Great South and Kasbahs Extension an Overland tour in Morocco)

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Visiting Morocco generates a grand feast for the senses. Noticeably, the South and the North have little to share, as if they were two separate countries. The vastness of the Sahara, its plateaus bordered by mirages, or waddies punctuated by sandcastle-like Kasbahs, and romantic oases all in all sheltered by azure-blue African skies seem surreal. This group tour is an overland adventure trip in Southern Morocco.

This Group tour is an extension of the Fes Sacred Music Festival Tour

Sunday, May 20: Fez / Azrou / Midelt / Erfoud

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Depart from Fez.
Driver and Guide will transfer you to Erfoud.
Camels will meet you upon arrival to take you over the dunes for your camp.
Over night in your Kasbah in the Oasis:

  • Ifrane, Azrou, Midelt
  • Gorges of Tafillalet
  • Palm Grove of Meski
  • Erfoud groves
  • Cedar forest of the Middle Atlas Mountains
  • Lunch in a Berber restaurant in Midelt

Stop for mint tea at traditional teahouse!

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The first hills you see of the Middle Atlas seem oddly un-Moroccan. Evergreen pines, tall cedar trees on the peaks and poplars stand copiously on the foot hills, laced with flowing streams. The road across is almost ceremonial. Azrou, the first real town of the Middle Atlas, stands at a major junction of routes, it's an important market center, and it has long held a strategic role in controlling the Berbers of the mountains.

The Middle Atlas cease at Midelt, where suddenly, through the haze, appear the much greater peaks of the High Atlas formidably rise behind the town to reach a massive range, the Dgebel Ayashi at over 12,000 ft. The drama of this sight, tremendous in the clear, cool noon, is the most compelling reason to stop over for lunch. Erfoud, one of the most pleasing of all southern routes: a dry, red belt of desert, and then suddenly, a drop into the valley filled with date palm groves. Dinner accommodations are at Hotel Asmaa.

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Enjoy a day exploring vistas across the Atlas Mountains south to the Sahara Desert Valleys....

Hotels:

3 Star: Kasbah la Caravane
4 Star: Hotel Hotel Belere
5 Star: Contact us
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Monday, May 21: Merzouga Dunes / Rissani / Erfoud

At Sunrise over the dunes.
Breakfast with Nomads:

  • Merzouga Dunes
  • Erg Chebbi View
  • Khamliyya Oasis

Visit Rissani and Sijilmassa!

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An experience not to be missed is to watch the sun rises from the spectacular Merzouga dunes of the Sahara. So beautiful that is hard to put into words. Breakfast with the Tuaregs and continue on to explore the holy ancient city of Rissani in your 4X4 Land Rover. Dinner and accommodations are at Asmaa Kasbah in Erfoud.

The first stop will be the ancient holy city of Rissani. A city where Islam came first by Caravan Merchants following in the footsteps of ancient Jewish settlers...

Hotels:

3 Star: Kasbah Caravan
4 Star: Hotel Belere
5 Star: Contact us
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Tuesday, May 22: Erfoud / Tineghir

Morning departure to Tinghir
Highlights of Guided Tour of Tinghir:

  • Old City of Tinghir
  • Mellah/Jewish Quarter
  • Todra gorges and its valley
  • Old Jewish Villages
  • Rose water Destilleries
  • Nomads tents
  • Hiking afternoon

Stop for mint tea with local family!

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The highest the narrowest gorges in the region are Todras, only 15 km from Tineghir. Traveling through the Dades valley in spring you will find the bloom of thousands of Persian roses filling up the air with an ethereal aroma certainly from heaven

cultivated as hedgerows dividing the different plots. Thousands of Kasbahs scattered in a surreal fashion as sand castles standing erect in the shadow of time along the Dades river. Dinner and accommodation are at Hotel Bougafer in Tineghir.

Explore the beauty of the Atlas Mountains and desert Valleys in Southern Morocco most picturesque sites...

Hotels:

3 Star: Kasbah Lamrani
4 Star: Hotel Belere

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Wednesday, May 23: Tineghir / Ouarzazate

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Travel to Ouarzazate, Sekoura, Boumalene Dades
Highlights of the day trip to Ouarzazate:

  • Visit of Berber villages
  • Dades Gorges
  • Picinc Lunch
  • Afternoon Hiking
  • Dinner in hotel

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Travel through El Kelaa De Mgouna and Boumalne exploring the Dades Valley and continue to Ouarzazate: one large Oasis intercepting the flow of ages between the Dades, the Draa valleys and the Majestic High Atlas. Dinner and accommodation in Hotel Belere

Today is a day to explore nature, Moroccan culture in small Berber villages and day markets...

Hotels:

3 Star: Hotel Tishka Salam
4 Star: Hotel Belere
5 Star: Contact us
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Thursday May 24: Ouarzazate / Marrakesh

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Depart to Marrakech via Taddart and Tizi n=Tishka pass at an elevation of 11,000 ft. in an impressive site dividing these mountains in two distinct aspects one side acts as a shield to protect the hinterland from the Sahara harsh and dry expansion, the other side collects the moisture of the Gherbi winds from the Atlantic ocean, soft and evergreen. So is life of the Berber dwellers. Arrival in Marrakech the "Morocco City" as the early travelers called it for it has always been something of a pleasure city, a market place where the southern tribesmen and Berber villagers bring in their goods, spend their money, and find entertainment. For tourists, it's an enduring fantasy - a city of immense beauty, low, pink, and tent-like before a great shaft of mountains, and immediately exciting. Visit of the famous Jemaa El Fna square. Dinner is in a typical Marrakesh Restaurant. Over night is at the hotel.
Highlights of the excursion to the Rif

  • Picnic Lunch in the Pass of Taddart
  • Visit to the legendary Village of Ait Benhaddou

Tea Ceremony with with a Berber Family.

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Your morning will be spent on an excursion to through the Atlas Mountains, where you will visit cliff hunging Villages and wards...

Hotels:

3 Star: Hotel Imilchil
4 Star: Hotel el Andalous
5 Star: Contact us
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Friday, May 25: Marrakesh

Morning devoted to discovering the historical sights. Lunch will be at the La Paix Restaurant (an art deco French restaurant). Dinner and overnight are at the Andalous Hotel


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You will devote your morning to the exploration of Marrakech's many historical sites, starting at the Menara, a magnificent pool surrounded by flowerbeds, reflecting the image of an exquisite Moorish edifice. It was constructed in 1866 for dignitaries, who enjoyed glorious sunsets with the ethereal Atlas Mountains as a backdrop. The pool also functions as an innovative irrigation system that is serving dry life in the desert.

Your tour will cover many impressive sites, including the Koutoubia Minaret (which is identical to la Giralda, a tower found in Sevilla, Spain), and the Saadien tombs, which demonstrate Moorish architecture at its best. The tombs consist of sixteenth-century mausoleums, which had lain walled-in and undiscovered until 1917. Next, you will explore the gardens of the Agdal then the Marjorelle. Finally, you will return to your hotel for dinner and other accommodations.

In the afternoon, you will attend the Jamaa El Fna square to enjoy the folkloric activities.

Afterwards, you will enjoy dinner at the hotel.

Today is devoted to taking a tour of the enticing city of Marrakech...

Hotels:

3 Star: Hotel Imilchil
4 Star: Hotel el Andalous
5 Star: Contact us
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Tuesday, May 20: Travel from Marrakech to Casablanca - Home

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Driver will transfer you to Casablanca airport for your journey home

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trips in Morocco Land Transportation (air-conditioned vehicle)
private tours in Morocco 13 nights accommodation in 4-star hotels
customized tours of Morocco Breakfast and dinner daily
 private tours in Morocco Services of English-speaking guides and tour leaders
festivals in Morocco Entrance fees to all festival Concerts, monuments and museums

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trip in Morocco Round trip flight*
guides in Morocco Tips for drivers and guides
active travelers tour of Morocco Traveler's insurance
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