Marrakech, Moutains and A Desert Tour


AN EXCEPTIONAL 5-STAR ADVENTURE

The south of Morocco – 6 nights

For those who wish to experience a truly unique trip that few visitors to Morocco will ever see we are delighted to offer the following adventure. The trip represents the very highest level in Moroccan hospitality combined with the most spectacular scenery and very special accommodations excellent dining and service. You will also get the opportunity to see how the local people live in these quite remote locations.


The project was created by the highly acclaimed Dar Ahlam Kasbah situated in the oasis of Skoura. Dar Ahlam is a member of the Luxury Small Hotels of the World™. Each location on the route has been carefully selected to show off the local area and each of their properties carefully created to be in harmony with nature yet provide very sophisticated facilities, as you would expect of Dar Ahlam. A speciality of this adventure is their ability to set up picnic lunches and special dinners in some stunning locations where you would least expect them.


On your arrival in Morocco we suggest spending a couple of nights or more in Marrakech. Marrakech is best enjoyed by staying at a traditional Riad which we can arrange for you as well as providing a personal professional guide for you to see this extraordinary city. We also arrange for private chauffeur driven airport transfers. Discover will create any number of permutations to suit your timetable and preferences.


DAY 1

This is where the southern adventure begins. Your chauffeur and personal butler will meet you in Marrakech to take you on this journey. The tour is totally exclusive to you and is not shared with anyone apart from those in your group, a minimum of 2 to a maximum of 6 persons. All accommodation and meals are provided as well as all drinks including wines. Champagnes and very fine wines are not included.

Leaving Marrakech the drive takes about 2.5 hrs. You arrive at Maison des Arganiers. 3 double rooms with en-suite facilities. Heating and air-conditioning. Lunch and dinner are included as is a masseuse when you reach Maison des Arganiers.

Maison des Arganiers
Maison des Arganiers
Maison des Arganiers
Maison des Arganiers

DAY 2

After a leisurely breakfast your chauffeur and butler will take you on towards your next destination. About 3.5 hrs in your 4x4 without stops. On the way you deviate to a remote beach, ‘the white beach’ where a special picnic lunch is set up for you.

You continue on to the Maison de l’Oasis. 3 double rooms with en-suite facilities. Heated and air-conditioned. This property is situated in a lush palm grove. Dinner is served.

Maison de l’Oasis
Maison de l’Oasis
Maison de l’Oasis
Maison de l’Oasis
Maison de l’Oasis
Maison de l’Oasis
Anti-Atlas scenery
Fortified granary (agadir) near Amtoudi

DAY 3

After breakfast you continue your adventure and head towards Amtoudi. Here to take a 30-minute walk (or by mule) to the ancient fortified agadir (a grain store) for a picnic lunch. A stunning location. After lunch you head to the palm grove of Akka for a break and then onward to La Maison Rouge your accommodation for the night. The last 28 miles are off road. Spectacular mountain views. 3 double rooms with en-suite facilities. Heated and air-conditioned. Overall journey time (without stops) about 4.5 hrs. Dinner is served.

La Maison Rouge
La Maison Rouge
La Maison Rouge
La Maison Rouge

DAY 4

After breakfast you continue towards the Sahara Desert. This journey (without stops) takes about 4.5 hrs. The route becomes ever changing and even more and more fascinating. On the way you stop for a picnic lunch at Ait Kine, 9 miles of this part of the trip is off road. From Ait Kine you then continue to Foum Zguid for a break and then you go off road to the desert camp at Iriki, a dried up lake with surrounding dunes. 37 miles of this part of the trip is off road. The camp has been set up for your arrival. Dinner is served under the stars. Each couple has a full en-suite tent but washing is restricted to basins with hot water as there are no shower facilities. WC facilites are of course provided. The desert is exceptional and with no light pollution, the night skies are superb, cloud cover allowing.

Sand dunes, Sahara Desert
Le Camp des Dunes, Sahara Desert
Le Camp des Dunes, Sahara Desert
Le Camp des Dunes, Sahara Desert

DAYS 5 & 6

It is essential to see the sunrise over the dunes and witness the changing colours of the sands. After breakfast you continue east on the off-road route to M’hamid where you rejoin the road for your last part of this trip, to Dar Ahlam. A 4.5 hour journey without stops. Lunch will be at Dar Ahlam.

On arrival at the Oasis of Skoura you traverse the river to reach the highly acclaimed Kasbah of Dar Ahlam where your accommodation is a junior suite. All meals are of course included as are wines and drinks and your 4x4 and chauffeur remain at your disposal. Dar Ahlam sets the standard for the very best in Moroccan hospitality and comfort. During your stay at Dar Ahlam you can elect to have a picnic lunch is a remote local area, have dinner in a number of different locations in the extensive gardens, enjoy a massage, take a hammam, have a cookery lesson or just relax in the pool. One massage per person is included.

Dar Ahlam, Skoura
Dar Ahlam, Skoura
Dar Ahlam, Skoura
Picnic
Dar Ahlam, Skoura
Dar Ahlam, Skoura
Dar Ahlam, Skoura
Dar Ahlam, Skoura

DAY 7

On day 7 this trip ends after breakfast. We can arrange for you to go back to Marrakech, driving over the high Atlas (6 hrs drive) which is a fantastic trip or transfer you to Ouarzazate airport for a flight to Casablanca and then if you wish, arrange for you to go to Rabat and Fes and visit these fascinating cities and stay in some excellent accommodations. We would be pleased to assist you with whatever you wish and make all the necessary arrangements as well as suggestions



The cost for this 6-night trip is 66,000 Moroccan Dirhams per person. As of 20 June 2017, which equates to 5315 GBP per person. All inclusions as detailed above. Fine wines and champagnes are excluded. Local taxes included. This journey can be extended; prices on application.

"We have just returned from our trip to Morocco ! We totally fallen in love with this awesome country. You made us DISCOVER every aspect of this very diverse country. For this, we want to thank all the people that were involved in making this trip such a wonderful journey…a big thank to yourself and your team for picking these wonderful destinations and all the arrangements. Your company is very special as it is involved in helping the local people."