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  • Experience a once-in-a-lifetime tour of Morocco's Berber Heartlands - an experience you don't want to miss!
  • Visit some of the country's greatest highlights, including the famous Lagzira Beach, the Souss Massa National Park and the former rebel stronghold of Taroudant!
  • Stay in a variety of fabulous hotels throughout and enjoy delicious Half Board Dining!

Your Destination

Discover the soft sandy beaches of Agadir, the ancient Berber villages in the Anti Atlas Mountains and the sweeping sand dunes of the desert - all on this exciting 5 or 7-night tour. 

You will explore lush valleys, irrigated by springs, palatial kasbahs recalling an ancient past and fortified villages which have stood the test of time. Taste, see, and feel the history of this unique and mesmerising country, as you travel to villages untouched by modern tourism, and gain insider knowledge with the help of an expert guide all the way. All this, against a backdrop of burnished red sands and snow-capped peaks... Welcome to Morocco!

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5-Night Berber Heartlands Discovery Tour
OR
7-Night Berber Heartlands Discovery Tour

Your Itinerary In Brief

5-Night Itinerary
Day 1:
Arrival to Agadir
Day 2:
Agadir – Tiznit -   Lagzira – Goulimine
Day 3:
Goulimine – Bouizakarne - Amtoudi – Tafraout
Day 4:
Tafraoute – Igherm – Tiout – Taroudant
Day 5:
Taroudant – Agadir
Day 6:
Departure

7-Night Itinerary
Day 1:
Arrival to Agadir
Day 2: Agadir – Tiznit -   Lagzira – Goulimine 
Day 3: Goulimine – Bouizakarne - Amtoudi – Tafraout 
Day 4: Tafraoute – Igherm – Tiout – Taroudant 
Day 5: Taroudant – Agadir 
Day 6: Agadir 
Day 7: Agadir
Day 8: Departure

Your Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Agadir (Dinner Included)
On arrival at the Agadir Al Massira airport, and after clearing immigration & customs, you will meet your holiday representative just outside of the airport terminal, with a Voyage Privé board & your name. The drive to your hotel will take approximately 30 minutes. Agadir is a Berber word meaning a fortified granary or village, and a dominant feature of many villages in the South and Atlas (you will be seeing several on your tour this week). Dinner and overnight in Odyssee Park Hotel or similar.

Day 2: Agadir - Tiznit - Lagzira - Goulimine
(Breakfast and Dinner Included)
After breakfast & check-out, your personal driver will meet you at the reception of the hotel and the adventure begins towards the "Gateway to the Sahara" Goulimine. Today, you will have the privileged opportunity to enter the internationally renowned Souss Massa National Park, a protected area characterised by its bio-ecological richness, and ecosystems (wetlands, cliffs, argan forest, steppes etc), with over 300 species of plants, 250 species of birds and 20 mammals such as Addax antelope, red-necked ostriches, Oryx gazelle and the beautiful ‘Bambi’ golden gazelle.  This is the home of the Bald Ibis, one of the rarest birds in the world.  The best time to visit is in winter, when tens of thousands of migrating birds gather, stopping over from Europe to Africa. Back to nature at its very best.

A light refreshment will be taken at the beautiful & usually isolated fishermen’s Tifnit beach – surfers’ paradise – before continuing to the former silver capital, Tiznit.  This is the place to buy traditional silver Berber jewellery such as the famous hand of Fatima, an ancient talismanic motif. Continue south along one of the region’s most beautiful routes, offering wonderful views of the ocean, rugged hills and empty coves to the cosmopolitan spot of Lagzira - one of Morocco’s unique beaches.  Like its other Atlantic counterparts, the 8 km-long stretch of beach is windy, rocky, and expansive. What sets Legzira apart, however, were its two mammoth stone arches. Naturally formed after years of erosion, these sedimentary giants jut out into the perpetually crashing waves and are accessible during low-tide.
 
A late lunch can be taken in one of its beckoning cafés, historically popular with artists, musicians recovering from Saharan crossings. Then finally to Goulimine, which, from the 10th to 19th centuries as an important commercial centre located on the caravan route from Niger, Mali & Senegal, trading gold, spices, cloth & slave with Timbuktu. It’s also known as the town of the "blue men" due to the indigo robes of the Saharan nomads, coming once a week from the desert to trade their camels. Take a short stroll in the oasis Tighmert and the sand dune Elborj, Here, the Saharoui tribe, the Azwafit, live – and claim that Tighmert is the first and last step to paradise. You will be invited into a nomad’s tent for the obligatory glass of mint tea & experience their hospitality. Check-in to your hotel. Dinner and overnight at Oasis Palm Hotel or similar.
Day 3: Goulimine - Bouizakarne - Amtoudi - Tafraout (Breakfast and Dinner Included)
After breakfast, check out of the hotel, and leave "The Gateway to the Sahara" for the Anti Atlas mountains, via Bouizakarne and spectacular desert mountain landscape, stopping in the village of Taghjijt for a ‘noos noss’ coffee, then on to the Berber village of Amtoudi. An oasis, patches of irrigated land like green velvet against the stark & rugged ochre background, agriculture is the main activity, producing figs, apricots, almonds, olive and dates, & small fields of vegetables, corn and barley (for local needs).

One of the most fascinating aspects of Amtoudi, which sets it apart from other oasis settlements, is the 800-year old ancient grain storage facility, or "Agadir", perched high up on a hill overlooking the village and the oldest traditional bank system in the world.  It is considered to be both the most well-preserved Agadir in North Africa and is well worth the visit. In the past, it was of great value as it stored the grain that could mean life or death for the inhabitants of an area where rain is very scarce. However, bandits and rival tribes also had to eat, and would often invade villages with Agadirs in an effort to help themselves to the stored provisions. The position of the Agadir of Amtoudi village made this a very difficult task for would-be thieves, as visitors will come to appreciate.

Enjoy some free time for lunch in the village of Timoulay, & continue via Izerbi & Agigal villages, passing shepherds cloaked in chill shadows, their goats up in the trees feasting on Argan nuts, to the Berber heartland which is Tafraout, a village that looks as if it has fallen out of the sky, perched on alarming boulders the size of mansions.  It’s cupped in a shallow bowl between rocky outcrops, a perfect balance uniting nature & man.  A cluster of slender minarets and low pink homes, like something from the pages of 1001 nights.

Tafraout is where proud Berber tribes, traditions and folklore pre-dating the Arab conquest by centuries, a realm set quite apart from the hubbub of the kingdom's big cities and ubiquitous urban sprawl. Before checking into your hotel, you will visit the village of Agard Oudad, lying at the foot of a group of strangely shaped red granite rocks known locally as "Napoleon’s Hat". Dinner and overnight at Les Amandiers Hotel or similar.
Day 4: Tafraout - Igherm - Tiout - Taroudant (Breakfast and Dinner Included)
After breakfast in the hotel, its time to leave for Taroudant, passing by impressive panoramic views in the Anti-Atlas, amongst picturesque villages, Igherm & the palm grove oasis of Tiout. You will have the chance to take a short walk through the oasis and a glass of mint tea in a Berber family’s home. There will be time for lunch during the day, and your driver will propose a stop en route. Continue to ‘little Marrakech’, which is the former rebel stronghold Taroudant, but its pace of life is a long way from that of the imperial city.

Hidden by magnificent red-mud walls and backed by the snowcapped peaks of the High Atlas, Taroudant’s souks and squares form this market town where Berbers trade the produce of the rich & fertile Souss valley. Check in to your hotel. In the late afternoon, join your driver guide for an orientation tour of Taroudant, for photo stop of the ramparts & 5 monumental gates, and take a horse and drawn carriage tour of the medina, with free time for shopping in Talmaklat Square, mingling with the Blue Women and their flowing indigo veils, a popular fashion associated with the blue men of the desert. Dinner and overnight at Riad Dar Zahra or similar.
Day 5: Taroudant - Agadir (Breakfast and Dinner Included)
After a lazy breakfast in the Riad, it’s time to return to Agadir via the Souss Valley – and hopefully passing by the Argan forest with the goats perched in their branches of the trees. Next, visit Morocco's first crocodile park for an entertaining day with some of nature's most impressive creatures. With 300 crocodiles, as well as botanical, tropical and aquatic gardens, small waterfalls, and roaring cascades accompanied by singing birds, the park offers excitement for the whole family.

Continue to Agadir and check in to the Hotel. Now it is time to relax by the pool, or maybe take a relaxing hammam in the beautiful spa, a real haven of luxury allowing you to discover the Berber-Moroccan customs harmoniously combined with aromatherapy & chromotherapy. Overnight at Odyssee Park hotel or similar.

Day 6 & 7: Agadir (Breakfast and Dinner Included)
Enjoy a day at leisure. Breakfast will be served in the hotel, before you enjoy the rest of the day at leisure, either by the pool or at the beach. Dinner and overnight at Odyssee Park hotel or similar.

Day 8: Departure (Breakfast Included)
Enjoy breakfast in the hotel, check-out and prepare for your departure at the airport.

Your Hotels

During this tour, our members will be accommodated at the following hotels on a Half Board Dining Basis (breakfast and evening meal served in the main restaurant - excludes drinks).

Please Note: 
If the following hotels are not available, our members will be accommodated in hotels of a similar standard and geographic location.

Your Hotels

Your Hotels
Agadir: Odyssee Park Hotel or similar
Goulimine: Oasis Palm Hotel or similar
Tafraout: Les Amandiers Hotel or similar
Tarandout: Riad Dar Zahra or similar

Sleeps up to

Adults Adults Adults
3 Adults
or
Adults Adults
2 Adults
+
2 Children

Please note: the bed for the 3rd/4th guest sharing is likely to be a sofa bed or camp style bed. If any of these hotels are not available, hotels of a similar standard will be found.

Your Journey through Morocco

Flights:  You may choose from Economy, Premium or Business class flights on sectors that they operate, at the next stage of the booking process.

The flights included are with either a scheduled or no-frills airline and are subject to live availability and prices can change. You can choose your preferred departure times during the booking process. Please select your flight options carefully as departure and arrival airports may differ.

Transfers: Return airport transfers and assistance, as well as inter-hotel transfers are included for members booking flights.

For inbound transfer arrangements please confirm with your transfer provider when you arrive. Alternatively, please check with the reception of your accommodation. If you still require assistance, please call the transfer provider directly. 

Weather

Jan
min : 9°C max : 18°C
Feb
min : 9°C max : 19°C
Mar
min : 11°C max : 19°C
Apr
min : 12°C max : 20°C
May
min : 15°C max : 22°C
Jun
min : 17°C max : 24°C
Jul
min : 19°C max : 26°C
Aug
min : 20°C max : 26°C
Sep
min : 19°C max : 26°C
Oct
min : 15°C max : 24°C
Nov
min : 12°C max : 20°C
Dec
min : 10°C max : 20°C

Travel Advice

For the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office including security and local laws, plus passport and visa information please click here. 


Please note that the advice can change and consumers should continue to check it until they travel.


Entry Requirements
 


You must ensure you have a valid passport to travel on. 


If your passport describes you as a British Citizen, you do not need a visa to enter Morocco. For non-British citizens, you should check the current entry requirements on the website of the Morocco Foreign Ministry.

Passport validity
Your passport should be valid for the proposed duration of your stay in Morocco. However, the Moroccan Consulate General in London advise that your passport should be valid for at least 3 months on your date of entry to Morocco. If your passport does not meet this requirement you may face difficulties and you should check with the Moroccan authorities and your travel provider before travelling.

When entering the country, make sure your passport is stamped. Some tourists have experienced difficulties leaving the country because their passport bears no entry stamp.
 


Health
 


Visit your health professional at least 8 weeks before your trip to check whether you need any vaccinations or other preventive measures. 


There are increased levels of dengue cases in 2019. Please be sure to check all health advice on the following link before travelling, paying particular attention to the 'Other Risks' section. This advice is subject to change. 


Henna tattoos are common in Morocco. Some henna tattoos contain the chemical para-phenylenediamine (PPD) which can cause a painful allergic reaction including swelling and an itchy rash in some people.
 

In More Detail

Please find practical information about the property and your trip: 

This tour is not accessible to people with reduced mobility. 
Check-in time: 3 pm
Check-out time: before 12 pm

Please Note: 
Check-in outside the hotel's standard times may incur additional fees. Check out times are subject to change, please check these with the hotel upon arrival.
Schedules and prices are subject to change. 
If the property is accessible to people with reduced mobility, this is subject to availability. To book a room for reduced mobility, please contact our Customer Services Team. 

What's Included

  • 5 or 7-nights in hotels as per itinerary
  • Half Board
  • Minivan transport for 4 days of the tour
  • English-speaking guide
  • Inter-hotel transfers for members booking flights
  • Return airport transfers and assistance for members booking flights

Not Included

  • Drinks and other meals not clearly mentioned
  • Surcharge for special requests on food, and meals.
  • Entrance fees, permits and guide service during free time.
  • Insurance, gratuities and personal expenses
  • Surcharge for public holidays

Your Contract

If you book a package which includes flights, your contract will be with Voyage Privé. The air holiday package(s) shown are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 10170.

If you book a package which does not include flights, then ATOL protection does not apply. Your contract will be with the provider of the accommodation and not Voyage Privé. Voyage Privé acts only as agent for the accommodation provider.

Please read our booking conditions before confirming your holiday.

Important Information

If booking as a single traveller, room occupancy is not guaranteed. You may be placed in either a single, double or twin room, based on the availability of the property at the time. 

The location shown on our map is to be used as a guide only and the actual location of the property may differ.

Your contact details may be passed on to the hotel so that they can make contact with you to discuss your booking in advance of your arrival.

You may be asked to provide a credit/debit card deposit on arrival to cover any purchases made in the hotel.

Although we endeavour to provide up to date information we cannot guarantee that all hotel facilities and services will be available during your stay, especially when travelling out of the main holiday periods.

Star rating standards may differ to that of the UK, depending on the country of travel.

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  • Exclusive perks and discounts of up to -70%
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