Come to enjoy Marrakech, the breeze of the beaches and sand between your toes and have a hike in the high Atlas Mountains & Berber villages.
Welcome to Morocco! Arrival to Menara airport in Marrakech where you will meet your driver. The driver will provide a brief review of your tour.
Dinner & night at the hotel.
After breakfast you will Enjoy the guided city tour of Marrakech. The morning begins with a visit to the magnificent Koutoubia Mosque as the landmark of Marrakech which has inspired other buildings such as the Giralda of Seville and the Hassan Tower of Rabat. Your next stop is the Bahia Palace, and the Saadian Tombs. The Saadian tombs in Marrakech date back from the time of the sultan Ahmad al-Mansur. The tombs were discovered in 1917 and were restored by the Beaux-arts service. The mausoleum comprises the interments of about sixty members of the Saadian Dynasty that originated from the valley of the Draa River. After lunch break, You Continue to the world-famous Jemaa el Fna Square, which houses an array of food, snake charmers, local musicians, and fortune-tellers. There's nowhere on Earth like the Jemaa el Fna, the square at the heart of old Marrakesh. You will also walk through the souks and view hundreds of handicrafts.
Night with breakfast at the Riad/Hotel.
After breakfast we'll head for Essaouira. En route, you will see many Argan trees, important to the region both economically and ecologically. You may also see local goats perched in the trees feeding on the fruit and leaves. At the women's Co-operative of Argan Oil, there will be an opportunity to learn about the wide ranging applications of the oil from cosmetics to medicines. After several stops to take photographs, you will continue your travel to Essaouira. You'll visit the Skala Fortress, the port, the souks and see Thuya wood carved by artisans, walking through the alleys of the medina and past the hundreds of handicrafts. Today you will have lunch in a Moroccan way, bought fishes 'cooked to order'. The afternoon is free to walk and explore by yourself.
Overnight accommodation with dinner at the Riad/Hotel.
Today we start a fresh day from Essaouira driving towards Agadir via a verdant fields of Argan trees climbed by local goats. There is plenty of varying landscape to see along the Atlantic coast. We arrive to Agadir where you can spend some time to have lunch and to enjoy the glorious crescent shaped beach. We continue to Tiznit; then, to Aglou beach with nice stops to enjoy the scenery and relax by the Atlantic coast. Arrival to Mirelft as one of the amazing Atlantic beaches.
Night with dinner in a Hotel.
After a leisurely breakfast, we start the journey towards Tafraoute. We will take trails across the spectacular the foothills of Anti Atlas surrounded by a landscape of desert mountains. You will have many opportunities for stops to appreciate the landscapes, small oasis and Berber villages situated alongside the river. Arrival to Tafraoute, you will explore the surrounding area of this authentic town. You will see the prehistoric rock engravings, Napoleon's hat and the painted rocks. Ending the journey in late evening.
Dinner and overnight in hotel in Tafraoute.
Today, after breakfast visit the beautiful oasis of Tafraoute dominated by the backdrop of awesomely shaped natural rock formations, scattered and balancing at precarious angles along the length of the valley. The canyons make for an interesting short walk, with outlying small villages, palm trees, and colorful rock faces. From there, drive northwards to leave the Anti-Atlas mountains behind, and to descend to the plain of the Souss river. Driving northwards via some single-track roads, some of which are unsurfaced, you'll pass through typical mountain settlements. Descending to the fertile Souss Valley, reach the medieval walled town of Taroudant and spend the night with dinner outside the walled medina at a comfortable guest house.
After breakfast you journey north on your way to the high Atlas Mountains. Today's trip to Imlil Berber village is a thankful change to appreciate the beauty of nature, the simplicity and generosity of the local Berbers known for their unique way of life. The snow capped Atlas Mountains (in winter time) reveals opportunities for different treks. You will spend valuable time with your Berber guide and hosts, learning about their lives and beliefs and absorbing their culture. You will enjoy the stunning scenery at your beautiful mountain inn, at the base of Mt Toubkal.
Dinner and overnight in a Berber guest house.
After breakfast, enjoy the sunshine on the flourished valleys & the marvelous typical Berber villages, You leave Imlil for a real discovery of the surroundings Berber villages and local people meeting. After few hours hiking, Stop for our field picnic lunch under walnut groves and relax near the river. The walking tour goes further with a spectacular view over Imlil valley & Toubkal Summit.
Dinner and night in the typical Berber style house.
Today you are free to choose your time of departure. You can choose to visit Asni Ouirgane along in the shade of nut trees and crossing mountain springs, passing by Richard Branson's Kasbah Tamadot. On the way back to Marrakech you will enjoy small villages with their mud- brick adobe houses greet your eye sight, stacked into the hillside or lining the water course shaded by the palm grove. The river gives place to the canyons and gorges and the local Berber granary towers over the landscape, a quiet sentinel guarding the silence of the valley. The road follows its course among olive or orange orchards and golf courses to reach Marrakech.
Dinner and overnight in a Riad.
Transfer to Marrakech airport for your return flight with plenty of tales of Arabian and Berber days and nights.