There’s no better way to start a long description with a short video of our Morocco adventure! DAY 1: MADRID – TARIFA (Saturday) We’ll kick off our Moroccan adventure with a road trip from Madrid to Tarifa, where we drive throughout the night and arrive at the most southern tip of Spain, Tarifa, in the morning. Please, bring warm and comfy clothes to sleep on the bus! DAY 2: TARIFA – TANGIER – ASILAH- RABAT – CASABLANCA (Sunday) Early in the morning, we will take the ferry from Tarifa to Tangier and touch down on the shores of Africa. During the hour-long ferry ride, you can relax on deck and take in the beautiful views of the Atlantic Ocean meeting the Mediterranean Sea. Upon arrival our minivans will be waiting for us to head to Morocco’s capital, Rabat, were we should stop for a guided tour before heading to Casablanca – the true economic capital of the country. Once in Casablanca we will take a mandatory stop at Hassan II Mosque, world’s second largest Mosque (Mecca being the largest) and then finish the first full day of our trip with a traditional Moroccan dinner! DAY 3: CASABLANCA – MARRAKECH (Monday) After breakfast, we will continue our journey to the imperial city of Marrakech where you will get to experience the Moroccan culture at its best through a city tour including the outstanding Saadian Tombs, the Bahia Palace, and the Koutoubia Mosque with its famous minaret, built by the Al Mohades. After a free afternoon, you’ll also get to experience the charm of the famous Jamaa el-Fnaa market square which is spilling with delicious local foods, hand-crafted clothing and jewellry, and much more! Hotel accommodation is provided in Marrakech. DAY 4: MARRAKECH – ATLAS MOUNTAINS – AIT BEN HADDOU – DADES GORGES (Tuesday) Our day begins with a provided hotel breakfast so we can head towards Ouarzazate, known as the “Door of the Desert” through the Atlas Mountains, filled with stunning natural views, and then we will stop in Tizi n’Tichka for some amazing panoramic picture opportunities. We will continue south and follow the 6km track that leads to the village of Ait Ben Haddou, famous for its Kasbah (which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site). Several famous movies, such as the Gladiator and the Jewel of the Nile, starring Penelope Cruz, were filmed in this beautiful town. Then we continue to the Dades Gorges where our accommodation will be waiting for us. Dinner included. DAY 5: DADES GORGES – TODRA CANYONS – SAHARA DESERT (Wednesday) After breakfast, we’ll head up the mountains to experience one of the best views of the postcard worthy Moroccan canyons. We’ll continue through a path filled with beautiful scenery and unforgettable Kasbahs (Islamic Fortresses), each one unique from the next. After several stops, we will arrive at one of the most iconic places in the South: the Todra Canyon. Cliff walls of epic proportions and immense beauty surround the channel of the River Todra; it’s a climber’s paradise! Time to head to the Sahara desert. There, we will have a break for tea to fuel up for the adventure ahead. We will only take the necessities as we take a camel ride about a 1 hour into the desert to reach our Berber camp. We’ll have the chance to sandboard the dunes and catch the sunset over the Sahara before heading to dinner at the camp in the Sahara desert. You can climb the dunes near the camp with a warm cup of tea and enjoy the peace and quiet of the desert and relax after the adventure-filled day. Finally, we’ll spend the night in typical Berber tents, under a spectacular canopy of stars. Accommodation in Berber tents and traditional dinner included. Some bonfire party might also take place. DAY 6: SAHARA DESERT – FEZ (Thursday) After an unforgettable night in the desert we start with an early climb to the closest dune, to catch a glimpse of the sun rising over the dunes. Then a filling breakfast before we kick off a day filled with exploration through several quaint and beautiful towns in Morocco. First, we head to Rissani, the first imperial city of Morocco. We will go through Erfoud, which is rich in fossils and history. We will pass the Ziz Valley and take in the sights of the palm trees and canyons surrounding us. Once past the port of Tizi-n Talghomt, we will stop in Midelt for lunch. Continuing our journey, we’ll venture into the cedar forest and stop to see the Moroccan monkeys in their natural habitat! Next, we will go through Ifrane (which has been called the Moroccan Switzerland) and arrive in Fez, Morocco’s cultural capital. Hotel accommodation and dinner are provided in Fez. DAY 7: FEZ – CHAOUEN (Friday) After breakfast, we explore one of the oldest imperial cities. Founded in 808, Fez is one of the first political, religious, and cultural capitals in the world and is truly incredible. We will begin the official tour at the Golden Doors of the spectacular Royal Palace. Next, we will wander around and inside the historical Medina, allowing the beautiful architecture and surrounding sites to transport us back over 1000 years ago. In Fez, you will get to experience everything: mosques, madrassas, karabansarais and several other cultural sites. When the tour is over, we will head to Chaouen, the famous “hippie,” fully painted, blue city. Hotel accommodation will be provided in Chaouen. DAY 8: CHAOUEN – TANGIER – TARIFA – MADRID (Saturday) After breakfast, our local official guide will take us around unraveling some of Chaouen’s best-kept secrets. After the tour, we have free time to explore the blue city by day and go shopping before heading back to the harbor in Tangier, take the ferry to Tarifa and from there the bus to Madrid. Please bring warm and comfy clothes to sleep on the bus! DAY 9: ARRIVAL IN MADRID (Sunday) Early morning, we will arrive in Madrid! Date: 02.-10.12.2017 Price: 389 € The Price includes: ✓ 7 days & 8 nights (5 in hotels, 1 in Berber tent & 2 in bus) ✓ All transportation included ✓ Hotel in Casablanca with dinner & breakfast ✓ Hotel in Marrakesh with breakfast ✓ Hotel in Dades with dinner & breakfast ✓ Night in Berber tent in Sahara Desert with dinner & breakfast ✓ Hotel in Fez with dinner & breakfast ✓ Hotel in Chaouen with breakfast ✓ Visit of Asilah ✓ Guided visit of Rabat ✓ Visit of Hassan II Mosque Square ✓ Guided visit of Marrakesh ✓ Guided visit of Ait Ben Haddou (Kasbah) ✓ Guided visit of Fez ✓ Camel ride in Sahara Desert ✓ Berber party in the Sahara Desert ✓ Sand boarding in Sahara Desert ✓ Trip photographer ✓ Travel insurance ✓ All taxes included DMM members: Buy your trip here! or reserve a spot(s) for the trip presenting your DMM membership card at the Citylife Madrid office in Calle Gran Vía, 22 Dpdo, 2nd D. (Metro: Gran Vía / Opening hours: 10am to 19pm). Save 10€ on this trip as DMM member!