Marrakech & Zagora Minitour
Marrakech & Zagora Minitour
Marrakech & Zagora Minitour

Marrakech & Zagora Minitour

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$1,163.00
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$1,105.00

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Private Holiday.

Departs Daily.

Vehicle used on this tour: Mercedes Vito, Hyundai H1 or equivalent

  • Itinerary
  • Accommodation
  • Important Information

Day 1: Marrakech - Arrival

Arrival at Marrakech Menara airport, assistance. Transfer to your hotel, dinner & accommodation

Day 2: Marrakech - Ouarzazate - Zagora (B D)

After breakfast, departure to Zagora by crossing the High Atlas Mountains and the Tizi N’ Tichka pass (2260 m alt), you will cross many Berber villages of rare beauty. Stop en route to visit the Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou considered the most beautiful and well preserved Kasbah in the south of Morocco and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Continue to Zagora on one of the most scenic roads of Morocco via the little village of Agdz. Discover a greenish area of palm groves lining the path to announce the start of a Saharian Oasis where a patchwork of domestic vegetation displays itself through a terraced culture of cereals, vegetables, fruit trees, dates, henna, watered by the Draa River.

Arrive in Zagora, a small town commonly called "gate of the desert". In the 14th century, the Saadians, descendants of the prophet and originating from Arabia, set out to conquer the Sahara, and Zagora was their starting point. They managed to extend their authority till Timbuktu.

Dinner and overnight at your hotel.

Day 3: Zagora / M’hamid Ghizlane / Zagora (B D)

Full day at leisure in your hotel on a half board basis.

Optional excursion in the south, to M'hamid village, the last Draa Oasis. Then continue to the splendid Erg Chegaga sand dunes where you will have a chance to meet nomads and if you are lucky enough, you may see a camel caravan passing on. Return to your hotel at the end of the day.

Day 4: Zagora - Marrakech (B D)

Breakfast at the hotel, departure to Marrakech. On arrival, orientation city tour of Marrakech, dinner and overnight at your hotel.

Day 5: Marrakech - Departure (B)

After breakfast, departure to the airport for you onward flight.

TOUR INCLUSIONS:

  • Accommodation and meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Meals as per the itinerary
  • Airport return transfers
  • Private transportation with driver at disposal from day 2 to day 4 (Mercedes Vita or Hyundai H1 or similar)
  • Travel Notes - as issued by Innovative Travel.

TOUR EXCLUSIONS:

  • International airfares
  • Optional tours and excursions
  • Port Taxes and fuel surcharges
  • Porterage
  • Tipping/Gratuities (please refer to tour notes for a recommended guideline)
  • Personal Expenses
  • Departure taxes
  • Hotel charges for minibar or any extra charges
  • Visas (unless specified)
  • Any other services not clearly mentioned in the inclusions above
  • Optional excursions for day at leisure in Zagora

Accommodation based on the below or similar

Marrakech

Atlas Asni

Zagora

Palais Asmaa

Ramadan
During the Holy Month of Ramadan Muslims fast, abstaining from eating, drinking & smoking during daylight hours (approx. 7am-6.30pm). As a sign of respect, tourists should also try to refrain from these activities in public during the fasting hours. Restaurants and cafes in hotels will be open, however limited alcohol may be available over this time and is usually not served until after sunset and some riads and other locations may not serve alcohol at all during this period. In 2019, Ramadan should begin around 05 May. After 30 days, or on sighting the full moon, Eid Al Fitr is celebrated & most public and private institutions close for at least three days.  
 
Riads
Riads are traditional town houses typically build around an open courtyard. They offer a unique and authentic style of accommodation and usually feature less than 10 rooms. They are generally family-run properties with limited staff undertaking multiple roles and duties. Depending on their standard Riads may not offer all the facilities you would expect to find in a modern hotel. I.e. the Wi-Fi internet access may be limited, there may not be a lift and the breakfast is usually more limited in choices and does vary from Riad to Riad. But the unique and charming atmosphere and the location in the heart of the Medina make up for it. During the Ramadan period, services are more restricted in riads. If you prefer the full services offered by 5 star international hotels, please request an alternative itinerary on this basis.
 
Private touring in Morocco
On our private tours of Morocco, touring is by private air-conditioned car with a driver. Arabic and French are the main languages spoken in Morocco with English the 3rd and not often spoken language. Your driver will have some English capability, but is not a licensed professional guide and communication maybe basic at times.
 
It is important that if you have any issues in communicating that you contact the local representative office.
 
English speaking local guides will be organised by the driver in each city (as specified in your itinerary) in order to provide a more thorough commentary about the city they are a specialist of. Local guides will also help you should you require more information or recommendations on local restaurants or attractions. Please remember that Morocco is a large country and some days of touring will necessitate long periods of driving. There also may be times when, due to road conditions, the itinerary may vary slightly.  
 
If you prefer the services of a full time guide who will accompany you throughout your private holiday, please request this option.  
 
Morocco has a tradition of a multi course lunches, heavier and longer than what we are used to in New Zealand. If you prefer to have a lighter and quicker lunch, please ensure this is explained to your driver.
 

Trip prices and dates are correct at the time of the website going live, however all offers are subject to reconfirmation at the time of booking. Note prices usually display available discounted rates if any, (eg. Early Bird Deals if applicable).   All featured tour itineraries and offers maybe subject to change due to seasonal variations without notice, or due to local conditions or other conditions. Please confirm all details at time of booking. Travel insurance is mandatory for all Innovative Travel bookings. All passports must be valid for 6 months prior to your return to your home country.   Visas are the responsibility of the traveller. Special VIP meet and assist offers are valid for New Zealand passport holders, for other nationalities please check at the time of booking. For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Booking Conditions page.