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Oriental & South Tour incl Ouazazate & Marrakech

MRC 1008 - 10 days / 09 nights
Tour departure dates for 2012:

January 07th + 21st •• February 04th + 18th •• March 03rd + 17th

April 07th + 21st •• May 05th + 19th •• June 02nd + 16th + 30th

July 14th + 28th •• August 11th + 25th •• Sept 08th + 22nd Oct 06th + 20th

Tour Itinerary

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

DAY 02 - Fez:
Visit of Fez, the 1st Imperial City: The Medersa (Islamic University), the Karaouine Mosque from the Outside and different markets of very special Fassi handicrafts. Lunch (optional) in an Arab house in the old medina. Afternoon continuation of the visit including :The Mechouar of the Royal Palace, the Jewish district called Mellah, Bab Boujloud, the ruins of Merinides with a panoramic view of the old part of the Medina.

DAY 03 - Fez / Taza / Oujda:
Departure by minivan with driver to Oujda via the Taza which is a small city developed around a fortified land by the Berbers during the X Century. Due to its strategic position between the Rif mountain and the Atlas mountain chains, it became a very attractive place for many people coming from the east who wanted to invade Morocco. Optional lunch on the spot. Arrival to Oujda and visit: located at the boarder with Algeria ,this city was built in 994 by Ziri Ben Attia. This city kept its specific and strictly traditional aspect such as: the kasbah, the three fountains, Hammam El Bali with an Andalusia style, Beni-Ouattas which are the Mérinides ruins as a Medersa which is a symbol of the cultural importance.

DAY 04 - Oujda / Figuig:
After breakfast departure by way of Bouarfa a crossroad city between East, West, South and North. It has a continental semi-desertic climate. Orientation tour and lunch (optional). Then, departure to Fguig, a city of 56.000 km2. The reputation of the city is due to the existence of very old historical monuments, a large variety of landscape, oasis, mountains, sandy dunes and huge and magnificent palm groves which are the biggest in the country and a real attractive touristy site (more than 100.000 palm trees dates and hundreds of different fruit trees). They are irrigated by spring water and dwells.

DAY 05 - Figuig / Erfoud:
Early breakfast and departure for 5 hours driving to reach Errachidia by crossing many landscapes of nearly dead vegetation. Many off road conserves till nowadays its patrimoine of old Sijilmassa the city martyr, founded in the VII Century. This famous city and was the economic and cultural capital of the countries located between North and South African countries, Europe and Middle East. Lunch (optional) on route and continuation towards Erfoud reached after one hour drive.

DAY 06 - Erfoud / Merzouga Dunes:

Breakfast with day at leisure or join on option extra excursion, such as: Excursion to Merzouga by 4WD with lunch, or afternoon tour on camel back with possibility of meeting nomads caravans, or free time to explore the nice landscape around the sandy dunes until the magnificent sunset admired on the top of the dunes. Experience a dinner and night under Bedouin tent at a camp site “Bivouac” at the foot of the Merzouga sandy dunes.

DAY 07 - Merzouga / Tinghir / Ouarzazate:
After breakfast at the camp, departure to Tinghir well known for its luxurious palm grove. Visit of Todra Gorges, a natural site with very high cliffs and a very attractive site for film productions. Lunch (optional). Afternoon, continuation to Ouarzazate by crossing many fortified Berber villages of terra cotta and the off road of Skoura.

DAY 08 - Ouarzazate / Marrakech:
After breakfast, visit of Ouarzazate, the starting point to the southern parts of Morocco. This city est famous by its Movie Studios, its famous Kasbahs Tifoultout and Taourirt. Then drive to Kasbah Ait Benhaddou considered the well preserved and beautiful Kasbah in the south, it is a Unesco World Heritage site. Visit and lunch (optional). We will continue our journey by crossing the Tizin-Tichka pass (2260 m alt) covered by snow a long period of the year.

DAY 09 - Marrakech:
After breakfast, visit of the Pearl of the South : la Koutoubia built at the same time than Hassan Tower in Rabat and Giralda in Seville during 12th century, the Saadian tombs dating back to XVI century, the Bahia Palace, the Menara gardens and pool. Lunch at hotel. Afternoon, visit of the souks, the Medina and end this visit by the famous and unique Djemaa El Fna square where life never stops. Free moment for you to stroll around. Optional: Typical dinner under Caidal tents at the famous "Chez Ali" restaurant, enhanced by the performance of several folkloric troops representing different regions.

DAY 10 - Departure:
Breakfast, check-out and as per your international/domestic flight departure time transfer to Marrakech Airport.

What's included?

Arrival & departure airport transfers

Minivan with Professional driver at disposal

Local guides for visits as per the program

Hotel accommodation with breakfasts & dinners

01 night under Berbed Ten with breakfast & dinner

Taxes and services

Average Package Rates:

4*, low season, 1015Euro per person sharing in double/twin

4*, middle season, 1065Euro per person sharing in double/twin

4*, high season, 1150Euro per person sharing in double/twin

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