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Welcome to Morocco!
On your arrival at Marrakech Menara Airport, we welcome you and transfer you to a comfortable hotel. Or if you’re already in Morocco, we meet you at the hotel.
The rest of the day is free to discover the impressive ‘red city’ Marrakech on your own.
After a good night’s sleep, we leave Marrakech and drive with our own mini-bus to Imlil village (approximately 2 hours drive).
From there on we walk for about 1 hour to the village Aroumd. Your luggage will be packed on mules that will accompany us during the walk. The muleteers will take care of them. If the walking is too much, you can ride on a mule yourself.
You spend the night in a gite (rural Moroccan home), with great views of the overwhelming Mount Toubkal.
Today after breakfast, we will drive to Ait Benhaddou.
In the old days, the fortified kasbah Ait Benhaddou was a trading place on the Sahara routes. Nowadays it’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site and location for movies like The Gladiator and the series Game of Thrones.
We will roam through its small streets and experience a glimpse of history. We will stay in a hotel nearby.
Today our journey continues with the ride to Zagora today.
This brings us in the direction of the Sahara Desert; We have a 5-hour drive today. Because we have the comfort of our own mini-bus, we can stop wherever we want. For example, to admire the view and take pictures or to stretch our legs, drink some Moroccan tea and check the souvenirs that are being sold along the road.
We also stop at the film location of Ouarzazate along the way. It’s fascinating to see all the film sets and stroll from ancient Egypt to the narrow streets of Jerusalem.
Afterward, we continue our journey through the Draa Valley to Zagora, and take a stroll through the palm groves, explore the kasbahs and wander around the surrounding countryside. We stay in a hotel in Zagora.
Today we continue the trip and make a stop at Tamegroute.
Tamegroute is known for its famous green pottery. Here we visit an old library and the underground Kasbah. We continue the drive till the end of the road at the frontier town of M’Hamid (about a 1-hour drive). From here, you can take a short camel ride through the dunes, where you’ll jump into 4WD vehicles.
We reach the Erg Chigaga dunes in the late afternoon. Tonight, we spend the night in a fairly basic camp (bedding, mattresses, and toilet facilities). During the winter months of November to March, it can get very cold at night, so it’s a good idea to bring base layers and a warm sleeping bag.
Over here you can indulge in some star-gazing in the desert night until you fall asleep.
We’ll start early this morning to witness the breathtaking sunrise in the Sahara Desert.
Next, we’ll take a 6-hour drive to Taroudannt. Taroudant is also known as ‘little Marrakech’ and with good reason! It has the same charm and atmosphere as Marrakech but is smaller and less known, which makes it a more authentic place.
You'll enjoy wandering through the narrow streets of the medina and visiting the souks. The riad (Moroccan guest house) for tonight is 45 kilometers outside of Taroudannt, has a pool and a steamed bath (hammam) where you can relax and enjoy.
We start today by exploring beautiful, picturesque Taroudannt and after that, ride out of High Atlas Mountains.
We head to the coast; to Essaouira (a 5-hour drive). This laidback artists’ town is a former Portuguese trading colony and was once home to sizeable British and Jewish populations.
We arrive in the early evening. You can enjoy a dinner with fresh fish and other delicious Moroccan food. Our stay will be in a riad.
Rise and shine to do a guided city tour to discover beautiful Essaouira and its rich history. This small city oozes history and cultural heritage.
In the afternoon, you have free time to enjoy and relax – you can roam the city or relax at the beach.
In the morning, you have free time to enjoy Essaouira and buy your last souvenirs there. In the afternoon, we return to bustling Marrakech (a 3-hour drive). Time for your last dinner with the group.
The night will be spent in a hotel in Marrakech.
You have free time in Marrakech and we transfer you to the airport for your flight home.
Or you have the option to book extra nights and spend some more time in magical Morocco as an extension to your Desert, Mountains, and beach: South Morocco tour.
10 Day Morocco Tour Highlights:
What to expect?
The Desert, Mountains, and beach: South Morocco trip will take you to some of Morocco’s most impressive landscapes and places including the desert, mountains, and beach of South Morocco. We will start in vibrant Marrakech, walk through the High Atlas mountains, ride on a camel through the Sahara Desert. At night we camp in the desert and count the stars. Later on, we wander through UNESCO world heritage Ait Benhaddou (also known from the series Game of Thrones) and enjoy the relaxed coastal town Essaouira. Completed with wandering through the old streets of Marrakech and Taroudannt, delicious Moroccan food en the Moroccan hospitality. Desert, mountains, and beach: South Morocco will be a trip to remember!
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