Day Trips from Marrakech
Marrakech Discovery Tour
Discover the multiple facets of Marrakech with a stroll in the labyrinth of the narrow streets of the Medina amongst its famous Souks. Immerse yourself in times of old with visits to the most beautiful palaces and monuments of Marrakech including Bahia Palace.Stroll through the labyrinth of narrow streets in the Medina and visit the famous Souks, selling everything from leather to clothing to spices. Witness the astonishing spectacle of Djemaa El Fna Square. Used equally by locals and tourists, you will find juice stalls, water sellers and snake charmers by day and dancing boys, storytellers and magicians by night. As darkness descends, the square fills with food stalls. Visit the most beautiful palaces and monuments in Marrakech including Bahia Palace: Built in the late 19th century, the name literally means 'brilliance' and was intended to be the greatest Palace of its time. You will also visit the Saadian tombs, only recently discovered in 1917 and restored. The tombs have, because of the beauty of their decoration, been a major attraction for visitors of Marrakech.
Ouarzazate Full Day
Journey through breathtaking countryside via Tizi N´Tichka pass (7,415ft), the highest pass in North Africa. Discover a remarkable area characterized by the magnificence and beauty of its various landscapes.We will stop for a visit of the famous, fortified city of Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah. Classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it has been the backdrop for many films.
We will also enjoy a city tour of Ouarzazate, whose name is the Berber word for “no noise.” Visit the Taourirt and Tiffoultoute Kasbahs which were the ancient residences of Glaoui (Old Pacha of Marrakech). Afterwards, enjoy lunch at local restaurant before our return to Marrakech.
Explore the charming Ourika valley nestled high in the Atlas Mountains. Located south of Marrakech, the road traveled to get there crosses the plain of Haouz for 30 miles and turn towards Aghmat.
At Aghmat discover an abandoned village. All that remains is the original construction of Moatamid Ben-Abbad's mausoleum, a prince and Andalusian poet captured during the conquest of Seville in 109.After returning to the main road, we will travel approximately 1.8 miles further south to a trail that leads to "douar" (village) of Ourika. The lively souk here really comes alive on Mondays!
The Ourika River pierces the foothills of the Atlas making the valley green with orchards and terraced crops. This beautiful valley is also punctuated by a string of small douar homes. Ourika's atmosphere and unique decor is sure to impress!
Essaouira Day Trip
Visit the beach and famous port of Essaouira on a day trip from Marrakech. You'll take a guided tour of the port and have the opportunity to discover the marvelous Argan oil when you visit a Women's Co-operative manufacturing this famous product. Formerly known by its old Portuguese name "Mogador", Essaouira is a citadel with a prestigious past. It has been occupied since prehistoric times and was famous for its Tyrian factory which supplied Rome with the legendary purple dye. A cradle for artists of all kinds, Essaouira is also well known for its fishing port and market, a hive of activity day or night. During your time in Essaouira you will have a guided visit of the port, the Scala, the municipal market, jeweler's quarter and a handicrafts complex. There will also be time for a lunch break during the day (lunch is not included in tour price).
Day Trips from Agadir
AGADIR City tour
Predominantly a beach resort, Agadir's only historic site is the Kasbah - an 16th century fortress situated on the hill that overlooks the town providing great views of the resort and of the harbor that we visit later. Visit of the Souk 'El Had', a walled market place with many shops and stalls especially the huge fruits and vegetables part. Visit of the Berber Art Museum with a collection presenting the folk arts and traditions of the Souss valley : especially silver jewels.
Experience the Anti-Atlas mountains harsh beauty on our trip to the heart of the Berber land. Tafraout is known for its peculiar mountain formations - big round cliffs in the little valley surrounding the town. On our journey through the ochre colored landscape you will enjoy one panorama vista after another. The scenery is dominated by small typical Berber villages, fertile terrace landscapes and steep slopes. This is a once in a lifetime experience and is a full day tour including lunch.
The route to Taroudant takes you through Berber villages and the Souss plain. In the morning, visit of an oasis (possibility to take a tour ride on a donkey) and lunch in a Berber house. In the afternoon, Taroudant welcomes us a friendly laid-back town, often referred to as one of the most traditional and peaceful towns in Morocco. It is famous for its 13th-century ramparts, red-ochre walls which seem to stretch for miles in all directions. Most of the city lies behind these walls and the areas around them are lush with banana trees and orange and olive groves. The souks here are particularly lively.
IMOUZZER (half day tour)
The drive passes through some lovely scenery, high mountains, palm groves and narrow gorges, before reaching the village. A couple of miles beyond are the petrified canopy of the dry waterfalls. The local speciality there is honey.
On the road from Agadir, you can see goats climbing argan trees. Essaouira is an 18th-century town enclosed by battlements. Built into the ramparts of the town are a number of wood-carving workshops where craftsmen produce beautiful marquetry work from the local thuya trees, a mahogany-like hardwood. There's also a souk there and a pretty harbor.
4WD Adventure in the Massa Lagoon
A 4wd safari to the Massa lagoon, including a visit to a nature reserve and a desert called the ‘little Sahara’. Lunch in a Berber village. The journey back along the Atlantic Ocean cliff tops is breathtaking. A gloriously different day out.
INEZEGANE : FANTAZIA)
10 Km far from Agadir city. Every Tuesday, it’s Souk is full of mysterious discoveries. We will enjoy the Fantazia, old war sport of berbers in Morocco.
Day Trips from Casablanca
Casablanca, the economic capital of the kingdom. The visit will start with the United Nations Place, Mohammed V square, the central market, the royal palace surrounding, the habbous quarter, the mehkama (court), the cathedral Notre Dame de Lourdes, the residential area of Anfa, external visit of the famous Hassan II mosque and the beautiful Ain Diab corniche lined up with restaurants and swimming pools.
Rabat Day Trip
Visit of the administrative Moroccan Capital Rabat and one of the four Imperial cities. Sightseeing of : the Mechouar and Royal Palace (outside view), Hassan Tower (a contemporary of the famous Giralda af Seville), Mohamed V Mausoleum : archetype of the finesse of decorative art in Morocco and Oudayas Kasbah
El Jedida Mazagan
El Jadida is a port city on the Atlantic coast of Morocco, in the province of El Jadida. It has a population of 144,440 (2004 census). From the sea, El Jadida has a very un-Moorish appearance; it has massive Portuguese walls of hewn stone El Jadida, previously known as Mazagan (Portuguese: Mazagão), was seized in 1502 by the Portuguese, and they controlled this city until 1769, when they abandoned Mazagão. Its inhabitants were evacuated to Brazil, where they founded new settlement Nova Mazagão (now in Amapá). El Jadida was then taken over by Sultan Mohammed ben Abdallah. The Portuguese Fortified City of Mazagan was registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004, on the basis of its status as an "outstanding example of the interchange of influences between European and Moroccan cultures" and as an "early example of the realisation of the Renaissance ideals integrated with Portuguese construction technology".
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