Great South Excursion

An exploration of a different Morocco

Go discover the South of Morocco in a Sidecar and a 4X4 !

  • More than a travel, a state of mind, on culture, discoveries and encounters paths !
  • Piloting or on board of this incredible vehicule, travel in total confort and in complete security and enjoy an original, different and fun itenerary to discover all about the local communities !
  • An unforgetable adventure to share with friends, partner, family … and mostly to live at its fullest !

Day 1 : Marhaba  !

  • expé sidecarArrival at the Marrakech Menara airport
  • Greetings and transfer for a breakfast in an oasis out of town : Le Relais Du Lac. An exceptional site to strat your journey !
  • A discovery afternoon and piloting of the sidecar around the Agafay desert and the Lalla Takerkoust lake : a perfect location to start getting used to the driving of the Sidecar !
  • Diner and night in a colourful and animated atmosphere of Marrakech. An authentic and confidential Riad in the Medina will welcome you for an immediate immersion in the oriental lifestyle : Mint tea on the patio at sunset and then a traditional Moroccan diner.

Day 2 : The South Kasbahs (150km)

  • expé sidecarAn early departure and direction to the south ! Your Sidecare and 4×4 are waiting for you !
  • As you go along your ascent on the Atlas mountains, on the narrow roads leading to the Tichka, numerous trees and flowers in the landscape changing as you pass by with some beautiful landsapes points in your journey… You are on one of the most outstanding road of Morocco !
    • Finally crossing the highest road pass of Morocco, the Tizi’n Tichka, at 2260 meters high !
    • Some kilometers after the Tichka, direction to the small village of Telouet, where you can find the incredible Kasbah of th Pacha Glaoui !
    • After Telouet, as you go along the numerous oasis in the valley, you will discover some small villages with abandoned Kasbah.
  • A berber lunch break ‘’Chez Yazid’’ at the entry of the Ounila Valley
  • Pursuit of the intenerary on the road of the Kasbah along the Melah Oued to look at the sunset on the stunning Kar of Ait Ben Haddou, designated a UNESCO world heritage site.
  • Diner and night at Tamdaght

Day 3 : The 3 valleys of High Atlas (220km)

  • expé sidecarEarly departure and head on the East on the Valleys road and of the 1000 Kasbah…
  • Crossing Ouarzazate and heading to Skoura, famous for its fascinating Palm grove and entry point of the Roses Valley …
  • Entry in the Dades Valley, it’s offering yourself 60 km of pure happiness ! Diverse and incredible landscape on the Kasbahs and the terra cotta architecture, breathtaking cliffs, panoramic view on the Dades oued …
    • It is in the heart of extrodinary between limestones, oued and cliffs that you will stop for lunch.
      Continuing in the green oasis to Tinghir… On top of the Glaoui’s Kasbah that overlooks the region…
  • Not far from there you can find the Todra gorge where an amazing road will lead you to one of the most beautiful palm grove of Morocco.
  • Installation in the Todra. Before diner we will offer you to go on a walk in the gorge, following this incredible rift of 300 meters, to discover paths from the Atlas mountains and to encounter the local populations of berber.
  • Diner and night.

Day 4 : Heading to the Big Dunes (220km)

  • expé sidecar Departure at sunrise for some new adventures !
  • Head to Merzouga, by taking the road of Erfoud famous for its fossilised marble, arid landscape …. The Sahara gets closer !
  • Lunch ‘On the road’ with the Djebel Sagho in the background …
  • Heading now to the dunes of Merzouga passing by Rissani the old capital of Tafilalet.
    • Arriving at the hostel in front of the dunes, you will exchange your sidecar and 4×4 for your new mean of transport : Camels !
  • You are strating your promenade under the sunset, traditional blue scarf on the head, you are heading to the camp located in the heart of the Erg Chebbi !
    • Sunset, mint tea, nomad diner under the stars, animated campfire with the local community at the rythme of the percussions and touareg music … Welcome to the Sahara !
  • Night under the tent or under the stars… A powerful moment to share in a friendly environment to let go… An unforgetable experience !

Day 5 : Nomad’s Land (270km)

  •  expé sidecar Early departure from the dunes of Merzouga,
  • Crossing of breathtaking landscapes with the austere and natural beauty to Tazzarine. You will drive in a mineral, mountainous, arid setting, you will also take small lost paths along the dry oued of the Draa or along the summits of the Djebel Kissan… An incredible atmosphere, endless desertic landscapes and then life reappears… the green of the palm trees in the heart on th Draa Oued.
  • Arriving at Agdz, located on the old trail raod connecting Marrakech to Tombouctou !
  • In the old douar and in the middle of the palm grove of the Draa, a charming guesthouse in a luxuriant garden planted with palm trees and fruit trees will welcome you for your last night in this beautiful environment. Prark your sidcars and go for a walk to discover the preserved authenticity of the beautiful Kasbah of the Caid Ali and the diversity of ancestral cultivations of this palm grove of the Draa …
  • Diner and night.

Day 6 and 7 : The last passes of the Atlas Mountain (260km)

  •  expé sidecar On the raod for the big return !
  • Let the Sahara behind you and take the 70 km long to Ouarzazate ! In your wing mirror you can still see the palm trees and let space to the plateau of the Anti-Atlas : Welcome back to the berber lands !
  • Arriving at Ouarzazte for a lunch in the heart of the historical site in front of the Kasbah Tourirt and the animated medina ! Return to the civilisation !
  • Heading back to Marrakech on new raods of the Atlas mountains with breathtaking landscapes !
    Your progressive ascension will cross plains and cliffs.
    • Passing through the small village of Taddert with its numerous typical restaurants. Short tea break.
    • Last kilometers of your Expedition in the South… arriving to Marrakech where your ‘Raod trip’ will end, an itenerary full of dicoveries and encounters in the heart of the Atlas mountains and of the Sahara !!
  • Installation in your Riad in the Medina – Diner on Jeema El Fna place at the stand number 10 to enjoy one last time this amazing place designated a UNESCO world heritage site !
  • Night
  • Check out and transfer to the airport