Arrival at Marrakesh airport. Assistance with customs and police. Your first visit of the city will start with an outdoor tour including Menara Gardens and Majorelle Gardens. You will then see the city walls and their many gates, the Medina (old town) and the tanners’ district. Lunch in the Medina. In the afternoon, historical visit : Saadian Tombs, El Badi Palace, Bahia Palace and Djemaa El Fna Square on which mingle dancers, snake charmers, story tellers… In the evening, typical Moroccan meal in an old palace. Overnight at Tichka Salam or similar. (The Pearl)
After breakfast, a drive will take you in the Atlas Mountains through the Tizi n’Tichka pass (2260m). Stop in Telouet to visit the Kasbah, once the home of Pacha El Glaoui, and the Ounila Valley, onwards to the Ait Ben Haddou Ksar (UNESCO listed in 1987). Lunch and trip to Ouarzazate. Visit of the film studios on option (additional cost). Dinner and overnight at Le Riad or similar. (Dar Karam)
After breakfast, we leave Ouarzazate on a winding road, driving through breathtaking landscapes. Tizi-n-Tinfift Pass. At Agdz our route will take you along oases and superb little villages. Journey on the left bank of the Draa River, through the oasis and its wheat and barley fields, onwards to Tamgrout, where you will visit potters’ workshops and the Qoranic Library. Our next stop is Zagora, before driving to M’Hamid. Overnight under tents. (Bivouac Luxe)
After breakfast, drive to Foum Zguid via Amazrou and Zagora, on a desert road, through rocky landscapes. Arrival at Foum Zguid, a small village famous for its huge oasis at the gates of the Sahara Desert. Dinner and overnight at Bab Rimal or similar. (Bungalow Supérieur)
After breakfast, we leave to Agadir via Taliouine and Taroudant. We first drive on a track between Chegaga Erg and the dry bed of Draa River and across lake Iriqui (large area of tamped sand). We then continue to Taznakht on a road. Brief stop at a carpet cooperative to listen to some explanations about the various kinds of carpets in the region. We then drive to Taliouine, where you will visit the saffron cooperative, before resuming our trip on a road winding along the Atlas Mountains. Lunch in Taroudant before heading to Agadir. Dinner and overnight at Odyssée Park or similar. (Sofitel Thalassa Sea & SPA)
After breakfast, quick tour of Agadir. You will visit the Medina, Souk el Had (the largest market of the region) and the Agadir Oufella Kasbah, the oldest part of town. After lunch, departure to Essaouira, along the magnificent coast road, past numerous fishermen villages, through arid landscapes plunging down to the Atlantic ocean, through stunning argan tree rural areas, a road really worth discovering. Arrival in Essaouira, a unique place in Morocco, with its bastion and its cannons pointing to the sea. Visit of the souk, of art galleries, of the City Walls that were for a long time used to protect it from invaders, of the Scala and of the white cedar (sandarac tree) wood market. Dinner and overnight at Riad Mimouna or similar. (Hôtel Sofitel Essaouira Mogador Golf & Spa)
After breakfast, departure to Marrakesh. Free time for lunch (not included) and rest of the day. Dinner and overnight at Tichka Salam or similar. (The Pearl)
Breakfast and transfer to the airport. Assistance with departure formalities. End of our services.