This tour is available every day. Contact “Traditional Morocco Tours” for more info. We will collect you from your hotel/riad in Marrakech and start heading to the Atlas Mountains through the Tizi n‘Tichka pass, the direct route towards Ouarzazate. It is spectacular and dramatic road that presents astonishing views of the snow topped peaks of the Atlas as well as many Berber villages. Upon our descend, we will arrive to the cultural heritage site of Morocco; the Ksour of Ait BenHaddou. It was once an important stop along the caravan routes that carried salt from the Sahara and on return, gold and ivory. It is the best-preserved and well-fortified Kasbah, with high steep walls of dark red clay, impenetrable in this remote hillside site. After our visit, we will pass the desert city of Ouarzazate and head along the Road of Thousand Kasbahs passing the Skoura Oasis and Rose Valley to Dades Gorge, where we spend the night.
DAY 2 : DADES VALLEY - TODRA VALLEY - MERZOUGA DESERT
In the morning, we will enjoy views of the Dades Valley and the Dades Gorge cut out from the valley into the High Atlas. From here we will travel to the Gorge of Todra. This whole area is spotted by ruined Kasbahs, green oasis, and typical villages, which creates a paradise for any photographer. The Todra Gorge is a classic gorge with narrow high rock walls that rises 300 meters high. After taking a break to stretch our legs in the gorge, we will continue our travel to the desert of Morocco, the sunny sand dunes of Erg Chebbi near Merzouga.
DAY 3: CAMEL RIDE IN ERG CHEBBI AND NIGHT IN MERZOUGA CAMP
This is a complete desert day. “Sunrise Appointment”, if you are In the middle of the desert, it’s absolutely worth getting up early to contemplate the most spectacular sunrise that you have ever seen at the top of a dune close to the camp and enjoy this landscape that is a nature gift. After sunrise we return to Merzouga on the camels where a hearty breakfast is waiting for us. Then we will skirt the Erg Chebbi, great extension of sandy desert where we can find the big dune of Morocco, which has more than 250 meters high. Then, we continue by a road where we can see nomad settlements and learn their secrets and manners. Then, we will reach Khamlia Village, originally from Mali, where we will take a relaxing cup of tea meanwhile we listen to a concert of the spiritual music of Gnawa. Transfer to your luxury accommodation and free afternoon to enjoy the town or the dunes next to the hotel to see the sunset, dinner and overnight at your Hotel or at the nomadic private tent again.
DAY 4: MERZOUGA DESERT - OUARZAZATTE - MARRAKECH
This morning after breakfast, you have a final chance to climb the dunes before setting off. A long but scenic journey then brings you through the southern Anti Atlas desert terrain where you may see nomadic camel herders crossing plains and witness the thriving date palm communities of this remote landscape. Your final destination, Ouarzazate, is the Moroccan Sahara’s largest center and home to one of Hollywood’s most versatile studios for film-making. Spend one night here and, if time permits, make a tour of Ouarzazate’s main attractions and bazaar.Then we drive the breathtaking pass of Tizni-n-Tichka over the high Atlas to Marrakech (approx 4 hours). Your final day on tour and a chance to visit Marrakech and its famous souk (market place) with snake charmers, fortune tellers, acrobats, and more. Time permitting you can also visit Koutoubia Mosque and see ‘new’ Marrakech. You will have free time to explore the many fine eateries of Marrakech and the Jemaa el-Fnaa square.
Return private transport from Marrakech
English speaking driver
Overnight hotel accommodation
A night in Sahara desert camp in Erg Chebbi
Breakfasts and dinners as per itinerary
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Private tour in Morocco
Camel trekking in Merzouga desert
Not included food ,drinks and entrance fees
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