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Morocco - Family Adventure - 9 day Tour - (Land only)

Morocco - Family Adventure - 9 day Tour - (Land only)

Marrakech, Morocco

From: R 14,900.00
Per Person Sharing
  • Prices From

    From: R 14,900.00 Per Person Sharing
  • Trip Reference

    #10424
  • Flights

    No Flights Included
  • Duration

    9 Days
  • Valid From

    23rd of December 2020 (Wednesday)
  • Valid To

    31st of December 2020 (Thursday)
  • Expires

    31st of July 2020 (Friday)
  • Need Visa's

    South Africa: Yes
    British: No
    European Union: No
    American: No
Quick Holiday Overview

Take your family on a Moroccan adventure! Marvel at the sights and sounds of Djemaa el Fna in Marrakech, trek on camels into the Sahara and camp out amongst the rolling sand dunes, discover legendary Ait Benhaddou and more! With plenty of free time for fun at the swimming pool and relaxation. This tour is designed for children aged 5 and over and offered at a discounted price for children aged 5 - 11 years of age at the time of travel.

Trip Highlights:

  • Marrakech - independently explore the busy souks UNESCO-listed medina watching craftsmen working and trading their goods
  • Ait Benhaddou - visit the traditional mud brick kasbah city
  • High Atlas Mountains - marvel at the awe-inspiring views from Mt Toubkal, North Africa’s highest peak
  • Dades Gorge - admire the striking valley carved within the mountain range by the Dades River
  • Ouarzazate - explore the “gateway to the Sahara” and opt to visit the film studios
  • Merzouga - enjoy free time in the traditional berber village
  • Todra Gorge - walk through the towering 300m high rose red canyon
  • The Sahara Desert - enjoy a leisurely camel trek through the Erg Chebbi dunes at sunset

Based on set departures: 17 Oct, 24 Oct & 23 Dec 2020. Limited availability.

Please note: Prices shown are per person when there are 2 persons sharing a room. For those wanting their own room a single supplment of R2 900 will be charged.

About the Holiday

Itinerary :

Day 1 Welcome to Marrakech!

Saturday. Upon arrival at Marrakech airport you will be met and transferred to our hotel. The Welcome Meeting at 18:00 this evening provides the opportunity to meet your guide and fellow travellers before dinner.

Overnight: Marrakech  |  Dinner

Welcome to Marrakech!

Day 2 Drive through stunning High Atlas Mountains

Marrakech – Ouarzazate. Leaving Marrakech, we drive over the stunning High Atlas Mountains on the way to Ouarzazate, where African traders once stopped on their journeys up to Europe. Ouarzazate is the Hollywood of North Africa and today there's an optional visit to its famous film studios which have been used for films such as The Kingdom of Heaven, Alexander the Great, The Last Temptation of Christ and The Living Daylights.

Overnight: Ouarzazate  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 Sahara camel trek & camp under the Saharan stars

Ouarzazate – Merzouga. Today we drive through the Anti Atlas ranges to cross The Draa Valley which is famous for its dates and we can stop and try some fresh ones en route. This afternoon we relax and cool down with a swim in Rissani. Then it’s time to head towards the Sahara Desert at Merzouga, where we enjoy some time to swim and transfer to our camels for an incredible trek across the vast Erg Chebbi dunes for a night at our authentic Berber Camp. An experience that is guaranteed to leave a lasting impression on travellers young and old! We enjoy a relaxing evening in the desert; we can scale the giant sand dunes and watch an incredible sunset before settling down to enjoy local food and listen to Berber music. Tonight we camp under the glittering Saharan stars.

Overnight: Berber Camp - Sahara Desert  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Sahara camel trek & camp under the Saharan stars

Day 4 Todra Gorge

Merzouga - Todra Gorge. Leaving the desert, we continue our journey to Todra Gorge. This 1000ft gorge is hemmed in on all sides by vertical limestone cliffs and is known as Morocco’s Grand Canyon. From its plunging depths to dizzying heights, the charm of Todra lies in its changing colours as the sun slowly moves from east to west. Lunch will be at our Todra hotel and after lunch will be a free afternoon to relax by the pool, go for a swim or a stroll.

Overnight: Todra Gorge  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Todra Gorge

Day 5 Dades Gorge

Todra Gorge – Dades Gorge. There's free time to explore the gorge again this morning before we enjoy lunch at a very traditional Berber cooperative for Berber carpets, which is owned by local people. We will learn how the Berbers make their carpets, you will have chance to try your bargaining skills if you are interested in buying one. After lunch we will leave the impressive Todra Gorge and make the short journey to Gorge du Dades in the Dades valley. We drive along the Road of 1000 Kasbahs, a green and fertile valley by the Dades River that flows through it giving life to a huge variety of colourful fruit, walnut trees and extraordinary red rock formations. At Dades Gorge there's time to wander and admire the views along the serpentine roads.

Overnight: Dades Gorge  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 UNESCO World Heritage - Ait Benhaddou

Dades Gorge – Ait Benhaddou. This morning we travel through The Roses Valley (which is famous for its roses), en route to legendary Ait Benhaddou, a fortified city situated along the former caravan route between the Sahara and Marrakech. Granted UNESCO World Heritage listing, the site had been the setting for many films including Lawrence of Arabia and Gladiator. Enjoy a guided tour of this remarkable site, exploring the ancient winding alleys, towers and kasbahs - a handful of which remain inhabited today.

Overnight: Ait Benhaddou  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

UNESCO World Heritage - Ait Benhaddou

Day 7 Famous Djemaa el Fna Square

Ait Benhaddou - Marrakech. Today we drive back to Marrakech, crossing the rugged High Atlas Mountains and enjoying the wonderful views en route. There's time to freshen up at our hotel before heading out for dinner tonight in the famous square of Djemaa el Fna, an exuberant market place which literally springs to life in the evenings. Filled with spicy aromas, exotic music, market stalls, snake charmers, magicians, storytellers and more, it is undoubtedly the liveliest and most captivating attraction in Morocco!

Overnight: Marrakech  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 Marrakech city tour

This morning you can enjoy an optional guided tour of Marrakech with a local payment of 100 Dirhams per person, alternatively you can explore the city yourself or relax by the pool. Marrakech has some amazing places to explore, the winding streets and bustling souks, visiting Bahia Palace, the Jewish Quarter and the beautiful Koutoubia Mosque - the landmark of Marrakech, which towers over the ancient Medina.

Overnight: Marrakech  |  Breakfast

Day 9 Farewell...

Sunday. Our Moroccan adventure finishes after breakfast, goodbyes and farewells to newfound friends.

Breakfast

Includes & Excludes
Includes
  • 7 nights 3 star hotel and 1 night camping - Berber desert camp in the Sahara
  • Arrival transfer from Marrakech airport on day 1
  • 8 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 7 dinners including Berber camp dinner
  • Guided tour of Ait Benhaddou
  • Specialist local guides at some sites
  • Entrance fees to all included sites
  • Sahara Desert camel trek
  • Escorted by an English speaking tour leader
  • All transportation and transfers in private 4x4 or mini van/touring vehicle
  • All road taxes and tolls

Based on set departures: 17 Oct, 24 Oct & 23 Dec 2020. Limited availability

Excludes
  • International flights and visa
  • Taxes
  • Medical and Travel insurance
  • Gratuity for your tour guide. Budget approx USD$2 - 3 per person per day. Tipping your tour guide is an entirely personal gesture
  • Tipping Kitty: USD$50 per adult, paid in USD or local currency (Children under 12 years are not required to pay the tip kitty)
  • Pre & post accommodation
Package Conditions:

The above package is subject to availability at time of reservation. Price is per person sharing. Prices are subject to change in accordance with currency fluctuations. When making a booking enquiry it is important that you are in possession of the correct documentation to travel i.e. visas, inoculation certificates etc. Please check that all names and surnames are spelt exactly as they appear in the relevant passports. All prices are indicative and correct at time of loading onto the Computravel website and are subject to change due to currency fluctuations, rate increases, airfare increases and availability.

Based on set departures: 17 Oct, 24 Oct & 23 Dec 2020. Limited availability.

Please note: Prices shown are per person when there are 2 persons sharing a room. For those wanting their own room a single supplment of R2 900 will be charged.

Marrakech
Marrakech or Marrakesh is known as the "Red City".

Founded in the 11th century, Marrakesh was once the capital of an empire that stretched from Spain to Senegal. In days of old, Marrakesh's location on the crossroads of ancient caravan routes from Timbuktu made it a key destination for trade and reprieve for weary sub-Saharan traders carrying gold, salt and slaves bound for Europe. Today, Marrakesh is a reverberating collision of Africa and Europe, west and east, Bohemia and high culture, Arab cities and Berber villages.

Marrakech features a semi-arid climate, with mild wet winters and hot dry summers. Average temperatures range from 12 degrees Celsius in the winter to 23 degrees Celsius in the summer.

There's nowhere in the world like the Djemaa el Fna: by day it's basically a market, with a few snake charmers and an occasional troupe of acrobats; in the late afternoon it becomes a whole carnival of musicians, storytellers and other entertainers; and in the evening dozens of stalls set up to dispense hot food to crowds of locals, while the musicians and performers continue.

South of Djemaa el Fna there are two places not to be missed: the Saadian Tombs and El Badi Palace, the ruined palace of Ahmed el Mansour.

The most atmospheric place to eat is the Djemaa el Fna, where foodstalls set up around sunset and serve up everything from harira soup and couscous or tajine to stewed snails and sheep's heads, all eaten at trestle tables.
Terms and Conditions

Prices are based on per person sharing.
Due to the volatility in the South African currency and the price of fuel affecting the price of air tickets we cannot ensure the accuracy of the price as mentioned. The price was correct at the time of printing on 10 July 2020

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