Experience fly-drive in South Morocco
Experience the very best of South Morocco on a fly-drive from Marrakech to the golden sands of the Sahara where you’ll journey through a mosaic of awe-inspiring landscapes. In Morocco’s Deep South the high peaks of the Atlas give way to a vast desert plateau of palm-filled valleys, fortified villages and earth-built Kasbahs – a vast natural arena for adventure-seekers.
Visit the dunes ofChegaga,one of the two biggest dune areas - and in general with far less touristy.
There is a lot of driving in this tour but it does give you a great Moroccan experience. The driving time can be reduced by either missing out the desert or Essaouira.
The beauty of the trip is that it can be structured to fit within the half-term holidays, make it then Spring or Autumn as the summer months will be far to hot for children.
Day 1 Arrival into Marrakech and transfer to Riad
Day 2 Discover Marrakech - A guided walking tour of Marrakech medina reveals Koutoubia, the Saadien Tombs, the old Jewish quarter, souks and tanneries afternoon quad biking overnight at Riad Africa,
Day 3 Drive to Ait Benhaddou, A winding route ascends the High Atlas as we journey to Telouet Kasbah and the World Heritage Ksar of Ait Benhaddou.
Day 4 Drive down Draa Valley to Chez Le Pacha. At Ouarzazate we see Taourirt Kasbah. Next we cross the volcanic Jebel Saghro and traverse the beautiful Draa Valley to sleep at Ouled Driss.
Day 5 Drive into the desert, for a Sahara experience and overnight in desert camp. Following sand tracks you can enjoy a real Saharan adventure on a desert drive to Morocco’s greatest expanse of dunes at Chegaga.
Day 6 Drive to Taroudant, overnight Dar Zitoune hotel. Today you'll see ever-changing landscapes on a crossing of the Anti-Atlas Mountains. Arriving at Taroudant explore the walled medina.
Day 7 Drive to Essaouira, M'Gallery Thalassa Sea & Spa Hotel
Day 8 Free day in Essaouira – either relax or explore Essaouira (ancient Mogador) with its picturesque harbour, blue fishing boats, ramparts, medina, souks and beach.
Day 9 Transfer to Marrakech Airport.
Includes: Private touring, accommodation in a Riad in Marrakech.
Half day private guided walking tour of Marrakech Medina, Camel ride in the desert, half day quad biking in the Palmeraie area near to Marrakech