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From Marrakech: Ouzoud Waterfalls Guided Hike and Boat Trip

1. From Marrakech: Ouzoud Waterfalls Guided Hike and Boat Trip

Embark on a full-day tour to the Ouzoud Waterfalls from Marrakech. Learn about Berber culture as you explore the land. Descend winding trails and admire stunning views of the falls on a boat ride. Begin with pickup from your hotel or riad, before departing for one of the most spectacular waterfalls in North Africa, located 93 miles (150 km) north of Marrakech. Upon arrival in the village of Ouzoud, admire views of the cascades that plunge 360 feet (110 meters) into the pool below. Follow your local guide through olive tree groves to an argan oil co-operative and learn about Berber culture.  Continue down a network of trails to a viewpoint where you can buy fresh orange juice. Board a traditional boat for a short ride on the pool at the bottom of the waterfalls. Then, enjoy a Berber lunch at a local restaurant overlooking the falls. After, take 20 minutes of free time to take pictures, admire the views, or explore the souvenir stalls. In the mid-afternoon, climb a series of stairs for your transfer back to Marrakech.

From Marrakech: Merzouga 3-Day Desert Safari with Food

2. From Marrakech: Merzouga 3-Day Desert Safari with Food

Discover the edge of the Sahara Desert on a 3-day budget tour from Marrakech, and explore the dramatic landscapes of the Dades Valley and Kasbah of Ourzazate. Ride across the dunes of Erg Chebbi by camel, and sleep at a desert camp surrounded by high sand dunes. Day 1: Marrakech - Ait Ben Haddou - Tinghir After an early departure from the Marrakech hotel, your journey begins by crossing the High Atlas Mountains past one Berber village after another to the UNESCO world heritage site of Ait Ben Haddou, famous for its Kasbah and fortified village, and previously used as a set for some famous Hollywood epics as well as a backdrop for some fashion magazines photo shoots. After some leisure time to explore the village with its Kasbah, enjoy lunch in a local restaurant, then continue your drive through Ouarzazate, known as the Gate of the Sahara and onto Boumalne Dades, admiring the scenic drive along the road to Tinghir, where you can enjoy dinner and an overnight stop.  Day 2: Tinghir - Todgha Gorges - Merzouga Following breakfast, depart your hotel and drive to the dramatic Todgha Gorges, pausing for some free time to explore the canyons and enjoy lunch at a local café. Continue to Merzouga to meet your camel caravan. Then, experience the Erg Chebbi dunes on camelback and watch the sunset change the color of the sand. Reach your desert camp before nightfall and enjoy an authentic Moroccan dinner under the stars. Local nomads will provide the entertainment and show you how to play the Tam Tam drums. Enjoy dinner and an overnight stop. Day 3: Merzouga Ouarzazate - Marrakech Following an early wake up to watch the sunrise before breakfast (optional), a driver will be waiting to pick you up for the transfer back to Marrakech. Stop half-way for lunch in Ouarzazate. You can also book upgrades for the night in the Bedouin camp as an optional extra. Upgrade to the deluxe desert camp with a luxury private tent complete with ensuite shower, bathroom facilities, and 5* amenities. These upgrades need to be booked per person.

From Fez: Day Tour to the Blue Town of Chefchaouen

3. From Fez: Day Tour to the Blue Town of Chefchaouen

The tour will start with you being picked up at 8.00 AM from your accommodation in Fez. After boarding your private vehicle, you will make your way towards Chefchaouen, located in the Rif Mountains near Tangier. Upon arrival, you can marvel at the incredible blue walls that make this town famous. You will have about 4-hours to explore the picturesque small city streets of the medina. As this is a private tour, you have the luxury to decide how you would like to spend your time and there are many activities to choose from. You can discover the local shops and cafes and see the main square known as Plaza Uta el-Hammam. To experience some culture you may wish to head to the Kasbah Museum, the Grand Mosque or the Ethnographic Museum which contains musical instruments, antique weapons, and photographs of the old town. You can also stop off at the Ras Elma river that runs through the old city.  For lunch, you can choose to enjoy a delicious meal in the square, perched on the roof terrace which offers panoramic views over Chefchaouen. In the late afternoon, you will head back down to Fez, arriving at around 8.00 PM.

Marrakech: 3-Day Sahara Desert Tour to Merzouga

4. Marrakech: 3-Day Sahara Desert Tour to Merzouga

Spending a night in the Sahara Desert is an unforgettable experience for visitors to Morocco and this three-day tour lets you travel further and explore more along the way. Visit UNESCO-listed Ait Ben Haddou, the Valley of the Roses, and Tinghir; stop at traditional Berber villages around the Todra Gorge; then take a camel trek through the Erg Chebbi dunes the highest in Morocco and sleep beneath the desert stars at Berber campsite. Day 1: Marrakech - Tinghir Your shared 3-day desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga will start early in the morning. Head to Ait Benhaddou through Tizi Ntichka pass and the high Atlas Mountains. Many stops will be made along the way. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Kasbah Ait Benhaddou, which was also served as a set for various Hollywood blockbusters. Continue to Ouazazate and Kasbah Taourirte before lunch. In the afternoon, drive to Tinghir via the valley of the roses before you reach your hotel located in Tinghir. Dinner and overnight. Day 2: Tinghir – Merzouga After breakfast at your hotel in Tinghir, your journey will start today with a drive along the road of 1001 Kasbah to Ouasis of Tinghir, where you will deviate to a minor road driving along the river to Todra canyons. After some time at leisure to enjoy the immensity of the huge cliffs, and lunch at a local café (at your leisure), continue early in the afternoon to Rissani, famous for its date market, and being a starting point of the ancient trading caravans crossing the Sahara desert to Tomboctou. Continue to Merzouga driving through some rocky desert landscape. Upon arrival at the edge of Erg Chebbi dunes, meet your camel caravan, and ride your camels through the amazing color-changing sand dunes with the sunset on the horizon as a backdrop. Reach your Sahara Desert camp, nestled in the middle of nowhere just before darkness. After some time to admire the sand dunes and the surrounding landscapes, get ready for a Moroccan dinner served under the stars next to a campfire. Late at night, enjoy Berber music with the local hosts playing drums. Day 3: Merzouga – Marrakech After an early breakfast and a camel ride back to the main road, meet your driver and drive back to Ouarzazate. After some time at leisure for lunch, carry on in the afternoon to Marrakech through the high atlas mountains. Your shared 3-day desert tour will end in Marrakech in the evening.

Marrakech Quad Bike Experience: Desert and Palmeraie

5. Marrakech Quad Bike Experience: Desert and Palmeraie

Head out of the hustle and bustle of Marrakech in the comfort of an air-conditioned car and into the nearby endless desert. From here, embark on a thrilling tour of Jbilets Desert, known for its attractive lighting, on a quad bike. Slip away as you explore the fascinating history and culture in this unique area with your local guide. Only 30 minutes from the center of Marrakech, experience the real Morocco and get to know the locals. Discover the Jbilets desert area and take in the views of the Atlas Mountains. Visit a little village to stretch your legs, sip hot tea, and enjoy Berber hospitality. At this point, the guides will be happy to show some of the best tracks and spots in the area. On request, this excursion can also be tailored to suit you and your party’s tastes for exploration and adventure. Opt for program explanations, equipment briefing, and training for driving the quads to ensure maximum safety during trips.

1-Hour Camel Ride and 2-Hour Quad Bike Ride in Marrakech

6. 1-Hour Camel Ride and 2-Hour Quad Bike Ride in Marrakech

Escape the hustle and bustle of Marrakech for a half-day adventure tour just a few minutes from the city center. Drive out to the desert for a peaceful camel ride followed by a thrilling quad bike ride, learning about local culture and customs from your guide. Experience the desert from the back of a camel. Known as the “Ships of the Desert,” these remarkable animals offer a relaxing way to enjoy the peace and quiet of the Palmeraie in the palm groves of Marrakech. Once you’ve found your balance and got used to the rhythmic motion a camel makes, break for mint tea refreshments with a Berber family. There will be plenty of time for some fun photos and a chance to get to know your camel better. Then, drive into the Moroccan countryside for a fun-packed quad bike adventure. Follow your guide into the rugged terrain and experience the beauty of the contrasting landscapes around the palm groves from a new perspective.

Marrakech: Ouzoud Waterfalls Day Trip & Optional Boat Ride

7. Marrakech: Ouzoud Waterfalls Day Trip & Optional Boat Ride

Escape the hustle and bustle of Marrakech for a full-day tour to the dramatic Ouzoud Falls, located near the Grand Atlas village of Tanaghmeilt in the province of Azilal. Following a pick-up from your hotel or riad, transfer to the Ouzoud Falls by air-conditioned minibus. Along the way, marvel at the traditional towns and typical Berber villages of the Grand Atlas, and pass through the shade of ancient olive trees as you approach the waterfalls. Upon arrival at Ouzoud, after an approximate 3-hour drive, enjoy about 4 hours at the cascades to soak up nature. Look out for the resident monkeys, and take a swim in the crystal clear waters. Upgrade your tour to include an optional boat ride here. After a relaxing afternoon, depart for the return transfer to Marrakech, with an estimated arrival of 6 PM.

Marrakech: Sunset Desert Quad Bike Tour with Dinner

8. Marrakech: Sunset Desert Quad Bike Tour with Dinner

See the Agafay desert up close with a guided quad bike tour, a traditional meal in a Berber Tent, and fresh mint tea around a warm fire. Head out of the city with your fellow-quad bikers, admiring the view of Jamaa Lafna Square and the New City (Gueliz). At the quad station, pick up your helmets and glasses to stay safe while adventuring. Learn from experienced quad bikers how to ride your quad, and get an in-depth briefing on your itinerary for the evening. Before beginning your adventure, spend some time getting the hang of your quad bike in a large field. Ask your friendly instructors any questions about riding technique or your upcoming drive. Once you feel comfortable on your new bike, follow your guides on a journey through the stunning Morrocan dunes. Midway through your ride, take a well-earned rest to admire the gorgeous view of the towering Atlas Mountains in the distance. End your ride back at the quad station, where you can clean off the sand and dust with an innovative wind machine. Snap a photo of the beautiful Agafay desert from the terrasse while your meal is prepared. Next, enter a traditional Berber tent and enjoy an authentic Moroccan meal in a beautiful setting. After eating your fill, relax under the starry night skies with a glass of hot fresh mint tea, warmed by a crackling fire. Finish your tour of the Agafay desert with a return trip through the dunes back to Marrakech.

Agadir: Quad Bike Experience

9. Agadir: Quad Bike Experience

Experience the thrills of riding a quad through Berber rural areas and pre-Saharan terrain as you explore the countryside surrounding Agadir, and complete this experience with a delicious Berber-style breakfast. Your adventure will begin with hotel pick-up, followed by driving to the south of Agadir to the Berber village to meet your guide. After a brief introduction on the off-road quad biking techniques and a practical advice session, you will be ready to jump on your quad and start your adventure. You will start by driving across the Berber villages and farmlands, as well as driving through argan and fig forests. You may even have a chance to meet nomadic peoples while driving through the sunny sand dunes. On the return drive to your starting point, you will have a stop for a homemade Berber-style breakfast, where you enjoy mint tea with Argan oil and Amlou (Moroccan dip peanut butter), as well as honey with homemade bread. Once you’ve recharged your batteries, you'll continue to point of departure to meet your driver, who will drive you back to your hotel. This half-day activity will ensure you receive the most fun possible on 4 wheels.

Marrakech: Atlas Mountains and Agafay Desert Day Trip

10. Marrakech: Atlas Mountains and Agafay Desert Day Trip

Gain a deeper understanding of Berber culture as you embark on an unforgettable guided scenic day trip to the Atlas Mountains. Encounter enchanting countryside, get the chance to take a ride on a camel or horse, and meet locals in the villages of the Imlil Valley.  Start your day with pickup and meet your friendly local guide, who lives in one of the surrounding Berber villages. During your journey to the Atlas Mountains region, your guide will tell you about the rich culture and heritage of the Berber people. Arrive in Tahnaout and visit a women-managed argan oil co-operative. Discover how the argan nut is pressed to make the famed argan oil products of Morocco. Receive a warm welcome in Imlil with a glass of mint tea before traveling past stunning waterfalls and small Berber settlements. Pause in Tamatert to take in the views of ancient irrigated terraced fields, surrounded by cherry and walnut trees.  Feast on a traditional Moroccan meal in Ait Souka at the home of a Berber family. Relax with scenic valley views from a sun-bathed rooftop terrace.  After some rest, board your vehicle and travel through the scenic Kik Plateau, with spectacular 360-degree views. Gaze in awe at the magnificent High Atlas Mountains as you pass through stone desert, barren light brown plateaus, oases, and rolling hills. Enjoy the serene surroundings of the Agafay Desert where you can take an optional camel or horse ride. Or, simply relax with some Moroccan mint tea for the perfect end to your day, before heading back to Marrakech.

Morocco offers tourists many opportunities for sightseeing and cultural exploration. The desert, mountains, and ocean provide lovely scenery and the Islamic culture and famous markets of the country are fascinating to anyone who may come to visit.

A visit to the city of Marrakech will expose the traveler to the famous medinas and souks, in which they can experience many exotic sights, including snake charmers, and traditional musical and acrobatic performances. The perfumed markets will entice any visitor to peruse the spice and food vendors with anticipation. They can also purchase clothing, handmade crafts, and jewelry here.

A cooking class will expose tourists to traditional Moroccan cooking, which has gained prestige worldwide. Participants will learn basic Arabic terms and then head to the market to practice their language skills and buy the important items in Moroccan cuisine, including saffron, mint, olives, and citrus fruits. These goods will be used to make Moroccan foods like tajine and harira, which the tourists will learn how to prepare themselves.

Morocco has many old and historic palaces for exploration. Travelers can see old mosques, markets, and buildings with unique and stunning architecture, including beautiful courtyards. Visitors will learn the history of these structures and will be able to see artistic works gathered from other parts of Morocco and from sub-Saharan Africa. This is an experience not to be missed by art aficionados and architecture fans.

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