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Itinerary: Escape to the Moroccan Sahara

Escape to the Moroccan Sahara

Your private tour exploring the High Atlas Mountains, the Berber villages, the Nomad & Arab life styles.

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Escape to the Moroccan Sahara

"Tour is based on 4* luxury accommodation"
"Hotels can be changed for lower budgets"

This journey lasts 5 days, and can be customized with private car or luxury van and driver according to your travel dates.

"2 people with private car and English speaking driver"
"3 people and more with a private luxury van and English speaking driver"

After your arrival to Marrakech, you will be escorted to your luxury hotel or riad at the old city (Medina).

Day 1 - Marrakesh,
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.

B&B at your Luxury hotel or riad in Marrakech .

Day 2 - 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 and Tizi n’Test, mountainous areas highly popular with trekkers. You’ll stop for lunch at a Berber village on your way to Ouarzazate........ was built by the French in the 1920s, and has since been a frequent location for Hollywood film shoots. We’ll visit one of the 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.

B&B at your luxury hotel Hannan Club in Ouarzazate.

Day 3 - Boumalne du Dades - Tinghir - Todra Gorges - Camel ride & overnight in Merzouga
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.

Explore 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 nightfall, we’ll sleep under a nomad tarp beneath flickering stars in the clear desert sky. Experience a sense of timelessness in the still, silent desert unchanged since caravans loaded with spices, gold and indigo crossed long ago. (Lodging is also available at Todra’s local auberge at the edge of the dunes.) Good walking shoes are recommended.

Day 4 - Tinghir - Ouarzazate – Marrakech
A day trip back to Marakech

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.

Dinner at the famouse square of Djemaa el-Fna.

B&B at your luxury Hotel Riad or hotel in Marrakech.

Day 5 - Marrakech
Transfer to Marrakech airport with plenty of tails 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:
USD 1290 based on double occupancy
USD 2380 for 2Pax

What is included:
* B&B and dinner daily
* Private car, Gas & guide for entire trip
* Airport transfers
* Certified guide in Marrakech
* All taxes
* Agency fee

Not Included:
* International Airfare
* Lunch
* Drinks
* Travel Insurance

Note
"Hotels can be changed for lower budgets"
Upgrade to 5* or 5* deluxe accommodation is available.

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