A country of golden sand-hills and Kasbahs (fortified villages), with its fascinating oases and thousands of palm-trees hidden behind the mountains and the sand dunes. A fascinating country owing to its villagers’ and nomads’ hospitality, make the dreams of the travellers looking for a peaceful nomadic life and the wonders of the desert come true.
Each stage of the journey has to be fought for, each day bringing along its crop of discoveries.
Pick up at the airport, transfer to the hotel, welcoming tea ceremony in the hotel, a small visit to the medina of Marrakech, dinner in Jamaa El Fna square.
Visit with a local guide of the most important monuments, parks and souks of Marrakech – the Saadian tombs, Palais Badii, Palais Bahia, Dar Si Said museum and Majorelle Garden in the afternoon. Dinner in the riad. Tickets for the monuments and the park are not included.
We leave at 7:00 am toward the Ouarzazate, 200km through the Atlas Mountains (beautiful landscapes and Berber authentic villages). First big stop is to visit Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, a 16thh century fortress classified by UNESCO as a human international patrimony. Big movies were turned there, like Gladiator, Laurence of Arabia, Kingdom of Heaven, Sand Brothers… We will stop for lunch in a nice restaurant at the edge of the Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah. After lunch we drive to Ouarzazate (the capital city of cinema in Africa) and visit the famous Kasbah Taourirt. Then we drive toward Agdez and Zagora, visit the Draa Valley and its Palmeraie and spend the night in Zagora in a hotel.
Drive to Tamgrut where we visit a 13th century school and its famous library. Arrival to Mhamid around 4 pm. We ride camels for an hour and a half in the middle of the dunes where we stop for pictures. We arrive to the camp half an hour before the sunset, we have a mint tea with the nomads in the camp and then go over the dunes to watch the sunset. After this we go for a walk to discover the desert. You will have the opportunity to see the most amazing sky you have ever seen in your life. Back to the camp for dinner, after which the nomads will play music for us around a fire. We sleep under nomad tents.
We will wake you up half an hour before sunrise to see magical lights of the dawn. After the sunrise, we ride camels back, and once back to Mhamid we go to a hotel where we have a shower and breakfast. After breakfast we get into the vans and drive toward Ouarzazate, where we have a stop for lunch. After lunch we drive toward Agadir. We pass through Taznakht, the capital city of rags and carpets. We arrive to Agadir late in the evening, spend 2 nights in a 3* hotel with dinner included.
A day in the beach.
In the afternoon, we drive to Marrakech. We arrive to the hotel around 7 o’clock and have a dinner with a belly dancing in a high gastronomy restaurant.
A hammam (Moroccan steam bath) is offered.