Morocco – The African Adventure – NYE at the Sahara (Meet us There)

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Booking: You can either book online at the bottom of this page or in our office in Calle Gran Vía 22, 2nd floor (Monday – Friday: 10:00-19:00)!
Trip start in Marrakech: Saturday evening, December 28th (Recommended arrival in the afternoon) Trip end in Tangier: Friday evening, January 3rd (Recommended departure after 20:00)
There’s no better way to start a long description with a short video of our Morocco adventure! How does it work? Book your flight to Marrakech and your return flight from Tangier, send us your flight details and we’ll arrange the airport pick up and drop off with our local partners. The trip starts on Saturday evening at the hotel in Marrakesh (December 28th) and ends on Friday evening in Tangier (January 3rd). Ideally, you should book your flight to Marrakesh for Saturday afternoon (we can arrange Pick-Up any time during the day) and your flight out of Tangier for Friday evening (Drop-Off can only be arranged after 20:30). If you want to arrive earlier or leave later and need us to arrange your pick-up/drop-off or hotel accommodation, please let us know to arrange it for you (send us an email to [email protected]). DAY 1: ARRIVAL MARRAKESH We pick you up from the airport and take you to the hotel (Don't forget to send us your flight details!). Check-in will be available from 2pm, if you arrive earlier, no worries, the hotel's staff will look after your luggage until check-in is available. Free afternoon until the whole group meets at the hotel's rooftop for a group get together. Hotel accommodation is provided in Marrakech. DAY 2: MARRAKESH After breakfast, we will get to experience the Moroccan culture at its best through a city tour including the outstanding Bahia Palace, and the Koutoubia Mosque with its famous minaret, built by the Al Mohades. After a free evening, you’ll also get to experience the charm of the famous Jamaa el-Fnaa market square which is spilling with delicious local foods, hand-crafted clothing and jewelry, and much more! Hotel accommodation is provided in Marrakesh. DAY 3: MARRAKECH - ATLAS MOUNTAINS - AIT BEN HADDOU - DADES GORGES Our day begins with a provided hotel breakfast so we can head towards Ouarzazate, known as the “Door of the Desert” through the Atlas Mountains, filled with stunning natural views, and then we will stop in Tizi n’Tichka for some amazing panoramic picture opportunities. We will continue south and follow the 6km track that leads to the village of Ait Ben Haddou, famous for its Kasbah (which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site). Several famous movies, such as the Gladiator and Game of Thrones, were filmed in this beautiful town. Then we continue to the Dades Gorges were our accommodation will be waiting for us. Dinner included. DAY 4: DADES GORGES - TODRA CANYONS - SAHARA DESERT After breakfast, we’ll head up the mountains to experience one of the best views of the postcard worthy Moroccan canyons. We’ll continue through a path filled with beautiful scenery and unforgettable Kasbahs (Islamic Fortresses), each one unique from the next. After several stops, we will arrive at one of the most iconic places in the South: the Todra Canyon. Cliff walls of epic proportions and immense beauty surround the channel of the River Todra; it’s a climber’s paradise! Time to head to the Sahara desert. We will only take the necessities as we take a camel ride about a 1 hour into the desert to reach our Berber camp. We’ll have the chance to sandboard de dunes and catch the sunset over the Sahara before heading to dinner at the camp in the Sahara desert. You can climb the dunes near the camp with a warm cup of tea and enjoy the peace and quiet of the desert and relax after the adventure-filled day. Finally, we’ll spend the night in typical Berber tents, under a spectacular canopy of stars. Accommodation in Berber tents and a very special traditional dinner followed by an amazing bonfire party to celebrate the arrival of the New Year. DAY 5: SAHARA DESERT - FEZ After an unforgettable night in the desert we start with an early climb to the closest dune, to catch a glimpse of the sun rising over the dunes.. then a filling breakfast before we kick off a day filled with exploration through several quaint and beautiful towns in Morocco. First, we head to Rissani, the first imperial city of Morocco. We will go through Erfoud, which is rich in fossils and history. We will pass the Ziz Valley and take in the sights of the palm trees and canyons surrounding us. Once past the port of Tizi-n Talghomt, we will stop in Midelt for lunch. Continuing our journey, we’ll venture through the cedar forest and stop to see the Moroccan monkeys in their natural habitat! Next, we will go through Ifrane (which has been called the Moroccan Switzerland) and arrive in Fez, Morocco’s cultural capital. Hotel accommodation and dinner is provided in Fez. DAY 6: FEZ - CHAOUEN After breakfast, we explore one of the oldest imperial cities. Founded in 808, Fez is one of the first political, religious, and cultural capitals in the world and is truly incredible. We will begin the official tour at the Golden Doors of the spectacular Royal Palace. Next, we will wander around and inside the historical Medina, allowing the beautiful architecture and surrounding sites to transport us back over 1000 years ago. In Fez, you will get to experience everything: mosques, madrassas, karabansarais and several other cultural sites. When the tour is over, we will head to Chaouen, the famous “hippie,” fully painted, blue city. Hotel accommodation will be provided in Chaouen. DAY 7: CHAOUEN - TANGIER After breakfast, our local official guide will take us around unraveling some of Chaouen’s best kept secrets. After the tour we have free time to explore the blue city by day and go shopping before heading to Tangier where we drop you off either at the airport or if you want to stay longer in Morocco at your hotel. Drop off time will be in the evening around 20:00. The trip price includes (389€ / 379€ with City Card*): ✓ Airport pick-up and drop-off service (Private transportation) ✓ 7 days & 6 nights (5 in hotels & 1 in Berber tent) ✓ All transportation in Morocco done in modern 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 ✓ Hotel in Fez with dinner & breakfast ✓ Hotel in Chaouen with breakfast ✓ Guided visit of Marrakesh ✓ Guided visit of Ait Ben Haddou (Kasbah) ✓ Guided visit of Fez ✓ Camel ride in Sahara Desert (1 camel per person) ✓ Berber NYE party in the Sahara Desert ✓ Sand boarding in Sahara Desert ✓ Free time in Chaouen for souvenir shopping and further exploring ✓ Trip photographer ✓ Travel insurance ✓ All taxes included The trip price doesn't include: ✓ Anything not mentioned in "trip includes" Important notes: Anything not listed above is not included. Dinners don't include drinks. Lunches range from approx. 5€ to 10€. 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 you a daily budget of 20€ for food and drinks. We stop every other day at big supermarkets for snacks and drinks (Buying your food there you can lower the daily budget considerably). Booking: You can either book online at the bottom of this page or in our office in Calle Gran Vía 22, 2nd floor (Monday – Friday: 10:00-19:00)! *Discount for City Card holders! Don’t have the City Card yet? Please check here for details on how to become a member! Visa & passport: 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, European Union, 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 [email protected] for further assistance. This itinerary is subject to change at any given time due to reasons out of Citylife’s control such as traffic, weather or sea navigation conditions. If you have any questions, please get in touch with us: Citylife Madrid Calle Gran Vía 22 - Duplicado, 2nd Floor, 28013 Madrid Metro: Gran Vía [email protected] +34 915 296 673
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Hello everyone, I am Nico and I am originally from Germany. Since 2013 I am living and working in Madrid. My job consists in assisting internationals in their integration in the city of Madrid. If you need any help, please feel free to stop by our office.

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