Imilchil Wedding Festival

We will take you to a destination that captivates your imagination and touches your soul.

High in the desert territory of the Atlas Mountains in Morocco, lies a village by the name of Imilchil. Here, life is hard and locals are raised with a strong sense of culture and tradition. Not many outsiders come to this desolate Moroccan village, as the road that leads here is long, rough and almost inaccessible. However, each September, residents of the surrounding villages make the journey to Imilchil to celebrate the Imilchil Festival, also known as September Romance

Day By Day Itinerary

Day 1: Casablanca – Marrakech
Day 2: Marrakech City Tour
Day 3: Marrakech – Ouarzazate
Day 4: Ouarzazate – Tinghir – Erfoud – Merzouga
Day 5: Merzouga – Erfoud – Midelt
Day 6: Midelt - Imilchil
Day 7: Imilchil
Day 8: Imilchil – Ifrane – Fes
Day 9: Fes City Tour
Day 10: Fez – Casablanca – Home

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Casablanca – Marrakech
Upon your arrival in Casablanca airport (orientation tour of Casablanca will be offered to everyone in the group who can make it. This will feature the Habbous old Casablanca, the down town colonial area, the Anfa residential area and Corniche resort coast line.) You will start your journey southward to Marrakech. This unique city is located where the desert and mountains meet. Known is the “Pearl of the South,” it was established in the 11th century by the Almoravide Dynasty. Later in the afternoon you will go on an introductory tour of monumental Marrakech featuring ramparts and gates, gardens and Jamaa el Fna square where you will enjoy a mint tea at the roofs of Café Argana overlooking the never ending entertainment of this square, Your day will end with dinner at your hotel.

Day 02: Marrakech

You will devote your morning to the exploration of Marrakech’s many historical sites, including the Saadian Tombs, the Dar Si Said Museum, the Menara Gardens, and the city’s focal point: the 12th century Koutoubia Minaret. After lunch, you will have an opportunity to visit the souks, a plethora of alleyways with multicolored shops, and the Jamaa El Fna Square, where snake charmers, acrobats, and fortune-tellers put on a never-ending show. You will conclude your day with dinner at your hotel.

Day 03: Marrakech – Ouarzazate

Departure to Ouarzazate Through the Tizi-N-Tichka pass (2260m).You will discover a remarkable region characterized by the magnificence, beauty of its landscapes dominated by Berber villages and thier farms.Before arrive Ouarzazate you will, visit the kasbah of Ait Benhadou (the world heritage site) and continue to Ouarzazate” The Hollywood of Africa” where you will visit the Atlas Studios and the Taourirt Kasbah. You will conclude your day with dinner and other accommodations at your stay.

Day 04: Ouarzazate – Tinghir – Erfoud – Merzouga dunes

After breakfast you will continue the road through Dades Valley, set off towards Todra Gorges, lunch in the right place then Carry on the road to Merzouga across Jorf palm Trees and the town of Erfoud where you will visit the workshop production of marble fossils. Arrive at the impressive dunes of Merzouga. from which you depart by 4×4 to Khamelia Where you meet Maalem Zaid and his bands Les Pigeon du Sud; you will enjoy the Gnaoua Music then you will leave to Erg Chabi. You have to choose between staying at Kasbah, or ride the camels to spend the night in the heart of the Sahara. Dinner and overnight under a nomad tent.

Day 05: Merzouga dunes – Erfoud – Midelt

After an early breakfast and the camel trek out of the dunes, you will have a free day to relax at your hotel in Midelt, Diner and Overnight at your hotel.

Day 06: Midelt – Imilchil

Your journey today takes you through the small towns of Errachidia en route to Imilchil. In this village, life is hard and locals are raised with a strong sense of culture and tradition. Not many outsiders come to this desolate Moroccan village, as the road that leads here is long, rough and almost inaccessible Diner and Overnight at your hotel.

Day 07: Imilchil

Day at leisure to enjoy the Imilchil Festival.

Even though the Imilchil Festival is a wedding festival, it is not a wedding venue and no-one gets married during this time. It is a Moroccan event that commemorates the love, the heartache and the tragedy that befell two lovers many years ago. According to legend, the lovers came from two Berber tribes that lived in the Atlas Mountains. As expected, their parents did not approve of the romance and forbade them from getting married. Torn between their families and the thought of a lifetime without each other, Tislet and Isli decided to drown themselves in the lakes nearby. But their story does not end there. They were unable to unite in death, as the mountain that separates the two lakes also separates their spirits, leaving them to yearn for each other in death as they had in life. After this event, families of the different tribes decided that both men and women would be able to choose their own life partner.

Day 08: Imilchil – Ifrane – Fez

Your journey today takes you through the Atlas Mountain en route to Fez. Stop at Lac Aoua for lunch. This area is classic Berber country, the people being semi-nomadic, owning homes but, spending a great deal of time following their flocks. This drive takes approximately 5 hours. You will conclude your day with dinner at your Riad.

Day 09: Fez City Tour

Start the historic discovery by a visit to the Mellah, the King's palace and the Bat'ha museum of Moroccan arts then from a principal gate you will start your walking experience of the Medina, the fascinating walled city with its incredible maze of medieval twisting alleys, blind turns, mosques, shrines, fountains, workshops and every conceivable kind of traditional market. Lunch served in a typical Moroccan restaurant. Continue visiting and shopping in the afternoon, dinner will be at the hotel.

Day 10: Fez - Casablanca

In the morning, you will travel to the Mohamed V Airport for your flight back home.

PACKAGE INCLUDES & EXCLUDES

PACKAGE INCLUDES
• Certified Driver / Guide will meet at the airport and assist you throughout your journey.
• Private deluxe chauffeured vehicle at unlimited usage.
• accommodation at the best hotels and Raids Morocco has to offer.
• Buffet Breakfast and Dinner Daily.
• Sightseeing by English speaking, local guides as per itinerary.
• Entrance fees to the festivals event, monuments and museums, all taxes.
• Hotel taxes & service charges.
PACKAGE EXCLUDES
• Air Fare Travel
• Insurance
• lunches
• Drinks during meals
• Tips

cost & date departure

Gold plan :
Cost per person, based on double occupancy: 7117.00 $
Single supplement: 410.00 $
Silver plan :
Cost per person, based on double occupancy: 1465.00 $
Single supplement : 298.00 $
N.B : Minimum 2 participants
 

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