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Welcome to Morocco! Arrive Marrakech and we will collect you and transfer you to the riad dar Sohane or similar.
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. Spend the afternoon at leisure, pamper yourself at the local hammam or further explore the city your own way.
Day free in Marrakech.
Today we travel over the High Atlas to the southern city of Ouarzazate, (pronounced as wazza-zat). 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. Its geographical position has made it a key trading post in both ancient and modern times.
Along the valley of the roses to The Gorge du Todhra. There’s time to explore the gorge, from its plunging depths to dizzying heights. The charm of Todra lies in its changing colours as the sun slowly moves from east to west.If you're feeling adventurous, there is the option to rock climb.
Transfer past Erfoud and to the edge of the desert in Merzouga , night in auberge les portes du desert (too hot to camp).
Enjoy a free day in the desert, perhaps visit a fossil museum or take a short trip up into the dunes in the cooler times of morning or evening (can be booked/paid locally).
Transfer north from the Gorge du Ziz in the High Atlas and onto Midelt.
Today we continue over the Middle Atlas and past the Cedar forests to Fes.
This morning we enjoy a guided tour including exploring the dye-pits and tanneries. The afternoon offers free time for you to further explore. Its medina is a heady mix of aromas, sounds and sights. To navigate, follow one of the five, themed tourist circuits. There are plenty of palaces to visit and many mosques you can take a peep at from the door.
Free day Fes
Free day Fes
We take a tour of the Roman ruins at Volubilis, the largest ancient site of Morocco. UNESCO-listed, the site dates back to AD40 and once ruled the entire Roman province of Mauritania. We also visit Meknes before returning to Fes.
Depart fes and travel through the dayet district to Chefchaouen. Chefchaouen, a haven of peace and tranquillity. High up in the Rif mountains, Chefchaouen is a beautiful blue door and white-walled medina that was originally a Berber post. The main square is the heart of Chefchaouen, with the Kasbah (built back in the 18th century), central mosque and cafes with authentic menus. The busy market is a mix of traditional Moroccan and tourist fare.
Day free in Chefchaouen
Today we transfer you to Tangier.
Tour ends and you are free to make your own onward arrangements.
Ouarzazate originally was a small trader town enroute to Europe and northern cities in Morocco and was a garrison town ...