Print this page!! Unique Morocco & Sicily : FARMHOUSES , RIADS AND KASBAHS TOUR!
15 Days/14 Nights
Take advantage of this tour package and explore what Morocco and Sicily have to offer!
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  Come with us to see a different side to Marrakech with this package, from the maze of the colourful Souks to the vibrant atmosphere of the famous Djemaa el-Fna square.With every step and round every corner you can absorb Moroccan history, culture, sights and atmosphere. You can add a short night under a tent by the desert and see the sunrise over the magical sand-dunes of Merzouga! The package includes fine and comfortable farm house accommodations, located in quiet and charming landscapes where you can keep in touch with local traditions and appreciate the typical Sicilian cuisine. Along the way you will have the opportunity to visit archeological sites, ancient cities and some of the best places of Sicily such us Segesta, Erice, Agrigento, Piazza Armerina, Taormina, Syracuse and Palermo
 
  FROM: $1,699.00 - Land only (Price per person in Double Room)
 
  Valid: 27th Dec 2017-31st Mar 2018

Departure dates: Daily

 
  PACKAGE INCLUDES
  • 4 Nights at your selected Riad in Marrakesh
  • Daily Breakfast
  • 1 Night at your selected Kasbah in Ouarzazate with Dinner
  • 1 Night in the desert under the Tent with Dinner
  • 1 Night in your selected Kasbah/Riad in Skoura with Dinner
  • Transfers , tours and excursion as per the itinerary
  • Entrances
  • 7 days car rental Mid Size car in Sicily
  • VAT, unlimited KM, CDW and Theft Protection insurances & $0 excess insurance
  • 2 overnights in in farmhouses in Catania/Etna area
  • 1 overnight in farmhouses in Ragusa/Siracusa Area
  • 1 overnight in farmhouses in Piazza Armerina Area
  • 1 overnight in in farmhouses in Agrigento Area
  • 2 overnights in in farmhouses in Palermo Area


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 Riad.
  • DAY 2: Marrakesh Breakfast at your Riad. 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 Riad.
  • 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 Riad.
  • DAY 4: MARRAKESH/ KASBAH TELOUET / KASBAH AIT BENHADOU OUARZAZATE Departure by 4WD to Ouarzazate via the mountains of the high Atlas passing through the TichnTichka pass at an altitude of 2260 m, via Telouet, an absolutely stunning scenery. Visit of the Kasbah of Telouet, former residence of the Glaoui family, one of the most influential of this region. Optional Lunch, and visit of Kasbah Ait Benhadou. This kasbah is the most famous in Morocco and has served as setting for many famous movies. The Kasbah is now a UNESCO protected monument, continuation and Short visit of Ouarzazate including the Kasbah of Taourirt. Dinner and accommodation at your Riad/Kasbah.
  • DAY 5: 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 6: 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 7: 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 your Riad.
  • DAY 8: Marrakesh: Breakfast, before your transfer and assistance, for your flight to Catania. On arrival in Catania pick up your car and drive to your farmhouse in the Area. Day at leisure
  • DAY 9: Enjoy you day visit Catania and its monuments. Try to visit on your own the Fish Market or book the 3 hours Food Street tour with us!
  • DAY 10: After Breakfast visit the old town of the Roman ruins and Ortigia.Stay at your farmhouse in Ragusa/Siracusa Area.
  • DAY 11: Drive to Piazza Armerina Area for your overnight in a Farmhouse.
  • DAY 12: Drive to Agrigento Area your overnight in a Farmhouse.
  • DAY 13: Departure to Palermo for your 2 nights overnight in a local farmhouse.
  • DAY 14: Palermo Breakfast and day at leisure to visit Palermo Overnight at your farm house.
  • DAY 15: After breakfast your tour end! Drive to the airport to drop off your car.

 
  HOTELS
  • Marrakech: Riad Dar Benbrahim or similar****
  • Ouarzazate: Dar Bladi or similar****
  • Merzouga: Bivouac Tent ****
  • Skoura: Les Jardins de Skoura or similar****
  • CATANIA/ETNA area:: Case Perrotta/Le Case del Merlo*
  • RAGUSA / SIRACUSA: : Il Granaio/ La Perciata/Il Podere*
  • PIAZZA ARMERINA area: : Casale delle Rose/ Il Gigliotto*
  • AGRIGENTO area: : Torre Tabia /Baglio San Vincenzo / Baglio Lauria*
  • PALERMO area: : Antica Stazione di Ficuzza/ Bergi/ Giardino di Donna Lavia or similar*
 
  SPECIALLY SELECTED TOURCRAFTERS HOTELS
All the hotels selected for this package offer you a superior quality: they are charming, well-furnished and ideally located...the best in their category!!!
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