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9 Days 8 Nights Morocco Desert Glamping

Highlights

  • Excursion by Four-wheel drive at Merzouga with Pic-nic
  • Experience the camel ride into the edge of Sahara Desert
  • Visits to Mosque Hassan II, Bahia Palace, Bou Inania Madrassa and Attarrine Medrassa

Description

Included

Accommodation & Meal basis

  • Accommodation at the selected properties or similar on Bed and breakfast Basis
  • Half board at Ouarzazate and Merzouga 

Transfers & Guided tour

  • VIP Fast Track On arrival
  • All transfers as per itinerary
  • English speaking local guide  during the visits as per itinerary
  • English speaking guide at disposal during the visits 
  • All tours & excursions as per itinerary

Activities:

  • Welcome dinner in Casalanca
  • Lunch at Les Celliers de Meknès with wine tasting experience
  • Cooking class with Local Family (Dinner included at FES)
  • Excursion by Four-wheel drive at Merzouga with Pic-nic
  • Camel ride
  • Dinner at a Local restaurant in Marrakech
  • Lunch at LMida Roof Top restaurant

Entrances :

  • Mosque Hassan II
  • Bahia Palace
  • Bou Inania Madrassa and Attarrine Medrassa

Others

  • Small bottle of water per Day
  • Our full assistance

Included

  • Flights
  • Tips

Itinerary

Day 1: Hyatt Regency Casablanca, Casablanca

Casablanca
Casablanca lies on the Atlantic coast, in central-western Morocco. Fondly known by locals simply as ‘Casa', the capital is the industrial, economic and cultural heart of this remarkable country, as well as its most cosmopolitan, liberal, and progressive city. While most visitors overlook Casablanca in favour of Morocco’s more popular and exotic tourist areas, this sprawling metropolis has plenty to offer the discerning traveller and has many hidden historical and cultural gems just waiting to be discovered. The city is famous for its spectacular Art Deco and Moorish Revival architecture, constructed during the Colonial Period. Explore the Old Medina, a tiny, ancient, walled village; visit the impressive King Hassan II Mosque; discover the ornate rooms, masterfully tiled floors, and intricately carved wooden ceilings of the Hispanic-Moorish Mahkama du Pacha; or simply watch the world go by at one of the many ocean-view cafes along the waterfront boulevard.

 

Day Itinerary
Welcome to Morocco! Your adventure begins at Casablanca International Airport (CMN), where you will be met by an airport representative and whisked through customs with Fast Track Service. You will then be transferred to your stylish accommodation with time to recharge before meeting the group to celebrate your first evening together.

 

Basis: Bed and Breakfast

Included:

  • VIP fast track service
  • Dinner

Day 2: Riad Fes, Fes

Fes
Morocco’s second-largest city and the country’s former capital, Fes (Fez) is an exotic mix of Arabic architecture, ancient alleyways calls to prayer and colourful markets; all mixed in with a good dose of modern culture. Home to the venerated Karaouine Mosque, which dates back to 859 AD and incorporates an Islamic university, and to the country’s most hallowed shrine, the Zaouia Moulay Idriss II; Fes is regarded as the spiritual seat of Morocco. Music lovers should try to synchronize their trips with the annual Festival of Sacred Music, one of the highlights of the city’s cultural calendar showcasing diverse performances of spiritual and religious music; while those with a penchant for shopping can browse the mesmerizing colorful markets selling an exquisite array of silver, leather and other handicrafts up for grabs.

 

Day Itinerary
Start your Casablanca  city tour,   will be visiting  the Hassan II Mosque *. Inaugurated in 1993 after 7 years of construction work by dozens of Moroccan architects and thousands of workers from all over the kingdom, this mosque has the tallest minaret on the entire planet and is the third largest mosque in the world, the huge building is part land and part in the sea, and in one area you can see the water through a glass floor. He is one of the only religious. Sites open to non-Muslims. 

Drive to Meknes ( 03h.hdrive),  on arrival  you will have a stop by the acclaimed Les Celliers de Meknès, one of Morocco’s best-known wineries.

After lunch, visit Moulay Ismail Mausoleum, Meri did School, Bab Mansour Gate, and Tea Freetime in Square Lahdim.

Departure to Fez (01 h drive) , transfer to hotel.   

The balance of the day at leisure. Overnight at Riad Fes.

 

Basis: Bed and Breakfast

Included: 

  • Breakfast and Lunch

Day 3: Riad Fes, Fes

Day Itinerary
After breakfast,   start your visit to Fes City , all the day is devoted to the sightseeing of Fez; the most ancient cultural and spiritual city of Morocco.  
Step back six centuries into the medieval world of Fes, whose cobbled streets are filled with ancient mosques, towering green-glazed minarets and crumbling fondouks. Narrow doorways peer into private worlds, revealing peaceful courtyards covered with carved cedar, brilliantly colored mosaic tiles and delicately carved stucco ornaments. In Fes, veiled women hurry through the winding streets, donkeys take their time, laden with their wares, and proud artisans craft objects much as their forefathers did centuries ago...


Visit the Bouanania Medrasa*  and Attarine Medrassa*


Visit the Chouara Tannery (sometimes spelled Chouwara) is one of the three tanneries in the city of Fez, Morocco. It
is the largest tannery in the city and one of the oldest. It is located in Fes el Bali, the oldest medina quarter of the city.

Lunch at a local restaurant in the hart of the old city (Own Expenses)


Afternoon, continuation of the visit of the souks and Fez Jdid.


Then, you will enjoy a unique moment in the home of a family. You will savor food in a different way, discovering new techniques and flavors. We will prepare your dishes ... you will discover Moroccan cuisine and learn to make your own traditional Moroccan dishes. and explore its secrets. The family will share with you their experience and make sure that you will be able to come back home During the class, you will have all the support to make sure that you are learning in the right way... After the creative work, enjoy a meal together.


Accommodation at Riad Fes.

 

Basis: Bed and Breakfast

Included:

  • Breakfast
  • Cooking class with locals (Dinner included)

Day 4: Imperial Glory Lodges, Erg Chebbi Desert

Erg Chebbi Desert
Situated in the vast desert region of Saharan Morocco, dividing Morocco and Algeria, Erg Chebbi is one of two Moroccan ‘ergs’, which are a sea of dunes. What it lacks in size - compared to the deserts of Algeria, Libya and Namibia - it makes up for in its extraordinarily scenic golden landscape, which changes colours dramatically at sunset. The dunes of Erg Chebbi span over 30 kilometres and rise up to 160 metres. From Merzouga, the tourist centre, take a camel trip into the wild; enjoy quad biking; or stay overnight in a desert oasis called a Moroccan bivouac.

Day Itinerary
This morning will be an early one,  After breakfast,  departure to the desert. You’ll pass through a scenic forest of cedars and across the Middle Atlas Mountain range to the mineral mining city of Midelt, where a stop for lunch is scheduled (Own Expenses). 


Arrive later on to this vast desert, With a backdrop of the orange-coloured Erg Chebbi sand dunes, the charming Saharan village of Merzouga feels wonderfully isolated, like the modern world has left it behind. The Erg Chebbi dunes are the most stunning in the country and an essential part of any visit to Morocco. An erg is a vast sea of shifting wind-swept sand that's formed into picturesque, undulating crests and valleys. You will ride camels / or a 4*4 into the edge of the Sahara Desert, enjoying a spectacular sunset along the way.


The dunes are stunning, especially as the evening light plays across them and sets off the colours. Tonight, you will camp out in traditional style, with the chance to try some fantastic local cuisine while you sit around an open fire and listen to beats of tribal songs by campfire.


Overnight: Imperial Glory Lodges

Basis: Half Board - Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

Included: 

  • Breakfast  and Dinner
  • Camel Ride
  • Transfer by Four-wheel drive

Day 5: Imperial Glory Lodges, Erg Chebbi Desert

Day Itinerary
Experience the serenity and silence of the desert today with a camel ride into the Sahara, meandering across the red dunes of Erg Chebbi, an incredible stretch of golden sands.


Afterwards, take a 4WD safari adventure across the sands before savouring a picnic in this desert oasis. This evening,
enjoy stargazing and the tranquility of the Sahara Desert with an included dinner.

 

Basis: Half Board - Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

Included: 

  • Breakfast
  • Picnic
  • Dinner

Day 6: Riad Ksar Ighnda, Ait Ben Haddou

Ait Ben Haddou
Set along the former caravan route between Marrakech and the Sahara, Ait Benhaddou is a popular tourist destination in the Ouarzazate province. This ancient Moroccan village is a traditional mud-brick city edging the High Atlas Mountains. It has featured in many Hollywood movies, including Lawrence of Arabia, Jesus of Nazareth, Jewel of the Nile, and Gladiator. Thanks to the Hollywood touch-ups through the years, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is well preserved. It is a ‘ksar’ which means fortified village and served as a convenient stopover for hundreds of caravans of camels following the renowned trans-Saharan trade route. Travellers can wander the ancient alleyways, view the traditional architecture, and visit the Granary perched at the top of the hill. Don’t miss the opportunity to explore the Mausoleum of Ben-Haddon at the foot of the hill on the opposite side of town, and soak up the breathtaking views.

Day Itinerary
This morning will be an early one, you will rise up and hike up the dune in order to enjoy what may just be the best sunrise of your life. then enjoy the breakfast. 
 

Driving towards Tinghir and Todra Gorges. The alluring beauty of the lush palm grove along the valley are known for breathtaking views. 


After lunch, departure to Ouarzazate. via Kalaat Magouna  situated in the southern part of the country, near the High Atlas Mountains. The town is known for its annual Rose Festival, which celebrates the local rose harvest and production of rose products, such as rose water, rose oil, and other fragrant products.


Once arrived to Ouarzazate  you will have the option to  visit the Atlas Film studio (Not included)  that is the world's
largest film studio Measured by acreage. Most of the property lies in the nearby desert and mountains. Many popular Films and TV series that have used the services of the studio including The Mommy, Prison Break, The Vikings, etc…  

End of afternoon , transfer to the Hotel , Check-in dinner and overnight


Overnight: Riad Ksar Ighnda

Basis: Half Board - Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

Included: 

  • Breakfast and Dinner

Day 7: Hotel Les Jardins De La Koutoubia, Marrakesh

Marrakesh
Situated to the north of the foothills of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains and fringing the famed Sahara, the bustling UNESCO-listed city of Marrakesh is an enchanting travel destination. Marrakesh is also home to the largest traditional Berber market in Morocco and one of the busiest squares in the world, known as Djemaa el Fna. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit this square in the evening as it transforms into an enormous, open-air restaurant, and browse through exquisite carpets, spices and a myriad of other items. Art, design and architecture enthusiasts flock to the city to see its incredible artisan achievements, so beautifully expressed at the glorious Bahia Palace, Dar Si Said and Saadian Tombs, as well as at several museums. The other-worldly Jardin Majorelle is also unmissable.

Day Itinerary
Unearth the 16th-century Aït Benhaddou this morning, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed site perched on a hilltop and
almost unchanged since the 11th century. It has acted as the backdrop for iconic Hollywood movies and TV shows,
including Gladiator and Game of Thrones.


Afterwards, ascend through the High Atlas Mountains before arriving in Marrakech in the late afternoon. Settle into
your luxurious accommodation before embarking on a walking tour of the vibrant Djemaa el-Fna. Filled with snake charmers, acrobats, musicians and dizzyingly diverse Moroccan cuisine, this main square has been a hub of activity since its creation in the 11th century.


At night, enjoy a delicious Moroccan feast at a local restaurant in the hart of the old Medina.


Overnight: Hotel Les Jardins De La Koutoubia

Basis: Bed and Breakfast

Included: 

  • Breakfast and Dinner

Day 8: Hotel Les Jardins De La Koutoubia, Marrakesh

Day Itinerary
Accompanied by your guide, you will have a magnificent guided Visit of the Medina starting from  The Koutoubia mosque & its famous minaret that it’s considered the most iconic monument in Marrakech , from there you will visit The Bahia Palace that dates back to the Saadian dynasty more than 400 years ago and has been the home of some of Morocco and Marrakech’s most important political figures, discover its gardens and buildings, which are outstanding examples of Islamic art and architecture.


Time for Lunch  in a local restaurant.


By the afternoon Next you will back through the narrow streets of the Medina through souks and spice Markets, you might want to shop a few souvenirs once you arrive at the Rahba square.


Last dinner with Fantasia  and  belly dancing  show.

Overnight at Hotel Les Jardins De La Koutoubia


Basis: Bed and Breakfast

Included:

  • Breakfast and Lunch

Day 9: End of Itinerary

Day Itinerary
Breakfast at the hotel, transfer to Marrakech airport  according to your departure time. End of our services.

Basis: Bed and Breakfast

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