9 days The treasures of Sousse, Anti-Atlas & the southern Atlantic coast
On this tour you will discover the Souss region and learn the big drafty Berber culture and their knowfirst hand. Here you can enjoy the magnificent scenery of the Anti-Atlas with huge rock formations, pristine beaches, secluded coves and high cliffs on the Atlantic coast.
Day 1: Marrakech (arrival)
In the airport you will be met by your guide and driver who will drive you to your Riad. Depending on the time of arrival is possible to do first visits.
Day 2: Marrakech (visits)
With our guide you will visit in the morning the old medina of Marrakech with its many attractions: The Koutubia mosque, the huge square Jamaa el Fna, the colorful souks with their oriental scents that over 400 years old madrasa “Ben Youssef” and the Museum of Marrakech. The afternoon is at your leisure. You may want to visit one of the many exotic gardens, relax in a traditional Hammam steam bath or visit the famous Bahia Palace, a former palace of the Grand Vizier with wonderful oriental decoration. Group dinner in a typical Moroccan restaurant in the old town.
Day 3: Marrakech – Asni – Taroudant (250 km)
After the thousand and one night stay start your tour to Taroudant. Take a very nice track, to the High Atlas many small Berber villages, where it is worth several times to stop. Short afternoon you arrive Taroudant, the ancient capital of Sousse reminded through the beautiful city walls and lively souks and wonderful with her extensive product range very strongly to her big sister Marrakech. The city is also surrounded by impressive defensive mud walls with square towers. In a carriage you will visit on 7 km the five goals of the wall. Large orchards surrounding the city. In the Medina and the souks it’s very lively and the abundance of decorative goods, jewelry, rugs and other antiques is astonishing.
Day 4: Taroudant – AitBaha – Tafraoute (170 km)
Today the journey goes deeper into the Anti-Atlas and Souss in the culture AitBaha. In the afternoon you will arrive at Tafraoute. The small town is located in the center of the Ammeln region at around 1000 meters altitude in the western Anti-Atlas. Nature has formed here a marvelous mountain with bizarre rock of granite, shimmering pink in the sun. The most famous of them, the Chapeau de Napoleon, rising a few kilometers south of the city. The red-washed mosques and houses blend harmoniously into the landscape. Together with the green palm trees gives a fantastic panorama that is exceeded when the almond trees blossom in February.
Day 5: Tafraoute – Sidi Ifni (180 km)
After breakfast you put your tour to the Atlantic coast to Sidi Ifni, the former garrison town and the Spanish colony that exudes a ramshackle charm today. With its Art Deco buildings of the 1930s. The city has beautiful and pristine beaches in part with gigantic rocks formations dating back to the water. A walk guides you through this natural spectacle, where you will experience unforgettable beautiful moments.
Day 6: Sidi Ifni – Tiznit – Agadir (170 km)
About Tiznit the Silver City and many small towns go to Agadir. Deep in the south of Morocco fabulous heritage rooted, Agadir is one of the most charming seaside resorts in the UK. Here you can visit the colorful Souk El Hed or relaxing on the beach. At sunset, take the high point of the city “Agadir Ofla” where you have a wonderful view over the city, the beach and the harbor. In the evening you can enjoy a Moroccan mint tea in a cafe on the beach.
Day 7: Agadir – Essaouira (175 km)
Located along the Atlantic coast has many fishing villages and surf camps you drive towards Essaouira Mogador then called. Next take a sightseeing tour with your guide, then you can enjoy the fresh grilled fish right on the harbor for lunch.
Day 8: Essaouira (stay)
The whitewashed houses with blue shutters create a contrast to the impressive ocher walls a pretty picture. From the city walls you can enjoy a wonderful view of the old town. The Medina is on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in recent years. She is very lively and inviting with its cozy restaurants, bustling streets, picturesque squares and colorful shops to stay. The sandy beaches of Essaouira are among the finest in the country. Here and in the neighboring places, provide excellent conditions for wind and kite surfers from around the world.
Day 9: Essaouira – Marrakech (Return)
After relaxing stay you are driven by your driver to the airport in Marrakech, Morocco where your journey ends.