Arrival Day. Make your way to the joining hotel for a brief welcome meeting before driving to Ouarzazate for an overnight stay at our accommodations there. Please arrive at the hotel meeting point by 2:30PM.
In the morning before leaving the group will explore the famous atlas film studios in Ourzazate and learn a bit about the film making in Morocco. Drive to Zagora and then to Mhamid. From there head out into the Sahara desert for two nights of camping under the stars. The walk will take about two hours and we will arrive at the camp around sunset. Enjoy a cup of tea and watch the colors change in the sky as the sun slips below the horizon. From Ourzazate we drive to Zagora along rural roads. In Mhamid (Oulad Edriss) we meet the local crew and start the desert journey to Erg Lihoudi. Any luggage will be brought to camp by jeeps. Dinner will be served fireside.The camp is in Erg Lihoudi. Our camps will be comfortable, but still somewhat basic. You'll see some spectacular night skies.
Wake up to a stunning sunrise, enjoy some breakfast at camp and then start the day. This is our second day of the Berber desert journey. Then you have a choice of walking for riding a camel to our lunch stop. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the Sahara as you travel like people have for millenniums. After lunch we'll enter the 21st century again and travel to the next desert camp by 4x4. Arrive at the oasis of Rass Nkhal to catch sunset before having dinner fireside with stories and music.
After another sunrise out in the desert and some breakfast at camp the group will travel to Zagora. Enjoy some free time to shower, freshen up, and relax by the hotel pool after our Sahara adventure. After lunch continue on to Skoura. Explore this oasis city famed for its date palms. Have dinner as a group in Skoura.
Travel back to Marrakech and enjoy free morning to see the city. In the afternoon the group will attend a cooking demonstration and learn how to make tanjia, a different form of tagine.
We'll make the dish and seal it in the clay pot to cook overnight in the hamman. Then, explore the various food vendors in the Medina with your CEO and learn about the different ingredients. End the day with evening tea on the rooftop terrace overlooking the main square of Jemaa El Fnaa.
Visit the important sites within the medina this morning. Make stops to Jardin Secret, Bahia Palace, and Ben Yousset Medressa. End the morning adventure with a trip to the bakery to learn how Moroccan bread is made and have a taste.
Then collect your tanjia lunch on the way back to the Riad. Enjoy your own cooking as lunch on the terrace. The afternoon and evening are free for you to explore Marrakech on your own. Don't miss a chance to visit Jardins Majorelle with their vibrant blue garden houses and thriving plants.
Set out on a full day excursion to Ouzoud, a beautiful oasis waterfall near the Atlas Mountains. Hike to the top of the falls, enjoy breathtaking views, and then take a refreshing swim in the flowing water. After a delicious lunch right near the falls the group will travel back to Marrakech. Enjoy a local dinner in the heart of Jamee Lafna Square.
Take advantage of a free morning in Marrakech to do some walking around and maybe shop in the medina for spices and Moroccan pottery. Depart for Agadir in the early afternoon. Upon arrival, visit Souk Lhad, the local market and have dinner on your own from one of the many food stalls.
Today we go local. Drive to Sidi Kaouki, stopping to enjoy a unique hike from the beach along a creek up to a waterfall. You might encounter goats and sheep on your route that frequently drink water at the creek. The hike ends near a berber village where you will see a Marabout (spiritual house). Finish the journey to Sidi Kaouki and have lunch with a local family. After lunch, have tea on the terrace and end the day with free time to simply go for a walk along the beautiful waterfront of this small fishing town or stroll down the beach and search for the perfect place to watch sunset.
Travel to Oualidia today with a few stops en route. First up is Essaouira for a visit to this historic walled city. Spend time in the old city and oldest international port city in Morocco. Choose to grab some lunch or visit the beach and sample some of the fresh fish dishes prepared by the local food stalls along the water. Then continue further north to Safi, famous for having the largest pottery market in Morocco. See the old town, the Portuguese Cathedral and the Ceramic Market. You'll arrive in Oualidia in the evening.
Enjoy a full free day in Oualidia. Here the beach is beautiful and there's a lagoon that allows for a more quiet area for swimming and paddle boarding away from the surf. Opt to try surfing, rent a kayak, or go on a boat tour. Later in the day choose to go to the OSTREA oyster farm for a farewell dinner overlooking the beach. In the evening if the weather is permitting the group will enjoy a sunset bonfire.
After breakfast transfer back to Marrakech, about three hours from Ouilidia, arriving around 12pm. The tour ends on arrival to the airport or at the Marrakech hotel for those have booked post-tour nights.
Please do not book departing flights any earlier than 2PM.