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Out of season it is quiet, with little more to do than relax, surf and gorge on shellfish. In spring and autumn, birdwatchers arrive to observe migrating pink flamingos, avocets, stilts, godwits, storks, waders, terns, egrets and warblers on the lagoon and surrounding coastal wetlands.


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FULL-DAY TRIP TO OUALIDIA AND SAFI FROM MARRAKECH

From Marrakech, 3 hours drive to reach the city of Oualidia, a peaceful seaside town located on the Atlantic coast midway between Essaouira and Casablanca. This quiet and charming town deserves its nickname "Blue Pearl of Morocco". Arriving in Oualidia we will explore all the wonders of its coast and take a walk in its sandy beaches. You will enjoy, thus, the tranquility of this beautiful coast lined with cliffs. Explore the lovely cornich stretching over 12 km and enjoy a nice setting and breathtaking views of the beach. Then, let yourself try tasting oysters and other seafood; that make the famous of Oualidia; under an umbrella at the edge of the beach. In the evening, enjoy a ride in the small town and admire its charm. Visit the old Kasbah of the Sultan and its ruins that could be seen from the upper part of the city. The place is wonderful and will guarantee you a total change of scenery. For even more scenery, we will take the coastal road towards Safi where you will cross a landscape with striking contrasts! From market gardens to salt marshes, between desert and ocean, this is an unlikely meeting place between sheep, camels and flamingos.

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2019 New Private Full Day Tour From Marrakech to Atlantic Ocean Oualidia

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Lagoon of Oualidia, Oualidia, Doukkala-Abda RegionOualidia is well off the tourist trail but well worth a visit if you fancy a recreation day on the coast as part of your stay in Morocco. Famous for its oysters, delicious fresh seafood and splendid seawater lagoon, for most of the year Oualidia is a dreamy Atlantic fishing town. A long sand bar separates the wild Atlantic Ocean to create a tranquil and very picturesque lagoon. Nearby, the Oualidia estuary is a haven for migratory birds.On this recreation day, we include a boat trip to explore the lagoon. You’ll have time to unwind on the dune-swept beach and if you fancy something more energetic you can hire a kayak, mountain bike or walk along the coast. Duration: 5 hours

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Cities, Mountains, and Sahara Morocco Tour

ItineraryDay 1: Arrive at Casablanca - Rabat Guided City TourStop At: Casablanca Mohammed V International AirportOnce you land at the Mohamed V Airport in Casablanca, your guide will meet you at your arrival gate to take you immediately to check-in to your hotel in Rabat. This is a wonderful short drive of about 45 miles through the lush farms and exotic plants. You will reach Rabat, a city styled in a spaciously elegant European grid, yet slightly aware of its modernity. Rabat and its twin city Sala Colonia are separated by only a river but are historically worlds apart. They have an ancient legacy that spans hundreds of generations. Each civilization that has inhabited each of the cities has left its mark, resulting in a wide variety of architectural styles, including those from the Phoenician and Roman eras.You will spend your day discovering the delights that Rabat has to offer. Your guide will take on a historical and lively tour of the Jewish quarter, the Mellah in the Heart of the city starting at Place Sidi Makhlouf. The 12-century ramparts are best seen from this landmark. Walk up to Bab Chellah in the medina and cross Sidi Fateh St. This will lead you to the traditional Souk Laghzel (Yarn market). Your guide will introduce you to the importance of this guild on a textile role in the Moroccan society.Later, you will cross to the citadel of the Oudaya Kasbah entering from its 12th-century main gate to explore an extraordinary Medieval Moorish marvel overlooking the delta of Bourgreg River. You will have the opportunity to visit the old-fashioned Moorish gardens, stop in a traditional coffee house for mint tea, and in between explore the Oudaya museum of tribal arts and crafts. A docent will introduce you to traditional Berber Textiles.You will continue your quest exiting the Oudaya Kasbah and up the hill to visit the Hassan Tower and Mohamed the V Mausoleum, an emblem of the real Moroccan architecture at its finest. You will reach the Royal Palace and the Necropolis of Chellah at the end of your tour. Finally, you will return to the hotel for dinner and other accommodations.Duration: 4 hoursMeals included: • Dinner: Buffet Dinner at the HotelAccommodation included: Overnight at the Chellah Hotel or similar, 4 starDay 2: Rabat - Meknes - FezStop At: Volubilis, Meknes-Tafilalet RegionThis journey will take you from imperial time of Rome to the third century A.D. Unlike the movies, this temporal voyage will take almost the entire day. (Of course, there will be stops along the way.) The first stop will be the ancient Roman city of Volubilis. Volubilis was a critical city in the imperial Roman department of Mauritania (modern-day Morocco, and its actual provinces in the Sahara) during the reign of Caracalla. Volubilis is impressively well preserved and the genius of Roman urbanism is still intact. The two central integral streets in every Roman castrum, the Cardo, and Decumanus, are prominent. The cardo is the boulevard which runs north-south and the Decumanus, east-west. The intersection of the two is the heart of every Roman city. There you will find the ruins of the ancient forum.Jumping forward in time and just a few minutes away is the venerated citadel of Moulay Idris, founded in the 8th century by Moulay Idris Al Akbar, grandson of the Prophet Mohamed (s.a.w.s). This citadel is considered to be both the cradle of Sufism to Moroccans and the rest of the Muslim world.It is the first Islamic capital of the premier Arab dynasty. The city was created primarily for the indigenous population that migrated with Moulay Idris from the Middle East. You will drive around 15 miles to the next stop, the imperial city of Meknes. Meknes is a 17th Century city built by Moulay Ismail to rival Fez. It is also considered to be the Versailles of Morocco.Finally, you have reached your destination, the ninth century city of Fez. In the evening, you will get a taste of the greatest of the Imperial Cities. You will visit the sights on the outside of the ancient walled city, including the ramparts, the gates, and the Borjs (Moorish Forts). After this introductory aperitif to Fez, you will dine in your hotel and prepare for day three: Fez!Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Hotel L'Escale or similar 4 starsDay 3: Fez Guided City TourStop At: Medina ToursVisiting Fez is like traveling back in time. It is a unique experience. Undeniably fascinating, Fez stimulates the senses with its haunting yet beautiful sounds, visual splendor, and evocative smells. The most ancient of the imperial capitals and the complete medieval city of the Islamic world, Fez is reminiscent of a city suspended in time, unfazed by the constantly evolving world outsides of its walls. Fez owes nothing to the Western world, save electricity.Time spent in Fez will reveal much about the sophistication of the Moroccan artisan, providing an unparalleled learning experience to those who cross its path. Your morning will be spent visiting the Medina. Our specialized guide will take you on a historic discovery of the city of Fez starting at the King s Palace and its Meshwar with ramparts and majestic gates.Next, you will explore the Jewish quarter, a 15th-century citadel with all its Moorish maze architecture and medieval glory. Visits to Sephardic synagogues and mausoleums of holy Rabbis will be the highlights of this part of town. Then, we will drive to the Merinides hill to visit their necropolis. Here you will enjoy the best panoramic view of the old walled Medina, brimful with its countless minarets to call for the prayers in a city that has responded to these calls for 12 centuries. Drive down the hills to the gate of Bab Guissa to leave your vehicle and enter an ancient world. Fez has preserved its Medina as it was centuries ago. Not even a bicycle is able to be used as a tool for transportation. Only donkeys, mules and horses are able to help to move all that the city produces and needs as supplies.The first guilds you will immediately encounter are the cobblers, the saddlers, and blacksmiths interlaced by some caravansaries for tribesmen who come from the surrounding areas to trade and supply their needs. Down the hill to Juteya you will encounter all sorts of crafts but noticeably carpenters and leather workers as one of the traditional tanneries is not far. This walk will lead you to El Ashabine square with its variety of activities. From there, you will find your way to the Sgha square which will lead you to Attarine then Souk el Henna and the Mausoleum of Moulay Idris, the founder of Fez. Next, to it, you will visit the Nejjarine square with its famous fountain, its guild of carpentry and the museum of folk arts at the Fondouk.You will walk to the tannery and on to visit the great Mosque university of Al Quarrawiyyine, passing by Shemmaine, the market of dried fruits. After that, you will visit the Medersa Attarine and walk to Sbetryyine, a guild of bookbinders, which will lead you to the Seffarine Square, where the tapping of metalworkers is still deafening passerby as it was the case for centuries. You will break for lunch then continue exploring the marvels of Fez Medina. These will highlight the Dyers souk, Foundouk Tetouani and the shrine of Sidi Ahmed Tijani. You will end your walk at foundouk Lihoudi where a local Fez family will host you for traditional mint tea in their home. Finally, you will return to your hotel for dinner and other accommodations.Duration: 6 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Hotel L'Escale or similarDay 4: Travel to Merzouga Dunes via the Atlas Mountains Scenic Road visiting natural sites and Berber villagesStop At: Merzouga Desert, Merzouga, Meknes-Tafilalet RegionYou will spend your day discovering the rural environs of the Atlas Mountains Berbers. Covered with evergreen pines, tall cedar trees, and poplars, and laced with flowing streams, your first view of the Middle Atlas will appear oddly un-Moroccan. Passing by Imouzzer, with a quick stop at the Swiss-like town of Ifrane, you will soon come across the first real town of the Middle Atlas, Azrou.Azrou is an important market center for the region s Berber tribes, located at a major junction of mountain routes. Your driver will take a little detour in a cedar forest to introduce you to one of the oldest inhabitants of this region, the Berber apes. This may also coincide with the encounter of a nomadic family in its temporary encampment. As nomads are very hospitable people, whenever we encounter them we are all invited at least for a mint tea under their tents.At Midelt, the Middle Atlases give way to the High Atlas Mountains, whose peaks are visible through the haze, soaring to over 12,000 feet. You will stop in Midelt for lunch, enjoying the dramatic sight before you. You will then continue to Erfoud, one of the most delightful southern regions consisting of a dry, red belt of desert with a sudden drop into the lush valley of Ziz, with copious date palm groves and flowing streams. Visit the gorges of Ziz and some of the oases and natural sites before you reach the magnificent oasis of Erfoud.After you arrive in Erfoud, you will leave your vehicle and hop into the 4-Wheel Drive cruiser which takes you to meet a caravan of camels that you will ride to camp. You will conclude your day in your camp over the dunes of Merzouga where tents are pitched for you to enjoy a night under the African Skies. After dinner, the Rokba drummers will illuminate your night with their lively dances and moving chants. Enjoy this encounter of Man and nature at its best.Duration: 7 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Dinner: Tonight Dinner will be in the nomadic Moroccan style under Bedouin tents pitched for our group over the Dunes.Accommodation included: Camping night under the Sahara Milky Way sheltering SkyDay 5: Full day excursion to explore Oases and Valleys of the Open Sahara desert breathtaking landscapesStop At: Dades Gorge, Ifrane Atlas Saghir, Meknes-Tafilalet RegionYou will leave Erfoud traveling west toward the Valley of Todra, which lies right between the Atlas Mountains and the Sahara Desert. You will reach Tinghir, the town where we will be spending the night. Only 15 kilometers from Tinghir inside the Valley of Todra, you will find the Todra s highest and narrowest gorges in the region.Next, you will travel through the Dades valley, wherein the spring, thousands of Persian roses bloom in hedgerows, filling the air with their heavenly perfume. You will also see the thousands of Kasbahs scattered along the Dades River, majestic sandcastles with a visually appealing, timeless beauty. Today, you will continue to explore the Dades Valley, traveling through El Kelaa De Mgouna and Boumalne to view the inimitable natural vistas and unusual rock formations. You will then continue onward to Ouarzazate, which is one large oasis that intercepts the flow of water between the Dades, the Draa valleys, and the majestic High Atlas Mountains. This is an ideal place to stop for the night. You will conclude your day with dinner and other accommodations in your hotelDuration: 8 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast: Todays breakfast will served over the dunes of Merzouga, Nomadic style right after your sunrise stroll over the dunes. • Dinner: Dinner will be in your Kasbah Like Hotel in OuarzazateAccommodation included: Overnight in Hotel Tichka Salam or similar 4 star hotel in the center of Ouarzazate.Day 6: Travel the Atlas Mountains Highest Pass to Reach Marrakech, Best man-made Oasis on earthStop At: Marrakech Souk, Marrakech, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz RegionYou will spend most of your day en route to Marrakesh, exploring the legendary Kasbah of Ait-Benhaddou, a renowned architectural marvel classified as UNISCO world heritage. Your journey will lead you to the highest pass in Morocco, the Taddart and Tizi Tishka pass, at an altitude of 11,000 feet. This pass divides the mountains into two distinct facets: the harsh, stark side acting as a shield that protects the hinterland from the harsh, dry expansion of the Sahara, and a lush side, soft and evergreen, which collects the moisture from the Gherbi winds of the Atlantic Ocean.You will arrive in Marrakech, a city of pleasure for both visitors and locals, where southern tribesmen and Berber villagers bring their goods to market and find a variety of entertainment. To tourists, the city is a feast for the imagination, full of incomparable beauty, situated before the towering mountains that provide a thrilling backdrop. After a visit to the bustling Jemaa El Fna square, you will conclude your day with dinner and other accommodations at your hotel.Duration: 6 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at El Andalous Hotel or similar 4 stars. This Hotel is centrally located in Marrakech best neighborhood.Day 7: Full Day guided historic and Cultural tour of Marrakech with most knowledgeable Official guideStop At: Marrakech Souk, Marrakech, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz RegionYou will devote your morning to the exploration of Marrakech s many historical sites, starting at the Menara, a magnificent pool surrounded by flowerbeds, reflecting the image of an exquisite Moorish edifice. It was constructed in 1866 for dignitaries, who enjoyed glorious sunsets with the ethereal Atlas Mountains as a backdrop. The pool also functions as an innovative irrigation system that is serving dry life in the desert.Your tour will cover many impressive sites, including the Koutoubia Minaret (which is identical to la Giralda, a tower found in Sevilla, Spain), and the Saadien tombs, which demonstrate Moorish architecture at its best. The tombs consist of sixteenth-century mausoleums, which had lain walled-in and undiscovered until 1917. Next, you will explore the gardens of the Agdal then the Marjorelle. Finally, you will return to your hotel for dinner and other accommodations.Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Dinner: Dinner buffet at the Hotel Accommodation included: Overnight at El Andalous Hotel 4 star or similarDay 8: Travel to Ourika Valley to explore Berber daily life and old Jewish Heritage in MoroccoStop At: Ourika Valley, Ourika, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz RegionYou will begin your day with an excursion to the Ourika Valley, where you will visit the traditional Berber Souks, as well as the Jewish shrines. After lunch, you will visit the Berber Museum of Arts and Crafts to learn about the dwellers of these mountains and their products before you discover their workshops and sophisticated, hand-made products. You will return to Marrakech for dinner and other accommodations at your hotel.Duration: 4 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Hotel El Andalous or similar 4 star hotelDay 9: Travel to day west to the ancient fishing port of Essaouira, a picturesque Atlantic Shore town with a mythic history.Stop At: Essaouira Fishing Port, Essaouira, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz RegionYou will begin your day by traveling to Essaouira (Mogador), a picturesque city with a rich history. With a fascinating antiquity, Essaouira was occupied by the Phoenicians and Carthaginians, supplied essential purple dyes to the Romans, absorbed the sophisticated Jewish arts of silversmith, and spent centuries as a Portuguese enclave.Despite the obvious influence of these civilizations, Essaouira has managed to remain a small, authentic Berber town. Alive with the breath of fresh air provided by the Atlantic, Essaouira is a jewel nestled in the ragged coast, with a vast expanse of empty sands trailing back along the promontory towards the South. After an introductory tour, you will conclude your day with dinner and other accommodations in your hotel.Duration: 6 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Hotel Mogador or similar 4 star. A well located hotel in aproximity to everything in Essaouira. Day 10: Travel today along the Atlantic shore line scenic road visiting Old Safi, Oualidia to reach the famous Casablanca. Stop At: Old Medina of Casablanca, Casablanca, Grand Casablanca RegionYou will travel to Casablanca, stopping at El Oualidia for a seafood lunch. You will continue onward to El Jadida, where you will visit the citadel, evidence of the 11th century Portuguese occupation. Finally, you will arrive in Casablanca, having completed a journey that has led you through immeasurable antiquity. You will conclude your day with a farewell dinner and spend the night at the hotel.Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Oum Palace Spa or similar 4 star in downtown Casablanca. Day 11: Transfer to Casablanca Airport in the morning to catch your flight back homeStop At: New Medina of Casablanca, Casablanca, Grand Casablanca RegionYou will depart for Casablanca Airport in the morning where you will board your flight back home with a lifetime worth of memories packed neatly into your suitcase.Duration: 45 minutesNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

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Private 2 Days trip to l'Oualidia and Safi from Marrakech

ItineraryDay 1: Day 1 : Marrakech – Oualidia Stop At: Click ExcursionsDeparture at 08 am from your hotel towards the Atlantic coast to the well-known Oualidia. This quiet and charming city known as "Blue Pearl of Morocco" a quiet coastal city located on the Atlantic coast halfway between Essaouira and Casablanca. It takes 3 hours by car to get to it from Marrakech . Upon arriving at Oualidia, we will explore all the wonders of its coast and stroll along its sandy beaches. You will enjoy, as well, the splendid beautiful waters stretching along the Atlantic coast Afterwards, we will go to taste a delicious meal made of fresh seafood goods awaits for you at lunch time, in local restaurant at the beach.At the end of the afternoon you will enjoy a beautiful sunset view, all relaxed on your benches at the beach before heading for dinner and night in your hotel. Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight in a comfortable hotel Day 2: Day 2: Oualidia – Safi – Marrakech Stop At: Lagoon of Oualidia, Oualidia, Doukkala-Abda RegionAfter breakfast around 09 am, departure to Safi north of Essaouira, Safi town of fishermen and is now known throughout the country for the expertise of its artisans in pottery and ceramics. You will start your visit with the famous castle of the Sea (Ksar el Bahr, built in the 16th century) then you will climb on the walkway to admire breathtaking views of the port and the ocean. Then a short walk to the Medina is required across Socco Street to the door Bab Chaâba, where you will discover the factories of pottery and shopping arcades that are considered as real caves of Ali Baba. You can also visit the kasbah of Safi, which now houses the National Museum of Ceramics.After a small break for lunch, you will admire the magnificent panorama offered by the cliff of Sidi Bouzide which dominates the whole city of Safi and its port, famous in Morocco for sardines fishing and in the world for phosphate export.Departure to Marrakech at the end of the afternoon.Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

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Marrakech & Essaouira Combination From Casablanca

Day 1 : Casablanca - Marrakech We will pick you up at 8:00  from your accomandation and visite Casblanca city ( Economic Capital of Morocco) , we start by  the Hassan II Mosque from interior ,the United Nations Place, Mohammed V Square.we leave the Casablanca city  to Marrakech , We will spend the night in a Riad .Day 2 : Marrakech -  Marrakech Meet our Professional guide and driver at your acommondations, then strat  to discover  one of  the  oldest  Moroccan city , You’ll learn a bit about Marrakech history as you explore, from the city’s 1070 founding by the Almoravid empire to the modern-day Kingdom of Morocco. The firt step is  the Koutobia tower , the largest mosque in Marrakech, Then you will go to the Kasbah to visit the famous Saadian tombs that were designed by the Saadian Sultan Ahmad al-Mansour in 1120. Admire the colorful tiles, Arabic script and intricate carvings of this unique Islamic mausoleum. You will continue to visitThe Bahia Palace , or the'' beautiful'', the nickname of the favored abode of the rich vizier Ba Ahmed, built around 1880. The last step is the souks and handicraft quarters, displaying a variety of items end of the visie by famous Place Djemaa El Fna with its non stop entertainments. Day 3 : Marrakech - EssaouiraOur driver will come to pick you up from your riad  at 08h30 in the morning , We drive to the Atlantic Coast and the former Portuguese stronghold of Essaouira. On the road, we will stop to visit an Argan woman's Co-operative to see the women at work extracting the argan oil, and then continue your journey westward.Essaouira is fortunate to have an excellent climate, with cooling sea breezes in the summer (also good for water sports) and warming lowland air in winter. This pleasant climate, with its beautiful Portuguese architecture, has always attracted artists and poets. Overnight in riad .Day 4 : Essaouira - El Jadida - Casablancabreakfast then departure to Casablanca, passing by the atlantic road, with sereral stops in Oualidia and El Jadida.