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Desert & Kasbahs

 

Summary:

Explore the desert regions of Morocco on this budget tour. Starting and ending in Marrakech and visiting the desert towns of Ouarzazate, Merzouga and Ait Benhaddou. We also include a special night camping in the desert dunes

Duration
8 Days
Cities
6
Next Departure
22-May-2021
Starting at
USD 1,720.00
Price per day
USD 215.00

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Encounters Travel
Tour
Desert & Kasbahs
Group Size
1 - 45
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Summary

Explore the desert regions of Morocco on this budget tour. Starting and ending in Marrakech and visiting the desert towns of Ouarzazate, Merzouga and Ait Benhaddou. We also include a special night camping in the desert dunes

Short Itinerary

Day 1.
Exploring Marrakech
Day 2.
Dades Via Skoura
Day 3.
Todra Gorge, Tinghir And Merzouga
Day 4.
Zagora Via The Amazigh Villages Of Alnif & Tazarine
Day 5.
Agdez And Ouarzazate
Day 6.
Return To Marrakech Via Ait Benhaddou
Day 7.
Your Moroccan Adventure Is Coming To An End

Visited cities (6): Ait Benhaddou, Erfoud, Marrakesh, Merzouga, Ouarzazate, Taourirt

 

Details

This eight-day small-group Morocco tour is a great way to explore this beautiful country for the very first time, taking in its bustling medinas, its beautiful desert regions and enjoying the local Moroccan cuisine.
The Desert and Kasbahs tour begins and ends in the busy city of Marrakech but focuses on the stunning mountains and desert scenery of Morocco. After leaving Marrakech, we cross the Atlas Mountains through the Tizi n Tichka Pass before descending through the hills to the desert plains around Ouarzazate. Then we're going back to the hills to Skoura Oasis, the Valley of the Roses and the Dades Canyon.
The tour then heads out to the edge of the Sahara Desert at Merzouga, where you can take an optional sunrise camel ride amongst the spectacular sand dunes. You can also spend the night in a comfortable Berber camp next to the dunes.
A further drive through the shifting desert landscape past the tiny villages of Amazigh takes us to the remote town of Zagora, home to Morocco 's largest palm valley. Our tour of the area includes Tamegroute with its pottery and the famous library that hosts some significant ancient Koranic scripts. We'll then drive through the Draa Valley to Ouarzazate, home to the Atlas studios, where many international film productions have taken advantage of the thrilling scenery. Here we'll visit the Ksar of Ait Ben Haddou-a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then we'll head back across the Atlas Mountains to visit Marrakech for the last time.
Accommodation is in mid-range boutique style hotels, kasbahs and riads, along with the desert camp alternative.

Remarks

Included in Price

  • All accommodation as stated in the itinerary
  • All transport and transfers
  • 24-hour airport arrival & departure transfer service
  • English speaking guides for sightseeing visits
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Entrances fees to monuments as stated
  • Travel Package

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    This is an Organised Group Tour: the itinerary has been predefined by the tour operator. The tour destinations, duration, accommodations, departure dates and the price are fix. You can join, enjoy and meet other people.

     

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