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Marrakech, Agafay & Coast - 5 days map

Venture through Morocco, starting in the vibrant city of Marrakech. Explore historic sites like the Koutoubia Mosque and Jemaa El Fna square. Journey to the tranquil town of Tafraoute, discovering the stunning Ait Mansour Valley and its iconic blue rocks. Continue to the coastal gem of Essaouira, where you can enjoy seafood by the harbour. Finally, experience the serene beauty of the Agafay Desert with an unforgettable stay in desert tents.

Inclusions
Itinerary
Prices & Dates
Hotels

Trip Highlights

Marrakech - Discover the vibrant city of Marrakech and opt for a city tour exploring iconic landmarks like the Koutoubia Mosque and Jemaa El Fna square
Essaouira - Soak up the laid back vibe of this coastal town and head into the pretty medina with plenty of free time to explore
Tafraoute - Immerse yourself in the town of Tafraoute, exploring the stunning Ait Mansour Valley and its famous blue rocks
Agafay Desert - Relax in the peaceful ambiance of the Agafay Desert, enjoying desert tent accommodations, poolside relaxation, and optional camel rides

Included

Breakfast daily & 2 dinners
Tafraoute Oasis Walk
Airport arrival transfer on day 1
3 nights 3-4 star hotels and 1 night camping at a desert camp in the Agafay Desert
Escorted by an English speaking tour leader
Transportation and transfers in private 4x4 or minivan/touring vehicle

Not Included

International flights and visa
Airport departure transfer
Tip for your tour leader. We recommend you allow USD$4-5 per day, per traveller. Tipping your guide is an entirely personal gesture.
Tipping Kitty: USD$30-40pp, paid in local currency

Itinerary

Day 1

Welcome to Marrakech

Welcome to Marrakech! Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

At 12:00pm, join a welcome meeting where you'll meet your guide and fellow travelers. Afterward, enjoy some free time before embarking on an optional city tour at 2pm. Discover the Koutoubia Mosque, a symbol of the city, and delve into the history of the Ben Youssef Madrassa. Wander through the mesmerising souks and end your tour in the bustling Jemaa El Fna square. Spend some time exploring before we regroup for dinner at the hotel.
Overnight: Marrakech  |  Dinner

Day 2

Terrific Tafraoute

Marrakech - Tafraoute. After breakfast at the hotel, we head west, passing through scenic Berber towns in the Massa area with a coffee stop along the way. Upon arriving in Tafraoute, we'll check into our hotel, with time to break for lunch at a local restaurant. If time permits, enjoy a swim before we venture to the Ait Mansour Valley.

This peaceful paradise is renowned for its stunning landscapes, temperate climate, and valleys nestled between the rocky slopes of the Anti-Atlas Mountains. Enjoy the calm atmosphere, lush palm groves, and blooming almond trees. We'll walk through the Oasis to learn about the local agriculture. In the afternoon, we'll return to Tafraoute, stopping to admire the iconic blue-painted rocks.
Overnight: Tafraoute  |  Breakfast

Day 3

Enchanting Essaouira

Tafraoute - Essaouira. Rise and shine! After an early breakfast, we journey through the scenic Anti-Atlas Mountains towards Morocco’s western coast, passing through the towns of Tiznit, Agadir, and Taghazoute.

Enjoy breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean and picturesque Berber villages along the way. Upon arrival in Essaouira, check into your hotel. After refreshing, head to the old Medina for a delicious seafood lunch by the harbour (own expense).

The rest of the afternoon is yours to explore this charming fishing town with its vibrant souks, cosy cafes, and scenic terraces. For those seeking adventure, optional activities include quad biking, kite surfing, horse riding, or a cooking class. Alternatively, you can unwind at the beach across from our hotel with a refreshing mint tea.
Overnight: Essaouira  |  Breakfast

Day 4

Agafay Desert

Essaouira - Agafay Desert. Enjoy a leisurely morning to further explore the charming coastal town of Essaouira at your own pace. Later, meet at the hotel and depart for the Agafay Desert. Located near Marrakech, Agafay Desert is known for its rocky, dune-like landscape. Upon arrival, we'll check into our desert tents. Spend the afternoon relaxing by the pool or opt for an adventurous camel ride while watching the breathtaking sunset.
Overnight: Agafay Desert  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5

Goodbye

Agafay Desert -Marrakech. After breakfast, we'll embark on a scenic drive back to Marrakech. The tour ends upon arrival in Marrakech. Make your own way to the airport for your onward flight, or contact us if you would like to book a departure transfer.
Breakfast

Prices & Dates

Departures are guaranteed to operate with a minimum of 2 persons. 'Twin Share' prices are per person when there are 2 people sharing a room. 'Single Room' prices are applicable to solo travellers wanting the privacy of a single room.

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2025
Twin Share
Single Room
20 Jan - 24 Jan 30% off
R21,865
R15,306
R27,945
R19,562
02 Feb - 06 Feb 30% off
R21,865
R15,306
R27,945
R19,562
13 Feb - 17 Feb 30% off
R21,865
R15,306
R27,945
R19,562
09 Mar - 13 Mar 30% off
R23,735
R16,615
R29,815
R20,871
24 Mar - 28 Mar 30% off
R23,735
R16,615
R29,815
R20,871
14 Apr - 18 Apr 30% off
R23,735
R16,615
R29,815
R20,871
28 Apr - 02 May 30% off
R23,735
R16,615
R29,815
R20,871
12 May - 16 May 30% off
R21,865
R15,306
R27,945
R19,562
26 May - 30 May 30% off
R21,865
R15,306
R27,945
R19,562
09 Jun - 13 Jun 30% off
R21,865
R15,306
R27,945
R19,562
23 Jun - 27 Jun 30% off
R21,865
R15,306
R27,945
R19,562
14 Jul - 18 Jul 30% off
R23,735
R16,615
R29,815
R20,871
28 Jul - 01 Aug 30% off
R23,735
R16,615
R29,815
R20,871
11 Aug - 15 Aug 30% off
R23,735
R16,615
R29,815
R20,871
25 Aug - 29 Aug 30% off
R23,735
R16,615
R29,815
R20,871
08 Sep - 12 Sep 30% off
R23,735
R16,615
R29,815
R20,871
22 Sep - 26 Sep 30% off
R23,735
R16,615
R29,815
R20,871
06 Oct - 10 Oct 30% off
R23,735
R16,615
R29,815
R20,871
20 Oct - 24 Oct 30% off
R23,735
R16,615
R29,815
R20,871
08 Nov - 12 Nov 30% off
R21,865
R15,306
R27,945
R19,562
22 Nov - 26 Nov 30% off
R21,865
R15,306
R27,945
R19,562
06 Dec - 10 Dec 30% off
R23,735
R16,615
R29,815
R20,871
27 Dec - 31 Dec 30% off
R23,735
R16,615
R29,815
R20,871

Extra Prices

Twin Share
Single Room
Pre Tour Accommodation - Marrakech
R1,735
R2,455
Post Tour Accommodation - Marrakech
R1,735
R2,455

Hotels

The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard.

El Andalous Hotel & Spa, Marrakech

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Just 10 minutes from the airport, the El Andalous Hotel and Spa offers a welcome respite from the hubub of the city. Evoking the golden age of Arab-Andalusian culture; exotic and romantically rich. Guest rooms are well furnished with excellent en suite facilites as well as private balconies. The hotel pool is great place to relax by and enjoy a tasty beverage or two. The medina is just a 20 minute walk from here or a cab can get you there in a few minutes!

Les Amandiers, Tafraoute

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Offering an outdoor pool and a restaurant, Hotel Les Amandiers is located in Tafraoute and provides free Wi-Fi access. The rooms are equipped with a TV, air conditioning, and satellite channels. Each room features a private bathroom with a shower and a bath, and all rooms offer views of the mountains. The hotel boasts a 24-hour front desk, a terrace, and a tour desk to assist guests with their travel plans.

Hotel Miramar, Essaouira

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

Enjoying an enviable location just a 15-minute walk from the beach and some of the city’s key sights, Hotel Miramar combines comfort with local convenience. Each of the 45 guest rooms’ benefit from a separate sitting area, room service and satellite television, there’s also free WiFi throughout the property. After a day of sightseeing guests can unwind in the on-site spa, which offers a variety of treatments or visit the pool.

Selina Nomad Camp Agafay, Agafay Desert

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: Desert Camp

Nestled among the canyons of Agafay, Selina Nomad Camp Agafay offers a desert oasis of peace and tranquility. Surrounded by sweeping views of the Atlas Mountains, guests can immerse themselves in the stillness of the landscape. The rustic accommodations include several tents, allowing guests to sleep under the stars and connect with nature. On-site amenities include a restaurant and bar, two swimming pools, a shared kitchen, massage tents, and a yoga tent.

At a Glance

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Marrakech
Ends
Marrakech
Group Size
Min 2 / Max 16
Hotel Rating
3-4 star
Tour Guide
Yes - escorted by a tour guide
Meals
Breakfast: 4, Dinner: 2
Countries
Minimum Age
15 yrs, accompanied by an adult
Arr. Transfer
Yes
Dep. Transfer
No
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The walled city of Essaouira sitting on the edge of the water
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