“I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world”
(Mary Anne Radmacher)
Way you should go in the Sahara desert?
“Immediately when you arrive in Sahara, for the first or the tenth time, you notice the stillness. An incredible, absolute silence prevails outside the towns; and within, even in busy places like the markets, there is a hushed quality in the air, as if the quiet were a conscious force which, resenting the intrusion of sound, minimizes and disperses sound straightaway. Then there is the sky, compared to which all other skies seem fainthearted efforts. Solid and luminous, it is always the focal point of the landscape. At sunset, the precise, curved shadow of the earth rises into it swiftly from the horizon, cutting into light section and dark section. When all daylight is gone, and the space is thick with stars, it is still of an intense and burning blue, darkest directly overhead and paling toward the earth”.Paul Bowles
Tour Name: Morocco Caravan Road Tour
Follow the old caravan route that went up to Marrakech and Fez and crossed the Sahara to Timbuktu (Mali), Niger and the old Sudan, carrying salt, metals, pearls and writing paper brought back from Europe and the Maghreb, where they were exchanged for gold, ivory and ostrich feathers until the 19th century. Taste the charms of the simple life of the “blue men of the desert”, with nights in bivouac under Bedouin tents or under the stars.
Duration of Morocco Caravan Road Tour: 7 Night 8 Days
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Itinerary of Morocco Caravan Road Tour: What you expected?
Day 1 : Marrakesh Airport Arrival
At your arrival to Marrakesh airport, warm welcoming by your private driver/guide, then transfer to your Marrakesh 4* hotel or Riad. Time at your disposal, night in the hotel.
Day 2 : Marrakesh
“If in Marrakesh were my stories, i would live there”
It’s amazing, it’s moving, it’s furious, it’s anxious, it’s joyful and it’s way more real than anything you’ll ever experience in a western city. Morocco is a living, pulsating entity that is rapidly changing all the time, but there are parts of Marrakesh that carry on as they have for thousands of years. The music is a reflection of that, of all eras and all religions and all the expectations and natural conditions of the people who live there.
They have been told me of an oasis city that the sun floods with its light and does not leave until it is entrusted to the moon. A city where the olive trees, orange trees and roses of its gardens rival paradise. Colors, atmosphere, perfumes, smiling and welcoming faces. A city of lights, a happy city that knows how to welcome its guests and make them happy.
This city is Marrakesh! And if Marrakesh were my stories, i would live there.
After breakfast, you will have a guided tour of Marrakesh. You will discover the:
Bahia Palace: built by the Vizier Ba Hmad for his Favorite ( 150 rooms richly decorated )
The Saadian Tombs, built by the Saadian kings during their lifetime to be buried there after their death. And many other hidden treasures.
After lunch, you will continue with the tour on to the magnificent Koutoubia Mosque landmark of Marrakesh, and the famous
Jemaa el-Fna square, one of the center attractions of Marrakesh . Coming alive at night with the local storytellers, entertainers, and mouth-watering barbecue pits, the square is well worth a visit.
What’s Jemaa el Fna Square (as an UNESCO Heritage)?
*Agora, theatrical performance, point of convergence: open and plural space, vast field of ideas, peasants, shepherds, roundworms, merchants coming from bus stations, taxi ranks, drowsy car rental stops: merged into an idle mass, absorbed in the contemplation of the daily hustle and bustle, supported by license and heedless of the terrain, in a continuous and capricious movement: immediate contact between strangers, oblivion of social constraints, identification in prayer and laughter, temporary suspension of hierarchies, joyful equality of people.” Juan Goytosolo.
The tour will conclude with an exploration of the souk (market), accommodation in hotel
Day 3 : Marrakesh /Ouarzazate (The Cinecitta)
“Sometimes in my tent, late at night, I think I can hear the stars scraping against the sky.” Rick Yancey
After breakfast you depart for Ouarzazate over the High Atlas Mountains through the Tichka Pass. Keep your eyes open for the Berber villages tucked away in the mountain side. Upon arrival, you will Visit Kasbah Aït Benhaddou, listed UNESCO Heritage one of the world”s most magnificent Kasbahs, this setting has been used for more films than any other location in Morocco; films including, Lawrence of Arabia, Jesus of Nazareth, Seven, The Queen of Sahara, The Gladiator, Games of the throne (Episode 3). Dinner & accommodation in hotel in Ouarzazate
Day 4 : Ouarzazate/Rissani/ Sand dune of Merzouga
I have always loved the desert. One sits down on a desert sand dune, you see nothing, you hear nothing. Yet through the silence something throbs, and gleams…” Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince
After breakfast, you will set out across the barren desert land towards the Sahara dunes at Merzouga. Upon arrival in Merzouga, take some time to relax and freshen up. By camel trek or by 4×4 you join the bivouac in the middle of the desert. Your accommodations will be a traditional Berber Tent near the giant dunes. Enjoy the sunset on the giant dune. Dinner will be served in your tent or under the stars around the campfire. Night in tents camp.
“There is a time when it is no longer daytime, and it is not yet night! It is only at this time that you can begin to see things…. or your Life” Charles BOBIN
In the evening you climb a sand dune to admire the millions of stars until you see a shooting star pass by, and at this moment you make a wish which will certainly come true and everything will be fine for you after your return.
“You leave the gate of the fort or town behind, pass the camels lying outside, go up into the dunes, or out onto the hard, stony plain and stand awhile alone. Presently, you will either shiver and hurry back inside the walls, or you will go on standing there and let something very peculiar happen to you, something that everyone who lives there has undergone and which the French call ‘le bapteme de solitude.’ It is a unique sensation, and it has nothing to do with loneliness, for loneliness presupposes memory. Here in this wholly mineral landscape lighted by stars like flares, even memory disappears…A strange, and by no means pleasant, process of reintegration begins inside you, and you have the choice of fighting against it, and insisting on remaining the person you have always been, or letting it take its course. For no one who has stayed in the Sahara for a while is quite the same as when he came”. Paul Bowles
The camp is comfortable with bed and bed base, hot solar shower, solar lighting, chemical toilet, washbasins with mirrors
It’s strange how deserts turn us into believers. I believe in walking in a landscape of mirages, because you learn humility. I believe in living in a land of little water because life is drawn together. And I believe in the gathering of bones as a testament to spirits that have moved on. If the desert is holy, it is because it is a forgotten place that allows us to remember the sacred. Perhaps that is why every pilgrimage to the desert is a pilgrimage to the self. There is no place to hide and so we are found.” (Terry Tempest Williams)
Day 5 : Merzouga/ Todra Gorge (Canyons)
“And in the middle there is a river“
A river is more than an amenity, it is a treasure. It offers a necessity of life that must be rationed among those who have power over it. “
After breakfast, departure for the Todra Gorges, via Alnif, Valley of Ziz and the biggest palms trees oasis of Morocco. Arrival and walk visit of the gorges (300m high) Installation and night in guest house
Day 6 : Todra Gorge/Ouarzazate
That which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet: Romeo & Juliet
After breakfast, departure for Ouarzazate, by the valley of the roses and the road of the thousand Kasbahs. Have lunch on the way, then visit the palm grove of Skoura before arriving at Ouarzazate. Night and dinner in hotel.
Day 7 : Ouarzazate/Marrakesh
“If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive…” (Eleanora Duse)
After breakfast, allocate for Marrakesh, lunch on the way, arrival and installation in the hotel. Spare time at arrangement;
Optional dinner Cabaret live show drinks in plus
Day 8 : Marrakesh Airport Transfer
“Anyone who is used to travel knows that there always comes a day when hi have to leave“. Paulo Coelho
After breakfast and according your flight time transfer to Marrakesh airport
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This itinerary is only a suggestion, all our trips are tailor-made according to each client.
This product is suitable for: Couple / between girls / Solo/ Family/ Youth travelers/ Group of friends