Friday, 27 November 2015

Travel within Morocco - Travel Agency: The High Atlas mountains the Ait Ben Haddaou Kasa...

Travel within Morocco - Travel Agency: The High Atlas mountains the Ait Ben Haddaou Kasa...: The pictures bellow are for Ourzazat , the High Atlas mountains and some Kasabah. To see this places you can do a day trip from Marrakech to...

The High Atlas mountains the Ait Ben Haddaou Kasabah and the Moroccan hollywood

The pictures bellow are for Ourzazat , the High Atlas mountains and some Kasabah. To see this places you can do a day trip from Marrakech to Ourzazat. you start at 8:00 Am then drive through the High Atlas mountains .you will driver through the highest pass (Tizi-N-Tichka)  in morocco , about 2260 M altitude .And around 3 hours and a half driving through the windy road of the montains you will have like 1 hour and a half in the Kasabh of Ait Ben Haddou. It is a fortified village which has been classified by UNESCO as one of the world 's cultural treasures.Mnay famous movies were done in this Kasbah like Sheltering Sky , Gladiator ,..Etc .And after some time in the Kasabh you will drive to the town of Ourzazat. The town stands in the middle of an arid plateau that contrasts sharply with the slopes and vegetaion of the nearby High Atlas .

this is the windy road. This stop point is a nice panoramique view up in the montain to the valley and road
The Kasabah of Ait Ben Haddou . The uphill veiw. This Kasbah is one of the oldeset Kasabah in Morocco. It used to be a meeting point for the caravans to trade in commodties. Today is a movie place and there stll like 10 famillies live permanently here.
Its the outside veiw of the old cinema studio in the town of Ourzazat, the Moroccan holywood.

Thursday, 12 November 2015

Morocco in some few days

Morocco as described by many people, a cold country with a hot sun!!you can travel in one day from a hot temperature  to the cold one then to the hot one once again just as you get the desert .Its has as well the widest range of climates of all North African countries .It has different kinds of Mountains , the Rif , the high ,the middle and the Anti Atlas mountains. This ranges shield the temperate and rainy Alantic coastal region of the country from the desert conditions of the Sahara to the east and south. The pre-saharian and the saharian south is a stony and sandy desert at the same time Morocco also has a strikingly varied landscape .Many different types of local climate have produced such contrasting scenery as mountain valleys carpted with flowers, the sun-scorched dunes of the Sahara, moist cedar forests and wadis swollen with spring rains. All I can say is that you can travel from the snow of the high Atlas to the sands of the Sahara in the space of a day and just in 3 days you can visit all this places from Marrakech to Fes.  And below is a sample program to do with the pictures of some of the places mentioned above and in the itinerary.

In the morning at 8:00 am you will start the tour with an English speaking driver .the first day tour take around 8 hours driving including stops and lunch time and visit time for the interests. You will drive through the High Atlas Mountains to grasp what is a typical berber village and the traditional way of living in morocco. You will see as well spring shepherds and herdsmen, who are sedentary farmers, leave their villages, the highest of which are situated at 6,500 fee t, and begin their transhumance towards the high pastures. After you cross the highest pass in morocco which is called ‘Col du Ticka’, it’s about 7,415 feet, you will arrive the fortified village of Ait Benhaddou .after or before lunch you will go for a walk in the village which consist of a maze of luxury apartments, simple pisé houses and crenelated towers which are lavishly decorated with geometric motifs. And many movies were shot in the village like games of throne, gladiator…after that you will drive to the Moroccan Hollywood .this city is the crossroads of the main routes leading to the Drra valley,Sous valley and the Dades valley .this city was built by the French as the garrison in the late can visit one of the cinema studios and a famous Kasbah called Taorirt .later on drive to the Dades valley through the capital of roses Kella Mgouna .over night in  a hotel in the Dades groge.
After breakfast in your hotel, you will drive to the sahara .you will enjoy seeing the kasabh of Ait arbi ,built at the foot of volcanic rocks, and Tamnalt ,known as the ‘valley of human bodies’ ,where rocks on one of the cliff faces have been eroded into what looks like the soles of human feet.and the locals call it the ‘monkey feet’.and after that you will go back till the administrative center of Boumalne –du –Dades.then drive to the Todgha gorge  via the Oasis of todgha valley to see the dense and extensive palm grove and go up to the gorge .you will enjoy looking to the most spectacular section of the gorges ,where for a distance of 110 yards the narrow corridor between the sheer,towering walls of rock (985 feet high) is only 65 feet wide .it’s as well the best place for rock climbers.and after that you will drive back the valley and later on Tinjdad, stop for lunch . Then continue the trip to  the desert via Erfoud and Rissani. Just after you get the desert, you will relax for a while then ride the camels to the middle of the desert for the night. Sleep in an equipped Berber camp.

In the morning after you see the sunrise in the camp ,you will camel back to the hotel for breakfast and shower.and then travel either back to Marrakech through the same way,or to Fes.if it is will drive through the Ziz valley.and stop for a nice veiw to the vast oais of Ziz .you will drive as well through the Ziz gorges ,which are sliced through the imposing rock faces that presage the rise of the high atlas in the west,are an indication of the former power of the Ziz.then through Hammat moulay ali cherif ,Rich,then Midelt.this town is bulit at the foot of the Jebel Ayachi,whose summit (12,260feet) is covered in snow for a large part of the year.lunch in resturant.after lunch you will drive through the middel atlas mountain and stop in cedar forest to see the a kind of monkies called ‘the Barbery apes’ then to the swiss style moroccan city of Ifrane.from here Fes is just 60 KM and around 6:00pm your driver will drop you off in Fes.

Monday, 2 November 2015

Travel within Morocco - Travel Agency: Travel within Morocco - Travel Agency: 3 days trip...

Travel within Morocco - Travel Agency: Travel within Morocco - Travel Agency: 3 days trip...: Travel within Morocco - Travel Agency: 3 days trip from marrakech to the sahara and end u... : DAY 1 : MARRAKECH - DADES GORGE Early morni...

Travel within Morocco - Travel Agency: 3 days trip from marrakech to the sahara and end u...

Travel within Morocco - Travel Agency: 3 days trip from marrakech to the sahara and end u...: DAY 1 : MARRAKECH - DADES GORGE Early morning pick up from your Riad/Hotel in Marrakech and travel through the High Atlas Mountains via ...

new year nomad tour 2016 from Marrakech to the desert and back to Marrakech or Fes

The trip will start at 8:00 am .You will be welcomed by an English speaking driver and drive to Ourzazat. The journey will take 6 hours in total including stops, breaks, time for visits and lunch. You will cross the high Atlas Mountains. On the way you pass through the town of Ait Orir before you switch to the high Atlas Mountains. You will stop for pictures to many typical Berber villages along the way, you will enjoy the pisé buildings of the fortified villages are of different shapes and sizes .The tallest are the Igherm (collective granaries). And you will drive and stop in the highest pass in morocco Tizi-n-Tichka (an altitude of 2260 M or 7,415 feet). This pass links Marrakech with the pre-Saharan regions. Then drive through a dirt road to the fascinating Kasbah of Telouet , it situated in the heart of Glaoua territory ,once held a very strategic position .long before Tizi-n-Tichka road built this group of Kasabhs stood on the only caravan route between Marrakech and Ourzazat . So, you will visit this Kasbah which is called ‘the Dar Glaoui.  You will enjoy seeing its high crenulated walls flanked by square bastions, overlooks the Oued Imare. After the visit you will continure through the most colorfull dirt road in morocco with all its Kasabahs on the way to the biggest Kasabh of Ait ben Haddou. Different movies were shot in this Kasabh like the sheltering sky (1990) Gladaitor (2000) and many others. You will walk inside the Kasabh and visit a Berber family .lunch in a local restaurant. And after that continue to the Moroccan Hollywood to visit cinema studio or a museum also the Kasabh  Taourirt . Overnight in a Riad in Ourzazat .

In the morning at 8:30 Am you will start the trip in the authentic morocco. First, you will drive to Skoura which is 40 Km away from Ourzazat .In this fertile oasis you will visit the 12TH century Kasabh of Amerhidil , this fortified stronghold used to be the house for a powerfull family responsible for protecting the village and its fertile land. You will visit the museum inside and enjoy the the motifs and its arcetecture it .then drive through the town of Imassine and Ait Ridi, the road reaches Kella des Mgouna. This place renowned for its roses and the festival of roses takes place every May .you will take a look to rose cooperative to see the kinds of cosmetic products.  And from Ekelaa des Mgouna you will drive to the Boutghrare ,on the left and right bank of the river of Oued Mgoun consists of a large group of ruined Kasbahs whose lavish decorations can still be appreciated .And from the village of Boutghrare you will drive off road to see the nomads living in caves with this goats and sheep . You will stop to visit one of the caves to drink a cup of thyme tea and see inside the caves with the sheep and goats. After the break with the Berber nomads you will drive to the Dades valley .overnight in a hotel in the heart of the Dades Gorge.

At 8:30 in the morning you will continue the tour to the Sahara desert. The valley has many Kasabahs and Ksours including the Kasabh of Ait Arbi, built of at the foot of volcanic rocks ,and you will enjoy seeing the asphalted road to what looks like the soles of human feet. And after that you will drive through Boumalne Dades , Imidar to Tinghr , and from Tinghir you will drive in a dirt road of 14 Km to the todgha gorge .on the way you will stop for photos for the beautiful valley and its vast palm grove and the Kasbahs on the opposite bank of the drive .you will have enough time inside the Gorge to walk like 30 minutes and take pictures of the cliffs and , maybe ,of nomads who come to fill up there bottles of water. Around 12:00 Pm you will drive back to the main road to the town of Tinjdad. Lunch in a restaurant.  And after eating you will drive through the Tafilalet region to Erfoud and Rissani then Merzouga is coming up .when you arrive your hotel, you will relax for a mint tea and around 17:30 Pm you will be ready for the camel ride to the middle of the golden sand dunes of Merzouga. Overnight in a Berber tent .

It’s so nice to wake up befor the sunrise to witness the sun rising for pictures, then you camel guide will bring you back to the hotel for breakfast and shower. This day jouney is going to be long, you will drive back to Rissani then drive through a different road to Alnif and Nkob . Lunch in a local restaurant. after lunch you will continue the driving the Drra valley ,you will enjoy seeing the palm groves laid out along the banks and dotted with about fifty Kasabhs and Ksours ,many of them worth a picture. You will have a break in the town of Agdez for bathrooms then contuine through the windy road of Tizi –N-Tinififft (5,450 feet) to Marrakech via Ourzazat and the high Atlas Mountains. The whole way back from Merzouga to Marrakech is like 7 hours and a half. Drop off at your Riad/Hotel in Marrakech.

welcome to travelwithinmorocco's tours in Morocco

Morocco is a magical country .There is the imperial cities ,the beaches,the mountains and the desert. It depends on your budget, you can do a tour around morocco just in 3 days or even more and you will see diffrent things. you can start am imperial tour from casablanca and go to visit Meknes and Fes just in one day trip.There is also north of morocco with its magical colors , like Chechouen known as the bleu city of Morocco. you can start an 8 days trip from casablanca to Chechouen then Fes to the desert to enjoy the unique sand dunes of African to the Mountains of the high Atlas to enjoy walking through the gorgous and see the beautifull artcicture on the Kasabhs in the Dades valley then the moroccan hollywood,Ourzazat ,where many famous movies were choot like Gladiotor ,lawrence of arabia and others. In this 8 days tour ,you will have enough time to discover Marrakech with its delicous meals like Tgains , Tanjiyya and Couscous. Marrakech has a famous palaca called Jamma lfna where moroccans and tourists gather during the night to see the snakecharmers and dancers. This places get active from 5 PM .For the accomodation ,you can stay in the moroccan Riads, an old familly house that is returned to something like a hotel in the old city. They are so well-occupied with nice rooms and very welcoming people work inside. Marrakech also in located in a very startigic place, it is close to the mountinas and to the breach like Essaouira beach. And from Marrakech as well you can do a 2 days trip to Zagoura to do the camel trel or a 3 days trip to Mzerouga to see the golden sand dunes and the camel trek.
However, travelwithinmorocco orgnise all this kind of tours and its a tailor made company that has always paitent to make up a tour that suits your teast.
you are always walcome to Morocco!

3 days trip from marrakech to the sahara and end up in marrakech or fes

Early morning pick up from your Riad/Hotel in Marrakech and travel through the High Atlas Mountains via the Ticha Pass (2260 m), the highest road pass in Morocco. Offering panoramic views of the High Atlas Mountains and their magnificent landscapes, we visit several Kasbah along the way - including Tamnougalte and Ait Benhaddou. The Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou is a 16th century UNESCO site - one of the best preserved and most spectacular Kasbah in Morocco. Scenes from the blockbuster hit movie of 2000 - Gladiator - were filmed in Ait Benhaddou. Lunch in Ourzazate. Along the way we'll enjoy the landscapes of Berber villages before arriving to Dades Gorge. Overnight in Dades.
After breakfast, we leave to Merzouga; where the highest sand dunes of Morocco are located. Top Desert team is ready to stop anywhere you want to take a photo or walk for sometime. After two hours driving, we'll arrive to the Tafilalet oasis, which is famous for its dates in Morocco. Passing through small Berber villages, before arriving the Merzouga / erg Chebbi, where we'll find the camels waiting for us to explore the sand dunes of Erg Chebbi, where we'll spend the night in a Berber desert camp with dinner and Berber local music.
An early morning wake up is recommended to assist sunrise from the top of the Chebbi sand dunes. Then you will camel trek to the Kasbah where you will take a shower and enjoy a berber and delicious breakfast served by friendly berber people. After breakfast, you will leave to Fez by 4x4 vehicles via the High Atlas mountains.
On the way, we'll pass through Rissani, Erfoud, Errachidia and Medilt. We'll stop for lunch and pictures of wild monkeys on the Cedar forests of Azrou before arriving to Fez, where we'll leave you at your Riad or Hotel.

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Desert Trip From Fes To Marrakech( five days)

Day 1: Fes - Ifrane - Azrou - Midelt - Errachidia - Ziz valley - Erfoud - Merzouga 
After breakfast, you leave for Midelt through the mountains and the cedar woods of the middle Atlas, passing by Ifrane, a charming ski resort and Azrou an important handicraft centre specialised in the work of cedar wood. After the Zad pass (2,178m/7,146ft) you arrive in Midelt for lunch. Afternoon you will dive to Erfoud via Errachidia and the Ziz valley dotted with palm trees. Continuation to the sand dunes of Erg Chebbi for the desert tours. Dinner and over night in hotel in Merzouga.
Day 2: Merzouga 4x4 Tour - Erg Chebbi - Camel Trekking and Night in Desert Camp Sahara 
After the breakfast, you will make the large turn of the dunes while passing by : 2 oases of MERZOUGA, the wandering deposit, the village of KHAMLIA (village of the Gnaoua) mines of MIFISS, the plates desert with the meeting of the Berber nomads of the desert, oasis TISSARDMINE, and return to the hotel around 3 p.m. for the departure of your caravan with back of dromedary so attending the sunset and spend the night in Berber tents in middle of the dunes. Dinner and over night in Bivouac.
Day 3: Merzouga - Rissani - Erfoud - Touroug - Tinjdad - Tinghir - Toudra gorges - Boumalne - Dades valley - Dades gorges 
Early morning in order to see the sunrise, return by camels to the hotel after breakfast departure to Rissani and Erfoud in order to visit the treatment plant marble fossilized before continuing to touroug and tinjdad palm groves, arrival to toudra gorges and have lunch in the place,afternoon you will drive to Dades gorges via Boumalne and the dades valley. Dinner and over night in hotel.
Day 4: Dades gorges - Dades valley - Roses valley - Kelaa M'­gouna - Skoura - Ouarzazate 
After breakfast return by the dades valley until the kasbah of Ait youl, the track raod crossing rose valley with its Kasbah and ksours, in this part you can see very nice landscapes before you get to Kalla Mgouna, lunch in the way, after noon departure to the palme groves of skoura and visit of the Kasbah of amredhyle. continuation to Ouarzazate. Dinner and over night in hotel.
Day 5: Ouarzazate - Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou - Marrakech 
After breakfast, the entire day is devoted to the visit of Ouarzazate: the Kasbah of Taourirt, Tifoultout and the cinema studio. Then you will drive to the Kasbah of Ait Ben haddou (under Unesco protection) ; visit of the Kasbah and the old village afternoon departure to Marrakech via the Tizi-N-Ticha pass ; arrival to Marrakech around 5:30 pm.
What's included in this 5 days Desert Tour :
- Tour in 4x4 vehicle/MiniBus with A/C
- Driver/guide
- Fuel
- Hotel/riad overnight stays (breakfast & dinner included)
- Camel Trekking & Night in Desert
- Camel Per person
- Turban each for the Camel trip in Desert
- Sandboarding in The Dunes
Not included :
- Flight
- Lunchs
- Drinks

Sahara Desert Tours

3 Day Tour From Marrakech - Merzouga | Marrakech Desert Tours | Camel Tour

Day 1: Marrakech - Tizi -n-Tichka - Ait Benhaddou - Ouarzazate - Dades Valley/Gorges

We will pick up you from your hotel/riad/ bus station the we will start our journey from Marrakech to Dades Gorges. Across the Tizi-n-Tichka Atlas pass, with far-reaching views across the mountains, to the traditional High Atlas Berber village of Telouet and we continue to Ait Benhaddou to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ait Benhaddou, a spectacular fortified village (Ksour).you'll take your lunch at Ait benhaddou or ouarzazate and continue to Dades valley, we well spend the night in a riad/hotel in dades gorges
Day 2: Dades Gorges - Tenghir - Todra Gorges - Tinjdad - Erfoud - Merzouga(Night in desert)

After the breakfast, we go from Dades gorges to the erg chebbi  Sahara desert in Merzouga. Berber villages are scattered along the way, we’ll pass through Tinjdad, Jorf and Erfoud in which we’ll feel the beginning of the Saharan oasis of Tafilalet, and the we continue to Merzouga,after relaxing few minuts in Merzouga,we go to ride the camels who are waiting to take us on an adventure in the sand dunes. we will spend the night in an camp(Nomad berber tents) with drums music in the middle of the Sahara,this is a great opportunity to take lovely pictures of the sunset and sunrise,when we arrive at the camp we go to a high dunes to see the sunset , we will spend the night in nomad tents 
Day 3: Camel Trekking back to Merzouga - Atlas mountains - Back to Marrakech
We will wake up you early morning to watch the sunrise in dunes, then we ride the camels back to Merzouga , after thebreakfast and take shower in the Hotel, we start our journey backing to Marrakech trough different areas and different Berber villages ( Alnif , Tazarine , N'kob ) until Ouarzazate were we will use the same road back to Marrakech, we arrive in evening/night

Tour Includ :
- Tour in 4x4 vehicle/minibus with A/C
- Driver/Guide
- Fuel
- Hotel overnight stays (breakfast & dinner included)
- Camel ride
- 1 night in desert camp
Not included :
- Flight
- lunchs
- Drinks