Southern Morocco & Kasbahs (7n/8d)

The Atlas Mountains help provide Morocco with its climate, and have been renowned as a hunting preserve for centuries

The Atlas Mountains help provide Morocco with its climate, and have been renowned as a hunting preserve for centuries

Day 01: Marrakech
Welcome at Menara airport. Transfer to hotel, check in, dinner and overnight.

Day 02: Marrakech / Ouarzazate / Zagora
Departure to Ouarzazate via the mountains of the high Atlas and the Tizin’Tichka pass with 2260m of altitude. Optional lunch in Ouarzazate then continuation to Zagora via the mountains of the Anti-Atlas, Daraa Valley with its magnificent palm trees and Kasbahs. Arrival, dinner and overnight.

Day 03: Zagora / Erfoud
Breakfast then excursion to Tamgroute, an important Zaouia (Coranic School) with its famous library which shelters books dated back to the 12th century. Visit of the sand dunes of Tinfou. Departure to Erfoud via the roads of Tansikht and Nkob with a splendid view of the pre-saharian desert highlighted with berber villages and Saghro mountains. Stop for lunch at Tezzarine, a small berber village. Afternoon, continuation to Erfoud via the villages of Alnif and Rissani the burning place of the Alaouite Dynasty. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel.

Day 04: Erfoud / Tinghir
Early morning, an optional jeep excursion to see the sunrise over the sands-dunes of Merzouga. Back to the hotel for breakfast and continuation to Tinghir via the Tinjdad road. Visit of the magnificent  Todgha canyons. Optional lunch at a restaurant situated at the feet of  the canyons and departure to the Dades canyons for a visit return to Tinghir. Dinner and accommodation.

Day 05: Tinghir/ Ouarzazate
Departure to Ouarzazate via the road of the thousand kasbahs and the Dades valley famous for its roses and the yearly Moussem (rose festival). Arrival, city tour of Ouarzazate  then the Kasbah of Taourirt. Dinner and accommodation.

Day 06: Ouarzazate/Aït Benhaddou/ Marrakech
Visit of the Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou, the most spectacular fortress in the south of Morocco, which has served as decor for many films like “Laurence of Arabia”. Continue to Marrakech via the Tichka pass offering an impressive landscape in the heart of the Atlas mountain chain. Dinner and accommodation at hotel.

Day 07: Marrakech
The entire day will be devoted to the visit of Marrakech, the second oldest Imperial city, known as the pearl of the South. The historical sightseeing includes the Menara garden, the Saadian tombs, the Bahia Palace, Dar Si Said Museum and the Koutoubia Mosque. Afternoon, visit of the souks and handicraft quarters and the famous place Djemâa El Fna with its non stop entertainment. Dinner at hotel or at Chez Ali restaurant with fantasia show. Overnight at hotel.

Day 08: Marrakech / Departure  
Transfer to Marrakech international airport with assistance for departure formalities

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