Erg Chebbi Desert - Sunset camel ride
Erg Chebbi Desert - Sunset camel ride
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Morocco

Itinerary

2017 - 'Moroccan Mosaics Tour'
9 - Day itinerary

Day 1
 

Marrakech

Welcome to Morocco! Upon arrival our staff will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel in Marrakech for the start of your trip. They'll help you settle in and introduce you to the local area.

Overnight Marrakesh
4 star
Day 2
 

Marrakech city tour

Today's tour of Marrakech begins with a trip to the iconic Koutoubia Mosque, home to the minaret which has become a symbol of the city. We then visit the Mausoleum and Bahia Palace which both host intricate and beautiful Arabic craftsmanship. Then we head to the lively souks and bazaars in Marrakech's famous medina. Home to many different types of traders these narrow and winding streets are bustling with activity and full of sights sounds and smells uniquely Moroccan. Today's tour ends at the lively Djemaa El Fna Square.

Overnight Marrakesh
4 star
(B)
Day 3
 

Atlas Mountains, Tizi N'tichka pass, Dades Canyon

After breakfast this morning we enjoy a spectacular drive across the Tizi N'tichka pass. We then descend and pass Ouarzazate, or 'place of no noise'. An incredibly dramatic landscape. Our final highlight today is a drive through the Dades Canyon. We finish today in Tinghir where we spend the night.

Overnight Tinghir
4 star
(B, D)
Day 4
 

Todra Gorge, Berber desert camp, sunset camel ride

Our next taste of dramatic Moroccan scenery comes at the Todra Gorge close to Tinghir, where we'll stop for a short hike along the valley floor with rocky cliffs towering above us on both sides. We then continue along the 'road of a thousand Kasbahs' to Erfoud before switching into 4WD vehicles to travel to Merzouga and through the Erg Chebbi sand desert to a traditional Berber camp amidst the dunes. Here a sunset camel ride is included plus a walk to the top of some of the dunes for spectacular views as the sun sinks below the horizon. You'll enjoy a hearty Bedouin meal and a campfire this evening, often with local musicians helping enhance the atmosphere, before sleeping in comfortable Berber camel-hair tents.

Overnight Merzouga
Berber Tent
(B, D)
Day 5
 

Draa Valley, Ouarzazate, Ait Benhaddou

After breakfast with our Berber hosts we head out of the dunes and drive back to Rissani and the birthplace of the Alaouita Dynasty. We leave our 4WD vehicles here and drive to Erfoud. We continue back along the Road of a Thousand Kasbahs through the Draa Valley to Ouarzazate where we spend the night. While in Ouarzazate we include a tour of the movie studios that have taken advantage of the amazing scenery in the area. Our final visit today is to Morocco's most well known Kasbahm the UNESCO world heritage site of Ait Benhaddou.

Overnight Ouarzazate
4 star
(B)
Day 6
 

Taliouine Kasbah, Taroudant walled market town

Our drive today skirts the foothills of the Atlas mountains with some great views to our right hand side, stopping for a break en-route to see the Kasbah at Taliouine and to learn about the production of saffron, the world's most expensive spice, which takes place in only this area in Morocco. We continue onto Taroudant, a large walled Berber market town, and its souqs are reputed to be the best in the south with some excellent local crafts on sale. The town walls are some of the longest and best preserved in Morocco, with their mud construction changing colour atmospherically as the day progresses - they're best seen in the early evening. You'll have some free time here in Taroudant to explore the souqs, and walk along the walls.

Overnight Taroudant
4 star
(B)
Day 7
 

Agadir, coastal drive to Essaouira

We head to the coast today with our first stop at Morocco's main resort town of Agadir. We'll take a short tour of the harbour and the famous High Kasbah before continuing along the coast towards the North Atlantic coastal town of Essaouira. Well regarded as one of Morocco's most beautiful areas, Essaouira has always attracted and inspired artists, drawn by its good light and tranquil, relaxed way of life.

Overnight Essaouira
5 star
(B)
Day 8
 

Essaouira, free time, drive to Marrakech

The first half of the day is free today to explore Essaouira further. You could visit the working port with its busy fish auction market and traditional wooden boat builders; explore the craft stalls and shops in the walled Medina which is UNESCO World Heritage listed; take a boat trip to the nearby island of Mogador which is a nature reserve popular with birdwatchers; try a windsurfing or kitesurfing lesson from the beach; or just explore randomly at your leisure. While you're here it's also well worth having a meal at one of Essaouira's well known fish stalls, where a wide range of local freshly caught fish and seafood are displayed, ready to be cooked in front of you and served with bread and salad. After lunch we drive back to Marrakech for a final evening in this chaotic and busy city.

Overnight Marrakesh
4 star
(B)
Day 9
 

Marrakech

Your day is free today to explore Marrakech further, and perhaps do some final souvenir shopping and sightseeing before we transfer you to the airport for your departure flight.

(B)
(B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner)
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Notes

Please Note:
1. Single travellers may share a twin room with another traveller of the same sex, if available. If a same-sex room share is not available then the single room supplement will be payable. Room shares are arranged in order of booking.
2. At the Berber desert camp out in the sand dunes, comfortable permanent Berber tents with mattresses and traditional local blankets are provided. You do not need to bring a sleeping bag, but we do recommend bringing a sleeping sheet or sleeping bag liner for extra comfort. Shared toilet facilities are available.
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Inclusions

Tour includes :-
Tour does not include :-
  • Visas, border or port taxes
  • Tips
  • Suggested optional activities
  • Compulsory Travel Insurance
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Highlights

  • 4WD Desert Safari
  • Ait Benhaddou - Kasbah - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Erfoud
  • Essaouira - Medina - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Marrakesh - Bahia Palace
  • Marrakesh - Djemaa El Fna Square
  • Marrakesh - Medina - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Ouarzazate
  • Taliouine - Kasbah
  • Tinghir
  • Todra Gorge
  • Agadir - Kasbah
  • Dades Canyon
  • Erg Chebbi Desert - Sunset camel ride to Berber desert camp
  • Marrakesh
  • Marrakesh - City Tour
  • Marrakesh - Koutoubia Mosque
  • Merzouga
  • Rissani
  • Taroudant
  • Tizi N'tichka Pass
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Accommodation

This page is intended to give an idea of the type of accommodation that may be expected. The actual hotels used for any given tour may change due to many reasons such as group size, availability, time of year, hotel standard has dropped or simply we found a better hotel. We update the website immediately if and when any changes take place. If and when we do change hotels it will be to a hotel of equal or higher standard and will be at no extra cost.

Where more than one hotel is shown for a given overnight stop this means that we alternate between the listed hotels. The pre departure pack will show hotel for a given departure.

Morocco

Essaouira
Atlas Essaouira Spa
Standard : 5 star
Address :-
Boulevard Mohammed V
Essaouira
Atlas Essaouira Spa
Atlas Essaouira Spa
Atlas Essaouira Spa
Marrakesh
Atlas Asni Hotel
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Avenue Mohamed VI ex avenue de france
Hivernage
Marrakesh
Atlas Asni Hotel
Atlas Asni Hotel
Atlas Asni Hotel
Merzouga
Kasbah Leila - Oasis Bivouacs
Standard : Berber Tent
Address :-
Ras Erg Chebbi
Merzouga
Ph. :
+212 5355 78 281
Kasbah Leila - Oasis Bivouacs
Kasbah Leila - Oasis Bivouacs
Kasbah Leila - Oasis Bivouacs
Ouarzazate
Kenzi Azghor Hotel
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Avenue Prince Moulay Rachid
Ouarzazate
Ph. :
+212 6737 36 313
Kenzi Azghor Hotel
Kenzi Azghor Hotel
Kenzi Azghor Hotel
Taroudant
Palais Salam Hotel
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Avenue Moulay Ismail
Taroudant
Ph. :
+212 5285 50 203
Palais Salam Hotel
Palais Salam Hotel
Palais Salam Hotel
Tinghir
Kasbah Lamrani
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Zone Touristique
Boulevard Mohamed V
Tinghir
Ph. :
+212 5248 35 017
Kasbah Lamrani
Kasbah Lamrani
Kasbah Lamrani
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Prices

Prices
per person in twin share accommodation
From
To
Currency:- USD
Cost
S.S.
11 Mar 2017
16 Jun 2017
1,339.00
410.00
17 Jun 2017
06 Oct 2017
1,259.00
410.00
07 Oct 2017
03 Nov 2017
1,339.00
410.00
04 Nov 2017
31 Dec 2017
1,259.00
410.00
Deposit Option available for Moroccan Mosaics Tour :
 
Booked between
Departing
Deposit
01 Dec 2016 - 31 Dec 2020
01 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2020
$ 250.00

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