MARRAKECH & SOUTH / 9 DAYS 8 NIGHTS
DAY 1 ARRIVAL
Once arrived, you will find our driver and guide who will escort you to your hotel for check in, tonight, do things at your pace, enjoy dinner at the hotel, hit the spa and save your energy for tomorrow, you have a long day ahead.
DAY 2 MARRAKECH – OUERZAZATE
Meeting with the guide, after breakfast at the hotel where you are staying. Our direction will be the High Atlas through the de Tizi'ntichka Pass (2260 m.) Along a mountainious road full of small villages and waterfalls. Tiz'nTichka means in the local language "neck pastures" and the path is particularly impressive, with a landscape that constantly and a succession of colors that makes it even more dramatic changes. A stop for mint tea gives you the opportunity to savor the beauty of the environment, before arriving at the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, where we stop for lunch. This village built entirely of adobe, namely straw and mud, was included in the World Heritage List of UNESCO. It is also very popular with Hollywood has chosen for filming international movies such as Gladiator, Babel, Lawrence of Arabia, and many more. Then we go back to Ouarzazate before continuing our journey to the valley of a thousand Kasbah, Dinner and overnight in Ouerzazate.
DAY 3 OUERZAZATE – MERZOUGA
After breakfast, there would be a walk in the Dades Gorge, we will then take the car to travel the road of a thousand Kasbah, through the village of Tineghier with its Jewish quarter, to reach the Todra in time for with a stop for lunch. A walking tour in the grooves will discover the beauty of the surroundings before continuing his journey through the desert of Merzouga. We arrive in time to leave the car and go by camel, to reach the foot of the dunesof Erg Chebbi, to spend the night in an exclusive tented camp in the well-equipped campwhere you could take a typical dinner at the rate of Berber drums and chants.With a little luck, if the weather permits, you will be able to see the Milky Way inthe sky.
DAY 4 MERZOUGA – SKOURA
Wake up in sunrise like nomads, after breakfast, start your trip to a visit to Rissani, the old Sijilmassa,the economic capital of Morocco where the caravans used to depart through the desert and where itstill holds a market known in particular for the sale of medicines, donkeys and Berbers. Here you alsofind many traditional kasbahs and other buildings. For lunch, you will experience directly thehospitality of the locals. A Tuareg family opens the doors of his modest home for us to taste theBerber pizza with its 44 spices. Soon after, we will head back to Rissani, this time from a differentdirection from the first leg, passing through the village of N'Kob and the valley of the Draa. We willthen make a stop for tea and a visit to Agdez. Dinner and overnight in your hotel.
DAY 5 SKOURA
Skoura is a magical oasis lined with intense amount of palm grove, the contrast of the Atlas mountains and the desert canscape is fascinating. Known for growing roses and so the scenic views and scents in this town is mesmirising. The palm groves were built by the 12th century Almohad sultan Yacoub el-Mansour and named after its natives, the people of the Haskourene tribe. Many of the most amazing Kasbahs in Morocco can be found in Skoura and the region. After having lunch in a typical southern restaurant, we head for to the town of Skoura,known for its big market on Mondays. Then we head back to your hotel, relax, have dinner and spend the night in the most relaxed, nose and pollution free town of Morocco.
DAY 6 SKOURA – MARRAKECH
Today, after breakfast we head in the direction of Ouarzazate. You can see the Kasbah of Taourirt and the Atlas Studios if you haven’t had the time on day 2, the largest and mostfamous film studios in all of Africa. From here, you can stop at the oasis of Fint, a few kilometresfrom Ouarzazate. We then continue on the road of Tizin'Tichka stopping for lunch in a smallvillage. We will arrive in Marrakech in the late evening. Dinner and overnight at your hotel.
DAY 7 MARRAKECH MONUMENTS
Today after your first Moroccan breakfast, we will go back in time centuries back to discover the mysteries of this amazing red city. We will start at the Bahia palace, known for its incredible gardens, built in the 19th century, built to be one of the greatest palaces of its time from which derives the name Bahia: Brilliance. We will continue our time travel through the Medina walls in the direction of the highest building in Marrakech, The Kououbia Mosque, known as the mosque of the booksellers, follow your guide through the minarets while he explains to you the history of this marvel.
After your delicious launch getting a taste of Morocco, we will head to the koranic school Ben Youssef, named after the Almoravid Sultan who made Marrakech a known place worldwide, this school is the largest Madrassa in Morocco. Once done, we will head to the Jewish Mellah to shop for the best leather and pottery Morocco can offer. Later we head for tea at sunset to enjoy the golden views of the Jamaa El Fna Square.
DAY 8 MARRAKECH GARDENS
Today stroll like a king and queen in your horse carriage around the city and visit the famous Majorelle gardens known internationally, walk around the cactus trees and visit the museum to discover the berber heritage of the country, once done, head for the Menara gardens and enjoy a first class lunch overlooking the Marrakchi city life. Head back to your hotel for a 5-star dinner and overnight.
DAY 9 MARRAKECH IS YOURS
Today is your time to take a stroll on your own around the souks, enjoy shopping or head to a spa to relax and spend the day by a pool. Marrakech is yours today.
DAY 10 DEPARTURE
Seems like your holiday is over and we definitely will expect you again for a grand tour of our beautiful Morocco. Depending on your flight, we will escort you to the airport on time and wish you a safe flight back home.
Included in your Trip
-Transportaion by Van or 4X4 with fuel for entire journey equipped by an air-conditioning system
-Mineral water in the car
Not Included in your Trip
-Alcoholic or soft drinks
-Entrance fees to the museums and historical monuments mentioned below (optional)