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Africa - Morocco

Sample package

MOROCCO- 10 days / 8 nights stay

DAY 1 : DEPARTURE

Departure flight


DAY 2 : CASABLANCA / MARRAKESH

Arrival at Mohamed V. Airport.

Meeting with the tour guide.

Departure for Marrakesh, arrival in time for lunch. Setting up at the hotel and free time.

At the end of the afternoon, orientation tour of the town.

Dinner and overnight at the hotel.


DAY 3 : MARRAKECH / OUARZAZATE

Breakfast.

After breakfast, tour of the south capital which gave its name to the country: the Koutoubia or “Librarian’s Mosque” built during the 12th century; the Saadian Tombs, splendid mausoleums from the 16th century containing the 12 columns room, an Hispanic and Moorish masterpiece; the Bahia palace, true labyrinth of hallways and staircases built in the last century with beautiful gardens; and finally the olive grove and large irrigation basin of the Menara gardens.

Lunch.

Departure for Ouarzazate through the High Atlas, going through the Tizin’Tichka pass (2260m). You will go by typical villages with their low houses and overlooking “fortified granaries”.

Installation at the hotel for dinner and overnight.


DAY 4 : OUARZAZATE / ZAGORA

Breakfast.

Departure for Zagora following the Draa Valley, almost uninterrupted 200 km oasis. You will see many ksars or fortified villages. Arrival in Zagora, last large town before the desert.

Lunch at the restaurant and excursion to Tamegroute, age-old religious center with a library hiding precious manuscripts of the Koran and ancient volumes of history and medicine. You will also be able to walk around in the potter’s district (green pottery). Excursion to the dunes of Tinfou. OPTION: Possibility of a dromedary ride in the palm grove.

Return towards Zagora.

Dinner and overnight at the hotel.


DAY 5 : ZAGORA / NEKOB / TAZZARINE / ALNIF / ERFOUD

Breakfast.

After breakfast, departure for Erfoud through unique desert landscapes, sprinkled with oasis. Lunch at the restaurant on the way.Continuation towards Erfoud. OPTION: Possibility of spending the night in a bivouac in the Erg Chebbi.

Dinner and overnight at the hotel.


DAY 6 : ERFOUD / TINEGHIR / OUARZAZATE

Breakfast.

Departure towards Tinerhir, along the Ziz Valley, surrounded by tamarisks and palm trees. Visit of the palm grove followed by an incursion inside the Todra gorges, to the end of the carriage way, along an impressively high and narrow canyon. Lunch.
Continuation for Ouarzazate running along the Dadès Valley, on the kasbahs road, and from oasis to oasis: El Kelaâ des Mgouna (the city of roses) and Skoura.

Installation at the hotel for dinner and night.
OPTION: Possibility of getting up early to go to the Merzouga dunes in order to watch the sunrise from the olive grove on the dunes. – This activity is only available for those staying at the hotel.


DAY 7 : OUARZAZATE / MARRAKECH

Breakfast.

Visit of the Taourirt Kasbah. It is one of the most beautiful of Morocco for its importance, its architecture and its decoration. From the terrace of the old Glaoui home, there is a remarkable view over the fortified village, the valley, the oasis and mountains.

Departure for Marrakesh.
Stop at the Aït Benhaddou, UNESCO World Heritage Site, which has been the subject of many important movie shootings. Stroll inside the Kasbah.

Lunch in front of the Kasbah.

Continuation towards Marrakesh. Arrival at the end of the afternoon.

Setting up at the hotel for dinner and overnight.


DAY 8 : MARRAKECH / ESSAOUIRA / MARRAKECH

Breakfast.

Departure for a seaside excursion in Essaouira, small fortified town.

Visit of the town: its fishing harbour, its medina, its ramparts, its cabinetmakers, its painters, etc. Lunch. Free time and return to Marrakesh.

Dinner and folk show in an ancient palace of the medina.

Overnight at the hotel.


DAY 9 : MARRAKECH / CASABLANCA

Breakfast.

Continuation of the Marrakesh visit with a tour of the ramparts, erected during the 12th century. Then on to the famous Djemaa El Fna Place, heart of the medina. A large market is held here all through the day. One can find numerous strange characters: storytellers, acrobats, snake charmers…From there, you will gain access to the souks, with its infinitely varied handcrafts.

Lunch, then departure for Casablanca.

Setting up at the hotel for dinner and overnight.


DAY 10 : RETURN

Breakfast.

After breakfast, transfer to the airport.
***If the time schedule allows it, orientation tour of the town : the United Nations place where the main administration buildings can be found ; the Mohamed V Boulevard, large commercial avenue; the Anfa quarter, elegant residential district; the ledge and the famous great Mosque of Hassan II (outside visit).

Return flight

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