THE ARGAN ROUTE (Anti-Atlas and Atlantic coast) – 7 DAYS

from/per person 480
  • Gole
  • Itinerario naturalistico
    Nature tour
  • Sport e avventura
    Sport and adventure
  • Costa Atlantica
    Atlantic coast
  • Circuiti a cavallo
    Horse-riding tours
  • Sport acquatici
    Water sport

General description

A 7 days journey that blends, in a perfect balance, sea and mountain, nature and culture. An experience designed for those travelers wishing to immerse themselves in the history and tradition of the Great South, without losing the opportunity of a dip in the ocean's waves.

The trip takes its name from the argan tree, native to the western regions of southern Morocco and known throughout the world for its nutritional, therapeutic and cosmetic virtues. Starting from Marrakech, we’ll cross the Toubkal National Park travelling along the shores of the peaceful Ouirgane lake, in one of the most picturesque mountain scenery of North Africa. Heading south, we’ll reach the Atlantic coast with a stop at the beautiful medina of Taroudant (known as the little Marrakech) and at the berber villages of Tiznit and Tafraout, in the green expanses of the Souss valley. Along the way, we’ll have a look at several local argan oil cooperatives and small traditional souks, where to appreciate the taste and preciousness of the products of the Atlantic coast. Finally, we'll spend the next days exploring the wonderful beaches of Mirleft, Legzira, Sidi Ifni and Agadir, with a last stop at the beautiful city of Essaouira, the white pearl of the Atlantic coast.

Other details

Included services:

Reception and accompaniment - Transport by 4x4 or minibus - 6 nights in hotel / riad / guest house – Accommodation on full board basis - Walking and hiking tours - Surf sessions - Guided visit to a local argan cooperative – Traditional music nights – Walking and hukung circuits - Entrance fees to monuments and architectural sites - 1 professional guide throughout the duration of the trip - 24h24 Assistance

Extra services not included:

Airplane tickets - Drinks - Tips for staff – Optional activities – Travel health and cancellation insurance (on request, Direction Sud will help you identify the most suitable for your needs). Direction Sud guarantees no hidden costs or other extra fees.

Stages of the trip

7 days / 6 nights

Toubkal National Park
Starting from Marrakech, we'll enjoy the stunning landscape of the High Atlas travelling across the Toubkal national park, between mountains of red clay and rich pine forests. Stop on the shores of the Ouirgane lake before reaching the city of Taroudant. Evening in the ancient medina, exploring its narrow alleys, precious boutiques and traditional souks.

Duration: 4:00

At about 250 km from Agadir, in a beautiful landscape of granite rocks, the oasis of Tafraoute is the main destination of our second day trip. From Tafraoute, we’ll explore this unique region at the foothills of the western Atlas, whose green valleys are sprinkled with berber villages and charming ruins of ancient kasbahs. Guided visit to an argan oil cooperative.

Duration: 03:00

Atlantic Coast (3 days)
After a short guided visit to the Berber village of Tiznit, we’ll drive south towards the village of Mirleft, starting point of our nature adventure along the Atlantic coast, exploring the beautiful beaches of Legzira, Sidi Ifni and Agadir. The trip includes hikes and walking excursions along the beaches of the Atlantic coast and surf sessions both for beginners and experts.

Duration: 02:00

The ancient Mogador will enchant us with all the charm of a magical place suspended between tradition and modernity. Protected by thick walls from the ocean’s waves, we’ll explore the narrow alleys of the medina with their elegant craft shops and traditional markets. In the summer months we’ll appreciate the cool ocean breeze on the long beach of Sidi Kaouki, with possible walking and horse riding trails.

Duration: 03:00