Morocco and its colorful landscapes, its ancient traditions and its fascinating medinas await you on this adventure tour off the beaten track. Explore the south of Morocco and its incredible diversity with our local guides who will show you the highlights and the best kept secrets of their country!
Your tour begins as soon as you arrive at Casablanca airport, where we will happily welcome you. We will then head to our accommodation in the heart of Casablanca. Depending on your arrival time, you will have the rest of the day free to explore this great city of Morocco as you wish.
Casablanca is a sophisticated city that really represents modern Morocco. It has several impressive sights, including the grandiose Hassan II mosque that we will visit in the morning. This mosque is a real architectural treasure that will most probably amaze you! After a stroll in several districts of Casablanca, we will hit the road to Marrakech where we will settle for the night.
This morning, an official guide of Marrakech will show us around this imperial city that leaves no one indifferent! All your senses will be solicited in this visit which will make you discover the local life in Marrakech. Prepare to witness tradition and modernity in this very surprising city!
We will drive in the High Atlas via the Tizi n’Tichka pass, a road that winds through magnificent landscapes which indicate that the desert is getting closer. We will then take the Kasbah route, which means “fortress”, to discover these historic monuments and their meticulous architecture. After a few surprise stops, we will stop at the most famous fortress in the area: Ait Benhaddou. This fortress is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and it appeared in many films including Lawrence of Arabia and Gladiator. We will end the day in Ouarzazate.
You will have free time in the morning to rest or to discover Ouarzazate at your leisure. We will then drive to the Gate of the Desert, stopping at a few surprise places. We will also visit Tamegroute, a unique city renowned for its underground alleys, where you will be invited to have tea in a house of the village. You will then have time to relax by the pool at the end of the day.
For those who dreamed of exploring the Sahara Desert, this is your lucky day! We will get a ride in a 4WD (Four Wheel Drive) in the sand dunes to get to our camp located in the middle of the desert. To make your desert adventure even more memorable, you can go sandboarding in the dunes (free), quadbiking ($) or opt for a camel ride ($). We will then meet for dinner around the fire and under the stars, listening to the sound of traditional Berber music.
A spectacular sunrise awaits you this morning at the top of the sand dunes. After a gourmet breakfast, we will ride across the dunes again in our 4WD to get to Foum Zguid, where you will have the rest of the day free to enjoy as you wish.
On the way to the Atlantic coast, we will drive across the Anti-Atlas, a region dotted with spectacular valleys and oases. We will stop at Tazenakht, where local artisans specialize in the making of brightly colored carpets. A little further, we will reach Taliouine, the African source of saffron. Then, we will take you to a secret natural wonder of the area that will probably surprise you! We will end the day in Taroudant, nicknamed the “Little Marrakech”.
Today we will discover ancient local customs by visiting a traditional “agadir” (granary). Then, we will take a walk in a spectacular oasis, in the heart of gorges dotted with palm trees. Finally, we will visit the traditional house of a very welcoming local family.
Bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, Morocco has many spectacular coastal villages that are worth visiting. We will first hit the road via the Kerdous pass through Tiznit and its souk of silver jewelry. Then, you will be invited to taste local specialties in a delicious seaside meal. In the evening, discover at your leisure the magnificent seaside area of Agadir.
You will have a full free day in this paradise region of the Atlantic coast. Several options are available to you: surf in Taghazout or Tamraght, go hiking, visit Agadir, enjoy the beach, try a traditional hammam, etc. We also offer you a free yoga class on the beach if you wish to.
Get ready to feel like you’re in real paradise while visiting the Valley of Paradise ! Discover this beautiful gorge surrounded by palm trees and turquoise waterfalls that will make you want to jump right in!
Essaouira is a well-preserved, calm and beautiful coastal town. Take the time to explore this charming city while slowing down and taking in the adventures of the last few days. If you need some inspiration, we will happily share with you our favorite spots in Essaouira!
You will have some free time this morning in Essaouira to enjoy a good last mint tea. Then we’ll head to Casablanca to enjoy a last evening in Morocco.
We will bring you to the airport to say our goodbyes. See you on the next adventure!
In your free time, you are welcome to try any activity of your choice!
* Optional activities are entirely at your expense *
We carefully select all of our accommodations to ensure your comfort, safety and convenience. We will stay at all times in hotels, riads and guesthouses. Riads are typical Moroccan accommodations that are traditionally built around a garden or a terrace. It is a real pleasure to drink a good mint tea in this area and to admire the magnificent Moroccan architecture and its colorful tiles! The guest houses will give you the rare opportunity to meet Moroccan villagers who will be happy to make you discover their daily life, their culture and their traditional family recipes!
OPTIONS: Luxury tent in the desert (+100$ CAD) and ecolodge in Agadir (+50$/night). The ecolodge is located at approximately 20 min. drive from the beach.
* Minimum of 4 reservations to confirm the trip *
Entry formalities: Your passport must be valid at least 30 days following the date of your departure from South Africa.
A visa is not required for stays of less than 90 days.
Here are Christelle and Halim, your local guides who will accompany you throughout your adventures in Morocco! Since they have the well-being and happiness of travelers at heart, they always strive to make the travel experience surprising and memorable for all. For many years, they have been accompanying small groups to discover the most beautiful corners of Morocco. They will make you discover this amazing country while telling you all about the Berber culture and the customs of Moroccans.
Christelle is from France and she has lived in Morocco since 2008. Halim is from Morocco and he was born in the south of the country. Join this tour and discover Morocco with outstanding guides who will show you the best of their country!
Yulgo Travels is a travel agency in Montreal offering organized trips for everyone: adventure tours, volunteer trips, ski trips, yoga retreats and sun destinations. We also offer a Travel Companion service to accompany people with disabilities on their own trip and we can help you create your own tailor-made trip.
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