7 Days 6 Night
You will be met on arrival at Casablanca airport and transferred to your Marrakech hotel. After checking in, and dependent on your time of arrival, you have the rest of the day free in this fascinating city.
After breakfast you will be met by your guide for a half day city tour of the Red City, visiting the 16th century Saadian tombs, the Bahia Palace and external views of the Koutoubia Mosque. After a light lunch you will set off over the Tizi n Tichka mountain pass, with several photo stops to arrive in the old Foreign Legion Town of Ouarzazate for dinner and overnight in your hotel.
Leaving Ouarzazate on a scenic drive eastwards you journey on past the palmeraie of Skoura where you will glimpse the Kasbahs of Skoura and Amerhidl, before arriving at Qlaat M’Gouna where thousands of small pink roses are grown to make the famous Rose Water ‘Eau de Rose’ so beloved of the Berbers. After a photo stop in Boumalne you continue to enter the small town of Tineghir, located at the mouth of the fabulous Todra Gorges and overlooked by a Glaoui Kasbah. You then travel along a pleasant route for about 15km until you reach the deepest, narrowest and most spectacular part of these Gorges. Leaving your vehicle, you stroll along the gorges, taking a light lunch in a restaurant tucked up tightly against the sheer rock face. You then rejoin the vehicle to continue on your route to the Sahara. On arrival in Erfoud check in at your hotel for dinner and overnight.
A free morning today to relax by the pool after the long journey the day before. After lunch at the hotel you will have chance to visit the Fossil factories in Erfoud and the village of Rissani before checking in to your Merzouga hotel for dinner an overnight. From here you can stroll out into the dunes of Erg Chebbi, or hire a dromedary to enjoy the sunset or sunrise in the dunes. (Supplement payable on the spot).
After breakfast, head back to Ouarzazate via the southern route through the valley between the Jbels Saghro, with a stop for lunch in Alnif. Continue via N’Kob and Agdz with many photo stops as you travel through ever-changing landscapes to reach Ouarzazate for dinner and overnight stay.
Before leaving Ouarzazate you have the chance to visit the Kasbah of Taourirt, and the Film studios (filming permitting) before heading north over the Atlas Mountains with a visit to the spectacular Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou- the backdrop for many feature films- and lunch en route. You will arrive in Marrakech around 5pm and check in to your hotel for dinner and overnight.
After breakfast and in accordance with your flight schedule you shall leave for Casablanca airport and your return flight - or stay on with us in Morocco to explore more of our wonderful country.
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