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This remarkable adventure forgoes the more-trodden path in favor of the remote southern parts of Morocco. Without skimping on comfort, you are immersed in the endless pastel moonscapes of deep country. Transfixing sand dunes, palm oases, red-hued rocky plateaus, windswept beaches, and enchanting villages—the landscape varies widely, surprising travelers with new sights and sounds, textures and colors.
Heading south from Marrakech, you bid big cities farewell and spend days crossing stunning desert geography from the Atlantic coast in the west to dunes in the east by four-wheel-drive vehicle. There are stops for picnics at stunning overlooks and interactions in rarely visited matriarchal villages. Nights are spent in splendid boutique properties: a terraced white-stone house perched high over a valley of argan trees; an adobe home in the middle of a palm grove oasis; a nomadic camp in the Sahara at the edge of a dry lake; a red-stone abode with breezy terraces and mountain views; and a sensational traditional casbah surrounded by a luscious garden. In just a week (or more if you wish), you can kick ocean waves, ride camels, hike to historic agadirs, lounge on hilltop patios with fresh mint tea in hand, savor cooking demonstrations and delicious meals served al fresco, sleep out under the desert stars, and revel in massages and butler service.
"It was the most melodic call to prayer I've heard. Beautiful voice, reverberating through the Anti-Atlas Mountains, in the remote village of Aujou." –GeoEx trip designer Starla Estrada
If you have more time and the desire to roam farther, we're happy to design your trip with time in Marrakech (home to the fabled Djemaa el Fna square), medieval Fès (beloved for its thin minarets and labyrinthine souk), the High Atlas Mountains, and more.
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Itinerary at a Glance
- Day 1:
arrive in Marrakech; drive to Argan Tree Valley and Azrarag; overnight at Maison des Arganiers
- Day 2:
drive to coast; beach picnic; continue to Maison de l'Oasis
- Day 3:
on to Aoujou via Amtoudi agadir and Akka palm grove; overnight at Maison Rouge
- Day 4:
on to sand dunes via Ait Kin and Foumzguid; overnight at nomadic camp
- Day 5:
drive to Skoura palm grove; overnight at Dar Ahlam
- Day 6:
Dar Ahlam relaxation and excursions
- Day 7:
drive to Ouarzazate; depart.
We'll adjust this itinerary to your specific interests and time frame, including adding time in other parts of Morocco.