Cultural Basecamp

Morocco Southern Charm Tour

Marrakech, Morocco

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Prices From: $2,800 per person

From the arid Sahara Desert to the beach resorts along the western coast, Morocco is a slide show of constantly shifting panoramas, landscapes and cityscapes. This country has played host to foreign conquerors and rulers from ancient Roman to modern French origins, and has emerged as a center of culture and commerce unlike anywhere else.

Begin your journey in Marrakesh exploring this amazing imperial city for a couple days. Then you'll head straight into the famous High Atlas Mountains to see the spectacular panoramic views and hang out with the locals. Next you'll enjoy time on the coast exploring the easy breezy coastal city of Essaouira followed by a final night in Casablanca to rehash your amazing experience as you say goodbye to your wonderful private guides and new best friends.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 - Casablanca Or Marrakesh Arrival

You will be picked up from the airport and taken directly to Marrakesh. If you arrive early enough, you can explore some sites in Marrakesh on your own. Don't forget, the Jma el Fna square comes alive at dusk and into the night with storytellers, musicians, acrobats, snake charmers and more. This is a must-see!

(Total Travel Time if coming from Casablanca: 3 Hours)

Overnight: Riad Snan 13 (Dinner included)

Day 2 - Marrakesh

In Marrakesh, today will be devoted to a private guided visit of the Marrakesh Medina. You can explore the Saadian tombs, Bahia Palace, Ali Ben Youssef Koranic School, and walk through the various souks. Lunch is included on the tour today.

Overnight: Riad Snan 13 (Breakfast, Lunch included)

Day 3 - Marrakesh - Atlas Mountains

Today, you'll be picked up at your riad and taken to the High Atlas Mountains. You'll be able to enjoy a guided day hike before having a picnic lunch. Following, you'll check into your lodge where dinner will be served this evening. Relax and enjoy the views!

(Total Travel Time: 2 Hours)

Overnight: Dar Imlil (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)

Day 4 - Atlas Mountains

In the High Atlas today, you'll have the choice of enjoying another guided hike of 2-5 hours with a picnic lunch or a driving tour of the Nfiss Valley with a visit to the Tin Mil Mosque. Lunch will be served en route and dinner will again be at the mountain lodge this evening.

Overnight: Dar Imlil (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)

Day 5 - Atlas Mountains - Essaouira

Leave the High Atlas today and head to the most laid back beach town in Morocco, if not in all of Africa. Don't let the wind bother you too much as this is Africa's wind capital as well. Surfers come from all over the world to ride the wind and water here. If the wind has died down, then the sun shines brightly.

(Total Travel Time: 4 Hours)

Overnight: Chbanate Riad (Breakfast included)

Day 6 - Essaouira

You'll have the day free to explore Essaouira on your own. Enjoy some seafood at restaurants that serve some of the best and freshest fish in the country.

Overnight: Chbanate Riad (Breakfast, Dinner included)

Day 7 - Essaouira - Marrakesh

This morning you can do any last minute shopping or sightseeing before heading to Marrakesh. (Or, if you have more time, drive to El Jadida up the coast instead and spend an overnight there before continuing on to Casablanca the next day.)

(Total Travel Time: 3 Hours)

Overnight: Riad Snan 13 (Breakfast included)

Day 8 - Marrakesh Or Casablanca Departure

You will be departing Morocco from Casablanca or Marrakesh today. We hope you have had a wonderful journey!

Accommodation Information

Riad Snan 13

Riad Snan 13 is a relaxing space where charm and essence run into the city's bubbly downtown area. Our riad offers you one Grand Suite and five double bedrooms, all of them with their own unique and special character, decorated with the uttermost care and attention to detail. A patio with a swimming pool. A dining area. Two chill-out areas to help you relax and panoramic terrace with incredible views.

Dar Imlil

Dar Imlil is a quiet and comfortable guest house located in a beautiful setting in the Atlas Mountains. The riad is wonderfully situated on the outskirts of the village of Imlil, near the river, and offers views of the summit of Mt Toubkal.

It is about a 5 minutes walk from the center of Imlil. The décor of its rooms and lounges reflects the local culture and style. All in all the perfect base from which to explore the Atlas Mountains, Berber villages and the Berber culture.

Chbanate Riad

The Chbanate Riad provides an authentic Morrocan experience in the enchanting city of Essaouira. It strikes the perfect balance between traditional and modern elements.

Set on the city wall, this beautiful riad offers a rooftop terrace overlooking the old medina of Essaouira. Its spacious guest rooms are elegantly decorated with Moroccan design and a fireplace. All of the air-conditioned rooms at the Riad Chbanate are also equipped with a TV and a luxurious bathroom with bathtub. They all overlook the riad’s indoor patio. There is also a hammam on site, and massages are available.


Region: Africa - North, West and Central



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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