Description
Full Itinerary
Rates

Description

Type of Tour:

Scheduled departure – escorted coach tour

Operates:

Departs Saturdays

Duration:

8 days / 7 nights

Visit:

Marrakech –  Ouarzazate – Merzouga – Zagora – Ouarzazate – Marrakech

Includes:

• Arrival and departure airport transfers in Marrakech (complimentary)
• 7 Nights’ accommodation as per itinerary
• Transportation in an air-conditioned coach and 4-wheel drive landcruiser as per itinerary
• Local guide for sightseeing tours
• Entrance fees as per itinerary
• Porterage and tipping at hotels and restaurants for meals
• Meals as shown (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)

Excludes:

• Airfare and airport taxes
• Extras at hotels and meals not mentioned
• Travel insurance, visa cost and tips

Notes:

• The tour operates with minimum 2 persons.
• Includes multilingual tour escort (English, Italian, Spanish and French)

Accommodation:

Standard 3* accommodation used or similar:
• Marrakech: Ryad Mogador Kasbah Hotel
• Ouarzazate: Le Fint Hotel
• Merzouga: Desert Camp (not graded)
• Zagora: Ksar Tinsouline Hotel

Superior 3* hotels used or similar:
• Marrakech: Atlas Asni Hotel
• Ouarzazate: Kenzi Azghor Hotel
• Merzouga: Auberge Tombouctou Hotel or optional night in Desert Camp
• Zagora: Riad Lamane Hotel

Full Itinerary

Saturday:  MARRAKECH
You will arrive at Marrakesh airport and be transferred to the hotel. 
Overnight:  Marrakech  (D)

Sunday:  MARRAKECH
The first day of the tour will see you mainly exploring the greenery to be found in Marrakech. Visit Majorelle Garden where one will find buildings with French architecture due to the connection the Garden has with the iconic French designer Yves Saint Laurent. You will also visit a museum exhibiting various works of art by Yves Saint Laurent. In the afternoon you will visit Menara Gardens and then tour the Palmeraie Area.
Overnight:  Marrakech  (BD)

Monday:  MARRAKECH
Explore the historical sights of Marrakech today. You will see Bahia Palace, Koutoubia Mosque with a landmark minaret that can be seen from almost anywhere in the town and Menara Gardens. In the afternoon visit the fabulous Djmaa El Fna Square with its myriad of street performers, soothsayers, storytellers, snake charmers, and henna painters.   
Overnight:  Marrakech  (BL)

Tuesday:  MARRAKECH – TELOUET – OUARZAZATE
Get an early start this morning and travel up the main road through the high Atlas Mountains with a 4WD-Vehicle. The road twists and turns its way up the Tizi n’Tichka pass (2260m). Continue to Telouet through some stunning scenery. Visit Kasbah of Telouet, once the home of the all-powerful Glaoui Family made famous by Gavin Maxwell in his book “Lords of the Atlas”. Continue  to Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Kasbah has served as the backdrop to many Hollywood epics such as ‘Gladiator’, ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ and ‘Kingdom of Heaven’ to name just a few. Continue to Ouarzazate and see the Kasbah of Taourirt.
Overnight:  Quarzazate  (BD)

Wednesday:  OUARZAZATE – ROAD OF A THOUSAND KASBAHS – TINEGHIR – TODRA CANYON – ERFOUD –MERZOUGA
Today you will travel along the road knows as “the road of the thousand Kasbahs” toward Kelaat M’gouna in the Tinghir province. Kelaat M’Gouna is famous as “The capital of Roses” due to its yearly Rose festival. A quick stop will be made at the Valley of the Roses. From there continue to Dedes Valley where another stop will made. Later, after having passed the beautiful Amerihidil Kasbah, you will finally arrive at Tinghir. Near the town one finds the magnificent Todgha Gorges, some very tall limestone river canyons that are great for hiking. Finally at the end of a very picturesque day of travel you will arrive in Merzouga. (Option to overnight in a bivouac – Moroccan tent). 
Overnight:  Merzouga  (BD)

Thursday:  MERZOUGA – ALNIF – ZAGORA
In the early morning before breakfast take a short walk to watch the sunrise over the sand-dunes of Merzouga. Then, after breakfast, travel via the ancient fortified town of Rissani to the Berber village of Alnif. Rissani held importance as a trading post for caravan routes as a crossroads between North and South and even today still has large souks and is acknowledged its leather and goat skin trading. Continue to Zagora via Tazzarine and Taghbalt; enjoy the splendid sceneries of the pre-Saharan desert dotted with Berber villages. Visit Tamegroute home to one of the most notable libraries of Arabic works containing an impressive collection of old Manuscripts and documents dating all the way back to the 12th century. 
Overnight:  Zagora  (BD)

Friday:  ZAGORA – OUARZAZATE – MARRAKECH
Start the journey back to Marrakech by traveling toward Agdz and from there on the track road through numerous villages and palm groves along the Draa River to Quarzazate. Then continue via the Tizi n’Tichka pass to Marrakech.
Overnight:  Marrakech  (BD)

Saturday:  MARRAKECH
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Marrakech Airport.  (B)

Rates

Mountain & Desert Experience
(Escorted tour, scheduled to depart Saturdays) – Min.2 pass. – Up to 40 pass.

8 Days
7 Nights

Currency

Per Person Sharing

Single Room Supplement

Standard 3* Accommodation

1 Nov – 15 Dec 2018; 5 – 26 Jan 2019 & 1 – 22 Jun 2019 from:

Marrakech – Marrakech

EUR

470

134

16 Dec 2018 – 4 Jan 2019; 24 Feb – 31 May & 22 – 31 Oct 2019 from:

Marrakech – Marrakech

EUR

521

159

27 Jan 2019 – 23 Feb & 23 Jun – 21 Sep 2019 from:

Marrakech – Marrakech

EUR

496

159

Superior 3*Hotels

1 Nov – 15 Dec 2018; 5 – 26 Jan 2019 & 1 – 22 Jun 2019 from:

Marrakech – Marrakech

EUR

572

172

16 – 28 Dec 2018; 24 Feb 2019 – 31 May & 22 Sep – 31 Oct 2019 from:

Marrakech – Marrakech

EUR

667

204

29 Dec 2018 – 4 Jan 2019 from:

Marrakech – Marrakech

EUR

807

204

27 Jan 2019 – 23 Feb & 23 Jun – 21 Sep 2019 from:

Marrakech – Marrakech 

EUR

635

204

Optional Supplements applicable to all classes:

Full board supplement (lunch on day 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 7 and dinner with Fantasia Show in Marrakech on day 6

EUR

96

Dinner with Fantasia Show in Marrakech only

EUR

45

Full board supplement – only lunches (day 2; 3; 4; 5; 6; 7)

EUR

70

Supplement for private arrival and departure transfer in Marrakech (needs min. 2 pass.)

EUR

13 

Includes: Arrival and departure airport transfers in Marrakech, 7 nights accommodation, meals as indicated, transportation in both an air-conditioned coach and air-conditioned 4-wheel drive vehicle, sightseeing and entrance fees as per itinerary

Note: For the Superior 3* Hotels category travel over the New Year includes the cost of the obligatory new year gala dinner. For other accommodation categories the new year gala dinner is optional and can be added and paid for on the spot.

All rates will be converted at time of final payment according to ITT’s bank selling rates.  Please double check the final ZAR amount with us on day of payment.  All services are subject to availability at time of booking and subject to the General Terms and Conditions of ITT Inspirations Travel & Tours (PTY) LTD.

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