Our Magic of the South Tour (Marrakech, Agdez, Taroudant, Agadir, Essaouira, Marrakech) takes you from Marrakech, over the spectacular High Atlas Mountains Tichka Pass into Berber heartlands. Explore the spectacular Draa Valley region, home of the date palms; Tazenakht, an important centre for carpet weaving; and Taliouine, a key saffron producing region. Continue to the Atlantic Coast and enjoy the vibrant but relaxing coastal towns of Agadir and Essaouira as you return to Marrakech. Perfect for getting off the beaten track a little, this tour packs a lot into short time!
Our Magic of the South Tour can be modified from 4-8 days or more depending on your time and what you would like to see.
DAY 1: Marrakech
Upon arrival in Marrakech, you will be met and transferred to your hotel/Riad. Relax and settle in, or take of tour of Marrakech including the Menera Gardens, the famous Jardin Majoralle, the Bahia Palace and the Saadian tombs. Visit the Koutoubia Mosque, with its 77 metre high minaret dominating the centre of Marrakech. Continue to one of the centre attractions of Marrakech; Djemaa el-Fna, the famous UNESCO World Heritage Site which is one of the main cultural spaces in Marrakech. Overnight in Marrakech
DAY 2: Marrakech – Agdz (271kms)
Depart Marrakech for Agdz, You will travel the stunning Tichka Pass (2260m) which offers panoramic views of the heart of the High Atlas Mountain chain and the Berber villages tucked within them. Stop off at Ait Ben Haddou. Pass through Ouarzazate and continue to Agdz via the peaks and ridges of the Djebel Sarhro range, to the main pass at Tizi n’Tinififft (1,660m). Overnight in Agdz.
Day 3: Agdez –Taliouine – Taroudant (292kms)
Depart Agdez for Taroudant, descending towards Tazenakht, an important centre for carpet weaving. You are now in saffron country! Stop in Taliouine and visit the saffron museum, or time your visit for the saffron harvest festival in October. Continue to Taroudant. Overnight in Taroudant.
Day 4: Taroudant – Agadir (90kms)
Depart Taroudant for the vibrant coastal city of Agadir. After two days of long drives, spend the day relaxing in Agadir. With its stunning beach and corniche, souks, historical kasbah and plentiful cafes, you can be as busy or relaxed as you want. Overnight in Agadir.
Day 5: Agadir – Essaouira (173kms)
Depart Agadir for Essaouira, a wonderfully relaxed coastal fishing town where you can explore its Phoenician, Berber, Portuguese, Jewish, and French origins in the well-preserved architecture, small alleyways and enchanting medina. Stroll through the serene squares, browse artisan shops and galleries, and observe the handicrafts of the ’tuya’ wood found only in Morocco or head down to the port to check out the day’s catch. Overnight in Essaouira.
Day 6: Essaouira – Marrakech (177kms)
Depart for Marrakech via the scenic inland road with the forest of the Argan trees (sometimes with goats!) which only exist in this region of the world. Stop off at Argan oil cooperatives along this relaxing drive. Your tour ends in Marrakech.
Suggestions for amending your Magic of the South Tour
- Omit sightseeing days in Marrakech and leave directly for Agdz
- Add in extra days to explore Marrakech
- Continue from Agdz to Zagora and M’Hamid, where you take a camel for an overnight stay in the desert. Return to Agdz and continue your tour.
- Add an extra night in Taliouine
- Go directly from Taroudant to Essaouira
Complete your Magic of the South Tour by returning directly to Marrakech from Taroudant or Agadir
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