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Kasbahs, Oases & Deserts

Duration
8 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,625

Travel back in time and experience the unique Moroccan way of life in the oases and fortified Kasbahs that dot the dramatic landscapes of vast desert, gorges and the Atlas Mountains.


Be invigorated by exotic Marrakech before embarking on this 8 day round trip off the tourist trail in exciting Morocco.

Weave through the High Atlas mountains to the rose festival city of El Kella M’Gouna, and the spectacular valley of Dadess. At Tinghir, roam the markets, sampling the many fruits available from this large oasis in the desert. To the north, the view of 300m high Toudra Gorges will astonish you. You’ll even have the chance to take an optional sunset camel ride.

The colours of the desert come alive at Merzouga, where the spectacular Saharan dunes – particularly Erg Chebbi, which rises 150 metres above the desert – are a photographer’s haven. Stop in at fascinating Berber villages on your way to Tamgroute library, home to 12th century Coranic scripts. Go on to see a different side of Morocco at Ouarzazate, centre of the country’s film industry. Tour the many Kasbahs here, along with Ait Ben Haddou. A film star in its own right, this fortified village has appeared in Lawrence of ArabiaGladiatorThe Living Daylights and Alexander.

Your journey ends with a full day tour of Marrakesh. This is Morocco at its most romantic. A visit to Jemaa El Fna Square offers a stunning array of food and performers, including musicians, snake charmers and fortune tellers. You’ll also visit the 12th century Koutoubia Mosque, the Bahia Palace and the Menara Gardens.


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Duration
8 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,625

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Day 1

Arrive in Marrakech

On arrival you will be met by Goway’s local representative and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Meal Plan Dinner
Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Kech Boutique Hotel and Spa

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    Kech Boutique Hotel and Spa



    The Kech Boutique Hotel and Spa brings together all the necessary elements for a memorable stay in one of the most remarkable cities in the world. Be prepared for the authenticity and beauty that come together in this place full of magic to give you ...

    The Kech Boutique Hotel and Spa brings together all the necessary elements for a memorable stay in one of the most remarkable cities in the world. Be prepared for the authenticity and beauty that come together in this place full of magic to give you the opportunity to discover the beauty and the endless charm of the red city. The Kech offers majestically spacious rooms and suites with comfortable contemporary character and a sleek design promising you a magical night's sleep.

    Facilities

    • Bar
    • Complimentary WI-FI
    • Lounge
    • Room Service
    • Sun Terrace
    • Swimming Pool
    • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
    • Wellness Center

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Day 2

Marrakech

Today you will have a full-day tour with a local guide. Marrakech is always a highlight with its colourful souks and rich history. Visit the vast square of Djemaa El Fna, where it's carnival night every night. Stroll between snail vendors, soothsayers, acrobats and conjurers, musicians and slapstick acting troupes to discover the old city's frenetic pulse. You will visit the Bahia Palace and the Dar Si Said, a riot of tile work and intricate floral painted-wood ceilings, the Saadian, the Ben Youssef Medersa and the Koutoubia minaret. The old Jewish district of the mellah, where you’ll visit the Lazama Synagogue and the Miaara Jewish cemetery, gives you a greater understanding of Marrakesh's cosmopolitan past. Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Day 3

Marrakech to Ouarzazate to Dades

After breakfast, transfer to Ouarzazate along the magnificent Tizi n’Tichka pass through the High Atlas Mountains. Make a brief stop in the village of Skoura before taking the route of 1001 Kasbahs to Kelaat M’Gouna. This village is famous for its abundant roses and you can find many rose-infused products here. Continue to the village of Dades for dinner and overnight.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Hotel Dades Xaluca DO NOT USE

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    Hotel Dades Xaluca DO NOT USE



    At an altitude of 1612m, surrounded by majestic mountains at the very spine of the Atlas range, whose impressive ravines sketch out to the winds in the sky, The Xaluca Dades Hotel enjoys a panoramic view of the Dades Valley, sprinkled with friendly Berber villages ...

    At an altitude of 1612m, surrounded by majestic mountains at the very spine of the Atlas range, whose impressive ravines sketch out to the winds in the sky, The Xaluca Dades Hotel enjoys a panoramic view of the Dades Valley, sprinkled with friendly Berber villages and snowy peaks. The hotel offers 110 beautifully designed, welcoming rooms, decorated with materials from different African countries. It is a true paradise in the middle of the mountains.

    Facilities

    • Outdoor Jacuzzi
    • Outdoor Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Shop
    • Spa

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Day 4

Dades to Tinghir to Merzouga

After breakfast, enjoy the dramatic landscape at the famous Dades Gorges then continue to Tinghir, a gorgeous 40km oasis, which boasts one of the largest palm groves in the country. Enjoy a beautiful walk through the valley and the Todra Gorge, a 300m wall, carved deep into the High Atlas Mountains. Continue onto Merzouga for dinner and overnight, making stops enroute in Erfoud, and Rissani.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Duration1 Night
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Madu Camp

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    Madu Camp



    The bivouac has 8 typical Berber tents all with en-suite bathroom with hot water, a separate tent which is the restaurant and a lovely corner covered with Moroccan carpets where you can relax and admire the milky way...

    The bivouac has 8 typical Berber tents all with en-suite bathroom with hot water, a separate tent which is the restaurant and a lovely corner covered with Moroccan carpets where you can relax and admire the milky way...

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Day 5

Merzouga to Alnif to Tazarine to Zagora

This morning enjoy an optional sunrise camel ride along the golden sand dunes in Merzouga. (own account). Return to your Riad for breakfast before transferring to Zagora via the Amazigh villages of Alnif and Tazarine. Stop by Tamegroute to visit the village’s famous library, which houses ancient Koranic scripts dating back to the 12th century. Dinner and overnight in Zagora which is famous for its large date palm plantations.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Riad Lamane

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Day 6

Zagora to Agdez to Ouarzazate

After breakfast, enjoy a tour of Zagora and some of the oldest villages in Morocco. Visit the pottery section of Tamegroute then transfer to Ouarzazate along the Draa valley. There is an optional lunch stop at Agdez. Your journey continues to Ouarzazate for dinner and overnight.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Dar Chamaa

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    Dar Chamaa



    Dar Chamaa is situated in the Ouarzazate Palm Grove with views of the Atlas Mountains. It has an outdoor swimming pool with a terrace area that is surrounded by sun loungers and palm trees. The hotel is 15 minutes from Ouarzazate Airport and 3 km ...

    Dar Chamaa is situated in the Ouarzazate Palm Grove with views of the Atlas Mountains. It has an outdoor swimming pool with a terrace area that is surrounded by sun loungers and palm trees. The hotel is 15 minutes from Ouarzazate Airport and 3 km to the city center. For guests arriving by car, free private parking is available on site.

    Facilities

    • Bar
    • Conference Facilities
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Parking
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant
    • Swimming Pool

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Day 7

Ouarzazate to Ait Ben Haddou to Marrakech

After breakfast, enjoy a city tour of Ouarzazate, including the Taourirt and Tifoultout Kasbahs, which are considered to be among the most beautiful Kasbahs in Morocco. Then, cross the High Atlas Mountains via the Tiz n’Tichka pass to Marrakech for dinner and overnight.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Kech Boutique Hotel and Spa

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    Kech Boutique Hotel and Spa



    The Kech Boutique Hotel and Spa brings together all the necessary elements for a memorable stay in one of the most remarkable cities in the world. Be prepared for the authenticity and beauty that come together in this place full of magic to give you ...

    The Kech Boutique Hotel and Spa brings together all the necessary elements for a memorable stay in one of the most remarkable cities in the world. Be prepared for the authenticity and beauty that come together in this place full of magic to give you the opportunity to discover the beauty and the endless charm of the red city. The Kech offers majestically spacious rooms and suites with comfortable contemporary character and a sleek design promising you a magical night's sleep.

    Facilities

    • Bar
    • Complimentary WI-FI
    • Lounge
    • Room Service
    • Sun Terrace
    • Swimming Pool
    • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
    • Wellness Center

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Day 8

Depart Marrakech

After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

Meal Plan Breakfast

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DEPARTURES:

2018: Jul 11, 25; Aug 8, 22; Sep 5, 26; Oct 24; Nov 28; Dec 5, 19
2019: Daily

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 7 nights' accommodation
  • Meals as indicated
  • Transportation by vehicle with an English speaking driver/guide
  • Entrance fees to monuments
  • Porterage at the airport and hotels
  • All local taxes.

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare and airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not specifically indicated
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities

OTHER INFORMATION:

The choice of hotels used on this itinerary are Riads which are traditional homes that have been transformed into boutique style hotels or hotels that have been built in the traditional style.

We highly recommend upgrading to add a National guide to your trip, this enhances your experience with the information provided throughout the journey of this wonderful country. Traditionally, your English speaking driver is not a qualified guide and can give you minimal general information, however local guides are included in Marrakech.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please enquire.

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11 Feb 2019
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