7 days / 6 nights
Sahara and Big South
Come discover the many facets of Morocco’s cultures and landscapes. Visit Marrakech’s fabulous gardens, palaces and souks; the city of Fez’s magnificent monuments; Zaouiya’s classic medina; Midelt’s stunning views of the Atlas Mountains; Merzouga’s desert and golden dunes; and Ouarzazate’s cinema and Kasbah city, all while travelling in an air-conditioned 4x4 with a professional private drive and spending the night in hotels and desert camps. A truly unforgettable experience.
Assistance on Arrival Daily Full Breakfast Hotel Accommodation on twin / double sharing basis. All tours / activities / shows as per the itinerary All Pick up drops / transfers mentioned in the itinerary Transport in A/C car / Bus as mentioned Meals as per the itinerary / included in the itinerary
Air Tickets (International / Domestic) Visa and Insurance Hotel Taxes Entrance Fees Airport Taxes Suggested optional activities/ tours if any. Any meals / snacks other than mentioned in the itinerary Camera Fee and any other entertainment charges Tips of any kind – Guides, Driver, Cruise Crew, etc. Portages at airport Personal Expenses such as Laundry, Telephone etc Beverages of any kind
Once you have collected your luggage, meet your driver/agent who will be waiting for you outside the airport, in front of the Arrivals exit, holding a sign with your name on it. Please do not leave the pick-up area without having met the agent/driver first. Afterwards enjoy a comfortable transfer to your selected hotel. Check in and then spend the rest of the day at leisure, be that hitting the streets and starting to explore the colourful city of Marrakech at your own rhythm or simply relaxing and enjoying the services available at the hotel. • Overnight in Marrakech
MARRAKECH – FEZ (530kms – 6 hrs)
An early breakfast in the hotel, you’ll be picked up from your hotel reception about 8:00 am. What follows is a delightful trip to Fez running through the quaint little towns of Settat and Berrechid, as well as Casa and Rabat, where you will might be able to make a stop for lunch (not included). At the end of the day, you’ll arrive in Fez, Morocco’s first imperial city, boasting more than 12 centuries of history as well as a Medina, which was listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. This fascinating city’s main sites include Fes el Bali, the inside of the Mederssa Bou Inania, the Attarine madrasah, the Quaraouiyine Mosque, the Nejjarine fountain and the mausoleum of Moulay Idriss. Check in at your selected hotel, have dinner and get ready for a new, exciting adventure. • Overnight in Fez
FEZ – MIDELT (216kms – 3.5 hrs)
If you’re feeling energetic, breakfast at the hotel can be followed by a morning tour of Fez, which would take you to explore the Medina, Fes el Bali and this city’s many interesting monuments. After lunch in the Medina (not included), it’s time to hit the road and continue towards Midelt. Along the way, you will drive through Ifrane, a city often referred to as the ‘Switzerland of Morocco’, and Azrou, a lovely Berber village surrounded by a cedar forest. You’ll reach Midelt at the end of the day, a town located between the Middle and High Atlas Mountains. Check in at the hotel and have dinner before calling it a day in your selected hotel. • Overnight in Midelt
MIDELT – MERZOUGA (265kms – 4 hrs)
Breakfast in the hotel is followed by a fascinating tour of Midelt, after which you will climb back into the coach and drive on towards Merzouga. En route, cross the breath-taking Ziz Valley, explore for fossils in Erfoud and visit Rissani, where you have the option of having lunch. Continue then to the golden dunes of Merzouga, where you’ll feel what it’s like to be in the heart of the desert. Upon arriving at the Palmeras & Dunas Lodge, continue along the sand until reaching the camp where you’ll spend the night. Once you’re comfortably installed in the camp, enjoy a warm dinner sitting around a camp fire with the local Berber team. • Overnight in Merzouga
MERZOUGA – OUARZAZATE (368kms – 5 hrs)
Today you’ll be woken early in the morning – and with good reason! Climb to the top of a sand dune and contemplate a glorious desert sunrise. Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime moment and take a memorable photo of the magnificent contrasting colours that streak the sky. Keep the magic going with a traditional breakfast, after which you will drive through the Draa Valley passing through the Berber village of Agdez to finally reach Ouarzazate. Check in to your selected hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure. • Overnight in Ouarzazate
OUARZAZATE – MARRAKECH (210kms – 4 hrs)
Spend the morning at leisure after breakfast in the hotel. We suggest visiting the magnificent Taourirte Kasbah, which was erected in the 17th century by the Glaoui tribe. Other attractive sites are the local cinema studio and the Fint oasis. After lunch (not included), hop onto the coach for a scenic drive along the Atlas Mountain Range to make your way back to Marrakech, where you’ll arrive in the evening. • Overnight in Marrakech
Enjoy one last breakfast at the hotel before bidding farewell to Morocco and taking your transfer to Marrakech airport depending on when you scheduled your onward flight. • Breakfast included
Hotel Le Fint or similar, Hotel Menzeh Zalagh or similar, Hotel Taddart or similar, Hotel Zalagh Kasbah & SPA or similar, Palmeras y Dunas or similar or similar
- Above rates are subject to availability.
- Cancellation charges as per company policy.
- The above rates are subject to change in case of travel during the festive season
- In case we are not able to provide the same hotels as mentioned, then we shall provide similar alternate properties, change in the cost if any will be advised.
- In case of Political Unrest, bad weather or sudden breakdown of the vessel we may shift guest to alternative govt ferry and no refund will be entertained during that situation.
- Our Executive may change your itinerary depending on the weather condition and ferry availability same will be update to you daily basis.
TOUR HIGHLIGHTS Marrakech: Admire the famous Koutoubia Mosque, the beautiful Bahia Palace, the Saadian Tombs and the Agdal Garden, and wander through the bustling Jemaa el-Fnaa market. Fez: The first imperial city of Morocco is filled with history: see the magnificent Zaouia Moulay Idriss and the University of Al-Quarawiyine, enjoy lunch in the Medina, explore the historical Jewish Quarter, visit the souks and take in the panoramic views from the Royal Palace and fortifications. Midelt: This small town between the Middle and High Atlas Mountains is a comfortable place for a break during the route from Fez to the desert. Merzouga: Take in the glorious sights of its golden dunes. Ouarzazate: The perfect starting point for a desert discovery journey, known for being a popular cinema-city and its well-preserved Kasbahs. Language English Guide options Guide type: Guide Tips type: Optional Requirements Unmarried couples with Moroccan nationality, please inquire about local legislation concerning accommodation Please note that local conditions prevalent at the time of travel may result in modifications to tour contents without prior notice, including possible change of hotels and/or itinerary Please note that some of the hotels we provide do not serve alcohol