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South Morocco 8 Day Tour

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South Morocco 8 Day Tour

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This is one of our fantastic 8 day tours around the South of Morocco.

From the colourful, chaotic Marrakech medinas to the vast, serene Sahara desert, this tour immerses you in the rich cultures and landscapes of South Morocco. Stay in traditional accommodation and explore villages off the beaten track. Feast on tagine, visit the grand Ait Benhaddou kasbah, travel through the Sahara on a camel and relax in seaside Essaouira. This eight-day tour is perfect for travellers looking to discover the diversity of Morocco’s south in a short amount of time.

Just drop me an email or WhatsApp message with your travel dates and group numbers and we can design a personalised itinerary just for you and your group.

  • Destination
  • Departure
    Marrakech
  • Included
    Accommondation
    Airport transfers
    Bottled water
    Meals as per tour description
    Personal guide
    Private transport
  • Not Included
    Flights
    Insurance
    Soft drinks
    Tips for staff and guides
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Day 1: Marrakech

Arrival in Marrakech Menara Airport. One of our team will meet you and transfer you to your hotel. Dinner in the old medina.

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Day 2: Essaouira
Day trip to the charming coastal medina of Essaouira. Back to Marrakech in the evening or overnight in Essaouira. This blue and white medina has its history steeped in piracy, slave trading, art, music and gastronomy. Shopping here is a delight, laid back and hastle free. Visit the fishing port, the promenade and La Skala, take a walk on its vast beach, eat delicious seafood and fish and wander the streets and galleries.
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Day 3: High Atlas
Drive up into the High Atlas mountains for a day with the Amazigh people. A short hike up into a mountain village for lunch with incredible views. After lunch, a short walk back to the transport or a slightly longer one up to your accommodation. Les Jardins du Toubkal. Evening entertainment with local musicians. (this is exclusive to us).
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Day 4: Imlil to Agdz
Imlil to Agdz in the Draa Valley crossing over the High Atlas Mountains via the pass of Tizi n´Tichka. This is a switchback ride through some amazing panoramic scenery with Berber villages dotting the hillsides. Overnight in Agdz.
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Day 5: Agdz to the Sahara dunes of Erg Chebbi
Discover another face of the south of Morocco as you cross vast landscapes from the ancient kasbahs of the Draa Valley and its extensive date palm groves to reach the golden dunes of the Sahara. Meet your camel team and cross the dunes on these ships of the desert to reach your nomadic camp. Dinner and music around the campfire with a blanket of stars to gaze at.
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Day 6: Merzouga to Dades Gorge
Discover the desert towns and oases of this part of the south. Stop in Rissani to sample the famous Medfouna local pizza and the colourful souk. Visit one of the fossil and mineral museums and see real life dinosaur bones. Wander along the crystal clear waters of the river that carved its way through the mountains to form the 300 metre high Todra Gorge. Following the Dades Valley, you travel up into the gorge where you overnight in a local guesthouse. Dar Essyaha with dinner and breakfast.
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Day 7: Dades Gorge to Marrakech
After breakfast, a stop for photos; this gorge has unique rock formations that are called fat monkey fingers and some fine examples of ancient kasbahs. Following the Dades Valley we drive through the rose valley which is where the fragrant Damascus roses are cultivated and harvested for the precious oil, you emerge into the arid lands before the palm grove of Skoura. Next stop is the cinema capital of Ouarzazate, location of many movies and at the UNESCO site of Ksar Ait Benhaddou, we stop for a visit and lunch break. In the afternoon, we take the High Atlas route along the Ounila Valley back to Marrakech where you will stay in a lovely riad in the heart of the medina. Riad Africa.
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Day 8: Marrakech
Morning guided walking tour in the old medina of Marrakech. Here you will visit a beautiful 19th century palace, an interesting museum of African artefacts, the UNESCO Djemaa el Fna square and the souks. Afternoon transfer to the airport.
At the crossroads of Europe and Africa, surrounded by Mediterranean waters and opening onto the vastness of the Atlantic ocean, Morocco is a wonderland for nature lovers. It is the "land of the distant sunset", a destination rich in contrasts, with a two thousand year-old history, that will stimulate your curiosity. In these lands where several dynasties succeeded one another, you will discover remains of the greatest Mediterranean civilizations. In the north of the country, the Roman ruins of Volubilis stand. In Rabat, pieces of architecture are evidence of the ancient French presence. Everywhere else, there are several treasures tracing the Muslim civilizations: the Kasbah of the Oudayas, the green expanses of the Menara gardens. Between sea and mountains, desert sands and green plains, eye-popping panoramas are displayed to shower you with tranquility and natural beauty; enchanting vivid pictures with the richness of a brawling culture transport you into a most raw nature.

Morocco, a melting pot of dynasties and cultures:

Each country has its own history: historical facts, events and important milestones that gave the country its true historical value. The history of a country is one of the events considered worthy of remembrance, which perfectly applies to Morocco. With several dynasties that have succeeded one another over the years: the Idrisside dynasty, the Almoravid dynasty, the Almohad dynasty, the Merinid dynasty, the Saadian dynasty and the Alaouite dynasty, Morocco has gained international consideration as a multicultural country, with several types of heritage recognized as World Heritage by UNESCO. Morocco is one of the go-to destinations for discovery lovers, the most fascinated by nature, history, the art of living and Moroccan hospitality. The experience gained during their journeys in Morocco leave them pleasantly satisfied with their stay.

Gastronomic journey with Moroccan flavours

Morocco's culinary heritage embraces the deep-rooted traditions and cultural variety of the country. Couscous, Tajine, Pastilla, Mrouzia, and R'fissa, are some of the emblematic dishes of the country that you can’t resist. Subtly composed of a wide variety of striking flavours and scents, Moroccan cuisine draws its originality from a combination between Berber, Arab-Andalusian, and Jewish culinary traditions. Thanks to its rich cultural heritage specific to each region, Morocco has built an undisputed reputation worldwide.

Authentic stay

A warm welcome, magnificent landscapes, a secular culture, everything was thought to offer you an unforgettable stay. Whatever solution you choose, the charm of Moroccan art of living will not fail to surprise you! You may lose all our bearings when travelling, especially when it comes to communicate with local people, but in Morocco you’ll feel at home. Moroccan unparalleled hospitality will make your trip a lot more easier! Without even asking, you’ll be given advises but also places to stay in. Inside of the famous medinas, the Riads and guest houses will shower you with warm reception and affection.You won’t fail to find authenticity in the mountains or in the valleys neither, if you decided to stay at the inhabitant's, in a lodging, an inn or in Kashbah made of mud-brick. And for those who dream of deserts and oases, a bivouac in the Sahara is tailor made for you.

Morocco : Long-standing traditions blend seamlessly with modernity

Morocco is undoubtedly been able to preserve its traditions and make its cultural heritage prosper through generations, using them as levers for development. In Marrakech, the Medina and its magnetic souks shower you with its traditionnal side, while Guéliz and Hivernage offer the most modern facilities and infrastructure. Far from being antagonistic, the combination of modernity and tradition embodies the true strength of Morocco. Leaving the old medina where the history of Marrakech takes hold of all the architectural details, you’ll discover modern districts. Grand boulevards, European-style buildings in ochre color charm its visitors. In a notable contrast with the old medina, the districts of Gueliz and the Hivernage give the city another level of fascination : a more modern, lively and revolutionary aspect. Gueliz, which is the beating heart of the city, is the business district. As you walk along its boulevards, you will find a Western-style setting: the headquarters of banks and companies.

Ecological tourism in Morocco

Nowadays, many tourists tick-off "Eco-Friendly" stays harking back for nature, relaxation, mediation and a total break with the routine. Looking for inner peace and zen moment goes hand-in-hand with nature preservation, for nature being the source of our hapiness. We are always looking for inner peace and this cannot be achieved without the preservation of nature: nature that does us good and protects us! Morocco, in this same context, also seeks to avoid the shortcomings of modernity, particularly in environmental matters, by promoting responsible tourism that impacts the land and the local populations.   SOURCE: VISIT MOROCCO