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Essaouira the “well drawn” has some nice surprises in store for you. In its alleys, you will discover its heritage in every single detail.
Its fortified ramparts, carved with monumental gates, works of art and defence, are flanked by two citadels: the Squala of the Kasbah, the Squala of the port. In the shade of these walls, you can walk around and get a first impression of the city. Stroll its alleys and discover the mysterious medina. Just like the whole city, similarly to the old Mogador that became Essaouira, the Medina mixes both eastern and western influences. The Ben Youssef mosque stands its minaret and many consular houses are scattered along its narrow streets.
This status as a crossroads of civilizations, are making Essaouira the perfect destination for artists. A plethora of galleries, and places that celebrate beauty and creation await them ; From the popular café for artists named « Marea Arte Bleu Mogador », to the Sidi Mohamed Ben Adbdallah Museum that preserves the memory of the crafts and popular traditions of the region.
The multiple charms of Essaouira will make you want to comeback !
Our tour will start by driving towards Agadir crossing Taghazout, where we will have lunch break and a quick tour and a swimming break after that. We will explore the town of Taghazout known as a Surfers' town. After that we drive towards Agadir, where we will stay for the night in local hotel.
After breakfast, we will drive towards Zagora through the Taliouine and Taznaght over the High Atlas Mountains, that you will definitely enjoy its landscapes. Then we pass through Berber villages. You will also have chance to explore the process of producing the Argan oil by Berber women in their cooperative. After that, we continue towards Zagora where we enjoy the sunset over the grand sand dunes of Chegaga ( Height of 250m ) and stay for the night.
After breakfast in the guesthouse, we’ll drive through the valley towards Merzouga. Leaving Chegaga sand dunes towards Erg Chebbi, arriving to Merzouga through Alnif. Merzouga is where the camel trek caravan will be awaiting you. You will enjoy camel-ride heading into the mysterious sand-sea of the Erg-Chebbi, guided by an experienced camel guide of course. Here you will spend your first night under the stars, or if you prefer, in a traditional Berber nomad tent.
If you wake up early enough, you are going to see the sunrise in the heart of the desert, then you will peacefully camel-trek back to the village of Merzouga appreciating the unique beauty of the spectacular Erg Chebbi dunes – changing with the light as the day progresses. Arriving back in Merzouga and after breakfast and hot shower in the guesthouse, we’ll leave towards Ouarzazate passing by the thousand Kasbahs, towars the Dades Gorge where you’ll walk under the 300 m high red cliff. And then stay for the night in local guesthouse Ouarzazate -Hollywood of Africa.
In the last day of our tour, We will drive towards Ait Ben Haddou, where we will have a lunch break. And then visit the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou a UNESCO historical site. Then we will drive from Ait Ben Haddou towards Marrakesh crossing Tizi N'chika beautiful panoramic view. Once we get to Marrakesh, we will have quick city tour with local guide. Quick visit to the main attractions & monuments in Marrakesh. and after that return to Essaouira around 7 o'clock in the evening.
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