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Itinerary: Live 1001 night in the Moroccan Sahara

Live 1001 night in the Moroccan Sahara

Our feet churn the first sands of the Sahara as we climb toward a view worthy of the New Year, and long lives that await us. This once-in-a-lifetime private journey can be customized for you

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Live 1001 night in the Moroccan Sahara

Discover the mystical Saharan landscape as you ride by camel over the stunning sugar-fine sands of Merzouga as the red sun sinks.

As night falls, watch traditional folkloric dance and listen to the heady intoxicating beat of Berber drum music and song during the traditional pouring of mint tea. Watch bread being baked in the sand, and delight in a Moroccan feast of harira soup, a savory tagine (stew with meat and vegetables), couscous, fresh fruit and exquisite Moroccan pastries.

At the crest of the gathering, the sun sets on an old year, outlining the dunes in a complexity worthy of the future: vast and unpredictable as the tales of Sheherazad, and the 1001 nights to be lived before the sun rises.

Sample Itinerary

After your arrival to Marrakech, you will be escorted to start your Moroccan adventure to Ouarzazate.

Day 1 – Marrakech – Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou - Ouarzazate
We continue our adventure along the majestic beauty of the High Atlas Mountains, through the scenic route of Tizi n’Tichka’s lush oasis valleys …..mountainous areas highly popular with trekkers…….Berber villages….. and Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou on your way to Ouarzazate........ was built by the French in the 1920s, and has since been a frequent location for Hollywood film shoots. You’ll visit one another famous kasbahs of Morocco, Tifoultoute, used as a hotel for the cast of Lawrence of Arabia in the 1960s. Although it was once protected by a powerful dynasty, now its only guards are a sentry of large storks nesting atop its towers.......... You will visit the Moroccan MGM Film Studio.
Dinner at restaurant Kasbah.
B&B at your luxury hotel in Ouarzazate.

Day 2 - Boumalne du Dades - Tinghir - Camel ride & overnight in Merzouga
New Years Eve
After a special Berber breakfast, You’ll depart for Tinghir, traveling the rugged Road of a Thousand Kasbahs that rise up like turreted sand castles along this ancient caravan trading route. This area has long been a popular location for Hollywood films such as The Last Temptation of Christ, Jewel of the Nile, and most recently Hideous Kinky. The central region is one of the most exciting and romantic destinations of Morocco nestled along rich river valleys, palmeries and burnished mud-brick homes ablaze in vibrant color under the shelter of the blue desert sky.

You'lltravel through the Dadès Valley past dramatic escarpments and plunging gorges via Tinghir through the gorges..........then a shot drive by 4x4 to Merzouga for a Camel ride and dinner and overnight at a bedwin / Nomad tent to have a taste of the Nomad life style.

Day 3 - Merzouga -Boumalne du Dades – Todra Gorges - Tinghir
After a special Berber breakfast, we’ll depart for Todra Gorges , traveling the rugged Road of a Thousand Kasbahs that rise up like turreted sand castles along this ancient caravan trading route. This area has long been a popular location for Hollywood films such as The Last Temptation of Christ, Jewel of the Nile, and most recently Hideous Kinky. The central region is one of the most exciting and romantic destinations of Morocco nestled along rich river valleys, palmeries and burnished mud-brick homes ablaze in vibrant color under the shelter of the blue desert sky. We’ll travel through the Dadès Valley past dramatic escarpments and plunging gorges via Tinghir.
Dinner and overnight at your luxury Kasbah in Tinghir.

Day 4 – Kalat Megouna – Skoura – Ouarzazate – Ourika Valley (High Atlas Mountains)
A stop at Kalat Megouna… follwed by a short drive to Ouarzazate for lunch….. Then you continue your adventure along the majestic beauty of the High Atlas Mountains, through the scenic route of Tizi n’Tichka’s lush oasis valleys and mountainous areas highly popular with trekkers. You’ll stop for lunch at one of the Berber villages on your way to Ourika / High Atlas Montains past a pageantry of fragrant, dense pine and cedar forests, terraced farms and sienna mud-brick Berber villagesto visit the Berber village of Anrar and to have a taste of the Berber life style by having a cup of tea within a Berber family.
Afternoon, Hammam (Moroccan Bath) and massage…. (optional)
Dinner and overnight at your luxury Kasbah Omar at the village of Anrar.

Day 5 - Marrakech
An enchanting palm oasis set against the snow-capped peaks of the High Atlas Mountains, Marrakesh is Morocco's second oldest majestic imperial city and retains the splendor of its ancient past. Buildings are blushed in hues of rosy earth, and horse-drawn carriages clip along broad avenues lined with palm, lime and orange trees. Donkeys carrying carts trawl past fragrant gardens of roses, honeysuckle and jasmine.

Explore with your certified guide the ancient Bahia Palace from the days of the harem, now populated by a sentry of nesting storks, enter the ancient royal Saadian Tombs, explore the vibrant and historic Jewish mellah where some of the best jewelry is found in Morocco, and view the majestic Koutoubia Mosque before entry into the 9th century walled medina.

You’ll cap off our journey at the dinner event of Fantasia as we bear witness to a splendid dramatic display of Arabian Nights filled with belly dancing, folkloric troupes, and stately Arabian steeds charging in dynastic battles as of yore.
Accommodation at your luxury hotel or riad in Marrakech.

Day 6 - Marrakech
Explore the rest of Marrakech for the second day by visiting the Eve Saint Laurent garden, the ancient Menara pool, the palmerai ride followed by a tour around the ancient Medina wall.

The night beats in the heart of the old city's famed square, Djemaa el-Fna, where delectable fare is grilled over coals in the bustling torch-lit open-air markets. Mystical snake charmers, hustlers and mischievous monkeys are part of the nightly drama unfolding as Berber acrobats, fortune tellers, musicians and engaging storytellers seduce rapt crowds. Wind your way through the serpentine labyrinth of the spice-filled air of the bustling souk, unchanged for over 1000 years, where you'll discover the best of traditional Moroccan craftsmanship.
Traditional dinner at the famous restaurant Stylia from the 15th century.
B&B at your luxury hotel or riad in Marrakech.

Day 7 - Marrakesh
Transfer to Marrakech airport for your return home with plenty of tales of Arabian days and nights.
Note:
If you wish to modify or change the entire itinerary according to your interest and desire, please let us know!

Cost:
$2000 per person based on double occupancy
$2400 for a single occupancy

2 years and under are free of charge
2 – 6 years old 75% off
7-11 years old 50% off
12 years old & up full cost

What's Included:
Breakfast and dinner daily
Four-star hotel and riad lodging and all transportation
Transfers to and from airport
Knowledgeable certified guides
Camel ride in the Sahara
Nomad tent in the Sahara
New Year's Eve dinner in the Sahara
Private car, gas & driver for the entire trip
Museums fee
All taxes

Not included in package price:
International Airfare
Lunch
Drinks
Travel Insurance

Note
Private guided tour---Not a group tour.
If it is over your budget-----Hotels can be changed for lower budgets.
Upgrade to 5* or 5* deluxe accommodation is available.
Group Discounts Available.

"2 people with a private car and English speaking guide"
"3 people or more wih a private luxury van and English speaking guide"

This tour is to be cusomized for 7 days specially for you according to your interest and travel date

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