Morocco Self Drive 6 - Anti Atlas Circuit

Off the Beaten Track in the South and West of Morocco

About Morocco Self Drive 6 - Anti Atlas Circuit

Summary

A circuit of the Anti Atlas Mountains including Tafraoute, Taroudant and Tiznit. Travel out via Tiznit and return via the Souss Valley (or vice versa).

Activity code: MORFD06

Duration: 5 Days

START / FINISH - Agadir

This particular itinerary is our recommended self drive holiday for a break exploring southern Morocco from Agadir; it includes travelling around the Anti Atlas Mountains visiting the beautiful small towns of Tafraoute, Kerdous and Tiznit. This mini-itinerary can be easily extended to include some time in your choice of Taroudannt in the Souss Valley, Agadir or Essaouira on the Atlantic coast or even Marrakech.

With our many years of experience putting together practical and interesting itineraries for our clients we would like to recommend this journey for you to make the most of your time in this fascinating country. We are, of course, also able to tailor-make a holiday to suit your requirements for any or all of the following - UK departure airport, budget, hotel type/size, duration, activities, etc.

Highlights of the Anti Atlas Circuit Fly Drive Holiday:

  • ANTI ATLAS MOUNTAINS: The Anti Atlas are the furthest south of Morocco's mountain ranges and much less developed for tourism. Although they are less dramatic in the size of their peaks than the nearby High Atlas they do offer unique scenery refelcting a totally different geology, including the famous painted rocks. This is an opportunity to explore a part of Morocco overlooked by so many.
  • TIZNIT: Just a short journey south of Agadir but a whole world apart, Tiznit is a traditional town with a small pink-walled Medina built by Moulay Hassan sandwiched between the Atlantic coast and the Anti-Atlas Mountains. It's also a good base to enjoy the national park and wildlife sanctuary to the north, excursions into the Anti Atlas and along the coast and further to the desert in the south.
  • RIADS: Many treasures, especially the now-famous riads are hidden away in Marrakech and other cities in Morocco, such as Fez and Essaouira. Riads are houses, built around a central courtyard patio, whose outside walls are entirely closed. They are often converted into guesthouses or restaurants and are a symbol of the Moroccan art of fine living. We recommend riads in our programme where the local staff are integral to the experience and all food and drink and many other materials involved with your stay and the building itself are all sourced from the local area.

Why book with Rediscover Morocco ?

With our excellent prices for car rental, Morocco has opened up to some quite unique holiday experiences. Roads around the country are improving and are actually pretty good in most places, even in the mountains and desert areas they are now mostly asphalted. We do not recommend driving at night though as headlights can be optional and safety barriers on some mountain roads are non-existent. We have all driven extensively around Morocco and will be happy to share our experiences with you if you are at all unsure about self-drive or your chosen routes.

NB: This itinerary can be taken with the services of one of our English-Speaking drivers (or a National Guide). They will drive any type of vehicle at a flat rate per day per vehicle which includes your driver's food and lodging. Hotels are personal suggestions but there is usually a choice of styles and budget at each location.

Accommodation: the hotels in this itinerary are generally small, independent or family-run, properties which add significantly to your travel experience in this fascinating country - in the table below we have included suggestions for upgrades to "boutique" properties and deluxe options (please do not hesitate to request alternative hotels).

Transport: to take the stress out of arriving and departing we offer a private airport transfer service; we can deliver and collect your hire car from your hotel (or riad) at no extra cost. All our vehicles have a/c and come with a full tank of fuel, we provide driving directions and parking information for all accommodation (where relevant). The new highways linking Marrakech, Agadir, Essaouira and Casablanca will cut down journey times when you wish to get from A to B quickly but this also means that the other roads will be quieter and a pleasant alternative for sightseeing and travelling at a gentler pace. (NB. tolls apply on the highways).

Extra Information: all our holidays have a recommended route with suggestions for sightseeing; we will send you our own guidebook with your confirmation and are able, through our local agency, to book activities and specialist sightseeing, particularly in Marrakech or Agadir - such as cooking, quad bikes, camel rides, day hikes, etc.

NB. extend this holiday easily by adding nights in any or all of the locations.

What's included in your Fly-Drive holiday?

  • Private airport transfer on arrival.
  • 4 nts accommodation at a choice of small hotels.
  • 4 days fully-inclusive car hire with a/c
  • Sightseeing suggestions and driving directions
  • All taxes, full 24hr representative services.

NB: Flights available to book through us with a range of airlines, from various UK airports.

Our recommended hotel choices for this fly drive:

[Classic Hotel, Classic Riad, Boutique Hotel/Riad, Deluxe Hotel]

  • Anti Atlas: - Hotel Salama, Dar Infiane, Kasbah Tabelkoukt
  • Agadir: - Hotel Timoulay, Riad Villa Blanche, Sofitel Thalssa & Spa

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Contact us now to book this self drive holiday for any date.

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Arrival into Agadir

    Arrival in Agadir and private transfer to your hotel.

    • stay 1nt at Hotel Timoulay (or Riad Villa Blanche).

  • Days 2 to 4 - Agadir - Anti Atlas Circuit

    Take delivery of your hire car (e.g. Group B with a/c); head south, visiting the national park of Massa and the Anti Atlas Mountains; stay in a combination of two or three of these hotels:

    • Riad Janoub (Tiznit)
    • Hotel Salama (Tafraoute)
    • Hotel Les Trois Chameaux (Mirleft)
    • Dar Zitoun (Taroudant).

  • Day 5 - Return to Agadir [Airport]

    After completing circuit of Anti Atlas region return to Agadir Airport and drop off car. Alternatively, extend your holiday with a few nights in one of these locations:

    • Agadir (e.g. Hotel Timoulay, Sofitel Thalssaa & Spa)
    • Essaouira (e.g. Riad Mimouna, Hotel Atlas & Spa)
    • Marrakech (e.g. Riad Hikaya, Ksar Anika)
    • Imouzzer (e.g. Eco Hotel des Cascades)

  • Departure Morocco

    If you decide to stay on for a few extra nights then we can also provide a private transfer to your departure airport (e.g. Agadir, Essaouira or Marrakech.)

  • Prices & Departure Dates

    Prices shown are 'per person' in UK Pounds and are based on a travelling party of at least 2 adults. A single supplement needs to be added to the twin/double price if single rooms are required.

    Prices are indicative and will vary depending on your chosen accommodation, room availability as well as time of travel. Please take this into consideration when comparing prices; we always aim to match a high quality experience with exceptional value for money. Please note that discounts will apply if there are 4 or more people in your travelling party as fixed costs such as transportation and guides will be shared equally between the group.

    NB: Flights available to book with us through a range of airlines, from various UK airports.

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