THE SAFFRON ROUTE – 7 DAYS
A seven-day adventure designed for experienced travelers, in the heart of the most authentic Morocco, away from busy and commercial routes.
Starting from Marrakech, we’ll cross the central High Atlas at the Tizi n'Test pass, crossing the Toubkal National Park and travelling along one of the most suggestive and evocative mountain sceneries of North Africa. Heading south towards the Algerian border, we'll explore a unique variety of landscapes and ecosystems, across the Massif of Sirwa's volcanic rocks, the wild desert of Foum Zguit, the majestic dunes of Ch'gaga and the endless palm grove of the Draa valley. A unique experience following the traces of ancient nomadic caravans, across impressive mountains and endless desert plateaus, where the red-ocher of the earth clashes against the dazzling blue of the sky. The perfect trip if you want to experience a different Morocco, with a night in a traditional bivouac and a camel trek along the amazing dunes of the Erg Labidlya. The journey might also include mountain biking and horse riding trails and plenty of other nature and sport leisure activities on the basis of your interests and budget.
Private transport by 4x4/minibus - 1 night in desert camp with camel trek on the dunes - 5 nights in riad - Accommodation on half board basis - Guided visit to local saffron cooperatives and food tasting sessions - Traditional music night - Entrance fees to monuments and architectural sites - Local guide - 24h Assistance
Airplane tickets - Drinks - Lunches - Tips for staff – Optional activities – Travel health insurance (upon request, Direction Sud will help you identify the most suitable for your needs).