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There are many tours of the Imperial Cities of Morocco:
Marrakech, Casablanca, Rabat and Fez.
For us, true Majesty lies in nature.
This group (or private) tour is of the Sea, Mountains, Fields, Gorges & Deserts.
Come join us!
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Day 1: Arrive Agadir International Airport and drive circa 80 or so kilometres to Sidi Kaoki. To get a feel for this part of Morocco, check out our coastal tour description here: Relaxed, Coastal Morocco: A 9-day tour of Morocco for those who want to explore and relax, in July 2023. – Aussies in Morocco Tours
Day 2: Stay at Sidi Kaouki to recover from your flight. (Option of an extra day here if you think you might need it).
Day 3: Drive 25 km to Essaouira, an arty and beachy former Portuguese Port. Great food here. See also our self-guided day tour of Essaouira: Dial Up Your Sensory Sensitivity 3/6: Essaouira – Listen to the birdsong not just to the birds – Aussies in Morocco Tours Then drive 2.5 hours to Marrakech and stay in a lovely old riad with quirky and beautiful design elements.
Day 4: Tour of the Marrakech medina this morning. Le Jardin Majorelle in the afternoon. Back to the riad for a bit of quiet time. Evening food tour.
Mountains and Streams
Day 5: An excursion to Amizmiz at the foot of the mountains close by, or to Imlil, or take the free shuttle to Anima Garden at Ourika in the mountains and go 5 minutes away to the saffron farm for lunch as long as it is not a Monday or Tuesday. Stay in the mountains overnight. We have a few nice accommodation options for this, including one on a small farm with Amazigh interior design, that is charming.
Day 6: Drive to Agdz. On the way visit Ait Ben Haddou, the UNESCO classified world heritage, hillside village. Stay in a 500-year-old kasbah with the Caid (or “Chief”), whose ancestor was a judge and tax collector of the passing caravans and who presided here. Hassan will show you around the next day and if you like archaeology and history, you will be blown away. Dinner provided tonight.
Or if you’d like something more comfortable there is https://www.riad-caravane.com/en/index-en.html
Fields, Gorges, Desert and Markets
Day 7: Drive to Boumalne Dades about 2 and 1/2 hours away (and via the Roses Valley replete with fields of damask rose bushes) and stay somewhere like Dar Blues. A short walking excursion into the gorges, for a tea by the side of a stream may be possible here, if you have the inclination. Dinner at the Dar provided tonight.
Day 8: Drive to Erfoud and stay at https://larosedudesert.net/. Dinner provided tonight.
Days 9 and 10: See gigantic art installations, a wonderful fossil museum, famous markets at Rissani 20km on from Erfoud, dilapidated ksars that are like mini Alhambras, and an abandoned village once occupied perhaps 40 years ago by Arabs, descended from those who came with the caravans from Yemen, Iraq Saudi Arabia and Egypt. Stay overnight at the dunes in a luxury camp (if you’d like – not everyone does – and with a camel ride or 4WD to get to the camps, too). The dunes are 60km from Erfoud and 40km from Rissani. Otherwise continue to stay at the auberge at Erfoud. Dinner provided on these evenings.
If you are interested in desert patterns referred to in the image caption above, you might like to check out our Desert Configurations Tour Concept here.
Day 11: Drive one hour from Erfoud or two hours from the desert dunes to catch an early morning flight from Errachidia [END TOUR], to Casablanca.