Day 1: High Atlas Mountains, Ksar Ait Ben Haddou, Ouarzazate and Dades Gorges
At 8am, your guide will pick you up at your accommodation, then it will be the departure for an unforgettable journey! Leaving Marrakech, you can start admiring the olive trees and cactus of the Zat valley. After a break to admire the wadi, the small villages hanging on the mountain and the fig trees, you will resume the road. At the inhabitant, you can sip a delicious mint tea, before passing the Tichka pass over 2260 m/(7,400ft) above sea level. At the Ounila valley, the scenery then changes, with arid peaks, rocky outcrops and ksour (fortified villages) filling the presaharien landscape like Ait Ben Haddou, where we will stop for a delicious traditional lunch. This 1000-year-old fortified city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Located along the ancient caravan route between the Sahara and Marrakech in the province of Ouarzazate. It will be an opportunity to make several stops to take pictures of the beautiful landscapes... After the visit of the the Kasbah, we will heat the road to the legendary film studios of Ouarzazate, where many famous films have been filmed, such as "Lawrence of Arabia «," Gladiator "or" Asterix and Obelix "... . After a short ride to the Kasbah of Taourirt, the rose’s valley and the road of 1000 Kasbahs, where is the dense palmery of Skoura oasis, with thousands of date palms stretching as far as the eye can see. A stop in the gorges of Dades for the night.
Day 2: Dades Valley, Toudgha Gorge, Ziz Valley, Erg Chebbi dunes Merzouga.
After having breakfast, you will resume the road passing through the fabulous scenery of DADES Gorges, where the near-vertical rock strata have been eroded into fins and razorback ridges of red, green and ochre. One hour later, we will arrive to the magnificent limestone ravine Toudgha gorges. It left again for a leap in the past in Erfoud, well known for its archaeological sites and its many fossils passing by Tinjdad and the Ziz valley, the fabulous black desert, especially the fabulous caves with their underground river 60 km long, you will arrive on the highest dunes of Morocco (300m) from the authentic desert of Erg Chebbi. While admiring the sunset on the sand dunes. After a mint tea around a bivouac where music and folklore will charm you, and after a delicious typical dinner, you will spend a magical night under an authentic Berber tent, admiring the starry sky.
Day 3: Alnif, Tazarine, Draa Valley, Black Canyon and back to Marrakesh.
After enjoying the sunrise, having breakfast, and refreshing yourself. We will take a different way back to Marrakesh passing by the towns of Alnif and Tazarine, famous for Henna agriculture, and we will make a stop for a traditional lunch in the oasis of 45 Kasbah. There the road joins to the Draa valley (Morocco’s longest river) a wide green swath of date palms pink mud villages. After visiting the palm grove, you will continue to explore the heart of the Atlas and the Black Canyon. A few stops to cool off, drink a mint tea before being back to Ouarzazate. We will return to Marrakesh the first 100 km by different roads, so that you can explore all the pretty corners of the southern region, the small Berber villages with different landscapes. We will pass through the High Atlas Mountains, where we will take a break and take some pictures, before dropping you off at your accommodation in Marrakesh in the afternoon.
Included in the tour:
- pick up and drop you off at your accommodation.
- Transport 4x4 or by a private air-conditioned minibus.
- English speaking guide
- Visit of the Kasbahs and cinema studios
- Accommodation in typical hotels, Riads with air conditioning or heating
- Half board (breakfast and dinner that can be adapted to vegetarians)
- Night under a nomad tent in the desert of Erg Chebbi dunes.
- Fuel during the Trip
- Dromedary ride at the dunes of Merzouga
Not included in the tour:
- Lunches and drinks (unless otherwise specified)
- Optional activity costs
Estimated price for the trip:
- 2 people: 00.00 MAD
- 3 people: 00.00 MAD
- 4 people and +: 00.00 MAD