High Atlas Hiking, Desert & Coast

AST has designed this 6-day itinerary to offer an authentic adventure amid the unforgettable magic of nature unspoiled. The tour is a perfect balance of culture, adventure, and relaxation. Hike in Amezmize and admire the nature, its biodiversity, smells and colors. Experience the authentic and rural atmosphere that come with traditional lifestyles where agriculture is a daily life for everyone. Take a camel ride over the hills at sunset to admire the immense beauty of the desert and spend the night in a luxury camp where you'll enjoy traditional Moroccan dinner under the stars. Relaxe in the coastal town of Essaouira. You'll roam exotic souks in ancient medinas, learn about traditional cuisine and explore centuries-old seafront fortifications.

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Duration
6 Days
Service Level
Standard
Start Location
Marrakesh
End Location
Marrakesh

Arrive in Marrakech

Welcome to Morroco! After you arrive at Marrakech Menara Airport, you'll be picked up by a driver and taken to your accommodation. Free time to spend at your leisure.

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Accommodation:Palm Menara Hotel (or similar)
Meals included:No meals included.
Transportation:Private Car
    • Horse Drawn Carriage Tour
      45 € per personDuration: 2h

      Experience the splendor of Marrakech from a horse-drawn carriage. Pass by the city’s illuminated landmarks, see locals in their traditional attir

    Explore Marrakech

    After you eat breakfast you will meet your local tour guide who will lead you through the stunning old city of Marrakech. As you explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site you will come across lively souks and maze-like alleys. Visit the Saadian Tombs, Medrasa Ben Youssef, tour the grounds of the Bahia Palace, marvel at the intricate decoration, and experience the sights and sounds of the bustling Jemaa el-Fnaa square and its souks.

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    Accommodation:Palm Menara Hotel (or similar)
    Meals included:breakfast
    Transportation:Private Car | Guided Walk
      • Dinner Show
        60 € per personDuration: 3h

        Enjoy an incredible evening of entertainment at Chez Ali Resort on the outskirts of Marrakech. Experience the sights and sounds of musicians and

      • Majorelle Garden
        12 € per personDuration: 1h

        Visit Majorelle Garden, follow the pathways through trees, exotic plants, streams, and pools while watching the numerous birds who call this peac

      Marrakech - Amizmiz

      After breakfast we will head south to the town of Amizmiz an untouched town by tourism at the foothills of the High Atlas Mountains. Here you can see local farmers, shepherds, terraced farming plots and small irrigation canals dug along the mountainside, all built by farmers to make this area suitable for agriculture. Upon arrival to Amezmiz you will meet your local guide who will take you on a hike through the small roads, mule paths and authentic berber villages in the surrounding hills. Regardless of what route you take, you're unlikely to see any other tourists as you hike between the Berber villages and traverse the gorgeous mountainside.

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      Accommodation:Guest House (or similar)
      Meals included:breakfast | dinner
      Transportation:Private Car | Hike

          Amezmize - Agafay

          Today we will head to Agafay Desert, after a 50 -minute drive you will arrive at a spectacular luxury Camp where you will be able to take in the unusual lunar-esque views of the desert. When you arrive at your camp, head out into the desert on a camel ride, then settle in for the evening. After sunset, enjoy a traditional dinner and sit by the crackling fire, enjoying the silence in the desert and spectacular celestial views of the sky above.

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          Accommodation:Inara Camp (or similar)
          Meals included:breakfast | dinner
          Transportation:Private Car | Camel ride
            • Quad Biking Agafay
              78 € per personDuration: 2h

              Ride out of town to Agafay Stone Desert for great tracks, cool mountain air and an unforgettable ride. With its dunes-shaped hills and exceptiona

            • Sunset Camel Ride
              35 € per personDuration: 1h

              Ride a camel ride through the Agafay Desert. Take in the beauty of a unique sunset over Marrakech's rocky desert.

            • Buggy Ride
              250 € per person

               Hop on your buggy, pick up the pace and enjoy the pleasure of getting off the beaten track and crossing sublime landscapes.

            Agafay - Essaouira

            After an unforgettable sunrise, be picked up and drive to Essaouira (approx 2.5 hours drive). You may have the chance to see local goats grazing on the argan tree. It's quite a sight!   Explore the small streets, the fishing port, the Thuya wood workshops and café life of this charming small fishing town.  Overnight in Essaouira.

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            Accommodation:Villa Maroc (or similar)
            Meals included:breakfast
            Transportation:Private Car

                Essaouira - Marrakech

                Take your time to enjoy a delicious breakfast in Essaouira, browse the many shops for leather, jewellery, lamps or trinkets. Watch the brightly painted ships bring their catch into the busy harbour or take a stroll along the long, sandy beach. This is the perfect place to enjoy some local seafood and unwind. Depending on your flight departure time, your driver will collect you and drive you back to Marrakech in time for your flight back home. Say  goodbye to Morocco!

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                Meals included:breakfast
                Transportation:Private Car
                  • Essaouira Guided Visit
                    30 € per personDuration: 2h

                    Hire a local guide for a tour of the Skala du Port and bastion southeast of the medina. Stroll the labyrinthine streets of the medina, hearing traditional Gnaoua Muic music on every corner. Watch artisans at work, crafting thuya wood crafts.

                  • Horse Riding
                    35 € per personDuration: 2h

                    Ride a horse across Essaouira’s beaches, gallop across the smooth sand; clamber up steep seaside dunes to sweeping views, and wind through the sh

                  What's Included

                  • Transport by an air-conditioned vehicle
                  • English speaking driver during the tour
                  • Pick up & Drop off at your Marrakech accommodation
                  • Accommodation in air-conditioned rooms/suites with private bathroom
                  • Overnight in a luxury camp with dinner and breakfast
                  • Dinner & Breakfast in Amezmiz and Agafay Desert
                  • Sunset Camel ride
                  • Breakfast in Marrakech
                  • Breaks for photos
                  • Short walks
                  • Flexible and customized stops
                  • Lunch
                  • Drinks
                  • Entrance fees to the monuments