Today, you will be picked up in the morning in Marrakech. From there, you will drive over the High Atlas Mountains. After a stop for lunch, you will continue to Zagora where you'll be staying in a lovely bed and breakfast. If it's hot, you can relax in the shade of the gardens or take a dip in the pool. Today's drive is six hours.
Day Two: Tamegroute | Mhamid | Erg Chigaga Sahara
Today, you'll leave Zagora and visit the holy town of Tamegroute, known for its library with ancient manuscripts, and green pottery. Once you reach M'hamid, you'll drive off road to Erg Chigaga and spend the night camping out at the edge of the dunes. This edge of the Sahara Desert is quite different than its sister spot, Erg Chebbi, in Merzouga. The landscape is rocky with sparse vegetation until you reach the golden sand dunes of Erg Chigaga. Drive for two hours, plus two more hours off road.
Day Three: Iriki | Tata | Taroudant
Wake up and head out of Erg Chigaga to drive past Iriki, a dried lake bed, and marvel at the mirage before you. Enjoy the diverse landscapes as you drive past the stark beauty of the Anti-Atlas mountains, through lush oases valleys, then towards the tail-end of the High Atlas where you'll see plenty of Argan trees, endemic to Morocco. Spend the night in the hidden gem of Taroudant. Drive for three hours off road, plus five more hours.
Day Four: Essaouira or Ouirgane
Today you can choose to go to the laid-back, coastal town of Essaouira via Agadir. The drive will take for hours. Or, you can head to the Ouirgane valley at the foothills of the High Atlas mountains via the Tiz n Test mountain pass. The drive will take five hours.
Day Five: Essaouira or Ouirgane
You have the whole day recovering from your adventure to explore Essaouira. You can walk along the ramparts, have grilled fish for lunch next to the port, wander along the beach, stroll through the whitewashed medina, or shop for Thuya wood handicrafts. If you would like and wind permitting, you will be able to try kayaking, kite surfing, or wind surfing--Essaouira is the "Wind Capital" of North Africa! If Ouirgane is opted, relax for lunch at a Berber family's home en route of a day hike exploring the region.
Day Six: Marrakech
Head to Marrakech this morning. This will give you the opportunity to get any last-minute gifts before you depart. The drive from Essaouira takes three hours. The drive from Ouirgane takes an hour and a half.
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