Follow the old caravan routes that reached back to Marrakesh and Fez and out across the Sahara to Timbuktu (Mali), Niger and old Sudan, carrying salt, metals, pearls and writing paper were brought from Europe and the Maghreb, where they were exchanged for gold, slaves, ivory and ostrich feathers well into the nineteenth century. Taste the charms of the simple life of the “desert blue men”, with nights in bivouac under the Bedouin tents or under the stars around a campfire.
Day 1 Casablanca Upon arrival at Casablanca Airport, you will be welcomed and taken to your Marrakesh 4* hotelDay 2 Marrakech (B) After breakfast, you will have a guided tour of Marrakech. You will discover the Bahia Palace, the Saadian Tombs, and many other hidden treasures. After lunch, you will continue with the tour on to the magnificent Koutoubia Mosque and the famous Jemaa el-Fna square, 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. The tour will conclude with an exploration of the souk (market), accommodation in 4* hotelDay 3 Marrakech / Ouarzazate (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. Upon arrival, you will Visit Kasbah Aït Benhaddou, listed Unesco Heritage one of the world”s most magnificent Kasbahs, this setting has been used for more films than any other location in Morocco; films including, Lawrence of Arabia, Jesus of Nazareth, and The Gladiator. Dinner & accommodation in hotelDay 4 Ouarzazate / Zagora / Sand Dunes (B.D.) After breakfast, you will set out across the barren desert land towards the Sahara dunes at Mhamid. Upon arrival in Mhamid, take some time to relax and freshen up. Your accommodations will be a traditional Berber Tent near the giant dunes. Enjoy the sunset on the giant dune. Dinner will be served in your tent or under the stars. Night in tents campDay 5 Cheggaga Dunes / Zagora (B.D.) After an early breakfast, you will set out along the plain between the picturesque slopes of the high-Atlas and the vast Sahara Desert. Lunch can be taken en route. Upon arrival in Zagora, take some time to relax and freshen up. Dinner & accommodation in hotel or Riad (Guesthouse)Day 6 Zagora / Marrakesh (B) After an early breakfast, you will depart for Marrakesh via Ouarzazate and tichka pass (7,415 ft / 2,260m). night in 4* hotel(Optional evening live show and dinner in a restaurant -- 50€/person, except drink)Day 7 Marrakech / Casablanca (B) After breakfast, time at disposal for relaxing or shopping, after lunch, depart for Casablanca, overnight in 4* hotelDay 8 Airport transfer (B)After breakfast, airport transfer