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Marrocos

SAHARA DESERT ACCESSIBLE

Its location at the intersection of Europe and Africa make Morocco a real crossroads bordered by the waters of the Mediterranean and open to the vast stretches of the Atlantic Ocean.

Here where influences converge, you will find vestiges of the great Mediterranean civilizations, such as the Roman ruins at Volubilis in the north and architectural works attesting to the old French presence in Rabat. Your curiosity will be piqued by the treasures of Muslim civilizations scattered throughout the rest of the country, including the Kasbah of the Udayas, the green expanses of the Menara gardens and many other examples of the myriad dynasties that succeeded one another.

The landscapes themselves are magnificent. Morocco features both sea and mountain and is home to the full range of Mediterranean climates, which surrender to the sands of the Sahara. The country serves up marvelous vistas that you will enjoy soaking in and discovering for yourself. With its mix of diverse, captivating panoramas and a rich kaleidoscope of culture, Morocco is an unbeatable destination. 

Morocco is a firmly future-focused country that has succeeded in preserving its traditions and promoting its cultural heritage by harnessing them to drive development. The city of Marrakesh is a perfect example: the Medina district and its souks have an unmatched old-fashioned charm, while Guéliz and Hivernage are decked out with the most modern infrastructure and facilities. Far from being in conflict, modernity and tradition together are what makes Morocco strong.

Morocco is striving to avoid the pitfalls of modern life, especially when it comes to the environment, by favoring tourism practices that are respectful of the Earth and local communities.

Morocco has been around for thousands of years and has inherited centuries of tradition. And yet this kingdom is not the least bit frozen in time. It has a vibrant culture that is expressed each day in the little details that make up daily routines and habits, as well as in celebrations and rituals. Spend some time here and soak up Morocco's irresistible lifestyle.

The best approach is to walk through her cities and villages and experience the narrow alleys of ancient neighborhoods. This brings you close to the people: talk to them! They are certain to invite you to have a cup of Moroccan tea, a time-honored ritual of hospitality and ceremony.

You should also experience day-to-day life. Morocco and its inhabitants espouse an enviable Mediterranean lifestyle that has been recognized by UNESCO. This lifestyle comprises practices, foods and symbols that bring pleasure to every day and are sure to captivate you as well.

This is but a glimpse of the myriad cultures that still thrive in Morocco. Work your way across the country and get to know these treasures of Morocco's intangible cultural heritage. 

Program

Day 1 – Marrakech – Boumalne Dades

Departure from the hotel in Marrakesh to the Sahara Desert. We will cross the High Atlas mountains along the 1000 kasbah path. Arrival at Boumalne Dades. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay.

Day 2 - Boumalne Dades - Todra George - Sahara Desert.

After breakfast, we continue our tour through the picturesque Todra River valley, passing the imposing Todra Gorge on the way.

In the afternoon, we will continue through the arid land of the Sahara desert in a 4x4 vehicle. If you wish, watch the sunset while riding a camel across the dunes of the Sahara desert. We will spend the night in Berber tents in the desert. Overnight stay.

Day 3 – Sahara Desert

Today we are going to spend the night in a Riad near the desert. The Riad is a small building with very few rooms (5 or 6) that maintain their structure of old Arab-style houses, with delicate architecture and a central courtyard where the water is always present with cisterns, fountains, or canals. In this Riad, you will have the magnificent experience of being able to enjoy the swimming pool looking at the dunes of the Sahara desert. Optional, take a tour  to Rissani to explore the camel market and learn a little more about life in the Sahara desert. Overnight stay.

Day 4 – Sahara Desert - Ourzazate

After a traditional breakfast, we will leave for Ouarzazate. Enjoying the steep rock formations and the unique arid landscape until you reach Ouarzazate. Ouarzazate is home to an active film studio that has filmed several famous films, including Gladiator and Lawrence of Arabia. Optional in the afternoon, take a tour of the studio. Overnight stay.

Day 5 –  Ouarzazate - Marrakech

After breakfast we leave to Marrakech. Along the way, we will stop at Ait Ben Haddou, the famous ksar (fortified city) backdrop of several famous films. On site, you can rent a mountain chair to explore Ksar in style. Then, we cross the High Atlas mountains and along the 1,000 kasbah road to Marrakech. Check in.

FAQ

When is the best time to visit Morrocco?

Generally, Morocco’s climate is moderate, benefiting from the cool breezes off the Atlantic and Mediterranean. As you move inland, there are more extremes in the temperature.  Winters are colder and summers offer a much warmer experience with temperatures often exceeding 95°F (35°C).  Mountain regions will often drop below freezing in the winter and offer a great opportunity to see snow capped mountains for much of the year.

Therefore, the best time to visit Morocco are the months of March, April, May, September, October and November, with the months of April and October being the high season.

How is accessibility during the trip?

When traveling to Morocco, there are several things to keep in mind. While not everything you find meets all standards, we focus on three main areas to provide an exciting experience: accommodation, transportation, and assistance.

How many days is it advisable to visit Morocco?

We have several programs that enable different experiences, from 14-day programs to 5-day programs in the Sahara desert.

Another question?

Talk to us and we will be happy to set up your next trip to discover this magnificent country safely and with comfort.

What is Included

  • Accessible Accommodations
  •  Accessible Transportation (Mercedes Vito or similar with a side Roll-a-Ramp*)
  •  Half Board (Dinners and Breakfasts)
  •  Professional, English Speaking Driver and Local Guides
  •  Entrance Fees to Historical Sites
  •  Portage Tips for Bags
  •  All Taxes Included
  •  Private Tour Experience
  •  24/7 Support During trip.

What is not included

  • Drinks and food not mentioned.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Optional tours.
  • Tips.
  • Any item not described as included.
  • Airplane Ticket.
  • Tips.

Items to go with

  • Solar filter for face and lips.
  • Comfortable and warm clothes.
  • Hat and sunglasses.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Raincoat.

Important Info

The camel is adapted for people with quadriplegia, paraplegia or for those who have balance disorders.

To be able to stay in the Sahara desert, you need to transfer to a 4x4 vehicle.

Berber tents in the Sahara desert have concrete floors, ramps in the shower and bathroom areas.

Berber tents in the Sahara desert are equipped with a 3-in-1 bath chair.

The Riad is almost entirely flat, with few barriers. There is a small and quite steep ramp to access the pool area, but it is usually accessible with help.

Atlas Film Studios is partially accessible. The path is flat, but has no paved terrain, so the path is a little difficult. Some of the exhibitions are not wheelchair accessible, but the vast majority can be enjoyed.

Ait Ben Haddou is not accessible for wheelchair users. To enjoy the tour, we recommend renting the Juliette mountain chair (which includes 2 assistants) for this tour. This 1.5 to 2 hour experience will allow you to really get to know the famous Ait Ben Haddou.

Marrakech is an excellent city for those visiting in a wheelchair. With very flat paths and few steps.

The program can be adapted for users of motorized wheelchairs.

Along the way, there are regular rest stops with accessible restrooms.

On the way to the desert, the accessible rest stops are further apart, approximately 3 hours between stops.

Vaccines: It is highly recommended to have the yellow fever vaccine at least 10 days before the date of travel. Although Morocco is a country at risk of contamination by yellow fever, it is not mandatory to present the vaccination certificate.


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