MOROCCO DESERT TOUR
Duration 04 Day/03nights
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Day 1: Marrakech - Dades Gorges
We’ll collect you from your hotel and drive in
the direction of the High Atlas which takes you through the Tizi-n-Pass, at
2,260m, along a mountain road full of small villages and waterfalls. Tiz-n-Tichka
in the local language means "Pass of the Pastures" and the route is
particularly spectacular, with a landscape that changes constantly and a
succession of colors that make it all the more remarkable along the way. A stop
for Moroccan Mint Tea gives you the opportunity to savour the beauty of the
surroundings, before arriving at the Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou, for lunch. The village, built entirely of straw
and mud, is included in the UNESCO World Heritage list. Hollywood also chose it
as the set for such films as ‘Gladiator’, ‘Babel’, ‘Lawrence of Arabia’, ‘The
Legionnaire’, ‘The Sheltering Sky’ and many more. We proceed on to Ouarzazate
and through the Valley of the Roses and the Valley of a Thousand Kasbahs, then
up to the Dades Gorges: a very romantic place, where we stop for dinner and the
night in your luxury accommodation.
Day 2: Dades Valley - Desert Merzouga
breakfast, there’s a chance to walk the Dades Gorges before we travel the road
of a Thousand Kasbahs, through the village of Tinerhir
with its Jewish Quarter, and get to Todra Gorge in time for lunch. A walking
tour in the gorges will allow you to discover the beauty of the surrounding
landscapes, before continuing your journey through the desert of Merzouga via
Rissani and Erfoud. You’ll arrive by 4x4 car or camel to your luxury
accommodation in the dunes of Erg Chebbi to spend the night in a well-equipped
camp where you’ll dine under the stars to the rhythm of drums and Berber songs.
With a bit of luck, if weather permits, you’ll experience the Milky Way like
never before. Wake at sunrise to sit on the top of the dunes. Meditate. Warm
your spirit with Moroccan Mint Tea and savour the silence. This is the
definition of perfection.
Day 3: Merzouga - Ouarzazate
The day starts with a visit to the old Sijilmassa, a medieval Moroccan city and trade entrepôt at the northern edge of the Sahara Desert. The ruins of the town lie for five miles along the River Ziz in the Tafilalt oasis near the town of Rissani. The town's history was marked by several successive invasions by Berber dynasties. It’s where the caravans used to depart through the desert and where it still holds a market known for the sale of medicines, donkeys and slaves. Here you also find many traditional kasbahs. For lunch, you’ll experience directly the hospitality of the locals. A Tuareg family open their doors of their modest home for us to taste the famous Berber pizza with its 44 spices. After, we head back to Ouarzazate, this time from a different direction, passing through the Berber oasis of N'Kob and the valley of the Draa. Marvel at the 45 mudbrick ksours. Listen to cobblers banging out traditional walking sandals, or wander 500m down the side street with signs for Kasbah Baha Baha and through a doorway bedecked with dented pots to find N’Kob’s teapot mender, whose services are always in demand. We stop for tea and a visit to Agdez. You get to Ouarzazate, at your luxury accommodation, where you can have dinner and spend the night.
Day 4: Ouarzazate - Marrakech
Ouarzazate, we see the Kasbah of Taourirt and the Atlas Studios, the largest
and most famous film studios in all of Africa. A stop at the Oasis of Fint, a
few kms from Ouarzazate. We then continue on the road of Tizi-n-Tichka stopping
for lunch in a small village, and arriving Marrakech in the late afternoon.
Relax at your pace and choose your own dining experience.