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Marrakech and Sahara Dunes Express!
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  In early May one of the most popular festivals in Morocco takes place, the Festival of Roses. The celebrating the harvest of roses in the small town of Kelaat M'gouna, located in the Dades Valley, which it is already known as the Valley of Roses. In this town we find all kinds of products made with roses, from perfumes, creams, medicines and even jams. The festival attracts more than twenty thousand people willing to enjoy the dances and folk dances. For three days the town and tourists vibrate with music, colorful and fun. Three days in which to enjoy the best smell of the city: the rose water. Different activities of all kinds are made. They start with covering the streets with a blanket of roses for shows and concerts continue outdoors with Berber groups. Many flower shows are also conducted to look in detail at each particular feature of each issue. The last day of the festival which is usually on a Sunday, the election of Miss Roses takes place. The most beautiful women come out to dance dressed in their best kaftans and decorated with roses. Youll also find exclusive type markets, fairs and souks these days. Do not miss the opportunity to visit a distillery where you will learn how pink rose water is made.
 
  FROM: $1,199.00 - Land only (Starting price per person in Double Room )
 
  Valid: 05 Oct 2018-1st March 2019

Departure dates: Daily

 
  PACKAGE INCLUDES
  • 4 Nights at your selected Riad/Hotel in Marrakesh
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Private Arrival Transfer in Marrakesh
  • Full day tour of Marrakesh
  • Excursion to the Atlas Mountains
  • Private English speaking driver from Day 4 to Day 8
  • 2 Night at your selected Hotel in KELAAT MGOUNA with Dinner
  • 1 Night in the desert under the Tent ( Luxury tent) with Dinner
  • 1 Night in your selected hotel in Skoura with Dinner
  • Private departure Transfer to Marrakesh airport
  • All Taxes
  • Entrances as per itinerary


Not Included
  • Extra Excursions not mentioned in inclusions
  • Drinks
  • Personal Expenses
  • Air Fare
  • Tips


 
  ITINERARY
  • DAY 1: Marrakesh Welcome by our staff and transfer to your Riad. Dinner (optional) and overnight at your Hotel.
  • DAY 2: Marrakesh Breakfast at your Hotel. Morning devoted to the sightseeing of the vibrant city of Marrakesh. Visit of The Photography Museum with clichés dating back to 1870 until 1950, Ben Youssef Madrasa (coranic school), Saadian Tombs, Bahia Palace, an exemplary specimen of the privileged life in the 19th century, and the Jewish Quarter. You will have the opportunity to assist to traditional bread baking and enjoy a funny traditional Barber experience in a Riad in Marrakesh. You will certainly have a walk through the picturesque Djemaa el-Fna, MARRAKESH's main square gathering orange juice vendors, artists, snake charmers... In the afternoon you will discover the other figure of Marrakesh: the city of gardens. You will visit the ''Jardin Majorelle'', an amazing garden created by the French painter Jacques Majorelle, the Menara and Agdal Gardens. The day will be ended by a horse drawn carriage ride through the Palm grove of MARRAKESH, enjoying the stunning sunset, unique to Marrakesh. Dinner and Overnight at your Hotel.
  • DAY 3: Marrakesh After breakfast, you will go for new discoveries and encounters. Pick up around 9O'clock from your accommodation in Marrakech to the direction of the Atlas Mountains, after some 45minutes through olive tree groves we should get to the gate of the Ourika valley at the village of Tnine Ourika, where a Great Weekly market is set every monday where all the peoples living around come to buy their needs for the whole ( great activity). Once visit the market ( if monday) we then start the 2 hours walk through lot of berber villages and through many cultivated terraces till the village of Timalizine from where we cross the bridge and get back to the main road and get back on the car to carry on the journey up the Ourika valley till the stunning village of setti fadma which marks the end of the Tarmac road. Once up here we get off and have lunch in a Local restaurant before we set off for another 45 minutes walk to visit some of the waterfalls. After the visit of the waterfalls, we then get back to the car and make our journey back to Marrakech to get here around 5pm with a possibility of visiting a traditionel berber home on the way back.Overnight at your Hotel.
  • DAY 4: MARRAKECH  KELAAT MGOUNA Route to Kelaat through the High Atlas Mountains via the Tizi nTichka Mountain pass. On the side of the mountains you will see farms and Berber villages. Continue via Skoura where we will visit a beautiful Kasbah called Amridil. Arrival in El Kelaat Mgouna capital of the Damascus rose from Morocco. Accommodation in a hotel located in the valley of roses.
  • DAY 5: KELAAT MGOUNA  FESTIVAL OF ROSES The day to visiting the Roses festival. The last day of the festival which is usually on a Sunday, the election of Miss Roses takes place. The most beautiful women come out to dance dressed in their best kaftans and decorated with roses. Youll also find exclusive type markets, fairs and souks these days. Do not miss the opportunity to visit a distillery where you will learn how pink rose water is made. Accommodation in KELAAT MGOUNA.
  • DAY 6: OUARZAZATE / TINEGHIR /ERFOUD/ MERZOUGA : After Breakfast, road to Boumalne and EL Kelâa via the road of the thousand Kasbahs, passing by Skoura. On the way, we pass the beautiful kasbah of Amerhidel, visit of Canyon Dades and continuation to Tinghir. Tinghir is famous for its magnificent Todra canyons whose rocks reach an altitude of 250 meters. Excursion to the canyons and possibility for a short hike. (Optional) Lunch at a restaurant situated at the foot of the canyons. Continuation to the track road continues till Erfoud, then Merzouga. Dinner and accommodation in Merzouga, at hotel or under desert tents.
  • DAY 7: MERZOUGA - RISSANI - ALNIF - AIT OUZZINE - SKOURA:Sahara Desert Visit and then Departure from the Region to the Saghro Mountains for Lunch in a Berber Village Enroute to Skoura. Walk the desert dunes and explore on your own in and around Merzouga. Take the road to se Merzougas Sahara by piste. Enjoy the flora and fauna that is unique to the Sahara. Then visit the Saharan Desert towns of Rissani and the capital of fossils, Erfoud. Visit the old ksars and then continue the road to the village of Ait Ouzzine, located in Nkob, which is nestled within the Middle Atlas Mountains. Aït Ouzzine is a Berber Village inhabited by over 300 families who live in beautifully painted crenulated kasbahs, with their own henna fields, water wells, livestock, and gardens. This peaceful village is tucked away along an impressive desert route connecting the Draa Valley (Tansikht) and Rissani. Meet a local Berber family, sip tea in the Sagro Mountains, and dine on couscous. Then explore and tour the village by foot. Walk in the green fields and see how the traditional Berbers live with their gardens of herbs, livestock, and henna plants. After lunch, you can have your hands and feet painted with hennaor your hair adorned with saffron by a local village artist and relax. Experience the tradition of Berber perfume made from musk and amber along with the villages own spices. End the afternoon in Ait Ouzzine with mint tea and almonds. Drive through the Draa Valley back to Ouarzazate or the Skoura Palmeraie before sunset. The Draa Valley is the road of the old caravans that once traveled to transport dates and other goods from the Draa Region to Marrakech. Overnight at a Boutique Riad in Skoura.
  • DAY 8: SKOURA - OUARZAZATE - AIT BENHADDOU - TIZZN' TICHKA - MARRAKECH :After Breakfast, we head to MARRAKESH, we head forward on the track road leading through numerous villages before reaching Ouarzazate. Optional Lunch. Continuation Via the Tizin tichka pass, to Marrakesh. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel.
  • DAY 9: Marrakesh: Breakfast, before your transfer and assistance, for your return flight from Marrakesh Menara airport.

 
  HOTELS
  • Marrakech: Riad Beldi****
  • Ouarzazate: Riad Ighnda****
  • Merzouga: Bivouac Tent*****
  • Skoura: Les Jardins de Skoura****
 
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