Morocco: Nomadic Dreams

| Morocco | Marrakech | Ouarzazate | Zagora | Merzouga | Erfoud | Essaouira |
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Summary

As soon as you arrive in Marrakech, you will be invited to enjoy the peace and quiet of an oasis in the middle of bustling Marrakech, at La Villa des Orangers. Time to head towards Ouarzazate, the mythical gate to the Great South… After lunch in an authentic Kasbah at Ait Ben Addou, famous for its ksar classified as UNESCO world heritage, you will follow the trail of great film makers in the film studios before going on to Kasbah Ellouze.

You will then drive along the Draa valley with its endless palm groves before arriving in Zagora, the great caravan centre where you will stop in a green oasis at sunset. The next day the desert will beckon you. On the road, far from tourist routes, you will be amazed by plateaus blackened by the sun, generous sand dunes, enigmatic rocks, improvised tracks. After meeting a school-master who runs a local children’s association and visiting his school, you will enjoy moments of emotions. 

At sunset, you will reach Merzouga and its breathtaking sand dunes, some as high as 150m, whose multiple shades of orange vary with the light. Paradise for relaxing, for enjoying the therapeutic virtues of a hot sand bath or discovering with amazement the multiple facets of nomadic life.

Erfoud and its date market, the vast Todgha gorges, the enchanting valley of the roses heady with fragrance, the exotic Dadès valley with a thousand Kasbahs... you will stop in all these wonderful places before reaching an oasis in Skoura.

The last surprise of this highly colourful journey is an escapade to Essaouira the white city, on the Atlantic coast, with its medina classified as UNESCO world heritage. Here you will plunge into traditional Morocco with its timeless market scenes and inimitable art of living.

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS:

- VIP Atlas Elite Welcome at airport back & return with fast-rack service with access to Lounge and personalized assistance at airport., conciergery service
- A luxury 4 X 4 at your disposal with chauffeur during your whole trip
- A qualified guide at your disposal during your whole trip who will show you the finest secret haunts
- One night in luxury room with dinner at La Villa des Orangers, member of Relais & Châteaux
- One lunch, one dinner and overnight in suite in an authentic Kasbah at Ait Ben Addou
- Visit of film studios in Ouarzazate
- Visit of the library at Tamegroute, the Koranic school and the pottery with initiation
- One lunch at Riad Dar Soufian in the palm grove of Zagora
- One night in traveller room with dinner at Azalai Desert Lodge in Zagora
- One lunch in a the road to the Sahara
- A walk in the palm groves with your guide who will show you the way crops are irrigated in the region
- 2 nights in Royale suite with dinners in suite in Kasbah Tombouctou in Merzouga at the heart of the orange-tinted dunes
- A camel-ride in the dunes at sunrise and sunset
- A day in the Rose Valley and the Dadès gorges with lunch at the heart of the Todgha cliffs
- One night in double room with dinner at Les Jardins de Skoura’ at the heart of a scenic oasis in the Moroccan Atlas near Ouarzazate
- One dinner in the prestigious Dar Moha in the Medina of Marrakech and night in Les Jardins de La Médina in superior room garden view
- One day to discover Essaouira with a visit of the medina and an unforgettable Art & Spa experience
- One night in Unik prestige room at ‘Villa de l’O’, an XVIIIth century riad with colonial atmosphere in the medina of Essaouira

Itinerary

Day 1 - 2
Excursion starts:

As soon as you arrive in Marrakech, you will be invited to enjoy the peace and quiet of an oasis in the middle of bustling Marrakech, at La Villa des Orangers.

Accommodation: Villa des Orangers

Day 2 - 3
Excursion starts:

Time to head towards Ouarzazate, the mythical gate to the Great South. After lunch in an authentic Kasbah at Ait Ben Addou, famous for its ksar classified as UNESCO world heritage, you will follow the trail of great film makers in the film studios before going on to Kasbah Ellouze.

Accommodation: Kasbah Ellouze

Day 3 - 4
Excursion starts:

Today you will drive along the Draa Valley with its endless palm groves before arriving in Zagora, the great caravan centre where you will stop in a green oasis at sunset.

Accommodation: Azalai Desert Lodge

Day 4 - 5
Excursion starts:

The next day the desert will beckon you. On the road, far from tourist routes, you will be amazed by plateaus blackened by the sun, generous sand dunes, enigmatic rocks, improvised tracks. After meeting a school-master who runs a local children’s association and visiting his school, you will enjoy moments when time stands still in the nomads’ camp in the desert. At sunset, you will reach Merzouga and its breathtaking sand dunes, some as high as 150m, whose multiple shades of orange vary with the light.

Accommodation: night in the dunes!

Day 5 - 6
Excursion starts:

Paradise for relaxing, for enjoying the therapeutic virtues of a hot sand bath or discovering with amazement the multiple facets of nomadic life, from oasis to oasis.

Accommodation: night in the dunes!

Day 6 - 7
Excursion starts:

Today you will visit Erfoud and its date market, the vast Todgha gorges, the enchanting Valley of the Roses heady with fragrance, the exotic Dadès Valley with a thousand Kasbahs. Later you will reach Les Jardins de Skoura.

Accommodation: Les Jardins de Skoura

Day 7 - 8
Excursion starts:

Back to the red city, Marrakech. Diner at Dar Moha. 

Accommodation: Les Jardins de La Medina

Day 8 - 9
Excursion starts:

The last surprise of this highly colourful journey is an escapade to Essaouira, the white city on the Atlantic coast, with its medina classified as UNESCO world heritage. Here you will plunge into traditional Morocco with its timeless market scenes and inimitable art of living.

Accommodation: Villa de l’O

Day 9 -
Excursion starts:

Transfer from to Essaouira Airport or Marrakech for a flight back home.

- This is a guide itinerary and can be modified to suit. It is subject to availability and price at the time of booking. Other conditions may apply -

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