This curated tour to the deep southern Morocco bring alive the true magic and mystical of life on the road less travelled. Scenic drive on road which followed lines of the mountain with short, straight sections, then hairpin bends. And after every hairpin, a new view revealed itself: vast, cocoa-coloured mountains fading to a hazy blue, bisected by a thin grey road. Sudden swinging of deep valley route to vast plain of eyes meet the horizon, be prepared for the feeling of isolation, inhospitable landscape and desertion.
We travel to marvel at some of the world most treasurable heritage of the Amazigh people. The soon to be lost to the world with manmade situation or from nature itself. They are the ingenuous people of the Sahara, their mud plaster architecture from the Kzar, Kasbah to the granaries are testament to the people ingenuity of creativity for survival in the harsh region protecting oneself from the enemy and the securing communities.
Visit to the granary, the lost architecture heritage of the Amazigh people. A granary is a stone structure that blends into The Amazigh settlement of the Anti-Atlas region, be it on the mountain cliff or camouflaging in an oasis. It is a form of communal protection for valuable such as grains, cereal, dates, corn and etc. It serves as a storage to secure for unpredictable harvest due to the regional climate as well as a place for the security of invasion by other hostile Sahara nomads and the central government, Makhzan.
It is a symbol of solidarity and resilient of the Amazigh society while the individual buildings demonstrate the amazing craftsmanship of local builders. Depending on the Amazigh tribes, entrance to the granary has its unique custom and belief with a customary prayer of “bismillah” during the collection of grains and entrance only with a sexually clean body and removing one slipper. It is believed that the holiness of the granary itself increases the harvest with its storage.
The Amazigh means the "Free People" speak their indigenous Tamazight language, who are the original settler in North Africa with a historical background from as far as 2000 BCE. The current Igoudar founded and some under restoration are dated between the 6th and the 7th century when the southern tribes are still practicing the nomadic life. Until today, all the granary is guarded by a selected guardian.
Assa Ksar is one of the largest in the Kingdom a total area of more than 3 hectares with the rehabilitation was initiated by the Agence du Sud to preserved the tangible and intangible of this 16th centrury Sahrawi history. It sit on the hill at the edge of Assa oasis is a township of palaces with watching towers surrounded in protective thick walls, a zaouia and small individual houses. It tells the story of ancient lifestyle, creative architecture, beliefs and continuing on it growth and progresses seamlessly with the passing of each dynasty. It outstanding monument and sign of early Islamic Movement will be the zaouia Assa which play an important role in the expansion of Islam. The “Timzgueda Oufla” stone mosque founded by Lahoucine M’barek Amghar, one of the leader of the time. Bouj Ihcach Castle and Inamar square is a place for gathering and celebration of festival.
The beauty and mysterious of the Sahara conjure image of blue veiled nomad with his camel and the slow weaving trek on the smooth curves of the golden sand dunes, will be the highlight of the tour when we transform ourselves for an night of just be nomad, of sparking star as our guide to the sweetest dreams of our life.
This tour bring you along to the journey all about people. Connection between us and them; between us and pre-historic civilization, a time that we only know too well from text book. The deep south, are full of neolith rock art of the categories of “Tazina” and “Peck Cattle” left behind as a means of communication and today it tell us the story about them.
As we travel we will immersed in the language of spirituality of the land, where mountain rule supreme and the river gives lives. Sufism known as tasawwuf in the Arabic-speaking world, is a form of Islamic mysticism that emphasizes introspection and spiritual closeness with God. We stop by Assa the spiritual city which host 366 Muslim saints.
Veneration of saints and pilgrimage to holy men tombs is important part of Islamic tradition in Morocco. Holy men were known by many different titles in medieval Morocco, such as “moulay”, “sidi” and “marabout”. The lives of all such saints were imbued with the “barakah”, means blessing of God, conceived as a real power of manifesting itself in healing and other miracles. The town of Assa who is also known for its beautiful crafted Sahrawi poetry will hold an annual “mausim” festival during the Prophet Muhammad’s birthday or “Mawlid”.
The tour provide beauty beyond photography, the switches of scenery beyond film like capturing of our mind eye, the wave of emotion touches base with deep understanding of harden life of their people, the century old conflict of land, the long submerged of tradition and belief, the silent cry of their evaporating identity and we are here today as the present turns to history.
✅ Daily Transportation on Modern Air-conditioned Vehicle
✅ 4 Nights Accommodation – Twin/Double Room Sharing
✅ Daily Hotel Breakfast
✅ Daily Hotel Dinner (Only 4 star)
✅ English Speaking Tour Guide
✅ Tour as stated in itinerary
❌ International Flight Ticket
❌ Entrance Ticket
❌ Gratuities to Driver & Tour Guide (€4/day/pax)
❌ Travel Insurance
❌ Visa if Applicable
❌ Pre & Post Accommodation
❌ Airport - Hotel Transfer Service
❌ Any Upgrade or Optional
|City||Attactions||Price Per Pax|
|Essaouira||Skala Fortress||€ 1|
|Number of pax||2||4||6||8||Single Supplement|
|Tour Price Per Pax||€ 2919||€ 2599||€ 2509||€ 2409||€ 785|
✅ Private vehicle during excursion with English-speaking driver guide
✅ 11 nights’ accommodation on twin sharing basis
✅ Hotel breakfast, local lunch & hotel dinner as per itinerary
Hotel breakfast and dinner are usually buffet. Hotel dinner do not include water or any other drinks. Traditional accommodation will be ala carte traditional Moroccan food. Local lunch is normally set meal with soup/salad + main dish + water/mint tea.
✅ 1 small mineral water/person/day
✅ Local taxes
❌ Entrance ticket
❌ All tipping
❌ Personal expenses
❌ Single supplement
❌ Travel Insurance
❌ Visa (If applicable)
❌ Sightseeing, programs and activities outside the itinerary.
❌ Different transfer location (pick up & return)