Prepare to be captivated by the spellbinding beauty of Southern Morocco on this self-guided tour and independent travel journey, perfect for those seeking the freedom to explore at their own pace. Traverse the stunning desert landscapes of Ouarzazate, Zagora, Taroudant, and Essaouira, while uncovering the abundant cultural, natural, and historical gems this region has to offer.
Initiate your unforgettable adventure in the vibrant city of Marrakesh, then delve into the majestic Sahara Desert, where immense dunes, enchanting rivers, rugged canyons, and dramatic gorges await your exploration. Continue southwest towards the Atlantic coast, basking in two nights of coastal tranquility amidst the seaside splendor.
As you navigate the awe-inspiring High Atlas Mountains en route to Southern Morocco, revel in the flexibility to personalize your itinerary, with pre-arranged transport and accommodations providing a smooth and hassle-free experience. Each day presents boundless opportunities to indulge your interests, from stargazing in the night sky and exploring the expansive Erg Chegaga area, to meandering through the lively streets of the traditional Berber market town of Taroudant.
Set out on this self-guided tour and independent travel escapade, and unveil the mesmerizing secrets of Southern Morocco while forging memories that will endure a lifetime.
Day 1: Marrakesh - Welcome and Begin Your Adventure • Arrival and key handover for your vehicle • Settle in for the night at a charming Riad or Hotel
Day 2: Ouarzazate - Journey Through the High Atlas Mountains • Traverse the breathtaking Tichka Pass • Explore the historic Kasbahs of Telouet and Ait Ben Haddou • Rest at a comfortable Hotel for the night
Day 3: Zagora - Discover the Enchanting Draa Valley • Visit the sacred Draa River pilgrimage site and lush palm oases • Marvel at the stark desert landscapes, towering mountains, and quaint clay villages • Overnight stay at a welcoming Hotel
Day 4: Erg Chigaga - Experience the Sahara's Magnificent Ergs • Visit M'hamid, the last village in the valley • Enjoy an exhilarating Jeep ride • Climb the towering Chegaga dunes • Spend the night under the stars at a desert camp
Day 5: Taroudant - Explore the Rich Berber Culture and Traditions • Venture through the scenic off-road track to Foum Zguid • Visit Tazenakht, renowned for its weaving and embroidery • Immerse yourself in Taliouine, the city of precious saffron "the red gold" • Rest at a picturesque Riad or Hotel for the night
Day 6: Agadir-Essaouira - Embrace the Coastal Beauty and Thrills • Discover Taghazout, a popular water sports destination • Pause en route to Essaouira at an Argan cooperative • Relax at a cozy Riad for the night
Day 7: Essaouira - Unwind by the Seaside • Delight in the laid-back atmosphere of Essaouira at your leisure • Overnight stay at a lovely Riad or Hotel
Day 8: Marrakesh - Return to the Royal City • Conclude your journey in the vibrant city of Marrakesh • Rest at a Riad or Hotel for the night
Day 9: Departure • Transfer to the Airport for your journey home