8 Day To Essaouira Via Atlantic Coast

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8 Days Tour To Essaouira Via Atlantic Coast & Sahara Desert Trip From Marrakech

Introduction :

8 days tour from Marrakech combines desert, imperial and coasts. We will start in Marrakech and cross the Atlas by mountain passes with spectacular views, we will cross kasbahs and will be surrounded by dunes. After our experience in the desert, we will travel towards the Atlantic Coast in Agadir and finally to the beautiful town of Essaouira passing through the so-called the little Marrakech the city of Taroudant. You will enjoy different sceneries and landscapes in this tour from the desert to the Kasbahs and mountains then to the coast and beautiful beaches.

Highlights :

  • Explore Marrakech city and visit the main monuments and landmarks
  • Discover the hidden berber villages in the desert and meet the nomads
  • Ride camel in the desert and enjoy a sunset over the dunes of Erb chegaga
  • Explore the oasis and the old ksbahs in the south east
  • Explore the city of taroudant and its great walls
  • Visit and explore the city of agadir and its bay
  • Discover the city of Mogador in Essaouira and visit its small medina

Included :

  • Transport in air conditioned 4x4 or minivan
  • English speaking Driver/guide
  • Gas
  • Camel trek
  • Night in desert camp with dinner and breakfast
  • Half-board hotels: Dinner and Breakfast

Not included :

  • Drinks.
  • Lunch.
  • Tips.
  • Personal expenses.

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Program details :

Day 1 : Marrakech

your driver will welcome you at the airport and transfer to the hotel, traditional accommodation in this city and located very close to the Jemaa El-Fna Square. Free time if you arrive in the morning. Dinner and accommodation according to the selected category.

Day 2 : Marrakech - Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou - Ouarzazate - Draa Valley - Zagora

After breakfast your drive will pick you up at your accommodation and drive through the High Atlas to the Great South. We will cross the pass of Tizi N'Tichka, 2,260m of altitude. It is a famous mountain pass with incredible views of the High Atlas and Berber villages settled in the foothills of the mountains. Visit of the Kasbahs Ait Ben Haddou and Ouarzazate, where several films have been shot. The Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou is a world heritage Kasbah since 1987 by UNESCO. We will continue the trip towards Zagora by the Anti Atlas Mountain, crossing the Draa Valley, where The Saadi dynasty started, ze will drive through the old road of caravans that crossed the Sahara by lowering salt and raising slaves. We will enjoy the beauty of the landscape, and the palm grove of Draa over 180KM. The route is dotted with numerous ksour (palaces) and kasbahs scattered throughout the valley and is the area of greatest date production in Morocco. Then we will follow the road until we reach Zagora.
Dinner and accommodation according to the selected category.

Day 3 : Zagora - Tamgroute - M'hamid - Dunes Erg Chegaga

Departure through the track of the Paris-Dakar Rally crossing the desert and sand dunes, dry lakes and discovering the life of the nomads. This will be a stage of immersion in the desert towards Tamgroute. We will visit the Koranic library and the town. We will continue along the track towards the camp in the middle of the desert of the Erg Chegaga Dunes, an area less frequented by tourists and one of the most authentic in Morocco. There you will get in to the most unexplored part of the desert, to contemplate the majestic sunset over the brown dunes of Erg chiggaga. Arrival at cheggga, you will ride camel to assist to the life time sunset after sunset you will spend the night under berber tent (with shared bathroom and showers.
Dinner and accommodation according to the selected category.

Day 4 : Erg Chegaga Dunes - Iriki Lake - Anti Atlas - Taroudant

We will get up early to see the beautiful sunrise on a high among the dunes. We will have breakfast before continuing to Iriki Lake, from there we will drive to the Atlantic Coast leaving the dry winds of the Sahara, during the drive we will cross many valleys and irrigated and cultivated oases, contrasting with the steppe and arid landscape of the most exposed slopes. The landscape is characterized by the picturesque surroundings of the kasbahs and the fields in the form of stone terraces. We will stop for lunch in the village of Taliouin the capital of Safran, and then continue to reach the city of Taroudant, also called the small Marrakech, with its wonderful walls.
Dinner and accommodation according to the selected category.

Day 5 : Taroudant – Agadir – Essaouira (Atlantic Route)

After breakfast in the morning we will visit the city of Taroudant, the remparts, the souks and the silver markets. After the visit we will leave towards Agadir, following the Atlantic Coast where we will cross fishing villages such as Aourir, Taghazout, Imir Ouaddar, Tamri, Im-souane and Sidi Kaouki, until we reach Essaouira. During this stage we will travel next to the Atlantic Ocean, with beautiful landscapes.
Dinner and accommodation according to the selected category.

Day 6 : Essaouira - Marrakech

Breakfast in your hotel and free morning to visit the city of Essaouira, also known by the old name of Mogadour. Its medina or historic center is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site since 2001. A pearl for art lovers, unique in its kind, with great artistic, traditional and cultural richness. The urbanism of the city has the wall, the medina, the souk with its narrow streets and the port of the fishermen as well as a great beach. The visitor will fall in love with this beautiful coastal city. don’t miss to enjoy a fish lunch at the port and visit the secala. In the afternoon leave to Marrakech located about 3 hours from Essaouira by express road.
Dinner and accommodation according to the selected category.

Day 7 : Marrakech sightseeing tour

Your guide will meet you at your accommodation in Marrakech to start a guided city tour of Marrakech. The origins of this city are not clear, but it is accepted that it began as a military camp established by Abú Bekr, Almoravid chief in 1070. His successor, Yousef Ben Tachfin, is the one who began the task of converting the primitive oasis into a capital worthy of its empire, which stretched from the Atlantic to Algeria and from the Sahara to Iberia. The Almohad conquest almost made the first buildings disappear, which were replaced by others, many of which we can admire today, the majestic Koutoubia, the twin tower of the Giralda in Sevilla in Spain, without forgetting its fabulous Jemaa El-Fna Square, declared Universal Cultural Heritage by UNESCO. Your guide will take you to visit the Bahia Palace, the Saadies tombs, and then you will visit the souks and the artisanal workshops with your guide.
Dinner and accommodation according to the selected category.

Day 8 : Marrakech

Depends on your flight time, Free time to enjoy the city and transfer to the airport.

NB :

If the itineraries we offer do not match what you are looking for, please contact us and we will prepare your trip according to your needs.



8 Days 7 Nights


Free hotel pick-up or meeting point in central Marrakech


Returns to original departure point


If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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