8 DAYS OF SOUTH, DESERT AND SAND DUNES

This is our grand trip to get to know cities such as Marrakech, Fez, the desert area of Ouarzazate and the Erg Chebbie dunes in Merzouga, this is the trip to stimulate your senses, one of the best experiences of your life.

OUR TRIP INCLUDES

  • Ferry ride from Tarifa to Tangier (there and back)
  • A Spanish guide whom speaks Spanish, English, French and Arabic
  • A Moroccan guide whom speaks Spanish, English, French and Arabic
  • All the transfers
  • 6 nights in a hotel with breakfast included
  • 1 one of ‘glamping’ in the desert full board
  • All dinners, except for Marrakech, Ouarzazate and Fez
  • All lunches (a drink included)
  • Entrance ticket to the Hassan Mezquita ll (Casa Blanca)
  • Entrance ticket to the Bahia palace (Marrakech)
  • Entrance ticket to the cinema studios (Ouarzazate)
  • Camel ride along the desert
  • 4×4 route along the desert
  • Guided visits to the Medinas in Marrakech and Fez
  • Visit to the Ben Haddou Kasabah
  • Visit to the oasis of Fint
  • Visit to the Todra gorge
  • Visit to the cedar forest of Azrou
  • Visit to the Plaza of Curtidores
  • Mineral water and fruit throughout the trip
  • Photos from throughout the trip
  • travel insurance, local fees and management expenses.

DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • Cancellation insurance (optional to purchase at the same time as the booking)
  • Alcoholic drinks with the meals
  • Dinner show of Marrakech, Ouarzazate and Fez
  • Everything that is not in ‘our trip includes’ paragraph

NOTES

  • Our entrance route to Morocco will be from Tarifa to Tangier, as it is the most comfortable and the closest way
  • It is important that your passport is up to date and has more than 6 months validity
  • This trip will take place with a minimum of 12 people. The agency would inform you with plenty of time on whether the correct amount of people have been reached
  • The ferry journeys are subject to sea conditions, so in some cases that could lead to delays or a change of port
  • In case of closure of the maritime traffic on the day of departure, the trip will be postponed for the next scheduled departure and may be requested for the reimbursement of all payments not having any right to compensation
  • We are at your disposal, please call 952 553 493 or WhatsApp on 657 898 426
  • In case of closure of maritime traffic on the return day the return will be postponed until the reopening of the ferry line, the costs for further accommodation will be covert by the client, the guides will still be at your disposal
  • The Salamandra Travel agency will fill in your entry form for you
  • Inform us from where you are departing, and we will help you to find a plane, train or bus to get to the point of departure of our trip

PRICES

  • The price of this trip is of 940 euros per person sharing a double room
  • 210-euro supplement for an individual room
  • Please consult for prices for ages 12 or under

Day 1 Tarifa port to Casablanca:

The port of Tarifa will be our meeting point, our guide will be there waiting upon your arrival, after his presentation we will begin this extraordinary trip by departing to Casablanca, and stopping for lunch in Kenitra on the way.

Day 2 Casablanca to Marrakech:

After a good breakfast, we will visit the amazing Mezquita of Hassan ll, the second biggest in the world. After the visit we will head approximately 3 hours south to Marrakech, where after checking in to the hotel we will visit the Palace of the Bahia and the Mezquita of Coutoubia from the Xll century. We will finish of the morning in one of the most famous plazas of the world, Plaza Jamae El Fna, bursting with life and colour. This is where will be stopping for our lunch and once we have finished, the rest of the day can be spent enjoying the Medina and to do our first bit of shopping. The sunset in Jamae el Fna is magical, this will be one of the most amazing moments of our trip.

Day 3 Marrakeh to Ouarzazate

We shall start the day with a good breakfast as we will be crossing the Gran Atlas, landscapes of amazing beauty await us. As we climb more then 2200 meters, after a 4 hour journey, we arrive in Kasabah Ben Haddou. Now stop reading this, and look for an image of this Kasabah and just imagine walking through the inside, the sensation will be one of the big moments of our trip. After this visit, we arrive to the Ouarzazate hotel and after our lunch, we shall visit the Fint oasis, a place where not many tourists visit, but a place bursting with life.

Day 4 Ouarzazate to Merzouga

Waking up in the Oscar hotel, is like awaking in the scene of a film, not only for its charm, but also because in the nearby studios films such as The Gladiator, The jewel in the Nile, Lawrence of Arabia, Asterix and Obelix, The Mummy and many more were filmed. We will have the opportunity to visit the studios before departing for Merzouga in the middle of the desert. Today we will have lunch in the Todra gorge, another emblematic place in Morocco. At dusk the landscape turns golden, because of the desert sands of Merzouga.

Day 5 Merzouga

If we thought nothing could beat yesterdays sunset, we were wrong, every moment from today will be special, from sunrise to sunset. After breakfast our skillful drivers will take you on a 4×4 route to visit the nomadic families, where we will have tea and will get to know their way of life, another one of the moments of our trip. Next on our schedule are the sand dunes, did you really think the only cars used for the desert where the Paris-dakkar vehicles? Our experienced drivers will make this the best 4×4 route you have ever experienced. Time to relax, we will travel to the nearby village of Khamlia to hear Gnawa music, performed by descendants of slaves, a gift to our ears. And now the palate, todays lunch will be different, very different, but very nice. After free time, we shall go on a camel ride at sunset through the desert to arrive to our campsite, dinner will be served and we shall spend the night in a luxurious tent.

Day 6 Merzouga to Ifran

Wake up in the middle of the desert, another big moment of this trip, after breakfast we depart back to the hotel in our 4×4 vehicles, and we start our journey to Ifran (A little Switzerland in Morocco). One of the highlights of our route today is the Palm Grove of Iziz, the largest in Morocco, in the evening we will arrive to our hotel in Ifran, you will not believe that you are still in Morocco, as there is amazing contrast of landscape, we will have gone from the Sahara Desert to the huge forests in one day.

Day 7 Ifran to Fez

After having breakfast, we will visit the cedar forest of Azrou and the macaques for a drink. From Azrou it will take only one hour to reach the mythical city of Fez, there we will visit the famous plaza of the Curtidores, its impressive Medina and the Royal Palace. After the visit, the afternoon will be dedicated to free time, ideal to do some shopping. Tonight, we will be able to enjoy a special dinner with music in one of the palaces of the Medina.

Day 8 Fes, Tangier, Tarifa

We have reached the last day of our trip, we depart our route to Tangier, the city where we started the trip, we shall have some lunch and will head towards the ferry. Our trip has come to its end, and we will take a lot of great memories, lived in the company of amazing people whom have shown us their country, Morocco, a place full of life, kind people beauty, exquisite gastronomy and a varied cultural wealth.

Salamandra Travel reserves the right to modify the schedules and order of visits depending on the circumstances of the trip

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