Morocco, especially south of Marrakech and North East in the Middle Atlas, is a slightly undiscovered piece of heaven and we want to encourage you all to come and experience a truly fantastic, magical place that will stick in your mind for the rest of your life.
- The gob-smacking scenery
- The warm hospitality of the locals
- The mouth-watering cuisine
We are enchanted by Morocco and want to encourage you to come to here, and that you don’t just stay put in Marrakech but spend some time away from the fun and madness that Marrakech offers and enjoy a “hidden Morocco” which is a truly beautiful, incredibly scenic, spiritual place with astounding natural beauty and serenity and a warmth from its people you will never forget.
Marrakech is most people’s introduction to Morocco as this is the main airport you will fly into and spending one or two days here is a must, visiting the famous Djemaa el-Fna which is the heart of the city and offers an open air spectacle that is different by day to the night and a definite place for all the senses.
But come further South to the homeland of the friendly Berber people, the astonishing sights and the infinitely varied and dramatic Moroccan landscape which begins just 20 miles drive from the hustle and bustle of Marrakech, a drive into the soaring High Atlas Mountains on one of the most spectacular roads in the world – the Tizi n Tichka pass – which slowly takes you through lush green villages, climbs high to give you dramatic and mouth-dropping views, then over the top and down the other side you will notice the scenery change as you meander down through the small villages of the Anti-Atlas mountains and view the beginnings of the Sahara desert beyond.
Passing the fortified village of Ait Benhaddou (a World Heritage Site) and coming into Ouarzazate (The Door of the Desert) which is a lovely modern town, a noted film making location and a launch pad for discovering the desert beyond. Head South towards the desert of M’hamid and the remote, golden dunes at Erg Chigaga or head East through the Dades Valley with lush valleys and thick with palm groves and onto the truly stunning and impressive Gorges – Dades and Todra with 300m sheer cliffs towering over you. Continue from here onto Merzouga winding your way through bustling villages and open plains with wild camels ambling and grazing next to the road and arriving at the formidable sand dunes of Erg Chebbi where camels are the transport of choice and relaxation and calmness is the choice of your soul.
This is the “real” Morocco that is magical and enchanting, where you’ll be left in awe by the colours and size of the ever changing landscape, green and lush, lunar-like in places and mesmerised by the perfectly sculpted towering sand dunes where you can sleep under the millions of stars and feel at peace in your soul.
The fun you can have on 2 or 4 wheels or on a majestic camel carrying you slowly through the sand dunes to watch the unsurpassed splendour of a desert sunset or to enjoy the romance and tranquillity of a crystal clear night sleeping under the stars.