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3 DAYS TOUR TO the Blue city

Chefchaouen

Chefchaouen, the blue and white washed city in the Rif Mountains of Morocco is one of the most majestic places to travel  Let us be your guide to Morocco Travel.

Chefchaouen or Chauen is a known as the “blue” city in northwest Morocco situated in theRifMountains, located inland from Tangier and Tetouan. The city was founded in`47` by MoorishexilesfromSpain. Its blue-glazedhousesand buildings are a tradition that comes from the town’s former Jewish population.Chefchaouen was known as one of the main concentrations ofMoriscos and Jewswho sought refuge in this mountainous city after the Spanish Reconquista in medieval times. Moulay Ali Ben Moussa Ben Rached El Alami and the exiles used the fortress of Chefchaouen to fight off the invading Portuguese who were entering Morocco from the North in 1920, the Spanish seized Chefchaouen to form part of Spanish Morocco..

Chefchaouen is a popular tourist destination given its proximity to Tangier and the Spanish border. The name refers to the shapes of the mountain tops that tower over the town that looks like the two horns (chaoua) of a goat. “Chef Chaouen” literally means “lookatthehorns”. Chefchaouen is a quaint place to hike, relax and shop. It offers many native handicrafts that are not available elsewhere in Morocco, such as wool garments and woven blankets. The goatcheese native to the area is also popular. The countryside around Chefchaouen has a reputation for being a prolific source of marijuana and the region is one of the main producers of cannabis in Morocco. Hashish is subsequently sold all over town, but is mostly the domain of native Chaouenis.

ITINERARY

DAY 1: FES  – CHEFCHAOUEN

After breakfast depart from Fes to tour Chefchaouen. Drive through the breathtaking landscapes of the the fertile costal plains. Pass the city of Taza.

Continue the road until you arrive in The region of the Rif Mountains which is the heart and location of the quiet blue and white washed city of Chefchaouen.

Once you enter the poetic RifMountains and see a dramatic entrance of a wide set valley full of blue-washed buildings, you will recognize Chefchaouen. Get settled at Dar Terrae, an Andalusian-style guest house. Then dine at one of the hotel’s three rooftop terraces. Relax under a sea of Moroccanstars and enjoy a tajine and couscous meal complemented by an aromatic glass of red wine. Overnight at a charming Boutique RiadorHotel in Chefchaouen.

DAY 2: CHEFCHAOUEN TOUR & HIKING

Enjoy a panoramic view of Chefchaouen as you enjoy breakfast with fresh fruits, jams and natural squeezed juices from your hotel’s terrace. After breakfast explore and tour Chefchaouen, the blue-washed town (old medina) by foot along with your guide who will share stories of Chefchaouen’s history.

Start your tour with the kasbah museum in the medina. The kasbah of Chefchaouen belongs to the early 18th century, and was built by the legendary ruler Moulay Ismail. It is fairly simple without architectural surprises however it is surrounded by gardens on the interior and exterior. Inside the Kasbah, you can visit the ethnographic museum containing antique weapons, musical instruments, and photographs of the old town.

Step onto the museum’s roof and take pictures of a panoramic view of the Hispanic flavored town lined with blue and white washed houses, tiny balconies, tiled roofs and patios embellished with citrus trees. Next, visit the cobbled main square, Plaza Uta el- Hammam and where the striking 15th century Grand Mosque sits. The Mosque and its nearby buildings were built by Jewish refugees, who alongside Muslims escaped the Spanish persecution to Chefchaouen. Until the Spanish arrived in the 1920’s the town remained isolated and with the exception of three western men who snuck in. After exploring the medina, have lunch at one of the local restaurants. Try fresh goat cheese salad, a local Rif specialty, chicken pastilla

or a lamb tajine with prunes. For dessert sit outside by the mulberry trees of Plaza Uta el- Hammam and enjoy local sweets from one of the cafes or browse the small shops famous for selling woven rugs, blankets and woolen goods. After lunch go for a guided hike in the close-by green hillsides. In the evening it is possible to relax in hammam, a Moroccan spa experience.  For dinner, you will dine at the Restaurant Tissemlal, a beautifully decorated old house with a French-Moroccan set menu.

Overnight at a charming Boutique Riad or Hotel in Chefchaouen.

8 DAYS TOUR

Casablanca to Imperial Cities

Itinerary Program:

Day 1: Casablanca – Transfer to the hotel

Upon arrival at the airport of Casablanca Mohammed V, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Our representative will provide a brief overview of your tour.

Day 2: Casablanca – Rabat – Meknes – Fes

Depart for Fes. The road to Fes takes us along a beautiful stretch of farmlands where olives, grain, vegetables and grapes are grown. Before arriving to Fes you will visit Meknes and Volubilis. Volubilis is the sight of the famous Roman ruins left from the Roman Empire’s most southern outpost. Meknes is the site of the first Arab dynasty created by Moulay Ismail and has the Medersa Bou Inania and the Bab Mansour, the Gateway to Moulay Ismail Palace. This leads us into the Henries-Souani, the horses stable and granaries. Upstairs is a rooftop garden and cafe with a great view of the city. Arrive into Fes, check into the hotel.

Day 3: Full Day To Visit Fes

After breakfast, you will begin your visit of “the oldest living Medina in the world” with a local official tour guide. You will tour the Medina with its “souks” (markets), stopping at the gateway of the Royal Palace, the 9th century Karouine mosque and University. You will visit also the tomb of the city founder “Moulay Idriss II”. Lunch will be at one of the traditional restaurants in the old Medina. After lunch you will continue your tour to visit the Najarine Fountain, the old Harem Garden and the Batha Museum. On the way back to the hotel, you will stop to enjoy a panoramic view of the city.

Day 4: Fes – Ifrane – Azrou – Ziz Valley – Erfoud – Merzouga (Camel Ride & Night in Desert)

After the breakfast we will start our Fes to Marrakech 3 days desert tour going to Merzouga , passing through Ifrane to arrive to the cedar forests of Azrou where the wild monkeys are located. It will be good opportunity to take photos of wilderness in Morocco. Lunch in a small Berber village of Zaida. We continue the way through the Atlas Mountains enjoying the landscapes of Medilt to arrive to the small town of Rich,Erfoud in which we’ll feel the beginning of the Saharan oasis of Tafilalet.And then continue to Merzouga, after relaxing few min.. you’ll ride the camels to spend the night in desert camp.

Day 5: Merzouga – Errissani – Jorf – Todra Gorges – Dades Valley/ Gorges

We wil wake up early morning to watch the spectacle of sunrise, when the colour of the dunes combine with the play of shadows to make an awesome sight. After cup of tea, we ride the camels for a couple of hours (or less; it is up to you), in the Kasbah, you will have breakfast and shower, before leaving to the fortified village of Rissani in the Tafilalt region. Nestled at the edge of the Ziz Valley, Rissani is a traditional desert village yet houses the impressive Mausoleum of Moulay Ali Sharif, the first ruler of the Alawite dynasty, which thrived here in the 17th century. Journey through the impressive Todra Gorges and past the eastern slopes of the Atlas Mountains to Tinerhir Oasis, with its green valley of palms and local villages, before continuing on a scenic drive through the Dades Valley, also known as the ‘Valley of 1000 Kasbahs. Overnight in Dades valley.

Day 6: Dades – Roses Valley – Skoura – Ouarzazate – High Atlas – Marrakech

After breakfast in the hotel, We depart to Ouarzazate via Skoura . Stopping for a panoramic view of the kasbah of Taourirt then another photo stop near the atlas film studios. After that you will visit the Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou and stop for lunch in a local restaurant in the village. In the Afternoon we will drive to Marrakech over the mountains of high Atlas passing through the Tizi N’tichka pass (2260 m in altitude). Drop off in Marrakech. Sunrise in Merzouga desert MoroccoAtlas MountainsMarrakech Morocco

Day 7: Full Day To Visit Marrakech

A full-day tour of Marrakech , visit the Menara, a surrounded pool by flowerbeds that function as an irrigation system for the surrounded fields. The sightseeing tour will cover several impressive sights: The Koutoubia mosque, Majorelle Gardens, Bahia Palace and Dar Si Said Palace museum of jewellery. Optional lunch will be in the medina followed by a walk through the colorful souks of Marrakech. Enjoy a sunset drink overlooking the exciting Jamaa El Fna Square from a terrace of a cafe, dinner and night at hotel.

Day 8: Marrakech – Airport

Transfert from Marrakech to the airport (Marrakech or Casablanca)

9 DAYS TOUR

Imperial cities and the desert via the high Atlas

Day 1: Casablanca / Rabat (approx 87 km )

Reception at Casablanca airport and departure for the visit of the mosque Hassan 2, erected partly on the sea, it is a religious and cultural complex, arranged on nine hectares and includes a prayer room, after the visit road to Rabat , visit the Hassan II towers, wal in the kasbah and the medina. Free dinner and night in Riad.

Day 2: Rabat / Meknes / Fez about 230 km

After breakfast departure for Meknes. Visit Bab Moulay el Aleuj, the mausoleum Moulay Ismail. Then Volubilis, the most important site of Roman ruins in Morocco.repas noon and departure to Fez. Installation at the riad. Free dinner and night in Riad.

Day 3: Day of Visit of the city of Fez

After breakfast departure from the riad with your guide for the visit of Fez which is the oldest of the imperial cities, and which was for centuries the cultural and religious center of the Muslim west. Discovery of the medina and its souks, the medersa Bou Inania or Attarine, then the place Néjarine with its magnificent fountain decorated with mosaics. Free lunch then visit the new city “Fez eljedid” and the merinid tombs from where we have a bird’s eye view of the city and its ramparts. Free dinner and night in Riad.

Day 4: Fez -Ifrane -Azrou – Midelt – Errachidia – Ziz Valley

After breakfast, departure for Midelt through the mountains and cedar forests of the Middle Atlas. Pass by Ifrane, a charming ski resort and Azrou an important craft center specializing in cedar wood works. After crossing Zad (2178m / 7146ft) you arrive in Midelt for lunch. In the afternoon, you will go down to Erfoud and Errachidia by the Ziz valley dotted with palm trees, arriving for the night in a guest house.

Day 5: Ziz Valley – Erfoud – Merzouga

After breakfast departure for a walk in the valley for 1h30 through the palm grove, We continue to the sand dunes of Erg Chebbi via Arfoud stop in the village for lunch, in the afternoon arrival in Merzouga for the ride camel sunset diner and evening in bivouac.

Day 6: Merzouga – Rissani – Erfoud – Tinghir – Gorges of Toudra -Gorges of Dades

Early morning awakening to witness the sunrise on the dunes After breakfast, departure to Rissani and Erfoud to visit the fossilized marble factory before continuing to the palm groves of Touroug and Tinjdad. Arrival at Toudra Gorge for lunch. In the afternoon, continue to the Dades Gorge through Boulmane and the Dades Valley. Dinner and night at the gorges in guest house.

Day 7: Gorges du Dades – valley of the roses -Skoura -Ouarzazate -Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou – Marrakech

After breakfast, return to the Dades valley to the kasbah of Ait Youl where you will take a track allowing you to admire the kasbah and ksour of the valley of roses to join Kelaa M’gouna and the palm grove of Skoura ,. Lunch in Ouarzazate and we will go to Aït Ben Haddou, where you will visit the old village, the Kasbah (UNESCO World Heritage Site) .Finally, departure to Marrakech via the Tizi N’Tichka pass, arrival in Marrakech Night at the riad, free dinner.

Day 8: Day to visit Marrakech

The morning departure of your riad at 9h with your guide and driver by car.

– the palace of the bahia magnificent home of the pacha Ba Ahmed, youwill see the apartments of his four women and the harem of 24 concubines, huge cedar doors and carved ceilings of great beauty

– the koutoubia: imposing we see it from a distance, its minaret dominates the city, each of its faces is different, we do not visit the interior

– the medersa ben youssef: it is very old (1570) it was Koranic school and university for some 300 students, housed on the spot in cells that can be seen on the ground floor and on the 1st floor.

– the menara and its gardens: a large basin with an irrigation system and olive trees in quantity. in the afternoon, visits the majorelle gardens: which shelter the workshop of the Jacques Majorelle painter who is at the origin of the famous: Majorelle blue … a magnificent collection of bamboos and rare plants in a beautiful blue atmosphere.

– the souks: the trades are grouped by category, all this colorful crowd in this vast labyrinth, it’s exciting but it can take a lot of time … doing business, haggling or just watching … the souks lead to the famous Jemma el Fna square, which comes alive at nightfall … musicians, storytellers, snake-bearers or monkeys.  Dinner and night at the riad.

Day 9: Transfer from Marrakech to Casablanca airport.

3 DAYS TOUR

Marrakech - Telouet - Ait ben Haddou -agdez

Day 1: Marrakech – Telouet – Ait ben Haddou -agdez

Departure in the morning at 8 am from your hotel or riad in Marrakech to cross the mountains of the High Atlas. After the Tichka pass, you leave the main road and take a small road towards the Kasbah of Telouet, which belonged to the lords of the Atlas, the Glaoui family, and which is now partly in ruins and partly in restoration. From there you continue for lunch to Ait Ben Haddou. This is the famous UNESCO World Heritage Kasbah, which we will visit after lunch. Later, we continue south to Agdez, where the Draa Valley begins. We spend the night in a charming kasbah (guest house) with swimming.

Day 2 : Agdez- The Draa Valley – Zagora-Mhamid – Cheggaga

After breakfast, we take the old caravan route between the river and the mountains. On the way, we spend many villages and gardens so you can get a better idea of how to live along the oases. We go to M’hamid, to the gates of the desert, we pass to Zagora, then to Tamgroute village of potters (visit of the ovens and workshops). The road to m’hamid crosses desert landscapes. We stop for lunch in our bivouac in the middle of the first dunes. Later, we continue the trail towards the big dunes of Erg Cheggaga (300m) about 60 km from M’hamid. This track crosses the various landscapes characteristic of the desert, “reg”, “Hammada”, and oasis. These dunes have retained their authentic character and the silence and immensity of the landscape is magnificent. Dinner and one night in our bivouac, Star Camp Lodge.

Day 3 : Cheggaga- Lac iriki- Foum Zguid – Marrakech

After breakfast we take a 90 km desert trail between the dry bed of the Draa dunes near Lake Iriqui and the mountains. Lunch will be at Foum Zguid, the first village after the desert. From there, the way back to Marrakech we find the paved road via the village of Taznakht, famous for its Berber carpets and the carpet cooperative. We will cross the High Atlas again to reach Marrakech in the early evening.

15 days TOUR

Casablanca to The Desert

Itinerary Program:

Day 1: Casablanca – Transfer to the hotel

Upon arrival at the airport of Casablanca Mohammed V, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Our representative will provide a brief overview of your tour.

Day 2: Casablanca – Rabat – Meknes – Fes

Depart for Fes. The road to Fes takes us along a beautiful stretch of farmlands where olives, grain, vegetables and grapes are grown. Before arriving to Fes you will visit Meknes and Volubilis. Volubilis is the sight of the famous Roman ruins left from the Roman Empire’s most southern outpost. Meknes is the site of the first Arab dynasty created by Moulay Ismail and has the Medersa Bou Inania and the Bab Mansour, the Gateway to Moulay Ismail Palace. This leads us into the Henries-Souani, the horses stable and granaries. Upstairs is a rooftop garden and cafe with a great view of the city. Arrive into Fes, check into the hotel.

Day 3: Full Day To Visit Fes

After breakfast, you will begin your visit of Fes “the oldest living Medina in the world” with a local official tour guide. You will tour the Medina with its “souks” (markets), stopping at the gateway of the Royal Palace, the 9th century Karouine mosque and University. You will visit also the tomb of the city founder “Moulay Idriss II”. Lunch will be at one of the traditional restaurants in the old Medina. After lunch you will continue your tour to visit the Najarine Fountain, the old Harem Garden and the Batha Museum. On the way back to the hotel, you will stop to enjoy a panoramic view of the city.

Day 4: Fes – Rif Mountains – Chefchaouen – Fes

After breakfast in your Riad or Hotel around 8 AM we will start your day trip toward Chefchaouen (blue city) which is a Morocco popular tourist attraction and welcoming town situated in the Rif Mountains just south of the Mediterranean coastline in northwest Morocco. This nice bleu city is known for its traditional buildings. Enjoy a walk to explore the white and blue washed walls of the medina and the markets that offer some unique native handicrafts. Chefchaouen is a fantastic destination for photography with its wonderful views of the Rif Mountains. Back to Fez in the afternoon . Expected to get to Fez around 07:00 PM.

Day 5: Fes – Ifrane – Azrou – Ziz Valley – Erfoud – Merzouga

After the breakfast we will start our day to Merzouga crossing the Atlas Mountains, passing through Ifrane to arrive to the cedar forests of Azrou where the wild monkeys are located. It will be good opportunity to take photos of wilderness in Morocco. Lunch in a small Berber village of Zaida. We continue the way through the Atlas Mountains enjoying the landscapes of Medilt to arrive to the small town of Rich, Erfoud in which we’ll feel the beginning of the Saharan oasis of Tafilalet then we continue to Merzouga. Overnight in a hotel near the dunes.

Day 6: Merzouga – Berber Families – Black Desert – Merzouga (Camel Ride & Night in Sahara)

After breakfast in the hotel you’ll start your explorative desert journey of the area, visiting the village of Khamlia, originally slaves from Sudan to experience their music and lifestyle. Not far away there’s the lake of Merzouga, with its bird populations, including flamingos. You may also like to visit the nomad wire house where many Berber handicrafts are priced lower than in the big cities. On the afternoon you will ride camel, guided by an experienced Camel man, to explore inside the mysterious sand-sea of the Erg-Chebbi. Here you’ll spend your first night under the stars, or if you prefer, in a traditional Berber nomad tent. Dinner will be served in the tent where you will spend the night. Dinner Bed and Breakfast. Nomad FamiliesMorocco camel tournight in desert camp

Day 7: Merzouga – Errissani – Jorf – Todra Gorges – Dades – Ouarzazate

After breakfast in the hotel we’ll drive through the Dades Valley towards Kalaa M’gouna and Ouarzazat. The route through Dades Valley is the way of the thousand kasbahs – providing numerous opportunities to take some of your best photographic shots of the trip. We’ll stop at Kalaa Mgouna, “the rose city”, to purchase the rosewater, which will make your linen smell good a long time after your trip is over. Continue to Skoura and the dirds valley; visit the Kasbah Ameridil, a well-preserved kasbah in this area. After lunch, you will have some time for hiking within the valley and then continue to Ouarzazate – “the Hollywood of Africa”- whose geography and beautiful landscapes have attracted many world class movie producers. Overnight accommodation will be in riad. Camel trekking in MerzougaTodra GorgesDades Gorges

Day 8: Ouarzazate – Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou – Taroudant

After breakfast in your riad, we’ll head to Taroudant via Taznakht, visiting Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, the largest Kasbah in Morocco. Built during the beginning of the XXth Century by T-hami El Glaoui -one of the last Berber chieftains -Ben Haddou Kasbah used to be one of his stops during his long travel from the sub-Saharan countries to Marrakech, and is now a UNESCO world heritage site. On to Taliouine, the capital of saffron in Morocco, you have the option to visit the Safran co-operative. If your visit coincides with the saffron harvest, you will have the opportunity to meet the Berber people with their families harvesting the saffron in their fields. We should arrive at Taroudant in the afternoon, here you will see the ramparts and walk within the small alleys in the Medina. Taroudant is always referred to as “The little Marrakech” because it was the built by the Saadian dynasty who used it as their capital before they moved to Marrakech in the 16th century.

Day 9: Taroudant – Agadir – Essaouira

Breakfast in the riad, and then head for Essaouira, travelling via Agadir. Our first stop will be at Agadir, a resort city which was a very big tourist destination for many years. After lunch and a small walk along the Promenade, you will continue to Essaouira. The coastal road offers beautiful scenery, an area famous for the Argan trees. Here you will see herds of goats climbing the Argan trees looking for better food than they can find on the ground. After several stops along the coast we get to Essaouira in the afternoon. Overnight accommodation at a riad in the Medina.

Day 10: Exploring Essaouira

Breakfast at the hotel in Essaouira, then start our explorative journey of the city. You’ll visit the Skala Fortress; see Thuya wood carved by artisans; walk through the alleys of the medina and view hundreds of handicrafts. Today you will have lunch in a Moroccan way, freshly bought fishes ‘cooked to order’. In the afternoon, you will have some free time to wander around , go to the beach and enjoy time to yourselves. Essaouira is also referred to as The “City of the Wind” and it attracts surfers from all over the world. Essaouira knew many civilisations – including the Portuguese occupation, which affects much of its architecture – however, it remains a small village with much history. Because of its size and its characteristic blue doors and washed walls, it is also regarded as Morocco’s “Jewel of the Atlantic”. There is an annual festival of “Gnawa music”, where many musical groups come from different parts of Africa and the world. Usually it starts in the second week of June.

Day 11: Essaouira – Marrakech

After breakfast in your riad, you will have some free time before leaving for Marrakech. On our way – since this is the land of Argan culture – this is an opportunity to visit the women’s co-operative of Argan oil where they extract the oil that is famous for its culinary, cosmetic and medical properties. After several stops to take photographs, you will continue your travel to Marrakech and check in to your riad. After dinner you will have the option to enjoy walking within the famous square of Jemaa El fna, entertained with magicians, story tellers, musicians and snake charmers.

Day 12: Full Day To Visit Marrakech

A full-day tour of Marrakech, visit the Menara, a surrounded pool by flowerbeds that function as an irrigation system for the surrounded fields. The sightseeing tour will cover several impressive sights: The Koutoubia mosque, Majorelle Gardens, Bahia Palace and Dar Si Said Palace museum of jewellery. Optional lunch will be in the medina followed by a walk through the colorful souks of Marrakech. Enjoy a sunset drink overlooking the exciting Jamaa El Fna Square from a terrace of a cafe, dinner and night at hotel.

Day 13: Marrakech – Ouzoud Waterfalls – Atlas Mountains – Marrakech

One day trip from Marrakech to Ouzoud Waterfalls starting from Marrakech in the morning to Ouzoud Waterfalls, this site is located about 170 km from Marrakech, northeast of the city, you will discover the beautiful waterfalls of about 110 m high and a beautiful landscape full of birds and monkeys. You will discover the magnificent waterfalls about 110 m of height and a wonderful landscape populated

with birds and monkeys on the arrrival, if you like you can negotiate the services of a local guide to make walks or hikes at a height of 1068m .

Day 14: Marrakech – Atlas Mountains – Ourika Valley – Marrakech

One day trip from Marrakech to Ourika Valley start in the morning departure from Marrakech to Ourika Valley, the easiest, closest and thus one of the most popular day trips from Marrakech. On our Ourika day trip you’ll travel on a private tour with your own vehicle, driver and guide. To achieve a truly authentic Ourika Valley experience we aim to avoid the typical tourist traps and focus on real Berber village life, exploring local trails on foot far away from the fleets of tour buses….We will come back to Marrakech in evening.

Day 15: Marrakech – Aiport

Transfert to the airport (Marrakech or Casablanca), end of the 15 day tour from Casablanca.

3 DAYS TOUR

IMLCHIL-MARRIAGE FESTIVAL

Travel to Morocco and visit the village of Imilchil. Imilchil Morocco is famous for its Marriage Festival.

Duration: 9:00am – 6:00pm each day

DAY 1: OUARZAZATE – IMILCHIL

Depart Ouarzazate for the town of Imilchil in the Atlas mountains. On your drive away from Ouarzazate you will pass open valleys.Imilchil is located high up in the lake plateau of the High AtlasMountains in Morocco. In this quaint village you will find primarily Berbertribalclans who have a strong sense of culture and tradition that has been preserved for decades. Arrive at Imilchil in early afternoon, an intimatevillage that represents the Berberculture of all Amazaigh and is known for its famous Imilchil Marriage Festival, SoukAam or AgdoudN’Oulmghenni. After a traditional Berber lunch of a tajine, locally fresh baked bread, and fruit visit the largest souk in the valley where men come to buy and sell livestock or stock up on supplies for the winter. We will continue to explore the valley in a comfortable air conditioned/heated 4×4. You will see muletracks that are the village’s only communication with the outside world. See women carrying barely on their backs, admire the differently striped cloaks signally a villager’s tribe and see weavers spin sheep’s wool. Visit the fine caidalkasbah whose decorative towers are admired by visitors. The angled towers that resemble inverted cooking pots are said to be a symbol of prosperity and bring ‘baraka’ – goodluck and protection against the evil eye. Overnight at a Boutique Riad or Guest House in Imlilchil.

DAY 2: IMILCHIL

Partake in the festivities of the Imilchil Marraige Festival. The Imilchil Marriage Festival is the prime attraction of this village and takes place annually in September. Each September, the surrounding tribes, Aït Sokham and Aït Bouguemmaz celebrate the Imilchil Marriage Festival, held in Souk Aam and Agdoud N’Oulmghenni. This festival, also known as September Romance, features the Aït Yaazza culture of an annual collective marriage where women search and choose their husband.

The fiancé’ part of the festival is staged on the site of the tomb of the Oldman, who is venerated in the high atlas. Close to 30,000 people from the mountains assemble under tents for three days with their flocks, their horses and camels. It is an occasion when young girls to dress up and wear their finery, their sumptuous silver jewelry, and dance for hours under the stars. Overnight at a Boutique Riad or Guest House in Imlilchil.

DAY 3: IMILCHIL – OUARZAZATE

Depart Imilchil and reutrn to Ouarzazate. SEASONAL TRAVEL IN IMILCHIL

Come in September and experience a one of a kind event where potential brides and grooms of surrounding villages dress in traditional clothes and participate in the lively Marriage Festival to find their soul-mate. The Imilchil Marriage Festival is the prime attraction of this village. Each September, the surrounding tribes, Aït Sokham and Aït Bouguemmaz celebrate the Imilchil Marriage Festival, held in Souk Aam and Agdoud N’Oulmghenni. This festival, also known as September Romance, features the Aït Yaazza culture of an annual collective marriage where women search and choose their husband.

Imichil is also the perfect place to meet the group of semi-nomadic sheppards who live by the patterns of seasons. In the autumn men till the soil and sell goods, in the winter women collect river water and weave woolen blankets, during the spring dig and maintain irrigation channels and come summer the women harvest. Learn true Berber Village hospitality when your guide introduces you to the friendly villagers. This ends your Morocco Travel Experience.

 The price includes guides, acomodation and transportation (luxury 4×4) with an English, Arabic, Berber, French Speaking Driver. Drinks, personal expenses and gratitudes are not included.

  • There is a 25% reduction for children under 12 years old whilst we do not charge for children under 5.

*These prices are liable to fluctuation according to the current exchange rates.

3 DAYS TOUR

Marrakech - Ait Ben Haddou - Ouarzazate - Gorges dades - Merzouga

1st day : Marrakech – Ait ben Haddou – Skoura – Dades gorges

Morning departure at 8 o’clock from your hotel or riad in Marrakesh to cross the High Atlas Mountains. After the Tichka pass, you leave the main road and take a side road to the Telouet Kasbah, which belonged to the Lords of the Atlas, the Glaoui family, and which now stands in ruins after the last Pasha fled the country following the departure of the French. From there you continue along the new and stunningly beautiful connecting road for lunch at Ait Ben Haddou. This is the most famous Kasbah in Morocco and is a UNESCO World Heritage site, which you can visit after lunch. The road past Ouarzazate and to the Skoura Oasis, where numerous ancient kasbahs, some sadly in ruins, stand amongst the palm trees. From here, the route goes through Kela’a M’gouna, the Valley of Roses, with a stop to see cosmetic articles locally-made from the valley’s abundant roses. You stop in the Dades gorge in a guest house there.

2nd day : Todra gorges – Erfoud – Rissani – Merzouga

After breakfast, there is time to walk by the river before continuing to Toudra to the very different gorges there. Lunch will either be here in the gorges or later at the bivouac at the Erg Chebbi dunes. You drive there via the Ziz Valley, and the towns of Erfoud and Rissani which is where the king’s family originates. In the afternoon after a welcoming glass of tea, you can take a two-hour camel ride in the Sahara.The sunset from the top of the dunes is spectacular (250m) and afterwards there is dinner and the night in a nomad tent at the foot of the dunes.

3rd day : Merzouga – Tazzarine – Agdz – Ouarzazate – Marrakech

If you wake up early enough, you can watch the spectacle of the sunrise, when the colour of the dunes and the play of shadows are an awesome sight. The drive back east to the Draa Valley takes us along the length of the Saghro mountains via the villages of Tazzarine (featured in the film Babel’) and N’Qob, where we have lunch overlooking the mountains. In the afternoon we drive to Tanasikht, where we reach the Draa valley, full of large palm trees and ancient kasbahs. Here we go along the track of the ancient caravan route to Agdez. and the oldest kabsah in the valley, asbah Tamnougalte. Back on the paved road again, we return to Marrakesh again over the High Atlas by the early evening.

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We can customize your tour to suit your tastes. Whichever one you choose, you will be in for an adventure of a lifetime! Anything is possible with Naamani Groupe Vacation Tour!
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