Morocco – Marrakesh & The Sahara

Morocco - Marrakesh & The Sahara
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Date: 19/06/2020 - 23/06/2020

Duration: 5 Days & 4 Nights

Meeting Time: 9:45 PM

Meeting Point: Citylife Bus Stop
Paseo Moret

Price: 279 €

Price with City Card: 269 €


Trip Description

Have you always wanted to go on an adventure? We’re ready to take you through Morocco for an unforgettable experience. From the mountains in the north to the desert in the south, on this trip we will see everything Morocco has to offer! Below you will find a detailed outline the itinerary for our African Adventure.

You will notice we have not mentioned exact times in this outline. This is because our itinerary could and, eventually will be subject to change at any given time due to reasons out of Citylife’s control. Such as traffic, weather or sea navigation conditions.

Day 1: TRANSFER TO MARRAKECH HOTEL
Day 2: MARRAKECH – AIT BEN HADDOU – DADES VALLEY (350 km)
Day 3: VALLE DEL DADES – GORGES OF THE TODRA- DESERT OF MERZOUGA (360 km)
Day 4: DESERT OF MERZOUGA – VALLE DEL DRAA – MARRAKECH (570 km)
Day 5: MARRAKECH – TRANSFER TO THE AIRPORT
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Day 1: TRANSFER TO MARRAKECH HOTEL

Pick up at the Marrakech airport and transfer to the hotel. Depending on the time of arrival, there is the possibility of a first contact with the famous DJema el Fna Square, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, which for several centuries is the most incredible popular theater in the world: snake charmers, musicians , dancers, storytelling, pythonesses, actors, fortune tellers. Th first night accommodation will be in Marrakech.

Day 2: MARRAKECH – AIT BEN HADDOU – DADES VALLEY (350 km)

After breakfast, cross the high Atlas Mountains, through the highest port of the Tizi country in Tichka (2,260m altitude), pass through the interesting villages until you reach the Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou (declared World Heritage by UNESCO in 1987 ), a fortified enclosure within a walled town that will surely recognize, as this citadel has been the scene of very famous films. After the visit of this kasbah, we will walk through Ouarzazate and the impressive palm grove of Skoura until reaching the Valley of the Dades. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel located in the Dades Gorges.

Day 3: VALLE DEL DADES – GORGES OF THE TODRA- DESERT OF MERZOUGA (360 km)

The next day, after breakfast, continue your route passing through many Berber villages. You will visit the Gorges of the Todra with possibility to eat there, to take advantage and to see the impressive place with tranquility. After the visit, you will go directly to the golden dunes of the Erg Chebbi, where you will began the dromedary excursion, making a stop to watch the sunset, until reaching the heart of the desert. On arrival, you will have the chance to enjoy an excellent and refreshing tea, while waiting for an exquisite Berber dinner, with music of tam-tam (drums). You will enjoy a unique and unforgettable night, thanks to the large number of stars that populate the desert nights. Accomodation will be in Berber jaimas.

Day 4: DESERT OF MERZOUGA – VALLE DEL DRAA – MARRAKECH (570 km)

Once in the desert, it is obligatory to get up early to see the sunrise from the top of the dunes and return with dromedaries to the hostel for breakfast. Departure will be via the desert road to the Draa Valley, which is made up of more than 10 million palm trees. You will pass by Ouarzazate where you Will be able to eat. You will then cross the high Atlas mountains and continue to Marrakech. Estimated arrival time is late-night and you will have accommodation in Marrakech.

Day 5: MARRAKECH – TRANSFER TO THE AIRPORT

In the morning you will have a guided tour of Marrakech. It is a spectacular city, where there is a permanent party as you can see in the famous Plaza DJEMA el Fna, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. In Marrakech there are plenty of places to visit, for example, Medersa Ben Youssef, the Menara, the Dar Si Said Museum, the Garden of the Agdal, the Tombs of the Saadians and the Badi and Bay Palaces.

This is the last day in Marrakech. We will arrange Airport transfer 2 hours prior to your flight.  END OF OUR SERVICES.

Passport & Visa Information:

Please make sure you have your passport with you and that it is valid for at least 6 months from the moment you enter Morocco!

You don’t need a visa (your passport is sufficient) if you are from the European Union, Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Denmark, Finland, Guinea, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Korea (Rep. of), Kuwait, Libya, Liechtenstein, Mali, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, New Zealand, Niger, Norway, Oman, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America, or Venezuela.

If you are NOT from the European Union or one of the countries listed above, we are glad to assist you with the visa application process. Please send an email to trips@citylifemadrid.com for further assistance.

Package Options

There’s only one package available and it’s a “Meet us there” type of trip. The flight is not included, so you will need to book it yourself and send us the flight details no later than 1 week before departure. With these details, we will happily arrange your airport pick-up and drop-off at no extra charge.

Few things to keep in mind when looking into this option:

  • You will need to fly in and out of Marrakesh
  • Plan to arrive to Marrakesh in the afternoon of Friday June 19th.
  • Plan to leave Marrakesh in the evening of Tuesday June 23rd (after 17:30 so you don’t miss the Marrakesh tour).
  • Send all your flight information and questions to trips@citylifemadrid.com.

Trip Prices:

  • Standard Price – 279€
  • City Card Price – 269€

Included in Price:

  • 5 days & 4 nights
  • Airport pick up and drop off  shuttles
  • All transportation in Morocco done in good vans instead of big buses (Faster, safer and more fun!)
  • 2 Nights Hotel in Marrakesh with breakfast
  • Hotel in Dades with dinner & breakfast
  • Night in Berber tent in Sahara Desert with dinner & breakfast
  • Guided visit of Marrakesh
  • Guided visit of Ait Ben Haddou (Kasbah)
  • Camel ride in Sahara Desert (1 camel per person)
  • Special Berber party at the Sahara
  • Sand boarding in Sahara Desert
  • Trip photographer
  • Travel insurance
  • All taxes included

Not included in Price:

Anything not mentioned in “trip includes” such as:

  • Plane tickets
  • Drinks of all kinds
  • Lunches

Lunches range from approx. 5€ to 12€. There aren’t any activities that will cost you any money, as they are all included (No surprises nor hidden costs). To be on the safe side, we recommend a daily budget of 20€ for food and drinks. We will stop every other day at big supermarkets for snacks and drinks (Buying your food there you can lower the daily budget considerably).

Booking Information:

You can either book now at the bottom of this page or in our office on Calle Gran Vía 22, 2nd floor. If you have any questions please get in touch with us at trips@citylifemadrid.com or +34 915 296 673

*Please be advised that in accordance with our terms and conditions the City Card membership cannot be used to obtain discounts for anyone but the card holder.

SPECIAL PRICE FOR CITY CARD HOLDERS: Log in here to save money when buying your ticket(s) online or reserve your spot(s) presenting your personal City Card at the Citylife Madrid office in Calle Gran Vía, 22 Dpdo, 2nd D. (Metro: Gran Vía / Opening hours: 10:00 to 19:00).

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African Adventure #5 2020 Normal: 279,00 Euro
City Card: 269,00 Euro
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