Welcome to Marrakech, Morocco. Marrakech is a feast for the senses. Be enticed by the alluring scents and brilliant colours of the spice markets, the sounds of the musicians, the rich folds of carpets, delectable foods, acrobats and perfumed gardens. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting in airport time you arriving transfer to hotel or riad – check in reception for time and place confirmation.
Transfer from Marrakech to Dades Gorge (350 km) After breakfast, travel south towards Ouarzazate (gateway to the desert). Firstly, we will cross the spectacular Tizi n’Tichka Pass of the High Atlas mountains. We will venture through many Berber villages, heading into the desert, where you can admire riverside oasis and barren hillsides clustered with Kasbahs. Enroute you will stop at the ancient fortified city of Ait Benhaddou used as the backdrop for many films include Gladiator and Game of Thrones. After lunch, we travel further into the Valley of the Roses, with stunning views of the Dades valley. This is in the heart of rose growing country. Damask roses were first planted by French settlers, and are harvested to produce an essential oil, used in « Eau de Rose ». See the roses at their best in May.Overnight in the Hotel in Dades Valley .
Day 3 :
Dades – Merzouga desert
From Dades Gorge to Merzouga stopping at Todra gorge and the palmerie at Tinghir. On arrival at Merzouga at the dunes of Erg Chebbi, you will ride camels into the dunes, where you will spend the night in berber tents.
After seeing a beautiful sunset you will enjoy a fantastic dinner. Overnight in Berber camp. Under clear skies you will see a stellar spectacle.
Day 4 :
Awake to a magnificient sunrise. Take the camel trek back to Merzouga. Transfer to Agdaz in the Draa Valley, we stop to visit different places and have mint tea with family Berber ait Ata. We arriving to overnight in Hotel or riad.
Day 5 :
Today rejoin the minivan and venture towards the market town of Oulad Brhhil, sometimes called ‘Little Marrakesh’. The journey should take around eight hours in total, including several stops. This drive goes through desert scenery and along a route that’s a reserve for the indigenous argan trees. Argan oil is highly prized for its culinary, cosmetic and medicinal uses and is only produced in Morocco, and is certainly a trademark of Morocco around the world. If you’re lucky, the group might come across the famous image of goats climbing these trees in search of nuts. Please note that this is a long travel day, and you won’t arrive at tonight’s accommodation until late afternoon/early evening. The riad (house) tonight is 45 kilometres outside of Taroudant and offers the chance to relax by the pool or take a steamed bath.
Day 6 :
In the morning, take to the souqs and haggle with local traders for silver jewellery or colourful Moroccan ceramics and mosaics. Afterwards, leave the valleys of the High Atlas Mountains behind and head west to the coastal town of Essaouira (approximately 5 hours). The name Essaouira means image, which is appropriate since it’s such a picturesque town. Its charm is undeniable; within the stone ramparts you’ll find whitewashed houses with bright blue shutters, art galleries and wood workshops. This laidback artists’ town is a former Portuguese trading colony and was once home to sizeable British and Jewish populations. The town faces a group of rocky islands, called the Mogador, and is surrounded by an expanse of sandy beaches and dunes. It’s still a busy fishing port and its pretty harbour is filled with tiny colourful boats which go out early every morning for the day’s catch. Visitors who have been seduced by its charms include Orson Welles and Jimi Hendrix, who (according to local legend) spent much of his time here in the 1960s. More recently, filmmaker Ridley Scott chose the ramparts as an important location for his film, Kingdom of Heaven. As you’ll arrive in the early evening, there won’t be much time to look around today. In the evening perhaps have some dinner with the group, as the local seafood is as fresh as it gets.
Day 7 :
This is the free time everyone the can chose what the need to do.
Day 8 :
After breakfast you transfer to Marrakech for 2 last night in Morocco.
Marrakech City Tours with guide
You are going to explore your trip with a guided tour of Marrakech. You are going with our local guide. Visiting Bahia palace;built by Bahmad Grand visir of Marrakech with its incredible mosaics and stucco and hear some interesting stories about 4 wives and the 24 concubines!!. The extraordinary architecture of Saadian Tomb, royal necropolis of 17th century. Spending some great time in the famous souks of Marrakech; you going to like different smells, colours, itmes and how big is the souks of Marrakech. Jack Majorelle garden,a peaceful spot in the ville nouvelle, contains botanic and exotic plants brought from all over the world, with dominating indigo blue to paint the wall.You will finish your tour at the square Jamaa Elfana. A bustling place where there are snake charmers, monkeys, food stalls and musicians, the most animated square in Marrakech!! after this marrakech visit back to riad or hotel we make time for last dinner in Morocco to chatting about the experiences with as.
Day 10 :
Airport time back home is not a problem if you have different time you need to be 2 hours before flight.