Southern Morocco

  • Dune Bashing in Morocco Desert
An amazing trip that will take you to the real; typical and remote Morocco with it’s Berber villages; Kasbahs; Palm grooves and a camel ride in the golden colour dunes of Chagaga without forgetting the relaxed town of Essaouira.

Itinerary

Day 1: the drive today will take us out of the city of Marrakech crossing the Atlas Mountains in one of the highest passes of Morocco Tichka “2260m” with a few picture stops on the way before getting to Telouat where we stop to visit the famous Glaoui Kasbah which played a major role on the Moroccan history. After Telouat we carry on driving till we reach the village of Ait Ben Haddou where we check in to our hotel first before heading for the tour of the site which remains one of the finest examples of the clay architecture of Morocco as well as the famous movie setting such as Gladiator; Lawrence of Arabia and Game of thrones.
Day 2:  the journey starts by leaving to village of Ait Ben Hadddou and drive to Ouarzazate where the major cinema studios are located “tour of the studios is optional” then drive out south west to Draa valley which is know a big mass production of dates in Morocco. The scenery deserve a few picture stops to enjoy the views before getting to Zagora which is our destinations for tonight. Enjoying a swim is definitely and option to freshen up before exploring to oasis of Zagora by feet in 2h walk.
Day 3: after Zagora our next stop will be Tamagrout which hold the oldest library in the south of Morocco with over 4000 books and volumes collected from different countries. After the visit we drive till the end of the tarmac road where we take a 4/4 vehicles to get us very deep in the Sahara where will have a camel ride amongst the golden colour dunes of Chegaga and stay for a night in a Bedouin camp under the stars.
Day 4:   a long day is waiting for us today which will start with an early wake up to see the sunrise before heading out of the Sahara 3h approximately before we get back to the road and continue our journey towards Taznakht which is known to be the genuine place where the Berber Carpets comes from; a short visit for one of those cooperatives is worthwhile. After lunch the drive goes on trough the Argan trees forest where most of the time we get lucky to see the goats climbing the trees. Our accommodation for tonight will be in a 17c palace that has been converted to hotel.
Day 5: after breakfast in our hotel our next stop will be Taroudant an old city often called the grandmother of Marrakech for a brief visit before getting to Agadir the big and the modern city touching the Atlantic where we stop in a supermarket to get some snacks before finishing our drive to Essaouira often called Mogador. A stop to visit the women cooperative for making Argan oil is recommended before our destination. Our stay for the next couple of night will be in a Riad.
Day 6: this morning will be conserved for a tour of the town of Essaouirato explore the major attractions of the city such as the Jewish quarter; the Skala; the port and the grain and fish Market. The afternoon will free for you to do whatever you wish but a Hamam and massage is highly recommended to distress you and take the tiredness of your body after all the traveling distances you had.
Day 7: an early start driving towards Marrakech 3h approximately.after check in into our hotel we are going for the city tour of Marrakech which include the MajorelleGardens;the Bahia Palace and Dar si said meusum. The rest of the day is yours to explore more this city before meeting in the square at night for a street food meal to finish our adventure with.


Included
  • Professional English speaking guide
  • Transport & professional drivers
  • Accommodation: hotel/riad based on sharing rooms extra for single supplement
  • Meals: to be decided on each trip
  • Entrance Fees to sites
  • Transfer from & to airport

Not Included
  • Travel insurance
  • Drinks and non included Meals
  • Personal items
  • Tips
  • Single room supplement

Note: our groups stays in 3* hotels & riads but upgrading your accommodations remains an option you can choose.