AUTHENTIC MOROCCO
In the Trail of Ancient Caravans

Marrakech & Aint Ben Haddou & Ourzazate & Zagora & Sahara Desert & Skoura& Kelaat Mgouna

March 13 - 20, 2023

• Marrakech • Atlas • Aint BenHaddou • Ourazazate • Draa Valley • Date gardens • Zagora • Sahara • Charming oasis • Dades Valley • Todra Gorges • Skoura • Kelaat Mgouna

MOROCCO - a labyrinth of stories, dreams, and contrasts. A maze of secrets and myths. Here, at night, the hot African nights pulsate with the enticing power of Arabic jasmine. And in the hours between dusk and dawn – the lyrical beauty of the call to prayer momentarily brings serenity to the sensory, bustling passageways of the city.

Far from the hubbub of the city, our tour across Morocco includes a stay in the desert giving you the opportunity to find tranquillity, harmony and inspiration amongst the mysteries of the sand. Beauty is everywhere here in the Sahara.

Wherever you are in Morrocco, your senses will find release. On the noisiest square in the world, you will find a sacred space of silence and see the beauty that fills you from the inside. You will touch the silence. You will understand yourself as you discover symbols and reignite the enchantment of creation with a renewed trust that the magic comes from you.

And in a single moment, hugged by Morocco, beguiled by the breathtaking beauty that surrounds you; you will understand the infinite creative energy within all of us. You will allow yourself to welcome it and acknowledge that we are its source.

Check out the level of adventure you could have during your Nomad journey holidays

Flight to the country of miracles

DAY 1 ~ Marhaba. Be warmly welcome.

 Possibility to fly to Marocco with any flight leaving from  the closest place of your home, directly to Marrakech. We will warmly meet you then at the airport, transfer to Riad where a welcome ritual will be waiting for us - original Morroccan mint tea with pastries. Slowly begin our blessing journey by slow relaxing, resting in our gorgeous rooms. Evening brings a beautiful sunset and  enjoying homemade morrocan dinner from pure natural resources of our sanctuary.

The city of miracles - Marrakech

DAY 2 ~ Discover Marrakech by bike-  an eco-friendly way. Hammam ritual.

Morning breakfast and Marrakech is waiting for us. The Red city, the Daughter of the Desert, the Gate to the Mountains, the Pearl of the south and Baghdad of the west. The city of miracles. Let discover the beauty of Marrakech in an eco - friendly way. Who does not try, does not believe. After 2 hours on a bike, you will be able to orient yourselves in the old city - Medina - as a local citizen. Together with a young, native tour guide, we  will discover the mysteries of Marrakech while cycling. The tour is developed by locals, and using the bicycle  bring us beyond the tourist districts to show us the hidden jewels of Marrakech that usually remain secret to visitors.

In the afternoon, we will have the possibility to rejuvenate our body and soul with HAMMAM – an ancient bath ritual, where space and time become intangible. In the evening, relaxing, transfer to the hotel, dinner.

The adventure begins

Day 3 ~ Tizi n Tichka, Atlas mountains, Kasbah Telouet, Aint Ben Haddou

In the morning, we will stop at a local cooperative where a rare and unique, dark aromatic honey made from local Berber herbs, originating in the ZAT Valley, is stored. We will taste the honey, flavoured with verbena, wild thyme, sage, and nuts before being transferred across the Atlas (Legend has it that these mountains were held up by the hands of Atlas, a Titan, condemned to hold up celestial heavens for eternity.) Our goal will be Kashbad Telouet, known as the palace of the El Glaoui family, where we will stop for lunch. Once the center of the trans-Sahara trade empire, a significant market place specialising in salt is a gem of Moroccan architecture. The story goes that 300 workers worked for three years to decorate the ceilings and walls. These are made of stucco, zellige and cedar paintings for the ceiling. In the afternoon - AIT BED HADDOU- we will explore the most significant example of Moroccan earthen clay architecture the old Berber fortified village, Ksar, the Berber castle, Taourit and the movie Mecca. The ancient town on the top of the hill appeared in films like Lawrence from Arabia, The Mummy, Gladiator, Alexander the Great, and the beautiful film Seherezade. A visit to the film studios is a highlight of today. ATLAS, check-in in a hotel, dinner.

Valley of the roses, nomadic crossroads and rocky gorges of Todra

Day 4 - Ourzazate, Skoura , Kelaat Mgouna - Valley of Roses, Dadés Valley, Todra 

After breakfast, a day full of unforgettable experiences is waiting for us.  Nomadic crossroads, valleys of roses, two-tone Kasbahs. The Dadés Valley awakens our imagination to unrecognised dimensions. From the majestic Atlas Mountains to the mountains of Sarhro, the valleys are dotted with oases and kasbahs ( castles ) made of dried bricks, which lend the valley its fairytale name - the Valley of a Thousand Kasbahs. We pass through the town of SKOURA, where caravans fully loaded with gold, spices, incense and salt were stashed after a two-month journey through SAHARA. We stop for tea with true nomads who happily welcome us and share with us part of their culture, part of themselves. In the early evening, we pass through the Todra Gorges and the 300m high cliffs: one of the most impressive sights in southern Morocco. Accommodation, hotel, dinner.

The secret gem in SAHARA with one million stars

Day 5 ~  Draa Valley, Agdz – Kasbah Tamnougalt, Zagora, M´Hamid, Sahara desert

After breakfast, we will set off to M`Hamid. The last stop before we enter the desert. On the way there, we will take time out to taste the best dates and date syrup as certified by the prestigious, ‘Slow Food’ organization. Passing through the Valley of Draa, palm trees will line your path. Kasbah Tamnougalt, lunch and transfer to the city of M`Hamid, where we will saddle a camel and ride it to a place in the desert Chegaga, known only to our tour guide. Once there, only our small group and millions of stars will bring sound to the mystique. We will be accommodated in Berber tents in the desert.

Nomads continue south

Day 6 ~ Ourzazate,  Marrakech

Waking up early in the morning with the sun rising over the desert dunes is an experience to remember for the rest of our days. Just us and the sacred silence of the morning dawn. Breakfast and we set off towards Marrakech.  Hotel accommodation, dinner.  

Take time for individual exploration

Day 7 ~ Your whole day free to plan your own adventure in Marrakech or Relax by the pool

Nurture and  fully immerse yourself in your own experiences. Relax all day at the pool and enjoy the hot and sunny weather, privacy, exquisite home-made food prepared fresh in the riad kitchen by local women from fresh ingredients. Or visit Marrakech and explore gardens, museums or  include in some last minute souk shopping. Just be sure to return by evening for our Farewell dinnerbecause it is the last night together.

Farewel and return trip

Day 8 ~ Departure from Marrakech

Transfer to the airport, fly back to reality after a week, with stunning experiences that will last a lifetime.

DETAILS & PRICES & CONDITIONS

This 8-day fully guided sightseeing tour by a Slovak-speaking guide is prepared so that you can enjoy your travel and trip to the fullest and not have to worry about any details. Our beautiful hotels, delicious local food and detailed program is proved by Aromi Travel to give you the best authentic Moroccan experience.

- 8 days / 7nights
- Price: €1390 (per person in a 2-bedded room*), 
- Deposit per stay: 400 €
- Max number of guests: 8


INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:

- All transfers during the stay
- 7x accommodation 
- 7x breakfast
- 7x dinner
- 3-day ALL INCLUSIVE trip to the Sahara according to the program 
- Marrakech- Bike tour of the medina and souks
- enjoyment of local cuisine, culture, spirituality, local artisans, apothecaries and local agriculture
- guide throughout the stay

 

NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:

- return flight ticket
- travel insurance (compulsory)
- local taxes 2,50 Eur / person / night
- lunches outside the specified days
-  Hammam + massage (25 + 25 EUR) , OUARZAZATE film studios 8 EUR
- entrances, excursions during your "free" time, all your purchases, alcohol

** AT reserves the right to change the tour program.

To book your place, please call +421 902 918 832 or send an email to adina@aromitravel.com. The number of participants is limited, so book your place and date as soon as possible.

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