Kasbahs, Deserts and Oases in Morocco

Highlights

  • Live in the desert and experience true, authentic Berber culture
  • Eat genuine, authentic Moroccan food with local families
  • Traverse the highest mountains ranges in North Africa and search for old fortresses
  • Stumble upon hidden gems in the magical city of Marrakech
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What you'll do

Overview

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Discover authentic Berber culture on this stunning 9-day tour of Southern Morocco, and get under the skin of the country to experience the local side of the country, and see the sites that tourists miss. From magnificent fortified cities to dramatic gorges and mountains, endless deserts to bustling markets, this tour provides the perfect combination of incredible sights and hidden local gems, for those who wish to get to know the real Morocco.

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Arrival Day

Welcome to Morocco’s capital of tourism and most people’s first taste of the country. After you touch down to Marrakech a shuttle will be waiting for you at the airport, identifiable by a driver holding a card with your name on it.

You’ll be taken straight to your Hotel/Riad to settle in  and relax before we start our adventure tomorrow.

 

 

Accommodation

A comfortable riad in Marrakech

Explore Marrakech Like a Local

Today is your first truly Moroccan experience as you explore with your private Marrakech-born and bred guide, seeking out bustling markets, ancient mosques and the maze-like Medinas.

You will discover the Red City from at its oldest point, wandering the Medina’s narrow, atmospheric alleyways that lead to hidden gems, tombs and religious monuments decked out in marble.

Bahia and El-Badii Palace and Saadien’s Tombs will no doubt be the highlights. Afterward, your driver/guide ...Read All

Into the High Atlas

From Marrakech, you’ll set off to see some of Morocco’s most beautiful landscapes and architectural sites, set against the soaring peaks of the Atlas Mountains.

Drive along craggy clifftops to tiny Berber villages in North Africa’s highest mountain range. As you drive towards Ait Benhaddou you drive over the Tizi n’Tichka pass (2260m/7400ft) to the splendid Glaoui Kasbah in Talouate and the lush green Ounilla Valley.

Kasbahs are authentic structural landmarks, they a...Read All

Valleys of Roses and Kasbahs

Today you’ll travel through the valley of a thousand Kasbahs, and after 50km you’ll find the traditional Moroccan  rosewater for sale in Kelaa M’gouna, a small town famous for its roses and daggers.

After that, we go off-road and into the Atlas and the M’goun Mountains, where you can glimpse some best views along hidden animal tracks, to the ancient rust-red and crumbling Kasbahs & Ksour that line the valley of Dades.

Another essential stop is the natural wo...Read All

Discover the Todgha Gorges

This morning you’ll have the chance to see Todgha Gorges as the sun rises, with their gigantic rock walls changing colour to magical effect as the day unfolds.

Later on, you leave Todgha Gorges and head towards the rambling settlement Ksar of N’kob. With prehistoric rock-carving sites and 45 mud-brick ksours it’s a stunning place to explore and stay, and is a place that makes you feel as if you’ve stepped back in time.

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Saharan Experience

Today, you’ll strike out southeast to Morocco’s wildest desert via the Draa valley, a 125km belt of palm trees, oases and small settlements that eventually merges into the Sahara near M’hamid.

We’ll stop in what was once the most important settlement in the Valley of Draa thanks to its green pottery artisans and craftsmen. The Zawiya Naciria is still a site of pilgrimage and refuge for the mentally ill, and you’ll also find a working Quranic school with a library that...Read All

From the Desert to the Draa

Wake at dawn to watch the sun starting its daily arc, the cool blue morning sky replacing the Sahara shadows before becoming a glowing ball of fire.

You will take the off-road route out of the desert to M’hamid. About 100km along the road into Zagora you’ll pass a mixture of modern houses and older Ksour.

The edge of the road is lined with palm groves as you drive along Draa valley to Agdez,  where you’ll traverse the brooding mountain of Saghro, a starkly beautif...Read All

Road Trip Across the High Atlas

Set off from Taliouine via a road that was blasted through the high Atlas Mountain by the French in the late 1920s.

Here, you’ll cross the famed Tizi n’Test, a road that offers one of the best panoramic drives in morocco. Heading north to Marrakech you will stop over for Tinmal village to visit the 1156-year mosque.

Eventually, you’ll arrive back in Marrakech to finish your itinerary.

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Departure Day

Today is not goodbye, it is merely “take care and see you sooner rather than later” for another adventure.

Your guide will drop you off directly at the airport when you have checked out of your riad, and your whirlwind adventure will come to an end.

What's included

Included

  • English speaking professional driver/tour guide
  • Transport from and to the Airport
  • 8 nights accommodation
  • 2 nights in a riad in Marrakech BB
  • 1 night in a riad in Skoura BB & Dinner
  • 1 night in a riad in Dades Gorges BB & Dinner
  • 1 night in a hotel in Nkob BB & Dinner
  • 1 night in a Riad in Taliouine BB & Dinner
  • 1 night in a luxury tented Desert camp BB & Dinner
  • 1 final night in a riad in Marrakech BB
  • Meals: 8 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 5 Dinners
  • Private Transportation: 4WD, airconditioned vehicle
  • City Guide: Marrakech Medina guided tour
  • Visit to women's cooperatives
  • Meet up with locals
  • Camel ride in the desert
Your local host

Aziz

My name is Aziz (meaning, the Dearest one). Our business was created to bring people together, to authentically connect you, not only to Morocco’s incredible destinations, but to the heartbeat that lies beneath. I want you to come away with an eye for the beauty of its natural environment and the hopes and challenges of our people. I want you to touch and feel good quality workmanship and to taste the Ras El Hanout in our tagines. I would like you to build authentic connections and know that your visit matters.

My name is Aziz (meaning, the Dearest one). Our business was created to bring people together, to authentically connect you, not only to Morocco’s incredible destinations, but to the heartbeat that lies beneath. I want you to come away with an eye for the beauty of its natural environment and the hopes and challenges of our people. I want you to touch and feel good quality workmanship and to taste the Ras El Hanout in our tagines. I would like you to build authentic connections and know that your visit matters.

Location

Your tour starts in Marrakech, where you will be picked up from the airport and transferred straight to your accommodation.

From here you will head south, ending up as far as the Erg Chigaga, close to the border with Algeria, before you head back over the Atlas mountains to Marrakech, where you will be transferred back to the airport.

All accommodation and transfers are organised for the duration of the tour, so you can simply relax and soak up the incredible sights, smells and sounds of Morocco as you explore the southern region of the country.

Marrakech Skoura Dades Gorges Nkob Erg Chigaga Taliouine Marrakech

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