Overview & Highlights:
- Enjoy the views of the beautiful Berber villages, lush valleys and mountains.
- Cross the high Atlas Mountains through Tizi-n-Tasset, with 2090m of altitude.
- Discover some of the world heritage sites in the area such as Tinmel mosque.
- Drive through Souss plains and enjoy the Argan fields in the region.
- Explore the ancient Medinas in the cities such as Taroudant and Essaouira.
- Enjoy the charming seashores in the coast of the Atlantic Ocean.
- Hopefully spotting the goats that climb the Argan trees along the way.
Day 1: Marrakech – Asni – Tizi-n-Tasset – Tinmel – Taroudant.
This exceptional tour starts with you after being picked up from your accommodation in Marrakech, and drive by an A/C vehicle to the south enjoying the stunning views along the way and going through the beautiful Berber villages. Then we will pass by Asni and Ijoukak, which are two villages with weekly markets and lush valleys lying on the high Atlas Mountains.
And to the small mountain village of Tinmel to discover Tinmel mosque which was built in 1156 to commemorate the founder of the Almohad dynasty, Mohamed Ibn Tumart, and listed in the UNESCO world heritage list in 1995. The edifice is one of the two mosques in Morocco open to non-Muslims, the other being the Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca.
Continue crossing the mountains through the spectacular Tizi n Tasset, the second highest pass in Morocco with an altitude of 2090m, and through Souss plains with the Argan fields, offering scenic views as long as the eye can admire. In the late afternoon eventually arrive to Taroudant, that is called little Marrakech, where you will take time explore its Medina surrounded by high and huge ramparts and stroll in its small alleys, before going to check into your Hotel/Riad.
Overnight in Taroudant.
Day 2: Taroudant – Tafraout – Sidi Ifni.
In the morning, after a leisurely breakfast in your hotel/Riad we will leave Taroudant toward the south driving again through the Argan fields and hopefully spotting the goats that climb the Argan trees along the way, this gorgeous road takes you through the anti atlas mountains to Tafraout, a beautiful quiet town lies on Ameln valley, and an exceptional destination for the tranquility and quietness seekers, here you will enjoy a traditional lunch.
And after a quiet stay we will head to the west and pass by Tiznit, another wonderful town known for its silver jewelry trade. The drive continues to Sidi Ifni, a wonderful city in the Atlantic Ocean where you will spend the night.
Overnight in Sidi Ifni.
Day 3: Sidi Ifni – Mirleft – Agadir.
After breakfast, visit the city of Sidi Ifni which is small city, and short time is enough to be seen. This city is called the gate of the Sahara on the coast; spend time in its decorated streets and have walk to the beautiful beach there. Leaving Sidi Ifni and head up the coast to Agadir passing by Mirleft, which is a wonderful town with a charming quiet beach, where the Ocean meets the Atlas Mountains.
Continue to the north and make stop on the way to visit the site of the National Park of Souss Massa, which is a national heritage known for its richness of a considerable biological and ecological diversity. It is home to more than 300 plant species, including the Argan tree, and 30 species of the mammalian fauna. The park also has many species of birds. This vast natural space offers you exceptional landscapes such as coastal dunes and a wintering area for a large number of migratory birds. After quiet stay in the park, drive north to Agadir.
Overnight in Agadir.
Day 4: Agadir – Taghazout – Essaouira.
In the morning, enjoy your breakfast and check out of your hotel. Then explore Agadir city where you will visit the lush valley of the birds in the center city, walk along the valley ending up in the beach, enjoy its charming views. And then climb up the hill to visit the Kasbah and the best view for the whole city and the ocean.
Leaving Agadir to the north toward Essaouira, you will make stop to visit Taghazout, a small beautiful town by the ocean with one of the quietest beaches and Morocco’s beautiful surfing spot. Then the drive continues to the north passing by Imsouane and Sidi Kaouki, two beautiful surfing areas. In the evening we will eventually arrive to Essaouira where you will spend the night.
Overnight in Essaouira.
Day 5: Essaouira – Marrakech.
Essaouira is a popular tourist destination with a white and blue seashore medina. It has a beautiful stone port area with a lot of crafts/ceramic shops, and stores that sell the Argan oil they make in the area. After breakfast you will leave your hotel to spend the day exploring the charming ocean-side medina which is a world heritage site, and stroll in the beach.
Visit the harbor and enjoy a delicious lunch in one of the restaurants of the fishing port. In the afternoon we drive back to Marrakech, on the way we could stop in one of several cooperatives of Berber women who make Argan oil, where we will also see the goats that climb the Argan trees besides the way. In the evening we will arrive to Marrakech and drop you off in your accommodation where our wonderful tour and our services will unfortunately end.