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From Marrakech: 7-Day Morocco Highlights Tour

1. From Marrakech: 7-Day Morocco Highlights Tour

Day 1: Marrakesh, Ait Ben Haddou, Ouarzazate, and the Dades Gorges You will be picked up from either the airport or your accommodation, from where you will go to the High Atlas region. You will cross the port of Tichka from where you will be able to see the kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, the famous site where several well-known movies were filmed. You will enjoy lunch there, before continuing on your way to the palm grove valley of Skoura and the Valley of Roses. After arriving at the valley of Daded, you will enjoy dinner before spending the evening in a hotel. Day 2: Dades - the Todra's Gorges - Erfoud - The Desert of Merzouga Your day will begin as you cross the Valley of the Dades, making panoramic stops to take pictures of the landscape before passing by the famous gorges of the Todra. You will take a short tea break before continuing your way to Erfoud, where you will turn off the track towards the dunes of Erg chebbi Merzouga. Once there you will enjoy an excursion on camels to contemplate the wonderful dunes of Erg Chebbi as the sun sets. You will arrive at the camp where you will enjoy dinner to the rhythm of drums and Berber music, as you spend an unforgettable night in the middle of the desert. Day 3: Merzouga, Midelt, and Fez Following breakfast, you will depart to Fez via Rissani, the former economic capital of Morocco. You will continue to the palm valley of Ziz, passing through Tafilalt and enjoying its panoramic views. You will later arrive to Azrou, contemplating the wonderful landscapes of the Middle Atlas and the forest of the pig, with an obligatory stop to see the monkeys that live there in the wild. Following this, you will pass through Ifrane (which is referred to as Moroccan Switzerland), before arriving in the afternoon to Fez. Day 4: Fez Following breakfast, you will leave to visit the old Medina of Fez, the cultural capital and the oldest of the imperial cities of the country. You will explore the impressive Medina, with its typical shops and artisan quarters, before sitting for lunch in a typical restaurant. That afternoon, you will drive to Meknes. Day 5: Volubiles and Rabat Your day will begin as you depart to the Roman ruins of Volubiles. Once there you will visit the walled Medina of the city, the Bab Mansour Gate, and the Hedim Square. You will later enjoy lunch, before departing to Rabat, the administrative capital of the country. You will visit its leading monuments, before continuing your journey to Casablanca where you will spend a night in a hotel. Day 6: Casablanca and Marrakesh Following breakfast, you will make a panoramic visit to the exterior of the Mosque of Hassan II. There you will enjoy a small tour to learn of the most emblematic points of the city, such as the Boulevard de la corniche, the Park of Notions, and Mohamed V. Square. You will then depart for Marrakesh, where you will receive a guided tour of the city before staying for the night. Your tour will then conclude the following day, as you depart back home.

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From Agadir: 3-Day Sahara Desert Tour to Merzouga

2. From Agadir: 3-Day Sahara Desert Tour to Merzouga

Your 3-day excursion begins with early pickup from your hotel in Agadir in a modern, air conditioned vehicle, bound for Tinghir. Along the way, your first stop is at a Berber village to discover the heritage of Morocco’s indigenous people. Afterwards, stop for lunch at stunning Ait Benhaddou, an ancient fortified city and UNESCO World Heritage Site, with free time to wander the storied Kasbah. Then you’re off to Ouarzazate, the site of Atlas Film Studios, for a tour of the sprawling desert studio. After driving through the picturesque Dadès Gorges, you’ll settle in to Tinghir for dinner and a night at a hotel. Straight after breakfast the next morning, your journey to the Sahara begins through the vast, craggy rock faces of the Tinghir valley. Bound for Merzouga, you’ll stop to explore Rissani’s famous Kasbah, and the oasis town of Erfoud. Once you arrive in Mergouza, you’ll hop on a camel to venture into the vast, untouched Sahara. Riding along the famous Erg Chebbi dunes, which rise up to 500 feet above the rocky desert floor, experience the sights that have so captivated desert-dwellers and travelers alike.  After a traditional dinner over the fire, enjoy some local music as the immensity of the desert sky opens up to you. After dinner, you’ll sleep among the dunes in a traditional Berber tent. Don’t miss the one-of-a-kind desert sunrise the next morning before you head back to Agadir at 9:00 AM, arriving back late in the evening.

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Marrakesh: 3-Day Valley Trek Comfort Tour

3. Marrakesh: 3-Day Valley Trek Comfort Tour

Day 1: Marrakesh, Imi Oughlad, Tinzert, and Marigha You'll depart at 9:00AM from your accommodation in Marrakesh, from where you will travel for 1.5 hours to Imi Oughlad (1,450 meters). It will be there that you will leave your vehicle and will meet your Berber muleteer and guide. Your first day will be an easy acclimatization trek in the Ouirgane National Park. The terrain there is gentle, consisting of copper-green soil and beautiful juniper trees. You’ll later spend the night in an eco-lodge in Ouirgane, which will be a comfortable guest house with en-suite rooms and a swimming pool. Day 2: Marigha and Azzaden Valley (Ait Aissa) After breakfast you’ll head up and out of the valley and traverse over to the stunning Tassa Ouirgane Valley. The views will open up to expose a rushing mountain stream surrounded by lush walnut groves, which will lead up towards Toubkal and the sister peaks at the head of the valley. That evening, you’ll spend the night in a luxury Toubkal lodge. Day 3: Ait Aissa, Tizi n Mzik, and Imlil Your final day involves a fantastic climb out of the Azzadene Valley. You’ll head up the valley towards Tizi Oussem, from where you will ascend towards the pass at Tizi n Mzik (2,489 meters) before descending down into Imlil. After lunch in Imlil you’ll be transferred back to Marrakesh, with plenty of time to explore the city in the evening.

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Marrakech: Sahara Desert 3-Day Trip

4. Marrakech: Sahara Desert 3-Day Trip

Embark on a three-day journey through the High Atlas Mountains and the Sahara Desert with a private driver. Visit world heritage sites, movie sets, and one of the most beautiful canyons in the world. Ride a camel through the sand dunes and watch the sunrise from a Berber encampment. On the first day, your driver will pick you up after breakfast from your accommodation in Marrakech. Travel over the High Atlas Mountains to Tizi n'Tichka pass. Pass by Berber villages and homes set into the hillsides as you make your way to Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah. Walk across the riverbed and explore this amazing kasbah. Still home to a few families and used as a set for Game of Thrones, Ait Ben Haddou is a great living example of kasbah architecture. Head to Ouarzazate to see another famous kasbah, along with Atlas Studios, where many modern movies have been filmed. Enjoy dinner and spend the night in Dades Valley at a luxury hotel with a pool and beautiful interior design. After breakfast the next day, pass through the deep south of Morocco where Berber life has remained virtually unchanged for centuries. Go through Dades Gorge and on to Todgha Gorge for a hike along the riverbed. Cross the Roses Valley and Tinghir through Tinjedad on the way to Merzouga. Head off the main roads and into the desert to meet your camel. After some refreshing mint tea, amble into the dunes on your camel. Watch the sunset from the camp's nearest dune and then settle in for a night of great food and fireside drum music. Share stories of your Moroccan adventure with other travelers and make memories that will last a lifetime. On the third day, the nomads will wake you up at dawn so you can watch the sunrise - the perfect way to start a day. Your camels will be waiting nearby to get you back to your vehicle and then you will set off for your return journey back to Marrakech.

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Marrakesh: Atlas Mountains Day Trek with Lunch

5. Marrakesh: Atlas Mountains Day Trek with Lunch

Escape the bustle of the city and embark on a tour to Morocco’s countryside from Marrakesh. Following a pickup from your accommodation at 9:00 AM, enjoy a relaxed 1.5-hour ride. Make a stop at one of the towns on the way before arriving in Imlil at around 11:00 AM. In Imlil, the small village at the foothills of Morocco’s highest mountain Toubkal, you will meet your local guide and start trekking into Morocco’s rural area. Discover beautiful Berber villages along the way and take in panoramic views of the Atlas mountains. Enjoy a full 3-hour walk through the towns around Aremds Ait Souka, Techeddirt, and many more.  In the afternoon, stop at Aroumd to explore this beautiful village in the Assif Aït Mizane Valley. Then, have a traditional lunch at a Berber guesthouse. Take a short digestive walk after lunch before heading back to Marrakesh at 4:30 PM.

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