Marrakesh is more than just a city. It is a pearl polished by history and its tradition of hospitality which, for centuries, has known how to welcome visitors.
Marrakech is known as the 'Red City' thanks to the blush-coloured walls that surround it. Constructed in the 12th century, the bricks are made from tabia, which is a mixture of red mud and water from the Hazou plains. But anyone who’s been to the city will know that its nickname doesn’t do it justice. Red is just one colour in Marrakech’s kaleidoscope.
You'll get the best feel for this in the city’s souks. Bright spices are piled up in pyramids, freshly-dyed carpets hang from the sides of stalls, and silver lamps glint with the promise of a genie inside. It’s a similar story in Jemaa el-Fna, Africa’s biggest square. Ten times busier than Piccadilly Circus at rush hour, the market place is alive with snake charmers, story tellers and potion sellers.
Away from the bustling medina area, Marrakech wears a cloak of green. The region around the city is carpeted with gardens. And they’re no ordinary public parks, either. The Menara gardens were built by royalty in the 12th century and the Jardin Majorelle was owned by fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent, until his death in 2008.
Ouarzazate (pronounced Wa-za-zat) is often the goal of travellers looking for the different and more audacious kind of holiday. It is the most important of the southern towns and is strategically located at a crossroads that joins the north to the south and the east to the west.
For those who want a taste of the south, prefer larger towns and do not want to move hotel several times, Ouarzazate is a good location from which to explore with daily excursions as far a-field as Zagora, Agdz, Skoura, Tineghir and the Todra Gorge, as well as dozens of breathtaking kasbahs.
It is an ideal base for exploring the Beau Geste of oasis and dune, which makes Morocco’s South unique.
The original, iconic ‘Tombouctou, 52 jours’ (Timbuktu, 52 days) sign featuring a nomad with a smirking camel may have been swept away in an inexplicable government beautification scheme – but Zagora’s fame as a desert outpost remains indelible. The Saadians launched their expedition to conquer Timbuktu here in 1591, and desert caravans passing through Zagora gave this isolated spot cosmopolitan character. These days Zagora remains a trading post and meeting place, hosting a regional souq on Wednesdays and Sundays and putting on a variety of lively festivals.
Day 1 :AIRPORT MENARA / MARRAKECH
Arrive at Menara airport, meet and greet by a qualified guide and transfer to hotel, dinner and overnight
Day 2 : MARRAKECH / OUARZAZATE (200 km 4 h)
Morning sightseeing tour of Marrakech monuments and souks
Lunch at leisure
Leave by 4X4 Marrakech to Ouarzazate via Taddert and the Tichka mountain-pass. A spectacular route offering wonderful scenery of the Atlas.
After lunch sightseeing tour of the Kasbah Taourirt.
Check in at hotel, dinner and overnight.
Day 3 : OUARZAZATE / ZAGORA (168 km 2h30)
After breakfast, morning free at leisure
Lunch at leisure in a local restaurant and drive to Zagora along a magnificent route punctuated by oases and kasbahs respecting harmoniously the landscape of the Draa valley. This is a wonderful itinerary of oases and kasbahs.
Check in at hotel, dinner and overnight.
Day 4 : ZAGORA / OUARZAZATE / MARRAKECH (370 km 6 h30)
Drive back to Ouarzazate, lunch at leisure and continue to Marrakech
Another stop at Jemaa El Fna square before check in at hotel
Dinner and overnight at hotel
Day 5 : MARRAKECH / AIRPORT MENARA
Breakfast and transfer to the airport to take flight to onward destination.
Package starts from Euro 380 per person Your package price includes the following:
Hotel accommodation as per itinerary in select 4 star hotels.
Daily breakfast & Dinner.
Meeting & assistance by our local office representative upon arrival & departure.
The tour by 4X4 basis 5 persons per vehicle maximum
A national qualified guide accompanying the group since their arrival to their departure
The sightseeing with entrance to the main monuments
The carrying of luggage at airport and hotels
Tips for meals
Package cost does not include airfare.
Package cost does not include GST @ 3.09%
Package price is valid for minimum of 4 adults travelling together.