Moroccan Southern Circuit
Who: Couples

7 Days

From £5,660pp

Isabel is here to help give you the inside track.

Spend seven days discovering the villages and villas of Southern Morocco as you follow 'The Memory Road', travelling from Marrakech to Ouarzazate. This exclusive 4x4 journey takes you through a range of stunning landscapes, from the green Valley of Argan to the sand dunes of the Sahara Desert.

Itinerary at a Glance
  • Head off the beaten track and find there is more to Morocco than markets.
  • Get to grips with the local life of Southern Morocco during a village lunch and tour of the historic grain store in Amtoudi village.
  • Head deep into the desert to the oasis-like Lake Iriki, and enjoy a dinner under the stars.

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All of the holidays we create are completely tailor-made to you

This sample itinerary is intended to give you a flavour of what we can do
Day 1: Argan Valley

Fly into Marrakech on a flight from the UK (roughly three and a half hours from London) and begin your Moroccan adventure as you meet your driver at the airport. You will be driving around Southern Morocco over the next week in a comfortable 4x4 with the same driver, so settle in.

The drive to your first stop of the trip is around two and a half hours, but will take you into a beautiful argan tree valley, so keep your eyes peeled on the lush views along the way.

Your base for tonight is in Azrarag, where you will stay at the white stone house of La Maison des Arganiers. Perched on a hillside and built over two levels with terraces, this charming house commands striking views over the surrounding valley. Once you have arrived and dropped your bags, hopefully there will be time this afternoon to head out for a walk to explore the local area and meet women making argan oil from the kernels of the argan trees. If you arrive too late, this will happen the following morning. Back at the house, relax with a massage and then eat dinner under the stars.

Day 2: Local Life

Travelling onwards this morning you will arrive in the Red Beach area in time for a picnic lunch. Sit and admire the views and take a stroll to stretch your legs before getting back in the 4x4 for the rest of the journey, onto La Maison de L'Oasis, your hotel for tonight.

Situated amidst a lush palm grove this is the ideal spot for a leisurely bike ride or walk before dinner. After dinner, sit around the fire with a drink and admire the stars or curl up to watch a movie at the outdoor cinema.

Day 3: Views, Views, Views

Your next stop of the trip is the village and surrounding area of Amtoudi, where lunch will be served in an ancient grain store, set on a hill overlooking the village below.

This fascinating building is one of the oldest and most well preserved grain stores in North Africa, providing an insight into the history of Morocco. From this vantage point, you can admire the surrounding desert mountain landscape and the green fields of Amtoudi's farmland. Afterwards, refuelled and refreshed, wander the winding footpaths of the nearby Akka palm grove.

You'll then arrive at the stone-clad La Maison Rouge, with its elegant colonial era-inspired interiors, in time for sunset and dinner.

Day 4: Camp Out

From Maison Rouge, set off this morning and head through the desert sand dunes to nomadic camp, nestled at the edge of the flats of Lake Iriki.

Crossing the bumpy sand dunes, the journey this morning is part of the fun so strap in and enjoy the ride.

This secluded camp offers a range of activities, from desert hikes to camel treks, so pick whichever one suits you more and get your fill of desert thrills. As evening falls, the large dune overlooking camp is the perfect spot to sit and admire a colourful sunset.

Days 5-6: Dar Ahlam

Your Memory Road adventure culminates in a two night stay at the luxurious Dar Ahlam, a restored Kasbah (fortress) with a stunning location on the edge of the Sahara Desert in the Ouarzazate region.

Arriving at around lunch time you'll be greeted with a fantastic private dining experience laid on for you in the gardens. With the slogan 'No menu, no bar, no restaurant, but also no "no"', you can be sure of an absolutely top notch lunch.

Over the course of the next two days you'll experience several more fantastic meals, interspersed with time to relax under the shade of palm trees, take a mule ride through the Valley of Roses and sip aperitifs at sunset.

After a busy week you'll also want to make time to relax in the hotel's hammam steam room, take a dip in the heated swimming pool and indulge in a complimentary massage.

Day 7: Hometime

Unfortunately the time has come to make your way back to Marrakech this morning, in time for your flight back to the UK. The drive to the airport is just under five hours long so make sure you have comfortable clothing on and headphones at the ready. Alternatively, we can arrange for a helicopter transfer back to Marrakech, which takes significantly less time.

All of the holidays we create are completely tailor-made to you

This sample itinerary is intended to give you a flavour of what we can do
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A Rough Idea of Price

While all of our holidays are completely tailor-made and prices will vary based on things like time of year and level of accommodation, we want to give you as good an idea of how much this itinerary will cost.

This Itinerary

If you would like to book the itinerary mentioned above, with economy flights, during mid-season and staying in our preferred room category at our preferred hotels.

From

£6,290pp

Bare Necessities

If you would like to pare back the above itinerary by travelling at non-peak times, staying in a standard room and removing some or all of the guided activities.

From

£5,660pp

Bells & Whistles

If you are looking for something extra special, we can discuss with you upgrading your accommodation, flights or activities.

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£6,920pp

The guide prices shown are designed to provide you with a broad indication of how much to budget for your trip. There are a number of factors which will influence the price; these include the standard of accommodation, the season, the class of flights, the airline used and the level of private guiding versus shared excursions.

Isabel is our expert for this itinerary and, as a seasoned traveller, has the inside track on the most memorable adventures.

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