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Brief description of the holiday
The ingredients of this experience are landscapes, adventures,
laughter and comfort. A route selected between hidden corners and
wonderful views to discover in a group, with new friends and one
expert local guide in Italian. You travel in minivans, yes he
sleeps in Moroccan "Riads" (typical hotels with maps architecture
that recalls the Arab house) or in 4stelle Hotel. The treatment is
half board, with breakfast and dinner.
The biggest surprise that will offer you this experience will be the variety of places we will cross, from the Imperial cities (Fes Meknes, Marrakech) with their incredible Souk markets, to the mountains of medium Atlas from the wooded forests and villages that recall the Swiss Alps, yes, you got it right!
Then the great south, an icon of Morocco, rocky valleys, deserts and oasis between palm groves, still inhabited kasbahs and other monuments, legendary movie theater. All to reach the Erg desert Chebbi with dunes tens of meters high on the border with Algeria, traveling on the back of a dromedary to spend a night unforgettable in an oasis between dances and Berber songs in Magic of the desert! Last fascinating segment will be the fortified city of Essaouria on the Atlantic Ocean, to remind us that Morocco Express ... more than a trip, it's an adventure.
Arrival by plane to Casabanca where one of ours will be waiting for you driver. which will take you to the riad / hotel to spend the first one night in Casablanca. www.oumpalace.com or similar.
Breakfast and transfer to Mekens, the smallest of the cities Imperial. Once you arrive, you will spend the day until after lunch to discover Mekenes, with the possibility of tours with local guide as extra. Late afternoon transfer to Fes, Dinner and Overnight in Riad http://www.riadtafilalet.com/site/ (or similar) or 4stelle Hotel
Fes / Medielt / Merzouga. After breakfast we leave for the neighbor Exceptional Ifrane site at 1,650 mt, dubbed 'Switzerland of the Morocco '' with the storks that nest on the roofs of the houses, then the village of origie Berbera of Azrou, located in the heart of a park natural of 53.000 hectares with forests of cedars and holm oaks, in the middle of ancient volcanoes. Azrou is very famous also for the presence of many monkeys in the surrounding forest. It will then be taken the road that climbs on the Middle Atlas up to the pass of Zad and the town of Midelt at 1488 meters; stop for lunch free. From Midelt you continue through the beautiful gorges of the Ziz, then Rissani and finally Merzouga, door of the desert of the Sahara in the late afternoon. Typical dinner and overnight http://www.xaluca.com/en/hotel/tombouctou/ (or similar)
Desert Erg Chebbi Visit to the caves of natural fossils and the black desert with its volcanic stones where we will take tea with a tuareg family. Then you get to the village of Kamlia, famous for its inhabitants from black Africa and for the their music. Return to the hotel and departure to go into the dunes of the Erg Chebbi desert: excursion on the back of a dromedary of about an hour and a half, the camel driver will accompany us up to one small oasis in the middle of the dunes, you will reach the Berber tents to see the sunset and spend the night. The tireless enthusiasts of wild nature will reach the largest dune of 300 meters and enjoy the sunset or the immense sky and starry. We will spend an incredible and unforgettable night in Berber tent where you will have dinner at the rhythm of the drums and Berber songs and populations from southern Morocco. IS' a walk of 1 hour and a half by dromedary is planned; the dromedaries are equipped with food, blankets and all that it will be necessary. Nomadic tent equipped with mattresses and blankets.
Ait Benhaddou / Ouarzazate Wake up early to see the sunrise and the different colors of the dunes before returning to the hotel always a dromedary back for a shower and breakfast. We will resume the tour towards breakfast and continue through the valley of roses and la 1000 kasbah road, typical buildings of southern Morocco. Stop in the main city of this valley, El-Kalaa M'Gouna, famous precisely for the flowering of roses, from which they are obtained body care products. In the afternoon we reach the kasbah of Taourirt at the town of Ouarzazate, which is also theater of the largest and most famous movie studios of all Africa: the Atlas Studios where films like the were shot Gladiator. We will then proceed to the most scenic kasbah, Ait Benhaddou UNESCO World Heritage Site, film scenario like Il Gladiator, Babel, Lawrence of Arabia, The Legionnaire, The tea in the desert and many others. We arrive in Ouarzazate for dinner and the overnight stay in riad www.darchamaa.com (or similar)
Marrakech After breakfast we will leave towards the mountain pass of the Tizi-n-Tichka. Arrived in Marrakech in the early afternoon. Free time for the visit of the city. The Bahia palace, or the '' Bella '', rich home of the vizier Ba Ahmed, palace Dar Si-Said, also splendid residence of the brother of the vizier and the exterior of the El-Mansour Mosque, also known as the Kasbah Mosque, recognizable for its minaret with turquoise arabesques. Yes then continues with the visit of the Saadian tombs, which guard the sepulters of the rulers and family members of this dynasty. If interested there is the possibility of a Hammam in the afternoon and / or a massage with Argan oil. Return to the riad, dinner. After dinner we can freely walk up to the great Jamaa Square el-Fna where we will find the characteristic street vendors, who they guarantee a continuous show: fortune tellers, enchanters of snakes, musical groups, water carriers, tattoo artists. www.samirariads.com (or similar)
Marrakech / Essaouira Free morning in Marrekech and departure for Essaouria, the ancient city of Mogador, the port, one of the most places animated city and then through the port of the Marina access the upper part of the walls. We will turn around looking for the souks getting lost in a maze of narrow streets. Overnight in the riad, and typical dinner www.riad-mimouna.com (or similar)
Essauira / El Jadida Clation and free time in the city, before leave; stop in a women's cooperative, Asafi, where the grandmother techniques have been passed on to new generations e where you can buy the famous Argan oil and other products food or beauty products in the area. We support the same women in the region to increase their social status. In afternoon we will enjoy the beautiful seaside town of El Jadida, known as Mazagan (the Portuguese colony of Mazagão). Dinner and stay in Riad http://www.dar-delmare.com/ (or similar)
El Jadida / Casablanca Breakfast and transfer to the airport according to the flight schedule.
THE PRICE INCLUDES
- Driver / driver
- All transfers with private minivan
- 9 nights in half board in riad or hotel 4 stars
- Local guides for half a day in Fes and Marrakesh
- Equipment for bivouacs in the desert (tents, mattresses,
blankets, sheets ...), water supplies
- Development Fund amount equal to 5% of the journey
- Europe Travel Insurance RCT insurance
THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE
- Flight to / from major airports
- Lunches and buns at meals
- Tipping & anything not mentioned in the price includes
- Medical baggage and / or travel cancellation policy
You can take the flight directly or do it through of us sending name and surname exactly as passport - date and place of birth - number and expiry date of passport
Air Arabia Maroc operates from Bologna, Turin, Milan, Bologna and Naples duration 4h 10min
+ Flight cost from € 250 per person - quotation on 8 January 2019 Flights may be subject to rate changes until booking a depending on the availability of the companies)
Our trip starts here
Saturday 20 April from 16:00 until Saturday 20 April at 24:00
Our trip ends here
Tuesday 30 April from 0:00 until Tuesday 30 April at 24:00
Other important information
Travel cancellation insurance is available on request EuropAssistance, 5% of the total amount of the trip to be requested in context or maximum in 24h from the booking of the Travel.
Local public transport is not used, but only private vehicles dedicated to the group and are included in the fee.
Overnights: They are all in Riads or 4-star hotels, except for the night in the desert that is in Berber tent as indicated in the program
Climate: mild 15/25 ° except for particular atmospheric events
Health provisions: no vaccines are required obligatory
- Documents required: Passport valid
Payment and conditions
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Knowing what expenses are included and excluded from your booking fee will enable you to have a good idea of the total cost of your chosen experience.
Included in the price.
- Meals on board
- Final cleaning
- Mooring fees
Not included in the price.
- Meals/drinks consumed ashore
- Trip from/to embarkation/disembarkation port
To be paid onboard.
In addition to the price, there will be some additional expenses that you will incur during your trip. Expenses have been listed below.
- Drinks on board
The estimated expenses for the rest of the holiday are approximately 50-150€ per person.