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Welcome to Morocco. Arrival in Marrakech airport where you will be met by the On the Go guide and transferred to your centrally located Riad. After check in, you're free to explore the vibrant Djemaa el-Fna square in the evening.
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.
An early morning departure takes you off into the High Atlas. After short drive we turn off south and through the berber towns of Tamelelt and Attaouia Ech Cheibiya on the way. After taking some time to rest and enjoy our magnificent surroundings its time to hit the twisty mountain road past Azilal and reach the heart of the High Atlas – the valley of 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.
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, an ancient granary and fortification.
Leaving the valley in the morning, we descend the twisty but scenic road to the famous waterfalls of Cascades D Ouzoud. After a few hours to explore here and enjoy the coolness of the waterfalls, we head on to Demnate and over night at the Kasbah Tizouit.
After breakfast, we take the road back to Marrakech, past the pomegranate orchards and onwards to Essaouira, stopping for rest breaks along the way.
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.
Enjoy a lazy day at leisure in Essaouira. Perhaps take a camel ride along the beach, try a spot of wind surfing or simply laze about and soak up the sun. If you fancy some retail therapy there are plenty of souks, a jewellery quarter and some good art galleries. Tonight why not try one of the many tasty restaurants in the medina, where seafood is the speciality.
After a free 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.
Today you bid a fond farewell to Morocco. We will transfer you to the airport in time for your departure flight.
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