CHARM DUNES & THE MAGIC ATLAS MOUNTAIN
Duration : 10 DAYS / 09 NIGHTS
Day 1 : ARRIVAL DAY
Upon your arrival to Marrakech Menara Airport, special arrangements will be made to assist you to avoid any delays as you will proceed through customs & immigration. Then, you will find your private driver and expert private guide waiting for you at the Airport to transfer you to your hotel for check in, take somme rest & refresh, the rest of the day is at your own leisure, spend it as you wish. Overnight at Le Radisson blue or similar.
Day 2 : MARRAKECH
After breakfast, you will start your exploration of the fascinating city of Marrakech, go back in time to discover the mysteries of this amazing Red City. You will see the Bahia Palace, known for its incredible gardens, built in the 19th century, built to be one of the greatest palaces of its time from which derives the name Bahia: Brilliance. you will continue your time travel through the Medina red-walls in the direction of the highest building in Marrakech. Your visit will also include The Kououbia Mosque, known as the mosque of the booksellers. Then, you will head to the Koranic school Ben Youssef, named after the Almoravid Sultan who made Marrakech a well-known place worldwide. This school is the largest Madrassa in all Morocco. Once done, you will go to the Jewish Mellah to shop for the best leather and pottery Morocco can offer. Later you will head for tea at sunset to enjoy the golden views of the Jamaa El Fna Square which has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage cultural space. Overnight at Le Radisson blue or similar.
Day 3 : MARRAKECH
After breakfast, you will start your visit of the towns’ famous gardens, you will start by the visit of the famous Majorelle Gardens : Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé bought the Jardin Majorelle in 1980 and saved it from falling victim to a real estate project and becoming a hotel complex. The new owners decided to live in the Villa Bou Saf Saf, which they renamed Villa Oasis, and they undertook the restoration of the garden in order to make the Jardin Majorelle become the most beautiful garden by respecting the vision of the original owner Jacques Majorelle. You will enjoy your walk around the cactus trees. Once done, you will go to Paradis du Safran which is located a few kilometeres from Marrakech to enjoy your garden’ visit & lunch time around the beautiful garden & safran flowers followed by a quick visit to the superb Anima garden. Overnight at Le Radisson blue or similar.
Day 4 : ATLAS MOUNTAINS
After breakfast, you will leave your hotel in Marrakech for a destination to valley Ourika, a beautiful green & attractive valley in the foothills of the fabulous Atlas Mountains. Through the Oued Ourika’ river you can see the small Berber villages with mud houses clinging to the mountain sides. This small village is inhabited by berber families, known for their traditional lifestyle as well as their unique berber dishes & tagines which are different & special which you will definitely taste while enjoying your lunch, you will continue to reach the seven waterfalls of Setti Fatma ; your next step will take place at Lala Takerkouste valley which is a small berber village that is considered as one of the most attractive & visited place by tourists from all over the world, the dam Lalla Takerkoust form is an artificial lake of 7 km long. You will stop there to take some nice pictures & have some time for relaxation around the beautiful nature. After a long day through the berber villages & lakes, you will take the road to Imlil village to overnight at your hotel. Overnight at Kasbah Tamadot or similar.
Day 5 : IMLIL
Today, after a nice breakfast, you will enjoy a whole day of excitement & good moments with your expert guide exploring landscape, nature and traditional food & the beauty of the small village of Imlil which is nestled in the heart of the Atlas Mountains, situated 1740 meters above sea level. It is close to Mountain “Jebel Toubkal,” the highest peak in Northern Africa. Imlil is known as one of the best places to gain the mule tracks and trails around the mountains. During your day you can do hiking from Imlil to Asni, there are shops where you can purchase anything for souvenirs such as handmade jewelry, headscarves and traditional clothing. Overnight at Kasbah Tamadot or similar.
Day 6 : IMLIL-OUARZAZATE
Today, after a nice breakfat, you will go through the fabulous High Atlas Mountains through the Tizi’n tichka Pass (2260 m) along a Mountainious road full of small villages and waterfalls to Ouarzazate. A stop for mint tea gives you the opportunity to savor the beauty of the environment, before arriving at the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, where you will stop for lunch. Then you will continue to Ouarzazate where you will spend the night. Overnight at Le Berbere Palace or similar.
Day 7 : OUARZAZATE – RISSANI – ERFOUD – MERZOUGA
After breakfast, You will take the road to reach Merzouga desert, en route you will enjoy your visits of Kasbah of Taourirt and the Atlas Studios : the largest and most famous film studios in all of Africa, afterwards, you will see Rissani, the old Sijilmassa, the economic capital of Morocco. It holds a market known in particular for the sale of medicines, donkeys and Berbers, besides many traditional kasbahs and other buildings. When you arrive to Erfoud, the desert is upon you, near the oasis of Merzouga, you will be impressed by the beauty of the biggest dunes of Erg Chebbi, here, you will feel and live the true desert, the one where the annual rainfall is below 100 millimeters. This is the place where, oasis apart, nothing grows, nothing moves. Aside from the wind modeling an ever-changing horizon. You will leave your luxury private car at the end of the paved road, and meet with your escort driver on 4*4 vehicle to take you to your luxury desert camp. You will then dine around the light of the fire, under trillions of stars. Overnight at Erg Chebbi sahara luxury camps.
Day 8 : MERZOUGA DESERT
Today, early in the morning, you will leave your luxurious tent to see the golden dunes & watch the sunrise, then return back on your camel to the camp for a majestic breakfast. Yo will then have the chance to see & discover more the secrets of the desert through the visit of a nomad family under their own tents, after you will enjoy your picnic lunch in the desert. Afterwards, you will return back by your 4*4 vehicle to your luxury desert camp to enjoy the incredible luxury of your exclusive camp. Overnight at Erg Chebbi sahara luxury camps.
Day 9 : MERZOUGA-MARRAKECH
After breakfast, you will leave your luxury camp for a destination to the superb & most famous city of Marrakech, before your arrival you will make stops in the road through the unique & thrilling Atlas mountains to take some photos & enjoy the beauty of the sceneries all over the road. Overnight at Le Radisson blue or similar.
Day 10 : DEPARTURE FROM MARRAKECH
Today, you will say goodbye to Morocco, your private driver will escort you from your hotel in Marrakech to Marrakech Airport for your departing flight, once there, you will receive a VIP treatment to fascilitate the customs & immigration procedures.