Morocco Grand Tour
Morocco, Discovery, 10 days - from £795 (land only) - from €1,115 (land only) - from $1,300 (land only)
Day 1: On arrival in Casablanca you will be met by a KE representative who will assist with the short transfer to the group hotel in the city. Depending on your flight arrival time, after settling in you may have the opportunity to do a little independent exploration.
Day 2: We transfer (2hrs) and explore the beautiful Moorish city of Meknes and the important Roman ruins at Volubilis. In the afternoon we have a sightseeing tour of the ancient Islamic city of Fes and its 'Fes el Bali', a UNESCO World Heritage site that includes Morocco's biggest medina. Tonight we stay in colourful Fes.
Day 3: Today we head into the Middle Atlas, an area rich in cedar, ine and oak. During the day we have a relaxed 4 to 5 hour walk on forest trails beside the beautiful and peaceful Lake Dayet. Tonight we stay in the traditional market town of Midelt, with its volcanic landscape and wide open spaces.
Day 4: Today we cross the eastern part of the High Altas via the Tizi n'Talghoumte Pass (1907m). We stop here for a short walk to the timeless village of Tamsahalte, famed for its thousands of palm trees. In the afternoon we arrive in Merzouga, leaving enough time to watch a spectacular Saharan sun-set.
Day 5: Today we explore the Saharan desert on foot, walking for 4 to 5 hours across the magnificent dunes of Erg Chebbi. Slowly crossing the dunes we make our way to a fantastic fixed camp complete with bed, carpets and toilets! Staying in the desert allows us to watch an unforgettable Saharan sunset from a spectacular vantage point.
Day 6: After watching the sunrise we leave our desert camp behind and drive to the kasbah and palm plantations of Tinerhir. After stopping for a visit we continue to the famous Todra Gorge, one of the most dramatic sites in Morocco. We have an exploratory walk through the gorge to admire its sheer walls before heading on foot to our hotel, deep in the heart of Dades Gorge.
Day 7: We enjoy a morning stroll through the spectaular Dades Gorge before driving to the villages of Kelaa-des-Mgouna, an important centre for rose production. We then travel to Quelaa des M'Gouna and the lush, palm filled, Valley of Dades where we overnight in the village of Boutaghar, deep in the Valley of the Roses.
Day 8: This morning we visit the palm groves at Skoura. We then drive to the fantastic 'filmset' kasbah at Ait Benhadou, and overnight in Ouarzazate.
Day 9: Driving over the spectacular Tizi n' Tichka Atlas Mountain pass (2260m), we head for Marrakech where we have a free day to explore the famous Djemaa-el-Fna and souks or relax at the hotel before enjoying one last Moroccan night of hospitality.
Day 10: KE group package services end after breakfast. Complimentary airport transfers are provided for clients departing this day.