Morocco Escape to the Desert

Morocco is a country where the colors are vivid, the contrasts are intense, and views are picturesque. This tour explores the area to the east of Marrakesh towards the vast and incredible Sahara desert.Escape the desret tour view of Hassan tower in Marrakesh between palm trees

At a Glance
Fri    Welcome to Marrakech. Transfer to your hotel
Sat   Travel to Ouarzazate via Telouet with visits to Kasbahs
Sun  Journey through palm groves to Zagora
Mon Return to Marrakech via the Tizn Tichka pass
Tue  Tour ends with transfer to Marrakech Airport

The tour departs Marrakesh and visits several ancient and impressive Kasbahs en-route to the town of Ouarzazate. From Ouarzazate guests will travel to Zagora on the edge of the Sahara desert, before heading back to Marrakesh through the mountains and over the Tizn Tichka Pass.

This tour travels between Morocco’s most famous cities with plenty of time to enjoy the beauty and culture of this fascinating country in between. Begin in enchanting Marrakech before traveling to Ouarzazate and Zagora with stops along the way of the Sahara to visit countless kasbahs and relics of Morocco’s imperial history and Berber culture. You will end up your Morocco vacation in Marrakech, the pearl of Morocco’s south.

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Day 1

* Welcome to Marrakesh Menara airport by our representative.
* You will take delivery of your vouchers and your trip documents from our representative.
* Brief review of the tour during your transfer to the hotel for check in.
* Dinner and overnight at your hotel

Day 2

Marrakesh – Ouarzazate (220 km):
* In the morning departure to Ouarzazate via the village of Telouet
* Visit of the Kasbah of Glaoui and the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou; the best preserved Kasbah in Morocco and under Unesco protection.
* Optional Lunch in Ait Ben Haddou.
* Then continue to Ouarzazate and visit of the Kasbah of Tiffeltout and Taouirt; as well as the famous film studios.
* Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 3

Ouarzazate – Zagora 200 Kms:
* After breakfast travel to Taznakht; famous for its Berber carpets; then continuation southwards to Agdz where we join the road Ouarzazate-Zagora.
* From Agdz to Zagora the road is dotted with palm groves and numerous Kasbahs; most of them falling in ruins;but some are still worth a visit.
* In Zagora visit of the library of Tamgroute and the adjacent old Kasbah.
* Lunch at your own expense
* Dinner and accommodation at your hotel in Zagora; or upon request dinner and overnight under Berber tents in Tinfou (Must be requested when booking the tour)
(the request has to be done upon reservation of the tour)

Day 4

Zagora – Marrakesh (370 Km):
* Breakfast. Back to Ouarzazate following the same road till Agdz and then through the mountains of the Anti Atlas.
* Stop at noon in Ouarzazate; lunch at own expenses.
* Heading on to Marrakesh via the national road crossing the Tizn Tichka Pass.
* Arrive in Marrakesh for dinner and accommodation at your hotel.

Day 5

Marrakesh – Departure:
* Breakfast at hotel. Departure transfer to Menara Marrakesh Airport with assistance for departing formalities.
* Services end at Menara Marrakesh Airport.
* Thank you for choosing Azure Travel for your Morocco experience. We thank you for your patronage & look forward to serving you again in the near future.

* Half Board (HB – 2 meals included) basis
* 2 nights in Marrakesh,
* 1 night in Ouarzazate and
* 1 night in Zagora
* Toyota Land Cruiser 4 Wheel drive vehicle with driver throughout
* National guide throughout

*Tour starts in Marrakesh on Fridays

*Tour starts in Marrakesh on Fridays
* Guaranteed Departure every Friday with minimum of 2 pax
* English, French, Spanish, Italian local guide provided
* Entrance fees

* Seasonal Supplements MAY apply
* Rates valid at time of quoting, and all subject to any exchange rate fluctuations, airlines and supplier rate changes and fuel levies.
*Tour starts in Marrakesh on Fridays

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01 April to 15 October 2017

Morocco view of Marrakech
Morocco exterioir view of Ouarzazate Medina
Morocco panorama of Taourirt Kasbah
Morocco woman weaving carpets at Taznakht
Morocco Kasbah ait Ben Haddou exterior view
Morocco view of Marrakech