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Marrakech & Sahara (8 Days)

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 8 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 16 people
Destination(s): Morocco  
Specialty Categories: Desert Expeditions   Sightseeing  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 595 Pound Sterling (GBP)
Maximum Per Person Price: 649 Pound Sterling (GBP)

We are offering all that our clients have loved about Marrakech, the Southern towns and the Sahara over the years. The vibrant culture and unique vibe of Southern Morocco are experienced & enjoyed in this tour.

Tour Highlights:
Erg Chebbi Sand Dunes – beginning of the Sahara
Merzouga – Camel trek, Berber style camp
Todra Gorge – Morocco’s “Grand Canyon”
Ait Benhaddou – UNESCO listed ancient Kasbah city
Marrakech – Koutoubia Mosque, UNESCO listed site, Djemaa el-Fna, Souks.

Itinerary:
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 where you will meet your fellow travellers. Should your flight arrive after this time, please don’t worry as the guide will brief you on arrival. Or alternatively, why not arrive early and book some pre-accommodation with us and make the most of what Marrakech has to offer. Overnight Marrakech (D)

Day 2 - Ouarzazate:
Following breakfast, we travel to Ouarzazate. After lunch there is a chance for either an optional tour of the Film studios, famous for films such as Gladiators, The Last Temptation of Christ and the Living Daylights or quad biking (optional) or just explore Ouarzazate. Depending on time it may be possible to do more than one of these options. Overnight Ouarzazate (B,L,D)

Day 3 – Sahara Desert:
Excitement is in the air as we head towards the mighty Saharan Dunes. En-route we stop off for an optional lunch and a relaxing swim. It is then time to head towards the great desert dunes of Erg Chebbi in Merzouga where we transfer to our camels for a trek into the Sahara Desert for a night at our Berber Camp. We enjoy local food, music and an amazing night out under the Saharan stars. Overnight Berber camp (B,D)

Day 4 – Todra Gorge:
After a wonderful breakfast in the Dunes we leave the desert and stop along the way to visit ancient irrigation wells where you can see how they were created from an intricate network of underground canals running from the Atlas to the Sahara, more than 300km and dating back to the 14th Century. We move on to stunning Todra Gorge and have lunch at our hotel, set amongst the Palmeries and hemmed in by 300M high cliffs. We have time to explore the gorge after lunch or go for some optional Rock Climbing. We will visit Tizgui, one of the old villages of Todra and visit a local carpet cooperative where we learn how to make Moroccan tea and a Berber rug. Overnight Todra Gorge (B,L,D)

Day 5 – Ait Benhaddou:
We have a leisurely depart from Todra this morning as we head off to Ait Benhaddou. On the road also known as the road of a thousand Kasbah’s we will make a stop at Kasbah Amridil. This is one of the best Kasbah examples in Morocco and once featured on the Moroccan 50 Dirham bank note. We arrive at Ait Benhaddou a UNESCO World Heritage site for lunch. We will make a guided tour of Ait Benhaddou this afternoon, a traditional pre-Saharan habitat of earthen walled dwellings fortified by surrounding walls and guarded by 4 corner towers. This evening, we will enjoy dinner and soak up the atmosphere of this inspiring place. Overnight Ait Benhaddou (B,L,D)

Day 6 – Marrakech:
We will depart this morning traversing the mighty and impressive High Atlas mountains en route to Marrakech. There is a chance to go on an optional guided tour of Marrakech in the afternoon which takes approximately 3 hours and includes Bahia Palace, The Medina, pharmacy visit and a walk around the Koutoubia Mosque or you can just explore for yourself. You can enjoy a free night in Marrakech, enjoy the hustle and bustle of the medina, eat in Djemaa el Fna square, shop, visit a club or if you prefer a quieter time, why not enjoy a nice meal at the hotel and bar? Overnight Marrakech (B)

Day 7 – Marrakech:
There is time today to take an optional hot air balloon ride before breakfast, consider any optional excursions in the region or just explore more sights and soak up the incredible atmosphere of Marrakech. The hotel pool is a welcome sight for you at the end of your day in town.
The day ends with our last group meal in the Djemaa El Fna , the legendary main square full of acrobats, snake charmers, juice sellers and various open-air restaurants. Overnight Marrakech (B, D)

Day 8 – Marrakech:
Your adventure tour ends after breakfast and it is time to say goodbye. (B)

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Arrival transfer from Marrakech airport (if travelling to and staying in joining hotel)
- Full Board: 7 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 6 Dinners including a Berber camp dinner
- Transport
- Crew (driver and guide)
- Accommodation
- Guided tour of Ait Benhaddou
- Camel trek

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