"Tea in the Sahara"
WELCOME TO MOROCCO TR AVEL E X P LO R AT I ON 2 - DAY T EA I N T HE S A H A RA & BE R BER VILLAGE TOUR Ouarzazate - Draa Valley - Zagora- N’kob Travel Exploration is an Morocco provides unique Moroccan partnership: You will agency and transport company that itineraries that offer an journey on the Two Day Draa Valley offers tours to Morocco for the unparalleled diversity of travel and Tour & Discover The Dunes of Tinfo in independent traveler, groups and terraine through a people that are Zagora, the Tamagroute Potters families. We specialize in tailor- naturally hospitable, warm and Coopertive, an ancient Berber Village, made Tours to Morocco with a friendly. When planning a tour to Ait Ouzzine- and the hidden jewels of distinctly authentic Moroccan Morocco, you can count on Travel the culture in Southern Morocco. ﬂavor. Travel Exploration Exploration's beneﬁts of an Anglo- MARHABA- WELCOME RIAD ZAGORA TEA IN THE SAHARA TAMAGROUTE POTTERY 2 - Day Tour Itinerary the Koranic library and the DAY 1: OUARZAZATE – Spiritual Zaouia site. ZAGORA ▶Next, visit the old Kasbah Ait EX P LORE ▶After breakfast at Le Tourmaline Lkaid in the village of Hotel just outside Ouarzazate take Tamegroute. At the end of the the road on a a two-day journey to main road you will ﬁnd the famous the Zagora region. road sign to Timbuktu that reads “52 jours” – 52 hours by ▶Zagora is a Saharan desert camel. town in the southern Drâa Valley. Zagora is favored by ▶Afterwards, we will go directly to travelers for its desert dunes, your Riad or the biouvac where palms, 45 varieties of dates and you spend the night so you can 52 DAYS TO TO MBOCTOU its Hollywood sunset unpack and then dine by the stars mountain backdrops. Take the near the dunes or a Desert Oasis. road by pise (windy road) to discover the land where caravans once transported sugar, tea, dates and other dry goods to Ouarzazate. DAY 2: ZAGORA - N’KOB - ▶ Arrive in Zagora in mid OUARZAZATE afternoon, check into your Riad or drop your belongings off at your ▶Rise early, have breakfast and then Berber biouvac. enjoy a camel excursion across S LE E P IN BI OUVAC TEN T the Dunes of Tinfo. ▶Enjoy lunch at a local kasbah hotel ▶After your camel excursion across restaurant in the town of Zagora. the Dunes we will take the 4x4 Land The Dunes of Tinfo (as well as cruisers by pise to the ancient village many other sand dunes in Morocco) of Ait Ouzzine, just 5 kilometers are famous for their healing outside N’kob village. qualities for rheumatoid arthritis. Ask your guide to bury ▶Aït Ouzzine is a Berber you in the sand from head to toe forvillage inhabited by over 300 this a 20 minute spa-like families who live in beautifully ZAOU IA SPI RI TUAL experience. walk the palmery painted crenulated kasbahs, with and hamlet set amid lemon, their own henna ﬁelds, water wells, almond and olive trees, and livestock and gardens. This peaceful gardens of the village of village is tucked away along an Amazrou. impressive desert route connecting the Draa Valley (Tansikht) and ▶Visit Zagora’s unique, beautifully Rissani. glazed forest green pottery at the local cooperative in the desert town of Tamagroute and pass by TAMAG ROU T E POTTER S 2 Day Tour Itinerary ▶Meet a local Berber family, ▶After lunch, you can have your partake in a cooking lesson of how hands and feet painted with to make traditional bread and a tajine. henna or your hair adorned with saffron by a local village artist and D I SCOVE R relax. ▶Then explore and tour the village ▶End the afternoon in Ait Ouzzine by foot. Walk in the green ﬁelds and with mint tea and almonds. see how the traditional Berbers live with their gardens of herbs, live ▶Then take the road through the stock, and henna plants. Draa Valley- pass Skoura, the village known for 1000 kasbahs, and ▶Lunch will be served to you in return to Hotel Tourmaline. Aït Ouzzine by a traditional DIN E IN AI T OU ZZIN E Berber family. The menu will include a traditional meal of fresh baked bread with spices and a chicken and vegetable tajine and fresh local fruits for desert. DISCOVER THE BEST OF MOROCCO- WITH TRAVEL EXPLORATION VIL LAG E ARC H IT ECTUR E BE RB E R BRE ADM AK ING HENNA HANDS Travel Exploration Payment & Tour Details Clients within the US: Payment is the medina down a small alley for your PRICE PAID TO TRAVEL accepted by Visa, MasterCard, American ﬁrst time, opening an immense 18th Express, personal check or wire century cedar door to ﬁnd a lush oasis EXPLORATION: transfer. Payment within 15 days of of calm surrounding your garden and The land price for the 2 days/1 departure must be by Visa, the beautiful Moroccan architecture of Night Private Tour. MasterCard, American Express, wire your home. In a riad, one can feel the transfer or certiﬁed bank check in US heartbeat of a country. INCLUDED IN LAND funds. The Travel Exploration PACKAGE: Driving times: Experience: 2 days/ 1 Night Please note that all driving times are for The sights we list in your itinerary are Accommodation in the Sahara the driving times only.You must add any the “highlights” of a certain city or Desert. time for breaks along the road or for region. The order in which they appear unanticipated delays. is not necessarily the order in which you will visit them. Due to weather or -Breakfast, and dinner in the biouvac / Insurance: other factors beyond our control, your or Saharian Riad and lunch in the We strongly recommend that all clients guide might suggest minor changes Berber village, Henna Tattos. Taxes and purchase acomprehensive travel based on his or her judgment as to all services charges included. package, including trip cancellation what makes the most sense for you. A protection and emergency medical city or a region is a whole experience. evacuation. “Monuments” or “museums” are often -One expert Travel Exploration- best understood as an introduction or qualiﬁed driver and One Toyota 4x4 Navigating the World of Riads: starting point. By no means should you Landcruiser. -Air-conditioned/ Heated Living a few days in a palace or mansion feel obligated to visit all of the sights in the heart of a medina is an listed if you feel your time is better Landcruiser with driver and fuel. experience that will stay with you for spent doing other things. Likewise, do the rest of your life. A great number of not feel constrained to visit only those - The services of our New York/ riads have opened in recent years. sights listed. This is your vacation; Morocco ofﬁce and 24/7 emergency There are many with which we will not private travel with your own guide gives work; we select the very best so that you countless opportunities otherwise contact. The enthusiasm, expertise & our clients might have a truly not available to you. We encourage care of the leading travel specialists to exceptional experience. Each room is you, with the help of your guide, to be Morocco. different; your room will not be spontaneous, to follow your interests identical to that of other guests. and to explore Morocco to your Not included: Because rooms surround a courtyard, heart’s content. quite often they are very shallow in Airfare not included. Travel Exploration requires a formal depth and they are quite often dark. Gratuities. reservation and a 100% non refundable There are no elevators and stairs can deposit prior to travel. Gratuity is Museum Entrances be steep. Let us know if you would appreciated but not required. Meals (Not included except where prefer a room on the ground ﬂoor. The word “suite” is often used with creative noted.)Services on days or evenings at license in Morocco. Suites often leisure. indicate a room that is more spacious than a standard room, usually with small THE ABOVE ITINERARY IS ONLY A living area, more along the lines of a PROPOSAL. ALL ARRANGEMENTS ARE junior suite. Management and service are more casual and laid-back than a SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY.YOUR ﬁve-star resort. Your hosts will RESERVATIONS ARE PLACED AND hopefully embody the ﬁnest of ARRANGEMENTS CONFIRMED ONLY Moroccan hospitality, but may not speak UPON RECEIPT OF A NON- great English. Room service may not be available. The full Moroccan REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT AND THE experience a riad offers may exclude a RETURN OF YOUR FULLY COMPLETED TV and telephone in your room. RESERVATION APPLICATION FORM Breakfasts may be continental.Yet the rewards are immense.You will never (ONE COPY PER PERSON) forget walking through the chaos of TRAVE L ING I N M O R O CCO W H AT TO B R IN G In preparation for your Moroccan adventure, the ▶ Skin Lotion (especially for Eczema) following is a list of things to consider packing that will ▶ Salt tablets make your trip as smooth and comfortable as possible. ▶ Sunscreen (SPF 30 ▶ Motion sickness medicine Pre-departure Essentials ▶ Cold medicine: Decongestant, antihistamine, cough ▶ Personal Identiﬁcation (drivers license) syrup ▶ Passport and visa if required ▶ Aspirin, Tylenol or other Pain relievers ▶ Airline Tickets ▶ Skin Lotion (especially for Eczema)-Sunglasses (or ▶ Traveler’s Checks prescription glasses/ contact lenses, and solution)- ▶ Credit Cards Hydrocortisone cream ▶ Travel Insurance ▶ Health Documentation Toiletries ▶ Emergency Information ▶ Feminine hygiene products (tampons, etc.) ▶ Guide books & maps ▶ Hairbrush ▶ Photocopies of Documentation: (passport and tickets). ▶ Shampoo, Conditioner You can also scan these, upload them to the internet and ▶ Soap email them to yourself. Internet access is widely available ▶ Shaving Cream, razor in all major cities and most small ones in Morocco). ▶ Toilet paper/ Mini-Tissues (12 pack) ▶ Tooth brush, tooth paste Medicines While no shots are required to enter Morocco, it is Travel Clothing recommended that you come prepared with a personal medical ▶ Conservative clothing is worn throughout Morocco kit, as you do not to spend time looking for a pharmacy and risk that they do not carry what you need. Morocco does have (clothes should not be tight or too revealing) French pharmaceutical shops widely available throughout the ▶ Bathing suit (for beach resorts, hotel) country in all major cities and many villages therefore if basic ▶ Brimmed Hat,Visor, Hat, headscarf things such as cold medicine, Imodium, allergy creams or over ▶ Long skirts, dresses or pants (for women) the counter medicine is needed you can visit one of them. ▶ For summer: light weigh clohting Depending on your health condition, you may want to consult with your doctor before your trip. The climate in Morocco is ▶ Windbreaker or warm sweater for cooler months and diverse and different from what travelers are used to, so come desert cool air. prepared with the following: ▶ Travel Footwear: broken in sneakers or hiking shoes, ▶Antibiotic for traveler’s diarrhoea sandals, socks. ▶Antibiotic cream & disinfectant for scrapes and cuts ▶Band-Aids Electronics ▶Disposable antibacterial wipes or cleanser ▶ Camera & Film (Kodak and Fuji is easy to ﬁnd in ▶Pepto-Bismol or Imodium for traveller’s diarrhoea. Morocco but expensive) ▶Insect repellent with DEET 30% ▶ Video Camera & Tapes ▶Iodine purifying tablets ▶ Extra Camera Batteries ▶Re-hydration tablets ▶ International Electrical plug adapter and or converter ▶Aspirin, Tylenol or other Pain relievers ▶Travel Alarm ▶Flashlight / extra bulbs