THE ATLANTIC COAST AND THE ROUTE D’ARGAN – THE SOUSS BERBER AND THE SAHARAUI OASIS CULTURE
Duration 2 weeks (15 days)
Arrival at the airport – we bring you to your Riad in the Medina where you stay for three nights. Marrakech is the city of oriental magic: Sightseeing of the Koutoubia mosque, the Saadian Tombs and the Majorelle Gardens. Highlight will be the Medina with its colourful daily life and the market place „Djema el Fna”, where bargainers, storytellers, water-sellers and snake-charmers get together. Three over-night stays in an authentic, charming Riad in the Medina.
Trip to Essaouira, formerly known as the famous trade centre „Mogador“, which now is a fishing port and sea-side resort. We can stroll through the wonderful old Medina, visit the Portuguese fort and wonder through the harbor where freshly caught fish invites to eat. Overnight-stay in a traditional Riad.
Taghazoute – TAFRAOUTE
On the passage to Tafraoute we will stop for lunch barbecue somewhere next to in Taghazoute. We can swim or sunbath at a beautiful beach enjoying the fresh air and the stunning view over the Atlantic coast.
Tafraoute is situated in a valley famous for its almonds blossom in springtime. Here we stay two nights, visiting the Maison Traditionelle to understand the way of living of the Berber in this region and hiking a day through the Valley of Ammeln or we do an excursion to the nearby plateau of Ait Mansour with its amazing views and the beautiful village in a gorge. Over-night stays in a charming Kasbah hotel in Tafraoute.
We arrive at late afternoon in Amtoudi where we stay over-night with a Berber family. This place offers many specifics as an awesome hike through a river gorge up to a swimming bassin and a climb up to an old agadir which is nearby on top of a hill. This area always provides fresh air because of being located in a river valley.
These days we discover the Saharaoui oasis life: we learn about plants growing, visit hot sources and stay a day in the desert dunes nearby. Overnight-stay in a charmingKasbah hotel in the oasis.
This morning after breakfast we drive offroad to the beach “Plage Blanche” where on the long-stretched beaches you barely meet other people. Our lunch will be a fresh fish barbecue and later we visit a fisher men’s cove where we spent over-night.
LEGHZIRA – Mirleft
Today we drive to Leghzira which is one of the most beautiful beaches of Morocco: sea-eroded sandstone-arcs framing solitary bays where local fishermen are sitting whole night long on the rocks in the flood for fishing. The sunset over the sea will be unforgettable… Over-night stay in Mirleft.
In the late afternoon we arrive at Agadir where we check in an eco-lodge on top of a hill behind the city of Agadir. A comfortable place is awaiting us – combined with perfect food, wonderful nature and a swimming-pool to relax or a getaway to the beach life of Agadir. Over-night stay.
Return flight to Home FROM AGADIR