A special experience of traveling, ‘Desert Train’
The tour resume
Train du desert
A trip like no another! Discover the diversity and contrasts of Morocco by train, by bus, on foot. Visit the most beautiful cities in Morocco, parts of the Southern and Eastern mysticism ...
You will know Casablanca, the most modern city in Morocco, Rabat, the capital of the Kingdom and Fez, the spiritual and cultural center. Can you live the adventure aboard the TRAIN DU DESERT and discover arid regions of eastern Morocco, named the Eastern and South with its great big dunes and palm groves. Our journey ends in the most magical imperial city, Marrakech.
An extraordinary journey to unforgettable sensations and sensational scenery awaits you!
Nextes dates :
- 09.10.2015 - 14.10.2015
Photo Album: ‘ Oriental Desert Express ’
The tour program
Day 1: Arrival in Casablanca - Rabat
Arrival at Casablanca airport and welcome by our representative. Departure by bus to Rabat via Casablanca's city center with a stop at the mosque Hassan II.Installation, dinner and overnight at the 4 **** hotel in Rabat (benefits based on Half Board)
Day 2: Rabat - Fez
After breakfast visit to the capital of the kingdom. Lunch in a restaurant with fish specialties at the seaside Transfer Station and 3 hours of travel in the regular train to Fez. Arrival at Fez aware of the afternoon. Dinner and overnight at the 4 **** hotel. (benefits based on Half Board)
Day 3: Fez
The morning is reserved for the visit of the medina of Fez, the spiritual and cultural capital of Morocco, with a local guide. Lunch and free afternoon. Dinner and overnight at the 4 ****hotel. (benefits based on Half Board)
Day 4: Fez - Oujda
Train Travel in first class, crossing beautiful landscapes. After 5 hours of journey you arrive at Oujda, the largest city in eastern Morocco and the capital of the Oriental. Lunch is served as a picnic on the train. Dinner and overnight at the hotel. 3 *** hotel (benefits based on Half Board)
Day 5: Oujda - Bouarfa
An extraordinary experience in TRAIN DU DESERT
Today you will enjoy a unique experience, a day on the train in the desert with several stops and plenty of time to take pictures. Lunch is served on board. The train crosses the vast steppes of eastern, unusual landscapes await you.
Slowly the sun sets on the horizon ...
You have the choice between these two programs:
A) Feeling the desert, listening to the silence! Spend a night camping on the full moon in a starry sky.
Suddenly, we must get off the train, get trekking shoes and departure is given for a walk at night in the moonlight. After an hour of walking, sudden appear tents, musicians, a campfire and a lamb roasting on the grill, then the fun begins. Who want to enjoy more the romantic night in the great desert, escapes and is charmed by the moonlight.
Night in a comfortable bivouac tent.
After breakfast, we join Bouarfa along the path agreed with Suprateam Travel.
What to bring: Good walking shoes, flashlight
Program possible only during "Full Moon" 15/04/2014 & 10/08/2014
B) Accommodation in hotel Bouarfa (*)
You reach to the end of the day the small town of Bouarfa, with many new impressions in your luggage. Bus transfer in single small local 3 ***hotel . Dinner and overnight.
OBS! The train stopped on a schedule. However, for reasons of silting of railways, which must be cleaned before the passage of the train, the journey can last a little longer than expected. It takes 10 to 12 hours with.
Day 6: Bouarfa - Erfoud
After breakfast, departure by bus to Errachidia housing the foothills of the High Atlas. Then estimated the beautiful Ziz Valley with its lush palm groves, to Erfoud Tafilalet. Installation at the hotel before heading out to Merzouga for the discovery of large dunes of Erg Chebbi. Lunch en route in the form of a picnic. 4 **** (benefits based on Half Board)
Day 7: Erfoud - Tinghir
Peaceful to join Tinghir day. Departure by bus to Tinejdad and visit the "Oasis Museum", located in an old Ksar rehabilitated. Towards the end of the morning, arriving in Tinerhir and transfer to hotel. After lunch at Hotel Kasbah Tombouctou, visit the largest oasis in Morocco with its vast palm groves. Later excursion to the famous Gorges du Todra. 4 **** (benefits based on Half Board)
Day 8: Tinghir - Marrakech
After breakfast you leave Tinghir towards Ouarzazate. Visit Ait Benhaddou, one of the most impressive ksars southern Morocco and World Heritage of Unesco, which were shot several films, including "The Gladiator" and "Jesus of Nazareth." Magnificent views of the valleys and mountains await you across the High Atlas by the Tichka (2260 m). Optional lunch en route. Arriving late in the day in Marrakech. Installation at the 4 **** hotel, dinner and overnight. (benefits based on Half Board)
Day 9: Marrakech
The morning is devoted to visiting the "Pearl of the South" with a local guide: The Saadian tombs, the Bahia Palace, the Medersa (Koranic school) Ben Youssef, Koutoubia (external) and the Menara Gardens . Lunch and free afternoon. Farewell dinner in an ancient palace in the Medina. 4 **** (benefits breakfast)
Day 10: Marrakech-Casablanca - Switzerland
Transfer to the airport and return flight recording.
On request we can gladly arrange a stay extension.
Rates in Euros and CHF per person:
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Price per person in a double room: on request
Supplement "" "" "" "" Full moon "" "" "" "" overnight camping: on request
The price elements
Included in the price:
- Transfer by a/c bus
- By train 1st classe from :Rabatr- Fes; Fès-Oujda
- Accommodation in a double room on half board mentioned in the program. (Hotel Categories according to local standards).
- Lunches as specified in the program (see below)
- Pick-nick between Fez-Oujda and Bouarfa Erfoud.
- Farewell dinner at a Moroccan restaurant in Marrakech
- 1 bottle of water per person per day
- German speaking guide during the trip
- Tour of Rabat, Fez and Marrakech with a local guide
- Monuments entrance except the visit of the Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca.
- Tips at the hotels, for waiters and porters
Are not included :
- lunch, except as noted
- All drinks except water
- Gratuities for guides the driver and his assistant
- Personal expenses
The important information :
TRAIN DU DESERT is composed of :
- Diesel locomotive
- A wagon baggage / kitchen
- An air-conditioned car 1st class "travelers" with a central corridor.
- Wagon "regular class" with a central hallway and the ability to open windows.
- Wagon "Photo"
Lunches included :
- Lunch in a restaurant "Fish" in the sea in Rabat
- Packed lunch between Fez - Oujda.
- Lunch on the train to Oujda Bouarfa
- Packed lunch as a picnic on the road Bouarfa Erfoud.
- Lunch at Hotel Kasbah Tombouctou Tinghir the 7th day.
- Farewell dinner in a Moroccan restaurant in the Medina of Marrakech on the 9th day.
The drink during meals :
- Every day a bottle of mineral water per person flat. All other drinks are priced.