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NEW YEAR TOUR FROM MARRAKECH
“Trek Morocco Desert” organize guided 8-Day New Year tour from Marrakech. Our New Year excursion from Marrakech are available everyday with hotel pick up.
DAY 1: ARRIVAL AT MARRAKECH :
“Trek Morocco Desert” invites you to enjoy Morocco private New Year tour from Marrakech. Welcome to Morocco! Arrival transfer from Marrakech airport to our hotel. This evening (at 19:00) our welcome meeting takes place, where you'll meet your tour leader and fellow travellers. Overnight
DAY 2: MARRAKECH - DADÈS GORGE
Leaving Marrakech, we drive through the Dadès Gorge, an awesome valley which extends from the High Atlas to the Jebel Sarhro range in the south. Berbers built many kasbahs in the vicinity of gorges for defense purposes. These many kasbahs, combined with their stunning setting, make this a beautiful region through which to travel. Remainder of the afternoon at leisure. Overnight - Dadès Gorge (B, L, D)
DAY 3 - XMAS DINNER AT DADÈS GORGE - TODGHA GORGE. MERRY CHRISTMAS!
The morning is spent at Dadès Gorge where you can choose to trek or relax. After lunch we visit to a traditional Berber home where the semi nomadic family have set up a co-operative for the trade of carpets, kilims and handicrafts for all the rural communities across the Atlas. The remainder of the afternoon is spent taking in the remarkable and sheer brilliance of Todgha Gorge, opt to go rock climbing (subject to weather conditions, book and pay locally) or just relax and enjoy the day with a great Xmas dinner in the beautiful surroundings. Overnight - Todgha Gorge (B, L, D)
DAY 4 - CAMEL TREK INTO THE SAHARA : TODGHA GORGE - ERG CHEBBI SAND DUNES.
Crossing the Jebel Sarhro, we head down to Erg Chebbi sand dunes, which signify the start of the mighty Sahara Desert. In parts the vast sand pile reaches skyward to heights of 150 metres! The desert winds ensure this astonishing landscape is forever changing and no two days offer the same panorama. Mounting our camels, we trek across the vast rolling dunes of the Sahara and soak up the breathtaking scenery. Arriving at our simple Berber camp, we enjoy dinner and a night under the Saharan stars. Wrap up warm and remember your winter weight sleeping bag. Overnight - Berber Camp (B, L, D)
DAY 5: THE PICTURESQUE DRAA VALLEY : ERG CHEBBI - OUARZAZATE.
After a stunning sunrise and our camel ride back to the frontier post (camel HQ) there is time to freshen up before driving to the verdant Draa Valley, along the route of 1000 Kasbahs. Besides the natural, historical and architectural wonders that the Draa Valley offers, there are also small villages along the valley where time appears to have stood still. We continue on to Ouarzazate, where African traders once stopped on their journeys up to Europe. Overnight - Ouarzazate (B, L, D)
DAY 6: OUARZAZATE - AIT BENHADDOU - MARRAKECH.
In the morning either visit the Ouarzazate film studio that produced Lawrence of Arabia or opt to go Quad Biking (book and pay locally) before driving onward to the legendary Ait Benhaddou - a ‘fortified city’ situated along the former caravan route between the Sahara and Marrakech, boasts some beautiful examples of ancient kasbahs. Only a handful of which remain inhabited. Granted UNESCO World Heritage listing, this incredible site had been the setting for many films including Gladiator. After exploring Ait Benhaddou we travel back to Marrakech. Overnight -Marrakech (B)
DAY 7 - JEMAA EL-FNAA : TRIP FROM MARRAKESH
This morning we tour magical Marrakech, an exotic pink city of snake charmers, steamy hammams, bustling souks and hidden palaces. The focal point and highlight of the city is the Koutoubia mosque and Jemaa el-Fnaa - the central square, which is an extraordinary market place full of colour, music, spicy aromas and traders. Best seen in the evening when the square is overflowing with food stalls, dancers, acrobats, fortune tellers, musicians and henna artists. This afternoon and evening is free for you to explore independently, soak up the incredible atmosphere and test your bartering skills in the souks. Perhaps pamper yourself with a steamy hammam! Overnight - Marrakech (B, D)
DAY 8: MARRAKECH
Our Moroccan adventure concludes after breakfast. Happy travels! If you would like to extend your trip and spend New Year's Eve in Marrakech or by the coast in Essaouira, take a look at our Rock the Kasbah or Surf the New Year tour.(B)