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Arrival in Marrakech airport where you will be met by our local representatives and transferred to your Riad. Spend the rest of the day at leisure, maybe explore the vibrant Djemaa el-Fna square in the evening with the snake charmers, story tellers, food stalls and souks all in full swing. Overnight 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 spend it at your leisure perhaps continue exploring this city and visit the peaceful Jardins de Majorelle to relax. Overnight Marrakech.
We head off to Essaouira today. Once we have arrived you have free time to explore. A colourful fishing town situated within 15th century Portuguese fortifications. Great beaches and surf beckon. Relax on the beach or alternatively explore the UNESCO-listed medina with its various souks and woodcarving workshops. Any city gate leads to the Medina, so you’re unlikely to get lost. Overnight Essaouria.
We have a long drive ahead of us today. We will travel past Agadir, the "Grandmother of Marrakech" (Tarouddant) and along the foothills of the Siroua mountains onwards to our destination Ouarzazate nicknamed "The door of the desert". Upon arrival spend the rest of the evening at your leisure. Overnight Ouarzazate.
The journey continues along the valley of the Roses and the Skoura oasis, passing Amerdhil Kasbah. We visit scenic Todra Gorge before continuing towards the Sarhro mountains and the first signs of the Sahara. Finally we reach Merzouga at the foot of the great sand dune Erg Chebbi. Time to watch the sun set and the sand change colour as night falls. Here we meet the camels and ride to the night in a berber camp. Overnight Merzouga
Take a long but very scenic drive today, heading north from the desert and up into the High Atlas past the Ziz Gorge. Past Midelt, the route crosses a grassy plain (in winter) where Nomads of the tribe Ait Atta Tafoukht can be seen pitching their tents and finding grazing for their camels and goats. The road carries on over the next set of mountains – the Middle Atlas and another facet of morocco is seen, the Cedar forests. Ancient forests that cloak the hills and are inhabited by monkeys, wild boar and deer. Finally we descend into Ifrane (a swiss style town and ski resort)and continue onward to Fes. Overnight - 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 - Fes
We leave Fes and travel to Chefchaouen. Enjoy a day at leisure in Chefchaouen, a haven of peace and tranquility. Discover the medina of Chefchaouen, the silk and wool weaving quarter, the main square with its cafes, and the souks. Perhaps barter for a kilim in the market, where you can get some great deals! Overnight - Chefchaouen
An early departure for the harbour town of Tanger so you can catch your ferry accross to Tarifa, Spain. (ferry cost not included)
Ouarzazate originally was a small trader town enroute to Europe and northern cities in Morocco and was a garrison town ...