South Morocco Discovery

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From the colourful, chaotic medinas to the moody desert landscape, Morocco is a land filled with wonder and rich culture. Stay in traditional accommodation and explore villages off the beaten track. Learn the secret to the perfect couscous and have a go at haggling with traders in the souqs. Abounding with myths and legends, Morocco offers a surprise around every corner - this fast-paced adventure will delight travellers looking to discover all of its hidden treasures.

Itinerary

Day 1 Marrakech

Marvel in the spectacle of Marrakech, mingle with the performers and fortune-tellers at Djemaa el-Fna, or sample Moroccan fares alfresco at the night stalls. Relax whilst sipping mint tea with locals and enjoy the sunset over the Koutoubia minaret.

Day 2 Aroumd

Stay in a mountain gite with incredible views while exploring the High Atlas Mountains, then hike to the burial place of a medieval saint.

Day 3 Ait Benhaddou

Explore the grand kasbah of Ait Benhaddou, as featured in Lawrence of Arabia and Gladiator.

Day 4 Zagora

Embark on a journey towards the mighty Sahara, through the lush Draa Valley and on to Zagora - a small oasis town perfect for an overnight stop en route.

Day 5 Sahara Camp

Travel along rugged mountain ranges, through seas of sand and past the occasional oasis of date palms. Investigate an ancient library filled with manuscripts and discover the green-glazed pottery of Tamegroute. Ride camels across the sand at dusk and spend the night under the stars.

Day 6 Taroudannt

Climb aboard a 4x4 for an epic journey to the Erg Chigaga sand dunes. Look out for the incredible sight of goats climbing argan trees on the way to the bustling market town of Taroudannt. Take to the souqs and haggle with local traders for silver jewellery, ceramics and colourful mosaics.

Days 7-8 Essaouira

Travel to the seaside charm of Essaouira. Wander through the old medina and learn about this town with a local guide, then enjoy free time to relax by the beach, relax in cafes or browse the markets.

Days 9-10 Marrakech

Head back to the bustle of Marrakech and get lost in the mayhem of the souqs or seek out Majorelle Gardens to relax in a tropical oasis.

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