Your 5 Days desert tour from Marrakech is going to start at 8:00 am. Our guide will pick you up for your accommodation in Marrakech towards Dades Gorges. On our way we are going to enjoy the beauty of the high atlas mountains. Via the road of Tizi-n-Tichka pass. The highest road in Morocco with an altitude of 2260m. Offering you charming views as far as the eye can see. We will stop by, so you can get the chance to take some great pictures, videos. Also to admire the beauty of the tiny Berber villages, valleys and oasis….
After a quiet stay, we will resume our tour until we reach the beautiful Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou. A kasbah that belongs to one of the most important families. Between the 16the and 17 the centures in Morocco “the Glaoui’s family”. And it is considered a great example of Moroccan earthen clay architecture. And has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987. Also a place that attracted many film makers that it took a part in their movies. Such as: (“Prince of Persia ” “Gladiator”…) . A lunch is planned for you to enjoy it in this historical kasbah.
After that, we will drive to Ouarzazate also known as “Africa’s Hollywood”. A city that attracted with its unique landscapes many producers to give it a part in thier movies. There where you will have the chance to visit one of the biggest film stutio in Morocco. Which is “The Atlas Studio”. After having a great time in the studio we will drive to your Hotel/Riad. Where you will enjoy the night with authantic dinner.
After breakfast in your accommodation in Ouarzazate we’ll start our day to a new destination. The magnificent sahara desert of merzouga. On our way we are going to enjoy the beauty of the anti atlas mountains. Via the road of Tizi N’Tnifift which is the second pass on our way with an altitude of 1660m. Offering you charming views as far as the eye can see. We will stop by, so you can get the chance to take some great pictures and to admire the place. After a quiet stay, we will head to Draa Valley. The former route of caravans for Sahara traders coming from “Tombouktou”. In Draa Valley You will have the opportunity to see the biggest and longest palm grove in the country. In a mood of ancient caravans with spectacular views.
Then we will continue to Nkob. Then to Alnif and you will have time for lunch in one of the local restaurants in Nkob or Alnif. After restoring, we will resume to Rissani itself is very interesting town. Between the 14the and 18the centures it was the location of the famed desert capital, “Sijilmassa”. Where fourtunes in gold and slaves were traded via caravans crossing the sahel. In this old and historical area you will visit the largest local and traditionalist market (Souq) in the Southern Morocco. Eventually, arriving at Merzouga where you will enjoy the night with authantic dinner in a Riad/hotel.
After breakfast our wonderful day will start from your accommodation exploring the surrounding areas of the marvel Erg Chebbi. Our first destination it will be to the spectacular lake of Merzouga. Which is Dayet Sriji perhaps its the best area in Morocco for spotting many desert birds. Including ( Egyptian nightjars, desert warblers, fulvous babblers and blue-cheeked bee-eaters). Sometimes, the lake even attracts flocks of flamingos and other waterbirds.
After a quiet stay, we will drive off road to visit the nomadic families. Who are living around the sand dunes of Erg Chebbi. It will be a chance to see their life style. And how they could sorvive in a dray sahara desert by having a cup of mint tea with theim. Then from there to Mifis mines. Its located on a high plateau that has a wonderful panoramic view of Erg Chebbi and the desert landscape.
Afterward, we will head to Khamlia village ( Gnaoua village). The people of this small village originated in black africa having a close and long standing relationship with the sahara. Their ancestors were brought from central and west Africa. Through the sahara desert in caravans that arrived to the southeastern of Morocco. We will get to know more about theim and enjoy their traditional music. After enjoying the traditional gnaoua music, we will have a delicious lunch which is berber pizza.
After that, you will ride your camels into a magic world through the sandy dunes of Erg Chabbe. Under a panoramic view of unique sunset of the Sahara. To finilly get to our camp in a relaxing mood. You will have a delicious and authentic Berber(Amazigh) dinner in the heart of the desert. And a night gathering around the fire with the berber music under an endless starry sky.
It is recommended to wake up in early morning. So you can not miss one of the most beautiful sunrise in your life. After breakfast in the camp you will have two choices. Either to come back to the village by camels or by car. From there we will start our day to Dades Gorges. Our first stop it will be Erfoud: It is one of the oldest known sites. Where you can find precious and unique fossils. Then to The Irreyation System: which begines in ancient times. Diverse societies on both sides of the High Atlas Mountains in Morocco. Built thousands of wells and tunnel systems similar to qanats in Iran or foggaras in Algeria. These systems called khettaras in Morocco.
After that, we will continue our way to Touroug then to Tinjdad. You will have time for lunch in one of the local restaurants in Touroug or Tinjdad. After restoring, we will continue towards our unique place. Which is Todra Gorges it’s the highest narrowest spectacular gorges in Morocco. 300 meters high and at their most narrow are a merely 20 meters apart. Also recognized around the world as one of the most spectacular Canyons. After a short walk around the immense cliffs and enjoying the amazing landscapes. We will drive to Dades Gorges where you will enjoy the night with authantic dinner in a Riad/hotel.
After breakfast in your accommodation in Dades Gorges we’ll head back to red city (Marrakech). Our first destination it will be Rose valley It’s well worth taking the time to stop and smell the roses. (Friendly Reminder: The best season of roses viewing is in late May). Then to Skoura Oasis known as the road of one thousand kasbahs. There where you will have the chance to visit an old kasbah which is Amridil Kasbah. It’s Morocco’s most coveted kasbah in this 17th century wonder. After having a great time in the Kasbah we will continue our to Ourzazate. Then through the high atlas mountains and you will have time for lunch in one of the local restaurants there. After restoring, we will continue our way to Marrakech. Where we will drop you off at your accommodation and here unfortunately our wonderful experience will end.
✗Lunches & drinks during the tour.
✗ Entrance fees to museums and attractions.
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