A magnificent parade of landscapes of colors and flavors...
Arrival to Marrakech, transfer to your Riad.
Strolling through the iconic alleys of the old town is like stepping back in time and immersing yourself in the way of life of the city’s locals. The labyrinthine souks of Marrakesh are the perfect fusion of colors, scents, energy and vitality.Admire the magnificent minaret of the Koutoubia Mosque. This symbol, the most recognizable of the city, is a masterpiece of the Hispano-Moorish style. It was erected in the 12th century and served as a model for the Giralda in Seville.Lovers of the eternal Orient will visit the magnificent Bahia Palace, where luxurious rooms alternate with secret courtyards. The refined decor is underlined by the charming Andalusian gardens. For a moment, live life in blue and green in the shaded paths and along the ponds of the Majorelle Garden. Collections of exotic plants and cactus from around the world bloom near Yves Saint-Laurent's Art Deco villa. The artist's ashes were scattered in this serene paradise.Late afternoon: visit to Place Jemaa El Fna, a veritable open-air theatre: an incredible hub of culture. Voices and music, unique local restaurants, storytellers, magicians, snake charmers, merchants vying for attention passers-by... The experience is truly unique and overwhelming.
Morning departure to Ouarzazate by the main road through the High Atlas with a parade of various and enchanting landscapes. Stop at the Tich'n'Tichka at 2260 m altitude. The road then connects Telouet to Ait Ben Haddou through the splendid valley of Ounila, where one finds very beautiful kasbahs: kasbah of Glaoui. Continuation to the Famous Kasbah Ait Benhaddou which served as a setting for many films (Ex. Gladiator). The Kasbah is now a UNESCO protected monument. Arrival in Ouarzazate, visit of the Kasbah taourirt. Departure to The oasis of Skoura, which is one of the largest concentrations of earthen fortresses in the whole southern Morocco, visit the kasbah of Amerhidil built in the 17th century. Dinner and accommodation in a Kasbah, a Berber citadel.
Berber breakfast at the hotel. On the road of the thousand kasbahs, you will have the opportunity to admire the unique architecture made by Berber populations who erected these impressive earthen fortresses like the kasbah AMRIDIL: a beautiful fortified building, freshly renovated, dating from the 17th century. Then you will discover the beautiful Valley of Roses. The entry into the valley takes you into absolutely magnificient panoramas with arid landscapes of ochre and pink rocks and mountains cut by the course of the Dadès "oued" that gives life to a lush vegetation: palm trees, date palms and… roses Then you will cross the Jbel Saghro via Tizi N'tazazert. Arrive in N'Kob for lunch (optional). Continue to Tansikht along a beautiful succession of gardens. Visit the ksar Tamnougalt which means "meeting place". This Ksar was an important crossroads at the time when large caravans traded between the Tafilalet and Timbuktu. Arrival in the desert of Tizi, dinner and accommodation in a Berber tent.
Breakfast then departure for Taliouin via the track between the erg of Chegaga and Drâa, passing by the lake Iriqui, then by Foum Zguid. Then continue by the road via Taznakht. Stop at the carpet cooperatives for a detailed explanation of the different types of carpet of the area. Then you will take the road to the little Marrakesh: Taroudant and its red walls. Dinner and accommodation.
Breakfast, then departure to the old fortified town of Taroudant. An adorable Berber village dominated by the High Atlas mountains. You will then take the road to Agadir, optional lunch followed by a visit of the medina of Agadir. The tour will begin with a tour of the marina and harbour. Discover the traditional craft of wooden fishing boats. Then visit the ruins of the Kasbah of Agadir Oufella, destroyed during the 1960 earthquake, from where you can admire the largest sardine fishing port in the world. Then visit the old district of Talborjt and the center of argan oil production. End with a wonderful walk in the Agadir souk, the open-air market, and do some shopping. Dinner and accommodation.
A full day at the seaside
Transfer and departure