This tour tell the story of the journey of Wadi Draa which runs northwest to southeast for nearly 300 Km from the Anti-Atlas mountain to the edge of the Sahara Desert. Here at Draa Valley, the beginning of the story of the almost vanishing Berber’s Kingdom. According to UNESCO an oasis can be consider an image of “Garden of Eden”. This forming one of the largest and richest oasis belts in Sahara and ignite the Trans-Saharan great route trade during the medieval time which gave birth to Siljilmasa (757 AD) the Islamic grand center of trade. Our story will bring us to the opportunity to appreciate the entire formation of “Cultural Landscape” in this territory that forms villages, palm groves and ancients ksars, which is the end result of a composition of high aesthetical beauty and values.
This journey of yours will present a great opportunity for the appreciation of the earthen architecture and construction style of Pre-Saharan period with breath-taking view of Ksars and Kasbah, be it already restore or laying in ruin. These sample communities represent one part of Moroccan culture which has become vulnerable as a result of irreversible socio-economic and cultural change. Unesco World Heritage listed Kasbah Ait Haddou as an “eminent example of a ksar in Southern Morocco” and the beautifully restored early 17th century Taourirt Kasbah that is owned by the ruling family of Glaoui, a richly decorated with painted ceilings, craved plasterwork on the interior, while wrought iron windows and Berber designs adorned the exterior.
As we continue, we celebrate the “living heritage” of composition of practises that are result of slow, patient adaptation to the hostility of the environment and the scarcity of its resources which is a unique characteristic heritage and society rich in Berber’s culture through our carefully curated visit to villages, souk and traditional craftsmen dens.
This tour also bring us to visit fossil mountain and have a moment of contemplation of conditions of earth back to the Cretaceous Period. The latest report by palaeontologist Nizar Ibrahim from the University of Detroit Mercy, studying the “Kem Kem Bed” the long acknowledge fossil deposit site in Morocco, “there is over-abundance of large-bodies dinosaurian predators present and, it sure look like the most dangerous place to live, 150 million years ago”.
The name of Sahara Desert always conjure the mind to mysterious ambience, the curiosity of it emergence, the strength of habitat that grow it and the life of it people as projected by Orientalist tales of the past. But the truth is once it attracted the fierce Tuareg, the West African tribe, who pile the Sahara route and known as the “Blue People” of the desert because of their indigo-dye robe. In an interview by National Geographic, “No Taureg become a man without taking this journey once in their life.” Our tour is design to immerse the audience into the sphere of this mystifying beauty that has the history dated 7 million years ago. The program include the unforgettable sunrise camel ride into the horizon, a night to dream away in the Berber’s camp, surrounded by golden sand dunes of the Sahara and hypnotized by the repetitive sound of the drums and song of the nomad while dine in the traditional cuisine accompany by the sparkling stars in the sky.
The tour also introduce you to the admiration of Islamic design from building to everyday objects and, observed how Islam development into the Amazigh culture. Our program include visit to Sijilmasa, founded in 757 by the Kharjite the follower by Ali, Phophet Muhammad son-in-law, who escape prosecution by Abbasid caliphate of Baghdad, arrived to western Atlas mountains in 720. With the defeat of the “Berber’s Revolt” against the Kharijite, Siljilmasa started to prosper from the West African gold, salt and salves trade. It was destroy by the Ait Atta tribes in 1818. From here we trace the beginning of Islamic school, the Maliki teaching to the other religious movement like the Sufi Brotherhood with a visit to Zaouia Naciria at Tamegroute, which started in the 17th century by a scholar and teacher Sidi Mohammed Bin Nasir. Today the library housed many rare manuscript and references works in many discipline beside religion. One can find astronomy, mathematics, Sufism, literature, history and poetry too. The oldest manuscript is “Almouataa” by Imam Malik which he wrote in 1063.
Our adventure continue to excite us with up-closed visit to artisan of Morocco’s folk art and craft with the characteristic of handmade items, using traditional machines and tools, thus making each object unique and truly authentic. Moroccan Jews believe that they laid the foundation to the art and crafts in Morocco, way before the birth of Islam in the 8th century. Most famous is the silversmith jewellery, green pottery of Tamegroute, hand knotted carpet, embroidery on rich fabric, beading, lantern and lamps or simply fascinated at the laborious method of fossil polishing.
This tour provide you with the complete beauty of Moroccan landscape. From the soft fine sand of the Sahara Desert to tranquillity of Wadi Oasis together with magnificent stunner of Dades Boulme and Troda Gorge. Rich tapestry of history from Paleozoic period of massive marine life to medieval era right up the influence of Islamic golden ages in Baghdad and the gorgeous Amazigh tradition, promised unforgettable memories with load of insight into this wonderful Morocco experience.
✅ Daily Transportation on Modern Air-conditioned Vehicle
✅ 4 Nights Accommodation – Twin/Double Room Sharing
✅ Daily Hotel Breakfast
✅ Daily Hotel Dinner (Only 4 star)
✅ English Speaking Tour Guide
✅ Tour as stated in itinerary
❌ International Flight Ticket
❌ Entrance Ticket
❌ Gratuities to Driver & Tour Guide (€4/day/pax)
❌ Travel Insurance
❌ Visa if Applicable
❌ Pre & Post Accommodation
❌ Airport - Hotel Transfer Service
❌ Any Upgrade or Optional
|City||Attactions||Price Per Pax|
|Essaouira||Skala Fortress||€ 1|
|Number of pax||2||4||6||8||Single Supplement|
|Tour Price Per Pax||€ 2099||€ 1799||€ 1715||€ 1659||€ 680|
✅ Private vehicle during excursion with English-speaking driver guide
✅ 7 nights’ accommodation on twin sharing basis
✅ 1 night Sahara Desert luxury camp with private bathroom
✅ Hotel breakfast, local lunch & hotel dinner as per itinerary
Hotel breakfast and dinner are usually buffet. Hotel dinner do not include water or any other drinks. Traditional accommodation will be ala carte traditional Moroccan food. Local lunch is normally set meal with soup/salad + main dish + water/mint tea.
✅ Camel ride
✅ 1 small mineral water/person/day
✅ Local taxes
❌ Entrance ticket
❌ All tipping
❌ Personal expenses
❌ Single supplement
❌ Travel Insurance
❌ Visa (If applicable)
❌ Sightseeing, programs and activities outside the itinerary.
❌ Different transfer location (pick up & return)