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Some time at leisure to enjoy the immensity of the huge red cliffs, M elevation, where many international rock climbers come to enjoy their preferred sport. The Todgha Gorge is recognised worldwide for being one of the most spectacular rocky canyons. In this area of Todgha Gorge, lives a large community of Berber nomads.
Sometimes, you can sight Berber nomad women, who have Berber tattoos on their faces. After lunch, we continue our journey towards one of the most beautiful valleys in the Kingdom and enjoy colourful Berber mud villages overlooking the amazing Dades Valley. These extraordinary rock formations is metamorphic rock which has been severely eroded by rain, water which has produced a chemical breakdown of the rock , wind and possibly sand storms over thousands of years.
The Dades Valley prides itself for the extensive production of roses, wall nuts, groves of palm and almond trees. It was the site of ancient nomad crossings and the valley is dotted with Oases and mud brick palaces known as kasbahs which gives the region its fairy tale nickname. After spending the night in the heart of the beautiful Dades Valley and having breakfast, we continue driving through the Rose valley and Kalaat Mgouna, known as The Rose Capital and known for Damaskina Roses , also known for the annual festival during the rose harvest in May to choose Miss Rose of Morocco.
Amridil Kasbah was founded over years ago and is largely unchanged today. It is one of the living museums of Morocco and is the ancestral home of the Nasiri family. In ancient times camel caravans of gold, spice, slaves, salt and other cargo, off-loaded in Skoura, after many weeks trekking across the desert from several sub Saharan countries e. Mali, Senegal, Ghana and Asia. Moving on, you may have an opportunity for photo stop at one of the many cinema studios as we now visit Ouarzazate. This Ksar village is one of the most intriguing of the Red Earth Castles lining the ancient road of the old caravan traders and is the oldest mud village in Morocco.
This village has been a back drop for many international movies, such as, Gladiator, Game of Thrones, Indiana Jones, Kingdom of Heaven and many more. The journey will continue from Ksar Ait Benhaddou through the dramatically beautiful landscapes of the High Atlas Mountain areas, passing through old scenic Berber mud villages and over the Tizi n Tichka pass at altitude 2, M. You will see the process of extracting the oil from the Argan fruit.
This will enrich your knowledge of the wonderful Argan tree, which grows only in Morocco. Tree climbing goats have an important role in assisting in the oil production ask your guide. The oil making process is passed down through the generations of women and is used for cooking, medicines, and cosmetics.
Sometimes called the Red city because of the red walls surrounding the Medina. Marrakech is a major tourist destination and home to many Kasbahs, Mosques, Palaces and gardens. It was founded in A. Today you will embark on a full-day city tour of exotic and vibrant Marrakech , exploring in depth, the rich cultural heritage and antiquity of this enchanting city. After breakfast, we will collect you from your Riad and transfer you to the airport, either Marrakech or Casablanca , for your on-ward flight.
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Visit the stunning Hassan II Mosque, the largest in Africa and the 5th largest in the world which non-muslims are allowed to enter. This marvel of modern Moroccan architecture is the work of hundreds of expert craftsmen from around the country, many of them donating their work. Discover the adventurer within you, as you encounter the historic buildings and the amazing landscapes of Morocco.
Be captivated by ancient Roman ruins and fascinating Jewish heritage. Wander through amazing and exciting alley-ways of ancient city Medinas, a myriad of arts, crafts displays and celebrated Moroccan mosaics. Visit a welcoming Berber family in the Sahara desert and partake tea with them in their tent. Experience in awe, the stunningly beautiful Atlas mountains, marvel at resplendent landscapes, gorges, oases and take in unique rock formations.
Wonder at the astonishingly beautiful mud villages and Kasbahs along the journey. Capture the essence of the inspiring snow- covered peaks of the High Atlas mountains.
Camel trek, quad bikes excursion in Sahara. Sand boarding in the Sahara desert optional. Turbant head wear for each for the camel trek in the desert. Entrance to all included sites and monuments. Overnight stay in a Desert luxury camp and camel trek. A visit to a local nomad family in Sahara.
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His mistake is your gain… those shoes are available for purchase at a discounted rate. Enter Marrakech. In Jema el-Fna, snake charmers coax serpents from baskets and men with monkeys on chains stroll, asking for money off tourists who dare to take their photo.
The best way to experience it all? Take to the sky. Yesterday, you rode a camel. Are you brave enough to eat one? Every night, the cafe offers music, dancing or storytelling to get a taste of the culture. We had the privilege of attending storytelling. Students studying English at the local university translated traditional tales while we sat, rapt in the story. At the end, one of the greatest storytellers in all of Morocco whose picture is painted on the wall performed a story in Arabic.
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I recommend taking a taxi from Cafe Clock. Their homemade DIY donuts are to die for! Freshly fried and coated in cinnamon and sugar, they arrive piping hot with three syringes. Fill the mini donuts with cardamom and ginger, caramel or chocolate with argan oil. You can buy your dh train ticket at the station.
Be sure to check the location of your hotel- the Casablanca Port train station is likely the best option. On arrival into Casablanca, take a short walk to your hotel or insist that your petit taxi use the meter.
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I can highly recommend Le Normand with camembert and caramelized onions. Claire and I arrived for the 9pm show and, being alone in the restaurant, the evening was spent giggling awkwardly as a scantily clad woman shook her hips in a way that would put Shakira to shame. If you decide to go? I suggest visiting the later show with hopes that more people would be in attendance. The movie Casablanca is classic and romantic.
The city of Casablanca is not quite the same. As the largest city in Morocco and the economic capital, it lacked the charm its name evokes. In order to see as much as possible in a short time, join a tour. We went on tour with Yassine , a local university student who is studying English, is a parkour pro and wants to travel the world on foot. His tour is hours, so be sure to wear good walking shoes. I got nervous when we learned just how long the tour would be, but the shoes felt great and left zero marks.
During the walk, you can expect to see the Hassan II Mosque, which is the third largest mosque in the world with the tallest minaret. Walk through the old medina and learn about the Jewish architecture utilizing winding, narrow alleys as a defense mechanism against attacking forces.
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When the tour ends, stop for lunch at La Sqala, a restaurant set in the remnants of an 18th century fortified bastion created by the Portuguese. The garden is a beautiful and relaxing setting to take a load off your feet and prepare for the next leg of the journey. Rabat is a combination of modern convenience with old-world charm. I was immediately comfortable in the old city, with its dual-toned streets and hanging baskets of flowers. After Marrakech and Casablanca, this felt a little like the Disney version of Morocco, and I was struck with how clean and quiet it seems.
I fell in love with the riad and its traditional decor and high ceilings. For dinner, make your way to Dar El Medina for good, traditional food at affordable prices. From tagines to pastillas, no choice is a bad choice.