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morocco tour from marrakech
morocco tour from marrakech .Pick up from the airport and transfer to the hotel where you will have the opportunity to take the first contact of the famous Jemaa El Fna square, you will be surprised by its enormous dimensions in spite of being located in the centre of the medina; a real maze of streets and alleys, it will also surprise you when the square entirely changes its scene and is converted for the night into a swarm of food stalls where the people gather for dinner. morocco tour from marrakech
After breakfast and at the time agreed we will make a visit of the city starting with the Menara Gardens; a mirror of the Muslim paradise on earth, this peaceful garden is special for walking and its main charm is located in the central area, around a huge artificial pool, full of enormous fish. Legend says that these gardens were used by the sultans for their dating. morocco tour from marrakech
The Saadian Tombs; perhaps one of the most visited places in Marrakech, were opened to the public in 1917 when they were first rediscovered. In this same garden you can see more than 100 tombs decorated with mosaics, in them are buried the bodies of the servants and warriors of the Saadian dynasty.
The Bahia Palace is a set of gardens built with the intention of being the biggest palace of all times and was the residence of the former Vizier, it includes a courtyard decorated with a central pond and surrounded by very ornate rooms.
The Koutoubia Mosque; one of the most representative monuments of the city, stands out as a landmark with its 69mt high minaret, the tallest building in the city.
Jemaa El Fna Square; it will surprise you by its enormous dimensions in spite of being located in the centre of the medina. It is a real maze of streets and alleys; you will be amazed when the square entirely changes its scenario from a fabulous souk in the day and in the evening turns at night in a swarm of food stalls where the people gather for dinner. Dinner and lodging. morocco tour from marrakech
Today we leave at 8:00 in the morning from Marrakech for Ouarzazate. We cross the high mountains of the HIGH ATLAS and pass through the mountain pass of Tizi n’Tichka at 2260m of altitude; the highest drivable mountain pass in North Africa, where we will make a few stops to give you the opportunity to take photos and enjoy the adobe houses and small Berber villages that we will see on the journey as they blend with the reddish tone of the mountains. Shortly after crossing the Atlas we will take a track to visit the Kasbah of the Pacha Glaoui in Telouet, it has a special charm and viewing the half demolished exterior, nobody could imagine that it might be possible to retain the reception room so well; walls of paintings and engravings, wooden doors of cedar and motifs worked in plaster make this kasbah an important visit. morocco tour from marrakech
Follow the path of various Berber villages we come to the Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou (UNESCO) located on a hill and next to the Ounila River, it was the ancient way of the caravans between the Sahara and Marrakech. This small town with its extraordinary beauty typically consists of overlapping houses and surrounded by a continuous wall, is also very well known for the filming of many famous movies such as: Gladiator, Prince of Persia, Obelix etc. We will continue to Ouarzazate where we make a visit of the most important film studios of Morocco; called Atlas Studios, where renowned international producers have worked and where many films have been shot; many of them related to the history, for example Lawrence of Arabia, the War of the Galaxies, Mummy etc..). Dinner and accommodation. morocco tour from Marrakech.
Today after a good breakfast we will stop to visit the Kasbah of Taourirt; declared a UNESCO heritage site, was the residence of one of the most powerful governors of the region and is now the headquarters of an organization responsible for the conservation of Morocco´s architectural heritage. It was one of the most beautiful Kasbahs of Morocco, there is a lot to admire, inside the impressive thickness of its walls maintains the interior temperature and protects from the strength of the winds and the sand. morocco tour from Marrakech.
Our path continuous in the direction of Zagora, crossing the mountains of the Anti Atlas and through the pass of Tizi n’Tinifift at 1600 meters of altitude and being able to contemplate an overview of the Draa Valley and the impressive Palm Grove. We will go off road at this point crossing an infinite desert stage of Southern Morocco where we pass by various Berber villages and kasbahs, leaving behind our backs the villages of N’kob, Tazarine and Alnif. We will take a stretch of track used by drivers of the Dakar Rally that crosses many of the lost towns of the desert until we arrive at the Mharech Gorge; one of the most beautiful places and at the same time the most simple of all in the desert of Morocco, its beauty is so simple that it makes it immense. This stunning and beautiful gorge with its small oasis of Palms in their interior joins tracks from the north to the south.
Today we will continue along the Dakar Rally crossing more solitary villages and crossing dry river beds, this stage of the track is the hardest but also the most beautiful, we will ride one of the most famous and difficult tracks that were used in the old Dakar Rally, visiting villages and nomads of the desert.
Alternating between rocky tracks and sand dunes our authentic adventure passes by the oasis and the dunes of Ouzina, following more tracks until we will arrive in Khamlia; a village situated in the shadow of the dunes and inhabited by a mixture of Berbers, Arabs and different tribes of sub-Saharan origin, although the majority of the tribe are the bambaras or gnawas, where we will be able to enjoy its amazing folkloric music taking a glass of tea. Our journey continues across the highest dunes of Morocco until you arrive at the Lodge where we will spend the night.
Today we will do a stage where we will cross another one of the tracks that they use in the “Rally Paris-Dakar”. We will cross incredible landscapes arriving at the most needy villages and away from the tourist routes, we will know the desert of Erg Chebbi in its purest state, its sea of dunes and an endless number of impressive landscapes.
After lunch we will be waiting for the dromedaries to enter the desert of dunes, a dream that many travellers always want to have in the desert, the pleasure of being able to sleep in a haima under a sky full of stars, discover for yourself what the silence of the desert is, watch the sunset and sunrise, listen to the drums after dinner and listen to the desert breeze at night in between dunes and in the middle of nowhere. Dinner and accommodation in unforgettable haima.
We get up early to see the magic hour of dawn where the colours of the sky over the dunes are changing little by little with the rising of the sun and which will captivate us each minute. We return with the camels to our hostel where after breakfast we will continue our tour to Rissani where we stop to visit the bustling market where there is a special parking area to leave the donkeys that carry the villagers products such as crafts, food, animals etc. to sell in the market; a sight that amazes all the travellers and tourists that pass through this city.
Our adventure continues in the direction of Erfoud; one of the charms of these small villages we pass is their tranquility, we will also have the possibility of making a visit in the factory of fossils. Our route takes us toward the Palm Grove of Tafilalet which is considered the largest palm grove in the world; with about 800,000 date palms, is the last great oasis before arriving to the desert and the vast expanses of sand from the Sahara. During our route we will make a stop in the Todra Gorges where we will spend the night.
Today leaving behind our backs the Gorges, we will be amazed by the Valley of Roses where its inhabitants cultivate small plots of the botanical species Rosa Damascena in a landscape worthy of admiration because of its contrast of colours. Next stop will be the Palm Grove of Skoura with more than 700,000 palm trees; this place stands out as an important enclave of greenery and the large concentration of kasbahs that are scattered all over the oasis and its surroundings. From this point onwards we begin our return to Marrakech, we will eat our lunch in a roadside restaurant and reach the city by late afternoon.
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