8:00am your driver we will pick up from your hotel or Riad in Marrakech. Heading south from Marrakech to Ouarzazate and Zagora, crossing thedramatic landscapes and scenery of high Atlas Mountains via tizi n Tichka's pass (2260m above sea level) the highest road pass in Morocco. The road goes on along Draa Valley to reach Zagora and the dunes, where you will have a camel trek while you witness the magic sunset. Have a typic dinner and overnight in the dunes at our nomad desert camp.
Rise early to greet the new day and to witness the spectacle of the sunrise in the heart of the sand dunes. After mint tea and breakfast,return north, taking another short off-road route.From Ouarzazate to Marrakech, you leave the main road to get to the very famous UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ait Benhaddou and then . We reach Marrakech at the end of the afternoon.
1 Day : Casablanca
Greeting at the airport and transfer to hotel. Dinner and night.
Will we collect you from your hotel to visit the Hassan II Mosque before departing to Rabat. In Rabat you can visit to the Mechouar of the Royal Palace, the ruins of Chellah, the Mohammed V Mausoleum and the Hassan Tower. After lunch we will depart to Meknes to arrive early evening.
3 Day :Meknes - Volubilis - Fes
After breakfast we will take a tour of Meknes including El Hdim square, Bab El Mansour, the massive gate which is the entrance to the old city and the Jewish quarter, the Royal Granaries & the city rampart. We will then depart via Volubilis, the Roman ruins and Moulay Idriss, the holy town. We will continue onto Fes. Dinner and accommodation at a traditional riad.
4 Day : Fes Explore
You will have a guided tour to discover the the medina and the famous Souks of Fes - its narrow cobbled streets are filled with ancient mosques and towering green-glazed minarets.. You will visit the most beautiful palaces and monuments of Fes. The tour will include a visit to the tannery and the ceramics cooperative to see the traditional moroccan crafts.
5 Day : Fes/Midelt/Er-Rachidia/Merzouga
Morning stops at Midelt affording dramatic views of the High Atlas Mountains and modern, urban Er-Rachidia on your way to Rissani for afternoon check-in at your Kasbah Hotel (dinner & breakfast)
6 Day : Rissani To Sand Dunnes Merzouga Sahara
After breakfast, we go to see the dunes and the oasis of MERZOUGA 2, nomadic lands, residents of KHAMLIA (blacks), MIFISS mines, desert plateau, nomads, Berbers, the oasis TISSARDMINE . In the afternoon, stroll around the dunes camels to watch the sunset. Sleeping in the desert next to a beautiful oasis. Overnight bivouac (nomade tente).(dinner & breakfast)
7 Day : Sand Dunnes Merzouga To Ouarzazate
We take a road typically referred to as the road of 1000 kasbahs to arrive at Ouarzazate where we will spend the night. This is a ride full of unique scenes, such as the khuttaras, an ancient underground system of irrigation that is still used today to irrigate the palm trees and the crops in the Oasis. We will stop and have lunch at the Todra Gorge, a massive canyon that we reach after passing through palm tree groves and Berber villages. Once again, keep on the lookout for camels crossing the road. Upon arrival check in at our Berber hotel. Dinner and overnight at the hotel ( dinner & breakfast) .
8 Day : Ouarzazate To Marrakech
Travel across the High Atlas of Morocco mountains on curvy, winding roads to Marrakech. The scenery is breathtaking. A hike at the Tichka Pass for the nature lovers. The Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah and other Kasbahs are along the way.
9 Day : Marrakech Tours
Visit the Arabic palaces and old Koran school for a taste of Morocco culture and history. Visit Ménara Garden and the Souk where many guild artisans can be watched as they work. Beautiful tapestry and fabrics and leather. Exotic spices. The Plaza Djemna el Fna with Berber musicians, snake charmers, fortune-tellers, snake charmers, fire-eaters, storytellers is a must.
10 Day : Transfer To airport Marrakech pr Casablanca airoport
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ourika EXCURSIONSThis trip takes you to a lush green valley situated about 60 Km from Marrakech. It is a pleasant prelude to the impressive Atlas Mountains and a fine escape from busy Marrakech. Along the road
through this unspoilt and charming valley, scattered at intervals are series of tiny hamlets, interspersed by a few summer homes. The valley is Berber populated and feels quiet different from the country’s urban life.
The souk of Ourika is a small road side village which hosts a weekly Berber market on Mondays. This area is famed for it’s pottery and it’s varied samples of minerals and crystals.
Highlights of what you will live, see and experience in This day trip - excursion from Marrakech to Ourika Valley :
- Berber villages of earth-clinging to the mountainside
- Green and terraced fields
- The Safranière of Ourika producing Safran
- The zawiya Setti Fatma
- A hike to the famous seven waterfalls of Setti Fatma
- The weekely Market ( on Mondays only)
35 km from Marrakech the Red City, a green valley stretches: the valley of Ourika. On behalf of the Ourika River that descends from the high Atlas. Ourika Valley continues to preserve its originality despite its proximity to the imperial city Marrakech.
All along the road, landscapes, terraced fields and Berber villages of earth-clinging to the mountainside will surprise you.
The day trip from Marrakesh to Ourika Valley is the right destination for travelers during the hot summer months. This picturesque valley can be also enjoyed throughout the four seasons of the year, and skiers and snowboarders might add it to their list when trying to find the next great vacation destination.
At kilometer 62, we arrive at the zawiya Setti Fatma. It is one the two main towns in the Ourika Valley. this small village is the starting point for many excursions into the mountains. And according to your abilities for a hike we can hire a local guide who can accompany you on your excursion of one hour to discover the region and the famous seven waterfalls of Setti Fatma.For lunch we will draw up a table beside the river to enjoy a tasty tagine cooked traditionally over charcoal.Ourika Valley day trip and excursion offers something for everyone and won't fail to impress, enjoy it with Low Cost Morocco Travel.
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