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Africa: Morocco - Desert Discovery

Hosted by: Thee Curious Traveller

Morocco - Desert Discovery

Explore the desert of Morocco and enjoy an unforgettable experience

Duration: 7 days 6 nights

Accommodation included, some meals included, activities included

Type:Nature,Culture,Adventure,

This trip involves medium level physical activtity

Location: Morocco, Africa

Marrakesh, Ait Ben Haddou, Erg Chebbi Desert, Ouarzazate

Discover the desert of Morocco and enjoy the beautiful culture, history and people of this part of the world. This trip will take you through Marrakesh, Ait Ben Haddou, Erg Chebbi Desert and Ouarzazate.

MARRAKESH - Marhaba and Welcome to Morocco! Arrive at the fabulous city of Marrakech, meet your English-speaking guide, and transfer to your hotel where you’ll have an opportunity to fulfill and relax along with your group.
MARRAKESH - After breakfast at the hotel, you will start the tour of the Majorelle garden, Yves Saint Laurent & La Menara Gardens - a park of about 100 hectares, full of the most varied tree species, in the center of which stands a huge water reservoir - a hydraulic system designed to collect water from the thaw of the Atlas. Already in the days of the Almohad dynasty (12th century), the gardens were destined for the romantic meetings of the sultans of Marrakech. We will also visit the Bahia Palace, one of the masterpieces of Moroccan architecture. - By the afternoon, you'll eat like a local, learn fascinating stories, and deepen your knowledge of Moroccan cultural traditions. Your belly will be filled with joy, and your senses will be delighted! By the end of the afternoon, Transfer to your hotel, and overnight.
AIT BEN HADDOU - Today you begin your long journey towards the Sahara Desert. Traveling across the Atlas Mountains on the highest road pass in the country; you’ll enjoy panoramic views of deep valleys and soaring peaks set against a deep blue African sky. You’ll stop en-route at the historic village of Telouet to explore its rust-red kasbah, as well as the stunning Ounila Valley for a free lunch. You’ll arrive at Ait Ben Haddou in the beautiful light of late afternoon. The well-preserved kasbah here is most famous for its appearance in the ‘Gladiator’ film. As the red hues begin to deepen with the changing light, climb to the granary for uninterrupted views of the Atlas Mountains and palm oasis. Then transfer to your riad for check-in, dinner and, overnight.
ERG CHEBBI DESERT - You’ll be covering a big distance again today, but not without some incredible stops. - First up: the immense green oasis of Skoura, where you’ll pause for mint tea and to meet the local women, watching as they show you how to bake bread in traditional clay ovens. From Skoura it’s onwards to Todra Gorge, where you’ll stop for a free lunch in the Todra Valley surrounded by towering rock walls. - Back in the car after lunch, the immense dunes of Merzouga will soon rise up before you. You will find your Sahara Vehicles 4X4 waiting for you at the foot of these giant red dunes to transfer you to your Camp eventually appearing like a mirage on the horizon, Saddle up and move off into the vast nothingness of the Sahara using a train of camels to assist the magnificent sunset. - Once at your camp and savor your dinner all-around the traditional music, fire camp, and the infinite stars in the desert sky !!
OUARZAZATE - Breakfast at your camp then drive to Erfoud, drop of the 4X4 vehicles, and continue the road to Agdz. - Today, your journey will take you westwards through a vast wilderness, punctuated by bright oases and remote villages. This is a lonely road that few tourists travel, so enjoy the uninterrupted views of untouched Morocco. By mid-afternoon, you’ll descend into the fertile Draa Valley, otherwise known as the ‘date basket’ of Morocco, where 200km of palm groves follow the life-giving Draa River. - You’ll be staying in Agdz in a boutique guest house at the heart of the palm grove. Hidden behind a small door in a mudbrick wall, you’ll find a beautiful pool surrounded by day beds, palm trees, and the property’s traditional architecture. Arrival, and check-in at the hotel, and overnight.
MARRAKESH - Breakfast at the hotel and departure to Marrakech. - After a road of almost 5 hours with fabulous views and photo stops. Arrive at the Red city, and free time at leisure to buy souvenirs. - By the end of the afternoon, savor a farewell dinner at Ksar Lhamra local restaurant, harden a number of Morocco’s culinary greats further as a part of the experience of warm Moroccan hospitality. - End of the afternoon, transfer to the hotel, check-in, and overnight.
Today marks the end of your Magical Morocco Vacation. You take home a big smile and a lifetime of memories that much is certain! You will be transferred back to the airport to board your flight.

Accommodation

2 NIGHTS 2CIELS BOUTIQUE HOTEL & SPA | MARRAKESH - 1 NIGHT RIAD KSAR IGHNDA | AIT BEN HADDOU - 1 NIGHT DESERT CAMP MERZOUGA | ERG CHEBBI DESERT - 1 NIGHT DAR QAMAR | OUARZAZATE -

What your trip includes

Welcome & assistance at Marrakech Menara airport - Accommodation at selected hotels or similar on Bed & Breakfast basis (Except for the nights in Merzouga, Ait Benhaddou, and Agdz that are on Half Board Basis) Farewell dinner at Ksar Lhamra restaurant - Transportation with deluxe vehicle A/C with driver for the whole tour (12 pax: 17 Seater / 14-16 pax: 30 Seater)- 4x4 with driver to transfer to Merzouga and back to Erfoud (04 pax per vehicle) - Camel ride to assist the sunrise in the magnificent Desert - All visits/photo stops as mentioned in the program - National English speaking at disposal from arrival to departure - Entrance fees to Monuments as per the program - A small bottle of water in the bus per person per day - Porterage of luggage at the airport and hotels - All taxes and services - Our full assistance

What's not included

• Visa fee/arrangements (if applicable) • Any domestic or international flights • Any Covid-19 related expense such as RT-PCR test, Insurance, Departure RT-PCR test and other related expenses are not included in the program. • Any alcoholic beverages • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone call, room service, mini bar, etc • Personal health and travel insurance

Important Notes

Hotel Check in: Standard check in time in 2pm – Double occupancy is based on a twin room with a maximum two people. Single occupancy is based on a standard room with one person - Flights: Before you book your flights please check where you trip starts and ends in the itinerary. Please note some trips may start and end in different locations- Paying in instalments: a deposit is due upon making your reservation, our team will contact you to set a direct debit for the remaining payments, please note full payment is required before your trip begins- Kindly note we are not able to guarantee a group trip experience for every trip, the size of the group will depend on the number of bookings we receive.

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