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Southern Loop, 4x4 tour (set departure, or private)

MRC 1005 - 08 days / 07 nights
Tour departure dates for 2012:

This escorted tour begins very SATURDAY, year around

Can also be arranged on private basis for any travel dates

Tour Itinerary

DAY 01 - Arrival:
Arrival to Marrakech Airport and meet for transfer to hotel. Rest of day/evening at leisure. Overnight Marrakech.

DAY 02 - Marrakech:
The entire day will be devoted to visit Marrakech (by minivan). Marrakech, the second oldest imperial city, called “The Pearl of the South”. Historical sightseeing includes the Menara Garden, the Saadien Tombs, the Bahia Palace, the Koutoubia and the Dar Si Said Museum. Lunch at hotel. Afternoon visit of the souks and handicraft quarters, displaying a variety of items and the famous place Djemaa El Fna with its non stop entertainment. Optional: Moroccan dinner in a traditional restaurant.

DAY 03 - Marrakech / Ouarzazate / Zagora:
Departure by 4x4 to Ouarzazate through the high Atlas Mountains and Tizi’n’Tichka pass (altitude 2260m.) Lunch (optional) en route and continuation to Zagora crossing the Anti-Atlas mountains. From Agdz, start the track road leading through numerous villages and palm groves along the Drâa river.

DAY 04 - Zagora / Erfoud / Merzouga:
Excursion to Tamegroute, visit of the famous library containing old books and documents dating back to the 12th century. Visit of the sand dunes of Tinfou. Departure to Erfoud, partly by track road and partly by normal road, through Tansikht and Nkob where splendid sceneries of pre-saharian desert dotted with Berber villages and of the Sargho Mountain massive follow each other perpetually. Lunch (optional) at Tazzarine, small Berber village. Afternoon, continuation to Erfoud via the villages of Alnif and Rissani, birthplace of the present Alaouites Dynasty. Experience a dinner and night under Bedouin tent at a camp site “Bivouac” at the foot of the Merzouga sandy dunes.

DAY 05 - Erfoud / Tineghir:

Early wake-up to admire on the spot, the sunrise on the top of the Merzouga sandy dunes. Breakfast at the camp, continuation to Tineghir, visit of its magnificent Todra Canyons which rocks reach an altitude of 250 meters. Lunch (optional) at a restaurant situated at the foot of the canyons.

DAY 06 - Tinghir / Ouarzazate:
Departure to Boulmane where we enter the Dades Canyons for a visit. Via the road of the thousand kasbahs, continuation to EL Kelâa from where we take again the track road to the village of Skoura until Ouarzazate. On the way, we pass the beautiful kasbah of Amerhidel. Lunch (optional) on route. Dinner and accommodation in Ouarzazate.

DAY 07 - Ouarzazate / Marrakech:
Short visit of Ouarzazate including the kasbah of Taourirt and continuation to Aït Benhaddou. This Kasbah is the most famous one in Morocco and has served as decor for many great movies. The Kasbah is actually UNESCO World Heritage. Continuation to Telouet by the track road which is one of the most difficult part on this tour. We are crossing 2 river beds and are climbing the Atlas Mountains. The scenery is stunning. Visit of the Kasbah of Telouet, former residence of the Glaoui family, one of the most influential families of this region, Lunch on the way. Continuation to Marrakech via the Tizi’n Tichka pass (2260 m altitude). Optional: typical dinner under caidal tents at the famous "Chez Ali" restaurant, enhanced by the performance of several folkloric troops representing different regions.

DAY 08 - Departure:
Breakfast, check-out and as per your international/domestic flight departure time transfer to Marrakech Airport.

What's included?

Arrival & departure airport transfers in Marrakech

Hotel accommodation including breakfasts & dinners

One night at campsite in Merzouga sandy dunes desert

Transportation by 4x4 vehicle, max 4 persons per vehicle

Professional driver-guide (English, French or Italian)

Local guide for visits of Marrakech, Ouarzazate & Rissani

Main entrance fees to sights indicated in the program

Taxes and services

Average Package Rates:

4*, low season, 630Euro per person sharing in double/twin

4*, middle season, 745Euro per person sharing in double/twin

4*, high season, 790Euro per person sharing in double/twin

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