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ALONG THE SAHARAN ROUTES & THE ATLANTIC COAST

Departure from Marrakech
MARRAKECH TAROUDANT GOULMIME FORT BOU JERIF AGADIR MARRAKECH

8
DAYS
Tour
available all year
Duration
8 days, 7 nights
Treatment

Each program can be modified according to your needs and deadlines.



1st day:Airport- Marrakech - Asni - Tizi n'Tichka col - Taroudant 265 km

Half board. Early departure to begin our tour. Direction for the Ourika Valley, 68Km southeast of Marrakech and passage in Asni, where an interesting Kasbah with red boundaries and splendid fruit trees can be found. The valley allows a pleasant excursion to discover the first slopes of the Atlas. You’ll also see the river Ourika and, along its run, clay houses villages. Another landmark of this valley is the famous Jabel Toubkal, the tallest peak of the Atlas and of the North Africa, with its 4167mt. Free lunch in Ourigane, thermal place famous for its salt mines. Pursuance toward the south, through the Tizi-n-test col, 2093mt, and Tin Mal, castellated holy city with its Mosque restored in 1990, Unesco World Heritage site, once one of the few religious buildings in Morocco accessible to the non-Muslims. Arrival in Taroudannt late in the afternoon, splendid city contained by its ochre bastions and surrounded by gardens, oranges and olive trees, called "the small Marrakech" for its vivacious souks. Supper and overnight stay in riad out the city of Taroudannt in a typical Douar (small village).



2nd day: Taroudannt - Tioute & Freija Oasis - Ighrem – Tagmoute - Tata - Tissint 245Km

Half board. Promenade in the center of Taroudannt. Departure to visit the Kasbah and palm grove of Tioute and Freja, distant from the tourist circuits, set of the movie “Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves”. Between Taroudannt and Ighrem, the argan fields are alternated with dry stone villages. Igrehm, 94Km southeast of Taroudannt, is a big mountain village, 1800mt high. It is the base of the Oukensous tribe, famous for its production of ancient daggers; here the houses are pink and the women dressed in black with colored veils and bring ancient copper pitchers of water on their head. Passage in Tagmoute for the visit of the ancient Messalite caves. Arrival in the Tata Valley, described by the writer Charles de Foucauld. Between Ighrem and Tata, the road crosses a plain desert with yellow and violet mountains. Here you’ll meet the great Tata palm grove and the ancient Zaouia of Agadir Lhena and the water clock still used every day to give water to the gardens of the oasis. Last passage of the day in direction of the natural Falls of salty water of Tissint. Supper and overnight stay in a typical maison/riad; possibility of overnight stay in a typical tent in the heart of the valley.



3rd day: Tata - Akka - Icht - Guelmime/Tighmert oasis, 284 km

Half board. Departure for Guelimime, city with mysterious charm and today famous for its great market, today a Festival devoted to the dromedaries. The festival is held in July and is part of the UNESCO world heritage. This country is considered the true door of the Sahara, here the language changes, the dialect Hassanya is spoken. You are in an uncontaminated cultural landscape. Promenade in the souk to gather the uses and customs of this part of Morocco where the tribe that dominate are the nomad of the desert, here called Saharawi. Supper and overnight stay near Guelmime in the Tighmert oasis, in a typical and simple Sarawhi guest house to respect the cultural context that welcomes you



4th day: Guelmime - Plage blanche - Fort Bou Jerif 90 km

Half board. Day devoted to the excursion of the area of Gueulmime. Few kilometers away we find the Atlantic Ocean. The Region, in fact, besides the shepherds, welcomes a very active community of anglers. Direction for the unusual seaside resort of El Ouatia. We recommend a free walk at the sunset to admire the color ochre of the whole oasis. Supper and overnight stay in a hotel.



5th day: Fort Bou Jerif - Sidi Ifni – Legzira - Mirlef - Agadir 210 km

Half board. Early departure for Sidi Ifni, ex Spanish enclave. You’ll rise again towards the north touching the Atlantic beaches of Legzira and Mirlef, theatrical and fascinating, thanks to their great natural arcs on the beach. Supper and overnight stay in a hotel in Agadir.

 



6th day: Agadir – Marrakech, 240km via highway.

Breakfast. Departure for Marrakech. Arrival and private transfer to the riad in the heart of the medina. Free dinner and overnight stay.



7th day: Marrakech

Breakfast. . Half day visit on foot of the city of Marrakech. The Médina, the Bahia Palais, which means “of the beautiful'' nickname given to the favorite lady of the court, rich habitation of the visir Ba Ahmed, built around the 1880. You’ll also see the Dar Si-Said, residence of the visir’s brother, the Mosque El-Mansour, also called the Kasbah mosque, easily recognizable thanks to its minaret with turquois arabesques; then the Saadiane graves, whose garden belonged to the El-Mansour mosque, where the sepulchers of the sovereigns and relatives of this dynasty can be found. Promenade in Jameel el Fna plaza, Unesco world heritage site, and near the Koutoubia, symbol of the city. Free time and free supper; overnight stay in riad.



8th day: Marrakech

Breakfast. Private transfer to the airport.



TOUR STANDARD STYLE
Maroc-Experience selection on traditional structures and simple furnishings and services, respecting the right level of cleanliness and good and typical traditional cuisine (Guest House - Maison Traditionelle). Some of these structures have no heating in winter - Require specifically this feature during travel confirmation (in winter)



TOUR SUPERIOR STYLE
Maroc-Experience selection of charming structures. The superior label is not due to the stars category, but the authenticity of the places, often far away from mass tourism, particularly in a context of nature and relax. The structures can be riad / Kasbah / Desert Camp / Hotel / Maison Traditionelle; never standardized hotel chains, which support tourism that comes close to the customs of the country, or they may be structures Eco-Lodge, or the Maison Traditionelle to get in close contact with the families of the place and visited the various villages.
Their position is often "isolated" and particularly fascinating (for fans of the genre).



DESERT LUXURY CAMP
Within our circuits and "experience" give you the opportunity to choose, during a tour in the desert, between desert basic camp (WC / shower in common - with traditional Moroccan tents equipped with beds, blankets and sheets) and luxury desert camp, where the comforts and services in the desert are at high level. Large traditional tents with beds and blankets prestigious, toilet and hot shower inside your tent. Often luxury desert camp are in extraordinary locations where the silence of the desert reigns master.
Some of them do not serve alcohol with meals.

For information and program changes send an email to info@maroc-experience.it - marocexperiencetour@gmail.com or call us at +212 644 16 9314

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