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The Adventure Tour - 12 days
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From £795pp
Fixed until 31/12/22

The Adventure Tour is our ultimate tour and promises not to disappoint. As it's name suggests, it is a tour for people who like to wander off the beaten track, explore diverse landscapes and truly be immersed in Moroccan culture. It takes place over 12 days/11 nights and is incredible value for money. It's a tour for people who enjoy being active and trying new things, from riding a camel through the Sahara Desert, to navigating rocky mountain passes and river gorges on foot. This tour takes place once a month throughout the year and is available for up to 12 people. To book this tour, click on the Request to Book Button.

ITINERARY:
 

DAY 1 - Arrival in Marrakech, accommodation in riad and overnight, free afternoon.

 

DAY 2 - Marrakech: Today is dedicated to a full day sightseeing tour of Marrakech. We start the tour at the Koutoubia Mosque, whose 77m high minaret has become a symbol of the city. We will then visit the 16th century Saadian Tombs and the 19th century Bahia Palace, two of Marrakech's most famous monuments. In the afternoon, it's possible to visit the famous Majorelle Garden. After dinner, enjoy the atmosphere of the Djemaa el Fna Square (Gathering Place of the Dead), which was once a public execution ground. Nowadays, on the contrary, it is a lively place where every day performances by various musicians, dancers, artists, storytellers, snake charmers, etc. In the evening, there are countless mobile cooking stations where you can taste various specialties. For its uniqueness, the square and its adjacent markets have been included in the UNESCO World Heritage list.

 

DAY 3 - Marrakech - Tizi-N'Tichka - Kasbah Telouet - Ksar Ait Benhaddou - Ouarzazate: After breakfast, we'll drive through the High Atlas to the town of Ouarzazate. First we will ascend to the impressive Tizi N'Tichka pass. We then head into the High Atlas Mountains via Kasbah Teluet (the headquarters of the powerful Berber Glaoui clan) to the quaint Berber village of Ait Benhaddou, a place that has become the backdrop for many world-famous films. The destination is the town of Ouarzazate, dominated by the Kasbah Taourirt, one of the largest feudal fortresses in Morocco. The new city is known as a centre of the film industry, with several film studios located here, which hire foreign film crews for their stunning exteriors.

 

DAY 4 - Ouarzazate - Todra Competition - Erfoud: After breakfast, the journey begins through the plateau of the High Atlas Mountains through the so-called Valley of the Kasbahs. We'll pass through the towns of Tinerghir, Boumalne, Kalaa M'Gouna and Skoura, where there are countless kasbahs (fortresses). Halfway between the towns of Ouarzazate and Erfoud is the Todra Gorge. A walk through this natural rarity is a real treat. At its narrowest point, the gorge is only 10 metres wide and the walls reach a height of 250 metres. In the evening we arrive at the oasis of Erfoud, where we check in.

 

DAY 5 - Erfoud and surroundings; The next day is devoted to a full day's jeep trip around the Erfoud Oasis. The surrounding area is an important fossil site, which we'll visit along the way. The trip continues through the desert to the highest dunes in Morocco, the so-called Erg Chebbi. Here there is an opportunity to take a camel ride under the dunes. In the Merzouga Oasis we'll see traditional irrigation systems, then we continue to the Taouz Oasis, located near the Algerian border. Around the oasis are prehistoric rock carvings and a pre-Islamic Berber burial site. In the oasis of Chamlia live the descendants of former black slaves, who are happy to perform for the visitors a demonstration of typical music and dances with African roots called Gnawa. At the end of the day we visit the town of Rissani. Near Rissani are the ruins of the once famous city of Sijilmassa, which was founded in the 8th century. On the way back to Erfoud, we will visit a camel farm where there is an opportunity to taste camel milk.

DAY 6 - Erfoud - Tamegrout - Zagora: After breakfast, we'll start our journey across the plateau until we reach the oasis of Tamegrout, home to one of the few ksars still inhabited, followed by the traditional quarter of the potters who produce the green decorated pottery that is typical of the Zagora area. We'll arrive after lunch and explore this oasis and fortress that served as a gateway for caravans setting out across the Sahara to black Africa. The journey to Timbuktu from here took 52 days. We will stay in Zagora.

 

DAY 7 - Zagora - Tamegroute - M'hamid: From Zagora, our journey continues to Tamegroute, an authentic Berber town and centre of the Sufi Nasserite order. In Tamegroute we will see the production of traditional pottery, including the ubiquitous tajines - traditional vessels for preparing Moroccan food. We will then continue across the desert to the M'hamid Oasis, where the tarmac ends and the endless desert begins. A trip to the dunes of Erg Cheggaga, dinner and overnight in a tented camp in the Sahara.

DAY 8 - M'hamid - Foum Zguid - Tata - Tafraoute: We continue through the Anti Atlas Mountains via the mountain oases of Tata and Foum Zguid and arrive in Tafraoute in the evening, where we check in.

DAY 9 - Tafraoute and surroundings: After a longer transfer the previous day, we enjoy an easy hike of about 13 km. We'll enjoy the beautiful countryside around the town with granite cliffs, picturesque villages (Agard Oudad), historical monuments from pre-Islamic times and argan trees with goats grazing on their branches. Depending on the pace chosen, we'll return to Tafraoute.

DAY 10 - Tafraoute - Essaouira: After breakfast, we'll head north through the picturesque landscape of the Anti Atlas Mountains and continue along the coast to the fishing town of Essaouira on the coast, where we will stay in a riad in an old medina.

DAY 11 - Essaouira: We'll stroll through the old town of Essaouira, take a peek at the fishing port where we can grill freshly caught fish and visit the Portuguese fortress. Free time can be spent relaxing on the long sandy beach just outside the city walls and trying your hand at surfing.

DAY 12 - Departure After breakfast, we have a transfer of about 2.5 hours to Marrakech airport for your flight home.

Included: 11 nights accommodation at 3*riads, hotels or similar with breakfast; Transportation for 12 Days in a minibus + driver & fuel; Local Official Guides for Marrakech, Ait Benhaddou, Ouarzazate & Essaouira; Dinners In Chegaga camp & Tafraoute only; Assistance 24/7; Erg Chebbi tour with 4WD; Chegaga tour With 4WD; Airport Transfers arrival/departure.

Excluded: Flights; All lunches, drinks & tips; Personal travel insurance; Gratuities/personal expenses; Dinners and lunches (with the exception of Chegaga camp & Tafraoute).

Your Transport

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Travelling to Morocco | Transport
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Travelling to Morocco | Transport

For your comfort, convenience and safety, Morocco 365 can arrange all your airport transfers and travel around Morocco in our 17 seat fully air-conditioned minibus with fitted seatbelts and chauffeur.

Please be aware that there may be restricted services in Morocco during Ramadan and Eid. Ramadan 2022 may start on 02/04/22 and end with Eid al-Fitr around 04/05/22. Eid al-Adha may take place between 10-11/07/22.

2021 Available Dates:

 

09/10/21 - 20/10/21

13/11/21 - 24/11/21

11/12/21 - 22/12/21

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2022 Available Dates:

08/01/22 - 19/01/22

12/02/22 - 22/02/22

12/03/22 - 23/03/22

9/04/22 - 20/04/22 Month of Ramadan

07/05/22 - 18/05/22 Includes Easter (not celebrated in Morocco)

11/06/22 - 22/06/22

09/07/22 - 20/07/22 Eid al-Adha may start on 10/07/22 and end on 11/07/22

13/08/22 - 24/08/22 

10/09/22 - 21/09/22

08/10/22 - 19/10/22

12/11/22 - 23/11/22

10/12/22 - 21/12/22

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