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Draa Valley, Southern Morocco

Southern Morocco

A visit to Southern Morocco will take you into the heart of the Berber peoples land and some of the country’s most dramatic landscapes.

The north and the south of Morocco are separated by the Atlas Mountains. Whereas in the north you will find the whitewashed Imperial city of Fez and landscapes of olive trees and rolling countryside, as you progress southwards across the snow-capped mountains the scenery changes from cedar forests to dusty pink Berber villages, palmeraies, imposing Kasbahs and the beginning of the Sahara.

Taroudant, Morocco
Taroudant, Morocco

Escape the crowds

Located in southern Morocco are the oasis towns of Ouarzazate and Skoura, both of which offer a nice base from which to explore the area including Todra gorge and the Draa and Dades Valleys.

Also, Taroudant often referred to as the Marrakech of 50 years ago, this traditional Berber market town offers a much less visited and more laid back option than some of the other cities. With its majestic gold, pink and orange-tinted circuit of high walls, Taroudant is half citadel and half oasis.

Experiences

Atlas Film Studios

Visit Atlas film studios in Ouarzazate, famed with producing a host of Hollywood films including Gladiator and Laurence of Arabia to name a few.

Souqs of Taroudant

Explore the souqs of Taroudant, with a strong tradition of local craft.

Discover the mountain scenery

Cross high passes travelling through spectacular mountain scenery.

Kasbahs

Explore the many Kasbahs dotting the landscape, some crumbling and some renovated and some the backdrop for numerous famous films!

Accommodation

Below you can see some of the wonderful places we recommend you stay on your journey.

Les Jardins de Skoura £££££

  • Morocco
  • Boutique

Les Jardins de Skoura is a charming hotel located in the heart of the Skoura palm plantation. The French owner has created a comfortable hotel in a tranquil setting with heaps of rustic charm.

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Dar Ahlam £££££

  • Morocco
  • Boutique

Dar Ahlam is a beautiful 19th Century Kasbah. The land surrounding the Kasbah was once the private hunting grounds of a Sultan and has been landscaped to include a heated, T-shaped swimming pool, surrounded by date palms and olive trees. Dine on traditional Moroccan specialities with a modern twist and be prepared for a lovely surprise each day as you will never eat in the same place twice!

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Dar Zitoune £££££

  • Morocco
  • Boutique

Riad Dar Zitoune “house of the olives”, is located in the heart of the region of Souss, in the south of Morocco, just a few miles away from the city of Taroudant. Relax on the locally made Berber furniture, enjoy doing nothing in the beautiful gardens, shaded by olive and citrus trees, or swim in the pool, designed in the shape of a Moorish gate. .

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A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.

Katie Benden

The excitement of travelling the world has always hugely appealed. Largely cemented from my first solo trip to Egypt and the Middle East. The crazy hustle and bustle of Cairo was a huge assault on the senses, scrambling through the claustrophobic tunnels of the Great pyramid took me out of my comfort zone and I was left humbled by the warm hospitality of the Nubian people in Aswan as we shared dinner together.
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Kate Hitchen

My travels were first inspired by my love of the UK, which I take as much pleasure in exploring as countries far and wide. For me, travel is all about the adventure, the people I meet and the food I sample along the way. In fact, I am never happier than when I’m cycling, trekking or simply eating my way through a country! My heart and head regularly pull me east, notably to India but I may also be found wandering through the galleries and piazzas of Italy or daydreaming about fresh ceviche in the far west.
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Youssef, our driver, looked after us very well. He was always calm and friendly and made us feel comfortable and relaxed. All our other guides were very professional, friendly and gave us a good sense of the country.

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The guides and itinerary were good. Our local driver, in particular, was excellent.

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