TUI Tours | Atlas Mountains - Tracks of the Nomads

TUI Tours | Atlas Mountains - Tracks of the Nomads

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TUI Tours | Atlas Mountains - Tracks of the Nomads

8 Days Starting and ending in Marrakesh

Visiting: Marrakesh, Ouarzazate, Merzouga, Zagora

Tour code:

325910

Guide Type:

Partially Guided

Physical rating:

VERY_EASY

Age range:

Min age:10

Tour operated in:
English
Activities:

Sightseeing, Walking

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$1343
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Tour Overview

Join our 8-day TUI tour and discover the gem of Morocco, dizzying diversity of the African getaway. Explore its rich culture and traditions while visiting the busy Djemaa El fna and admire the vibrant atmosphere if this market. Get a marvellous views passing through Tich'n'Tichka and get a deeper insight into the nomads life. Learn about the impressive history, fascinating local culture and art, marvel at the diverse landscapes of this incredible country, and take advantage of the opportunities to savour the best traditional Moroccan cuisine during eight unforgettable days.

Highlights

  • Ouarzazate: city of palm trees and sandy streets, getaway to Sahara desert

  • Visit the captivating Taourirt Kasbah, also known as “the door of the desert” and admire its red ochre adobe

  • Ait Benhaddou: Hidden in the elegance of the almond field one of the most famous kasbahs, many times captured in numerous movies due to its unique Islamic architectureMarrakesh: vivid town, also called “Red city”, tempting for its spicy fragrance, and gastronomic variety

  • Admire the famous Koutoubia Mosque, the beautiful Bahia Palace, the Saadian Tombs, Menara Garden, and the bustling Jemaa el-Fnaa market

  • Merzouga: tiny village in Sahara desert, surrounded by the endless sand dunes, best spot for camel safari and the nomads´ life in Khamlia village

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Arrival Marrakesh

Location: Marrakesh

Upon your arrival at International Airport in Marrakesh, meet and greet an assistant who will assist you with the transfer to your hotel. If you’re feeling knackered after the flight, you can stay in the hotel to put your feet up and make the most of the available services. But if you’re itching to start exploring this fascinating city, then hit the streets and make your own way towards the local shops and bars and explore this vibrant city on your own. Dinner serves at the hotel. 



Overnight in Marrakesh.



Day 2 : Marrakesh

Location: Marrakesh

Wake up to your breakfast at the hotel and get ready for your full-day tour of Marrakesh. Admire the magnificent Koutoubia mosque and its 70-metre-high minaret. It dates from the late 12th century, when most of northern Africa and the southern Iberian Peninsula were part of the Almohad Empire. Behold the beautiful Bahia Palace with its exceptional cedar and marble decorations. Take rest in Menaras Gardens and enjoy its tranquil and calm atmosphere. In the afternoon visit the famous place Djemaa El Fna, Main Square and market place of Medina, full of local products and craft centres. During the day you can experience surprising sights, like monkey trainers or snake charmers and during the night is becomes the centre of the local musicians and other traditional shows. You will enjoy a demonstration of preparation of Msemmem (Maroccan pankaces) and visit of the Pikala bike TUI Car Foundation project. Once back in the hotel, enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. Dinner serves at the hotel.

Overnight in Marrakesh.

Day 3 : Marrakesh – Kasbah Telouet – Kasbah Ait Benhaddou - Ouarzazate (220 Km – 4.5 Hrs)

Location: Ouarzazate

Enjoy your luscious breakfast at the hotel, after which you will be leaving Marrakech for Ouarzazate, the gateway to the valley of river Draa and Sahara desert. Get in to your transfer and enjoy 4-Wheel Drive through the High Atlas mountains, passing through the highest road of Tich'n'Tichka in an altitude of 2260 m, through Telouet and admire its breath-taking scenery. You will stop for a visit of the Kasbah of Telouet, former residence of the Glaoui family, one of the most influential families of the region, and unveil the history of lavishness and traitor ship. After the lunch (not included) visit the Kasbah of Ait Benhadou, another astonishing medieval castles. This Kasbah is the most famous of Morocco, and its beautiful natural environment was used many times as a setting in various famous films. The Kasbah is now a monument protected by UNESCO. Once in Ouarzazate, enjoy a short walk around the town, do not miss the visit of Kasbah of Taourirt. Wrap up the day with the delicious dinner at the hotel. 



Overnight in Ouarzazate.



Day 4 : Ouarzazate – Tineghir – Erfoud – Merzouga (365 Km – 5.5 Hrs)

Location: Merzouga

After breakfast at the hotel, big farewell to Ouarzazate. Today you will be heading towards Merzouga, small village in the Sahara desert, which attracts by the magical starry nights in the sand dunes. Take the road to Boumalne and El Kelaa M’gouna, and wonder at marvellous architecture of many Kasbahs you will be passing on this road trip. Pass through the beautiful Kasbah of Amerhidil, visit the Gorges du Dadès. Continue to charming Tineghir region and stop in the famous beautiful Todra Gorges whose Canyons reach an altitude of 250 meters. At this spot you could enjoy an excursion in the canyons and possibility of a short hike. After the lunch (not included), continue your trip towards Erfoud and Merzouga. 

Overnight in Merzouga.

Day 5 : Merzouga – Alnif – Zagora (320 Km – 4 Hrs)

Location: Zagora

Wake up early in the morning to get the wonderful shot of the sunrise over the dunes of Merzouga. After enjoy your morning breakfast and get ready for the departure to Zagora. Pass through the village of Rissani, the birthplace of the current Alawite dynasty. Your trip continues to Alnif, a small Berber village. Enjoy your lunch (not included) and carry on to Zagora, passing via Tazzarine and Taghbalt, where you get the gorgeous views on a splendid landscapes of pre-Saharan desert dotted with Berber villages. Visit the famous library in Tamegroute and explore impressive collection of old manuscripts and documents dating from the 12th century. Upon your arrival to Zagora, check-in to your hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure. Dinner serves at the hotel. 



Overnight in Zagora.



Day 6 : Zagora – Ouarzazate – Marrakesh (370 Km – 6.5 Hrs)

Location: Marrakesh

Wake up the breakfast at the hotel before you start the road on again back to Ouarzazate. Today you drive along the astonishing Draa valley, settled in the background of Sahara desert, home to many barber villages and fresh oasis. Admire this beautiful landscape, greenish plains and endless stretches of palm trees along the Marroco´s largest river Draa. You´ll stop for a lunch en route (not included) after which you will be arriving to Marrakesh crossing the beautiful Tizin´Tichka Pass. Check-in to your hotel and enjoy dinner at the hotel. 



Overnight in Marrakesh.



Day 7 : Marrakesh

Location: Marrakesh

Start your day with savoury breakfast at the hotel and enjoy a full day at leisure in Marrakesh. Stroll down the vibrant streets of this busy town and explore its rhythm on your own pale. You can book an optional half-day Spa experience and live the famous rite of Moroccan Hammam in a real Riad wellness in the medina (own expenses). This beautiful experience will make you discover the traditional body scrubbing, the various natural products which have a magical effect on the skin. After a delicious mint tea, relaxing Massage with essential oil will close pleasantly this wellness half day. Dinner serves at the hotel, however if you wish to taste the local cuisine, you can book Moroccan Dinner in the medina and experience the real taste of Morocco with traditional food and excellent service (own expenses). All this is served up in a warm and friendly atmosphere of a beautiful Riad. 


Overnight in Marrakesh


Day 8 : Departure Marrakesh

Location: Marrakesh

Big farewell to Marrakesh. Enjoy your last breakfast at the hotel before you follow to your next destinations. 


What's Included

TOUR GUIDE: 

  • Operated with English-speaking TUI escorted guide during the whole tour from day 2 to day 6.

ACCOMMODATION:

  • 6 night’s hotel accommodation
  • 1-night accommodation in a Bivouac in Desert Camp (Day 4)

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS

Day 1, 2 Marrakesh:

Standard Hotel Category = Wazo Hotel or similar 3*

Day 3 Ouarzazate:

Standard Hotel Category = Le Fint or similar 3* 

Day 4 in the desert at Merzouga:

Standard Hotel Category = Bivouac at Merzouga in Desert Camp or similar 

Day 5 Zagora:

Standard Hotel Category = Ksar Tinsouline or similar 3* 

Day 6, 7 Marrakech:

Standard Hotel Category = Wazo Hotel or similar 3*

MEALS:

  • 7 Breakfasts 
  • 7 Dinners

TRANSPORT:

  • Arrival shared transfer in an air-conditioned minibus/bus from Marrakech airport to the hotel in Marrakech
  • Shared transportation in an air-conditioned bus on day 2 
  • Shared transportation in four-wheel drive throughout the tour (days 3-6).

ENTRANCE FEES & ACTIVITIES:

  • All entrance fees and activities mentioned in the itinerary: Marrakech full-day tour and visit to Pikala Bikes, TUI Care Foundation Project (Day 2); Four Wheel Drive through High Atlas Mountains, visit to Kasbah of Telouet, Ait Benhaddou and Taourit (Day 3); Visit the Gorges du Dades (Day 4); Visit to Alnif and Tamegroute & Library (Day 5); Scenic Route Transfer to Marrakech (Day 6)

OTHER:

  • Meet & Greet 
  • City tax

What's Not Included

  • Domestic nor International flights 
  • Lunches throughout the tour
  • Departure transfer from the hotel to Marrakech airport (Day 8)
  • Drinks during meals (unless specified otherwise)
  • Any visit not mentioned in the program
  • Optional tours
  • Porterage and gratuities  
  • Expenditures of a personal nature, drinks and meals or items not stated explicitly in the program
  • Any alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, mineral water, camera/video camera fee (if any)
  • Travel Insurance or any loss or extra cost arising due to unforeseen circumstances such as flight delays, accidents, etc.

Requirements

Visitors should not wear sleeveless shirts, shorts, short skirts or skimpy clothing when visiting religious and official buildings in Morocco. Shoes must be removed before entering a mosque or a private home. Sunscreen, sunglasses, hat and insect repellent can be very useful during your stay.

Please Note

  • We reserve the right to change itineraries and activities due to weather conditions, technical problems or security reasons.
  • Please note that hotel classification is as per Moroccan standards.
  • Late check-out, early check-in, connecting or adjoining rooms at the hotel are all subject to availability and not guaranteed.
  • Day 8: Departure transfer from hotel in Marrakech to Marrakech airport is not included. 

Accommodation options

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS

Day 1, 2 Marrakesh:

  • Standard Hotel Category = Wazo Hotel or similar 3*

Day 3 Ouarzazate:

  • Standard Hotel Category = Le Fint or similar 3* 

Day 4 in the desert at Merzouga:

  • Standard Hotel Category = Bivouac at Merzouga in Desert Camp or similar 

Day 5 Zagora:

  • Standard Hotel Category = Ksar Tinsouline or similar 3* 

Day 6, 7 Marrakech:

  • Standard Hotel Category = Wazo Hotel or similar 3*

Accommodation options

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS

Day 1, 2 Marrakesh:

  • Standard Hotel Category = Wazo Hotel or similar 3*

Day 3 Ouarzazate:

  • Standard Hotel Category = Le Fint or similar 3* 

Day 4 in the desert at Merzouga:

  • Standard Hotel Category = Bivouac at Merzouga in Desert Camp or similar 

Day 5 Zagora:

  • Standard Hotel Category = Ksar Tinsouline or similar 3* 

Day 6, 7 Marrakech:

  • Standard Hotel Category = Wazo Hotel or similar 3*

Check out our Q&As

  • What documents will I receive before I travel?

    Booking confirmation with Itinerary and confirmation vouchers

  • Do you offer any travel insurance?

    We do not offer Travel Insurance but would strongly recommend that you purchase a comprehensive Travel Insurance Policy prior to departure. 

  • What does the price include?

    What is included is stated specifically on the product Description. Gratuities are at your discretion. Prices do not include (unless stated otherwise) - gratuities to the guide, driver or tour manager.

  • Are flights included in the tour?

    No, they are not included

  • Is there any option for solo traveller?

    Yes of course. Please note that the default selection shows the price per person per double room. For solo travellers, you will have to select a single room when available.

  • Are Visa fees included in the price?

    No, visa fees are not included

  • When are there specific hotel names confirmed?

    Confirmed hotel names are informed latest 10 days prior to client's arrival

  • What happens if I need to change my holiday date once I’ve booked?

    You can change it by logging into your profile and click on Bookings. Please check your cancellation policy.

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