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From Marrakech: Ouzoud Waterfalls Guided Hike and Boat Trip

1. From Marrakech: Ouzoud Waterfalls Guided Hike and Boat Trip

Embark on a full-day tour to the Ouzoud Waterfalls from Marrakech. Learn about Berber culture as you explore the land. Descend winding trails and admire stunning views of the falls on a boat ride. Begin with pickup from your hotel or riad, before departing for one of the most spectacular waterfalls in North Africa, located 93 miles (150 km) north of Marrakech. Upon arrival in the village of Ouzoud, admire views of the cascades that plunge 360 feet (110 meters) into the pool below. Follow your local guide through olive tree groves to an argan oil co-operative and learn about Berber culture.  Continue down a network of trails to a viewpoint where you can buy fresh orange juice. Board a traditional boat for a short ride on the pool at the bottom of the waterfalls. Then, enjoy a Berber lunch at a local restaurant overlooking the falls. After, take 20 minutes of free time to take pictures, admire the views, or explore the souvenir stalls. In the mid-afternoon, climb a series of stairs for your transfer back to Marrakech.

From Fez: Day Tour to the Blue Town of Chefchaouen

2. From Fez: Day Tour to the Blue Town of Chefchaouen

The tour will start with you being picked up at 8.00 AM from your accommodation in Fez. After boarding your private vehicle, you will make your way towards Chefchaouen, located in the Rif Mountains near Tangier. Upon arrival, you can marvel at the incredible blue walls that make this town famous. You will have about 4-hours to explore the picturesque small city streets of the medina. As this is a private tour, you have the luxury to decide how you would like to spend your time and there are many activities to choose from. You can discover the local shops and cafes and see the main square known as Plaza Uta el-Hammam. To experience some culture you may wish to head to the Kasbah Museum, the Grand Mosque or the Ethnographic Museum which contains musical instruments, antique weapons, and photographs of the old town. You can also stop off at the Ras Elma river that runs through the old city.  For lunch, you can choose to enjoy a delicious meal in the square, perched on the roof terrace which offers panoramic views over Chefchaouen. In the late afternoon, you will head back down to Fez, arriving at around 8.00 PM.

Marrakech Quad Bike Experience: Desert and Palmeraie

3. Marrakech Quad Bike Experience: Desert and Palmeraie

Head out of the hustle and bustle of Marrakech in the comfort of an air-conditioned car and into the nearby endless desert. From here, embark on a thrilling tour of Jbilets Desert, known for its attractive lighting, on a quad bike. Slip away as you explore the fascinating history and culture in this unique area with your local guide. Only 30 minutes from the center of Marrakech, experience the real Morocco and get to know the locals. Discover the Jbilets desert area and take in the views of the Atlas Mountains. Visit a little village to stretch your legs, sip hot tea, and enjoy Berber hospitality. At this point, the guides will be happy to show some of the best tracks and spots in the area. On request, this excursion can also be tailored to suit you and your party’s tastes for exploration and adventure. Opt for program explanations, equipment briefing, and training for driving the quads to ensure maximum safety during trips.

Marrakech: Sunset Desert Quad Bike Tour with Dinner

4. Marrakech: Sunset Desert Quad Bike Tour with Dinner

See the Agafay desert up close with a guided quad bike tour, a traditional meal in a Berber Tent, and fresh mint tea around a warm fire. Head out of the city with your fellow-quad bikers, admiring the view of Jamaa Lafna Square and the New City (Gueliz). At the quad station, pick up your helmets and glasses to stay safe while adventuring. Learn from experienced quad bikers how to ride your quad, and get an in-depth briefing on your itinerary for the evening. Before beginning your adventure, spend some time getting the hang of your quad bike in a large field. Ask your friendly instructors any questions about riding technique or your upcoming drive. Once you feel comfortable on your new bike, follow your guides on a journey through the stunning Morrocan dunes. Midway through your ride, take a well-earned rest to admire the gorgeous view of the towering Atlas Mountains in the distance. End your ride back at the quad station, where you can clean off the sand and dust with an innovative wind machine. Snap a photo of the beautiful Agafay desert from the terrasse while your meal is prepared. Next, enter a traditional Berber tent and enjoy an authentic Moroccan meal in a beautiful setting. After eating your fill, relax under the starry night skies with a glass of hot fresh mint tea, warmed by a crackling fire. Finish your tour of the Agafay desert with a return trip through the dunes back to Marrakech.

Marrakech: Ouzoud Waterfalls Day Trip & Optional Boat Ride

5. Marrakech: Ouzoud Waterfalls Day Trip & Optional Boat Ride

Escape the hustle and bustle of Marrakech for a full-day tour to the dramatic Ouzoud Falls, located near the Grand Atlas village of Tanaghmeilt in the province of Azilal. Following a pick-up from your hotel or riad, transfer to the Ouzoud Falls by air-conditioned minibus. Along the way, marvel at the traditional towns and typical Berber villages of the Grand Atlas, and pass through the shade of ancient olive trees as you approach the waterfalls. Upon arrival at Ouzoud, after an approximate 3-hour drive, enjoy about 4 hours at the cascades to soak up nature. Look out for the resident monkeys, and take a swim in the crystal clear waters. Upgrade your tour to include an optional boat ride here. After a relaxing afternoon, depart for the return transfer to Marrakech, with an estimated arrival of 6 PM.

Marrakech: Classic Balloon Flight

6. Marrakech: Classic Balloon Flight

Just one hour away from the legendary Jemaa El Fna Square, your hot-air balloon will fly over the beautiful countryside, letting you see the amazing contrast between Morocco’s urban and rural areas. After an early morning pickup from your hotel in Marrakech, you will drive 45 minutes out of the city to the balloon launch site. Here you will receive a full pre-flight safety briefing and have a chance to watch the launch team prepare the balloon for departure. Once in the air, your journey will cover a distance between 9 and 15 miles (15-25 km), depending on the wind speed, taking you over a local village and the picturesque surrounding areas. The flight will last one hour, and after a gradual descent back to land, you will be taken to the village for mint tea and home-baked bread at a local Berber household. Following tea and bread, you will be taken back to Marrakesh and dropped off at your hotel. See a new side of Morocco on this exciting trip, and see how traveling a few kilometers outside of Marrakesh can take you back in time more than 2,000 years!

Agadir: Quad Bike Experience

7. Agadir: Quad Bike Experience

Experience the thrills of riding a quad through Berber rural areas and pre-Saharan terrain as you explore the countryside surrounding Agadir, and complete this experience with a delicious Berber-style breakfast. Your adventure will begin with hotel pick-up, followed by driving to the south of Agadir to the Berber village to meet your guide. After a brief introduction on the off-road quad biking techniques and a practical advice session, you will be ready to jump on your quad and start your adventure. You will start by driving across the Berber villages and farmlands, as well as driving through argan and fig forests. You may even have a chance to meet nomadic peoples while driving through the sunny sand dunes. On the return drive to your starting point, you will have a stop for a homemade Berber-style breakfast, where you enjoy mint tea with Argan oil and Amlou (Moroccan dip peanut butter), as well as honey with homemade bread. Once you’ve recharged your batteries, you'll continue to point of departure to meet your driver, who will drive you back to your hotel. This half-day activity will ensure you receive the most fun possible on 4 wheels.

Marrakech: Oasiria Water Park Entrance Ticket

8. Marrakech: Oasiria Water Park Entrance Ticket

Skip the ticket line and head straight into Oasiria Water Park. This exhilarating park contains multiple waterslides for all ages, a lazy river and the largest wave pool in Africa. Waves there can reach a jaw-dropping height of 150 meters For the kids there's the Pirate Lagoon as well as numerous smaller slides - all under the watchful eye of a team of lifeguards. Your ticket gives you access to 8 indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a tubing river 600 meters in length and a total of 10 hectares of relaxing gardens, trees, and olive groves. Once you're ready for a snack, head on over to one of the on-site restaurants or cafes.

From Agadir: Day Trip to Marrakech

9. From Agadir: Day Trip to Marrakech

Get picked up from your hotel in Agadir at 7 am and take the highway from Agadir to Marrakech. Arrive in Marrakesh after a 3-hour drive, with some stops for rest and photo opportunities while crossing the High Atlas mountains. Meet your local tour guide and begin your walking tour of the Medina, the Old City of Marrakech. Start by visiting the city's most famous historical monuments including the famous Bahia Palace, the gardens of the Koutoubia Mosque and finally the Jamaa El Fana famous Square. At the end of your tour, enjoy some free time to wander through the streets of the local market, the Souk, haggle with the shop vendors and enjoy some local street food.  Afterward, meet your driver and begin the drive back to your hotel in Agadir. Arrive back at your hotel at around 9 pm.

From Fes: Meknes and Volubilis Day Trip

10. From Fes: Meknes and Volubilis Day Trip

Discover one of Morocco’s four imperial cities and the remains of the former capital of the kingdom of Mauretania on a full-day tour from Fes. Following a pickup from your hotel in Fes, enjoy an easy transfer by air-conditioned vehicle to the Roman ruins of Volubilis. Explore the remains of the 2000 year old complex. Continue to Moulay Idriss to discover one of Morocco's holiest cities. Take a tour of the narrow streets of the compact town where Moulay Idriss I introduced the religion of Islam in 789 AD. Then, transfer to the city of Meknes, founded in the 11th century by the Almoravids as a military settlement. Go into the Medina and see some of the monumental city gates and ornamental decorations of the Spanish-Moorish architecture. Tour the city walls, and stop at the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail, founder of the Alaouite dynasty and sultan when Meknes was the capital city. Visit the Museum of Moroccan Art to see a wide variety of handicrafts. Before the afternoon transfer back to Fes.

Morocco offers tourists many opportunities for sightseeing and cultural exploration. The desert, mountains, and ocean provide lovely scenery and the Islamic culture and famous markets of the country are fascinating to anyone who may come to visit.

A visit to the city of Marrakech will expose the traveler to the famous medinas and souks, in which they can experience many exotic sights, including snake charmers, and traditional musical and acrobatic performances. The perfumed markets will entice any visitor to peruse the spice and food vendors with anticipation. They can also purchase clothing, handmade crafts, and jewelry here.

A cooking class will expose tourists to traditional Moroccan cooking, which has gained prestige worldwide. Participants will learn basic Arabic terms and then head to the market to practice their language skills and buy the important items in Moroccan cuisine, including saffron, mint, olives, and citrus fruits. These goods will be used to make Moroccan foods like tajine and harira, which the tourists will learn how to prepare themselves.

Morocco has many old and historic palaces for exploration. Travelers can see old mosques, markets, and buildings with unique and stunning architecture, including beautiful courtyards. Visitors will learn the history of these structures and will be able to see artistic works gathered from other parts of Morocco and from sub-Saharan Africa. This is an experience not to be missed by art aficionados and architecture fans.

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