After breakfast in your hotel you will travel to Merzouga via Errachidia and Erfoud. You will be travelling through the fascinating Tizi N'Talghamt 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, here you will have lunch and enjoy the Berber hospitality. Afterwards, you will travel along the luxuriant Ziz Valley, stopping for panoramic views along the way to Erfoud and Rissani. Arrive in the late afternoon to Merzouga, city on the outskirts of the Desert where we will spend the night at the hotel.
In the morning, we start our tour around the dunes of Erg Chebbi. We will visit a berber house and listen to some Gnawa music; originally from Ghana, and Sudan. We will visit some deserted mines, Berber nomads and oasis of palm trees. For lunch we will head back to Merzouga. After relaxing for a time we will go for the camels that are waiting to take us on an adventure in the sand dunes. We will spend the night in an equipped camp with drums music in the middle of the Sahara, which is a great opportunity to take lovely pictures of the sunset and sunrise. When we arrive to the camp, we climb the high dunes to see the sunset and spend the night in nomad tents.
You can wake up early to watch the sunrise from the top of a high dune. Breakfast and then return with the camels to the hotel where we can take a refreshing shower. Rissani and Erfoud we left to visit the fossil marble factory before moving on to the palm groves and Tinjdad Touroug. Reach one of the strengths of the South: the Todra Gorge. The channel of the River Todra gorge has formed a vertical wall of huge proportions and great beauty is a paradise for climbers and unique. Lunch on site and a half hour walk quietly to see the gorges, the afternoon continue to the Dades Valley through Boumalne. Dinner and overnight at the Dades Gorges as selected hotel category.
We leave per track to get into the High Atlas, where we observe the change of life of the Berbers of the mountains and the difference between the desert nomads and the Atlas. We will see the caves where they live, and take tea with them and we talk to them about their habits and play with kids (I love dance Berber), and will continue to track the path will enter the Valley of Roses, where its people made creams, soaps and the famous rose-water from all natural crops of roses. Lunch in a typical local restaurant (lunch) in the village of Boutghrar and then we go into the valley to Ouarzazate to finish our route which started in Marrakech. Dinner and hotel accommodation as selected category.
Marrakech is surrounded by imposing stone walls from its medieval days as the wealthy capital of an empire. Within those well-preserved fortifications are palaces of red-hued stone, gardens and palm groves, and a Medina of narrow streets and arches packed with fascinating souks and stalls, which have long held a mystical attraction for visitors. Begin today's exploration of Marrakech at the magnificent Saadian Tombs, which date back to the 16th century; the burial site of 166 members of the Saadian Dynasty, the tombs were sealed up and forgotten for centuries, then discovered in 1917. From the Saadian Tombs, ride a horsedrawn carriage through the city to the Gardens Majorelle, the masterpiece and former home of French-born artist Jacques Majorelle, designed in the 1930s and later owned by Yves Saint-Laurent; as you'll see on your visit, there are 400 species of palm trees and 1800 varieties of cacti here. Walk through the Medina of Marrakech, stopping to visit the Ben Yousef Madrasa; founded in the 14th century as a Koranic school, it is now a museum. Continue your walk among the souks to lunch at a local restaurant. Return to your hotel for an afternoon and evening spent as you wish in Marrakech.
After breakfast departure to Essaouira, day to enjoy the medina full of craftsmen of this coastal city, its walls and portuguese beaches.
Today, travel to Casablanca, the largest city in Morocco. Casablanca's history goes back thousands of years as the Berbers established settlements there around the 10th Century BC. Famed civilizations such as the Phoenicians and Romans were known to have traveled through there as well. During World War II, the city served as General Patton's headquarters for the North Africa campaign, and the host of the 1943 meeting between the heads of state to plan the Normandy landing. Upon arrival, enjoy a bus tour of the city including the exterior of the Hassan II Mosque*, the largest Mosque in Morocco and the beautiful Corniche seaside. View Mohamed V Square and Notre Dame de Lourdes Cathedral. Take in all of this and more throughout your day. Your last night features a special Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant *Please note: Interior visits during afternoon leisure time may not be possible due to winter prayer schedule Overnight: Casablanca.
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight. Meals: Breakfast
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