Ait Bougamez Holidays

Sample Itinerary - REF MOROCCO 398

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Day 1: Marrakech

Arrival in Marrakech airport where you will be met by the On the Go guide and transferred to your centrally located hotel or Riad. You'll be given a tour briefing and then you're free to explore the vibrant Djemaa el-Fna square in the evening.

Day 2: Marrakech

This morning enjoy a guided city tour, taking in all the highlights of Marrakech including the Koutoubia mosque and the palace. Spend the afternoon at leisure, perhaps visit to the beautiful Jardins de Majorelle or wander around the souks.

Day 3: Marrakech

Today is a free day for you to relax by the pool or alternatively you can go into the town and wander the souks to see what little treats you can find, and try your best at bartering.

Day 4: Marrakech - Ait Bougamez

An early morning departure takes you off into the High Atlas. After short drive we turn off south and arrive at the glorious waterfall of the Cascades D‘Ouzoud for lunch. After taking some time to rest and enjoy the magnificent surrounding its time to hit the twisty mountain road past Azilal and reach the heart of the High Atlas – the valley of Ait Bougamez.

Day 5: Ait Bougamez

Today you can take a mule ride to the Dinosaur tracks at the head of the valley, the route winding through the fields of grain and the apple and almond orchards. After a picnic in the hills, return to the Kasbah via different route, stopping for a cup of tea in a berber house.

Day 6: Ait Bougamez

If you're feeling energetic, a walk up to the pass of Tizi ait Imi is well rewarded with views of Jbel Mgoun and the southern peaks of the High Atlas, otherwise it is possible to take a walk around the village. In the afternoon take a walk up to the World heritage site of Sidi Moussa (ancient granary and fortification).

Day 7: Ait Bougamez - Marrakech

Descending from the mountains today, take the route past the lake of Bin Ouidane, where many richer Moroccans go for water sports, and then descend a sheer road down to the Orange farms of Beni mellal. Taking the road back to Marrakech.

Day 8: Marrakech - Essaouira

This morning journey Essaouira, about 2.5 hrs away from Marrakech. Essaouira is a quiet seaside town with a long beach, an interesting little medina with souks and a grand harbour and fortifications. It's the perfect place to relax either on the beach or in a cafe on the square, or just watching the fishing boats coming in and out of the harbour.

Day 9: Essaouira

Enjoy a lazy day at leisure in Essaouira. Perhaps take a camel ride along the beach, try a bit of wind surfing or simply sunbathe! Tonight why not try one of the many tasty restaurants in the medina.

Day 10: Essaouira

Today you have a free day to relax by the pool or maybe relax on the beach, you could wander the souks and let your imagination take you to a different era!

Day 11: Essaouira - Marrakech

After a morning in Essaouira, you'll be transferred to Marrakech. On the way back its possible to stop at an Argan oil co-operative to see how the argan nuts from all the forests around Essaouira are converted into oils and soaps. Arrive back in time for some last minute souvenir shopping.

Day 12: Marrakech

We will transfer you to the airport in time for your departure flight.

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Remains of a kasbah

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