Travel 2 Touring 18/19

AFRICA

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Day 1: Arrive Casablanca Transfer to your hotel and sit down to a welcome dinner that evening. (D) Kenzi Basma Day 2: Casablanca - Fes Take a guided tour of the imperial city of Meknes. Continue on to the ruins of Volubilis, the best-preserved Roman ruins in Morocco and continue on to Fes. (B) Pikalbatros Royal Mirage (2 nights) Day 3: Fes Step back in time and embark on a walking tour of the UNESCO World Heritage site, the Medina of Fes. Explore winding lanes and alleys; visit the many artisans, tanneries, and shops with an expert local guide. After, enjoy a G Adventures- supported traditional tagine lunch at a cooperative that benefits rural Moroccan women and children. That evening, visit a local café where you’ll meet a local expert Travel to Marrakech. In the evening, experience all the colour and chaos with a visit to the famous Djemaa el Fna square. Watch storytellers and acrobats as you enjoy a simple and delicious local meal at a market food stall. (BD) Dellarosa Hotel & Suites (2 nights) Day 5: Marrakech Take a historical tour of the city, including the Bahia Palace and Saadian Tombs. After, visit a historic riad for a hands-on cooking class and enjoy the lunch that you have prepared. (BL) 15 day Morocco - Sahara & Beyond Casablanca • Fes • Marrakech • Ait Benhaddou • Erg Chigaga • Zagora • Taroudant • Tafraout • Essaouira in Islamic calligraphy. (BL) Day 4: Fes – Marrakech

Day 6: Marrakech – Ait Benhaddou Travel to Aït Ben Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage site in the Atlas Mountains, and explore this ancient “Kasbah” (fortress) village. (BD) Riad Maktoub Day 7: Ait Benhaddou – Erg Chigaga Travel through the Draa Valley to Zagora and embark on 4x4s into the desert. Stop at Tamegroute to visit the library of ancient Islamic texts. Continue to the great dunes of Erg Chigaga to our comfortable desert camp. Opt to take a camel ride or to climb to the top of the dunes for views of the vast Sahara. Enjoy a traditional dinner under the stars. (BLD) Erg Chigaga Desert Camp Day 8: Erg Chigaga – Zagora Cross the desert back to Zagora and enjoy a talk on the history of the Draa region and visit some of the local historical sites. (B) Riad Lamane Day 9: Zagora – Taroudant Head towards the Anti-Atlas region to the carpet towns of Tazenakht and Taliouine, where saffron is harvested. In Taroudant, visit the famed leather tanneries and local markets. (B) Hotel Riad Dar Zitoune (2 nights) Day 10: Taroudant Enter the Anti-Atlas region to view natural rock formations. In the afternoon, explore the town centre and its local markets. (B) Hotel Salama Day 11: Taroudant Visit Aït Mansour Gorge, the Painted Rocks, and the Chapeau du Napoleon. Walk through a palm valley and have lunch in a local village house. Visit a women’s cooperative that produces handicrafts and argan oil. (BL) Hotel Salama (3 nights)

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