Bazaars, Deserts & Atlas Mountains - CHARM

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Get a glimpse of the life and colour of the Jemaa el Fna square in Marrakech, stroll through modern Rabat and experience the story of the thousand and one nights in Fez. Cross the Atlas Mountains to Midelt and Erfoud and enter the desert of Erg Chebbi, the Gorges of Todra and the Dades Valley until you reach the magnificent Kasbahs of Ait Ben Haddou in Ouarzazate.

Destinations
  • Africa
  • Morocco
Tour Types
  • Cities
  • Circuits
Departure Points
  • Dublin Airport
  • London Heathrow
  • Birmingham
  • Edinburgh
  • Manchester
  • Newcastle
  • Glasgow
  • Belfast
Day 1: UK/Ireland - Marrakech

Arrive at your departure airport, ready for a flight to Marrakech. Arrive in Marrakech and transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day free to start discovering this wonderful city. A walk through the Medina allows you to enjoy the best of its architecture and the unique, colourful atmosphere of the city. Dinner and overnight stay in Marrakech.*

* Dinner not included if you arrive after 20:00.

Important: If your outbound flight leaves at dawn (before 04: 00) you must arrive at the airport the night before the selected departure day.

Location: UK/Ireland - Marrakech

Day 2: Marrakech

Breakfast at the hotel. Today, embark on an eye-opening half-day tour of the wonders of Marrakech, starting with the Minaret of the Koutoubia, dating from the 13th century and the spiritual centre of Marrakech. Visit the Palace of the Bahia, the residence of the old vizir, known for its intricate tile and wood carving decoration. Discover how spices and argan oil are made in a local school before you head to Jemaa el Fna square home to the bustling souks, food vendors and stalls selling wicker baskets, traditional sweets and authentic souvenirs. At nightfall, the square looks magical as it is lit was thousands of lights. Spend the remainder of the day exploring Marrakech at your leisure. Dinner and overnight stay in Marrakech.

Location: Marrakech

Day 3: Marrakech - Casablanca - Rabat - Meknes - Fez

Breakfast at the hotel. Set off by road towards iconic Casablanca, and enjoy a city tour where you can marvel at the Art Deco buildings and the Dar El Baida White House before visiting the Mohammed V Square and the upmarket Anfa district. Leave in the direction of Rabat to visit the Kasbah of the Oudayas, a citadel that is located to the north of the city. This fortress retains its Arab character of narrow alleys with white and blue façades that lead to viewpoints from which there are incredible views of the Atlantic coast. After the visit, travel to Meknes to see the intricately tiled exterior of the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail. Finally, head to the city of Fez. Arrive and transfer to the hotel. Overnight stay in Fez.

Location: Marrakech - Casablanca - Rabat - Meknes - Fez

Day 4: Fez

Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a full day tour of Fez, considered the centre of Islam in Morocco. It is the intellectual and religious capital of the country. Begin with a panoramic view from one of the hills surrounding the city, then visit the bronze doors of the Royal Palace and walk into the medina to visit Medersas, the centre of Koranic studies. Explore the workshops in the artisan neighbourhoods. Walk along the broad Boulevard of Mohamed V and stroll through the endless streets of the world's largest medina. After the visit, return to the hotel. Overnight stay in Fez.

Location: Fez

Day 5: Fez - Midelt - Erfoud

Breakfast at the hotel. Depart through the gentle mountains of the Middle Atlas, until you reach the city of Midelt, known for its apple cultivation. Continue along a beautiful route and view Berber life first hand. Arrive in Erfoud, at the edge of the great Sahara desert. Tonight, you have the opportunity to spend the night in a Berber Jaima Camp of your choice in the dunes of the Sahara.* Dinner and overnight stay in Erfoud.

* Optional Night in the Sahara Dunes. Take a 4x4 all-terrain vehicle to reach the high dunes of Merzouga. Admire the magical sunset and spend the night in a typical Berber Jaima Camp, with a traditional dinner included. You will stay in either Sahara Stars Camp, Oasis Luxury Camp or Royal Luxury Camp, depending on the availability on the day.

Please note: If you would like to book this experience you must reserve it in advance, up to 30 days before departure, as places are limited. You will not be able to sleep in the hotel if you choose this optional night at the camp.

Location: Fez - Midelt - Erfoud

Day 6: Erfoud - Gorges of Todgha - Dades Valley - Kalaat M'Gouna - Ouarzazate

Breakfast at the hotel. Today, visit the captivating Gorges of Todgha, and the Dades Valley, to experience the natural wonders of this unique landscape. Pass by ancient fortresses and lush oases before arriving at the small Berber town of Kalaat M'Gouna, famous for its roses and perfumes. Continue to Ouarzazate, a desert city and enjoy dinner and an overnight stay at the hotel.

Location: Erfoud - Gorges of Todgha - Dades Valley - Kalaat M'Gouna - Ouarzazate

Day 7: Ouarzazate - Ait Benhaddou - Marrakech

Breakfast at the hotel. Embark on a visit to the Kasbah of Taourirt, the former residence of the Pacha Glaoui called the Lord of the Atlas Region. Continue to the majestic Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. This Kasbah, dotted with crenellated towers, is considered one of the most beautiful in the country and has often been a filming location for movies. In the afternoon, depart across the High Atlas mountains en route to Marrakech. Arrive in Marrakech, and spend the rest of the day exploring at your leisure. Dinner and overnight stay in Marrakech.

Location: Ouarzazate - Ait Benhaddou - Marrakech

Day 8: Marrakech

Breakfast at the hotel. Set off in the morning for a day in the Atlas Mountains, to experience the local Berber culture. Stop in Asni and visit the weekly Berber Market, before heading up to Imlil, at 1740 metres above sea level, surrounded by quiet mountain villages. From here, meet a local guide an embark on a 4km trek through the stunning landscapes of the mountains to the village of Aremd, set in the exceptionally beautiful valley of Aït Mizane Assif. Stop at a local Berber House for lunch (not included). Return to Imlil and transfer back to Marrakech. Dinner and overnight stay in Marrakech.

Location: Marrakech

Day 9: Marrakech - UK/Ireland

Breakfast at the riad. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport of Marrakech or Casablanca to board a flight back to the UK/Ireland. Arrive at the airport and end your trip.

Location: Marrakech - UK/Ireland

  • Departure from the main UK and Ireland departure airports.
  • International flights: UK/Ireland - Marrakech - UK/Ireland. *
  • 8 nights accommodation in Charm and Deluxe category hotels and riads. **
  • 8 Breakfasts and 6 Dinners. ***
  • Transfers in air conditioned vehicles.
  • Visits and entrances fees as indicated in the itinerary with an English speaking guide. ****
  • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • ATOL Protection *****

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08-Nov-2020 for 9 Nights Dublin Airport Flight Included Visit Website
09-Nov-2020 for 9 Nights London Heathrow Flight Included Visit Website
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14-Nov-2020 for 9 Nights London Heathrow Flight Included Visit Website
15-Nov-2020 for 9 Nights Birmingham Flight Included Visit Website
15-Nov-2020 for 9 Nights Dublin Airport Flight Included Visit Website
16-Nov-2020 for 9 Nights Edinburgh Flight Included Visit Website
16-Nov-2020 for 9 Nights London Heathrow Flight Included Visit Website
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21-Nov-2020 for 9 Nights Edinburgh Flight Included Visit Website
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21-Nov-2020 for 9 Nights Manchester Flight Included Visit Website
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22-Nov-2020 for 9 Nights Birmingham Flight Included Visit Website
22-Nov-2020 for 9 Nights Dublin Airport Flight Included Visit Website
22-Nov-2020 for 9 Nights London Heathrow Flight Included Visit Website
23-Nov-2020 for 9 Nights Edinburgh Flight Included Visit Website
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24-Nov-2020 for 9 Nights Belfast Flight Included Visit Website
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24-Nov-2020 for 9 Nights London Heathrow Flight Included Visit Website
28-Nov-2020 for 9 Nights Edinburgh Flight Included Visit Website
28-Nov-2020 for 9 Nights London Heathrow Flight Included Visit Website
28-Nov-2020 for 9 Nights Manchester Flight Included Visit Website
28-Nov-2020 for 9 Nights Newcastle Flight Included Visit Website
29-Nov-2020 for 9 Nights Birmingham Flight Included Visit Website
29-Nov-2020 for 9 Nights Dublin Airport Flight Included Visit Website
29-Nov-2020 for 9 Nights London Heathrow Flight Included Visit Website
30-Nov-2020 for 9 Nights Edinburgh Flight Included Visit Website
30-Nov-2020 for 9 Nights Glasgow Flight Included Visit Website
01-Dec-2020 for 9 Nights Dublin Airport Flight Included Visit Website
01-Dec-2020 for 9 Nights Edinburgh Flight Included Visit Website
01-Dec-2020 for 9 Nights Glasgow Flight Included Visit Website
05-Dec-2020 for 9 Nights Birmingham Flight Included Visit Website
05-Dec-2020 for 9 Nights Glasgow Flight Included Visit Website
05-Dec-2020 for 9 Nights Manchester Flight Included Visit Website
12-Jan-2021 for 9 Nights Edinburgh Flight Included Visit Website
12-Jan-2021 for 9 Nights Newcastle Flight Included Visit Website
16-Jan-2021 for 9 Nights Belfast Flight Included Visit Website
17-Jan-2021 for 9 Nights Dublin Airport Flight Included Visit Website
17-Jan-2021 for 9 Nights Edinburgh Flight Included Visit Website
24-Jan-2021 for 9 Nights Dublin Airport Flight Included Visit Website
30-Jan-2021 for 9 Nights Manchester Flight Included Visit Website
31-Jan-2021 for 9 Nights Dublin Airport Flight Included Visit Website
07-Feb-2021 for 9 Nights Dublin Airport Flight Included Visit Website

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