Desert Trip Marrakech to Merzouga Dunes- 4 day Marrakech Desert tour
DAY 1 : MARRAKECH -AIT BEN HADDOU – DADES VALLEY:
In this day we will meet you at your accommodation in Marrakech and start travelling to the Dades Valley via the Tizi n’Tichka Pass and over the High Atlas Mountains. You will enjoy travelling through the dramatic pass and the amazing views of the Berber villages and the amazing landscapes changing as the day progresses. You will stop in Ourazazate to visit the Kasbah Taourirt, one of the most beautiful Kasbahs on this area. You’ll have lunch at the Kasbah and continue to the Dades Gorge through the road of “the Thousand Kasbahs”, which offers many zonderful photo opportunities of nature and people. then we’ll get to Kalaat Mgouna –the centre of roses valley, and we drive the Dades Valley where you will explore the amazing rock formation called “the monkey toes”. Overnight at a traditional riad with dinner.
DAY 2 : DADES VALLEY – TODRA GORGE – MERZOUGA :
After breakfast , you’ll leave the Dades valley towards Tinrghir and the Todra valley,enjoying the panoramic views of the old mud Berber villages overlooking the valley. Get to the Gorge and walk under the 300 m high red cliff, where many rock-climbers come to enjoy their preferred sport. After an optional hour hike in the valley, your tour from Marrakech continues to Erfoud then to the village of Merzouga where we prepare for camel ride into desert guided with an experienced camel guide. We explore sand-sea of the Erg-Chebbi desert and we spend the night in desert camp in Merzouga .
DAY 3 : MERZOUGA – DRAA VALLEY – OUARZAZATE :
Your camelman will wake you up early in the morning to watch what well may be the best sunrise in your life. Afterwards, you will trek back to the village of Merzouga. After breakfast we explore Merzouga area. We’ll visit the village of Gnawa people, originally slaves brought from Sudan Mali and Senegal, to experience their music and lifestyle. After that, you leave for Rissani – once Sijilmassa – the foundation of the Alaouite daynasty, the current ruling family. With most of the woman veiled, and men hooded, this is a very traditional Moroccan town. We’ll continue driving towards the spectacular kasbah Tamnougalt and Agdez village, via Alnif and Tazzarine, before we get to the fascinating Draa Valley at the edge of the Atlas Mountains, along which lay hundreds of Berber Kasbahs, then to Ouarzazate, where you will spend your night at a riad.
DAY 4 : OUARZAZATE – MARRAKECH :
After breakfast in your riad, you will start travelling to Marrakech via the largest Kasbah in Morocco, and then over the Atlas Mountains. Driving through the Ounilla valley to Kasbah Telouet, you will enjoy the panoramic views and the scenic moon-like landscape with the contrast of the Berber villages and the Atlas Mountains.Also you will visit the Telouet Kasbah, an area that was known for the trading caravans led by T-Hami El Glaoui ancestors during the end of the 19th century. Your journey will continue through the majestic Tizi n’Tichka Pass (2260m) over the High Atlas Mountains, before arriving at your accommodation in Marrakech where our tour ends.
What is included in the Tour:
- Tour in 4×4, vehicle or minibus (with air-condition).
- Driver -guide , fuel.
- Hotel overnight stays (breakfast & dinner).
- Camel ride(1 camel for each person) and 1 night in desert camp.
What is not included :