Atlas Mountains, Taroudant and Essouira in a week
A week to discover incredibly varied sites: the complete crossing of the High Atlas, Taroudant, the shores of the Atlantic and the beautiful city of Essaouira.
The strong points
Hiking in the Atlas
Oasis of Tiout
The city of Taroudant and Essaouira
Hike between Sidi Mbark and Sidi kaouki
DAY 1: Marrakech
Arrival at Marrakech international airport.
Transfer to your hotel.
Night in a 3 * category hotel or Riad.
Day 2: Marrakech – Ouirgane. 100 km
Our journey begins at 8:30 am towards the mountains for a day in Imlil from Marrakech, a village located just at the foot of Toubkal, the highest peak in North Africa. Take a hike to climb to the last village in the valley, for a tasty meal on a terrace of a Berber house with a view of the snow-capped mountains most of the year and the Berber villages clinging to the slopes of the mountains of the Atlas. After lunch we will return to the other side of the valley towards Imlil. Join our hotel in Ouirgane around 5 p.m.
Day 3: Ouirgane – tizi n’Test – Taroudant. 225 km.
Departure by car towards the Tizi n’Test pass. As soon as the road approaches the mountain, it crosses the adobe villages, clinging to the mountain …
A little further on, you will visit the beautiful Tinmel Mosque, currently being restored, but the work done so far already allows you to appreciate the quality of this simple and elegant architecture.
Then pass to the Tizi n’Test pass and descend to the Souss plain. On a clear day, exceptional views over the valley to the Anti-Atlas and the desert.
In the evening, visit the small Marrakech (the city of Taroudant)
Night at the Riad or hotel.
Day 4: Excursion to Tiout oasis
A magnificent excursion around Taroudant in the village of Tiout not to be missed!
Tiout, a small village 30 km from Taroudant, perched on a peak in the Anti-Atlas and overlooks a magnificent palm grove, 3,000 inhabitants live around this oasis of greenery and live by breeding goats and cultivating gardens irrigated by water sources, the secret of the existence of this extraordinary contrast between vegetation and aridity. Donkey rides are offered there. Lunch on site (at the inhabitant; delicious dish, and Berber cuisine well cared for, and very refined). And to end this ride, return to your hotel and spend a quiet and relaxing time next to your swimming pool.
Day 5: Taroudant – Agadir – the Atlantic coast – Essaouira. 275 km.
Departure to Taroudant for a short city tour, its ramparts and the souks. Then, new departure to reach the edge of the ocean, a little north of Agadir. From here the road remains close to the Atlantic. Very beautiful coastline of cliffs and small virgin beaches while at other times you will reach the argan forest.
At the end of the afternoon, you reach Sidi Kaouki. A beautiful hike on the Atlantic coast between Agadir and Essaouira. Route between cliffs, dunes, beach and ocean.
Night in Sidi Kaouki
Day 6: Sidi kaouki – Essaouira
Last day to breathe the fresh ocean air. You walk along large deserted beaches, you meet fishermen perched on top of cliffs and patiently waiting for the fish to bite …
Visit of a women’s cooperative for extracting Argan oil. Once you arrive in Essaouira, the white and blue city is so alive! You will settle in your hotel or Riad…
The afternoon is devoted to a guided tour of Essaouira, the old town, the port, the shipyards and the view of the beach
Day 7: Essaouira – Marrakech. 200 km.
The whole morning is devoted to the free visit of Essaouira. In the afternoon, return to Marrakech.
OUR OFFER INCLUDES
Accommodation mentioned in the program, based on double rooms, the establishments indicated or equivalent.
Meals during the trip except in Marrakech and Essaouira …
The planned visits.
4×4 or minibus with driver depending on the number of people.
English speaking guide.
OUR OFFER DOES NOT INCLUDE
Drinks, extras and all personal expenses
Any service that is not explicitly mentioned above
All of our trips can be tailor-made, according to your wishes and for the duration that suits you best.
Do not hesitate to contact our travel advisers to formulate your wishes. We will do our best to satisfy your request and provide you with a quote as soon as possible