Celebrate New Year's Eve in the Moroccan desert ✨🐫 Hot air balloon ride, sand boarding down dunes and mountain hikes

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Sam

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Always wanted to celebrate New Year's under the stars in the desert? This is your time! Join me on a tour discovering beautiful Morocco that will take us through the bustling city of Marrakech, the calm Sahara desert and the breathtaking Atlas Mountains. We're going on a real local adventure to start 2023 in the best way! Highlights of this trip: 🌠 Spend NYE in the Sahara desert surrounded by sand dunes and stars, sleep in real nomadic tents 🐫 Ride a camel through the desert 🌁 Take a hot air balloon ride 🏞 Hike through the Atlas Mountains and so much more... Check out the itinerary below to see everything that we'll do. βœ… What's included? - Accommodation: 7 nights in either a Riad or a tent (you might have to share a room, but you'll always have your own bed) - Food: 7x breakfast, 6x lunch and 4x dinner - All activities mentioned in the itinerary - A local guide - Transport to/from destinations/activities ❌ What's not included? - Flights - Airport transfer (can be arranged at an extra cost) - Visa - Travel insurance (unless you're a German or Austrian resident) - Tips for our guide(s) - Other meals and drinks, not mentioned in itinerary ✏️ Please note that you can join the trip by the 30th of November latest. If we haven't reached the minimum capacity of 5 people by then, the trip will be canceled, and you'll receive a full refund. This to ensure that accommodation/activities can be booked in time. Itinerary can be subject to small changes, but all activities will remain the same. Looking forward to meeting you in Marrakesh!
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1

Marrakesh

Day 1-2
We meet at the Riad in Marrakesh at 12pm, drop our luggage & after lunch we meet with our guide that will take us through Marrakesh city for the afternoon. We'll have dinner at the Riad and get to know each other. Meals included: dinner
2

Imlil

Day 2
Our driver will pick us up around 9am to take us towards a hidden Berber village in the High Atlas Mountains. Once we get to Imlil we'll start our hike to enjoy the stunning views. We'll have lunch at a local restaurant/ guest house and continue hiking for 1-2 hours before returning to our Riad in Marrakesh.
3

Marrakesh

Day 2-3
After our Imlil day trip, our driver will drop us off at our Riad in Marrakesh to have dinner, pack our bags for the next morning and sleep. The next morning we'll have to wake up early to start our journey towards the desert. Meals included: breakfast & lunch
4

Zagora

Day 3-4
Our driver picks us up early in the morning and will drive us through the Tichka Pass (the highest road pass in Morocco) offering spectacular panoramic views of the mountains and valleys. Today will be a long car journey (>6 hours), but we can of course stop to take pictures/eat. We'll eat dinner and sleep in Zagora. Meals included: breakfast, lunch & dinner
5

Erg Chigaga

Day 4-5
Today is the last day of 2022, which means we'll head into the desert! Our driver first drives us to M'hamid, the last town before we enter the big wasteland of the Sahara Desert. When entering the Sahara, we'll visit a nomad family that lives in tents in the desert and then continue to our camp. Once settled, we can take camels onto the dunes and watch the sunset from there. In the camp, they'll prepare dinner for us, and we'll have a party night under the stars and sleep in our own tents (or under the stars, as you please). Meals included: breakfast, lunch & dinner
6

Ouarzazate

Day 5-6
The ones who want can wake up early to catch the sunrise over the dunes. We'll have a little time to try sand boarding off of the biggest dunes of the region. Our driver will take us off the track, through the desert, towards a village called Foum-Zguid where we'll get onto the regular road again. We'll have lunch in Tazenakht and continue our drive to Ouarzazate to spend the night. Meals included: breakfast, lunch & dinner
7

AΓ―t Benhaddou

Day 6
After breakfast, we will visit the heritage site of Air Benhaddou Kasbah. You might recognize the sights from some of your favorite movies, such as Gladiator and Indiana Jones. After strolling through the impressive constructions, we'll continue our drive to Marrakesh.
8

Marrakesh

Day 6-8
DAY 6: We'll have lunch with a beautiful view over the Atlas Mountains and get dropped off at our Riad in Marrakesh. After saying goodbye to our driver, we'll have dinner. Meals included: breakfast & lunch DAY 7: Today is our highlight, literally! We'll wake up early to enjoy the beautiful morning from a hot air balloon! Looking down the beautiful landscapes from above will be breathtaking and a perfect way to start our last day together. After our flight, we'll get a typical Berber breakfast served, and we'll receive our own personal flight certificate. The rest of the day we can relax, those who want can follow a cooking class and eat their own creations. In the afternoon we'll relax in a hammam, the perfect place to relax. We'll have dinner out as a group and those who want can enjoy a night out in the city of Marrakesh to end our last night with a bang! Meals included: breakfast & lunch DAY 8: Today is our last day together. Time to say goodbye, enjoy the breakfast at the Riad and then head out to your next adventure. Meals included: breakfast
WHAT’S INCLUDED
Accommodation
Camping & Hotel & Bed & Breakfast & Hostel
8 days trip
Marrakesh, Imlil & 6 more
Transportation
Car
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