From the colourful, chaotic Marrakech medinas to the moody Sahara desert landscape, Morocco is a land filled with wonder and rich culture. Stay in traditional accommodation and explore villages off the beaten track. Visit the grand Ait Benhaddou kasbah, travel through the Sahara on a camel and relax on Agadir beach and drive along the coastal road to Essaouira. Abounding with myths and legends, Morocco offers a surprise around every corner – this tour will delight travellers looking to discover all of its hidden treasures.
Day 1: Arrive into Marrakech. Transfer to hotel
Welcome to Marrakech, Morocco. Marrakech is a feast for the senses. Be enticed by the alluring scents and brilliant colours of the spice markets, the sounds of the musicians, the rich folds of carpets, delectable foods, acrobats and perfumed gardens. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at the airport. we begin unearthing the secrets of Marrakech, starting in the medina, the old walled section of town and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We’ll marvel at the city’s architectural jewels, including the soaring Koutoubia minaret. We’ll then continue to the Bahia Palace, an exemplary specimen of privileged life in the 19th century. Then we visit Djemaa el-Fna, Marrakech’s main square and Majorelle Garden. Overnight stay in Marrakech
Day 2: Ouarzazate & Kasbahs
This morning journey along mountain roads and over Morocco’s highest pass, Tizi n’Tichka (2,260 metres), to Ait Benhaddou on the edges of the Sahara (approximately 6 hours). Perched on a hilltop and almost unchanged since the 11th century, Ait Benhaddou is one of Morocco’s most iconic site. It was once an important stop for caravans passing through as they carried salt across the Sahara, returning with gold, ivory and slaves. Today its grand kasbah has been listed as a World Heritage site, with its fortified village being a fine example of clay architecture. If you think you recognise the place, you probably do, as the town has a long list of film and TV credits, including Lawrence of Arabia, Game of Thrones and Gladiator. Enjoy a walk through the winding streets of old town, making your way to the top of the hill, from where you can enjoy the views across the surrounding plains. Overnight stay in Ouarzazate.
Day 3: Sahara Desert Camp
Join a local guide to uncover the underground Kasbah and its unique ceramic pottery industry. Leave Tamegroute behind and carry on driving to the end of the road at the frontier town of M’Hamid. From here, take a short camel ride through the dunes, The group will reach the massive Erg Chigaga dunes in the late afternoon which is one of the world’s iconic landscapes, with towering dunes up to 150 metres in height. Overnight Stay in a private Tent.
Day 4: Taroudant Trip