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Kasbahs & Sahara – EMDK

Overview

Experience the magic of Morocco with our 'Road of Thousand Kasbahs' group tour. Starting in Casablanca, we'll explore Fes, the science capital, before venturing south for a camel ride in the desert. Don't miss the stunning Todra Gorges and the historic Ait Ben Haddou village. Our journey concludes in vibrant Marrakech, the Red City. Book your spot now for an unforgettable adventure through Morocco's diverse landscapes and rich culture!

Highlights
Fes Medina Guided visit
Merzouga overnight and camel ride
Todra gorges visit
Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah visit and sunset moment
Marrakech Medina Visit
Details & Program

Arrival at Casablanca

Hotel: Hotel Atlas Delta or Equivalent

Arrival at your hotel is a good chance to meet your tour leader and get to know the group and maybe enjoy an optional dinner together, Overnight at your accommodation in Casablanca.


Casablanca / Rabat / Volubilis / Fès

Hotel: Hotel De La Paix or Equivalent (Breakfast Included)

You'll start your day after breakfast by passing through the capital Rabat. Along the way, you'll visit the ancient site of Volubilis, where you can explore its history and impressive architecture, including the magnificent baths and marble columns. Then, it's on to Fes, the oldest city in Morocco, famous for its labyrinthine streets totaling around 9000.


Fes Medina Visit

Hotel: Hotel De La Paix or Equivalent (Breakfast Included)

Today, you will have a city visit to Fes El Bali, also known as Medieval Fes, where the oldest university in the world, "El Karaouine," is located. You can explore Medrassa Bounania and some Quranic schools. Additionally, you can visit interesting places such as the Ennejarine Museum and Fundok, which was one of the oldest hostels in the city for caravan traders during the Dark Ages. Evening time might be a great opportunity to relax at your accommodation.


Fes / Middle Atlas/ Merzouga Desert

Hotel: Les Dunes D'or or Equivalent (Breakfast & Dinner Included)

Embark on a captivating journey through the Middle Atlas mountains, encountering Barbary Apes and exploring the charming city of Ifrane. Witness the transition from the lush Green North to the rugged beauty of the Dry South as you discover authentic villages along the way. Indulge in a delicious optional lunch in Midelt before venturing to Merzouga for a mesmerizing camel ride into the golden sand dunes. Experience a captivating desert sunset before enjoying a traditional dinner under the starlit sky, perhaps accompanied by Tuareg songs, as you prepare for another day of adventure.


Merzouga / Todra Gorges

Hotel: Auberge Royal Palmas or Equivalent (Breakfast Included)

Wake up early to savor the breathtaking sunrise, then retreat to the Auberge for a refreshing break and a delightful breakfast. Embark on a scenic journey to the town of Tinghir, with the option for a pleasant lunch en route. Your knowledgeable tour leader will guide you through the awe-inspiring Todra Gorges, towering 400 meters high, where you may even glimpse daring climbers scaling the cliff sides. Take a tranquil stroll through the serene palm groves before descending to your accommodation, soaking in the beauty of this remarkable landscape along the way.


Todra Gorges / Ouarzazate

Hotel: Les Jardins Du Ouarzazate or Equivalent (Breakfast Included)

Today, you'll embark on a journey along the renowned Road of the 1000 Kasbahs, where the landscape is adorned with ancient fortresses and traditional tribal outposts known as "Ksars" or "Kasbahs," once formidable defenses against historical invaders. En route, keep an eye out for the picturesque blooming blossoms of MGouna, adding a touch of natural beauty to your adventure. As you arrive in Ouarzazate, often referred to as the Hollywood of North Africa due to its film studios and artificial sets, the exploration continues. You'll have the option to visit the historic Kasbah Taourirt or immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of the local herbal market. Rest and relax in comfort at your accommodation in Ouarzazate, ready to continue your journey of discovery tomorrow.


Ouarzazate / Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah Visit / Marrakech

Hotel: Hotel Gomassine or Equivalent (Breakfast Included)

Embark on a journey to discover the wonders of Morocco as you travel to Ait Ben Haddou, a charming village with a stunning view from the top of Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, famous for its appearances in movies like Gladiator. Continue your adventure to Marrakech, passing through the breathtaking Atlas Mountains and the iconic Tizi'n Tichka Passage. Explore Marrakech's rich history and culture, with optional visits to landmarks like the Saadian Tombs and Bahia Palace. In the evening, enjoy an optional dinner in Jamaa Lafna Square, surrounded by the lively atmosphere of local performers. Rest at your accommodation in Marrakech, ready for more adventures tomorrow.


Departure to Marrakech Airport

Hotel: Hotel Gomassine or equivalent (breakfast included)

Unfortunately, your journey has come to an end. You still have the option to extend your stay at the hotel or arrange a departure transfer to Marrakech airport. Your tour leader will be happy to assist you whenever needed.


Included / Not Included
Transportation: Private minibus for circuit days 2-7.
Accommodation: 7 nts Basic hotels, based on twin-share rooms.
Meals: 7 breakfasts; 1 dinner (at desert day 4).
Local English speaking tour leader to accompany group days 1-8.
Local Guides Local English speaking guides at Volubilis; Fes; Marrakech
Entrance Fees Volubilis (The Roman Ruins); Fes (Medrassa); Marrakech (Saadien Tombs; Bahia Palace).
Other services: Camel ride per person on day 4.
Meals, other than those listed in the itinerary.
Drinks, laundry, souvenirs and other items of a personal nature.
Tips and gratuities.
Entrance Fees not mentioned at the included services.
Optional excursions/activities.
Airport transfers & other transport (Not mentioned at the Included services).
Extra nights not mentioned on the itinerary.
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Information
Trip Details
Tour type
Group Tours
Duration
8 days / 7 nights
Departure days
Regular departure
Languages
French, English
Selected trip
Arrival City Casablanca
Departure city Marrakech
List of group departures
Hotel
Date
Arrival date
Departure date
Duration
Arrival City
Departure city
Action

Hotel: Hotel Atlas Delta or Equivalent - Casablanca

Arrival date 14/06/2024

Departure date 21/06/2024

Duration 8 days / 7 nights

Arrival City Casablanca

Departure city Marrakech

Remaining Spaces
Price per person
Action
Remaining Spaces 14 persons
Price per person 834 $

Hotel: Hotel Atlas Delta or Equivalent - Casablanca

Arrival date 05/10/2024

Departure date 12/10/2024

Duration 8 days / 7 nights

Arrival City Casablanca

Departure city Marrakech

Remaining Spaces
Price per person
Action
Remaining Spaces 14 persons
Price per person 834 $

Hotel: Hotel Atlas Delta or Equivalent - Casablanca

Arrival date 21/10/2024

Departure date 28/10/2024

Duration 8 days / 7 nights

Arrival City Casablanca

Departure city Marrakech

Remaining Spaces
Price per person
Action
Remaining Spaces 14 persons
Price per person 834 $
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