Ouarzazate Holidays

Sample Itinerary - REF MOROCCO 413

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Day 1: Marrakech

Arrival in Marrakech airport where you will be met by the On the Go guide and transferred to your hotel or Riad in the centre of town. Meet your guide for a tour briefing and then spend the rest of the day at leisure. Explore the vibrant Djemaa el-Fna square in the evening with the snake charmers, story tellers , food stalls and souks all in full swing.

Day 2: Marrakech - Midelt

Today we journey to Midelt. This is a beautiful alpine area. Surrounded by huge pine trees and a tranquile mountain setting, this is a great spot to cool down and relax. We will enjoy a small hike in the afternoon. We spend the night in this mountain location.

Day 3: Midelt - Merzouga

Today we enjoy a stunning drive rewarded by a top Moroccan lunch and an afternoon relaxing and swimming. After we head out to towards the the Erg Chebbi dunes located near the remote frontier town of Merzouga. The dunes are renowned for their incredible height and size. In parts the vast sand pile reaches skyward to heights of 150 metres! Transferring to our camels we trek into the Sahara for a night at our Berber Camp. Tonight enjoy a local meal, music and an amazing night out under the Saharan stars.

Day 4: Merzouga - Ouarzazate

After a stunning sunrise and a tranquil and ambient ride back to our frontier post there is time to freshen up before driving to the verdant Draa valley. Besides the natural, historical and architectural wonders that the Draa Valley offers, there are also small villages along the valley where time seems to stand still. Along the route of 1000 Kasbahs, we continue on to 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.

Day 5: Ouarzazate - Marrakech

Today we explore the nearby fortified city of Ait Benhaddou - built for defence purposes high on a hill with a bubbling steam within it shadows, the stunningly well preserved medieval city is a true highlight of our tour. Famously used as a backdrop in the film 'Gladiator', its beauty is unequal to any other fortified village in south Morocco.

Day 6: Marrakech

This morning we enjoy a guided tour of old Marrakech. Set within the rose-coloured walls of the medina and a tangle of winding streets lead to bustling souks, the focal point is the central square, the Djemaa el Fna, an extraordinary gathering and market place. Full of colour, spicy aromas and traders it is best seen in the evening when overflowing with food stalls, dancers, acrobats, fortune tellers, musicians and henna artists. Towering over all this is the Koutoubia mosque, the tallest building in the city and a reminder of the importance of Islam to the lives of the city’s residents.

Day 7: Marrakech

Today its farewell to Morocco as we transfer you to the airport for your onward flight.

Morocco Spotlight
Remains of a kasbah

Ouarzazate

Ouarzazate originally was a small trader town enroute to Europe and northern cities in Morocco and was a garrison town ...

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last updated - 20 Apr 2014 6:11 PM

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