The 8 day tour to the Anti-Atlas rolling mountains from Marrakech will include the travel through the fertile Souss Valley, Taroudant, Anti-Atlas, Essaouira and the Coastline.
Day1: Marrakech – Ouirgane
Arrival at the Menara International Airport of Marrakech. Your professional and English speaking driver will drive you from Marrakech to the High Atlas Mountains through Tahanouet, Asni to the lush valley of Ouirgane where you will spend your first night.
Day2: Ouirgane – Tinmel Mosque – Tizi n’Test – Taroudant
After breakfast in your hotel, we will head further south west through the spectacular Tizi n’Test, which is a “snaky road” with absolutely impressive panoramic views over the High Atlas Mountains. Berber villages built in adobe and stones at the edge of the mountains offer an ideal option for nice pictures. The day will include a tour around the crumbling mosque of Tinmel that was built by the Almohad Dynasty before moving to Marrakech in the 12th century. The journey of the day will take us to our final destination of the day Taroudant.
Day3: Exploring Taroudant
We will spend the day exploring the beautiful city of Taroudant that has been always described as the “Grandmother of Marrakech” because it has the shape of Marrakech with its high fortified walls and unique style of life but much older since the Almoravids settled in here in the 11th century before founding Marrakech. We will visit the Souks where authentic way of life is still visible. You may include a Hammam or Spa treatment and in the evening you may take a tour around the walls of the Medina by horse drawn taxi.
Day4: Taroudant – Tafraoute
After breakfast, we will drive to Tafraoute through the rolling Anti-Atlas Mountains where you will appreciate the varied landscapes, we will traverse Ighrem Village, Amzrou before the rocky town of Tafraoute. Spend a couple of hours wondering around the town of Tafraoute before going to the Hotel.
Day5: Tafraoute – Tiznit – Mirleft
In the morning, we will drive further south west to the beautiful city of Tizinit, where we will make a visit to its silver souks, the former Jewish Quarter “Mellah”, the vegetable market and much more. After lunch we will drive to the Atlantic Coastline to the nice and peaceful village of Mirleft. Mirleft has a large and quiet beach that is perfect for honeymooners or to just chill out.
Day6: Taroudant – Agadir – Essaouira
Today, the journey will include a drive along the Atlantic Coastline. We will first visit Agadir known for its port, Souk El Had or Sunday Market even though it’s open 7 days per week, the Kasbah, the sandy beach of Agadir and much more. We will resume our drive along the coastline through Tamri known for its organic bananas and Argan trees that are spread along the way. It’s possible to include a visit to the women Argan Cooperative to form an idea about the heritage through which every Moroccan is proud of. In the late afternoon, we will arrive to the nice town of Mogador or Essaouira.
Day7: Walking guided tour of Essaouira
After breakfast, your English speaking local tour guide of Essaouira will take for a walking guided tour of Essaouira to enable form a meticulous idea about Essaouira and its popular attractions. Walk to the Harbour of Essaouira that turned, once upon a time, into one of the most important trading port center, walk through the narrow alleyways of the Medina with its little shops selling small itmes for souvenirs.You will visit the Mellah or the former Jewish Quarter. Essaouira is known for its Thuya forest and craftsmen have been skilful in making some of the finest and beautiful items using Thuya wood. The tour will also include a visit to the fish market where you can taste fresh fish.
Day8: Essaouira – Marrakech
In the morning, we will take the road back to Marrakech to drop you off either at the airport or at your designated Hotel/Riad.
The 8 days tour of Morocco to the Anti-Atlas Mountains from Marrakech includes the following:
- Private 4WD or MPV for 8 days including professional English speaking driver/guide and fuel.
- 7 nights accommodation in comfortable and nice hotels/Riads with BB.
- Personal local tour guides in Marrakech, Rabat, Meknes and Fes
- Admission fees to the historical sites.
The tour to the desert does not include the following:
- Meals except ones mentioned above.
- Beverages including water.
- Tips when appropriate and other extras.