Morocco Fly & Drive - Marrakech Trail - 4x4 V.I.P. Adventure

Fri 30 May 2014 to Mon 31 December 2018

MOROCCO FLY & DRIVE - 2017/2018

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Choose your own departure date.

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Choose your desired program 4 / 6 / 8 nights.

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Choose your total number of participants.

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The real thing, far from the classical tourist routes.

An all-in 4x4 vacation out of a dream, full of adventure and mystery ... with locally rented 4WD vehicles !

Fully organized, all meals included !

Discover Morocco, the desert, the people, in an incredible manner ...

Discover an exotic and fascinating land where beauty, silence and endlessness meet in a sublime burst of light and shades ...

Acknowledge the call of the desert, taking a step back in time, rediscover the Middle Ages, and dance to the rhythm of the hospitable Berber people ...

An endlessly varying scene : from brown red rocks to golden desert sands.

Lose yourself in the spectacular canyons of Todra and Dades and discover the UNESCO protected Kasbahs Aït Benhaddou, Telouet and Taourirt and climb the endless meandering Tizi-N-Tichka mountain passage up to 2,260 km altitude ...

You sleep now in authentic local Riads (luxury guesthouses) with the stars above, then in luxurious 4- or 5-star hotels. Off course the hotels have a swimming pool ...

Discover Marrakech, the fascinating Berber town !

The "souks", a labyrinth of small streets, oozing with life, with colorful carpets, with aromatic herbs, the sound of blacksmith’s hammers ...

You won’t know where to look first !

On the 6 and 8 night program you will defeating the superb off-road (sand dunes) trail from Erfoud to Zagora (once the starting point of camel caravans to Tombouctou/52 days), through the enchanting kasbah routes and disappear into the vast palm groves ...

Or admire the breathtaking "Chott" of the famous "Lac Iriki" on the 8 night program and conquer the famous and legendary DAKAR RALLY trails ...

program

Program A – 5 days / 4 nights

Marrakech and High Atlas


DAY 1

  • Arrival flight home country to Marrakech Airport (Casablanca also possible).
  • Transfer Marrakech airport to your luxury Plaza hotel or Riad in Marrakech included.
    • Transfer from Casablanca airport to Marrakech is supplement
    • (= 2 hours).
  • Free day or afternoon depending on flight arrivals.
  • Relaxing on swimming pool / hammam / massage.
  • Visit of Marrakech (organized visit with professional guide possible).
  • Dinner in hotel. Night live in Marrakech or a good night sleep.

DAY 2

  • After breakfast you will get the keys of your 4x4 vehicle + papers + briefing.
  • Departure around 10 h.
  • The day is full of discoveries with first the crossing of the famous 2.260 m. high Tizi-N-Tichka mountain pass and its many landscapes with splendid views on Moroccan highest 4.167 m. mountain Toubkal.
  •  Lunch in local tagine (= typical berber food) restaurant. Then direction village of Aït Benhaddou.
  •  We will visit the Ksar Aït Benhaddou world heritage by Unesco, probably the best preserved Ksar in southern Morocco. Amazing Ksar where many films were shot:
    • Laurence of Arabia, Game of Thrones, The Jewel of the Nile, The Living Daylights, The Last Temptation of Christ, Lawrence of Arabia, Kundun, The Mummy, Gladiator, Alexander, Dunya en Desie in Marokko, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time en Babel.
  • Afternoon (mint) tea and direction to Ouarzazate.
    •  Possibility to visit one of the film studios.
  • Arrival in Boumal Dades in our luxury hotel with view over the old town.
  • Relaxing and dinner.

DAY 3

  • After breakfast today you will go off-road on a spectacular and safe high mountain 4x4 track between the 2 impressing Dades Valley and Todra Canyon.
  • Gorges de Dades: The road of a thousand Kasbahs is a spectacular drive winding through stunning desert landscapes, villages and palm groves through the Dades Valley between the Atlas Mountains and Anti-Atlas mountain range with some stunning rock formations. Organized pick-nick lunch on a panoramic location.
  • Gorges de Todra: Both the Todra and neighboring Dades Rivers have carved out cliff-sided canyons on their final 40 kilometers through the mountains. The last 600 meters of the Todra Gorge are the most spectacular. Here the canyon narrows to a flat stony track, in places as little as 10 meters wide, with sheer and smooth rock walls up to 160 meters high on each side.
  • Afternoon (mint) tea on arrival in the Todra Gorge.
  • Arrival in Boumal Dades in our same luxury hotel with view over the old town.
  • Relaxing and dinner.

DAY 4

  • After breakfast we start driving back to Marrakech by another spectacular and safe high mountain off-road 4x4 track between the Dades Valley and Ouarzazate.
  • You will visit nomad people still living in troglodyte rooms carved in the rocky mountains and be invited to join the traditional welcome tea with them.
  • Lunch in local tagine (= typical berber food) restaurant.
    • In the early afternoon possibility to visit the Ksar Taourirt at Ouarzazate, another world heritage by Unesco.
  • We start now from the south side the crossing back to Marrakech of the famous 2.260 m high Tizi-N-Tichka mountain pass and its many landscapes.
  • Arrival at your luxury Plaza hotel in Marrakech or Riad.
    • Relaxing on swimming pool / hammam / massage.
    • Visit of Marrakech (organized visit with professional guide possible).
  • Farewell dinner and party in top class restaurant.
    •  Night live in Marrakech.

DAY 5

  • Free day or morning depending on flight departures.
  • Transfer from your luxury Plaza hotel or Riad to Marrakech airport included.
    • Transfer from Marrakech to Casablanca is supplement.
    • (= 2 hours).
  • Departure flight Marrakech Airport (Casablanca also possible) to home country.

THE END :)



 

Program B – 7 days / 6 nights

Marrakech - Hiigh Atlas - Big Sanddunes.


DAY 1 to DAY 3 = idem program.

DAY 4

  • After breakfast we have a liaison drive further south direction the big sand dunes of Erg Chebbi.
  • Lunch in typical berber tent next to the "Puits de Khettara".
    • These "Khettaras" are an underground irrigation system used since the seventeenth century in the region. The Persians used it for 3,000 years; this expertise was brought by the Arabs. Since groundwater collected in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains, a gallery is dug to bring, by gravity, the water in the growing areas to 14 km. All 10 to 30 meters of wells are drilled for discharging earth in the construction and for maintenance.
  • After visit we start off-road again direction the architectural wonders of Hannsjörg Voth in the middle of the high planes of Marha. They are built by local craftsmen using traditional techniques.
    • The City of Orion - The Golden Spiral - The Celestial Staircase.
  • We cross the high planes of Marha off-road and will arrive in the afternoon in our next luxury hotel in Erfoud built in traditional style.
  • Relaxing on swimming pool / hammam / massage.
  • Dinner in hotel.

DAY 5

  • Today we will cross the sand dunes of Erg Chebbi.
  • After breakfast we drive through the town of Erfoud the "Gate of Sahara Desert" direction sand dunes.
    • Erfoud is known for its precious and unique fossils, back 500 million years ago when the Sahara Desert was under water.
    • On the outskirts of Erfoud you will visit an impressive fossil filled marble workshop and other type of fossil varieties such as trilobites and ammonites.
  • Camel ride before lunch in an Auberge (traditional guesthouse) next to the dunes.
  • After a brief 4x4 sand driving initiation we lower our tire pressure and will "attack" the sand dunes.
    • The track will be chosen by the local Berber guide depending on the drivers 4x4 experience.
  • Start of your sublime 4x4 off-road trail through the sand dunes of Merzouga where you can admire one of world’s most beautiful sunrise and sunsets.
  • You drive through the southernmost sandy desert tracks near the Algerian border.
  • Arrival in an Auberge (traditional guesthouse) beautiful located in a palm oasis.
  • Dinner with Berber music and dance.

DAY 6

  • After breakfast we start driving back to Marrakech over vast (black) desert planes direction Tinerhir and Ouarzazate.
  • Lunch in local tagine (= typical berber food) restaurant.
  • We start now from the south side the crossing back to Marrakech of the famous 2.260 m high Tizi-N-Tichka mountain pass and its many landscapes.
  • Arrival at your luxury Plaza hotel or Riad in Marrakech.
    • Relaxing on swimming pool / hammam / massage.
    • Visit of Marrakech (organized visit with professional guide possible).
  • Farewell dinner and party in top class restaurant.
    • Night live in Marrakech.

DAY 7

  • Free day or morning depending on flight departures.
  • Transfer from your luxury Plaza hotel or Riad to Marrakech airport included.
    • Transfer from Marrakech to Casablanca is supplement.
    • (= 2 hours).
  • Departure flight Marrakech Airport (Casablanca also possible) to home country.

THE END :)



 

Program C – 9 days / 8 nights

Marrakech - Hiigh Atlas - Big Sanddunes - Famous Dakar Rally Trails


DAY 1 to DAY 5 = idem program.

DAY 6

  • After breakfast we we start driving to Zagora over vast (black) desert planes and beautiful 4x4 off-road trails through remote kasbahs and the vast palm groves of the Draa Valley.
    • Zagora was once the starting point of camel caravans to Tombouctou. A well known sign at the town border states "Tombouctou 52 days", the supposed time it takes to get to Timbuktu, Mali on foot or camel.
    • The Draa is Morocco’s longest river (1100 km). It flows from the High Atlas mountains south-(east)ward to Tagounit and from Tagounit and mostly westwards to the Atlantic Ocean. The water from the Draa is used to irrigate the vast palm groves.
  • Lunch in local tagine (= typical berber food) restaurant.
  • In the afternoon you will have high mountains, impressive views, beautiful villages and splendid desert tracks and of course the afternoon mint tea.
  • Arrival at an magnificent Riad hotel with a pool in the charming palm garden.

DAY 7

  • After breakfast we drive from Zagora south passing the ancient village of Tamegroute to arrive in M’Hamid El Ghizlane (plain of gazelles).
    • Tamegroute is an old village in the south of Morocco, in the valley of the Draa River. It has a history as an important center of learning and religion.
    • Tamegroute’s green pottery is also very well known.
  • In M’hamid starts the continuation of your sublime 4x4 off-road sand trail through the famous Lac Iriki and the sand dunes of Erg Chigaga.
  • Admire the breathtaking "Chott" of the famous "Lac Iriki" and conquer the famous and legendary DAKAR RALLY trail.
  • Organized pick-nick lunch in the sand dunes of Erg Chigaga.
  • After lunch we lower again our tire pressure and will "attack" the high sand dunes of Erg Chigaga.
    • The track will be chosen by the local Berber guide depending on the drivers 4x4 experience).
  • At the end of the sand dunes we pass the military checkpoint and will enjoy a well earned and marvelous served morocco berber mint tea in the small village of Foum Zguid.
  • Arrival in another luxury (boutique style) hotel with swimming pool and excellent morocco cuisine.

DAY 8

  • After breakfast we have a liaison drive back to Marrakech through the beautiful Foum El Oued direction Ouarzazate.
  • Lunch in local tagine (= typical berber food) restaurant.
  • We start now from the south side the crossing back to Marrakech of the famous 2.260 m high Tizi-N-Tichka mountain pass and its many landscapes.
  • Arrival at your luxury Plaza hotel or Riad in Marrakech.
    • Relaxing on swimming pool / hammam / massage.
    • Visit of Marrakech (organized visit with professional guide possible).
  • Farewell dinner and party in top class restaurant.
    • Night live in Marrakech.

DAY 9

  • Free day or morning depending on flight departures.
  • Transfer from your luxury Plaza hotel or Riad to Marrakech airport included.
    • Transfer from Marrakech to Casablanca is supplement.
    • (= 2 hours).
  • Departure flight Marrakech Airport (Casablanca also possible) to home country.

THE END :)


 

rates

RATES PER PERSON € / ALL-IN (*)

 

NUMBER OF PERSONS/ NIGHTS

    +20

 16-20

 11-15

  8-10

   5-7

    4

 

  4  NIGHTS

  

     995

 

  

  1.026

   

  1.090

 

  1.170

 

  1.220

   

  1.595

 

 

  6  NIGHTS

 

   1.235

 

 

  1.270

 

  1.340

 

  1.430

 

  1.560

 

  1.780

 

  8  NIGHTS

  

   1.475 

 

 

  1.510

 

  1.595

 

 

  1.690

 

  1.830

 

  1.995

 

 

RENTING RATE 4x4 VEHICLE ( = 5 places ) (**)

 

NUMBER OF DAYS

RATE PER DAY

 TOTAL RATE

 

4  NIGHTS= 3 DAYS RENTING

 

 

        133

 

         399

 

6  NIGHTS = 5 DAYS RENTING

 

 

        128

 

         640

 

8  NIGHTS = 7 DAYS RENTING

 

 

        122

 

        854

 

(*) ALL-IN :

  • Transfer Marrakech airport from and to your hotel in Marrakech included.
  • 4 / 6 / 8 nights according to program choice based on 2 adults per room.
  • Hotels/Auberges/Riads 3***, 4**** and 5***** Luxe (1/2 pension).
  • All other meals including lunch pick-nicks and afternoon teas.
  • Farewell dinner and party in top class restaurant.
  • Fully accompanied 4x4 Adventure by Expedition Tour Leader (Dutch, French, English, German) and Moroccan guide in leading 4x4 vehicle. + Berber guide during the passages of the dunes.
  • Security: 1 Iridium satellite phone with global coverage.
  • Radio-telephone CB (if available) in each 4x4 vehicle.
  • Souvenir trophy per team and group video.

 

(**) RENTING 4x4 VEHICLE :

  • 4WD off-road vehicle type MITSUBISHI 4x4 (recent model) or similar.
  • ALL RISK INSURANCE included.
    • 5% franchise personnel damage.
    • (max. € 2.000 by total write-off).

 

SUPPLEMENTS AND REDUCTIONS :

  • Single supplement booking per person.
    • on request according to selected program 4/6/8 nights.
  • Reduction children < 6 , on condition they share their parents’ room.
    • - 50% reduction per child including meals.
  • Reduction children < 12, on condition they share their parents’ room.
    • - 35% reduction per child including meals.
  • Reduction children < 18, on condition they share their parents’ room. (2 children of the same age may share the same room).
    • - 25% reduction per child including meals.

 

NOT INCLUDED :

  • Flights to and from your home country.
  • Drinks with the meals.
  • Personal expenses and tips for luggage carriers, parking attendants etc.
  • Fuel (gasoil in Morocco 0,75 €/liter).
  • Possible transfer from the airport of Casablanca to Marrakech or back (= 2 hours).
  • Individuel annulation and/or travel insurance.

 

FORMALITIES :

  • International passport (no Visa required for European residents).
  • Driving license valid for Morocco for driver 4x4 vehicle.
  • No mandatory vaccinations.
  • Obligatory insurance for repatriation of persons valid in Morocco.

 

For more information please call or mail:

+32 (0) 475/97.16.01 - info@adventureclub.be

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Level of 4x4-experience required : NONE Price range starting at  € 995 Total number of nights : 4 / 6 / 8 depending choosed program Flights from and to home country = free choice

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