DAY 1 MARRAKECH
Reception and assistance upon arrival at the airport of Marrakech. Dinner and accommodation.
DAY 2 MARRAKECH
After breakfast, we will visit the city of Marrakech, the second oldest city of the empire, also called "The Pearl of the South". We will have the chance to see the historical part of the city that includes the Menara Gardens, the Saadien Tombs, the Bahia Palace, the Koutoubia. We will visit famous souks (markets) and neighborhoods of the artisans to appreciate the diversity of the area, including the well-known Square of Jemaa El Fna, offering nightly entertainment to cater for all tastes. Dinner and overnight.
DAY 3 MARRAKECH - DADES
In the morning, departure from Marrakech towards Dades Gorges. On our way we will cross the High Atlas Mountains by passing through the Tizi n´Tichka pass among numerous Berber nomadic peoples that inhabit the area. This spectacular landscape will take us to the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, famous for being a setting of more than twenty films, like Lawrence of Arabia and Gladiator. We will continue through Ouarzazate by crossing the Valley of the Roses to enter the Dades Gorges, where the so-called "route of the thousand kasbahs" begins. Accommodation in the Dades Valley and dinner at the hotel.
DAY 4 DADES - TODRA GORGES - MERZOUGA
After having breakfast at the hotel, we will head towards the Todgha Gorges, where we can have a pleasant walk between its impressive canyon walls of more than 200 meters of altitude, until we reach the road that will take us to the desert through the magnificent palm grove of Tafilalet. Upon arrival at the hotel, we will leave on the backs of the camels for an hour and a half route between dunes, until we reach the heart of the desert to contemplate the beautiful sunset. Surrounded by the Great Dune and enjoying our dinner and the Moroccan tea while listening to the sound of the drums, we will have an occasion to contemplate the immense starry sky and sleep in nomads tents. Accommodation and overnight at the desert.
DAY 5 MERZOUGA - FEZ
Today we will go in the north direction to cross the Middle Atlas and get to the city of Fez. We will pass through the Ziz Valley, that has more than ten million palm trees, and Erfoud, a city also known as "the Door of the Desert". We will continue towards Ifrane, a town known as the "Little Switzerland" because of its great resemblance to that country, where we will see the famous Cedar Forest. Midday meal (optional). Accommodation and an extraordinary dinner experience in Fez.
DAY 6 FEZ - MEKNES - RABAT
After breakfast we will have free morning to spend in Fez, considered to be the spiritual capital of Morocco. We will visit the medina of Fez on foot and with a local guide, that is known to be one of the most authentic and best preserved medinas in the Arab world. We will walk through its labyrinthine medieval streets, among the hustle and bustle of the city, craft centers, mosques and palaces (the Medieval Medina with its "Attarine and Bou Anania Medersas", the fountain Nejjarine, the Moulay Idriss Mausoleum and the Mosque of Karaouine). Typical Moroccan lunch (not included) at a local restaurant in the heart of the Medina. In the afternoon, we will have free time to go shopping, enjoy the magical atmosphere and discover the most hidden places of the medina of Fez. Later on we will continue towards Meknes. We will begin the sightseeing tour with its walls and the magnificent doors of Bab Manssur. The visit will end at the Mausoleum-Mosque of Moulay Ismail. Departure to Rabat. Arrival at the hotel. Accommodation and dinner.
DAY 7 RABAT – CASABLANCA - MARRAKECH
In the morning we will visit the Imperial city of Rabat. starting from the outside of the Royal Palace, the Kasbah of the Oudaya, the Mausoleum of Mohamed V and its unfinished mosque and the Hassan Tower. At the end of the visit, departure to Casablanca. Arrival and panoramic visit of the city: Boulevard de la Corniche, promenade, until we reach the exterior of the Mosque of Hassan II (interior visit is optional). We then continue to Marrakech. Accommodation and Dinner.
DAY 8 MARRAKECH – HOME TOWN
Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to the airport. Farewell from the staff and end of our services.
- Round trip transport in Marrakech
- 6 nights comfort accommodation in hotels + 1 night accommodation in Jaima (supplement jaima deluxe 75 € p/p highly recommended)
- Half Board Regime
- Camel excursion in the desert
- Minivan or 4x4 (according to availability) with driver
- Travel insurance
- Drinks during meals
- Entrance to monuments
- Extras and personal expenses
- Any other service not specified in the section "Included"
15% discount for children in a triple room (from 2 to 12 years old)