Pick up in Marrakech Airport and transfer to your Hotel.(optional Marrakech by night using horse drawn carriage just before dinner time to taste the beauty of Marrakech during the night. (Overnight in Hotel wazo,Hôtel Marrakech Le Semiramis,kechboutique Hotel,or something similar)
After breakfast we will start our Marrakech city tour with Majorelle Gardens. This beautiful botanic garden took the painter Jaques Majorelle over 40 years to be completed.After that we go to visit from outside the famous koutoubia Mosque,which was built in 12 century by Almohad dynasty and is characterised with its wonderfull Minaret with four gilded orbs. Then we go to visit Bahia palace .
This palace was built by Ahmed ben Moussa in the 19 century and well decorated with traditionnel Moroccan tilling, carved plaster, cedar wood ceilings.
When we finish our lunch, We start the souks visiting a berber women co-operative,and know about the method of making the endemic Argan oil in Morocco and have an idea about the spices that we use for cooking and some herbes that Moroccans use in traditional way to heal sepecific illness. Most of the women working here are the sole earner of their families,so those co-operatives were created to improve the social situation of berber women and help them as well to get an important social status within the Moroccan society.
we go to walk through the souks of the Medina.Free time in the square,before going back to the Hotel.(optional camel ride in the Palmeraie of Marrakech).
The tour will end in Jemaa Elfna Square.overnight in Marrakech (Hotel Wazo,Keckboutique,or similar, Le semeramis )
We will pick you up at 08h00 o’clock from your hotel for a journey that will last 6 hours driving. We will cross Tichka Coll which is about 2260 meters high above the sea level. We will have a visit to the most famous Kasbah in Morocco”Ait Benhaddou”. this amazing architecture of the houses in the pre-Saharian regions, and also a Unesco world heritage.After that we will go to visit Atlas Film Studio,which is considered as the world's largest Studio.Many films such as :Gladitor,The Mumy,Kingdom of Heaven,Babel,Game of the Throne use the services of this Studio.After that we will go to visit Kasbah Taourirte .The latter was built during the 17 century by a rich and powerful family.This kasbah played a great role during the 19 century, by controlling The river of Draa and Dades, as they were playing a vital role for Saharan trades routes.
We will spend an overnight in Ouarzazete.(kenzi Azghor Ouarzazete)
After having breakfast, we will continue our way through some beautiful Berber villages such as: Skoura oasis, Kalaat M'gouna( famous for the Roses festival every year in May.
We continue our way passing via Boumalne Dades and have a stop to take a a panoramic photo of Dades Valley .we will head to Tinghir and have a nice walk in Todgha Gorges(we can have lunch here and then continue to Merzouga).
After that we drive to Erfoud,This city was an important city for caravanes going to Toubouktou and Ghana. It is well known with a lot of factories of fossils, and dates. Every years in october the annual date Festival is held three days in the city
Arriving to Merzouga, we will take a break then we will go for an hour camel ride to the nomadic camp in the heart of the desert, and see the sunset in the beautiful sand dunes. After that we have dinner and listen to the Sahrawi Music, and spend and overnight. Full of memories under the nomadic traditional tents( overnight in a nomadic camp in the heart of the desert)( Sand fish luxury camp)
After having breakfast, we leave the camp, and drive to the village of Khamlia, where we will meet the Gnawa musicians and listen to their music. This kind of music originate from sub Saharian African countries, may be from Mali, Senegal, Chad, Nigeria. we drive to Rissani. This City was a former important caravane centre, because of its strategic location in the crossways between the North and the South.when arrive to Rissani,we will visit Moulay Acherif Mausoleum(The founder of Alouite Dynasty).After that we will eat a typical traditional meal of the region is called Madfouna(or the local pizza).Then we will drive passing via Alnif،Tazzarine to arrive to Zagora.when arrive to Zagora we will make Sightseeing of the city:we will see see the religious school that is a part of Zawiya Naciria, which was built by
Abu Hafs Umar b. Ahmed al Ansari( 16 century).It is also a library that contains old precious books.After that, we will go to see Tamgroute's galazed ceramic that is very famous all over Morocco. (Overnight at Zagora in Kasbah Sirocco)
After having breakfast, we travel via draa Draa valley which extend for more than 190 km.According to the ancient local oral heritage,the valley used to have Crocodiles swimming in it.In our way,we will see many traditional villages and discover how the local make a living working in Agriculture. (Overnight at Marrakech in Hotel Wazo,Kechboutique or similar)
We drive you to the Airport and wish you a good flight back home.
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