12-night Marrakech, South Morocco, Desert and Coast package
3 nights Marrakech, 1 night at a guesthouse en route, 3 nights at desert camp, 2 nights maison d’hôtes en route to coast, and 4 nights on coast
This 12-night package costs from 1860 euro per person (based on 2 people sharing) and includes:
- 3 nights at a riad or Villa in Marrakech
- 1 night at Kasbah Ellouze near Aït Bennhadou
- 3 nights at the Desert Camp
- 1 night at Dar Infiane in Tata
- 1 night at La Maison Traditionelle in Oumesnate, near Tafraoute
- 3 nights at Rebali Riads on the coast at Sidi Kaouki
- 7 days of transport in a 4WD with driver
This is a marvelous trip and showcases the wonderful variety that Morocco offers. From the chaos and markets of Marrakech, over the awe-inspiring High Atlas Mountains, through the Drâa Valley and its hundreds of decaying kasbahs, onto the vastness of the desert, the inspiring scenery en route to Tata and ending at the raw and wild beach at Sidi Kaouki, this trip has it all!
12 days is the recommended time in order to relax and enjoy. However, it can of course be lengthened or shortened, in accordance with your preferences.
Below are some more details about the trip (you can also read more about the trip to the desert in the getting there section):
In Marrakech, we propose that you stay at either one of the riads we have recommended in the Marrakech package section, or our villa just outside Marrakech. There is a small additional payment for staying in the villa.
The trip from Marrakech to Kasbah Ellouze is about 4 hours. You can depart after breakfast and arrive early afternoon and in time to visit the Ksar of Aït Bennhadou.
Kasbah Ellouze to the desert camp is about 6 hours. Departing after breakfast you go through the Drâa Valley with its 3 million date palms, and onto the vastness of the desert. You will arrive in time for sunset.
From the desert camp it’s 4 hours to Tata. The first 3 hours of the journey you bump along off road to Foum Zguid. It’s one hour with beautiful scenery to Tata. Dar Infiane in Tata is a charming place with gorgeous views.
Tata to Tafraoute is a 3-hour journey through some of the most stunning geographical formations in the whole of Morocco. It’s wild and raw. In Oumesnat you stay at La Maison Traditionelle, a charming guesthouse nestled under Jbel Lekst in the beautiful Ameln valley near Tafraoute.
Tafraoute to Sid Kaouki is about 4½ hours. It is a mixture of amazing scenery and an hour of dross coming into Agadir. You follow the coast road from Agadir, and then after about one hour the road goes slightly inland through argan oil country.
Sidi Kaouki is about 20 minutes south of Essaouira. It is how beach places used to be—laid back, undeveloped, quite raw. The beach is huge. It can be windy, but often it is not. It’s not just a great place to unwind and have long walks but there is also plenty to do: swim, surf, horse ride, quad bike. You can also go on a day trip to Essaouira.
Rebali consists of five delightful villas, built in a riad style, two of which can be rented on an exclusive basis (there is a small premium for this). There is a private pool. Breakfast is provided, and also lunches and dinner on demand.
We provide transport in a 4WD from Marrakech to Sidi Kaouki. From there, taxis are available to Essaouira, and they will also arrange transportation to Marrakech for your flight home (this costs about 120 euro).