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There aren’t any must-see sights. Instead, the medina is a place to stroll and linger. The two souqs are well worth a browse, more laid-back than Marrakesh, but with an atmosphere of activity that is missing in Agadir. With the little-explored western High Atlas, the Anti Atlas and the coast all nearby, the town makes a good base for trekking and activities. Just 65km inland from Al Massira Airport, it is a more atmospheric staging post to/from the airport than Agadir.


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Essaouira Day Trip from Marrakech

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Cooperative Argan Roudana Targanet, Taroudant, Souss-Massa-Draa RegionThe Essaouira MedinaHad enough of the hustle and bustle of the souks and city life In Marrakech? Then let us show you a quaint little seaside resort just 2 hours out of Marrakech. We leave the red city scenery to a new vision of green softness, and embracing winds of the Atlantic Ocean to visit one of the most charming medinas, the Essaouira medina in Morocco.Essaouira - UNESCO World Heritage CitySince the 16th century, the city has also been known by its Portuguese name of Mogador or Mogadore. The Berber name means the wall, a reference to the fortress walls that originally enclosed the city. This city is now a UNESCO World Heritage City.Essaouira’s 18th century port, a UNESCO World Heritage Site dominates this scene. This quaint city is home to artists, musicians, craftsmen and film-makers, it gives you its ever popular fish market and its fortified walls, turrets and colonnades.It is the wind – the beautifully named alizee, or taros in Berber, that, gives Essaouira its beauty. It blows too hard to attract sun, sand and sea tourists: for much of the year, you can’t sit on the beach at all as the sand blows horizontally in your face. No surprise then that Essaouira has been dubbed ‘Wind City of Africa’ and attracts so many windsurfers.In the early 1950s film director and actor Orson Welles stayed at the Hotel des Iles just south of the town walls during the filming of his 1952 classic version of "Othello" which contains several memorable scenes shot in the labyrinthine streets and alleyways of the medina. Legend has it that during Welles's sojourn in the town he met Winston Churchill, another guest at the Hotel des Iles. Orson Welles's bust is located in a small square just outside the medina walls close to the sea. It is in a neglected state being covered in bird droppings, graffiti and with a broken nose. In addition, the dedication plaque below it has been stolen (as of Dec 2008). Several other film directors have utilised Essaouira's photogenic and atmospheric qualities.Essaouira presents itself as a city full of culture: several small art galleries are found all over the town. Essaouira lies on the crossroads between two tribes: the Arab Chiadma to the north and the Haha Berbers in the south. Add to that the Gnaoua, who came originally from further south in Africa, and the Europeans and you get a rich cultural mix. The light and beauty have forever attracted artists to Essaouira, and the town has a flourishing art scene. The sculptor Boujemaa Lakhdar started the local museum in the 1950s and, in the process, inspired a generation of artists. Essaouira is a Dream Holiday destination.Morocco Music FestivalSince 1998, the Gnaoua Festival of World Music is held in Essaouira, normally in the last week of June. It brings together artists from all over the world. Although focussed on gnaoua music, it includes rock, jazz and reggae. Dubbed as the "Moroccan Woodstock" it lasts four days and attracts annually around 450,000 spectators. At 1600hrs we will end our Day Trip from Essaouira to Marrakech.https://www.morocco-traveldreams.com/trip/essaouira-from-marrakechDuration: 8 hours

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ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Artisana Berbere Ville Taroudant, Taroudant, Souss-Massa-Draa RegionThe visite include the old market of Taroudant, the old city most interesting places.Duration: 2 hours

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Tour from Agadir Port : Taroudant City Explore ( Half Day Tour )

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Artisana Berbere Ville Taroudant, Taroudant, Souss-Massa-Draa Region08:00 - Pick Up Guests at the pier, drive to Taroudant08:45 - Argane trees forest with Goats ( photo-stop + explanation )08:55 - Continuation to Taroudant (drive + explanations)09:25 - Taroudant Ramparts ( photo-stop + explanation )09:45 - Taroudant Medina & Souk ( visit + explanation + photos )10:45 - Taroudant Souk ( free time )11:05 - Drive to the famous hotel Salam Palace11:25 - Salam Palace Hotel ( visit + refreshment drink )12:45 - Departure for Agadir, return to Harbour

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9 Day Gardens Tour of Morocco

Day 1: CASABLANCA-MARRAKESH: Fly into Casablanca. Visit the Habbous quarter, and the art deco buildings in the center of the city, the Hassan II Mosque, and the United Nations square before departing for Marrakech. Upon arrival, have an orientation tour of the” red city”. In the evening, dinner at the Riad and overnight. Day 2: MARRAKESH:We will take youfor an introduction to the extensive medina with its farmers’ markets and local craftsmen. then down various bustling little medina streets at lunchtime until we reach an enchanting riad garden with rambling bougainvillea, jasmine, glazed pots, decorative tiles and water fountains. An exuberant garden of courtyards and terraces and a perfect place for lunch. Afternoon visit to the striking Jardins Majorelle, created in the 1930s and restored by Yves St Laurent. Day 3: HIGH ATLAS/TOUBKAL NATIONAL PARK:A day in the Atlas Mountains. The snow-capped Toubkal mountain (4167 metres) towers above the Berber village of Imlil. The stunning and dramatic scenery can be viewed from the rooftop terraced garden where we enjoy lunch. Walk down to Imlil village through walnut woods with time to explore the village before descending the valley returning to Le Beldi. Day  4: MARRAKESH GARDENS:Morning visit to the traditional country gardens of La Maison Arabe, reached through La Palmeraie. An innovative blend of potager garden with decorative shrubs and climbers. We enjoy a delicious lunch under the fig trees in the courtyard. Continuing to Marrakech we discover the sumptuous gardens of Hotel La Mamounia. Traditional, immaculately-kept, large gardens within the medina walls, with produce used in their own restaurant. Day 5: TAROUDANT:Departing south across the Atlas Mountains and through the Argan tree growing region we arrive at medieval Taroudannt, follow the ancient ramparts to Dar al Hossoun, our base for three nights. Lunch awaits us in the garden. In the afternoon the owner shows us the plant collections. We enjoy an aperitif together before dinner with local specialities.Day 6: TAROUDANT GARDENS:Leave in the morning up the southern slopes of the Atlas Mountains to visit a Berber village and the potager and orchards of a restored farmhouse where we have lunch or a picnic. Guided visits to a nearby privately-owned garden with succulents and grasses, water rills and a courtyard designed by Ossart and Maurieres. Dinner together at our riad.Day 7: TAROUDANT:Morning visit to an exceptional walled private garden on the outskirts of Taroudannt continuing to enjoy time in the bustling, colourful souks. Afternoon optional cookery course at the riad preparing dishes to be enjoyed together at dinner.Day 8: MARRAKESH :Return to Marrakesh for an overnight stay at the Riad.Day 9: CASABLANCA AIRPORT

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5 Days private trip to Sahara desert

Buckle up for a private five-day journey to discover the east of Morocco running out from the usual lifestyle of cities and work stress. • 1st day: the driver will pick you from your stay 8 am or based on request heading to the first stop: Taliouin; a town known for saffron where you will get to know more about it and taste it in tea. Continuing the trip to Taznakht; a home for carpet industry then to Ait Ben Heddou is known for the kasbahs and palm trees and also by its beautiful scenes where several movies were shot and there you will have lunch. After touring the town you will go to Ouarzazate not far from the previous town and it has more stunning views and huge studios for film production. You will end your day in magnificent Boumalne Dades where you will sleep in a hotel to rest and get ready for the next day. • 2nd day: start your morning with a breakfast and begin the journey to discover Dades canyons the most beautiful in North Africa then we will go to Tinghir for a visit to Tudgha canyons mostly high walls with pink and grey rocks. straight after this, we will have lunch. moving to Alnif, it is known for fossils and mineral specimen mining. Next, the driver will take you to Rissani, a very important town where people used to trade their goods and slaves as caravans used to pass by. Finishing the day in Merzouga in a Hotel • 3rd day: is the day where you will experience the desert. First in the morning by a 4x4 car to the desert then eat a lunch and rest in a swimming pool to feel fresh. Before arriving in the heart of the desert you will ride a camel all the way to your stay which is a tent and there you will have the chance to witness a beautiful sunset before meeting stars. you will spend the night in a Nomad Berber tent and enjoy a traditional dinner. • 4th day: After a night full of stars in Merzouga you will wake up to see the sunrise, eat breakfast then come back on a camel to the hotel in Merzouga for a shower. Next, hit the road to Agdz. On the way, you will see real desert roads and acacia plants. You will have a stop in Tazarrine for Lunch and you will continue till you arrive in Agdz; discover it and stay for a night in a hotel. • 5th day: on the last day, you will explore Tamnougalte and the beauty of the Atlas Mountains and enjoy some time in an oasis. After the Tamnougakte we will go to Taroudant, the little Marrakech; It is known for local markets and has Moroccan vibes and have lunch there. By the end of the day, you will come back to your pickup point in Agadir or based on request closing the trip of 5 days.

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5 Days private trip to Sahara desert

Buckle up for a private five-day journey to discover the east of Morocco running out from the usual lifestyle of cities and work stress. • 1st day: the driver will pick you from your stay 8 am or based on request heading to the first stop: Taliouin; a town known for saffron where you will get to know more about it and taste it in tea. Continuing the trip to Taznakht; a home for carpet industry then to Ait Ben Heddou is known for the kasbahs and palm trees and also by its beautiful scenes where several movies were shot and there you will have lunch. After touring the town you will go to Ouarzazate not far from the previous town and it has more stunning views and huge studios for film production. You will end your day in magnificent Boumalne Dades where you will sleep in a hotel to rest and get ready for the next day. • 2nd day: start your morning with a breakfast and begin the journey to discover Dades canyons the most beautiful in North Africa then we will go to Tinghir for a visit to Tudgha canyons mostly high walls with pink and grey rocks. straight after this, we will have lunch. moving to Alnif, it is known for fossils and mineral specimen mining. Next, the driver will take you to Rissani, a very important town where people used to trade their goods and slaves as caravans used to pass by. Finishing the day in Merzouga in a Hotel • 3rd day: is the day where you will experience the desert. First in the morning by a 4x4 car to the desert then eat a lunch and rest in a swimming pool to feel fresh. Before arriving in the heart of the desert you will ride a camel all the way to your stay which is a tent and there you will have the chance to witness a beautiful sunset before meeting stars. you will spend the night in a Nomad Berber tent and enjoy a traditional dinner. • 4th day: After a night full of stars in Merzouga you will wake up to see the sunrise, eat breakfast then come back on a camel to the hotel in Merzouga for a shower. Next, hit the road to Agdz. On the way, you will see real desert roads and acacia plants. You will have a stop in Tazarrine for Lunch and you will continue till you arrive in Agdz; discover it and stay for a night in a hotel. • 5th day: on the last day, you will explore Tamnougalte and the beauty of the Atlas Mountains and enjoy some time in an oasis. After the Tamnougakte we will go to Taroudant, the little Marrakech; It is known for local markets and has Moroccan vibes and have lunch there. By the end of the day, you will come back to your pickup point in Agadir or based on request closing the trip of 5 days.