Casablanca – Fez – Erg Chebbi – Marrakech - Essaouira: 10- 12 Days
This 9 day private Morocco tour is among our most off- the- beaten track itineraries.
Lost Kingdoms (8- 10 days)
This 9 day off- the- beaten- track Morocco tour leaves Marrakech over the High Atlas mountains, reaches the Sahara to then take you deep south into a mystical land where not many have ventured before. We follow the old caravan route from Marrakech over the High Atlas mountains, past UNESCO world site Ait Benhaddou, along the Draa river with its Biblical villages and lush palm grove and into the Sahara desert. After riding a camel and having dinner under the stars, spend the night in Erg Chigaga dunes, in the safety of your private tent. Then, ride through the desert, have tea with the nomads and pick up milennia- old fossils. Later on, continue south, and uncover some of Morocco’s besh hidden secrets, with the distinct feeling that you are the first person to ever walk there.
Trekking up a dry river bed to find yourself in the middle of primordial gorges, their wax- like lava walls appearing to have caught time suspended. Century- old granaries, fierce mountain- top fortresses, where the village folks still stock their grains.
The ruins of a 17th century mosque, hidden in the middle of a palm grove. The millennia old rock engravings, portraying wild animals, hunters and some of the first letters of the Berber alphabet.
Then, we head north into the Anti Atlas and spend a night in the highly picturesque village of Tafraoute, a heaven for trekking, hiking and mountain biking. End the tour with some pristine Atlantic beaches, before reaching the ‘small Marrakech’ – Taroudant.
Please find below the resumed itinerary (driving times don’t include stops):
Day 1: Marrakech- Telouet – Ait Benhaddou ( 3 hour drive).
Day 2: Ait Benhaddou – Ouarzazate – Agdz – Zagora ( 3 hour drive).
Day 3: Zagora – Mhamid – Erg Chigaga dunes ( 3 hour drive).
Day 4: Erg Chigaga – Lake Iriki – Foum Zguid – Tata ( 4 hour drive).
Day 5: Tata- Akka – Icht ( 2 hour drive).
Day 6: Icht – Amtoudi (1 hour drive).
Day 7: Amtoudi – Tafraoute ( 3 hour drive).
Day 8: Tafraoute – Taroudant ( 3 hour drive).
Day 9: Taroudant – Taghazout/ Chichaoua – Marrakech (4- 5 hour drive).
You may choose to follow the original tour itinerary as described on the website or have us create a tailor made itinerary around your preferences. Please note that all our tours of Morocco are private and daily stops are accommodated along the way every couple of hours for you to visit a site, take a stunning photo or stretch your legs.
Feel free to let us know if you would like to include a site/ activity of your own in the itinerary. If you don’t know where to start some ideas are:
– visit the nomad grottoes and Berber granary;
– learn about life in the palm grove, the khetarra irrigations, the pottery craft, the olive oil press;
– hot air balloon flight over Marrakech and its surroundings;
– traditional Moroccan hammam ( steam bath) with eucalyptus soap body scrub;
– lunch inside a Berber home;
– bake bread with the local ladies in the village’s oven;
– trekking/ hiking in the Anti Atlas or High Atlas mountains;
– surfing or wind- surfing on the Atlantic coast.
Bellow you will find our tentative rates ( no two itineraries are similar ) based on two persons traveling together, with the relevant accommodation option. For discounted rates, we invite you to book off season. 1 % of our revenues are donated towards social causes in Morocco.
Dreamers: starting from 1650 €/ 1785 US $ / 1465 £ per person ( double room & basic desert tent);
Privilege: only available in certain locations;
Divine: not available for this tour.
Our portfolio accommodations do not fit into a rigorous star rating system, so we have named them Dreamers, Privilege and Divine, to best resume their nature. To ensure availability, we recommend booking at least 3-4 months in advance.
Pricing can vary at different times of the year. If you book your tour to take place in December, January ( outside NYE holidays), February, June, July and August, you will enjoy our low season rates. An exact rate will be offered once we have agreed on the precise itinerary, accommodation range preferred and any extras you would like to include. Discounts apply when 3 or more persons share the vehicle(s). You can also choose to mix different accommodation ranges within the same circuit.
Our rates include:
– private use of the English fluent driver- guide and the modern air- conditioned Toyota 4×4;
– boutique/ luxury hotel accommodation for 7 nights;
– Sahara camel trek and private basic or luxury tent for 1 night;
– 8 three- course- meal dinners and 8 breakfasts for 2 persons;
– refreshing drinks inside the vehicle all along the itinerary;
– local English speaking guides;
– admission fees to all local sites and attractions;
– 24 hours travel assistance with Privilege level;
– gasoline and highway tolls;
– transport insurance, VAT and visitors tax.
WHY SHOULD YOU BOOK WITH US
# We are based in Morocco since 2006 and no, we don’t work from home :). We scout for the most unique sites & local experiences all year round. We present these on our blog, Facebook and Instagram pages. And only a travel agent based in Morocco can keep you up to date with latest travel restrictions within Morocco or how to get the fastest PCR test;
# We anonymously test, hand- pick and continuously update the best boutique and luxury hotels, Riads , eco lodges and Kasbahs across Morocco;
# We strive to bring you most authentic experiences. Some of them are unique: private flight to the Sahara; visit of a medina with a local university teacher; mechoui with a nomad family;
# we accept payments by credit card, PayPal, bank transfer and, in the near future, alternative coins;
# we are on hand 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, before and during your tour, by email, phone or Skype/ Zoom.
Ready to create your unique Morocco tour? Get in touch here with our on- the- ground team in Morocco.