Crossing the Desert until you get to the Ocean

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Tour: Crossing the desert until you get to the ocean

1° day: Marrakech – 2° day: Marrakech – Skoura Oasis – 3° day: Skoura Oasis – Tagounite – 4° day: Tagounite – M’Hamid – Erg Chegaga – 5° day: Erg Chegaga – Forum Zguid – Taroudant – 6° day Taroudant – Essaouira – 7° day: Essaouira – Marrakech 8° day: Marrakech

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Crossing the Desert until you get to the Ocean

First day

Marrakech – Arrival

Reception at the airport and transfer to the riad. Time at leisure to relax or start exploring the city. Overnight in riad.*

Crossing the Desert until you get to the Ocean

Second day

Marrakech – Oasis of Skoura (240 Km)

Breakfast and departure towards Ouarzazate. The road that crosses the High Atlas rises gently to the Tizi-n-Tichka pass at 2260m above sea level. You meet villages and places of commercial exchanges witnessing typical scenes of life in the country. After crossing the pass you reach the Onila valley and the Ksar of Ait Ben Haddou, a magnificent example of fortified architecture, typical of the region. After visiting the village, cross the city of Ouarzazate and continue to the lush oasis of Skoura where you can admire the sunset over the palm grove and the valley of the thousand Kasbhas. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Crossing the Desert until you get to the Ocean

Third day

Skoura Oasis – Tagounite (270 Km)

Breakfast and departure to reach the spectacular Draa valley: a succession of palm groves and kasbahs. You arrive in Zagora, a town founded by the French in the 1920s to control the region, and continue on to Tamegroute. Stop in this traditional village with its “underground” kasbah and the Koranic library which houses precious and ancient manuscripts. Resumed the journey we reach the oasis of Tagounite at the gates of the desert. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Crossing the Desert until you get to the Ocean

Forth day

Tagounite – M’Hamid – Erg Chegaga (90 km)

After breakfast we reach the Ksar Oulad Driss a few kilometers from M’hamid. We visit the old part of the village and a small museum of traditional objects. Continue walking up to the palm tree. After a stop for supplies we enter the Sahara. Crossing the various types of desert landscapes – the Reg and the Hamada – and stopping in the Sacred Oasis, you arrive at the Erg Chegaga, the area with sand dunes up to 300m high where the tented camp is located. Free time to stroll through the dunes and enjoy the silence and infinity. Dinner and overnight in the tented camp.

Crossing the Desert until you get to the Ocean

Fifth day

Erg Chegaga – Forum Zguid – Taroudant (390 km)

Wake up in time to watch the sun show rising in the dunes. After breakfast we set off to go further into the desert. Crossing the “river of dunes” you reach Lake Iriki and from there you head towards Foum Zguid, the first inhabited center after the desert. After a refreshing stop we continue to Tazenakht, a center famous for the production of carpets, and to Taroudant. The city also called “little Marrakech” is located in the Souss valley and is surrounded by two mountain ranges: the High Atlas to the north and east and the Anti-Atlas to the south. Dinner and overnight in riad.

Crossing the Desert until you get to the Ocean

Sixth day

Taroudant – Essaouira (260km)

Breakfast and departure for Essaouira. Leaving the fertile plain of Taroudant you travel to the ocean. After passing Agadir the road continues surrounded by argan trees. This plant is present only in Morocco and its fruit produces an oil with multiple healing and aesthetic properties. At times soft sand dunes are thrown into the ocean. We arrive in Essaouira and start exploring the city. At sunset in the square located between the port and the walls you can participate in the daily life of the locals who, in an atmosphere of other times, relax in the late afternoon air. Overnight in riad.

Crossing the Desert until you get to the Ocean

Seventh day

Essaouira – Marrakech

Breakfast and free time to visit the medina of Essaouira, a UNESCO heritage site, surrounded by high walls worn by the salt and wind. The city was endowed, by the Portuguese in the 16th century, with a real fortress equipped with ramparts set in rocks beaten by ocean waves. In the afternoon departure for Marrakech. Leaving the ocean behind you travel to the hills surrounding Essaouira. The landscape and vegetation are transformed as you move away from the coast: the argan trees give way to vineyards and olive groves and along the way you meet small urban aggregates, place of commercial exchanges. Arrival in Marrakech in the afternoon. Overnight in riad.

Crossing the Desert until you get to the Ocean

Eighth day


After breakfast, meeting with the authorized guide to start the visit (half day) of the imperial city known as the “red Marrakech” founded by the Almoravides at the end of the 11th century. Discovering historic buildings, gardens and monuments, walking along streets and alleys and admiring the Koutoubia minaret you arrive at the famous Djemaa el Fna square from where, accompanied by music, dance and performances, you enter the lively and colorful souks. After taking leave of the guide, you can continue to explore the medina.

Crossing the Desert until you get to the Ocean

Ninth day

Marrakech (departure)

Breakfast and free time to continue visiting the city, go shopping or relax before going to the appointment with the driver for the transfer to the Rak Menara airport in Marrakech where you must arrive at least two hours before the departure time. of the flight. Arrival at the airport and end of services. *

Crossing the desert up to the ocean * The first and last day programs are subject to variations depending on the flight arrival/departure time.
The amount includes transfers, overnight stays with breakfast in a riad / charming hotel, the car, for exclusive use, with driver and fuel during the days of the tour, the guided tour (half-day) of the medina of Marrakech, the overnight stay in the tented camp, the indicated dinners.
The amount does NOT include the return flight, insurance, meals not expressly indicated and any entrance fees to sites and museums.

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