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About Morocco Private Journey 1 - Marrakech, Atlas & Coast
A perfect combination of exciting locations and stunning scenery; travel through the High Atlas via the incredible Tizi n'Test road, then drive up the Atlantic coast to the charming historic town of Essaouira. Included sightseeing in Marrakech and the Tinmal Mosque.
Activity code: MORJ01
Duration: 8 Days
START / FINISH - Marrakech
This itinerary is our recommended holiday for a week of contrasts and stunning scenery in southern Morocco; it includes travelling between the popular locations of Marrakech, Taroudant and Essaouira. 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.
Travelling with one of our friendly English-speaking drivers allows you to experience much more of the country and its people. Your driver will gladly discuss both your daily schedule and general matters about Morocco and the places you pass; he can arrange local guides or co-ordinate any itinerary of pre-booked sightseeing that we arrange with you beforehand. In addition to your driver's experience and knowledge during your holiday we have also driven extensively around Morocco and will be happy to share our experiences with you if you are at all unsure about your chosen route or any aspect of travelling with one of our drivers.
Your driver will drive any type of vehicle within their daily rate and this rate also includes their food and lodging.
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.
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 have all driven extensively around Morocco and will be happy to share our experiences with you if you are at all unsure about your chosen routes.
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" riads and deluxe options, please do not hesitate to request alternative hotels).
Transport: to take the stress out of arriving and departing we also offer a private airport transfer service.
Extra Information: all our holidays have a recommended route with suggestions for sightseeing; we are able, through our local agency, to book activities and specialist sightseeing, particularly in Marrakech - such as cooking, quad bikes, caleche rides, day hikes.
NB. extend this holiday easily by adding nights in any or all of the three locations.
NB: Flights available to book through us with a range of airlines, from various UK airports.
[Classic Hotel, Classic Riad, Boutique Hotel/Riad, Deluxe Hotel]
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Arrival into Marrakech; private transfer to your hotel or riad.
Day 2 includes a full day of sightseeing in Marrakech; morning with your included guided city tour and free time to explore in the afternoon.
Meet your English-speaking driver at your riad and drive to Taroudant via the scenic Tizi'n'Test route. This will take you across High Atlas via Ouirgane and the N'Fis valley. We recommend a visit to the Tinmal Mosque en route near Ijoukak.
* why not book an extra night at one of our fabulous hotels in Ouirgane en route and add a gentle guided day hike ? (e.g. Kasbah Tatfi, Domaine Malika).
Relax in Taroudant. Other options include a drive into the Anti-Atlas Mountains, such as the road to Tafraoute, maybe even a little further afield to Tiznit, Massa National Park or the coast south of Agadir, e.g. Mirleft.
Drive up stunning Atlantic coast to Essaouira.
Day 6 is a free day to relax and enjoy sightseeing in Essaouira.
Drop off car and driver at Marrakech airport for flight home or return to Marrakech for last night if you have an early flight the following day.
Prices are on request and depend on your chosen accommodation and 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.