Ouarzazate originally was a small trader town enroute to Europe and northern cities in Morocco and was a garrison town ...
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Arrival in Marrakech airport where you will be met by the On the Go guide and transferred to your hotel or Riad in the centre of town. Meet your guide for a tour briefing and then spend the rest of the day at leisure. Explore the vibrant Djemaa el-Fna square in the evening with the snake charmers, story tellers , food stalls and souks all in full swing. (Overnigth Riad Ain Marrakech)
This morning enjoy a guided tour of Marrakech, taking in all of the highlights of the Medina (old city centre) - the Koutoubia Mosque, palaces, souks and the old mellah (Jewish quartier). In the afternoon perhaps a visit to the peaceful Jardins de Majorelle to relax. Overnigth Riad Ain Marrakech)
It is an early start today. From the flat plain of Haouz, the route climbs southwards and up to the passes of the High Atlas mountains, along twisty roads with marvellous views. We visit Ait Ben Haddou, an ancient fortified city, with beautiful examples of Kasbahs, some of which remain inhabited today. It has been the setting for many films including Gladiator.
he journey continues along the valley of the Roses and the Skoura oasis, passing Amerdhil Kasbah. We stop in Gorge du Dades before heading towards the Sarhro mountains and the first signs of the Sahara. We see Khettara, the ancient wells dug by the nomads to find water, now dry. Finally we reach Merzouga at the foot of the great sand dune Erg Chebbi.
Enjoy a relaxing day at leisure. Perhaps climb up Erg Chebbi before dawn to see the sunrise over the dunes, or a lie in and take a camel trek across the rolling sand dunes, in the afternoon.
We head north from the desert and into the High Atlas past the Gorge du Ziz. Past Midelt, the route crosses a grassy plain where Nomads of the tribe Ait Atta Tafoukht can be seen pitching their tents. We carry on over the Middle Atlas and through the Cedar forests that cloak the hills. We descend into Ifrane (a swiss style town & ski resort) and carry onto Fes.
Fes is the oldest and largest medieval city in the world and a bustling hive of activity. This morning take a guided tour around the incredible, old medina - a heady mix of aromas, sounds and sights from the tanneries, spice tubs, pottery and donkeys! Enjoy free time in the afternoon to explore independently. (Overnight Riad dar fes or similar)
Today we leave Fes to see the ruins of the Roman city of Volubilis, past the fields of lentils and chickpeas, into the hills around this well preserved city where its possible to explore the mosaics and forum. After lunch you pass Moulay Idriss and set off for Rabat. Spend the night in the Capital of Morocco. (Overnight Riad dar fes or similar)
You will have free time in the morning to explore Rabat before heading back past Casablanca to Marrakech. Arriving into Marrakech early evening there will be time for you to do some last minute souvenir shopping! (Overnigth Riad Ain Marrakech)
We will transfer you to Agadir and check into the Founty beach hotel or similar.
For your next days ahead sit back and relax, explore at leisure.
We bid you farewell today with a transfer to the airport in Agadir in time for your flight home.