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Moroccan Mosaics

Marrakech

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Join us on this 9 day cultural tour through Morocco, offering a great insight into the rich and varied history of the country.

The tour begins in the enchanting city of Marrakech where you’ll have chance to visit the bustling and animated bazaars, chaotic souks and wonderful Mosques adorned with beautiful minarets.

We then leave the city and travel through traditional Berber Villages into the High Atlas Mountains - driving over the highest pass in Northern Africa. Soak up the stunning desert scenery as we visit Dades Canyon, Todra Gorge and the UNESCO site of Ait Benhaddou on our way to Merzouga.

From here we jump into 4WD’s in order to experience the desert and all its natural beauty first-hand before spending the night under the stars at a traditional but comfortable Berber camp.

The tour continues through the desert to Zagora before travelling back to Marrakech via Ouarzazate – the setting for many iconic and world-famous films.

We use 4-star accommodation options, plus the desert camp.

Arrival location:

Marrakech, Morocco

Departure Location:

Marrakech, Morocco

Included in your experience:

  • All accommodation as stated in the itinerary
  • All transport and transfers with a local driver
  • 24-hour airport arrival & departure transfer service
  • Services of a local tour leader throughout
  • Local English speaking guide during the sightseeing
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Entrances fees to sights as stated

Not included in your experience:

  • International Flights
  • Visa fees
  • Travel Insurance (compulsory)
  • Meals not indicated in the itinerary
  • Drinks, snacks and other personal expenses (e.g. laundry)
  • Tips for guide & driver
  • Any other items not mentioned above

    None Available for this package
DAY 1 Arrive into Marrakech
Our tour begins in Marrakech where you will be met at the airport upon arrival by our staff. We’ll then transfer you to your hotel in the city where our local staff will help you settle in and suggest authentic eating out options.
OVERNIGHT
Marrakech Hotel
MEALS
Dinner
EXTRAS
Single Room Supplement, Extra night - pre-tour

DAY 2 Marrakech, city tour
Explore exotic Marrakech today – we start with a visit to the captivating Koutoubia Mosque. Over 800 years old, the Mosque hosts the iconic minaret which has become the focal point of the city. We’ll then travel to the Mausoleum and Bahia Palace which both offer a chance to view some of the country’s most intricate and beautiful Arabic craftsmanship. This afternoon, prepare for an assault on your senses as we explore the characterful souks found around Jemaa El Fna Square and Djemaa El Fna Square. There is an incredible array of traders dotted along these bustling and vivid streets, feel free to soak up the uniquely Moroccan atmosphere or test your bartering skills!
OVERNIGHT
Marrakech Hotel
MEALS
Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 3 Drive to Ouarzazate via Ait Benhaddou
Following breakfast this morning we leave Marrakech to embark on a breathtaking drive into the Atlas Mountains – travelling over the highest pass mountain pass in Northern Africa at Tizi N’tichka col (2260m) before arriving at the UNESCO world heritage site of Ait Benhaddou which is home to Morocco’s most well known Kasbah. After a spot of lunch we drive on to Ouarzazate, sometimes referred to as the ‘place of no noise’. Many of you will recognise this iconic landscape which has been the setting for countless films, both modern blockbusters and historical classics.
OVERNIGHT
Ouarzazate Hotel
MEALS
Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 4 Drive to Tinghir via Boulmane
This morning our drive through the mountains continues along the ‘road of a thousand Kasbahs’. We’ll make a stop at Amerhidel to visit the beautiful Kasbah found there before continuing on to Boulmane. This is the stopping off place to visit the superb Dades Canyon which offers up fantastic vistas of the surrounding desert landscape – time to take some photos! In the afternoon we travel on to Tinghir to stay for the night.
OVERNIGHT
Tinghir hotel
MEALS
Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5 Todra Gorge, then 4WD safari and camping at Merzouga
Following breakfast, this morning sees us take a trip to the nearby Todra Gorge for more excellent views. We’ll then transfer into 4WD vehicles for a more adventurous journey into the stunning mountain range through imposing sand dunes to Merzouga. This is where we will camp for the night, offering a much more intimate experience in the desert as you watch the sunset over the dunes before spending the night under the illuminating stars in a traditional Berber camp.
OVERNIGHT
Berber desert camp
MEALS
Breakfast, Dinner
EXTRAS
Sunset desert camel ride

DAY 6 Merzouga. Drive to Zagora
Our fabulous Berber hosts will serve up a local breakfast for us this morning before we climb back into the 4WD vehicles to drive on to Rissani which is the birthplace of the Alaouita Dynasty. We leave our 4WD’s here and transfer by road to Erfoud – perched on a unique setting between the Atlas Mountains to the north and the Sahara desert to the south, Erfoud remains the region’s administrative capital. We’ll then drive on to Zagora and overnight.
OVERNIGHT
Zagora Hotel
MEALS
Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 7 Drive to Marrakech via Ouarzazate
This morning we turn back in the direction of Ouarzazate and cross the commanding Draa Valley. Ouarzazate is a sparsely populated town bordered by palm groves. From here, we’ll make the short trip to Tamegroute which remains an integral site for Sufi Muslims. This afternoon you may recognise the views as we cross the Tizi N’tichka col once more, travelling through traditional Berber villages back to Marrakech.
OVERNIGHT
Marrakech Hotel
MEALS
Breakfast & Dinner

DAY 8 Marrakech. Free Day (various day trip options)
Today is left free for you to have the chance to explore Marrakech at leisure or grab those all important souvenirs. We also offer various day trips, tour extensions or even an unforgettable hot air balloon flight over the unique landscape.
OVERNIGHT
Marrakech Hotel
MEALS
Breakfast & Dinner
EXTRAS
Marrakech Quad-biking, Imlil day trip

DAY 9 Marrakech. Departure transfer to the airport
Departure day. Depending on what time your flight leaves we may be able to arrange further activities before you leave Marrakech. Free time until we transfer you to the airport.
OVERNIGHT
None
MEALS
Breakfast
EXTRAS
Extra night - post-tour
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