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Beware ‘counterfeit saffron’; the genuine article should stain your fingers yellow (rather than red), taste bitter (rather than sweet) and carry a spicy price tag.

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$822.05 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Private 5 Days Sahara Desert Escape from Essaouira

Day 1: Essaouira – Agadir – Taroudant – Taliouine (D)Upon hotel pickup in Essaouira by private vehicle, make an early morning departure. Crossing the Anti-Atlas Mountains, you'll pass by argan groves and travel up the Atlantic coast through the fishing village of Taghazout before arrival in Agadir. After a panoramic city tour, continue to Taroudant, known as Little Marrakesh for its ramparts and medina. Visit the silver souk and have lunch on your own, then continue the route to Taliouine, the capital of Saffron, where you'll have dinner and stay the night.Overnight: accommodation in TaliouineDay 2: Taliouine – Taznakht – Agdez – Zagora (B, L, D)After breakfast, set off for Taznakht, famous for its Berber carpets, then continue to Zagora via Agdez and the Draa valley where you'll find the largest palm grove oasis in Morocco. On arrival, have dinner and stay the night.Overnight: accommodation in ZagoraDay 3: Zagora – Bivouac (B, L, D)After breakfast, take a walking tour of the oasis or relax poolside at your hotel in Zagora before departing for the desert. You'll have lunch and drive south  where the road ends, then continue by 4x4 vehicle or take a camel trek to the bivouac, a temporary camp far from civilization. Spend a night in a nomadic Berbers tent at the campsite. You'll have dinner under the stars around a campfire.Overnight: campsite in nomad tentDay 4: Bivouac– Zagora – Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou – Ouarzazate (B, L, D)After breakfast depart to Ouarzazate, considered the gateway to the desert and referred to as the Moroccan Hollywood for its three film studios. You'll travel via Zagora and then through a lunar-like landscape with water sources known only to local desert dwellers.After lunch, visit the cinema museum and continue to the ksar of Ait Ben Haddou, a grouping of earthen homes declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage site. You may recognize it due to its role in numerous films such as Game of Thrones, Gladiator, and The Man Who Would Be King.Overnight: accommodation in Guest houseDay 5: Ouarzazate – Marrakesh – Essaouira (B)After breakfast, depart Ouarzazate to Marrakesh, crossing the High Atlas Mountains via Tichka Pass at 7,414 feet (2,260 meters). Discover a Berber village before arrival in Marrakesh, with an optional lunch before a visit to Jemaa el Fna place listed world heritage by Unesco. Then continue to Essaouira, with drop-off at your hotel concluding your 5-day tour.

$1397.48 Cultural & Theme Tours

14 Days New Year Eve Morocco tour 2019 from Tangier

Program for 14 Days New Year Eve Morocco tour 2019 from Tangier :Day 1 – Tangier - Chefchaouen We travel to Chefchaouen , a village painted city in blue and white and it is one of the most beautiful towns in Rif mountains., A night in the medina. Day 2 : ChefchaouenExplore Chefchaouen and its medina with the main square called Utta el-Hammam, overnight in medina in local riad.. Day 3 : Chefchaouen – Fes We travel to Fes city, overnight in the hotel.Day 4 : Fes Guided city tour FESExplore Fes and its old Medina and New Town- visit many interesting places. Visit University of Al Karaouine, oldest university in the world. We visit tanneries , and ceramic factory. A night in hotel. Day 5 : Fes – Ifrane – Wild Azrou– Merzouga desert We travel to Ifrane ,we explore forest cedars in the middle Atlas Mountains. Visit Azrou and Midelt , travel to Erfoud and Merzouga desert. A night in desert hotel with dinner. Day 6 : Merzouga desert 4x4 tour and camel trekkingExploring Sahara desert by 4x4 around the dunes ,visit Khamlia village and Gnaoua music. Visit Berber nomads , then we ride camels into the desert ,spend this night in desert camp with dinner and Berber music.Day 7 : Merzouga desert – Todra Gorges – Dades Gorge Watch desert sunrise , ride camels to Merzouga. We drive to Tinjdad and Tinghir , explore Todra Gorge and Dades Valley. Dinner and overnight in local riad. Day 8 : Dades Gorges – Kelaa Magona – Skoura – OuarzazateWe explore Kelaa M’Gouna, also Valley of the Roses and the Skoura oasis. We will arrive to Ouarzazate where we visit movie studios and also local Kasbah in Ait Benhaddou. We stay here in local hotel. Day 9 : Ouarzazate – TaroudantWe travel to Taroudant ,we will stop at Taliouine , where we visit the co-operative. In Taroudant you’ll see the ramparts and we will walk within the small alleys in the old medina. The city of Taroudant is often called as Tthe little Marrakech. We stay overnight here in riad. Day 10 : Taroudant – EssaouiraDrive from Taroudant to Essaouira , we visit Agadir for lunch and we will visit beautiful beach. Overnight in local riad. Day 11 : Essaouira Visit medina of Essaouira , free program and overnight stay in local hotel. Day 12 : Essaouira – Marrakech Today we drive from Essaouira to Marrakech to visit its important monuments. Explore medina , souks. A night in local hotel. Day 13 : Marrakech – Casablanca- Rabat Exploring Casablanca and Rabat city. Day 14 : transfer from Rabat to Tangier We drive to the Tangier.

$430.43 Multi-day & Extended Tours

3 days Desert Tour from Essaouira to Sahara in Morocco camel trip

Program for 3 days Desert Tour from Essaouira to Sahara in Morocco camel tripDay 1: Essaouira – Taroudante – Taliouine – Taznakht – OuarzazateDeparture from Essaouira early morning with an interesting stop to enjoy the old ramparts of Taroudante city. Then, continue to Taliouine(safran city) known as the produced town for Safran, it is the heart of the saffron growing area of Morocco ”Saffron Cooperative” and carry on to Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, the largest Kasbah in Morocco. We will stop at the famous Kasbah Ait Benhaddou, 30 kilometers from Hollywood Ouarzazate. The kasbah is one of the most intriguing red earth castles lining the ancient road of the Kasbahs, and is a UNESCO world heritage site, then continue to Ouarzazate, “the Hollywood of Africa” the town has one of the biggest studios in the world where lot of movies you might have seen, such as “Gladiator”, “Jewel of the Nile” and “The Sahara” where shotted. Check into your riad/hotel where you will be accommodate with dinner and breakfast.Day 2: Ouarzazate – Dades Gorge – Todra Gorge – Merzouga(camel ride)After breakfast in the hotel, and our travel company driver will continue trip through the “Road of the thousand Kasbahs” - the fascinating “sand castles”. We will continue in our journey to stop at Kalaat Mgouna, “The roses city” known for roses and its annual festival during the roses harvest in May, and then continue to Dades valley, and Tinghir where we will visit Todra valley. Watch the panoramic views of the old mud Berber villages overlooking the valley. Get to the Gorge and walk under the 300m high red cliff, where many Rock-climbers come to enjoy their preferred sport. Continue our trip to Erfoud and Rissani where we have lunch; afterwards, we leave for the village of Merzouga, where your camel will be awaiting you. before you mount your camel, guided by an experienced camel man, to explore within the mysterious sand-sea of the Erg-Chebbi. Here you will spend your night under the stars, or if you prefer, in a traditional Berber nomad tent.Day 3: Merzouga – Ouarzazate –MarrakechIn the morning we will ride the camels backing to Merzouga. You’ll have the breakfest and shower in your riad in Merzouga, then leave for Rissani (once Sijilmassa) – the foundation of the Alaouite dynasty, the current ruling family. With most of the woman veiled, and men hooded, this is a very traditional Moroccan town. We’ll continue driving towards Marrakech.

$884.08 Cultural & Theme Tours

Sahara and High Atlas

ItineraryDay 1: ARRIVAL MARRAKECHPass By: Marrakesh Menara AirportAfter clearing customs at Marrakech airport, our team will be waiting outside the airport, in front of the Arrivals exit, to welcome you holding a sign with your name on it. After the meet & greet, they’ll transfer you to your hotel. Please do not leave the pick-up area without having met the agent/driver first. After checking in, the rest of the day is free for you to spend at leisure, be that hitting the streets and starting to explore Marrakech by your own foot or simply relaxing at the hotel and making the most of the services available.Overnight in MarrakechMeals included: • DinnerAccommodation included: Standard Hotel Category = Zalag Kasbah & Spa or similar 4*Day 2: MARRAKECH – OUARZAZATE (200 Km – 4 Hrs)Pass By: Hôtel le FintAfter breakfast at the hotel, meet your driver at your hotel’s reception to begin your drive toward Ouarzazate by driving up into the High Atlas Mountains and crossing the stunning Tizi n'Tichka mountain pass, which stands at 2,260 metres of altitude. You can visit the Telouet Kasbah along the way, this being the former residence of the powerful Glaoui family. After enjoying some free time for lunch, continue to the Ait Benhadour Kasbah. This Kasbah has served as the setting for many famous films and is now listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. One last drive then takes you to Ouarzazate, where you’ll check in and have dinner at the hotel.Overnight in OuarzazateMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Standard Hotel Category = Le Fint or similar 4*Day 3: OUARZAZATE – TINFOU DUNES (195 Km – 3.5 Hrs)Pass By: Palais AsmaaBreakfast in the hotel is followed by your departure to the village of Agdz, which is located on the old caravan route between Marrakech and Timbuktu. Then visit the Draa Valley, wherein you’ll find exotic oases, Berber villages and many 17th- and 18th-century Kasbahs made from mud and straw. The landscape also boasts many green palm groves and great views of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains. Continue then to Zagora, where you can have an optional lunch. The next village on your list is Tamegroute, famous for its pottery, Koranic library and religious school. From here it is not far to the dunes of Tinfou, where you can walk on the sand to the top of a dune and contemplate the endless expanse of the Sahara Desert. Check in and enjoy dinner. Overnight in Tinfou Dunes BivouacMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Standard Hotel Category = Bivouac Palais Asmaa or similar (Desert Camp)Day 4: TINFOU DUNES – OULAD BERHIL (385 Km – 5.5 Hrs)Pass By: Riad HidaToday you will be woken up early in the morning – and for good reason! Climb to the top of a sand dune in the pre-dawn dark and wait to contemplate the glorious sunrise, a truly unforgettable experience. After that, enjoy breakfast at the camp. Then continue your journey by driving to Oulad Berhil via Tazenakhet, a well-known village for its production of Berber carpets. Your next stop is the village of Taliouine, the first producer in Africa of its most famous golden spice: saffron. Wrap the day off with a visit to a cooperative to learn more about this plant. After that, one last drive will drop you off in Oulad Berhil, where you’ll check in to a hotel and spend the night. Dinner included.Overnight in Oulad BerhilMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Standard Hotel Category = Riad Hida or similar 4*Day 5: OULAD BERHIL – MARRAKECH (320 Km – 4 Hrs)Pass By: Zalagh Kasbah Hotel & SpaWake up to breakfast at the hotel followed by a tour of Ouled Berhil, which will take you to see its ancient Kasbah, Main Street and vibrant souks. After that, drive back to Marrakech by crossing the Tini-n-Test mountain pass and seeing the many Berber village that dot the Atlas Mountain. Arrive at you selected hotel in Marrakech in the evening, where a delightful dinner is waiting for you.Overnight in Marrakech.Meals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Standard Hotel Category = Zalag Kasbah & Spa or similar 4*Day 6: DEPARTURE MARRAKECHPass By: Marrakesh Menara AirportEnjoy one last breakfast at the hotel before bidding farewell to Morocco and taking your transfer to Marrakech Airport, depending on the time your departure flight is scheduled to leave.Breakfast included.Meals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

$691.51 Cultural & Theme Tours

Ouarzazate & High Atlas

ItineraryDay 1: ARRIVAL MARRAKECHPass By: Marrakesh Menara AirportArrive at Marrakech airport, where our representative will meet and greet you. Then, enjoy transfer to your hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure, relaxing at the hotel or exploring the beautiful city of Marrakech. Overnight in Marrakech.Meals included: • DinnerAccommodation included: Standard Hotel Category = Zalag Kasbah & Spa 4*Day 2: MARRAKECH –OUARZAZATE (200 km – 4 hrs)Pass By: Hôtel le FintEnjoy a delicious breakfast at the hotel, before your early pickup. Meet your driver at the hotel reception, hop on 4x4 vehicle and head towards Ouarzazate. Admire the inspiring landscapes and enjoy a short break in a place chosen by your driver, where you can take memorable photos. You can enjoy an optional visit to Telouet Kasbah, as well as an optional lunch in Ait Ben Haddou. Stroll the beautiful paths of this village before continuing your journey. Arrive in Ouarzazate, check into your selected hotel, enjoy a dinner, and get ready for a new, exciting adventure.Overnight in Ouarzazate.Meals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Standard Hotel Category = Le fint 4* Day 3: OUARZAZATE –OULAD BERHIL (250km – 3.5 hrs)Pass By: Riad HidaAfter Breakfast, you will be driven direction to Tazenakhet village, situated in the South of Ouarzazate, much known for its beautiful Berber carpets. You’ll continue to Taliouine village, the first producer in Africa of the famous golden spice Saffron, then visit of a cooperative to know more about this plant. Drive toward Oulad Berhil, a little town in Souss-Massa's region, it was a former residence for a famous Caid in colonial period. Check in your selected hotel. Overnight in Oulad Berhil.Meals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Standard Hotel Category = Riad Hida (Riad Standard)Day 4: OULED BERHIL–ASNI (135km – 3 hrs)Pass By: Riad AsseldaAfter Breakfast, you can enjoy an orientation tour of Oulad Berhil. Drive through Tizi N’test road on crossing little Berber village like Tafingoult. You’ll continue then arrival to Timal, this village gives you the unique opportunity to explore an architectural jewel of Almohad dynasty: Tinmel mosque conserved by UNESCO. You’ll continue through the Tizin N’test col views, Ouirgane village and arrival to Asni and check in your selected hotel. You can test a Berber Tagine in local restaurant (not included) and rest of the day at leisure.Overnight in Asni.Meals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Standard Hotel Category = Riad Aslda (Riad Standard) Day 5: ASNI–MARRAKECH (55 km – 1 hr)Pass By: Zalagh Kasbah Hotel & SpaBreakfast in Riad, and enjoy a walk in the village to discover the breath-taking scenery, ancestral lifestyle of the local, their warm and natural hospitality. For lunch time you find a good tagine for lunch overlooking the river, where women can be seen doing their washing and carpets are laid out to dry on bushes. Drive towards Marrakech. Return to your hotel in Marrakech. Overnight in Marrakech.Meals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Standard Hotel Category = Zalag Kasbah & Spa 4*Day 6: DEPARTURE MARRAKECHPass By: Marrakesh Menara AirportAfter Breakfast in the Hotel, Transfer to Marrakech airport according to your flight schedule.Breakfast included.Meals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

$171.26 Multi-day & Extended Tours

2 Days Desert Trip From Agadir To Zagora

First day will start by visiting some berber village in our way while leaving Agadir  towards Zagora, via Tazenakht, Taliouine and Taroudant. Then lunch on the way to Taliouine, the capital of saffron, before arriving to Zagora for the camel ride and the night stay in the desert.      DAY 2 : ZAGORA - OUARZAZATE - AGADIR The following day, you will depart Zagora and head to Ouarzazate via Agdz. Ouarzazate is a city in southern Morocco, also known as the "gateway to the desert". Located at the meeting of the river valleys Ouarzazate and Dades (from the High Atlas) that form the Draa downstream of their confluence. Ouarzazate is where you will see numerous kasbahs, mountains, valleys and numerous oases, as well as palm groves and villages of ocher, which are the charm of this region. After lunch in Ouarzazate, we are going to visit the Ait benHaddou Kasbah, then we are going to drive towards Agadir passing by Taroudant.  The return to Agadir is usually scheduled late in the afternoon.HIGHLIGHTS • Cross the high Atlas Mountains • Visit The kasbah Ait-Benhaddou • Free time to walk from now and then • Sahara Camel trek tour • Overnight desert camp • Tour in comfortable 4x4 vehicle with A/C • Private tour with experienced driver/guide. • Optional visit of Ouarzazate film studio