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Undiscovered Southern Morocco

Tailor Made Itinerary

11 Days From £2,995

Overview

Home to some of Morocco’s most spectacular natural and cultural highlights, the less explored south of the country provides the backdrop to this exciting Moroccan adventure. Heading off the beaten track you’ll avoid the crowds, as you journey from the Berber heart of the High Atlas and across the deserts and oases of the South. Starting your journey in the High Atlas mountain villages of Imlil and Ouirgane, you’ll have an opportunity to enjoy gentle walks and discover a little ...
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TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Visit Berber villages in the High Atlas Mountains
  • Drive across the dramatic Tizi n’Test Pass
  • Ride a camel through the Saharan dunes of the lesser explored Erg Chgagga
  • Experience the unforgettable journey across the Jbel Saghro range
  • Walk in the impressive Todra and Dades Gorges
  • Soak up the atmosphere of Marrakech’s famous Djemma Al Fna Square

ITINERARY

This is a suggested itinerary. Our experts have all travelled widely in the region and will be happy to tailor any of our itineraries to suit your tastes, or build a trip from scratch.

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DAY 1: MARRAKECH - IMLIL

DAY 1: MARRAKECH - IMLIL

You'll be met by a Wild Frontiers representative in Marrakech who will transfer you to the high peaks of the Atlas Mountains and the small village of Imlil. The rugged terrain has a beauty all of its own and walking is an ideal way to enjoy and appreciate this stunning area. Enjoy some walks in the area or relax at your accommodation for the afternoon.

Douar Samra Guest House
Dinner

DAY 2: IMLIL - OUIRGANE

DAY 2: IMLIL - OUIRGANE

Enjoy a morning exploring the local villages and mountain paths with your experienced guide. This afternoon you will then drive on to the rusty red valley of Ouirgane, located in the foothills of the High Atlas.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 3: OUIRGANE - IJOUKAK - TIN MAL - TAROUDANT

DAY 3: OUIRGANE - IJOUKAK - TIN MAL - TAROUDANT

Driving over the Tizin'Test Pass this morning, you'll spend a little time walking in the Ouirgane Valley, before continuing on to the potter's village of Ijoukak. Stopping to enjoy lunch here with a local family, you'll then pay a visit to the Tin Mal Mosque before driving over the stunning Tichka Plateau and into the lush valleys beyond. Your destination today is the market town of Taroudant, the 'Pearl of the Sous'.

Dar Zitoune
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4: TAROUDANT - TATA

DAY 4: TAROUDANT - TATA

After a chance to take a short wander through the ancient medina and souk of Taroudant, you then take the spectacular road through the Anti-Atlas Mountains and on to Tata. Stopping along the way to enjoy the scenery, on arrival in Tata you'll pay a visit the Palmeraie with a local guide, before finishing the evening at the hotel in time for dinner and a relaxing evening.

Dar Infiane
Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5: TATA - FOUM ZGUID - ERG CHIGAGA

DAY 5: TATA - FOUM ZGUID - ERG CHIGAGA

A morning at leisure provides the opportunity to pay a visit to a local co-operative, before leaving around midday for the drive through Foum Zguid to the mesmerising dunes of Chigaga. Arriving amongst the golden sands of the Sahara, this evening you will enjoy dinner and a bivouac beneath the stars at a luxury desert camp.

Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6: ERG CHIGAGA - M'HAMID - ZAGORA

DAY 6: ERG CHIGAGA - M'HAMID - ZAGORA

Waking with the dawn this morning, you'll watch the sunrise over the dunes of the Sahara before taking a camel ride across the desert. Continuing by road on through M'Hamid, where you will stop for lunch you then have a chance to visit the potteries and ancient library of Tamegroute, before reaching the oasis town of Zagora, where you will spend the evening.

Riad Lamane
Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 7: ZAGORA - AGDZ

DAY 7: ZAGORA - AGDZ

This morning you will continue through the Draa Valley onto the oasis town of Agdz. Explore one of the palmeries here and learn about the agricultural industries that are at the heart of this valley. This afternoon is then free to relax in your beautiful Kasbah.

Kasbah Azul
Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8: AGDZ - OUARZAZATE - AIT BEN HADDOU

DAY 8: AGDZ - OUARZAZATE - AIT BEN HADDOU

Continue your journey, stopping in Ouarzazate to visit its splendid Kasbah built in the early 20th century. About 20km northwest from here, up on a dramatic hillside, is the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most splendid kasbahs in the country. Built on a rock beside a shallow river, its marvellous architecture and preserved state has made it the setting of choice for films such as 'Lawrence of Arabia' or 'Jewel of the Nile'.

Ksar Ighnda
Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 9: AIT BEN HADDOU - TELOUET - MARRAKECH

DAY 9: AIT BEN HADDOU - TELOUET - MARRAKECH

Visit Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou this morning, a great opportunity to appreciate and explore the intricacies and atmosphere of a crumbling clay Kasbah village up-close. Winding through the narrow alleyways you will come to the granary of the top where you'll be rewarded with clear views across the valley. The journey then continues to Telouet, known as the road of slaves, to visit the Kasbah of El Glaoui. From here it's back into the mountains for a stunning drive over the High Atlas via the Tiz-n-Tichka Pass (2260 m), the highest in the country. Back down on the plains, arrive in fabled Marrakesh with plenty of time to check into your hotel and enjoy a drink.

Riad Monceau
Breakfast

DAY 10: MARRAKECH: MEDINA WALKING TOUR

DAY 10: MARRAKECH: MEDINA WALKING TOUR

A full day's walking tour of the Medina takes you through a labyrinth of narrow alleyways, filled with the colours and aromas of one of Morocco's most engaging cities. Emerging from the Dyers' Souk into the clamour of Marrakech's famous Djemaa el Fna Square, you'll take in a scene straight out of the Arabian Nights. This is the beating heart of the city and you'll have time to wander or just enjoy the scene from one of the square's roof top cafes.

Riad Monceau
Breakfast

DAY 11: DEPART MARRAKECH

DAY 11: DEPART MARRAKECH

You'll be transferred today to Marrakech airport in time to catch your onward flight.

Breakfast

SUGGESTED ACCOMMODATION

Mid-Range

Good quality service and overall comfort

Mid-Range

Good quality service and overall comfort

Mid-Range

Good quality service and overall comfort

Mid-Range

Good quality service and overall comfort

Mid-Range

Good quality service and overall comfort

Premium

Excellent standards without the big price tag

Premium

Excellent standards without the big price tag

Accommodation listed here is intended as a guide only, to give you a taste of what we can do. Our experts can tailor any aspect of this itinerary and accommodation to suit your budget and tastes.

GUIDELINE PRICE & WHAT’S INCLUDED

UNDISCOVERED SOUTHERN MOROCCO (11 DAYS) £2,995

MEALS

As specified in the itinerary, sampling some of the country's finest cuisine.

TRANSPORT

Private air-conditioned vehicles with experienced, dedicated drivers.

ENTRANCE FEES

Tours and admission fees, including tickets specified in the itinerary.

EXPERT TEAM

Licensed English-speaking guides and a support team available 24/7.

ACCOMMODATION

As specified in the itinerary, using some of our favourite local properties.

ACCOMMODATION

Ultra - The best of the best, the ultimate indulgence
Luxury - Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium - Excellent standards without the big price tag
Mid-Range - Good quality service and overall comfort
Simple - No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

CARBON CONTRIBUTIONS

If you book international flights through Wild Frontiers.

This itinerary is aimed to give you an idea of what we can offer. The price shown above is based on two people travelling outside of peak periods. As this itinerary is only a suggestion and can be tailor-made to suit your interests and budget, your final price may differ.

START PLANNING YOUR TRIP

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WHY WILD FRONTIERS?

Meet the expert, Jamie

Jamie is our Sub Saharan expert, who has travelled extensively in the region.

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+44 (0)20 3944 6258

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