From the bustling souks of Marrakech, through the winding roads of the High Atlas and the endless sands of the Agafay, onto the coastal clime of Essaouira, discover the essence of Morocco with this private tour. Enjoy trekking and desert safaris, meet Berber tribesmen and feast on the famed culinary delights of the country!

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Itinerary Summary

DayPlaceHighlightsHotel Options
1 - 3MarrakechAncient Medina, Souks and Cuisine, Artisan HeritageRiad Farnatchi
3 - 5High AtlasTraditional Berber Architecture, Jbel Toubkal Mountain, TrekkingKasbah du Toubkal, The Capaldi
5 - 6Agafay DesertRocky Desert, Stunning Landscape, Camel RidesInara Camp, Agafay
6 - 8EssaouiraCostal Town, Seafood, Souks (markets), Old townSalut Maroc, Heure Bleue Palais
8 - 9MarrakechAncient Medina, Souks and Cuisine, Artisan HeritageES Saadi

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  • Adventure
  • Heritage
  • Landscape
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Itinerary Details

Day 1 - 3

International Arrival

Transfer from Marrakech Airport to your Hotel

Marrakech

2 Days

Marrakech, with its aura of mystery and exoticism, begs to be explored! From its humble origins as a garrison of the Almoravid desert warriors, Marrakech today is a vibrant city where modernity meets tradition.

Included Activities

Magical Marrakech Discovery
Set out with your private guide to unravel the wonders of the red city! With its exoticism and aura of mystery, Marrakech enjoys legendary status as a tourist attraction. It has the unique distinction of being the city after which the country is named. On this tour, visit the famous Koutoubia Mosque dating back to the 12th century which is also the largest in the city. Listen to your local expert explain the origins of this mosque and its prominent minaret. Afterwards, head over to the Saadian Tombs situated near the Kasbah Mosque. Gaze in wonder at the Italian carrara marble used across the mausoleum. Next, explore the 19th century El Bahia Palace featuring a blend of Islamic and Moroccan styles of architecture. Enjoy the hustle and bustle of the souks at the heart of the old city that offer a variety of wares for visitors to browse through. (Full Day; Time of Day: Morning; Duration: 7 hrs; Private Activity & Transfer; Fixed Time; Fitness Level: Easy;)

Hotel Options
Riad Farnatchi – Opt 1
RoomSuite 9
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
Day 3 - 5

Drive from Marrakech to High Atlas Mountains (80 km, 2 hrs)

High Atlas

2 Days

High Atlas mountain range of Morocco, invites you on an exciting trekking vacation. The region offers you a visual treat with the majestic countryside dotted with walnut and cherry trees stretching as far as the eye can see.

Included Activities

Trekking Up The Atlas
Go on a trek up the Toubkal, the highest peak of the great Atlas Mountains. Begin at the Kasbah du Toubkal, a mountain retreat perched on a hilltop. Trek for about two hours, following a steep mule trail, till you reach the Tizi M’zik mountain pass. Take as many breaks as you wish to rest along the way and to enjoy the glorious views. See the small villages on the sloping hillsides, near the agricultural terraces and fruit orchards – indicators of the community of Berber people living in the area. Enjoy the scent of the surrounding juniper forests, the beauty of the mountains and the spectacular views of the Imlil and Azadane valleys as you reach Tizi M’zik mountain pass. (Half Day; Morning Activity; Private Activity & Transfer; Fitness Level: Moderate, as it involves trekking through a short but steep trail).

Hotel Options
RoomStandard Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleGuest house
The Capaldi – Opt 2
RoomRiad Capaldi
MealsBreakfast
StyleResort
Day 5 - 6

Drive from High Atlas Mountains to Agafay (100 km, 2.5 hrs)

Agafay Desert

1 Day

Agafay Desert is your ideal destination for some fun excursions amid the sand desert. The desert is a popular spot for adventurous quad biking trips and thrilling tent camping experiences.

Hotel Options
RoomDiscovery Tent
MealsBreakfast
StyleCamp
Day 6 - 8

Drive from Agafay to Essaouira (300 km, 4.5 hrs)

Essaouira

2 Days

Essaouira, a picturesque coastal town overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, is yours to discover. This easygoing fishing port dating back to the 17th century is where Orson Wells filmed Othello!

Included Activities

Sights and Sounds Of Essaouira
Go on a guided walk through Essaouira, a charming coastal city built by the Portuguese in the 17th century. Enjoy the laid back vibe that makes Essaouira so different from cities such as Marrakech. Roam the medina, passing by stark white buildings while your guide provides interesting trivia – such as the fact that Essaouira was one of the locations for the Orson Welles movie Othello. Visit some of the city’s landmarks, such as the 18th century synagogue, the Jewish cemetery and the fortress. Savor a meal of fresh fish cooked before your very eyes at the fishing port. Later, explore the street full of thuya handicrafts – thuya is a tree indigenous to the region and Essaouira is renowned for carved woodwork. The city also has a small souk you can visit. Finally unwind with some fun activities on the beach, choosing between windsurfing, kitesurfing, camel riding, horse riding and quad bikes. (Half Day; Morning/Evening Activity; Private Activity & Transfer; Fitness Level: Easy)

Hotel Options
Salut Maroc – Opt 1
RoomMalika Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
RoomClassic Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
Day 8 - 9

Drive from Essaouira to Marrakech (120 km, 3 hrs)

Marrakech

1 Day

Marrakech, with its aura of mystery and exoticism, begs to be explored! From its humble origins as a garrison of the Almoravid desert warriors, Marrakech today is a vibrant city where modernity meets tradition.

Hotel Options
ES Saadi – Opt 1
RoomStandard Room
MealsBreakfast

Transfer from your Hotel to Marrakech Airport

International Departure

 Price & Inclusions

  • Option 1 From $ 3,090 /person
  • Option 2 From $ 3,660 /person

Prices are in USD and exclude international flights. This trip price is based on low season rates for accommodation and other applicable services, and may change depending on availability, currency fluctuations and number of people traveling together. For high season prices, please contact us with your exact travel dates and preferences.

Price Includes

  • Accommodation in one double room for 9 days / 8 nights
  • Meals as indicated
  • All activities as listed :
    • Marrakech: Magical Marrakech Discovery
    • High Atlas Mountain: Trekking up the Atlas
    • Essaouira: Sights and Sounds of Essaouira
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Marrakech, Mountains and Coastal Gems Uncovered

9 days $ 3,090 / person

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