Marrakech, the coast, the Sahara and the Draa Valley

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Tours: Marrakech, Essaouira and the Atlantic coast, the Sahara and the Draa Valley

1° day: Marrakech (arrival) – Essaouira – 2° day: Essaouira – Sidi Kaouki – Essaouira – 3° day: Essaouira – Agadir – 4° day: Agadir – Sous-Massa – Tiznit – Legzira – 5° day: Legzira – Tata – 6° day Tata – Foum-Zguid-Erg Chegaga – 7° day: Erg Chegaga – M’Hamid – Tagounite – 8° day: Tagounite – Zagora – Agdz – 9° day: Agdz – Marrakech – 10° day: Marrakech (visit) – 11° day: Marrakech (departure)

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Marrakech, the coast, the Sahara and the Draa Valley

First day

Marrakech (arrival and start of the tour) – Essaouira (180 km)

Reception at the airport and departure towards Essaouira. The vegetation changes as you travel along the road: vineyards, olive groves and finally the Argan trees. This plant is present only in Morocco and its fruit produces an oil with multiple healing and aesthetic properties. Overcome Chichaoua, first a straight, then a curve, again a straight and suddenly the ocean. From the hills surrounding the city of Essaouira you can admire the bay in which it lies. You arrive at the hotel / riad and in the afternoon you can start exploring the medina, 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. The atmosphere is suggestive. Overnight in riad.

Marrakech, the coast, the Sahara and the Draa Valley

Second day

Essaouira – Sidi Kaouki – Essaouira (50 km)

After breakfast you can reach the beach of Sidi Kaouki by car where you can walk on the very long semi-deserted sand belt admiring the evolutions of the surfers. We return to Essaouira to go into the alleys of the souks or, letting ourselves be guided by the numerous seagulls, reach the port area where, if we arrive at the return of the fishermen, we can attend the fish auction. At sunset, in the square located between the port and the walls you can participate in the daily life of the locals who relax in the late afternoon air in an atmosphere of other times. Overnight in riad.

Marrakech, the coast, the Sahara and the Draa Valley

Third day

Essaouira – Agadir (180 km)

Breakfast departure for Agadir. The road winds along long stretches of sand and is surrounded by argan trees. At times soft sand dunes are thrown into the ocean. We arrive in Taghazout, a small fishing village now a destination for surfers. Continue to the bay of Agadir. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Marrakech, the coast, the Sahara and the Draa Valley

Forth day

Agadir – Sous-Massa – Tiznit – Legzira (170 km)

After breakfast accompanied by a local guide we visit the Souss-Massa Natural Park. We proceed in a southerly direction forwarding inland to reach Tiznit, with its desert atmosphere refreshed by the ocean breeze and with its thick walls equipped with 29 towers. We continue approaching the sea along the long beaches at times and, after passing Mirleft, we reach the unforgettable beach of Legzira. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Marrakech, the coast, the Sahara and the Draa Valley

Fifth day

Legzira – Tata (320 km)

After breakfast departure towards Sidi Ifni, a seaside town, after which you leave the coast to go east. Through harsh pre-desert landscapes suddenly softened by unexpected oases you reach the peaceful town of Tata which stands in the oasis of the same name in a territory that brings together many ksar (fortified villages). Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Marrakech, the coast, the Sahara and the Draa Valley

Sixth day

Tata – Forum Zguid – Erg Chegaga (240 km road + off-road)

Breakfast and departure towards the east. We arrive at Foum Zguid, the last inhabited outpost before the Sahara. After a stop in this village we enter the desert. We cross the “lake of Iriki” a desert plain that many years ago was a lake. A suggestive place where mirages accompany travelers up to the dunes. Entering among these you reach the tented camp located in the Erg Chegaga. Free time to stroll through the dunes and enjoy the silence and infinity. After sunset, dinner is served under the starry sky. Dinner and overnight in the tented camp.

Marrakech, the coast, the Sahara and the Draa Valley

Seventh day

Erg Chegaga – M’Hamid – Tagounite (90km off-road)

Wake up in time to watch the sun show rising in the dunes. After breakfast departure to complete the crossing of this part of Sahara. Crossing various types of desert landscapes, from the Erg, to the Hamada, to the Reg you reach the sacred oasis and continue towards the M’hamid, the first inhabited center after the desert. After a restorative stop we continue to the village of Oulad Driss where we visit the old part of the village and a small museum of traditional objects. Continue walking up to the palmerie. Returning to the road you reach the oasis of Tagounite. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Marrakech, the coast, the Sahara and the Draa Valley

Eighth day

Tagounite – Zagora – Agdz (180 km)

Breakfast and departure towards Zagora. You reach the village of Tamegroute with its “underground” kasbah, the Koranic library and the traditional pottery factory. Continue to Zagora, a town founded by the French in the 1920s to control the region. The journey continues, going up the Draa valley up to Agdz. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Marrakech, the coast, the Sahara and the Draa Valley

Ninth day

Agdz – Marrakech (270 km)

Breakfast and departure for Marrakech. After crossing Ouarzazate you reach the Ksar of Ait Benhaddou, a magnificent example of a UNESCO-listed fortified village. After visiting the Ksar, we head into the Onila valley. Spectacular landscapes with incredible colors of the High Atlas accompany you for the rest of the journey, crossing the Tizi-n-Tichka pass (2260 m) up to the Marrakech region. Arrival at the hotel / riad in the late afternoon. Overnight in riad.

Marrakech, the coast, the Sahara and the Draa Valley

Tenth day

Marrakech (visit)

After breakfast, appointment with the authorized guide to begin the half day visit 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 where, accompanied by music, dance and performances, you can enter the lively and colorful souks. After taking leave of the afternoon guide available to continue exploring the medina. Overnight in riad.

Marrakech, the coast, the Sahara and the Draa Valley

Eleventh day

Marrakech (departure)

Breakfast and free time. Appointment with driver for transfer to Rak Menara airport in Marrakech. It is necessary to arrive at least two hours before the flight departure time. Arrival at the airport and end of services. *

Marrakech, the coast, the Sahara and the Draa Valley *The first and last day programs are subject to changes 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 visit (half-day) of the medina of Marrakech, the accompanied visit by a local guide of the Souss-Massa park, 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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