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Camels and Kasbahs Family Tour (9 Days)

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 9 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 16 people
Destination(s): Morocco  
Specialty Categories: Sightseeing  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 425 Pound Sterling (GBP)
Maximum Per Person Price: 749 Pound Sterling (GBP)

This 9-day family tour has been designed around the needs of the younger members of the family, with shorter drive times and more opportunities to explore or just relax by the pool...

Tour Highlights:
- Marrakech - Koutoubia Mosque, UNESCO listed site; Djemâa el-Fna, souks
- High Atlas Mountains
- Gorge du Dades - “Valley of Roses”
- Todra Gorge
- Erg Chebbi sand dunes - beginning of the Sahara
- Merzouga - camel trek, Berber style camp
- Ouarzazate
- Aït Benhaddou - UNESCO-listed ancient fortified Kasbah city.

Day 1 - Marrakech:
Welcome to Morocco! Following your transfer from the airport to our joining hotel, you can relax by the hotel pool before the pre departure meeting at 18:00 hrs where you will meet your guide and fellow travellers. Overnight Marrakech (D)

Day 2 - Ouarzazate:
Leaving Marrakech, we drive over the stunning High Atlas mountains on the way to Ouarzazate (the Hollywood of North Africa), which African traders once used on their journeys up to Europe. We can make an optional visit to the famous film studios which have been used for films such as The Kingdom of Heaven, Alexander the Great, The Last Temptation of Christ and The Living Daylights. Overnight in Ouarzazate. (B,L,D)

Day 3 – Sahara Desert:
Today we are driving through the Anti Atlas ranges to cross The Draa Valley which is one of the most famous places in Morocco for dates; we can stop and try some fresh ones if you like. Then on for an afternoon to relax and cool down with a swim in Rissani, you have a chance to order lunch here as well. Finally it’s time to head towards the Sahara Desert at Merzouga, where we transfer to our camels for a trek in to the desert for a night at our Berber Camp. We enjoy local food, music and an amazing night out under the Saharan stars. (Camel trek included) Overnight Berber camp (B, D)

Day 4 – 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. 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, lunch will be at our Todra hotel and after lunch will be a free afternoon to relax by the pool, go for a swim or a stroll. Overnight Todra Gorge (B,L,D)

Day 5 – Gorges Du Dades:
We will have time this morning to explore the gorge with lunch today at a very traditional Berber cooperative for Berber carpets owned by local people. We will learn how the Berbers make their carpets, you will have chance to try your bargaining skills if you are interested in buying one. After lunch, we will leave the impressive Todra Gorge and make the short journey to Gorge du Dades in the Dades valley. We will drive on the road of 1000 Kasbahs, a green and fertile valley by the Dades River that flows through it giving life to a huge variety of colourful fruit, walnut trees and extraordinary red rock formations. We will have some free time in the gorge. Overnight in Dades Gorges (B,L,D)

Day 6 – Ait Benhaddou:
Straight after breakfast we head off through the road of The Roses Valley, famous in Morocco for roses. We will have a stop if you want to see a variety of different rose products. On arrival in Ait Benhaddou, we travel back through history as we have a guided tour of the village. Ait Benhaddou is one of the oldest villages in the south of Morocco and used as a back drop for many international movies like Gladiator. Probably most famous of all are its old and splendid Kasbahs. Overnight in Ait Benhaddou. (B,L,D).

Day 7 – Marrakech:
Today we will drive back to Marrakech crossing the High Atlas Mountains and enjoying its’ magnificent views en-route. After check in at our Marrakech hotel and a refreshing shower, it is off to enjoy the exotic ambience of dinner in the famous square of Djemaa El Fna. Overnight in Marrakech (B, L, D)

Day 8 – Marrakech:
This morning, why not book our optional guided city tour of Marrakech which includes the Koutoubia Mosque, Bahia palace, and the Jewish quarter?
In the afternoon there will be time to explore the city independently. Within the rose-coloured walls of the medina you find a reality that is not that far removed from a film set and ancient history: winding streets that open onto lush gardens and dark alley-ways that lead to bustling souks. The focal point is the central square, the Djemaa-el-Fna, an extraordinary gathering point and market place. Full of colour, spicy aromas and traders, it is best seen in the evening when overflowing with food stalls, dancers, acrobats, fortune tellers, musicians and henna artists. Overnight Marrakech (B).

Day 9 – Marrakech:
The tour ends after breakfast. (B)

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

- Adult price: From £699
- Child price: From £425.

Children aged 5 - 16 years travel for only £425 low season & £479 high season!

Prices Includes:
- Arrival transfer from airport (if travelling to and staying in joining hotel)
- Full Board: 8 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 7 Dinners including a Berber camp dinner
- Transport by air conditioned 4x4 or minibus
- All accommodation
- 1 x Guide & 1 x Driver
- Guided tour of Ait Benhaddou
- Sahara Camel Trek
- Hike in Gorge du Dades.

Price Excludes:
- Flights
- Travel Insurance
- Visas
- Tipping kitty ($50 USD) - Adults only
(used for hotel porters, hotel waiters, local guides used for City tours, airport drivers, Berber camel herders, restaurant tips)
- Optional activities
- Drinks
- Lunch x 2 & Dinner x 1
- Spending money
- Tip for Guide is not included in the tipping kitty. If you are happy with the Guide’s service we recommend 2-3$ US Dollars per day, or local currency equivalent.

About This Supplier
Location: England
Joined InfoHub: Feb 2010

Nomadic Tours is an independent specialist tour operator offering affordable adventure holidays to Morocco. We provide a variety of exciting itineraries that are great value and a superb way to see a country along with like-minded people. Nomadic Tours give you the opportunity to get closer to Morocco and the people,...

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