From Atlas’s heart to Essaouira beach

8 days of discovery, relaxation, and beach

The beautiful valley of Aït Bouguemez. The lodge is comfortable and charming.

At the start of Marrakech,we propose you a short stay in the lovely Aït Bouguemez valley in a charming lodge.  You will discover during this escapade  a cordial and traditional Morocco with agricutural traditions which is hidden in the lost valleys of the Atlas…  Unique meetings and riches émotions futhered by quiet walking.

Locality : Haut-Atlas and Atlantic coast

Lasting : 8 days

Level : very easy

Period : beginning of May to the end of November

Tariff for one person :

  • 4 to 5 persons : 680 €
  • 6 to 9 persons : 590 €
  • 10 to 14 persons : 525 €

Inclued in the price :

  • The services of an attendant that speaks the Moroccan dialect indigenous to the High Atlas (Tasheilheit)
  • The services of a mule, camel, and cook
  • Accommodation of a double room in Marrakech, the Happy Valley, and Essaouira.
  • Full board (picnic at noon)
  • hamam + massage …..
  • Transportation from the airport and back plus full board during stay.

Not included in the price :

  • airplane ticket
  • beverages during dinner
  • entrance to historical monuments
  • insurance, illnesses, or repatriation
  • Personal expenses plus lunch in town

Program :

Day 1 : From your hotel in Marrakech, depart to the Central High Atlas (4.5 hours) to “Happy Valley.” Settle in to your lodge for three nights in the heart of Aït Bouguemez valley (1850m above sea level) and enjoy the charming lodge and quality accommodations.

Day 2 : The manager of the lodge will advise you on easy hikes surrounding your village: discover the fortified granary of Sidi Moussa, the patchwork of farm fields, dinosaur tracks, and old water mills (pinic in the open nature).

Day 3 : Morning walk and then a traditional hammam. Travel to Marrakech with lunch en route. Arrive in the afternoon to Marrakech, dinner, and overnight in Riad.

Day 4 : Depart for the Atlantic Coast, arrive in Essaouira after a 2.5hr drive. There are fine lunch restaurants in the harbor that serves seafood like grilled fish. After lunch, continue on to visit Mogador, an ancient town full of artisans. Then on to the hotel for check-in, meals, and sleep.

Day 5 : Depart by minibus or taxi to Sidi Kaouki, 25k from Essaouira, to meet with the team and enjoy a 3hr camel ride along the sea through dunes and beach. Return to our hotel late afternoon for relaxing and swimming in the pool.

Day 6 : After activity comes rest… This could be the motto that describes this circuit that offers hiking in the High Atlas to soak up the traditional life of the Berbers then takes you to the Atlantic Coast town of Essaouira- a city full of wealth and where you will enjoy the traditional care reserved for you in this spa town.

Day 7 : Transfer back to Marrakech and stay at same Riad as when first arrived.

Day 8 : Transportation to the airport according to departure time.

Safe Travels