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05/Nov/22 - 13/nov/22

MOROCCO

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ON THE ROAD BETWEEN THE IMPERIAL CAPITALS AND THE DUNES OF THE SAHARA DESERT

GENERAL INFORMATIONS

Are you ready to leave for Morocco with the World Mappers?

Deserts, medinas, spices, colors and intoxicating scents await you on this road trip to discover a fascinating country like Morocco.

A unique journey that will surely leave you with an indelible memory!

Cancellation insurance: € 45.00 / person

€ 1.090, 00  /person

"WORLD5" discount - € 54,50

€ 1.035,50 / person

Secure your seat by paying a deposit on the trip (you will be refunded 100% if the trip is not made). Do not miss the opportunity to live an experience with us that you will never forget.

 

BOOK WITHOUT THOUGHTS - 100% REFUND Are you thinking of leaving but booking makes you a little anxious? Don't worry - if you can't leave due to new rules, we'll refund you.

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ITINERARY - LET'S GO!

DAY 1:

WELCOME TO TANGERI!

Are you ready for this exciting journey? We remind you that you manage the flights in complete autonomy and today we are all waiting for you in Tangier. We will give you information on the arrival time so that we can all find us at the airport, where our adventure companions will be waiting for us.

DAY 2:

TANGIER - ASILAH - CHEFCHAOUEN
Departure for Asilah, one of the favorite places for tourists. It is a small and quiet town on the Atlantic coast, south of Tangier, off the beaten track. The real pearl is its medina, with a very artistic atmosphere, with murals or paintings seemingly on every wall. Asilah is in fact known as an arts center and hosts a growing annual event, the Asilah Arts Festival. We will then continue our journey to the mythical blue city of Chefchaouen. The city offers an endless labyrinth of quaint houses and streets. You will notice a big difference from the Medinas of Fes and Marrakech, as the atmosphere is relaxed and the people are even friendlier than in the larger cities. In the late 15th century, Chefchaouen's population was strengthened by a number of Jews and Muslims fleeing southern Spain.

DAY 3:

CHEFCHAOUEN - VOLUBILIS - MEKNES - FEZ
After breakfast, a long drive will take us to Volubilis, a World Heritage Site, which contains the best preserved Roman ruins in Morocco. Our journey will then continue towards Meknès, a city in the Atlas that hosts an important monumental complex. We will arrive in Fez in the evening where we will spend the night.

DAY 4:

DISCOVERING FEZ
Day dedicated to the discovery of the wonderful Fez. Guided tour of the historic center of Fez. During the walking tour in the historic center we will explore the medina of Fes el-Bali and the main tourist attractions of the city, such as the al-Qarawiyyin mosque or the Mulay Idriss mausoleum. The afternoon is free and you will have time for shopping in the medina. Dinner in a typical restaurant and overnight stay

DAY 5:

FEZ - MIDELT - MERZOUGA
Departure from Fez and we will cross a fantastic landscape characterized by cedar forests, the wood of which was already used in the times of the Phoenicians and the Romans. Along the way we will pass through several Berber towns in Morocco. We will make a stop in Midelt, where we will be able to learn more about the history of the Berbers. Then we will leave for the Merzouga desert to venture on a fun camel ride and spend one of the nights we will never forget in a traditional Berber tent in the middle of the Sahara desert.

DAY 6:

MERZOUGA - DADES GORGES - OUARZAZATE
Departure from Merzourga for a journey that will take us through one of the most suggestive roads in Morocco, we will arrive at the Dades gorges, a spectacular rocky canyon located in the area of ​​the Atlas mountain range. The mandatory photos of the hairpin bends leading to the gorges will be an indelible memory of a unique route. We will then take a scenic drive that will take us first to Ouarzazate, the "Hollywood of Morocco", where we will pass by the film sets of many Oscar-winning films and stop for the night.

DAY 7:

OUARZAZATE - AIT BEN HADDOU - MARRAKESH
Departure for the magnificent Kasbah of Ait-Ben-Haddou. After a short journey, the visit to the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou will open before us will allow us to better understand the life of the communities within the kasbah, how houses are still built in the traditional way and above all to experience the magical atmosphere of " Games of Thrones ”filmed right here. We continue the journey and we will stop for a short visit to an Argan oil processing workshop and we will pass by the magnificent Kasbah of Telouet. We will finally reach Marrakesh in the late afternoon. We will have dinner independently at the stalls of Djemaa el Fna, the central square of the medina, which serves as an open-air stage for artists, musicians, storytellers and jugglers, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

 

DAY 8:

DISCOVERING MARRAKESH
The city is the second largest in Morocco and is also known as the Red City due to the color of its walls and buildings. Its position at the foot of the Atlas gives it a wonderful climate. In the morning we will have the opportunity to visit Palace Bahia, the Koranic school and the Koutoubia, symbol of Marrakech, with our Italian-speaking guide. The afternoon is free and you will have the opportunity to choose between a visit to the Jardin Majorelle and the Yves St Laurent museum or to continue your shopping in the medina, after a lunch on one of the typical terraces of the Medina Marrakech (entrance fees not included). Dinner in a typical restaurant with belly dance show and overnight in Riad

DAY 9:

MASSALAMA GUYS!
Unfortunately our journey to this magical country ends here.
But it won't be goodbye ... just see you on your next adventure together!


NB: The itinerary may be subject to variations based on weather problems, timing and / or other unpredictable situations during an on the road trip. If we are unable to complete the entire itinerary described due to any situation that occurs, no blame should be attributed to the coordinators who travel with you and share your same passion for travel.

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WHAT DOES THE FEE INCLUDE?

THE PRICE INCLUDES
· All overnight stays in a Riad or Hotel in a double room with breakfast
· Rental of vehicle (s) without driver, including insurance with a deductible of 5% of the value of the car, unlimited km and fuel. Request availability to drive
· Italian coordinators
· Tourist Guide in Italian in Volubilis, Fès and Marrakech
· Enter the sites of the medina of Marrakech, the kashba of Ouarzazate
· For an overnight stay in the desert, camel ride + dinner in a Bedouin tent
· Dromedaries for the transport of personal luggage, equipment for the field, food and water
Percentage in support of the projects visited
· Dinner in Chefchaouen
· Dinner in Fès
· Dinner in Marrakech with Belly Dance Show
· Entrance fees to museums and attractions
· Medical / baggage insurance
· Comprehensive assistance


THE FEE DOES NOT INCLUDE
· Return flight from Italy
· Meals and drinks not indicated in the program
· Fuel
· Optional excursions
· Optional cancellation insurance € 45 per person to be confirmed at the time of registration.
Anything that is not described in the "the fee includes"


Extra expenses: Indications on the daily expenses for meals and everything that is optional and not included in the fee.

 

Meals: they are to be considered about 10/12 Euros per person per meal per person but obviously it depends on the choices of the group. We will go to restaurants, apartments, families, cooperatives, on picnics; collaboration is required for the preparation of meals during picnics. Any special requests must be reported in advance (vegetarians, food intolerances, etc.)


Hammam:
in Marrakech, those who want to can try a relaxing hammam, costs vary depending on the structure, generally between 20 and 40 Euros for tourist hammams while the hammams that use the premises have lower prices.

Detailed information for the purchase

Consult the Website: www.tempodiviaggi.it

info@tempodiviaggi.it

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Documents & Visas: to enter Morocco you need a passport valid for 6 months from the date of entry into the country.
The tourist entry visa, valid for 3 months, is obtained free of charge at the airport upon arrival in Morocco.

Vaccinations: Please consult the website https://www.viaggiaresicuri.it/country/MAR to check which documents and vaccinations are required for entry into Morocco

Difficulty: journey with intense rhythms and long journeys

Where to sleep: riad, Maison d’hôtes, Tented camp, Bivouac, Gîte d’étape
Riyadh: these are characteristic houses which have been adapted as a place to stay overnight and are located in the medina (ancient part of the city); they were traditional houses richly decorated with mosaics, stuccos and inlaid wood, with a central patio surrounded by the rooms, often distributed over several floors and with the terrace and courtyard now used for meals; the rooms are characterized by not being standard like those of a classic western hotel! they are double or triple with private toilet and shower

Maison d’hotes: normally found in rural areas of Morocco, these are country houses, generally in traditional architecture in clay, stone and straw, adapted as small family-run hotels, simple but well-kept and with an amazing cuisine; they have a limited number of rooms and the rooms are double or triple, with private toilet and shower
tented camp: for the first night in the desert, accommodation includes tents (for 4 or 5 people), mats or carpets, mats and lots of blankets, all provided by the organization; for the toilet .. á la belle étoile!

Bivouac: overnight in pre-assembled tents, with two or three beds, with mats or rugs, mattresses and blankets provided by the organization; the toilet is a very simple but well-kept hut near the tents

Gîte d’étape: La Maison de la Culture, in Imouzzer Tichka, is a community center of the village, similar to our mountain retreat; the structure is organized in four rooms with 4-5 beds each: in each room there is a double bed, next to mattresses placed on carpets; two toilets and two showers are shared throughout the hotel; There is also a lounge (heated with a wood stove) for meals, an outdoor patio and a garden.

Guide: in non-professional Italian, who acts as a linguistic-cultural coordinator and mediator, and various local guides.

Transport: with private vehicles without driver: it is necessary that one or more travelers provide their driving license. On desert days, dromedaries are used to transport luggage.

HOW TO BOOK THE FLIGHT?

INSTRUCTIONS FOR BUYING YOUR FLIGHT
From today, taking a flight has never been easier !!
Here are all the information to be able to buy the ticket from the airport of your choice ... and once you land, the coordinators will take care of reuniting you with the rest of the group!


FORWARD AIRPORT
From any Italian city you will have to buy the outbound flight to the city of Tangier and return flight from Marrakesh.
CHECK-IN DATE
You must arrive in Tangier (TNG) on the date of Day 1 (see itinerary)
RETURN AIRPORT
You will need to purchase the return flight from Marrakesh (RAK) on the date of day 9 (see itinerary)
RETURN DATE
On the day of departure, that is, day 9 in Marrakesh, you will be completely independent in managing the check-in times for your flight.

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