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Brief description of the holiday
This is not just a vacation: it is a travel experience with a traveling caravan that will move between the cities, oases and deserts of Morocco, with a perfect mix of comfort and tradition . 20 people, 5 4x4 cars with the "self drive" formula to be on the front line to discover Moroccan Berber, among imperial cities and tents, to the world's largest desert, the Sahara. We will always be with us a local mechanic and guide to ensure our country's security and knowledge .
All hotels (5 stars) and tents (exclusive for the group) have been carefully selected among the best in the country . In the big cities we will be in luxurious and modern 5 star hotels, in the desert we will experience the thrill of sleeping among the dunes in the tended fields provided by the best organizations, and in the villages we will discover the tradition and Berber welcome in the characteristic and luxurious Moroccan riads.
A journey through the city of sand, breathtaking sunsets, berbie under the stars, fun, quads through the dunes and discover the country's most beautiful landscapes , for a New Year's Eve to discover, live and remember as the best ever.
December 28: Arrival at Casablanca Airport in the evening, check out entry formalities and transfer to a 5 star hotel.
December 29: Casablanca -> Marrakech (250 km) by private bus. Lunch and afternoon dedicated to a guided city tour. Dinner in a typical Moroccan restaurant in the Medina, just steps from the beautiful Djemaa El Fna square. Overnight in 5 star hotels.
December 30: Marrakech -> Ait Benhaddou -> Oasis de Fint (250 km) with 4x4 vehicles. Stop at lunch in the Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou. In the afternoon you will head to the Oasis de Fint, an authentic oasis where life runs smoothly and time seems to have stopped. Dinner and overnight in the tents field equipped with pure berber style.
December 31: Oasis de Fint -> Erfoud -> Merzuga (380 km) with 4x4 vehicles. We head towards the valley of the Dades, on scenic roads bordering red rocks and clay villages. Lunch at Tingi and continuation of the journey to Merzouga, through Erfoud, destined for the Erg Chebbi dunes marking the beginning of the Sahara. New Year's Eve with folkloric entertainment, under a breathtaking star. Overnight in the tented equipped field (tents are provided with beds and private bath).
January 1: Merzouga -> Tazarine -> Mhamid -> Erg Lihoudi (310 km). New Year's inauguration with a quad tour in the dunes of Merzuga. In the late morning, you start with the 4x4 in the direction of Mhamid, in the deep south of Morocco, with stop in the village of Tazzarine, where you can stop for lunch. I arrived at the tent camp late in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.
January 2: Erg Lihoudi -> Zagora -> Ouarzazate (320 km). Early in the morning still a great emotion: to watch the sunrise on the dunes. Then you head towards Ouarzazate through Zagora, the villages of Tansikht and Agdz through the dense Draa valley. In the afternoon we visit Kasbah Taourirt. Overnight in a typical Moroccan Riad (rated 4.5 on Tripadvisor).
January 3: Ouarzazate -> Casablanca (450 km)> Departure for Casablanca with stop in Marrakech for lunch. In the afternoon you continue in the direction of Casablanca with arrival in the late afternoon. Dinner at Rick's Café, bar recreation made famous by Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman in the movie "Casablanca". Issuance of 4x4 and overnight cars in a 5 star hotel.
January 4: Private transfer to Casablanca airport for return to Italy.
THE PRICE INCLUDES
- all overnight stays (3 overnight stays in a 5 star hotel, 3 overnight stays, overnight stay in Riad)
- all breakfasts
- all dinners as per program (including water, wine and the)
- New Year's Eve with folklore entertainment
- the use of 4x4 Mitsubishi Pajero or cat. similar
- vehicle insurance coverage
- 1 4x4 off-road vehicle with autistic-mechanic assistance
- an Italian language guide
- the guide from Italy throughout the trip
- local transfers to private minibuses
- the quad tour at Merzuga for 2 hours (one quad every two persons)
- Visits and Entrances to Kasbah Ait Benhaddou, Kasbah Tifltout, Kasbah Taourirt, Cinema Studio
- compulsory insurance cover
THE QUOTA IS NOT INCLUDED
- Return and return flight from Italy (see below VOLUME)
- vehicle fuel
- vehicle bail (2000 € to be paid by credit card at the time of the car withdrawal, payable in the absence of damage)
- Additional alcoholic beverages at meals
- any tips
- extra personal
- everything not explicitly included
To reach Casablanca from Northern Italy we have a limited number of tickets for direct flights operated by Air Arabia (departure from Bergamo Orio al Serio). The cost per person is 330 euros, taxes and luggage in 20 kg baggage included , followed the operations:
Departure: 28 December 2017 Departure at 18:30 with arrival at Casablanca at 20:30
Return: January 4, 2018 departure at 13:45 with arrival at Bergamo at 17:45
Alternatively, there are numerous low cost and scheduled airlines which operate flights to Casablanca. It is necessary for everyone to arrive in Casablanca by the evening of December 28 with a meeting at the hotel
Note: For organizational or climatic reasons, the circuit may undergo variations without altering the route characteristics and the level of service.
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Orio al Serio, BG, Italia
Thursday 28 December from 19:00 until the Thursday 28 December at 19:00
Our trip ends here
Orio al Serio, BG, Italia
Thursday 4 January from 19:00 until the Thursday 4 January at 19:00
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All members of this holiday have included in the policy share of the policy that provides them with Health Care, reimbursement of medical expenses and baggage damage carried.
SHIPPING ON THE LOCATION
For the tour you will be using 4x4 Mitsubishi Pajero or cat. similar. Each vehicle can carry up to 4 passengers. The tour includes driving in vehicles self-drive, but you may still have the preference to drive at the time of enrollment. In Morocco, you only have the Italian driving license and a decent off-road driving ability. All vehicles are secured with Kasco coverage, which includes an uncovered, and therefore a deposit to be deposited by credit card, for a vehicle of 2,000 euros that will be shared between the car's passengers.
FIREPLACE IN FIELD
For the nights planned in the field you will use traditional Berber-style two-seat curtains with beds, mattresses, sheets and blankets. Despite the facilities being equipped, field life still has a slight spirit of adaptation to desert conditions, for example, in all areas, the toilets will be deprived of the tent.
In the Saharan regions, the climate is warm and dry, with considerable thermal excursion between day and night (even 20 ° difference). In winter, average temperatures are 15 ° / 22 ° and 8 ° / 5 ° minimum with tips that may reach 0 ° in December / January. The hourly difference with respect to Italy is 1 hour.
No vaccination is required.
The passport must be valid for at least six months beyond the travel date and not contain any entry visa to Israel. No entry visa required to enter. It is forbidden to leave Morocco with Dirham. At the end of your stay in Morocco, you can convert only the Dirhams you have purchased before or after making your receipts in Euro or other foreign currency.
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Included in the price.
- Museum/park/places of worship admissions
- Drinks as stated in the program
- Individual and/or group local transport
- Activities as stated in the program
- Tour Leader
- Insurance coverages as stated in the program
- Trips as described
- Meals as stated in the program
- Local Guide
Not included in the price
- Flights or Transfers from/to the destination
- Meals not listed in the program
- Personal extras
- 5% platform booking fee
- All services not mentioned in the program
Extra expenses to be paid during the holiday
The total amount of extra expenses for the whole duration of the holiday will be about oltre 300€ per person.