Morocco is a beautiful African country located on the north western atlantic coast of Africa. The beautiful Atlas mountains in the interior of the country, large areas of desert in the south eastern part of the country and an extensive coastline on the Atlantic and Mediterranean Sea. Some of the best times to visit Morocco happen to be in the fall, winter and spring. The desert and mountains change so much during these times, along with the landscapes and cityscapes. We’ll see the beauty of the Atlas Mountains, the UNESCO World Heritage city Marrakech, cooking classes, medina tours, spa time, and of course, visiting the desert.
This experience is available during these months: September 15, 2019 - May 15, 2020, please send me a message for specific dates or custom itinerary.
Day 1 - Arrivals in Marrakech.
Day 2 - After breakfast enjoy a full day tour of the Marrakech medina, including Bahia Palace, the secret garden and the Saadian tombs. Stop for lunch then continue with a tour of the old souks.
Day 3 - Pick up at Riad in Marrakech after breakfast to experience cooking in the Atlas Mountains. Food is an integral part of any culture and it’s one of the best ways to get to know a country, it’s people and its culture. Join us as we explore the fundamentals of Amazigh cuisine through this exclusive day of cooking in the Atlas Mountains. Tagine, Zalouk and traditional bread making. Spend a relaxing day learning how to properly prepare and cook the vegetables, meat and spices of each dish in a beautiful setting overlooking a gorgeous valley in view of Toubkal, the highest peak in North Africa.
Day 4 - Pick up at Riad in Marrakech after breakfast to visit the beautiful Dades Valley. Crossing the High Atlas Mountains through Tichka pass we will leave the main road and take the side road to the Telouet Kasbah which once belonged to the lords of the Atlas. Once owned by the Glaoui family but now stands in ruins after the last Pasha fled the country following the departure of the French. We will continue to Dades Gorge and the Valley of Roses before we reach Dades Gorge and our home the night.
Day 5 - After breakfast we’ll travel to Zagora, a gateway city to the sahara. We’ll spend the night in a beautiful riad and have dinner. We’ll visit some of ancient shops and markets in this beautiful little town.
Day 6 - After breakfast, we’ll continue our desert adventure in Erg Chegaga. Erg Chegaga is one of two major deserts in Morocco. The dunes are located in the Drâa-Tafilalet area about 50 km west of the rural town of M'Hamid El Ghizlane, itself located about 98 km south of the town of Zagora. We’ll spend the night in a traditional luxury camp.
Day 7 - Wake up to the desert sunrise over the dunes before enjoying breakfast. We’ll continue our trip, exploring Chegaga, visiting the nomad families and the surrounding area. Spend the night a traditional luxury camp and enjoy dinner.
Day 8 - After breakfast we’ll head to Ait Ben Haddou, where we’ll spend the night sleep. This ancient ksar (group of fortified Kasbahs) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and jewel at the gateway to the sahara. We’ll get a private tour of the site and explanation of the history of this fascinating city, which is still inhabited by a four families. After lunch at a nearby restaurant, we'll make our way to our riad for the night.
Day 9- After breakfast we’ll make our way to back to Marrakech.
Day 10 - Enjoy a free day in Marrakech. Hammam, shopping, lunch, museums, etc. **Optional hot air balloon ride over Marrakech.**
Day 11 - Depart for home
Price: $2195 double occupancy
2 Airport transfers
3 meals per day (except travel day to/from Marrakech from home country.)
4 and 5 star accommodation while on the tour
Private transportation while on the tour
Private guided tours
Time for shopping
Entry into historic sites, museums and gardens
Fun, incredible experiences and lots of bonding time!
What's not included:
Activities or food on free days
Transfers/transportation for activities on free days
A non-refundable deposit of $500 is required to reserve your space. The remaining balance can be divided into 2 equal payments, with final payment due 2 months before the trip date.
Your deposit and subsequent payments are a commitment and each payment becomes non-refundable at the time it is received. If you cancel prior to 2 months before the start of the trip and your reserved spot can be transferred to another person, we will refund any previous payments less the $500 deposit. No refunds or transfers will be available after your final payment.
*By registering for this trip with your deposit, you agree to the above Cancellation Policy and to purchase your own trip insurance.
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