Todra Gorge Holidays

Sample Itinerary - REF MOROCCO 308

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Day 1: Marrakech

Welcome to Morocco! We will pick you up from the airport and transfer you to the hotel.

Day 2: Marrakech

Free day in Marrakech.

Day 3: Marrakech - Rabat

En-route this morning we travel up to Casablanca. Made famous by Humphrey Bogart in the film “Casablanca”. We then have the option of visiting the stunning Hassan II mosque, which has the tallest minaret and the third largest mosque in the world, it can hold 25,000 worshippers at any one time. We then head straight to Rabat to enjoy the evening atmosphere of Morocco’s capital city.

Day 4: Rabat - Meknes

We will spend the morning in Morocco’s capital city Rabat to visit Oudaia Kasbah, Hassan tower, the Royal Palace and Chellah. After lunch we will move on to the third of our Imperial cities Meknes to enjoy some free time.

Day 5: Meknes - Chefchaouen

After breakfast, we’ll embark on 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’ll then head on to Chefchaouen for a guided tour this afternoon. High up in the Rif mountains, Chefchaouen boasts 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 6: Chefchaouen - Fes

Enjoy some free time in Chefchaouen this morning - relax at the hotel or spend your time exploring this beautiful city. We’ll then enjoy a leisurely lunch in Chefchaouen before moving on to Fes in the afternoon. Fes is the oldest and largest medieval city in the world, and 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 mosques and palaces to visit, but be aware that only Muslims can enter Mosques in Morocco

Day 7: Fes

Today we embark on a fully guided tour of the city of Fes. Explore the tanneries, souks, potteries, and the Medina, and learn the fascinating history of the city. We’ll later return to the hotel to get ready for an optional night of Moroccan entertainment and food at a restaurant in town.

Day 8: Fes - Midelt

This morning we journey over the Moyen Atlas to stop at 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 after the hustle and bustle of Fes. We will enjoy a small hike in the afternoon. We spend the night in this mountain location.

Day 9: 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 10: Merzouga - Todra Gorge

Leaving the desert, we move on to Todra Gorge. This 1000ft gorge is hemmed in on all sides by vertical limestone cliffs and is also called Morocco’s Grand Canyon. 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.

Day 11: Todra Gorge - Ouarzazate

Leaving the impressive Todra Gorge we make the short journey to Gorge du Dades in the Dades valley, a green and fertile valley by the Dades River that flows through it giving life to a huge variety of colourful fruit and nut trees and extraordinary red rock formations. After lunch we tour the famous Ait Benhaddou Kasbah, where Lawrence of Arabia was once filmed. We will take you to the film studios and also a visit to some of the remote villages and date palm groves.

Day 12: Ouarzazate

Today we will take you to visit to some of the remote villages and date palm groves.

Day 13: Ouarzazate - Marrakech

After an early start we transfer over the High Atlas and make our way to Marrakech. This afternoon enjoy a guided tour of Marrakech, taking in all of the highlights of the Medina (old city centre) - the Koutoubia Mosque, palaces, souks and the old mellah (Jewish quarter).

Days 14-17: Marrakech

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.

Day 18: Marrakech

We will transfer you to your friend's riad.

Morocco Spotlight

Ouarzazate

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

Morocco Currency Rates
  1 GBP = 13.98 MAD
  1 CAD = 7.77 MAD
  1 ZAR = 0.77 MAD
  1 AUD = 7.31 MAD
  1 EUR = 11.00 MAD
  1 USD = 9.00 MAD
  1 NZD = 6.96 MAD
last updated - 29 Dec 2014 3:38 AM