Marrakech & Ouarzazate

Code: VMAOM8
8 days / 7 nights
  • Visit Marrakech & Ouarzazate

Visit the fascinating film capital Ouarzazate, “the gate of the desert” also known as ” the city of cinema.” Many famous films were shot here including “Lawrence of Arabia,” “Gladiator,” “Alexander the Great”, “Asterix and Obelix: Mission Cleopatra”.Travel to the world-famous city of Marrakech also known as “the Pearl of the South”. You will have a wonderful journey as you visit beautiful oases, remote villages, Ait Ben Haddou designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and the captivating and sublime beauty of Lake El-Mansour Eddahbi.


Highlights:
A once in a lifetime opportunity to visit the sets of your favorite movies amidst the stunning drama of the landscapes of Ouarzazate.
The beautiful Oasis of Fint and the fascinating history of the Tuaregs who inhabit this historic area.
The unique architecture of Ait Ben Haddou, designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Discover Marrakech the “The Pearl Of The South” as you explore this world famous city and its magnificent palaces, fragrant gardens, convivial nightlife and friendly atmosphere


Start in: Ouarzazate / End in: Marrakech


PRICE 4 adults: $665 per person


ITINERARY:

Day 1 : Ouarzazate

Upon your arrival at the airport of Ouarzazate, you’ll be greeted by our friendly team and taken to the hotel where dinner will be served.

Day 2 : Around Ouarzazate

After a delicious breakfast, travel to the breathtaking Oasis of Fint that the colorful Tuareg settled hundreds of years ago. Accessible only by 4×4, It Is a ravishingly beautiful location, home to the natural beauty of cliffs, rivers and sun-drenched palm trees. This fascinating oasis is home to a village house where historic Tuareg symbols painted on the walls can still be found. By late morning, return to Ouarzazate to visit the Kasbah Taourirt the magnificent former residence of the Pasha of Marrakesh, Thami El Glaoui. In the afternoon, with the help of locals, you can learn the difficult and rewarding art of portraiture. Return for the evening to enjoy a fantastic meal and a restful night at your hotel.

Day 3 : Ouarzazate

Breakfast at your hotel. Enjoy your day in the city of cinema, Quarzazate, home to one of the largest studios of Western cinema. Two very large studios built sets in this amazing location and you will enjoy viewing some of the decorations that dot the landscapes. Enjoy a spellbinding visit of sublime beauty to Lake El Mansour-Eddahbi. At the end of the day, return to your hotel for relaxation and a wonderful meal.

Day 4 : Ouarzazate - Marrakech

Leave in the morning to the world famous city of Marrakech. Stop at Ait Ben Haddou, designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Enjoy the unique architecture, and the beautiful sight of adobe houses washed in the shadows of the sun. This spectacular scenery was the location for the movie “Gladiator” and you will enjoy the colorful beauty of this fascinating location. Continue on the tracks to the remote village of Telouet, located on the south side of the High Atlas and dominated by a Kasbah formerly home to the chief of the Glaoui tribe. As you traverse the roads on your journey you will delight in the amazing array and variety of sights, sounds, and colors. On the road, you will discover beautiful landscapes of truly unmatched beauty. After lunch, continue on to Marrakech and arrive late in the afternoon. Enjoy the local cuisine at dinner and spend a restful evening at the hotel.

Day 5 : Marrakech

In the morning thrill to the sights, sound, and vibrancy of the enchanting city of Marrakech. Tour the famous Garden of Menara and after lunch visits the famous Medina. You will love strolling the narrow streets and be being in the very center of Moroccan life. The médina dates back to the 11th century and has been destroyed and rebuilt several times. It is indeed the center of the city and is surrounded by high and imposing walls. Marrakech is known for its red houses and some are stunning private palaces that have since been converted into hotels and the world famous Riads.

Day 6 : Marrakech

Enjoy a free day in Marrakech as you explore its fascinating and endless wonders. Spend the night at a delightful hotel / Riad half-board.

Day 7 : Marrakech

After breakfast, visit the Bahia Palace and the Palace el Badiaa. The Bahia Palace, where scenes from “Lawrence of Arabia” was filmed, is a remarkable monument, dating from the nineteenth century and the sumptuous former residence of a grand vizier. The incredible indoor gardens and carved cedar ceilings will take your breath away as you take in their ageless beauty. The amazing palace Badiaa was built in the sixteenth century by Sultan Ahmed el Mansour and subsequently dismantled by the Alawite Sultan Moulay Ismail so that parts of it could be utilized in the construction of the imperial city of Meknès. The palace with its walls of adobe is a truly a jewel of Islamic art. In the afternoons, visit the Majorelle garden, filled with an incredible array of gorgeous plants and flowers. Enjoy a relaxing evening at the Riad.

Day 8 : Marrakech

Depending on your scheduled departure enjoy more of the wonders of Marrakech before departing where you will be assisted until it is time for you to board.


What’s Included:
Transportation by an Air-conditioned private vehicle with English speaking driver guide.
Transfers from /to the airport
3 nights at a hotel in Ouarzazate
4 nights at a hotel in Marrakech
Meals: 7 dinners, 7 breakfasts
1 day guided visit in Ouarzazate (by a certified national guide)
1 day guided visit in Marrakech (by a certified national guide)
Visits and entrance fees to the monuments visited.
Local taxes


What’s not Included:
Flight
Lunches
drinks
Tips


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