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Welcome to Morocco and the start of your adventure in the Land of the Berbers! Arriving into Marrakech Airport you will be met by our friendly local team and transferred to your hotel.
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 quarter). In the afternoon we head to a Riad in the heart of the Medina to meet the chef then head off to the market to get some fresh produce, then you return to the Riad and enjoy learning to cook some traditional Moroccan fare in the historic surroundings then enjoy a lovely dinner before return to your Riad.
Enjoy a day at leisure to explore the city in your own time.
This morning at around 6am we hit the road, crossing the High Atlas mountains via the Tizi n'Tichka (2260m) to Ait Benhaddou. We explore this ancient fortified city, boasting beautiful examples of Kasbahs, some of which remain inhabited today. Afterwards, we will head to the Draa Valley and the former route of caravans for Sahara traders coming from "Tombouktou”. Here we will take a Camel Trek to get to our camp located in rolling sand dunes. Enjoy dinner and sunset in the remote region and a bit of stargazing like no where else on earth once the sun has set.
Driving back to Marrakech along the route of 1000 Kasbahs, we continue on and this time explore Ouarzazate. Sitting at an altitude of 1160 metres in the middle of a barren plateau, Ouarzazate lies at the cross roads of all routes going north, south, east, and west. Its geographical position has made it a key trading post in both ancient and modern times. Today, the area is still essentially populated by Berber people, who were constructors of the numerous fortified kasbahs and dwellings for which the region is famous. Arriving into Marrakech this evening, relax at your Riad.
This morning we drive to Casablanca, arriving here we enjoy time to explore the incredible Hassan II mosque, one of the largest in the world. After we head to Rick's Cafe, here you enjoy time for lunch (own expense) before we transfer you to your beach hotel in Essaouira called the Sofitel Essaouira Spa Resort & Golf.
Spend today relaxing in Essaouira at your Spa Hotel. OVERNIGHT SOFITEL ESSAOUIRA SPA & GOLF RESORT.
Sadly your journey has come to an end, we will transfer you from the hotel to the airport in Marrakech in time for your flight home.
Ouarzazate originally was a small trader town enroute to Europe and northern cities in Morocco and was a garrison town ...