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Other Excursions

After spending a week or so flogging across the barren wastes of the Sahara Desert or climbing Toubkal's endless scree slopes, you'll probably want to sit on your arse in Marrakech and stuff your face!  If, however, you'd like to do something more constructive with your time, here are a few suggestions...

Ait Benhaddou (1 night)

Aït Benhaddou is a fortified city, or ksar, along the former caravan route between the Sahara and Marrakech. It is situated in Souss-Massa-Drâa on a hill along the Ounila River. This UNESCO world heritage site is by far the most impressive of Morocco’s historical attractions and fascinating place to visit.

It’s a 4hr drive from Marrakech, but don't be put off by this...because getting there is half of the fun. The winding road offers fabulous views of the Atlas mountain's and the desert. The drive alone is considered to be one of Morocco's star attractions!

Service includes:

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off.
  • Private transport and driver.
  • Accommodation overlooking Ait Benhaddou

Essaouira (2 nights)

Essaouira is an historical seaside town with fortified walls, a fishing harbour and ancient markets. It is famed for its surfing, sea-food and relaxed atmosphere.

With its windswept beaches, vibrant souks and winter sun, this Moroccan seaside town is a great place to do a whole lot of not very much. The souks are particularly recommended for craft shopping, the products on offer here are of much higher quality that those in Marrakech, and they come without the infamous 'Marrakech haggle'.

Highly recommended. 

It’s a 2hr drive from Marrakech.

Service includes:

  • Private transport and driver, including hotel collection and drop-off.
  • Hotel accommodation
  • Essaouira can be reached in 3hrs by public bus. A cheaper package can be arranged if you travel this way.

Ozoude Valley (day trip)

This is a full-day trip to the stunning Moroccan countryside and the 100m high waterfalls at Ozoude.  

These are located in the Grand Atlas village of Tanaghmeilt, 150 km northeast of Marrakech.

The bottom of the falls is accessible through a shaded path of olive trees. At the summit of the falls, there are a dozen old small mills that are still in use.

It is the most visited site of the region. In the vicinity, Green valleys, mills, orchards and a superb circuit of the gorges of the El Abid River (in Arabic, "Slaves' River" ), are found.  

Service includes:

  • Private transport and driver
  • Hotel collection and drop-of

 


 

Camp in the sand dunes of Merzouga (2 nights)

This short trip gives you a glimpse of the famous sand dunes of the Sahara Desert.

It’s a long way to the desert from Marrakech, but if you don’t have the time to join one of our desert treks, this is the best way to find out what it’s all about.

Service includes:

  • Private transport and driver
  • Camping equipment
  • Meals