Day 1: Marrakech. Pick up at the airport at Marrakech Menara International Airport. Hotel transfer depends on time of arrival. Overnight in Hotel. Includes: (D).
Day 2: Marrakech - Essaouira (160 km). Pick up in Marrakech at your Riad/Hotel and travel west to the Atlantic coast. Visit the UNESCO protected city of Essaouria. Essaouria, an Arabic term for "the wall", is an enchanting fishing harbor reflecting the Portuguese character of settlers from the 16th century. The enormous fortress of white washed, blue-shuttered houses (built at sea-level) is famous for its fine handcrafts. The city flourishes in marquetry, the art of working wood with ebony, mother-of-pearl, and silver threads. Overnight in Hotel. Includes: (D).
Day 3: Essaouira - Agadir (175 km). Morning departure from Essaouria towards Agadir. Visit to Sidi Kaouki beach; its undisturbed sand dunes and argon shrubs make this beach one of the most beautiful in all of Morocco. The beach of Taghazoute, a paradise for surfers, offers excellent sea views and the pleasures of fresh Atlantic Ocean air. Visit the beach in and see the new (and very European) city of Agadir. Overnight in Hotel. Includes: (D).
Day 4: Agadir - Sidi Ifni (180 km). Continue your journey to the laid back city of Sidi Ifni. The Spanish flavor and Art Deco architecture makes for a relaxed, yet stimulating, visit. Travel onward to the village of Tiznit, where the locals dress in traditional costume and sell hand made Berber jewelry. Overnight in Hotel. Includes: (D).
Day 5: Sidi Ifni - Tafraoute (220 km). Our journey continues to the Anti Atlas, where we visit the towns of G'limime and Tafraoute. The area is known for almond trees, argan oil, and the production of babhouches (a traditional Moroccan leather shoe). Close the day with a relaxing walk in the Amen Valley, where weather-worn boulders change from pink to gray to gold depending on the time of day. Overnight in Hotel. Includes: (D).
Day 6: Tafraoute - Taroudante (190 km). Depart via Chtouka Ait Baha to the town of Taroudante. Taroudante (nick-named the "mini-Marrakech") is an elegant town encircled by a red ocher wall. Taroudante is a fantastic shopper's paradise for aficionados of unique silver items. Overnight in Hotel. Includes: (D).
Day 7: Taroudante - Marrakesh (160 km). Leave Taroudante via the Test Pass and see the Berber Mosque, the Tinml. In Marrakech visit the Menara Gardens, Koutoubia Minaret, Saadian Tombs, and Bahia Palace. After lunch, tour around the Agdal Gardens, the Gueliz district, and the ancient Medina. Enjoy the end of your day visiting the markets and the famous Djemaa el Fna Square. Overnight in Hotel. Includes: (D).
Day 8: Marrakech - Departure. Airport transfer depends on you departure time.
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