante » Marrakesh (160km) Leave Taroudante via the Test Pass and see the Berber Mosque - the Tin Mal. It is one of the mosque that can be visited for non Muslims. In Marrakech visit the Menara Gardens, Koutoubia Minaret, Saadian Tombs, and Bahia Palace. After lunch, tour around the Agdal Gardens, the Gueliz district, and the ancient Medina. Enjoy the end of your day visiting the markets and the famous Djemaa el Fna Square. Dinner, Hotel Day 8: Marrakech » Airport Airport transfer depends on you departure time. End of Atlantic Coast Tour
 
 
 
 
    Rabat imperial city

    We offer a variety of tours in morocco.We can put together an itinerary to fit a...

    We offer a variety of tours in morocco.We can put together an itinerary to fit any groups'needs. Whether you are a small group would like an active, cultural adventure morocco tour that highlights the best of the country.Or an imperial cities tour that focuses on morocco's most important historical sites. authentic travel in morocco can arrange it.Groups,families,or travel companions are welcome to see our sample morocco tours itineraries. authentic travel in morocco is your premier choice for travel. With our Morocco tours, you can discover the magic of a sunset over the Sahara, or the colorful carnival of whirling dervishes, fire-eaters and magic makers in Marrakech.Whether business or pleasure, Best Value Travel delivers. Whatever you desire, to make your Morocco tours the trip of a lifetime.The order of the visit changes and depends on your arrival point. If you arrive in Marrakesh, the circuit will start differently than if you will arrive in Casablanca or in the northern border with Ceuta Day 1 : Puerto TÁNGER or airport – CHAOUEN (100 km ) Collected by our guide at the port or airport of Tangier at the time and we indiquéis operating from . Departure to Chefchaouen, a town founded as a secret mysterious place from which to attack the Portuguese installed on the north coast. Was totally banned from entering the village to Europeans until the arrival of the Spanish troops in 1920. Arrival in Chefchaouen and afternoon to have a first contact with the city. Overnight at hotel. Day 2 : CHAOUEN Breakfast and free day for Chefchaouen, holy city hung on the mountain , located within a natural biosphere reserve . Its streets painted white and blue , villa wise , kind and friendly people , offer visitors beautiful urban panoramas declining precious samples of local crafts and a peace and serenity that is hard to find today . Overnight at hotel. Day 3 : CHAOUEN – FEZ (450 km) We continue our journey to Fez , Imperial City, which dates back to the eighth century . It is also one of the first holy cities of Muslim worship in Morocco and also has the pride of hosting one of the oldest universities in the world. Afternoon free to relax and have a first contact with the city that will transport you to the past . Day 4 : Guided tour of FEZ Breakfast and guided by the most important places of Fez visit. By entering into the streets of the medina (old city) feel that the time recedes : the guild structure is still present in the work , its narrow streets allows no other transportation than donkeys and a constant swarm of people move the labyrinthine alleys through which we were surprised neighborhoods such as Andalusians and magnificent mosques and Koranic schools. Fez has always been associated with the study and religiosity , and remains the spiritual capital of Morocco. Overnight at hotel. Day 5 : Fez – MEKNES – VOLUBILIS – MULAY IDRISS – MEKNES (180 Km) After breakfast we head west to get to Volubilis , the ancient Roman city where the most important archaeological sites in Morocco. Free time to visit the area enVolúbilis quietly . Ability to take a tour with a local guide to learn more about these important ruins. After enjoying the impressive Roman remains we approach Mulay Idris , one of the most important pilgrimage centers of Morocco. It is a small town where you can meet the most interesting of the medina in less than an hour. The third stop will Meknes, the “humble” the Four Imperial Cities of Morocco. In Meknes you will have free time to eat and visit the most important places of the city, step into its souk or enjoy a coffee in the square. Dinner and overnight at hotel Day 6 : MEKNES – RABAT – ASILAH ( 340 km ) Breakfast and departure to Asilah through Rabat. Visit the capital of Morocco where you can visit the Royal Palace , the mausoleum of Mohammed V , Hassan Tower , the Kasbah Oudaya , etc. . In the afternoon continue to the town of Asilah, where you can relax and stroll around a beautiful white medina. Day 7 : ASILAH – Tánger port or airport (40 km ) Breakfast and transfer to the port now agreed or Tangier airport END OF OUR SERVICES . Includes: Private Tour, minimum 4 people pickup at the airport or any other point of arrival. shuttle Toyota Landcruiser 4 × 4 or minibus , depending on number of people. Driver -guide Spanish speaking . Our driver- guides are local people, simple , friendly, that will make them translators , accompany you and guide you through your journey. Fuel , tolls and all associated costs. Sleeping in Tents , Berber dinner and camel ride . Board: Half board (breakfast and dinner) Accommodation in standard quality or higher , the customer decides . Guided tour Guided degree in philology in major cities . Not include: Meals at noon, and drinks Flights not included and any other activities not specified in the itinerary. Accommodation Types : RIAD: Typical Moroccan house usually found within the Medina, with a very similar construction to the Andalusian patios. The riads are found only in Morocco , especially in the medinas of imperial cities of Marrakech, Rabat, Fez. KASBAHS : Traditional adobe buildings , with traditional Moroccan art. About depart on the desert landscape . They are typical of Berber architecture. Kasbah Les stays lead us to other times . In them we find luxury and tradition . HOSTELS : Located at the foot of the dunes of Merzouga. Moroccan hospitality is felt in the treatment of welcoming tourists in shelters , exquisite friendly service. This accommodation allows you to know more about the type of local life. Hostels or guesthouses austere comfort playing with the card of authenticity. HAIMAS BERBER : Jaimas upgraded for the enjoyment of tourists. There Jaimas available bed and bathroom inside the tent , are single for two and standard tents that do not have bed and private bathroom , the bathroom is common for the whole camp and have a shower.The shower is not important because the next day we had breakfast in a Kasbah (hotel ) and we can take a shower .

     
    Marrakech Imperial city

    We offer a variety of tours in morocco.We can put together an itinerary to fit a...

    We offer a variety of tours in morocco.We can put together an itinerary to fit any groups'needs. Whether you are a small group would like an active, cultural adventure morocco tour that highlights the best of the country.Or an imperial cities tour that focuses on morocco's most important historical sites. authentic travel in morocco can arrange it.Groups,families,or travel companions are welcome to see our sample morocco tours itineraries. authentic travel in morocco is your premier choice for travel. With our Morocco tours, you can discover the magic of a sunset over the Sahara, or the colorful carnival of whirling dervishes, fire-eaters and magic makers in Marrakech.Whether business or pleasure, Best Value Travel delivers. Whatever you desire, to make your Morocco tours the trip of a lifetime.The order of the visit changes and depends on your arrival point. If you arrive in Marrakesh, the circuit will start differently than if you will arrive in Casablanca or in the northern border with Ceuta.

     
    Meknes imperial city

    We offer a variety of tours in morocco.We can put together an itinerary to fit a...

    We offer a variety of tours in morocco.We can put together an itinerary to fit any groups'needs. Whether you are a small group would like an active, cultural adventure morocco tour that highlights the best of the country.Or an imperial cities tour that focuses on morocco's most important historical sites. authentic travel in morocco can arrange it.Groups,families,or travel companions are welcome to see our sample morocco tours itineraries. authentic travel in morocco is your premier choice for travel. With our Morocco tours, you can discover the magic of a sunset over the Sahara, or the colorful carnival of whirling dervishes, fire-eaters and magic makers in Marrakech.Whether business or pleasure, Best Value Travel delivers. Whatever you desire, to make your Morocco tours the trip of a lifetime.The order of the visit changes and depends on your arrival point. If you arrive in Marrakesh, the circuit will start differently than if you will arrive in Casablanca or in the northern border with Ceuta.

     
    12 Day /11 Night Tour starting and ending in Casablanca

    Day 1: Airport/Casablanca/Rabat Picking you up in Casablanca Airport. The first...

    Day 1: Airport/Casablanca/Rabat Picking you up in Casablanca Airport. The first destination will be Hassan ll Mosque, the second largest one in the world after the one of Mecca. The second destination will be the capital of Morocco, Rabat. The trip will take you to Chellah ancient ruin, Hassan Tower and picturesque Oudayas Kasbahid addition to a visit to Mohamed V tomb, who refused to allow Vichy’s government occupying during the WW ll. Dinner will be served in your hotel. Overnight in Rabat. Day 2: Rabat / Meknes / Moulay Idris / Volubilis / Fes Today, you will drive to Versaille of Morocco, Meknes. It is an imperial cities which is dated back to three centuries ago. There, you will visit Bab Mansour which is decorated in green and white ceramic tiles in addition to Qura prison, and Sahrij Souani Basin. After lunch, you will drive to Moulay Idris town, from which the first first Arab Dynasty started ;next, you will move on to the Roman ruins, Volubilis. Afterwards, you will continue to Fez, the oldest city in Morocco, with a visit to the synagogues which goes back to the 17th century. You will have the opportunity to see the ancient Jewish cemetery near the gates of the Royal Palace and the house where Maimonides once lived. Dinner will be served in a restaurant near your riad. Overnight in a traditional riad in Fes. Day 3: Fes Begin your day tour in the holy city of Fes, the metaphor of which is a precious diamond of Spanish-Arabic civilization. It is a city of secrets and mysterious beauty. you will have the chance to see the architecture of Medrsa and Medina ;besides, you will visit Moulay Idriss Mausoleum, the first sanctuary of human and moral sciences and Al-Karaouiyne University, the oldest University in the world. You will also visit The Andalusia Mosque which is dated back to the 9th century, an imposing minaret decorated with green faiences crowns the Rsif Mosque, the Medersas around the Karaouiyne Mosque, former lodging houses for students coming from outside the city, proving their essential role they played through thousand years of history. A multitude of locally produced goods are on sale in this incredible maze-cotton fabric, silk, brocade work, slippers, and many more. Proceed your visit to El-Attarine Souks in which the craftsmen provide the visitor a non-stop spectacles. Leaving El-Souk through the gate with its green decoration and blue faiences, moving towards the amazing Moroccan Museum with its marvelous contains of Art; Finally, optional lunch at El-Medina and shopping in the afternoon. Overnight in a traditional riad in Fes. Day 4: Fes /Ifrane / Azrou/ Middle Atlas /Midelt / Errachidia/ Rissani/ Merzouga: Today will be the longest day driving. You will visit Ifrane, the Swiss mountainous town, and the cedar forest of Azrou where you will wander amongst the famous Moroccan tame monkeys in their natural environment.Then, you will cross The Middle Atlas Mountains and the only tunnel in Morocco, carrying on along the Valley of Ziz with thousands of palm trees and high cliffs. Your journey will take you deeper south to the Sahara Desert. Overnight in a hotel in the edge of the sand dunes. Day 5: Erg Chebbi – Rissani- Camel Trip In the Erg Chebbi sand dunes, the largest in Morocco, you will enjoy the panoramic scene of black volcanic rock on the plains, the bright blue sky, the green palm trees, white salt beds, mirages of water, and golden shifting dunes. Visit Rissani for the weekly market in which Nomads come to sell and buy goods. Pass the lake in Merzouga to see the flamingos. Have lunch with our Berber family and friends before beginning your camel trek into the beautiful Erg Chebbi dunes. You will spend the evening in a bivouac (camp), enjoy a Moroccan dinner, and sleep in a traditional Bivouac Camp Nomad camel hair tent. Day 6: Erg Chebbi / Rissani / Todra Gorges / Dades Valley Wake-up to an amazing sunrise in the desert, its natural beauty. Bivouac trekkers will escort by camel to the hotel where you will have breakfast. Later, you will travel to Tinerhir for lunch and for visiting the dramatic Todra Gorges. Then, you will continue through the Dades Valley to the spectacular “Valley of a Thousand Kasbahs” and on to the former French Foreign Legion outpost of Ouarzazate where you will spend the evening. Day 7: Dades Valley / Rose Valley / Oasis Skoura / Ouarzazat / Ait Ben Hadou / Hight Atlas Mountain/ Marrakech After a typical breakfast, you will head to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Aït Benhaddou that is situated on a hill along the Ouarzazate River. This glorious sample of southern Moroccan architecture has been used as a backdrop for over 20 films including Lawrence of Arabia, Jewel of the Nile, The Mummy, and Gladiator. You will then continue to Marrakesh over the Tizi N’ Tichka Pass while enjoying superb views of the High Atlas Mountains and of the Berber villages. Overnight in a riad the Medina of Marrakech. Day 8: Full Day Marrakech After having your breakfast at your hotel, you will begin your day to discover Marrakech and your first visit of the day will be The Koutoubia Minaret (The twin tower of la Giralda in sevilla, Spain), the Saadian tombs. The tombs consisting of splendid mausoleums built in the sixteenth century. Then Medersas Ben Youssef (Coranic University), domed Koubba and Dar Si El-Said Museum. Then a visit to the Mellah (Jewish Quarter) andJewish Cemetery, as a visit to the Major Elle Gardens of Yves St. Laurent. You will have Salad lunch in El-Medina. After lunch, You will return to El-Fna Square in the early evening, where it come alive with story tellers. Your dinner will be served at your hotel. Overnight in Marrakech. Day 9:Marrakesh to Essaouira Breakfast and drive to the charming seaside heaven of Essaouira to explore the port and to enjoy a seafood lunch. night in Essaouira. Day 10:Essaouira Today can be devoted to bathing and relaxing on the beach of this coastal city. On the fortifications of the old town you will trace Portuguese, French and Berber architecture, its whitewashed houses, cool breezes, relaxed atmosphere along with its friendly cafes, numerous craftsmen and the delicious fresh fish make this a charming place to stay another night. Day 11: Essaouira to Casablanca Travel along the coast to Casablanca, founded in 1912 and Morocco’s principal commercial town. Spend the night in Casablanca. Day 12: Breakfast and transfer to the Mohamed 5 airport for a departure.

     
    Amazing Morocco – 15 days/14 nights

    Day 1: Casablanca – Meknes Depart Casablanca to Meknes in which you will disc...

    Day 1: Casablanca – Meknes Depart Casablanca to Meknes in which you will discover the oldest part of the city, the Medina, of Meknes. You will explore Lahdim Square,Moulay Ismail Mausoleum, The Granary,Quara prison , and Bab al Mansour gate. You will explore alleys. Stay over night in a traditional Riad. Day 2: Meknes- Volubilis- Chefchaouen After breakfast, you will have the opportunity to explore a historical place, which is dated back to the Roman Empire, Volubilis. After crossing the Rif mountains, you will reach Chefchaouen. Spend the night in a typical guesthouse. Day 3: Exploring Chefchaouen After breakfast, you will explore the glorious Chefchaouen. This beautiful town is attractive owing to its beautiful blue colored small houses, narrow cobbled streets, and water springs. Stay overnight in Chefchaouen. Day 4: Chefchaouen – Fez This day you will go to the oldest city in Morocco, Fez. You will explore the cultural city of Morocco. Spend the night in a traditional Riad. Day 5: Exploring Fez This day you will explore the ramparts of Fez, the Merinids’ Tombs, decorated Attarin Medrasasa (School) and an outstanding museum with its collection of illuminated manuscripts and ceramics. Lunch will be served in the Medina. Next, you will discover the fascinating cobbled lanes of the Medina, and the Neijarin Fountain. View the medieval tannery, the mosques, the Fondouks where the donkeys/mules and their owners gather, and the infinite variety of merchandise of handcraft’s and edible goods, copperware and pottery. Stay overnight in Fez. Day 6: Fez - Desert via the Middle Atlas This day, you will head to the desert via the Middle Atlas Mountains. You will have a chance to visit Ifrane, the Swiss mountain town, and the largest cedar forest in Africa. In Azrou, you will wander among the well-known Moroccan apes in their natural environment. You cross the Middle Atlas Mountains and the only tunnel in Morocco. You drive along Ziz valley tousands of palm trees and high cliffs. Your excursion will take you deeper south east to the largest desert in the world, Sahara in which you spend a quiet night in a kasbah in the edge of the sand dunes Erg Chebbi. Day 7: Exploring the Desert In the Erg Chebbi sand dunes, you will enjoy the panoramic scene of black volcanic rock on the plains, the bright sunny blue sky, the green palm trees, white salt beds, mirages of water, and fascinating sand dunes. Visit Rissani market, the hugest one in the region. Have a chance to taste a local pizza. Going to Merzouga and begin camel trekking into the amazing Erg Chebbi dunes. You will spend the evening in a camp, enjoy a local dinner and music, and sleep in traditional Nomad camel hair tent. Day 8:Sahara – Gorges Wake-up to an amazing sunrise between high golden sand dunes. Enjoy wandering, sand boarding and breakfast. The camel man will escort you back on camels to the Hotel Inn to have a shower. Next, have an opportunity to see an African Diaspora within the African continent itself; then, continue to Rissani, where you will visit the castles and the Kasbahs of Tafilalt. You will continue the way to Boumalne Gorges and Todra Gorges. The latter is a canyon in the eastern part of the High Atlas Mountains in Morocco, near the town of Tinerhir. Both the Todgha and neighbouring Dades Rivers have carved out cliff-sided canyons on their final 40 kilometres (25 mi) through the mountains. The last 600 metres (1,969 ft) of the Todgha gorges are the most spectacular. The long valley is lined with palmery and up on the rocks you may see the Nomad families tending sheep and goats. Probably, you will see the eagles that nest in the Todra in addition to other amazing birds. Spend the night in a traditional Kasbah in Boumalne Dades. Day 9: Gorges - Ait Benhaddou – Ouarzazate After breakfast, you will head to Ouarzazate. In the way, you will have a chance to see Nomades who are still leading a simple ordinary life. This berber lifestyle varies according to each area. Wherever you go, you will explore a new daily life scene. You will see the Rose valley near which an annual festival of roses is held. Next, you will have the opportunity to visit the 1000 kasbah town which is situated in a fresh oasis and palm plantation before reaching Ouarzatate. Later, you will have a chance to visit the Atlas Film Studio. Stop for lunch and tour the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Aït Benhaddou that is located on a hill along Ouarzazate River. This glorious site of southern Moroccan architecture has been used as a backdrop for hundreds of movies including The Kingdom of Heaven, The Last Temptation of Christ , Alexander , Prince of Persia. Spend the night in a hotel. Day 10: Ouarzazate - Imlil This day, you will travel over the Tizi n'Tichka Pass while enjoying superb views of the High Atlas Mountains and of the Berber villages. You will reach the fabulous Toubkal National Park, nestled below Morocco's highest mountain, Mt. Toubkal (4,167 meters/13,671 ft). You will continue the way till Imlil. A village in the heart of the Middle Atlas Mountains. Spend the night in a Berber family lodge in the High Atlas Mountains. Day 11: Imlil – Essaouira After breakfast and discovering the Imlil village, you will head to Essaouira , crossing the Argan trees which are climbed by goats. Spend the night in a traditional riad. Day 12: Exploring Essaouira Durning this day, much time will be alloted to sunbathing and relaxing on the beach of this coastal city. Potuguese, French and Berber heritage is observed in the oldest part of the city. This city is famous for windsurfing, woodwork, handcrafts and delicious fresh fish . Spend the night in a Riad. Day 13:Exploring Essaouira - Heading to Marrakesh Since Essaouira is a small city, this day will have a free morning to explore the port and enjoy a seafood lunch. Then you will go to an imperial city of the South, the history of which is dated back to the middle ages, Marrakesh. You will discover a wonderful architecture and an extraordinary street life that makes it a fascinating worth beiqng seen. You will have time to investigate the many shops and the narrow alleys in the Medina. In the evening, it is lively in Djemâa El-Fna Square. Some boys do fascinating acrobatic exercises. Snake charmers play with snakes. Storytellers and fortunetellers make it enjoyable to watch a distinguished oral Moroccan Art. Spend the night in a Riad. Day 14: Exploring Marrakesh This day is devoted to exploring Marrakesh. You will visit the Koutoubia Mosque, the Majorelle Garden, the 16th century Saadian Tombs, the Bahia Palace, and the Dar Si Saïd Palace, a museum of jewelry, kaftans, leatherwork, carpets, chests and doors. Spend the night in a Riad. Day 15: Transfer to the hotel or the Airport Depart Marrakesh to Casablanca for transfer to the airport or to your hotel.

     
    13 Day/12 Night Morocco Tour

    Day 1: Marrakech Arrival Marrakech. You will have a half day free upon arri...

    Day 1: Marrakech Arrival Marrakech. You will have a half day free upon arrival to discover this vibrant “Red City” thanks to its pink-tinted buildings. Plunge into the excitement of Djemâa El-Fna Square in the heart of Morocco. There you will be delighted by the dancers, snake charmers, jugglers, narrators, and singers. This reflects the oral culture of this city. Spend the night in a Riad. Day 2: Marrakech to Imlil for Mountain Trekking Leaving the riad in Marrakech and heading to the Atlas Mountains, driving along the fabulous Oued of Riraya ( the name of the whole valley starting from Tahanaout 32km from Marrakech ) enjoying the landscape the Mountainous Berber villages all along Ait Mizane valley. Imlil is the starting point from which you will start hiking. Thelocal guide and the muleteers team (the cook & muleteers) will take care of you, carrying your staff & cooking delicious Berber meals. The highed you get the more stunning views become. the mule path is the only way to follow until you reach Toubkal refuge (3200m). Once you arrive there, you can spend the night in either the refuge or in a tent. Day 3: Trekking Early After breakfast, You will continue to the summit, the altitude of which is 4167m. It is the highest one in Africa after the one of Kalimajaro in kenya. It takes about three hours to reach it from the refuge. After 1h of the exploration taking pictures of the amazing mountains, you will trek down to the based camp; the downhill takes just 2h. The guide will normally carry the pack lunches but you will have lunch on you return to the based camp. After lunch you start walking down to the starting point by the same mule path. Your driver will be in Imlil to pick you up. Overnight in a Berber guest House. Day 4: Imlil to Ouarzazat and Ait ben Hadou Early morning, depart Imlil. Following, cross the Tizi n Tichka pass settling in the High Atlas Mountains (short stops to take a look at the wonderful landscape and the berber villages). Afterwards, you will visit the UNESCO World Heritage site, Ait Ben Haddou and the Taourirt Kasbah in Ouarzazate. Night in Ouarzazate. Day 5: Ouarzazat / Zagora / Tamagroute / Mhamid / Erg Chegaga: Today’s journey will take you to Tamgroute to visit the famous Coranic Library, subterranean kasbah and the Manufacture of pottery. Next, you will carry on towards M’hamid, the "doorway to the Sahara desert" for lunch on the place. In the afternoon, after one hour camel ride, we take a track which carries out through the rocky, desert scenery towards the sand dunes of Chegaga that spread over 40 km, enjoying the sunset. Overnight in a desert camp under a star-filled sky. Day 6: ERG CHIGGAGA / LAKE IRIKI / FOUM ZGUID / TAZENAKHT / TAROUDANT Breakfast will be served simultaneously with a beautiful sunrise. Cross the desert, stony ( hammada in the local language), and pass the Sacred Source ( the Draa river runs underground for 300 kilometers and this is one of the over ground springs) and then the huge dried up Lake Iriki, famous for its fossils. Later on, we reach Foum Zguid and Tazenakht. The latter is a Berber carpet center. After lunch, we reach Tilouine, where the whole of Morocco gets its saffron and then Taroudant in which we will have dinner and accommodation. Day 7: Taroudant Agadir Today we will head to Agadir. Next, We will head down to Agadir’s port for lunch; options include seafood or international cuisine along the boardwalk close to the ocean. Stroll along the port, people watch and visit the action packed fishing market in which you select choose an assortment of fish to have cooked for you on the spot. Visit the Valley of the Birds. The Valley of the Birds has pleasant, lush vegetation that draws in birds throughout the year. There is also a waterfall, zoo and aviary that you may want to visit once you’ve tired of the beach. Another option is to ask your guide to take you eight kilometers from the center of Agadir to see the Kasbah. Located on a hill north of the port, the Kasbah stands on the raised plateau of Ancienne Talborjt and is one of the few relics left behind from the 1960 earthquake that destroyed old Agadir. Overnight in Agadir. Day 8: AGADIR Enjoy breakfast in one of Agadir’s beachside cafes with views of the beach. The expansive fine sanded area is swept every morning. After breakfast, head to the beach and rent a sunbed and umbrella for a morning of swimming. Agadir has a strong Atlantic undertow that is enjoyed by travelers pursuing jet skiing, windsurfing or other water sports. Day 9: Agadir to Essaouira: Today is devoted to drivinlg along the cost targeting to reach Essaouira.It is a small town famour for woodwork, windsurfing, antiquities in addition to white painted houses and their blue windows and doors, a well-designed picture. Since the 16th century, Essaouira has also been known by its Portuguese name of Mogador. The Berber name means the wall, a reference to the fortress walls that originally enclosed the city. This day can be alloted to bathing and relaxing on the beach of this coastal city. On the fortifications of the old town you will trace Portuguese, French and Berber architecture. Its whitewashed houses, cool breezes, relaxed atmosphere along with its friendly cafes, numerous craftsmen and the delicious fresh fish make this a charming place to stay the night. Day 10: Essaouira to Marrakech In the Afternoon leave Essaouira towards Marrakech. In the afternoon, plunge into the excitement of the place Djemâa El-Fna Square in the heart of Morocco. There you will be delighted by the dancers, snake charmers, jugglers, narrators. A context which reflects the orla Art in that city. Overnight in a Riad in the Medina. Day 12: Marrakech Following Today, you will have a whole day tour of Marrakech. You will visit the Koutoubia Minaret, the Majorelle Gardens, the 16th century Saadian Tombs, the Bahia Palace, and the Dar Si Said Palace museum of jewelry, kaftans, leatherwork, carpets, chests and doors. Spend the night in a Riad. Day 13: Breakfast and Transfer to the airport for a Departure if Required

     
    14 Day Real Morocco Tour – 14 days

    Day 1: Casablanca – Rabat: Arrive at Casablanca International airport. To s...

    Day 1: Casablanca – Rabat: Arrive at Casablanca International airport. To start your tour in Casablanca, we’ll visit Hassan II Mosque, the biggest mosque outside Mecca and the Cornich coast before departing for Rabat, the capital of Morocco. Overnight in our Hotel/Riad. Bed and Breakfast. BB. Day 2: Rabat – Meknes – Volubilis – Fes: After breakfast at your Riad, you’ll leave for the Hassan Tower and the Oudaya Kasbah before continuing to Fes via Meknes and Volubilis. In Meknes, another significant imperial city in Morocco, known as the Ismaili capital of Morocco, you will see the famous gate Bab Mansour, the Sahrij Souani Bassin, and the Mulay Ismail Mausoleum. After lunch, your journey continues to Volubilis, the Roman ruins, dating to 25BC where some of the original mosaics are very well preserved. After exploring the site we’ll continue to Fes via the foothills of the Rif Mountains arriving in the late afternoon checking in to your Riad at the heat of the Medina. Overnight in our Hotel/Riad. BB. Day 2: Exploring Fes: After breakfast, you can wander the oldest city in Morocco, walking in its alleys and small streets. First stop is the Royal Palace gate, the Jewish headquarter and the first Mellah ever built in Morocco in the 16th century. In Fes you’ll get to visit all the sites with cultural and historical interest including the famous Al Qaraouine University – the oldest in the region, the Tanneries, the Attarine museum and Mulay Idriss mausoleum. After lunch, you’ll visit the tiles cooperative and then experience a wonderful panoramic view over the whole Medina of Fes. In the afternoon, we’ll visit the new city “La ville nouvelle” for a drink. Overnight in our Hotel/Riad. BB. Day 3: Fes – Ifrane – Azrou – Ziz Valley – Merzouga: 425km. After breakfast in your Riad, you’ll leave Fes travelling towards Merzouga via Midlet and the Ziz valley. Today you will travel via the village of Ifrane, a beautiful mountains village, referred to as “the Switzerland of Morocco” where you’ll stop at a cedar forest on the middle Atlas Mountains. During this journey you’ll experience glimpses of the Middle Atlas and Higher Atlas mountains and stopping at Azrou, a Berber village in the middle of the famous cedar forest – the largest in Morocco –you may well see Barbary apes. The journey continues to Midelt along the magnificent hills and mountains of the Atlas, travelling through the fascinating Tiz Ntalghamt pass and the Ziz Gorge, taking in views of the High Atlas plateau. You’ll notice how the scenery changes to reveal hints of the desert as you approach the city of Errachidia, where you will have lunch and enjoy some Berber hospitality. Afterwards, you will travel along the luxuriant Ziz Valley, stopping for panoramic views along the way to Erfoud and Rissani, arriving at Merzouga in the late afternoon, where you’ll be welcomed with a glass of mint tea before you check in to your Riad. Overnight in our Hotel/Riad. (DBB). Day 5: Merzouga area and the Camel trek: After breakfast in your Hotel, you’ll have time to explore the town before your camel trek and night at the desert camp. Today, you’ll visit the Gnawa people, originally slaves brought from Sudan, to experience their music and lifestyle. Not far away there’s the lake of Merzouga, with its bird populations. You may also visit the nomad wire house where many Berber handicrafts are priced lower than in the big cities. The afternoon is scheduled for your camel trek, guided by an experienced camel man, you’ll explore the golden sand sea of Merzouga. Dinner is in front of the tent where you’ll spend the night. (the camp in equipped with flush-toilets) Luxury Berber Desert Camp. (DBB). Day 6: Merzouga – Todra Gorges – Dades Valley: Your camel guide will wake you up early in the morning to watch what well may be the best sunrise of your life. You’ll peacefully camel-trek back to the village of Merzouga. En-route you won’t fail to appreciate the unique beauty of the spectacular Erg Chebbi sand dunes – changing with the light as the day progresses. After breakfast in the Riad, you’ll leave for Rissani, Tinghir, and Todra gorges – the highest, narrowest gorges in Morocco. After lunch in the heart of the gorge we’ll drive through the Dades Valley, where you’ll see the majestic sand castles and the amazing rock formations known as “monkey toes”. Overnight in our Hotel/Riad. DBB. Day 7: Dades Gorge – Bouthaghrar – Skoura – Ait Ben-Haddou: 140km. After breakfast in the hotel, you will travel through the Dades Valley towards Kalaa M’gouna and Ouarzazate. The route through Dades Valley is the way of the thousand Kasbahs – providing numerous opportunities to take some of your best photographic shots of the trip. Today you will have the opportunity to meet Berber Nomads in their caves and then you will enjoy the fertile Rose valley and the rock formations along the way. We’ll stop at Kalaat M’gouna, “the rose city”, to purchase the rosewater, which will make your linen smell good a long time after your trip is over. Continuing on to Skoura and the birds valley, you’ll visit the Kasbah Ameridil, a well-preserved kasbah in this area followed by some light hiking in the valley and a stop for lunch at a restaurant, overlooking the whole valley. After lunch its on to Ouarzazate, “the Hollywood of Africa”, whose geography and beautiful landscapes has attracted many world class movie producers. Here you may choose to visit the studios, containing props used in movies, you may have already seen, such as The Mummy, Gladiator and the Last temptation of Christ. Overnight in our Hotel/Riad. DBB. Day 8: Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah – Imlil: After breakfast in the Hotel (Ksar), you will travel to Asni and Imlil via the dramatic Tizi Ntichka Pass. Today you’ll stop at the famous Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou. The largest Kasbah in Morocco, was built by T-hami El Glaoui, one of the last Berber chieftains, at the end of the 19th century to be one of his stops during his long trading routes to Timbuctu in Mali. Now the Kasbah houses many of the Glaoui family members. After a short visit to the Kasbah, your journey will continue through the majestic Tizi n’tichka Pass to Asni and Imlil villages at the heart of the High Atlas Mountains. Overnight in our Hotel/Riad. BB. Day 9: Exploring Arumd Village and the Imlil Area: After breakfast at the Kasbah, you’ll have a chance to explore the area and enjoy the Berber culture with the choice to hike for a few hours within the valley seeing the fascinating views over the highest peak in North Africa. You’ll also walk to the village of Arumd, a small Berber settlement with a proud culture. In the afternoon, you may like to stay at the Kasbah and admire breathtaking views over the Atlas Mountains. Overnight in our Hotel/Riad. BB. Day 10: Imlil – Tahnaout – Marrakech: After Breakfast at the Kasbah, you will start travelling to Marrakech via the Berber village of Tahnaout and the fascinating gorge of Moulay Brahim. After several stops to take photographs, you’ll continue your journey to Marrakech and once here visit the Majorelle gardens before checking in to your Riad. After dinner you will enjoy walking within the famous square of Jemaa El fna, entertained with magicians, story tellers, musicians and snake charmers. Overnight in our Hotel/Riad. Bed and Breakfast. BB. Day 11: Exploring Marrakech: After breakfast in the Riad, you can start exploring Marrakech “the red city of Morocco”. We’ll ensure that you see the most important sites of historical and cultural interest, including the Saadian tombs, the Palace of El Bahia and the Ben Youssef Coranic School as well as the souks. Lunch is at a restaurant near the square before we’ll continue exploring the souks and Medina. Again in the afternoon, you will have some free time to wander by yourself. Overnight in our Hotel/Riad. BB. Day 12: Essaouira Day Trip: Breakfast is at your Riad, followed by a chance to start exploring the city. You’ll visit the Skala Fortress, the port, the souks and see Thuya wood carved by artisans, walking through the alleys of the medina and past the hundreds of handicrafts. Essaouira is known for its strong winds most of the year so it is known as the “City of the wind” thus it attracts surfers from all over the world. Essaouira has known many civilisations – including the Portuguese occupation, which affects much of its architecture – however, it remains a small village with a big history. Because of its size and its characteristic blue doors and washed walls, it’s also regarded as Morocco’s “Jewel of the Atlantics. Your visit includes the Mellah – the Jewish headquarter as well as the wide expansive and sandy golden beach. There is also an annual festival of “Gnawa music”, where many musical groups come from different parts of Africa and the world held in late June. In the afternoon you’ll travel back to Marrakech and your overnight accommodation will be in our Hotel/Riad. BB. Day 13: Marrakech Free day: Today you’ll have a free day on your own, to perhaps take a Hammam and spa, enjoying Marrakech by yourselves. Overnight will be in our Hotel/Riad. BB. Day 14: Marrakech – Departure: After Breakfast in your Riad, you’ll be transferred to your chosen airport. Tour ends at the airport.

     
    Sample 14 days Marrakech to Marrakech tour

    Day 1 Your driver will meet you at the Marrakech Menara airport, take you to yo...

    Day 1 Your driver will meet you at the Marrakech Menara airport, take you to your medina riad, and check in. The riad (old house) is in the old medina part of the city, A World Heritage Site. Breakfast is served everyday with fresh coffee and tea, freshly baked bread, an omelette and orange juice. Evening drums will draw you to the Djemaa El Fna (main city square) where a festival atmosphere awaits. Plunge past the snake charmers and have your fortune told, listen to Berber and Gnawa musicians, or storytellers, or watch the "exotic" dancers illuminated by lamplight and wreathed in smoke. Food stall meals range from a bevy of fresh salads, harrira (lentil and bean soups) fried fish and chips (Moroccan style) to kebabs and even sheep's head (a specialty that has its own dedicated stalls). Stay Marrakech ancient medina in the heart of the old city. Includes breakfast.. Day 2 Your driver will meet you at your hotel at 8:00a.m., depart Marrakech - don't worry we'll return - and transport over the High Atlas mountains Tichka pass. We will have time to stop and enjoy impressive landscapes, and break for coffee and fresh-squeezed orange juice. At the height of the pass you will turn off the main road toward Telouet to visit the old Glaoui kasbah. This kasbah has an amazing story behind it, that is intrinsically linked to the formation of Morocco as a country. It was once a beautiful kasbah but now stands crumbling to ruins because no one wants to remember "the vulture" sultan who lived here until the 1950's. Back in the car you'll follow the old Salt Road camel caravan route to Sahara until reaching Ait Benhaddou. Stay in desert auberge with swimming pool. Includes dinner and breakfast. Day 3 After Ouarzazate, you'll head to the Skoura oasis and then turn at the Valley of the Rose, famous for producing elegant Persian rose oil, towards the remote village of Boutaghrah. You'll pass through many Berber villages, and green riverside oasis and barren red hillsides clustered with kasbahs (fortified dwellings that house many families and their livestock). From here you'll drive off road, (4x4 weather permitting) through the mountain valleys and visit nomads in the area, then head for Dades valley. Along the way you'll visit the red Tamnalt hills, called the monkey fingers. Continue on to Tinehir and stay in an old kasbah this night. Includes dinner and breakfast. Day 4 After breakfast you'll have a short drive to Todra gorges for a walk through a massive fault dividing the High Atlas mountains. The gorge sheer rock walls rises to 300 m in the narrowest part. Wander with a Berber guide* through palmeries, gardens, and kasbahs for a close look at traditional Berber ways of life. Drive through the Saghro volcanic mountains rising out of the Sahara and hunt for fossils. Have lunch in Rissani, the hub of the desert, and you can visit the lively thrice weekly market selling many goods, animals and spices brought in from the surrounding villages - explore and people watch. After lunch continue deeper into the desert world, until the red dunes appear on the horizon. Your destination is the auberge (small inn) in the Erg Chebbi dunes 29km from Merzouga. Upon arrival at the auberge, you will meet your camel guide and ride into the camp at sunset, where a traditional tagine dinner is prepared (vegetarians welcome). Climb the dunes and watch the moon rise before retiring to your bed in the nomad wool tent. Or take your mattress and sleep outside under the stars. Includes breakfast and dinner. *Includes a private walking tour of the Todra palmery. Our desert camp is far from the crowds coming from Merzouga. It consists of a circle of five nomad tents that each sleep about 4 people but they are very rarely full. They are equipped with carpets, foam mattresses, wool blankets, freshly washed cotton sheets and pillows - camp also has solar lighting and toilets, kitchen tent and dining tent, and carpeting around the fire pit. All camel guides are local nomads working to support their families. Day 5 This morning you'll wake very early to have tea and get ready to ride the camels by a different route back to the auberge. Stop to watch the sunrise before returning for a big breakfast and hot shower. You can chill out in the dunes or the auberge swimming pool, or take your car and driver for an off road tour around the Erg Chebbi dunes. You'll stop to visit Nomad families for tea if they are in the region, and you can explore as much as you wish. The village of Hamlia is on your route, and is famous for Gnaoua music where you can stop for a visit and dance with the music. Return to the desert auberge. Includes dinner and breakfast. Our desert kasbah consists of a traditional building, situated right at the dune line on a natural rise surrounded by shady tamarisk trees. In times of rain, the site is surrounded by a natural lake filled with birds. The auberge has a swimming pool, and a two large salons for entertainment and where meals are served. The rooms are large, and have private patios overlooking the pool. The staff are from the immediate region, of haritan, nomad and berber origins - some are master drummers. Day 6 After breakfast you can take your time to relax around the pool, and enjoy a bit more time in the dunes to try sand boarding. After lunch you will depart for Midelt, is another world in contrast. This bustling desert town has an interesting shop that sells carpets made with striking abstract designs by the women of the region, and a regional market on Sundays. Stay Midelt hotel, includes breakfast. Day 7 Depart Midelt this morning after breakfast traveling from the desert to the Middle Atlas mountains to Meknes. The green forests and mountain valleys are a nice contrast from the desert. You can stop and visit the Barbary apes in the cedar forests of Azrou before descending to the hilly lowlands where the ancient city of Meknes is situated. Visit the 17th-century imperial city-within-a-city of Moulay Ismael, palaces, mosques, dungeons and gardens. The highlights are the dungeons; the royal stables containing grain silos that used to hold enough food for the city residents for a year, as well as a stable big enough for 12,000 horses; and the Moulay Ismael Mausoleum. Afterwards visit the Roman ruins of Volubilis along the way to Fes. The Romans built this city as a trading doorway into Africa and for 200 years in the 2nd and 3rdC AD it was the furthest outpost of all Roman cities. It's beautiful floor mosaics and columns to private houses can still be seen. The surrounding land is prized for it's olive trees. Nearby town was where Moulay Idriss I arrived in 789 bringing the religion of Islam, and started a new dynasty. In addition to founding the town, he also initiated construction of Fes. Stay in Fes medina riad, includes breakfast. Day 8 After breakfast, meet your guide* and explore this fascinating storybook medina. The endless labyrinth of narrow streets is like no other, with hundreds of tiny shops, a dyers souk and craft manufacturers who ply their trade in narrow medieval grottoes. Visit the famous leather tanneries, still using techniques from ancient times to produce fine leather in beautiful colours. Fes is also famous for its robust and beautiful pottery, brass and copper trays and tea services, regional cuisine and ancient medersas (schools of Islam). Stay medina riad. Includes breakfast. *Includes a private guided walking tour of Fes. Day 9 Leaving Fes towards Marrakech, you'll pass through the bread-basket of Morocco near Beni Mellal where you'll see many olive presses at work. Soon after, you'll leave the main road to climb abruptly into the Middle Atlas mountains through deep gorges and forested hills until reaching Cascades Ouzoud, waterfalls into a spectacular gorge and an endless series of pools. The waterfalls are particularly fantastic during the rainy season November to March. Stay Ouzoud traditional house (riad) overlooking the falls. Day 10 Spend the day exploring the cascades and wonderful views in the valley. Late afternoon depart Ouzoud and return to Marrakech today (3 hours). Stay in Marrakech medina riad. Day 11 Explore the back street maze of Marrakech with a guide,* visit Ben Youssef Medersa, the Koutoubia mosque, and the Saadian Tombs. Afternoon free to explore the vast souk (market). The Souk is comprised of many specialist areas e.g. metalwork, where crafters ply their trade; dyers workshops are strung with colourful skeins of wool; carpets, and carpet sellers entice you into their shops with a cup of mint tea; tiny shops selling Berber jewellery, old silver, and African beads; spices, olives, fresh herbs; visit traditional apothecaries where you can learn about all manner of potions to heal or cast spells of love or revenge. Visit a hammam for traditional relaxation and body scrub. Stay Marrakech medina riad includes breakfast. *Includes a private walking tour of Marrakech. Day 12 Your driver will meet you at your hotel and you'll transfer 2.5-3 hours to Essaouira with stops along the way. Essaouira is a laid back town west of Marrakech set on the Atlantic coast peppered with Argan trees (yes - there are goats in the trees). The expansive beach is great for long walks, and the town is famous for it's fresh seafood, thuja wood crafts and artists colony. Old Portuguese ramparts guard the walled city where you can watch silver craftsmen and wood carvers at work in one of the most charming medinas in all of Morocco. Visit a traditional pharmacy and learn about natural medicines and cures, and a Women's cooperative where Argan nuts are processed by hand into one of the rarest oils in the world. In winter Essaouira is generally warmer and wetter than Marrakech, and in summer pleasantly cool and breezy, rarely going beyond high 20's Celcius. Stay Essaouira riad in the medina. Includes breakfast. Day 13 Stay Essaouira - a very nice way to finish your tour in Morocco! Explore around the old medina shops and markets filled with spices, African trading goods, wooden carvings and masks, colourful textiles and carpets, and pottery, and artists galleries. Essaouira is also an active fishing port where fresh fish is bought and sold right on the docks. There is also unique birdwatching and the rare Eleonoras falcon nests on the island opposite the port (closed to visits). Swim, kite sail, ride horses or camels or just relax on the golden sands (March to October), or explore around the various artists centers and galleries. Fresh seafood cooked right in the simple beachside cafes. Stay Essaouira riad as above or transfer back to stay in Marrakech if your flight time does not allow for a transfer to the airport on Day 14. Day 14 Transfer to the airport, bus or train station for departur

     
     
 
 
 

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