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VILLAGES AND KASBAHS OF SOUTHERN MOROCCO

Experience some of the most stunning landscapes in Morocco from the green Valley of Argan Trees to the majestic desert dunes. This trip includes three nights in beautifully restored village houses, one night in a private luxury camp in the Sahara, and two nights at Dar Ahlam, a beautiful 19th century kasbah.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Spending a night in the Sahara Desert at the edge of the dry lake of Iriki.
  • Exploring by 4x4, mule and camel.
  • Enjoying amazing views over the Atlas Mountains.
  • Relaxing at a traditional kasbah in the Palmeraie of Skoura.
£3,915
per person

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SAMANTHA GEE

Africa Specialist

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  1. Arrive
  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Day 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 amidst an oasis of almond trees, olive groves, dates and roses. 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. Activities will be organized according to your 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, explore the ochre hued deserts, winding Dades River and the 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. A short distance away is the kasbah of Amerhidil, a fortified residence considered to be one of the highlights of a visit to the Dades Valley.

    Overnight: Dar Ahlam

  7. Day 7 Depart

    After breakfast check out of Dar AHlam for your private transfer to the airport.

  8. Depart

Currency
Low £ 3,915 $ 5,476 € 4,658
Mid £ 4,160 $ 5,819 € 4,949
High £ 4,550 $ 6,364 € 5,413

BOOKING NOTES

  • Per person based on two people sharing a room

INCLUSIONS

  • All accommodation as detailed in the itinerary.
  • Daily breakfast.
  • Private transfers throughout.
  • All sightseeing, entrance fees and guide services as detailed in the itinerary.
  • Internal flights where detailed in the itinerary.

EXTRAS

  • International flights.
  • Meals not indicated in the itinerary.
  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry, drinks, gratuities (discretionary).
  • Entrance fees and excursions not specifically mentioned as included.
  • Travel insurance or visa fees.
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