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March 26, 2017

#ImperialCitiesOfMorocco #JessKalinowsky JESS@FriendsTravel.com

Filed under: Casablanca,Imperial Cities,Marrakech,Morocco,Rabat — moroccowithfriendstravel @ 1:07 am
IMPERIAL CITIES OF MOROCCO 
– Immerse yourself in Moroccan Culture
4 participants required

8 Days – 7 Nights 
Casablanca, Rabat, Meknes, Volubilis, Fez, Beni Mellal, Marrakech
Daily departures – Minimum 4 participants required.

Consult #JessKalinowsky at #FriendsTravel for prices with less than 4 participants. JESS@FriendsTravel.com

Itinerary:

Day 1 Casablanca
Arrive Casablanca where you are met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Assistance with check-in. Casablanca is the financial capital of the country, with a bustling commercial activity and is an important African seaport. Overnight.

Day 2 Casablanca – Rabat
Breakfast. You are collected at your hotel in the morning and taken to see the central market, Mohamed V square, the Habous district, the residential area of Anfa, the outside of the Hassan II Mosque, and the exterior of the Royal Palace. Begin your journey to Rabat, capital of the kingdom and modern administrative centre. Rabat is known as the “White City”, owing to its whitewashed houses and buildings. City tour including the Kasbah of the Oudaya, the Hassan Tower, the Mohammed V Mausoleum, and the Royal Palace & Mechouar (exterior). Overnight.

Day 3 Rabat – Meknes – Volubilis – Fez
Breakfast. Today you journey on to historic Fez via Meknes, another of the Imperial Cities, transformed by its imposing architecture from the period of Moulay Ismail, (1672-1727 CE). You will be able to view the Mellah (Jewish quarter), the Royal Stables, the Bab El Mansour Gate and the famous city walls. After an optional lunch, travel on just north of Meknes to the important religious town of Moulay Idriss and the impressive Roman ruins of Volubilis. Continue to Fez, the oldest of the imperial cities having been founded shortly after the Arab invaders swept across northern Africa in the late 7th century. Overnight.

Day 4 Fez
Breakfast. A full day to explore the wonders of this superb city, considered to be the religious centre of the land. Visit some of the city’s most important monuments such as the Karaouiyne Mosque, the Attarine and Bou Inania Medersas, the Nejarrine Fountain and the Mausoleum of the Sultan, Moulay Idriss, whose Dynasty founded the city (788-974CE). Optional lunch in a traditional restaurant in the medina. Afternoon visit of Fes el Jdid and the Royal Palace (exterior). Overnight.

Day 5 Fez – Beni Mellal – Marrakech
Breakfast. Departure via Ifrane, resort town of wealthy Moroccans, Azrou, a relaxed Berber town, and the village of Immouzer du Kandar, and Beni-Mellal, a small town situated 625m above sea-level in the heart of the Middle Atlas mountain range enjoying superb scenery and interesting road stops all the way. Optional lunch en route. Continue your journey to magnificent Marrakech, the capital of the south. Overnight.

Day 6 Marrakech
Breakfast. A full day to discover the charms of this impressive ‘Imperial’ city and its monuments. You will visit the Koutoubia Mosque, the Bahia palace, the gardens and orchard basin of the Menara, the Saadian Tombs and the Museum Dar Si Said. (The museum is closed on Tuesdays). Optional lunch at a local restaurant. An enchanting afternoon will be spent in the souks of the Medina and the intriguing Djemaa El Fna Square. Overnight.

Day 7 Marrakech – Casablanca
Breakfast. A morning free to browse and shop or just relax. In the afternoon you begin a leisurely return to Casablanca for arrival and check-in. Overnight.

NOTE: It is possible to end the tour in Marrakech on Day 7. Consult with #FriendsTravel for price and other details of this option.

Day 8 Casablanca
After breakfast and check-out from your hotel, you will be transferred to the airport for departure to your next destination. End of services.

Consult #JessKalinowsky at #FriendsTravel for prices JESS@FriendsTravel.com

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January 10, 2011

Jemaa el-Fna Square, Marrakesh JESS Kalinowsky Friends Travel LLP

Filed under: Marrakech,Morocco — moroccowithfriendstravel @ 12:29 am

MOROCCO@FriendsTravel.comJemaa el-Fna Square, Marrakesh
The Jemaa el-Fna Square is a busy open-air market set in the heart of Marrakesh. During the day, the market teems with crowds of travelers, snake charmers and locals selling everything from henna tattoos to handmade crafts. But at night, Jemaa el-Fna pulsates with life, light and the fragrant aroma of untold spices. When the sun sets on Marrakesh, the square transforms into a steamy outdoor culinary show as dozens of food stalls roll into the market to sell freshly made local specialties throughout the evening. A nighttime visit to the Jemaa el-Fna is a must for foodies traveling in the country. MOROCCO@FriendsTravel.com

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January 5, 2011

Marrakech Morocco JESS Kalinowsky Friends Travel LLP

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Marrakech, Morocco JESS Kalinowsky Friends Travel LLP

Filed under: Africa,Cooking Classes,Culinary Tour,Marrakech,Morocco — moroccowithfriendstravel @ 4:55 am
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Marrakech, Morocco:

A Most Memorable Destination


  • Chef making traditional Morroccan cuisine at the Djemaa El-Fna  (Photo by James Lau)
  • Djemaa El-Fna market in Marrakech, Morrocco  (Photo by James Lau)

I’ve been blessed to be able to travel to many different places over the past 25+ years.  As I reflect back on 2010, the one destination that stands out above all others is Morocco.  I really love Morocco because it truly is a unique place, with heavy European and African influences.

My favourite city in Morocco is Marrakech, which is an intricate combination of both new and old.  Arriving in the historical city (the Medina), my travel companion and I spent a couple hours wandering the Medina which is a labyrinthine maze full of narrow pathways and small streets that twist and turn.  These streets are full of different souks that sell flavourful and authentic street food, bright and vibrant garments, exotic and fragrant spices and so much more.  We spent days getting lost in the streets and exploring the different souks, meeting shopkeepers and bathing in the Moroccan culture.  There was so much more to see from gardens and tombs to mosques and palaces.

In the day time, the Djemaa El-Fna (main square in the Medina) is packed with street performers, dancers, snake charmers and story tellers, filling the area with life and colour.  As the sun sets, the square transforms into a massive open-air market where authentic Moroccan fare is served.  We opted to skip out on restaurants and riads for food most nights and join the locals and tourists at the food stalls in the square, eating anything from lamb’s head to snails.  To this day I still dream about warm inviting tangine stews washed down with hot mint tea.

Beyond the tastes and sights of Marrakech, my fondest memory of the city is the people.  I still remember entering into a tea shop to buy some mint tea leaves to take home and staying to chat with the shopkeepers over tea for an hour and walking out with complimentary supplies for the hammam.  Eating at food stalls in the main square, we would frequently have engaging conversations with workers and chefs, often being served extra food and tea (free of charge).  We felt more a friend than customer in many places we went, and shopkeepers and food stall operators would remember us the next day and invite us for tea and food.  We were invited to ride with locals into other parts of town to explore the night life and have a drink and ended up making many friends on our trip to Marrakech, some of whom I still keep in touch with.

If you’re looking for adventure, food, culture, sights and sounds, definitely consider visiting Marrakech.  To plan your adventure there, I recommend JESS Kalinowsky who has traveled to Maroc.  There is so much more of Morocco to tell of – watch out for future articles.  I promise you will fall in love a thousand times.

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December 20, 2010

Culinary Tour in Morocco An Extraordinary Experience Friends Travel LLP JESS Kalinowsky

8 Day Culinary Tour in Morocco<br>An Extraordinary Experience<br> 17 meals- 3 Cooking Classes- Visits to Markets and Communal Oven From  $2499
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8 Day Culinary Tour in Morocco
An Extraordinary Experience
17 meals- 3 Cooking Classes- Visits to Markets and Communal Oven

From $2499
RT Non-stop air from JFK, Boston or Washington DC to Morocco, All transfers and transportation, Porterage of luggage in the hotels, 6 nights accommodation in the 4 star hotels, 17 meals, 3 cooking lessons and demonstration, Visit to the food markets of Rabat and Marrakech, Typical Moroccan Tea ceremony, A private a/c car at disposal during the whole tour with an English speaking driver
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December 19, 2010

Secret Garden Boutique Hotel Marrakech, Morocco Friends Travel LLP JESS Kalinowsky

Secret Garden Boutique Hotel
Secret Garden Boutique Hotel
Marrakech, Morocco
Privacy and pleasure are paramount at the Secret Garden, which is located within the Palmeraie Hotels & Resorts complex in Marrakech. The 23 villas comprise a secluded, self-contained universe where the focus is on total comfort. Styled with lustrous leather furniture, intricate rugs, and elegant tile work, these sumptuous three-bedroom, three-bath residences (which comfortably sleep six and feature a special kids’ room) also include access to a heated pool, hammam, and terrace equipped with a Jacuzzi… 

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December 3, 2010

Tourism is top priority for Morocco says King Mohammed VI

Morocco’s King Mohammed VI has reaffirmed his strong commitment to tourism as one of Morocco’s top national priorities. In a meeting attended by UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai, on the occasion of the 10th Tourism Convention Day, the Moroccan Ministry of Tourism set the stage for the official launch of Morocco’s ‘Tourism Development Strategy Vision 2020’ (Marrakesh, Morocco, 30 November).

In 2001, King Mohammed VI announced a new national tourism strategy for Morocco, ‘Vision 2010’, a long-term programme to trigger the sustainable and accelerated development of tourism. Since then, thanks to a range of strong tourism policies and actions including a well-structured product development strategy, the liberalization of air transport and increased promotional efforts, international tourism to Morocco has increased significantly.

International tourist arrivals grew almost two-fold in less than a decade and are expected to reach 9.3 million in 2010, while earnings from international tourism, a key export in the country, tripled in the same period. Moreover, in 2009, a challenging year for the tourism sector worldwide given the adverse global economic conditions, Morocco, as one of North Africa’s leading tourism destinations, was among the world’s top performers with arrivals up by 6%.

JESS Kalinowsky has been to Morocco, from top to bottom and back again!

Come experience the FOOD! and the Culture of this wonderful North Africa nation!

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#Moroccan Magic with FriendsTravel.com


MOROCCAN MAGIC
12 Days / 11 Nights

CASABLANCA • RABAT • MEKNES • FES • MARRAKECH • ZAGORA • ERFOUD OUARZAZATE

Combine the fascinating history, art and architecture of Rabat, Meknes, Fes and Marrakech, the fabled Imperial cities with the allure and pristine beauty of Sahara Desert towns and villages on this panoramic journey through Morocco. Your days are spend hunting for wonderful mementos in bargain-filled souks to exploring ancient Kasbahs, from watching the sun rise over the dunes and then setting against dramatic backdrop of the might Atlas Mountains where the Berber tribes are kings of the desert. This is Morocco at its very best.

DAY 1 Arrive Casablanca
Arrive in the coastal city of Casablanca where you will be met and transferred to your hotel for an overnight stay. Once you have checked in and freshened up after your flight, enjoy an afternoon tour of this principal city of Morocco. Its importance and wealth are best seen as you drive through the United Nations Square and past the outside of Hassan ll Mosque with its 600ft high minaret, the tallest in the world. Also visit the Central Market, the more modern Habous Quarters and then the beautiful Ain Diab Corniche whose beaches and beach clubs overlook the Atlantic Ocean. The evening is at leisure with dinner at the hotel.

Overnight at your selected hotel
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DAY 2 Casablanca – Rabat – Meknes – Fes
Set off after breakfast for Fes stopping in Rabat and Meknes en route. Rabat, the country’s capital has impressive buildings such as the Hassan Tower, the Mohamed V Mausoleum and the atmospheric Casbah of Oudayas. Next visit Meknes, a walled city renowned for its Moorish architecture, particularly the gate of Bab El Mansour, the palace complex of Dar El Beida and the Moulay Ismail Stables. Arrive in the early evening in Fes where you will spend the next 2 nights.

Overnight at your selected hotel
BD

DAY 3 Fes
The day is devoted to touring this fascinating and ancient city. Within its walls and beyond the great entrance gate of Bab Boujloud awaits tiny alleyways in the souks (markets), mosques, fountains, historic study halls and palaces. Visit a leather tannery as well as a carpet co-operative and much more.

Overnight at your selected hotel
BD

DAY 4 Fes – Marrakech
Today’s journey takes you south through the wonderful Moroccan countryside with the ever-present Atlas Mountains as part of the scenery. En route stop at Beni Mellal where you can have lunch and visit a 17th Century market. Continue on to Marrakech where you will spend the next 3 nights.

Overnight at your selected hotel
BD

DAY 5 Marrakech
Spend the day touring beautiful Marrakech surrounded by its soft pink sand-stone walls and with the High Atlas Mountains making a dramatic backdrop. Visit the exquisite Majorelle Garden full of rare plants. Next see the towering Koutoubia Minaret followed by a tour of the mausoleums for Morocco’s sultans, the Saadien Tombs. Visit the Bahia Palace and the Dar Si Said Museum Palace full of Berber artificts. After a stop for lunch, spend the afternoon walking around Djemaa El Fna. This massive square is the heart and soul of Marrakech.

Overnight at your selected hotel
BD

DAY 6 Excursions to Asini and Ouirgane
Spend the day relaxing in Marrakech or exploring on your own. There is an optional half-day excursion to the villages of Asini and Ouirgane. Nestled in the foothills, below the highest peaks in the Atlas Mountains, these villages are home to Berber tribes and offer some interesting shopping opportunities.

Overnight at your selected hotel
BD

DAY 7 Marrakech – Ouarzazate – Zagora
Travel today through spectacular mountain scenery as you cross the High Atlas and descent into the lush valleys of date palms, figs, and olive trees. Stopping at the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou where many films such as Lawrence of Arabia have been set, walk through this fortified village before continuing on to Zagora. Overnight in this oasis-like town located in the beautiful Draa Valley.

Overnight at your selected hotel
BD

DAY 8 Zagora – Erfoud
Today’s journey takes you along the Western edge of the Sahara Desert en route to Erfoud with a stop in Tazzarine, a small oasis town. Late in the afternoon visit Rissani where the dune comes right to the edge of the town. Overnight in Erfoud.

Overnight at your selected hotel
BD

DAY 9 Erfoud – Ouarzazate
Get up before it gets light this morning to see one of the most spectacular dawns at Merzouga where the sun rises up over the massive Saharan sand dunes. After breakfast back in Erfoud, set off for Ouarzazate, travelling through Thinghir where you will drive up into the stunning Toddrah Gorge. Then continue on to Ouarzazate where you will have a 2-night stay.

Overnight at your selected hotel
BD

DAY 10 Ouarzazate – Marrakech
This morning there will be a visit to the Taourirt Kasbah in Ouarzazate before travelling back over the mountains to Marrakech. Arrive in Marrakech for a 2-night stay.

Overnight at your selected hotel
BD

DAY 11 Marrakech
A full day is at leisure to relax or do some last minute souvenir shopping in Marrakech.

Overnight at your selected hotel
BD

DAY 12 Marrakech
After and early breakfast and checkout of your hotel, you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

B

DEPARTURES: Join on Sundays in Casablanca(minimum 2 passengers).

Jan 6,20
Feb 3, 17
Mar 2, 16, 30
Apr 6, 20, 27
May 11, 25
Jun 8, 22
Jul 6, 20
Aug 3, 17, 31
Sep 14, 28
Oct 12, 26

ACCOMMODATIONS:

CITY Moderate First Class
Casablanca Ajiad Hotel Palace D’Anfa Hotel
Fes Wassim Hotel Merinides Hotel
Marrakech Farah Hotel Kenzi Farah Hotel
Zagora Reda Hotel Reda Hotel
Erfoud Palm’s Hotel Palm’s Hotel
Ouarzazate Belere Hotel Berbere Palace Hotel

Included features:

  • Meet & Greet service on arrival at Casablanca Mohamed V International Airport
  • Private transfers airport/hotel in Morocco
  • 11 nights accommodation as described (or similar) with private en-suite facilities, based on double occupancy
  • Meals as described by:
    B (Buffet Breakfast), L (Lunch), D (Dinner)
  • Transportation by chauffeur driven air-conditioned minivan or bus
  • Services of a professional English speaking guide for all services
  • Sightseeing and excursions as described in the itinerary, inclusive of applicable entrance fees
  • Applicable local and government taxes on accommodation and transportation.

Not included:

  • International Airfare, airport taxes and security related fees
  • Meals not described in the itinerary
  • Tips and gratuities to driver, guide, hotel and restaurant staff, room service etc.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Items of a personal nature i.e., telephone/internet usage, laundry, bottled water and other alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, etc.
  • Any optional tours or excursions not mentioned in the itinerary

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Morocco Imperial Cities Tour with FriendsTravel.com

IMPERIAL CITIES
7 Days / 6 Nights

CASABLANCA • RABAT • MEKNES • FES • MARRAKECH

Known as the Imperial Cities, Rabat, Meknes, Fes and Marrakech are as exotic as they sound. Each has its own character and flavor and is full of fascinating history not to mention wonderful markets. Beautiful tiled-gateways lead into walled cities that have been in existence from the great period of Moorish dominance in North Africa, and their legacy is still accessible to visitors today.

DAY 1 Arrive Casablanca
Arrive in the coastal city of Casablanca where you will be met and transferred to your hotel for an overnight stay. Once you have checked in and freshened up after your flight, enjoy an afternoon tour of this principal city of Morocco. Its importance and wealth are best seen as you drive through the United Nations Square and past the outside of Hassan ll Mosque with its 600ft high minaret, the tallest in the world. Also visit the Central Market, the more modern Habous Quarter and then the beautiful Ain Diab Corniche whose beaches and beach clubs overlook the Atlantic Ocean. The evening is at leisure with dinner at the hotel.

Overnight at your selected hotel
D

DAY 2 Casablanca – Rabat – Meknes – Fes
Set off after breakfast for Fes stopping in Rabat and Meknes en route. Rabat, the country’s capital has impressive buildings such as the Hassan Tower, the Mohamed V Mausoleum and the atmospheric Casbah of Oudayas. Next visit Meknes, a walled city renowned for its Moorish architecture, particularly the gate of Bab El Mansour, the palace complex of Dar El Beida and the Moulay Ismail Stables. Arrive in the early evening in Fes where you will spend the next 2 nights.

Overnight at your selected hotel
BD

DAY 3 Fes
The day is devoted to touring this fascinating and ancient city. Within its walls and beyond the great entrance gate of Bab Boujloud awaits tiny alleyways in the souks (markets), mosques, fountains, historic study halls and palaces. Visit a leather tannery as well as a carpet co-operative and much more.

Overnight at your selected hotel
BD

DAY 4 Fes – Marrakech
Today’s journey takes you south through the wonderful Moroccan countryside with the ever-present Atlas Mountains as part of the scenery. En route stop at Beni Mellal where you can have lunch and visit a 17th Century market. Continue on to Marrakech where you will spend the next 3 nights.

Overnight at your selected hotel
BD

DAY 5 Marrakech
Spend the day touring beautiful Marrakech surrounded by its soft pink sand-stone walls and with the High Atlas Mountains making a dramatic backdrop. Visit the exquisite Majorelle Garden full of rare plants. Next see the towering Koutoubia Minaret followed by a tour of the mausoleums for Morocco’s sultans, the Saadien Tombs. Visit the Bahia Palace and the Dar Si Said Museum Palace full of Berber artificts. After a stop for lunch, spend the afternoon walking around Djemaa El Fna. This massive square is the heart and soul of Marrakech.

Overnight at your selected hotel
BD

DAY 6 Marrakech
Today is a full day at leisure to relax, explore more of the city on your own or do some shopping in Marrakech’s many markets.

Overnight at your selected hotel
BD

DAY 7 Marrakech
Early breakfast and checkout of your hotel. You will be transferred to the airport to board your onward flight.

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DEPARTURE DATES: (minimum 2 passengers).

Jan 6,20
Feb 3, 17
Mar 2, 16, 30
Apr 6, 20, 27
May 11, 25
Jun 8, 22
Jul 6, 20
Aug 3, 17, 31
Sep 14, 28
Oct 12, 26

ACCOMMODATIONS:

CITY Moderate First Class
Casablanca Ajiad Hotel Palace D’Anfa Hotel
Fes Wassim Hotel Merinides Hotel
Marrakech Farah Hotel Kenzi Farah Hotel

Included features:

  • Meet & Greet service on arrival at Casablanca Mohamed V International Airport
  • Private transfers airport/hotel in Morocco
  • 6 nights accommodation as described (or similar) with private en-suite facilities, based on double occupancy
  • Meals as described by:
    B (Buffet Breakfast), L (Lunch), D (Dinner)
  • Transportation by chauffeur driven air-conditioned minivan or bus
  • Services of a professional English speaking guide for all services
  • Sightseeing and excursions as described in the itinerary, inclusive of applicable entrance fees
  • Applicable local and government taxes on accommodation and transportation.

Not included:

  • International Airfare, airport taxes and security related fees
  • Meals not described in the itinerary
  • Tips and gratuities to driver, guide, hotel and restaurant staff, room service etc.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Items of a personal nature i.e., telephone/internet usage, laundry, bottled water and other alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, etc.
  • Any optional tours or excursions not mentioned in the itinerary

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The Deep South of Morocco with FriendsTravel.com

THE DEEP SOUTH
5 Days / 4 Nights

This tour can be easily combined with our IMPERIAL CITIES tour program

MARRAKECH • TINGHIR • MERZOUGA • OUARZAZATE • MARRAKECH

No visit to Morocco is complete without experiencing the desert and the life of its people, the Berbers. This 4-night extension takes you through fascinating desert towns and villages, into geologically fascinating gorges and then out into the desert to camp with the Berber guides and experience ‘meharee’, a trek into the desert on camels.

DAY 1 Tinghir
Depart from Marrakech this morning, and travel to Tinghir via Ouarzazate & the spectacular Tizi n’ Tichka Pass over the Atlas Mountains with its sweeping panoramas. Drive through fertile valleys filled with olive groves and date palms with occasional stops in small villages along the way. Overnight in Tinghir, staying in unique ‘cave rooms’. Dinner in at the hotel and the evening is at leisure.

Overnight at Tinghir
BD

DAY 2 Merzouga
Start the day with a drive through the stunning Todrah Gorges en route to Erfoud. On arrival in this desert town, you will be driven by Land Rover to the camp site at Merzouga where you will spend the night. The sunset over the Saharan sand dunes will be a memorable moment.

Tented camp
BD

DAY 3 Merzouga
Enjoy a Berber breakfast as you watch a spectacular sunrise. Then climb aboard your camel and set off for a full-day meharee or trek into the Sahara with Berber guides. A light lunch will be served. Return to Merzouga for another night under canvas.

Tented camp
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DAY 4 Ouarzazate
After another Berber breakfast out of doors, return by Land Rover to Erfoud. Re-board your mini van and drive through the Dades Gorges, stopping to admire its red, volcanic rock formation. Arrive in Ouarzazate and overnight at the Belere Hotel with dinner.

Belere Hotel
BD

DAY 5 Marrakech
Spend the morning exploring this former Foreign Legion garrison town with its particularly picturesque Glaoui Kasbah. Then set off this afternoon with a stop at Ait Benhaddou, site of the film set for Lawrence of Arabia. The tour ends on arrival in Marrakech.

Tented camp
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PLEASE NOTE: Should you wish to combine this program with our IMPERIAL CITIES the this extension will starts on day 07 of the IMPERIAL CITIES tour. It will allow us to use the night in Marrakech on the return from the extension. In the event that this program is used by itself, please foresee an extra night in Marrakech on day 05.

DEPARTURES: Daily, join in Marrakech (minimum 2 passengers).

Included features:

  • Meet and greet service and pick-up at your hotel in Marrakech
  • 4 nights accommodation as described (or similar) with private en-suite facilities, based on double occupancy
  • Meals as described by:
    B (Buffet Breakfast), L (Lunch), D (Dinner)
  • Transportation by chauffeur driven air-conditioned minivan
  • Transportation by Land Rover from Erfoud to Merzouga and return
  • Services of a professional guide
  • Sightseeing and excursions as described in the itinerary, inclusive of applicable entrance fees
  • Applicable local and government taxes on accommodation and transportation
  • Drop-off at your hotel in Marrakech on last day

Not included:

  • International domestic or regional airfares
  • Airport taxes and security related fees
  • Meals not described in the itinerary
  • Tips and gratuities to driver/guide; hotel and restaurant staff; room service etc.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Items of a personal nature i.e., telephone/internet usage, laundry, bottled water and other alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, etc.
  • Any optional tours or excursions not mentioned in the itinerary
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