Welcome to Southern Morocco & Western Sahara


A sense of somewhere really fresh and undiscovered gusts through the region like the spring winds – and you’ll want to savour it. On elegantly wrecked seafronts, sip a mint tea and gaze at the wild Atlantic Coast. When trekking, mountain biking or driving through wrinkled Anti Atlas foothills, stop before the next oasis village and appreciate the silence.

The locals, from Chleuh Berbers in the Souss to Western Sahara's Saharawi people, seem determined to complement the landscapes. Their light robes flutter under desert skies, and their dark herds dot rocky hillsides.

Continue even further south to Dakhla for some of the world's best kitesurfing, and an emerging scene for outdoor activities and desert exploration.


Top experiences in Southern Morocco & Western Sahara

Travel guides

Starting at $36.39

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Southern Morocco & Western Sahara activities

$3069 National Geographic Journeys

Morocco: Sahara & Beyond

The culture of the Berbers in northern Africa dates back as many as 5,000 years. Discover their enduring legacy on this 15-day adventure into Morocco’s rich cultural heritage. Explore the souks and streets of Marrakech and Fes, spend a night in a comfortable tented camp in the Sahara, enjoy dinner with a traditional Berber family, and unwind amid the coastal beauty of Essaouira. Throughout this magical ride, open your eyes to each dazzling place — and earn a new point of view.

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Morocco Active Adventure

With a landscape as diverse as Morocco, the transportation must be built to match. The simple pleasures of getting around are essential to this activity-heavy excursion into the desert kingdom: Mule treks into the Atlas Mountains, bike rides through ruggedly beautiful mountain passes, even a leisurely coastal walk to a campsite in the desert. But it’s not all tramping about in the dunes and hills; you’ll also have the chance to explore Essaouira, the fortified city on the Atlantic coast that was once a haven for pirates.

Family

Morocco Family Adventure

Wedged between the Mediterranean and the great Sahara, Morocco is home to some great beaches. But there is way more to do here than just lie around and tan. Bursting with captivating history and fascinating culture, this manageable 7-day itinerary is the perfect balm for your family’s all-inclusive resort blues. Kasbahs and Moroccan cuisine, the magic of Marrakech and more await. Don’t forget the sunblock!

$529 18-to-Thirtysomethings

Coastal Morocco

Explore Africa's northernmost country with a whirlwind five-day adventure that stops along Morocco's coast. Swim in rock pools and waterfalls and go shopping in the village of Izourki Oufella, known for its refined honey and argan oil production. Once you head north to Essaouira, you might be tempted to kick back on the beach, but if you've got the energy for a morning surfing lesson or yoga session, we think you'll find it's worth your while.

$749 18-to-Thirtysomethings

Morocco Deserts & Beaches

You'll gain a whole new appreciation for Moroccan culture and the Berber way of life after embarking on this 11-day tour through the country. Guided by your trusted Chief Experience Officer (CEO), you'll visit incredible sites like the Kasbah of Aït Ben Haddou, stay overnight in unique accommodations like a Sahara Desert tented camp and a traditional mountain gîte, and hit the coast with surf lessons of the beaches of Taghazout.

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Morocco Sahara and Beyond

The winding streets of Morocco’s ancient medinas are bursting with so many colours and flavours that you’ll be planning a return visit soon after arrival. Explore the souks and streets of Marrakech and Fes, head to a luxury desert camp on an overnight 4x4 excursion, explore Atlas Mountains' villages and unwind on the coast in Essaouira. Travel is comfortable and well-paced, and our expert guide will be on hand to offer context and reveal its hidden gems. By focusing on the energy of the people, you'll discover the true treasures of Morocco.