A combination of exciting locations & stunning scenery; travelling from Marrakech through the High Atlas via the Tizi n'Test road is truly wonderful, then drive up the rugged Atlantic coast.
START / FINISH - Marrakech (or Agadir)
Activity code: MORFD01
Duration: 8 days
Morocco has so many quiet, open roads - particularly the ones heading through the Atlas Mountains; why not consider a self drive holiday that offers within just one week a journey full of contrasts? Starting in Marrakech you can drive a circuit connecting the mysterious southern town of Taroudannt, the exciting former Portuguese town of Essaouira and the High Atlas. The scenery along this route is stunning and the roads are a real driving treat, for example, the Moulay Brahim Gorges heading into the High Atlas from Marrakech, the twisting Tizi n'Test road over to Taroudannt and the rugged coast road from Agadir all the way up to Essaouira.
We have many years of experience putting together practical and interesting journeys for our customers and we recommend this route to make the most of your time in this fascinating country. We are happy to discuss any reasonable modifications to tailor-make a holiday to suit your requirements for any or all of the following - number of persons travelling, preferred accommodation type, UK departure airport, overall duration, pre-booked activities and much more.
As this route is a circuit starting and finishing in Marrakech you could travel initially via the High Atlas and then return via the coast road or vice versa. It is also possible to start and finish in Agadir and to extend very easily with extra nights in one or more of the locations. The new highways linking Marrakech, Agadir and Essaouira will cut down journey times when you wish to get from A to B quickly but this also means that the other roads will now be quieter and a more pleasant alternative for sightseeing at a gentler pace (NB. tolls apply on the main highways). Roads around the country are improving all the time and are actually very good in most places, even in the mountains and desert areas they are now mostly asphalted.
City Tours include an English-speaking guide, all transport and entry fees to historic monuments; followed by an exploration of the souks and focal points of the medina including the iconic Djemma el Fna.
Flights available to book with us through a range of airlines, from various UK airports to Marrakech. If we book your flights this means that your holiday will also be fully ATOL protected.
Prices shown are a guideline "from" (in UK Pounds) and are based on a travelling party of at least 2 adults. Single supplements may need to be applied to the twin/double price and discounts for children (under 12yrs) and/or a 3rd adult sharing a room are available upon request. Quoted prices for individual enquiries will depend upon your chosen accommodation, room availability and dates of travel. We always aim to match a high quality experience with exceptional value for money. Discounts will apply if there are 3 or more people in your travelling party as fixed costs such as transportation and guides will be shared equally between the group.