The discovery of Morocco’s southern extremes was the starting place for this exhilarating five-stage expedition along vast, remote stretches of the country, known only to a very few. The valleys are lush with argan bushes, ochre Atlantic coast cliffs, sculptural outcroppings of the Anti-Atlas Mountains and sun scorched flatlands dappled with palm oases. The journey through these lead to our encampment among the vast dunes of the Sahara, and finally home to La Maison de L’Oasis.
Only one booking at a time, of up to six guests, traverses this evocative, constantly shifting North African landscape. Each custom-equipped 4×4 vehicle carries two passengers and the driver. Your family or group of friends is attended to by one of our highly trained butlers throughout the journey.
You also travel with French chef Thierry Alix’s recipes that reflect the rich culinary heritage along the route, as do the pastries and desserts prepared by the unrivaled patissier Pierre Hermé. Meals are served with distinguished regional wines, and each evening we open the bar for you so you can enjoy a sundowner to accompany Morocco’s beautiful sunsets.
Artisans from around the region constructed these three bed-houses which are solely for guests of the Route du Sud. Each one gracefully reflects its timeless setting, yet makes present-day adventurers feel utterly comfortable among these distant yet enchanting lands.
Departures from mid-September till April 30th.
From Marrakech the journey is 2.5 hours drive, and from Agadir only 30 minutes which will take you to the first house of the Argan tree Valley. Clinging to a hillside this House reveals a unique perspective on the argan tree valley. Located at Azrarag, it is a white stone house on two levels with terraces, including a living room, three bedrooms and three bathrooms with showers. Additionally it has heating, a fireplace and air-conditioning. Its location means Oceanic weather and average temperatures range from 20 to 25°C (68 to 77°F) in spring, 18 to 20°C (64 to 68°F) in autumn and 14 to 16°C (57 to 60°F) in winter.
Near a matriarchal village, this house offers a stopover in a timeless place with a 180 ° view of the surrounding mountains. Made of red stone, located in Aoujou (near Issafen) this house has a lounge, three bedrooms and three bathrooms and numerous terraces. Facilities include heating, air-conditioning and a fireplace.
This location has arid weather and so dry all year round, temperatures are between 25 and 38°C (77 to 100°F) in spring, 20 to 28°C
(68 to 82°F) in autumn and 5 to 20°C (41 to 68°F) in winter.
In a village completely renovated by the Global Heritage Fund, there are 3 rooms for a stay in the heart of Moroccan ancestral culture. Without electricity, the rooms are softly lit by candles and lanterns, a wood stove to warm up in winter, furniture and craftsmanship made by talented women from the village. In the surroundings, discover one of the most beautiful palm groves in Morocco, surrounded by a seguia where clear water flows.
Many surprises await you: the exceptional visit of the old village, privileged moments with the inhabitants and in particular the women working on artisanal decorative pieces.
Departure after lunch in Tiskmoudine for an arrival in the middle of the afternoon on the Acacia camp after 2 hours on the road and 30 minutes on the track.
Sand dunes, mountains, desert bushes, the change of scenery is total for this experience with African tones and spirit. For your program: hikes, aperitif on the highest dune, dinner by the fire…
Nestled in the heart of Tighmert’s lush palm grove, this house is ideal for enjoying a break in a close environment. Two adobe houses, each one with a living room, an outside seating area under a tent and a bathroom with shower and bath. One of the houses has a modular lounge room for a third bedroom. Facilities include heating, air-conditioning and a fireplace.
Semi-arid weather, dry all year, average temperatures range of 20 to 28°C (68 to 82°F) in autumn, 10 à 22C° in winter, 25 and 35°C (77 to 95 °F). Evening and early morning can be fresh during Autumn and Spring and cold during winter time.
Guide available for hiking and bicycle riding.
As part of a second night, visit to the well of the nomads, then a walk to the cave paintings and finally an unforgettable lunch in the heart of an acacia forest.
Today you will be driven back to the airport. You may also extend your stay at La Maison de L’Oasis or in Agadir or Marrakech.
Culinary journey featuring natural and traditional products of each region, revisited by Thierry Alix for “La Route du Sud”. Thierry Alix is an amazing insight into the chefs’ world. Adventurer and deeply human, his instinctive and spontaneous cuisine is inspired from his travels, his encounters and exchanges.
Cost for the 6 nights including private transfers in air-conditioned vehicle is from £6000 per person (all inclusive basis) based on 2 people traveling together.
You can get flights from as little as £100 per person return and do ask us for advice. Alternatively we can book the flights for you but a booking fee may apply.
All prices correct at the time of writing. Give us a call or email us at email@example.com to discuss your requirements and get a confirmed price.
Please remember this is a sample itinerary and we are happy to modify it to suit your plans. We can add or remove days and look at different places to stay.
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