Erg Chebbi Holidays

Sample Itinerary - REF MOROCCO 662

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Day 1: Marrakech

Welcome to Morocco and the start of your incredible journey. You’ll be met at Marrakech airport by our friendly local team and transferred to our hotel in the centre of town.

Day 2: Marrakech - Rabat

Today we travel to Rabat, stopping en route to visit Casablanca and the see the exterior of Hassan 2 Mosque, which has the tallest minaret and is the third largest mosque in the world - it can hold 25,000 worshippers at any one time. There is an optional visit inside the mosque for those who would like to explore further. Continuing on, we spend the afternoon and evening in Morocco’s capital city Rabat and visit some of the highlights of Rabat, including the impressive Chellah - a necropolis and complex of ancient, medieval ruins.

Day 3: Rabat - Chefchaouen

Today we have a scenic drive along the Atlantic coast to the Blue city of Chefchaouen.

Day 4: Chefchaouen

Spend the day exploring the city with it's fascinating old medina, among other sites.

Day 5: Chefchaouen - Fes

Travelling on to Fes today, we stop to explore the incredible UNESCO listed Roman ruins of Volubilis, which date back to AD40. Reaching the Imperial City of Fes late this afternoon the evening is free for you to relax or explore.

Day 6: Fes

Fes is the oldest and largest medieval city in the world and its medina is a cacophony of aromas, sights and sounds. Today we enjoy a guided tour of Fes el Bali - the old walled city and visit the dye-pits, tanneries before returning to our hotel to prepare for an optional night of Moroccan entertainment and food at a restaurant in town.

Day 7: Fes - Midelt

This morning we journey over the Moyen Atlas to Midelt, which is a beautiful alpine area. Surrounded by huge pine trees, this tranquil mountain setting is a great spot to cool down and relax after the hustle and bustle of Fes. This afternoon we soak up the scenery on a short hike.

Day 8: Midelt - Erg Chebbi

Today we enjoy a scenic drive, followed by a tasty Moroccan lunch and an afternoon relaxing and swimming before we head towards the great desert and Merzouga, where we climb aboard our camels for an incredible trek into the Sahara Desert to watch a beautiful sunset and spend the night at our remote Berber Camp, nestled amongst the towering dunes of Erg Chebbi. We enjoy local food, music and an amazing night out under a blanket of stars.

Day 9: Erg Chebbi - Dades Gorge

Erg Chebbi - Todra Gorge - Dades Gorge - breakfast. Leaving the desert, we travel on to Todra Gorge. This 1000ft gorge is surrounded by towering vertical limestone cliffs and is known as Morocco’s Grand Canyon. The charm of Todra lies in its changing colours as the sun slowly moves from east to west. There’s time to explore the gorge before we continue on to scenic Dades Gorge, where we spend the night.

Day 10: Dades Gorge - Marrakech

Dades Gorge - Ait Benhaddou - Marrakech. En route back to Marrakech today we stop to explore Ait Benhaddou, an incredible ancient fortified kasbah which has featured in many a blockbuster movie, including Gladiator and Laurence of Arabia.

Day 11: Marrakech

We take a guided tour and see the sights of Marrakech, Morocco's fourth Imperial City. Inside the rose coloured medina walls is a tangle of winding streets and alleys that open onto verdant gardens and bustling souks. At the heart of the medina is Djemaa El Fna, the city's exuberant market place and towering over it, is the famous Koutoubia Mosque, the tallest building in the city. The rest of the day is free to explore the city.

Day 12: Marrakech

Sadly your journey has come to an end, we will transfer you to the airport in Marrakech in time for your flight home.

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last updated - 27 Dec 2014 3:35 AM