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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. 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.
Leaving Marrakech we drive through the Dades Gorge, an awe-inspiring valley which extends from the High Atlas to the Jebel Sarhro range in the south. The Berbers built many impressive kasbahs on the mountain steep and in the valley gorges for defence purposes. En route to Dades Gorge we pass many of the kasbahs and stop at one of the highest vantage points to enjoy a cup of sweet minted tea and take in panoramic views.
The morning is spent at Dades Gorge where you can choose to partake in a leisurely walk/hike through the simple local villages and foothills of the gorge. We drive onward to Todra Gorge, created millions of years ago, snaking through the rugged mountain range. Late this afternoon we visit the village co-operative where hundreds of hand made Berber rugs, kilims and carpets are displayed.
Crossing Jebel Sarhro, we enjoy lunch and a swim before travelling down to Erg Chebbi sand dunes, the start point of the mighty Sahara Desert. Mounting our subservient camels, they relaxedly glide across the desert sands as we happily photograph and take in the breathtaking scenery. Arriving at our simple Berber camp, we enjoy dinner and a night under the Saharan stars.
We head north from the desert and into the High Atlas past the Gorge du Ziz. Past Midelt, the route crosses a grassy plain where Nomads of the tribe Ait Atta Tafoukht can be seen pitching their tents. We carry on over the Middle Atlas and through the Cedar forests that cloak the hills. We descend into Ifrane (a swiss style town & ski resort) and carry onto Fes.
Fes is the oldest and largest medieval city in the world and a bustling hive of activity. This morning take a guided tour around the incredible, old medina - a heady mix of aromas, sounds and sights from the tanneries, spice tubs, pottery and donkeys! Enjoy free time in the afternoon to explore independently.
Today you will be transferred to Tangier today and check you into the hotel.
Free days to head over to the beach and relax or to go diving - contact the dive school locally and book.
We will transfer you to Tangier airport in time for your departure flight.
Ouarzazate originally was a small trader town enroute to Europe and northern cities in Morocco and was a garrison town ...