8 Days in The Big South
Greeting at Marrakech Menara airport, transfer to your hotel or Raid in Marrakech,
Departure is planned from Marrakech at 8h00 in the morning, we take the road to cross High Atlas Mountains via the Tizi N'Tichka pass (2660m) towards Ouarzazate, you can have lunch in a restaurant with a panoramic view of the famous Kasbah of Taourirt which presents the historical and cultural interest of Ouarzazate. After lunch you will travel to the south and cross the second pass which is Tizi N'Tnifift at 1660m, you will reach the first administrative centre called Agdz that marks the source of Draa Valley. You will continue through the lunar landscapes and the Pre-Sahara routes until you get to Zagora which is a small town, the native region of Saadian dynasty. 20 km further more you will arrive to Tamgroute, a small village where most of locals are pottery artisans; Tamgroute is also well known by its old Koranic School and library collecting the old books. You will be back to Zagora where you will spend your first night at the Hotel. The journey Duration: (360 km)
After breakfast, you depart from Zagora towards the famous dunes of Erg Chebbi in Merzouga. The adventure continues along the valley of Draa. You will have a free time for lunch in Alnif, after that, you will continue to Rissani city, the original capital of the Alawites Sultans. Rissani is known for its important market for caravans of sub-Saharian region Sijilmassa and the Moulay Ali Cherif gate. Afterwards, you will cross the Erg Chebbi to arrive to Merzouga dunes. From here, the caravan begins by exchanging your transportation by camels, a camel ride over the dunes at the sunset; this is where you can spend the night in a Berber nomadic tent in the between the Erg Chebbi Dunes. The journey Duration: (320 km)
A wake up early morning to admire the sunrise, if you wish it of course, After the breakfast, we will leave to Erfoud, a city known for fossils, you will cross the Tafilalt oasis, a short break to see the ancient system of irrigation before you arrive to Tinjdad. Continuation to Todra Gorges where you will have free time for lunch and you can take a walk along the gorges, local restaurant are available between the canyons of Todra gorges. In the afternoon, you visit the city of Tinghir espacially the Jewish district. The journey Duration: (200km)
We start the tour via the Dades valley with its beautiful landscapes, Kasbahs and panoramic views of the ocre mountains where the colors and contrast changes every 200m. You will join the principal road nicknamed the road of 1000 kasbahs for many of the Kasbah you cross, then you will visit the city of roses called Kelaa Mgouna, a rose festival is celebrated every year in this city, then the fascinating Skoura palmeraie 50km before getting to Ouarzazate. You will continue to Ait Ben Haddou village, the fortified ksar with its beautiful Kasbahs, Ait Ben Haddou is classified as human heritage by the UNESCO and it has served as a natural decoration for many movies. Once you get to Ait Ben Haddou village, you will have free time for lunch in a local restaurant overlooking the Kasbah, and then you take a walk to go on the top of the hill to dominate the whole village. The journey Duration: (180km)
Departure to Marrakech via the beautiful Ounila Valley following the previous caravan trail just recently renovated which used to exchange the products coming from sub-Sahara Africa with Marrakech, Lunch at Telouet with Berber family, Possible visit of the Kasbah before returning back throughout the High Atlas. The journey Duration: (180km)
Your tour usually starts at the 12th century Koutoubia Mosque. This mosque's beautiful minaret dominates the skyline of Marrakech and can be seen from almost every approach to the city thanks to a long-standing planning ordinance that forbids any other building in the old city to rise above the height of a palm tree. You will also visit the El-Bahia Palace; this 19th century palace is elaborate in its decoration and was built over a period of seven years for Ba Ahmed, the son of the Grand Vizier Si Moussa. There are row after row of apartments—that once housed Ahmed's harem—a trapezoidal garden, a huge tiled courtyard, and many hidden treasures, both in the form of antique objects d'art and the palace's convergence of Andalusian and Moorish architecture. One of most visited sites in Morocco is the Saadian Tombs which were only accessible via the mosque next door. However, in 1917 they were opened to the public and can now be accessed via a narrow passage that leads to an enclosed garden watched over by two mausoleums that include more than one hundred mosaic decorated tombs. The Koranic School Medersa Ben Youssef which is a Theological college founded by the Merenid Sultan Abu Hassan in the 14th century, and restored in 1564 by the Saadians who made it the largest theological college in the Maghreb and a rival to the important Medersa Bou Inania in Fés, Overnight in Marrakech.
Transfer to the airport of Marrakech, End of Service.
• Best time: All year round
• Departs from: Marrakech
• Departure times: Varied
• Starts & ends in: Marrakech
• Duration: 8days/7nights
• Type: The Big South
• 2 Adult: P/p €849 ;
• Guides/Drivers Speaking: English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Berber,
• Child Age Till 12= 50%Discount
• Solo Travelers: On request
• Meals: 7 Breakfast; 4 Diners
• All private transportation by minibus with an English speaking driver.
• Airport transfers
• 7 Nights accommodation in 2-3 stars hotels on twin/double shared basis
• Guided tour in Marrakech
• Flights, visas, airport taxes
• 1 night in Marrakech
• Other meals not listed in the itinerary
• Tips, drinks, laundry, souvenirs and other personal expenditure
• Personal travel insurance
Price in € Euro P/P
2 adults: €849
Contact us for group discount pricing.
To book this trip we should get a 20% of deposit and the rest when you arrived in the country. The only possibility to send as a payment is by PayPal or bank transfer because we don’t accept credit cards, we are a small business company!
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