Looking for the Desert – see it here

GREAT SOUTH- 8 Days / 7 Nights
Day 1 Marrakech (D)
Upon arrival at Marrakech Menara Airport, you will be welcomed by your driver / guide. You will be transferred to your hotel where you will be given time to settle in and freshen up.

Day 2 Marrakech (B, D)
After breakfast, the group will have a guided tour of Marrakech, the southern pearl of Morocco. You will discover the Palace if the Bahia, the Saadian Tombs, the Menara Basin and many other hidden treasures. Lunch will be taken in one of the finest traditional restaurants in Marrakech. After lunch, you will continue with the tour on to the magnificent Koutoubia Mosque and the famous Djemaa el-Fna, one of the center attractions of Marrakech. Coming alive at night with the local storytellers, entertainers, and mouth-watering barbeque pits, the square is well worth a visit.

Day 3 Marrakech / Ouarzazate / Zagora (B,D)
After breakfast you depart for Ouarzazate over the High Atlas Mountains through the Tichka Pass. Keep your eyes open for the Berber villages tucked away in the mountain side. In the afternoon, you will tour Aït Benhaddou, one of the world’s most magnificent Kasbahs; this setting has been used for more films than any other location in Morocco. You will set off through the Draa Valley to Zagora, the edge of the Sahara Desert. You can choose to stay in a small hotel on the edge of the dunes or sleep in the Berber tents.

Day 4 Zagora/ Erfoud (280 km) (B, D)
After an early breakfast, you will set out across the barren desert land in your 4 wheeled drive vehicles. You will experience the desolate vastness of the edge of the Sahara Desert. Upon arrival in Erfoud, take some time to relax and freshen up. In the evening, you will enjoy a camel trek in the dunes for the sunset. You will return to you hotel for the dinner. ***For those wishing for adventure, you may choose to sleep out at the dunes***

Day 5 Erfoud / Todra Gorges (B, D)
After an early breakfast, the group will depart for the Todra Gorges. On the way you may stop for an exploration of this Berber village. The trip through the beautiful Amellago Valley will consist of some normal roads and some dirt tracks. You will continue through the picturesque Todra River Valley, which makes for a beautiful journey towards the final destination for today, the magnificent, colossal Todra Gorges (600 feet). Dinner will be served at the hotel.

Day 6 Todra Gorges / Ouarzazate (B, D)
After breakfast, the group will depart for Ouarzazate along the road of 1000 kasbahs. On route, you will visit the beautiful Dades Valley and stop for lunch at Elkalaa of M’Gouna, the city of roses. After lunch you will visit the Kasbahs of Taourirt and Tifoulout, and then on to Ouarzazate. Dinner will be served at the hotel.

Day 7 Ouarzazate / Marrakech (B, D)
Your last day of travel will take you back to Marrakech, over the High Atlas Mountains.

Day 8 Marrakech (B)
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for departure.

Tour Includes

Hotels
Half Board – 2 meals each day
Transportation (4×4 Vehicle or Tour Bus)
Driver / Guide fees
Excursion fees (Camel Trek, guide, tent)
Portage Tips
Does not include: Airfare / Drinks / Personal Spending Tips for guides and drivers Travel Insurance

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