Group self-driving tour by 4×4

Group self-driving tour by 4×4

Embark on a Thrilling Adventure – group self-driving tour

Discover the excitement of group self-driving through the enchanting landscapes of Morocco led by our experienced guide. Join a small group of fellow adventurers and journey through the southern parts of Morocco to unique destinations, including exhilarating desert drives.

If you’ve hesitated about doing this kind of trip independently, our group self-driving option is perfect for you. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking scenery, rugged terrain, and vibrant culture of this North African gem. Explore remote dunes, charming valleys, and ancient gorges while indulging in the ultimate off-road experience in the Sahara Desert.

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Ten Nights of Unforgettable Exploration

Experience a mix of camping under the stars and staying in cosy guesthouses at each stop. Our carefully selected guesthouses are nestled in rural Morocco, offering you the best of each location and its surroundings.

Begin your group self-driving journey with a night at a convenient hotel in Marrakech before venturing into the wilderness for the next 9 nights, returning the vehicles to Marrakech airport.

Spend a night camping in a mobile camp at the Draa Valley and the following two nights at a fixed desert camp at Erg Chigaga dunes. Get ready to navigate through Morocco’s stunning landscapes in your own 4×4 vehicle.

Our overnight stops during the group self-driving tour will be –

Ait Ben Haddou, Dades Valley, Tagounite, Erg Chigaga dunes (2 nights), Tissint, Tafraoute (2 nights), Taroudant.

Self-driving in Morocco

4×4 driving in Morocco

We limit the group self-driving tour to 5 guest vehicles (two passengers per car). The group trip is not suitable for children. Should you wish to travel with children, please contact us for a bespoke trip offer.

The group travels in convoy behind our lead guide vehicle, and remains in contact through radio (which we provide). Your guide will schedule regular stops.

Self-driving in Morocco

We provide Toyota Prado (TX) vehicles which are automatic. You do not need any previous experience of off-road driving for the group self-driving tour.

The off-road element through the desert is approx. 200km (split across 3 travel days through the Iriqui National Park). Your guide will be on hand to provide tips on handling the desert terrain (which in fact is less than 20% sand driving).

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Visit Morocco in October or February

Please contact us for dates of our next scheduled departures. We plan for 11 October (2024), and 21 February (2025).

Pricing starts from Eur €2600 per person (based on two people per vehicle and per room/tent).

We travel in Autumn and early Spring when conditions are most comfortable to travel.

Self-driving in Morocco

 

For further images of the South of Morocco please refer to our Instagram feed.

Taghazout Bay: the time to visit this upcoming region

Taghazout Bay: the time to visit this upcoming region

Reconnect to yourself and a harmonious way of life in Morocco’s surfing capital

A guest post by Sally Kirby, resident artist and yoga teacher 

It is time to reveal that this beach, fishing and surf-centric region has had a makeover!

As part of the Taghazout Bay development project, Tamraght, Taghazout and nearby Aourir (‘Banana Village’) are now home to new beachfront cafes, open-air restaurants, luxury hotels, beach clubs, and, a 5km beachfront promenade.
 
After a quiet couple of years – the closure of Morocco’s borders at the outset of Covid-19 brought tourism to a stark halt – life in Tamraght and Taghazout is picking up again.
 
Read on for a little insight as to what to expect in Morocco’s south-coast surf region these days below.
 
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Morocco’s surfing coastline on the Atlantic
 
 

Development at Taghazout Bay

Throughout 2020-2021, construction continued, with new hotels and community facilities popping up all over. Creativity boomed, the result: babies and stunning artisan works in abundance.  Those who could honed their trade with online learning and digital working.
 
On a personal level, I was grateful for the option to teach yoga online and to have started a series of online videos, check out You Tube via the link here – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIF6vNiDnZcsDACql6dQ2wQ/videos
 
It was a wonderful time for the local community to connect. With no tourists to host, our attention was turned to each other, our homes, and getting to know the region better.
 
Now, international flights are landing daily in Agadir again…
 
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Restaurant overlooking Taghazout Bay
 
 

New hotels sit alongside the existing artisan & surf community

Several new hotels have opened, including a Radisson, Fairmont, Riu, Hyatt Regency, and a Hilton, Puro Beach coming soon.
 
It has been incredible to see the changes. The initial concerns, how will this affect local tourism, the smaller businesses and hotels?
 
Yes, the village feels different, more diverse in its offerings for travellers and locals alike.
 
The positives are starting to become clear. The beaches are cleaner, the ocean sparkles, the waves are consistent – there are brand new toilet blocks, and even an ATM!
 
And, at its heart, the essence of this grounded community and relaxed lifestyle has been retained.
 
You can choose to dip bread in amlou, a locally produced nut butter, at Babakoul, or dine out in style at a brand new five star sushi restaurant, Morimoto!
 
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Surf hotels and luxury retreats co-exist in Taghazout Bay
 
 

Work:life balance oceanside

Co-working spaces with fibre optic WIFI have popped up to cater for an influx of digital nomads.
 
Pampering pool days have become the norm, hammam & massage, hiking trails, skateboarding sessions, stand up paddle, are all great options for those rare days when there are no waves for surfing.
 
There are new Air B&Bs and apartment options offer a longer stay option for those coming to work remotely, is it time for you to practice finding that perfect work:life balance?
 
I am grateful for the time to be integrated into the local community. To have found a simpler way of life, in tune with the ocean and nature’s rhythm. If you’d like to come and sample this, please get in touch (details below), the Winter surf season has started, and it would be a pleasure to welcome you to/ back to this slice of beach and surfing heaven!
 
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Morocco’s surfing coastline
 
 

More about the author, Sally Kirby

Sally is based full-time near Taghazout Bay, drawn to a life spent at the ocean and by a passion for Africa. Her website showcases her artwork, writing and yoga teachings. Sally’s website is here and her Instagram feed here. Thanks to Sally for providing all of the images featured in this post.

Contact us for a quote for one of our ‘Desert to Coast’ holidays. Please also enquire for a customised yoga retreat with Sally and Wild Morocco.

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Author, Sally Kirby