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Welcome to Marrakech. Upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel.
This morning you will enjoy a morning of Marrekech. One of the first sights you will see as you enter Marrakech, is the Koutoubia Mosque, with its 230 foot high minaret, dating back to the 12th century. The evening is yours at leisure. Djemâa el-Fna, the central square, is best seen in the evening when it’s overflowing with food stalls, cooking stalls, dancers, acrobats, fortune tellers, snake charmers, musicians and henna artists.
After breakfast you will transfer over the High Atlas and the pass of Tizi N Tichka to Ait ben haddou and spend part of the afternoon seeing the Kasbah before heading southwards to Ouarzazate.
The journey continues along the valley of the Roses and the Skoura oasis, passing Amerdhil Kasbah. We stop in Gorge du Dades and also Kasbah Amerdhil, before returning to Ouarzazate.
Drive along the foothills of the High Atlas to the Tizi n Test pass and visit Tinmel mosque before spending the night in Ourigane. Pronounced Weer-gan, the region of Ourigane is home to many small Berber villages and it is the most breathtaking part of the Atlas Mountains. Ourigane is cooler than most cities in summer and the hills and valleys are littered with dense, untouched forests, fruit orchards of lime, grapefruit and orange and roses throughout the gardens.
Today is free to explore and enjoy the lake and surroundings of the Ourigane valley, take a short walk into the berber villages and forests and have a cup of tea in a berber house.
Today we return to Marrakech, travelling via the Plateau du Kik and the Takerkoust Lake.
Free day in Marrakech. Set against the snowcapped Atlas Mountains, Marrakech has long been a travellers favourite stop-off point. After all, it is situated on ancient caravan routes. Its great pride and landmark, visible from many miles, is the Koutoubia Tower, sister to the Tower of Hassan in Rabat and the Giralda Tower in Sevillle.
After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for you onward journey. Overnight hotel Sofitel Tour Blanche (or similar) 2 adjoing rooms.
Ouarzazate originally was a small trader town enroute to Europe and northern cities in Morocco and was a garrison town ...