Villages and kasbahs of Southern Morocco
Day 1 - Valley of Argan Trees
From Marrakech, (or Agadir) you will be met by your driver for a scenic journey through scenic landscapes to the Valley of Argan Trees. Clinging to the hillside, your charming home for the night, La Maison des Arganiers, enjoys splendid vistas along the valley. Located near to Azrarag, La Maison des Arganiers is a white stone property on two levels with a terrace, including a living room, three bedrooms and three bathrooms with showers. Interiors are chic, yet in keeping with the environment.
Overnight: La Maison des Arganiers
Day 2 - La Maison de l'Oasis
Today you will travel to La Maison de l'Oasis, nestled in the heart of Tighmert's lush palm grove. This is a remote, though beautiful region largely untouched by tourism and where rural Moroccan life is truly authentic. The property comprises two adobe houses, each with a living room, a shaded seating area and bathroom with shower and bath. Interiors have stone floors, natural wood and canvas furnishings and cream canvas walls which can be lifted and dropped to create light and space.
Overnight: La Maison de l'Oasis
Day 3 - Aoujou
Today continue to La Maison Rouge, a timeless place with 180° views of the surrounding mountains. Constructed from red stone, located near to Aoujou, La Maison Rouge has a private lounge, three bedrooms, three bathrooms and views from a terrace.
Overnight: La Maison Rouge
Day 4 - Nomadic Camp
Today you will travel to a nomadic camp, set at the edge of the dry lake of Iriki, on the undulating dunes of the Sahara where absolute peace reigns. Your luxury tent includes a terrace, bedroom, a lounge area and private bathroom.
Overnight: Nomadic Camp
Days 5 & 6 - Palmeraie of Skoura
Continue to Dar Ahlam. This is a traditional kasbah surrounded by gorgeous gardens with a swimming-pool at the gateway of the southern Morocco desert in the Palmeraie of Skoura. Dar Ahlam has 14 suites and is a beautiful and extravagantly renovated 19th-century Kasbah located between the Atlas Mountains and the desert. Surrounded by almond trees, olive groves, dates and roses, Dar Ahlam's luscious gardens are a peaceful oasis. All of the sumptuous suites have been decorated differently, making creative use of unusual antiques, silk drapes and a palette of soft mauve, deep purple, raspberry-pink and pistachio-green. The Parisian landscape architect Louis Benech was in charge of the gardens where you'll find a heated, T-shaped stone pool surrounded by outdoor massage tents and a mosaic jacuzzi and hammam. Once part of a medieval sultan's private hunting ground in the Skoura Oasis, this towering rust-red fortress surrounded by a palm grove really is a 'House of Dreams', as its name translates.
Activities will be organized according to your various wishes: spend time relaxing under the palm trees in the garden, taking a mule ride in the Valley of Roses, or sipping an aperitif at sunset…
For the more adventurous, spend a scenic day driving through the rich ochre desert contrasting with the winding clear blue waters of the Dades River, and the pastel hues of palm trees and orchards. A sense of history is given by the many elaborately decorated and slowly crumbling Kasbahs. Skoura, where your journey starts, was founded in the 12th century by Yacoub el Mansour and named after the regions original inhabitants, the Berbers. Here dense palm groves are crossed by a network of tracks running between various Kasbahs and crops. The ksour of Skoura is closed by a monumental gate whose upper section, built with sun-dried mud bricks, is decorated with geometric motifs. A short distance away is the kasbah of Amerhidil, a fortified residence that is considered to be one of the highlights of a visit to the Dades Valley. Another notable visit will be to the fortress of M'Goun built on the left bank of the M'Goun River, where the Kasbahs are lavishly decorated.
Overnight: Dar Ahlam
Day 7 - Depart
After breakfast check out of Dar AHlam for your private transfer to the airport.
From £3,915 per person excluding flights based on four to six people travelling or £4,690 based on two to three people travelling.
All of our itineraries are tailor-made according to the interests of our clients and the above itinerary is an example only. Please contact our Africa specialist, Chris Evans,for your own tailor-made holiday to Morocco on +44 (0)1242 787806