Tailor-Made Holiday

Remote Coastal Morocco

7 days

from £1,500pp (excluding flights)

Venture off the beaten track and explore unspoilt desert landscapes and beaches, meet authentic nomads or take to the Atlantic for some kite-surfing.

  • Follow the road south towards Mauritania and reach the true Saharan desert, still rich in nomadic life
  • End your day with a visit to the friendly local oyster farm and treat yourself to an oyster feast washed down with local wine  
  • Take a swim at La Duna Blanca, a huge dune of pure white sand that invades the lagoon and has its own lagoon inside it.
  • Take in some of the wild flora and fauna from migrating birds to Monk seals, rays, humpback dolphins and flamingoes

This week long trip ventures to the far southwest coast of Morocco, a little visited area that barely makes it onto the map in many guide books and we feel is a bit of a hidden gem.

To reach this remote area of Morocco it is necessary to fly via Casablanca, a cosmopolitan city with a beautiful mosque, one of the largest in the world. After spending some time discovering the city fly south to Dakhla to spend 4 days exploring this magical region.

The town of Dakhla has no historical monuments in the proper sense of the word, but boasts a captivating and genuinely exotic atmosphere with a colourful medina and souks, where tradesmen sell everything from fruit to pashmina scarves, leather goods, spices, or delicate pieces of jewellery. There’s no pretense and no acting for the benefit of tourism; Dakhla encapsulates the crossroad of cultures and ethnic groups that Southern Morocco has been through the centuries. At night, in the medina, you can still find dancers, snake charmers, and storytellers; a custom that was normal in nearly all Moroccan towns and cities until the arrival of television, and that currently only Marrakech, and really remote locations such as Dakhla, preserve.

Your days will be spent exploring by 4WD taking in the picturesque coastal and desert scenery as well as some of the fascinating geology, flora and fauna.

For a more detailed itinerary with great ideas on what to do and where to stay, please get in touch with our experts.

Price Excluding Flights £Flight cost from 
£ 1500 £ 450
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what is included

  • All accommodation
  • Internal flights
  • International flights as detailed
  • Sightseeing with private guide as per the itinerary
  • Transfers as detailed

what is excluded

  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visas

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Itinerary at a glance

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Day 1

Fly London to Casablanca


Casablanca is Morocco's largest city and considered the economic and business centre of the country. There is little to keep one in Casablanca for more than a night but a visit to Hassan II Mosque is certainly worth while. The 3rd largest Mosque in the world it was built to commemorate the former Kings 60th birthday. It took over 6000 Moroccan artisans to build the Mosque with its French design exterior & Moroccan style interior. The Mosque can hold 25,000 worshippers inside and another 80,000 can be accommodated in the square surrounding it.


You will be staying at Park Suite, Bed & Breakfast

Day 2

Visit Hassan II Mosque
Completed in 1994 and built to commemorate the former King’s 60th birthday this is the third largest Mosque in the world. The Mosque can hold 25,000 worshippers inside and another 80,000 can be accommodated in the square surrounding it.

The driver will confirm the time of the visit the day before, tickets cannot be booked in advance.

Fly Casablanca to Dakhla


Dakhla has no historical monuments in the proper sense of the word, but boasts a captivating and genuinely exotic atmosphere with a colourful medina and souks, where tradesmen sell everything from fruit to pashmina scarves, leather goods, spices, or delicate pieces of jewellery. There's no pretense and no acting for the benefit of tourism. Dakhla encapsulates the crossroad of cultures and ethnic groups that Southern Morocco has experienced through the centuries. At night, in the medina, you can still find dancers, snake charmers, and storytellers; a custom that was normal in nearly all Moroccan towns and cities until the arrival of television, and that currently only Marrakech, and really remote locations such as Dakhla preserve.


You will be staying at Bab el Bahar, Bed & Breakfast

Day 3

Half Day Sightseeing of Dakhla
Visit the colorful medina and souks of Dakhla, where tradesmen sell everything from fruit to pashmina scarves, leather goods, spices and delicate pieces of jewellery. Unaffected by mass tourism, Dakhla is still a wonderful mix of age old cultures and ethnicity.


You will be staying at Bab el Bahar, Bed & Breakfast

Day 4

Full Day Excursion to Dragon Island
Not far from the town of Dakhla is a natural formation of sand and rock known as the Dragon Island. Regarded as a sacred site, it has an eerie beauty and is well worth spending some time exploring. During low tide the island can be reached by foot and is a favourite spot for the flocks of pink flamingos that are abundant in the area. A wide range of migrating birds and other wildlife can be spotted in Dakhla. The bay is also home to a big number of monk seals, rays and humpback dolphins and if you are lucky, one of these dolphins might choose you as its playing companion whilst you are taking a swim. The beautiful Punta Sarga in the extreme south of the peninsula is also a must.


You will be staying at Bab el Bahar, Bed & Breakfast

Day 5

Full Day Excursion to the White Dunes, Oyster Farms and Source of Asna
A full day excursion by 4x4 vehicle offers a choice of beautiful and picturesque places worth a visit. Start by having a swim at the magnificent La Duna Blanca, a massive dune of pure white sand that invades the lagoon and has its own lagoon inside it. Continue to the Source Asna, a natural well with a spring of sulfur water at 40 degrees Celsius that is reputed to have excellent dermatological virtues. Do not miss the local oyster farm; treat yourself to a taster in the friendly atmosphere of the farm, along with some wine. Follow the road to the Mauritanian border, reaching the true Saharan desert which starts some 60 miles away from the town. Witness nomadic life and visit Puerto Rico beach.


You will be staying at Bab el Bahar, Bed & Breakfast

Day 6

Day at Leisure

Fly Dakhla to Casablanca


You will be staying at Park Suite, Bed & Breakfast

Day 7

Fly Casablanca to London

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