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Welcome to Morocco! A country steeped in history and culture. Arrival transfer from Marrakech airport to our hotel. Be sure to arrive in time for our welcome meeting at 18:00. The rest of the day is free, if time permits explore the rambling souk, local sights and Djemaa el Fna (the main square).
free at leisure.
free at leisure.
An early morning departure takes you off into the High Atlas along the route for Fes. After a 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 our magnificent surroundings its time to hit the twisty mountain road past Azilal and the valley of Ait Bougamez. Ait Bougemez is a hidden gem, a valley close to Ighil Mgoun. Three hours walk away is the village of Taghoulit. With incredibly striking scenery and off the beaten track location, Ait Bougmez is still unspoilt. Here you’ll spend the next three nights in a Kasbah, exploring the beautiful surrounding area.
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.
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 its possible to take a walk around the village, maybe see the feltmakers and carpet makers at work and have a picnic at the side of a stream watching the farmers in the fields. In the afternoon take a walk up to the World heritage site of Sidi Moussa - an ancient granary and fortification.
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. Spend the evening at leisure, perhaps wander around the souks, or enjoy a meal in one of the roof top restaurants overlooking Djemaa el Fna.
Today you will be transferred back to the airport for your onward flight home.
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