Cultural Basecamp

Morocco Southern Charm Tour

Marrakech, Morocco

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Prices From: $2,638 per person

The Southern Charm trip is perfect for those who want a quick escape from Marrakech. Once picked up, you'll head down south along the Draa Valley and into Zagora and into the Erg Chigaga region of the Sahara Desert. From there, it's a drive through some of Morocco's most spectacular scenery before arriving in Taroudant. Then, it's off to Morocco's laid-back coastal town of Essaouira before returning back to the Red City of Marrakech.

This tour is not available in July and August.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 - Marrakech - Zagora

Today, you will be picked up in the morning in Marrakech and travel over the High Atlas Mountains and through the Draa Valley. Soon thereafter is Zagora where you'll be staying in a lovely bed and breakfast. Total travel time today is 6 hours.

Overnight: Villa Zagora (Dinner included)

Day 2 - Tamegroute - Mhamid - Erg Chigaga

Today, you'll continue two more hours on your Morocco tour along the road to M'hamid. Along the way, you'll be able to visit holy town of Tamegroute, known for its library with ancient manuscripts, and green pottery. Then, it's two more hours off road to Erg Chigaga, where you will arrive to our camp site where you can enjoy a camel ride at sunset. Then, prepare for a surreal night under the stars. Dinner will be served al fresco and you'll be sleeping in a rustic Bedouin-style tent. Total travel time today is 4 hours.

Day 3 - Iriki - Taroudant

Following your stay in the Sahara Desert of Erg Chigaga, you'll continue through rocky desert and cliff-laden terrain before going through Iriki and Tata and eventually to Taroudant. Total travel time today is 7 hours.

Overnight: Kasabat Annour (Breakfast, Dinner included)

Day 4 - Taroudant - Essaouira

Afer leaving Taroudant, you'll head a short distance to Essaouira before being able to relax on the beach, try kite surfing or wind boarding, or simply enjoy exploring the medina filled with wood craftsworkers. Total travel time today is 3 hours.

Overnight: Ryad Watier (Breakfast included)

Day 5 - Essaouira - Marrakech

Following breakfast, you'll head back to the Red City of Marrakech and be dropped off at your hotel or riad. We hope you enjoyed this off-the-beaten path journey!

Accommodation Information

Villa Zagora

This bed and breakfast provides a world in itself: a multitude of atmospheres are made up of small cozy sitting rooms, dens with fireplaces, large patios, a garden refreshed by falling water, comfortable air conditioned bedrooms. The staff treat you like family and are happy to make your stay as comfortable as possible.

Kasabat Annour

Located near Agadir, in Taroudant, in the very heart of the city, this charming and quiet Taroudant guest house offers air-conditioned rooms with private terraces and Caidal tents, ideal for the more adventerous traveler.

This beautiful place, surrounded by the hundred-year-old walls of "Little Marrakech" and featuring exceptional views of the Atlas mountains is an ideal place to stay in Taroudant.

Ryad Watier

Entirely renovated by Moroccan artists and craftsman, the Ryad Watier is a guest house located in the heart of Essaouira, in the intimate atmosphere of its timeless medina. This traditional riad awaits you for your stay in Morocco.

With its light, colors and space, the Ryad Watier offers a wonderful atmosphere and outstanding facilities in the ten spacious and richly decorated suites and master suites, the large lounges, the patio, the garden and the two terraces with sea views (lovely for breakfast!), the hamman, the library and the Moroccan cuisine. This is a guesthouse for exploring Essaouira at your own pace.

Location

Region: Africa - North, West and Central

Address:
Marrakech
Morocco

Amenities/Activities

Breakfast Breakfast

Day Tours Day Tours

Ecologically Responsible Ecologically Responsible

GBC Staffpick GBC Staffpick

Archeology Indigenous Archeology Indigenous

General Information

Price Includes

  • All accommodation as mentioned
  • Daily breakfast
  • All other meals as mentioned
  • Tours/activities as mentioned
  • Professional English speaking guide during tours
  • All transport as mentioned
  • Full support before, during & after your trip

Price Excludes

  • International flights
  • Taxes and fees
  • Travel insurance (recommended)
  • Entrance visas when applicable
  • Other services not mentioned
  • Tips and gratuities to guides, drivers
  • Expenses of a purely personal nature