Marrakesh, a former imperial city in western Morocco, is a major economic center and home to mosques, palaces and gardens. The medina is a densely packed, walled medieval city dating to the Berber Empire with mazelike alleys where thriving souks (marketplaces) sell traditional textiles, pottery and jewelry. Food vendors line Djemaa el-Fna, a broad square where storytellers and musicians perform.
Weather: 16°C, Wind E at 3 km/h, 42% Humidity
Local time: Saturday 11:21 PM
Population: 928,850 (2014)
Founders: Abu Bakr ibn Umar
Number of airports: 1
Today can be devoted to sightseeing in Marrakech, the imperial city of the South. You will visit the Koutoubia Mosque and admire its tower, the Majorelle Garden. You will have a break for lunch. In the afternoon, you will have time to explore the fascinating Souks and the narrow alleys around the Djemâa El-Fna Square. In the evening, you will be enchanted with snake charmers, singers, acrobats, dancers, narrators and story-tellers – moving from one group to another .Enjoy your dinner and spend the night in a hotel or Riad.
Today you will leave Marrakech early morning and drive through the spectacular Tizi-n-Tichka Pass (2260m). Stopping along the way for photos and enjoying the panoramic views of High Atlas Mountains along with Berber villages located alongside the road. You will have a break for lunch in Ouarzazate. Afterwards you will visit the isolated Kasbah of Tamenougalt then drive along Draa valley to reach Zagora where you will spend the night.
After breakfast at the hotel, you will have an excursion to Tamegroute, a village in the south of Morocco. You will visit the ancient Quranic library in addition to the manufacture of pottery. Later on we will drive toward N’kob then Tazzarine. You will have a break for lunch then continue to Alnif “home of trilobites” , Rissani and Merzouga.Near your hotel situated on the foots of the orange dunes of Erg Chebbi. You will experience a Camel ride to reach the desert camp in the middle of dunes where you will spend the night, enjoy your evening, dine under the stars and sleep in Berber Nomad tent.
Today you will travel to Boumalne Du Dades via Erfoud,Tinejdad and Tineghir. When we arrive to Erfoud, you may want to visit the marble fossils industry before we drive to Tinejdad then Tineghir where you will enjoy an optional lunch.
After breakfast, you will start your journey with a short exploration of Dades gorges and see its rock formations “human bodies, fingers of monkeys”. Later on we will cross Boutghrar trail that leads to El-Kelaâ M’Gouna. Finally you will arrive to Ouarzazate, you will admire the view of Taourirt Kasbah that was built by the Glaoui dynasty. Dinner and spend the night at the Hotel or Riad.
This morning after breakfast you may visit the Atlas films Studios before we head to the village of Aït Benhaddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site where you will visit the exotic Kasbah named after it. This Kasbah is situated on a hill along the fertile Ounila River; it becomes famous due to its role in hosting numerous films such as: The Man Who Would Be King, Jewel of the Nile, Jesus of Nazareth, The Message, Lawrence of Arabia, The Mummy, and Gladiator. Later on, continuing our off roads drive to Telouet. Enjoy your Dinner and spend the night in hotel.