8 Days
Duration
Morocco
Start/Return point
3/5
Physicality
16
Groupsize

Want to experience something unique? Look no further as we have the perfect Moroccan ingredients to create the most spectacular journey that will allow you to discover the real Morocco. 

Our journey begins in Marrakech taking us through some of the most magical landscapes of Morocco such as the High Atlas mountain range, Ait Ben Haddou, the Dades Gorge, the Sahara Desert and its wild atlantic coastline.We will explore colourful vibrant villages and towns full of unique traditions that have remained untouched for centuries and experience a wide range of unique activity, cultural and ecological offerings that will allow you to unearth the real Morocco. 

You can experience all this and more, as we take you off the beaten track to discover the real Morocco that will forever capture your heart.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
  1. Discover Ait Ben Haddou
  2. Explore mountainous and coastal landscapes 
  3. Meet and have tea with a Nomadic family
  4. Learn about unique local history and traditions
  5. Enjoy great food and cultural experiences
START/RETURN POINT                                  Marrakech
DEPARTURE DAYS Sunday
SCHEDULE 09:00 AM
WHAT TO BRING

 

  • Walking boots/shoes
  • Rucksack or appropriate bag for carrying food/clothing
  • Suitable hiking clothing e.g. fleece, hat, gloves
  • No cotton t-shirts or jeans as these items will hold water and may accelerate chances of hypothermia
  • Spare clothes and shoes for after activity
  • Warm drink and water(1 litre approx)
  • Food e.g. lunch, snacks, etc.
INCLUDED
Professional and experienced guide                 All listed Activities
8 nights accommodation Breakfast each morning
Private Bus Chauffeur
NOT INCLUDED
Any activities/services not listed on itinerary 
 Airfare
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Additional information

Tour TypeDay Tours, Multi day Tours, Private tours, Travel Passes
DestinationMorocco
Age10+

Pre Tour Accommodation: Marrakech 

Welcome to Marrakech, a colourful and vibrant city that is full of life. You can arrive at your pre tour accommodation at your own convenience and then you have the opportunity to explore the famous medina which is full of bustling markets (known as souks), excellent local cuisine specialities and spectacular ancient Moorish architecture. 

Later that evening, we will have dinner together at our accommodation venue and brief you on your upcoming tour.  

            Schedule:

19:00 PM: Dinner at your accommodation venue

 

            Included:

  • Dinner 

Tour Style Options:

  • Classic – Riad 

            Activity Add-ons:

  • Non-Applicable  

Freebies: 

  • Relax and explore Marrakech

 

*If you require an airport transfer on arrival please request at the time of booking as we are more than happy to accommodate you. 

1

DAY 1: Marrakech to Ait Benhaddou

We depart the vibrant city of Marrakech and make our way off the beaten track over the Atlas mountains towards the amazing setting of Ait Benhaddou. 

Along the way, we will have lunch and explore Telouet, a renowned town that was once the route of merchant caravans as they passed from the desert over the Atlas mountains down to Marrakech. We will take a visit to the famous Telouet kasbah.

Afterwards, we continue our journey south to Ait Benhaddou, a renowned destination that is located in the foothills on the southern slopes of the High Atlas and is famed for being a World UNESCO Heritage site, having incredible architecture and a location for filming movies such as Gladiator. Take the time to explore this very unique setting in southern Morocco. 

Schedule:

08:00 AM: Breakfast

09:00 AM: Bus departure

11:30 AM: Rest stop at Tizi N’Tichka

12:00 PM: Bus departure for Telouet

12:30 PM: Lunch and explore Telouet

14: 00 PM: Kasbah Telouet

15:00 PM: Bus departure for Ait Benhaddou

16:00 PM: Arrive, relax or explore Ait Benhaddou

19:30 PM: Dinner

 

Included:

  • Breakfast and Dinner
  • Guide Tour of Kasbah Telouet

Tour Style Options:

  • Classic – Riad

Activity Add-ons:

  • N/A  

Freebies: 

  • Explore Telouet and Ait Benhaddou historical places of interest
2

DAY 2: Ait Benhaddou to Dades Gorge

Today, we leave the beautiful setting of Ait Benhaddou to venture further south to the incredible setting of the Dades Gorge, a dramatic landscape of rugged wadi gorges carved out by the Dadès River which originates in the High Atlas range. 

We will have lunch in a unique village called Bou Tharar before taking a 12km hike through a breathtaking valley that connects to the Dades Gorge. On route we will stop off to have afternoon tea with a Nomadic family of the region before arriving in the impressive valley of the Dades Gorge. 

Schedule:

08:00 AM: Breakfast

09:00 AM: Bus departure 

11:00 AM: Rest stop 

11:30 AM: Bus departure 

12:30 PM: Arrive and lunch in Bou Tharar

14:00 PM: Valley hike   

16:30 PM: Tea with a Nomadic family

18:00 PM: Arrive at Riad 

18:30 PM: Dinner 

 

Included:

  • Breakfast, Dinner 
  • Bus transfer to Dades Gorge

Tour Style Options:

  • Classic – Riad

Activity Add-ons:

  • N/A

Freebies: 

  • Relax and explore Dades Gorge
3

DAY 3: Dades Gorge to Agdz

This morning you have the opportunity to take a guided tour of the Dades Gorge or just relax in the amazing surroundings of this unique destination. 

After lunch, we head south passing the valley of roses towards the town of Agdz, an oasis in the heart of the Draa valley with a still-pristine palmeraie (palm grove), ancient mudbrick kasbahs and a strong tradition of carving, pottery and basket-weaving. The town is also famous as it is located along the old caravan route linking Marrakech to Timbuktu, and played an important role in the exchange of goods across the Sahara.

That evening, we will dine and relax in its picturesque surroundings. 


Schedule:

08:00 AM: Breakfast

09:00 AM: Dades Gorge Walk 

13:00 PM: Lunch in Dades Gorge

14:00 PM: Bus departure to Agdz 

15:45 PM: Rest stop Skoura 

16:15 PM: Bus departure to Agdz

18:00 PM: Arrive in Agdz  

19:30 PM: Dinner 

 

Included:

  • Breakfast and Dinner 
  • Bus transfer to Agdz

Tour Style Options:

  • Classic – Riad

Activity Add-ons:

  • N/A

Freebies: 

  • Relax or explore Dades Gorge
4

DAY 4: Agdz to Mhamid and Desert Experience

We set off this morning in a southerly direction to the wild sandy landscapes of the Sahara for your magical desert experience.  

On route we will visit Tamgrout, a small village which historically served as a hub of learning and religion through its famous Sufi zawiya. This was a historical center of the Nasiriyya order, one of the most influential and largest Sufi orders in the Islamic world. Afterwards, we continue towards a small oasis town called Mhamid, where we will have lunch before we begin our desert experience. 

Our journey will take us deeper into the heart of the Sahara to a place called Chegaga. When we arrive at our camp you can enjoy a Saharan cup of tea before we set off on a camel ride to see the sunset from the golden sand dunes of Chegaga. We will have dinner that evening and enjoy the rhythms of local traditional music beside our campfire underneath a majestic starry sky.

Schedule:

08:00 AM: Breakfast

09:00 AM: Bus departure to Mhamid  

11:00 AM: Explore Tamgrout   

12:00 PM: Bus departure to Mhamid  

13:15 PM: Arrive and lunch in Mhamid

14:30 PM: Prep for desert experience 

15:00 PM: Desert & Sunset experience   

19:00 PM: Arrive at Erg Chigaga desert camp  

19:30 PM: Dinner  

 

Included:

  • Breakfast and Dinner 
  • Bus transfer to Mhamid
  • 4×4 transfer 
  • Camel & Sunset experience 

Tour Style Options:

  • Classic – Riad

Activity Add-ons:

  • N/A

Freebies: 

  • Relax and explore Agdz
5

DAY 5: Chegaga to Taroudant via Taliouine

Wake up to a majestic sunrise (optional if you are not an early morning person) and wet your appetite for a memorable breakfast overlooking the Sahara desert.

Afterwards, we meander our way out of the desert towards the town of Foum Zguid and then by normal road to Taliouine. The town is famous for its production of saffron and is one of the main exporters of this spice worldwide. 

Take the opportunity to soak in the rugged and wild landscapes as we eat lunch before continuing our journey west to Taroudant, a bustling market town with red-mud walls known as ‘Little Marrakesh’ and with picturesque views of the snow capped peaks of the Atlas mountains calling beyond. It is much less tourism orientated but it is a unique destination where the Berber culture thrives as they trade the produce of the rich and fertile Oued Souss plain.

Schedule:

07:00 AM: Breakfast

08:00 AM: Depart desert camp 

10:30 AM: Rest stop in Foum Zguid

11:00 AM: Depart for Taliouine 

13:30 PM: Lunch and explore Taliouine

15:30 PM: Depart for Taroudant  

17:00 PM: Arrive and relax in Taroudant  

19:30 PM: Dinner 

 

Included:

  • Breakfast and Dinner 
  • 4×4 transfer 

Tour Style Options:

  • Classic – Riad

Activity Add-ons:

  • N/A

Freebies: 

  • Soak in the atmosphere of the desert
  • Explore Taliouine, the home of Saffron
  • Discover Taroudant
 
6

DAY 6: Taroudant to Essaouira

Today, we depart the bustling market town of Taroudant and make our way west to the setting sun and the magic of Morocco’s coastline. Once we hit the coast, we continue our journey north along Morocco’s wild coastline towards Imsouane, a colourful fishing village, where you can take the opportunity to experience surfing in this spectacular town famous for incredible waves, take a stroll along its sandy beaches or savour the town’s unique culinary delights. 

Later that afternoon, we make way to Essaouira, an enchanting, laid-back and colourful port town which means “little picture” in Arabic. It has a vibrant blue-and-white “medina” which is enclosed by fairy-tale, sand-coloured ramparts and imposing stone gates. The perfect place to relax, unwind or take an adventure.

Schedule:

08:00 AM: Breakfast

09:00 AM: Bus transfer to Imsouane

11:00 AM: Rest stop in Taghazout

13:00 PM: Lunch, explore or surf in Imsouane

16:00 PM: Bus transfer to Essaouira 

18:00 PM: Arrive in Essaouira   

19:30 PM: Dinner 

 

Included:

  • Breakfast  
  • Bus transfer to Essaouira 

Tour Style Options:

  • Classic – Riad

Activity Add-ons:

  • Surfing 

Freebies: 

  • Take a stroll along the magical coastal setting of Imsouane
7

DAY 7: Discover Essaouira

You have the day to either relax, explore or take an adventure in picturesque setting of Essaouira. 

Schedule:    

08:00 AM: Breakfast

09:00 AM: Free time to relax, explore or take an adventure

 

Included:

  • Breakfast

Tour Style Options:

  • Classic – Riad

Activity Add-ons:

  • Souks Guided Tour 
  • Moroccan Cooking Class 
  • Surfing 
  • Kite Surfing 
  • Cycling Tour
  • Hammam spa experience 
  • Golfing 

Freebies: 

  • Explore and relax in the colourful and vibrant city of Essaouira with its many cafes, restaurants and artisan shops 
8

DAY 8: Essaouira to Marrakech

This morning you have the last opportunity to soak in the wonderful atmosphere of Essaouira’s markets and majestic coastal before we depart the little picture and head east to the magical “Red City” of Marrakech. 

Along the way, we will make a stop for lunch before making our way towards Marrakech where we bid a fond farewell and we really hope you have had an amazing time exploring some of Morocco’s most unique destinations.

Schedule:

08:00 AM: Breakfast

11:00 AM: Bus departure to Marrakech 

13:00 PM: Lunch 

14:30 PM: Bus departure to Marrakech

16:00 PM: Arrive in Marrakech 

 

Included:

  • Breakfast and lunch 
  • Bus transfer to Marrakech  

Tour Style Options:

  • Non Applicable

Activity Add-ons:

  • Non Applicable

Freebies: 

  • Explore the Marrakech’s vibrant Medina with cafes, restaurants and historical places of interest

*If you require an extra night of accommodation or an airport transfer please request at the time of booking as we are more than happy to accommodate you. 

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