THE GREAT SOUTH - 9 DAYS
An unforgettable nine-day journey exploring the top-tourist attractions of the South of Morocco, diving into the landscapes and traditions of these amazing regions at the gates of the great Sahara.
Ancient fortresses of red earth, lush oases, steep canyons and golden sand dunes: this trip gives you the unique opportunity to experience all the charm and beauty of the South of Morocco, following the ancient rhythm of nomadic trade caravans who wondered for centuries across these lands. Travelling from Marrakech across the Atlas Mountains and the Ounila valley, we’ll reach the Ksar of Ait Ben Haddou, magnificent stronghold UNESCO world heritage site since 1987. From the ancient Ksar, we’ll drive along the legendary route of One Thousand Kasbahs, through the Valley of Roses and the beautiful gorges of Dadés and Todgha, to discover the life of the nomadic tribes of the Atlas mountains. Going south-east towards the Algerian border, we'll enter the amazing dunes of Merzouga, in the most unique and harmonious scenery, away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. The camels will take us to a traditional bivouac provided with all comforts in the hearth of magnificent golden sand dunes, where we’ll spend the night. Our journey will then continue across the Draa valley, endless oasis dotted with traditional Berber villages and suggestive ancient kasbahs. Our tour will end with the guided visit of the quiet town of Ouarzazate, with the beautiful Kasbah of Taorirte and its charming handicraft market. Before going back to Marrakech, short relaxing break at the green oasis of Fint, a real jewel at the foothills of the Atlas mountains. Upon request, horse riding, quad and mountain biking circuits, food demonstrations and tasting sessions, dinners with local host families and many other activities based on your interests and your budget.
Reception and accompaniment - Transport by 4x4 or minibus - 2 nights in bivouac with camel trek on the dunes - 6 nights in hotel / riad / guest house – Accommodation on full board basis - Traditional music nights - Entrance fees to monuments and architectural sites - Walking and hiking tours - 1 professional guide throughout the duration of the trip - 24h24 Assistance
Airplane tickets - Drinks - Tips for staff – Optional activities – Travel health and cancellation insurance (upon request, Direction Sud will help you identify the most suitable for your needs). Direction Sud guarantees no hidden costs or other extra fees.