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Crossing the Atlas: A Journey from Marrakech to the Desert and Coast

  • Starting Point: Marrakech
  • Duration: 5 to 7 Days


This holiday package, encompassing the very best of the southern region of Morocco, is one of our latest and most exciting itineraries. 

This trip is designed for those with five to ten days available. Starting from Marrakech, we will head south to explore the lesser-visited region of the Sahara Desert, followed by a visit to Taroudant and an eco-lodge near Agadir. Finally, we will conclude our tour in the coastal town of Agadir.

We can arrange accommodation and provide a guide in Marrakech before or after this trip, ensuring a seamless travel experience.



  • Walking
  • Photography
  • Swimming
  • Surfing


  • 3 Star accommodation
  • 4 Star accommodation available at additional price of $300 per person
  • 5 Star accommodation available at additional price of $1200 per person

Price Includes

  • Hotels
  • Half Board – 2 meals each day
  • Transportation (air-conditioned vehicle)
  • Professional English-speaking driver
  • Professional guides in the major cities
  • Entrance Fees to historical sites
  • Excursion Fees (Camel Trek)

Price Excludes

  • Airfare
  • Drinks
  • Optional Activities
  • Personal Spending
  • Travel Insurance

What to Expect

  • 7-day journey with Medina Travels through Morocco's most scenic landscapes.
  • Travel from Marrakech to Zagora via Tizi N Tichka pass, stopping at Ait Ben Haddou.
  • Venture to Erg Chigaga Sahara Desert for an enchanting evening.
  • Travel to Taroudant through impressive scenery.
  • Relax at Agadir eco lodge, optional surfing, customized activities.
  • Explore laid-back Essaouira, beach strolls, seafood delights.
  • Trip ends in Agadir or Marrakech


Day 1: Departure from Marrakech | Zagora

After departing from Marrakech, we will travel south, crossing the breathtaking Tizi N Tichka mountain pass and reaching the city of Ouarzazate. Along the way, we will stop at the UNESCO World Heritage site of Ait Ben Haddou, known for its stunning mud architecture. Continuing our journey, we will venture down the lush Draa Valley, finally arriving in the charming town of Zagora, famous for its roses.

Day 2: Zagora to Erg Chigaga Sahara Desert

Today, we will head two hours south before embarking on a two-hour off-road adventure to reach the Erg Chigaga region of the Sahara Desert. This remote and picturesque area will charm you with its rustic beauty. Enjoy an enchanting evening under the starry Sahara sky, indulge in a delightful dinner served al fresco, and spend the night in a comfortable Bedouin-style tent. Dinner is included, and we offer both standard and deluxe camps for your accommodation.

Day 3: Iriki to Tata to Taroudant

After a delicious breakfast, we will journey through the impressive Moroccan landscape, making our way to Taroudant. The drive may be long, but the stunning scenery along the way will make it worthwhile. Enjoy dinner and a relaxing evening in Taroudant.

Day 4: Agadir (Eco Lodge)

Today, we will travel a short distance to Agadir, Morocco’s sunshine capital, boasting an incredible 320 days of sun per year. While the city is bustling with activity, our eco-lodge, located away from the commotion, provides a tranquil and enjoyable stay. Take the opportunity to learn surfing, regardless of whether you are a beginner or an experienced surfer. Dinner is included.

Day 5: Agadir (Eco Lodge)

For those on the 5 day adventure, the trip ends here. You will be returned

This day is dedicated to your preferred activities, whether it’s cycling, a walking tour, relaxing at the beach, or simply taking it easy. Let us know your interests at the time of booking, and we will customize the day accordingly. Dinner is included.

Day 6: Agadir to Essaouira

Leaving Agadir behind, we will head to Essaouira, a laid-back region renowned for its charm. Take a stroll along the beautiful beach, but be prepared for occasional strong winds as Essaouira is the wind capital of Morocco and North Africa. During this season, the town attracts windsurfers and kite surfers from around the world. Indulge in the best seafood the country has to offer while exploring the captivating town.

Day 7: Essaouira to Marrakech

On the final day, we will return to the vibrant city of Marrakech, bidding farewell to the coastal beauty of Essaouira. We hope this eco-tour, highlighting the desert, eco areas, and coast, has left you with unforgettable memories.

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Crossing the Atlas: A Journey from Fez to Agadir or Marrakech

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