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Saturday, 19 April 2014 00:00

Marrakech, Atlas and the coast (5- 7 days)

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You're visiting Marrakech for a few days but you would also like a taste of the desert, the High Atlas mountains and/ or the Atlantic coast while you are in Morocco ? Then, this tour is for you. While being an all year round favorite, it is particularly ideal with those travelling to Morocco in summer, when the temperatures make the Sahara inacessible. Or maybe you just don't have the time for the 10 hour trip to the Sahara from Marrakech ( after all, it would take at least a 3 day return journey).

And so we have imagined a tour that blends the sensory overload of the imperial city of Marrakech, replete with palaces, gardens, museums and art galleries, with one or two nights in the Atlas Mountains trekking and taking in the views, and one or two nights by the Atlantic beach, unwinding in bohemian Essaouira or sleepy Oualidia. For a taste of the desert, also spend one night in a private tent in the Agafay desert, with dinner under the starriest skies and a camel trek. 4 to 5 days of history, arhitecture, shopping, crafts, adventure and farniente. To ensure availability, we recommend booking at least 3-4 months in advance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Published in Morocco Private Tours
Saturday, 18 January 2014 00:00

Salt and all that glitters ( 13 - 16 days)

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A 14 day private tour to classic and off- the- beaten track sites in Morocco. 

This 14 day custom Morocco tour covers Marrakech and Fez, the Erg Chigaga dunes, Taroudant and the Atlantic coast over two weeks. The itinerary picks up the ancient caravan route (this side of Sahara) after stopping in Marrakech and Fez, the most fascinating imperial cities. It also entails a 5 hour drive across the Sahara. It reaches Taroudant, the ‘little Marrakech’, to then follow the Atlantic coast along deserted beaches and turqoise waters and unveil the unique architecture and farniente of Essaouira or to-die-for sea food of Oualidia. The pace is carefully balanced and ample time for relaxing and leisure has  been thought of. The myriad of landscapes is only matched by the diversity of cultures and their heritage: Arab, Berber, Touareg, Jewish, Portuguese and French. From suspended- in- time fishing villages to Berber adobe palaces, desert oases and Portuguese fortresses to the best conserved historic town of the Arab world, this is Morocco's a-thousand-and-one facets' tour. 

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Most of our guests prefer adding an extra day to either allow for some relaxing time by the beach in Essaouira or trekking in the Atlas Mountains. We can also break the distance in two on Day 4 and/ or Day 10 if you think the drive is too long.

Published in Morocco Private Tours
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