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Welcome to Morocco! Arrive into Tangier either by boat and our local team awaits to transfer to your hotel in Tangier. Tangier is an ancient port steeped in history as it used to guard the entrance to the Mediterranean so head out and explore in your own free time today.
Morning transfer to the station for the train journey to Marrakech. Along the way sit back and enjoy the fantastic scenery and the hustle and bustle of both Rabat and Casablanca stations. Arriving into Marrakech in the evening look for our rep whom will transfer you to your hotel.
Spend the morning with the Marrakech town guide to get an overview of this wonderful city and its bustling souks. Stretching over the medieval part of Marrakech, the souks are winding streets of stalls and small businesses. Interspersed are palaces, madrassa (Qur'anic schools) and many cafes and restaurants. The rest of the day is free for you to explore the Marrakech at your own speed. Perhaps visit Bahia Palace and the Saadian Tombs or take a Caleche (horse drawn carriage) ride to the Jardins de Majorelle. This evening consider visiting the Hivernage with its upmarket cafes.
This morning depart across the plain of haouz and into the rugged High Atlas mountains where you can admire the views en route to the famous UNESCO Listed kasbah of Ait benhaddou, which is situated in Souss-Massa-Draa on a hill along the Ouarzazate River. Films such as Lawrence of Arabia, Jesus of Nazareth and more recently, Gladiator were all filmed at Ait Benhaddou, which was once a significant stop for traders carrying gold, salt and slaves along the famous Southern Caravan route moving through the Sahara. After exploring this wonderful site, journey back to Marrakech.
This morning a transfer back to the station to catch the train to Casablanca. Arriving here a taxi transfer to your hotel awaits. Enjoy free time to explore for the remainder of the day, highly recommended is a visit to the Hassan II mosque!
Bit a fond farewell to this incredible country with an included private transfer to the airport in time for your fight home.
Ouarzazate originally was a small trader town enroute to Europe and northern cities in Morocco and was a garrison town ...