Today we’ll drive to Ouarzazate through the dramatic Tizi ‘n’ Tichka pass (2260m), over the High Atlas Mountains, appreciating the beauty of the landscape on the twisted road through Berber villages. Arriving at the famous Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, the largest Kasbah in Morocco, now a UNESCO matrimonial historical site and still home to many Glaoui family members. We will have lunch in kasbah before we continue on to Dades Gorge via Ouarzazate, “the Hollywood of Africa” along the “Road of the thousand Kasbahs”- the fascinating “sand castles” before stopping at Kalaat Mgouna -”the rose’s city” known for roses and its annual festival during the roses harvest in May. We’ll arrive at our hotel in the heart of the Dades Gorge. We stay overnight in local hotel/riad.
Day 2: Dades Gorge – Todra Gorge – Merzouga
After breakfast in the hotel, we’ll drive back through the valley to see the amazing rock formation “the monkey toes”, and the still-standing 19th century Kasbah of Ait Yul. Leaving the Dades valley towards Tinrghir and the Todra valley you’ll see panoramic views of the old mud Berber villages overlooking the valley. Arriving at the Gorge you’ll walk under the 300m high red cliff, where many Rock-climbers come to enjoy their preferred sport. Continuing on to Erfoud and Rissani where we’ll have lunch and afterwards, we’ll leave for the village of Merzouga where your camel will be awaiting you. You’ll be welcomed with a glass of mint tea and a desert scarf before your ride starts heading into the mysterious sand-sea of the Erg-Chebbi, guided by an experienced camel guide of course. Here you will spend your first night under the stars, or if you prefer, in a traditional Berber nomad tent.
Day 3: Merzouga – Ouarzazate:
After breakfast with the Bedouin family you’ll ride camels back to the village of Merzouga, appreciating the unique beauty of the spectacular Erg Chebbi dunes. We arrive late morning back to Merzouga and after taking shower we’ll leave for Rissani –(called Sijilmassa). With most of the woman veiled, and men hooded, this is a very traditional Moroccan town. We’ll continue driving towards Agdez, via Alnif and Tazarine, before arriving at the fascinating Draa Valley and your hotel at the edge of the Atlas Mountains, along which lay hundreds of Berber Kasbahs.
Day 4: Ouarzazate – Marrakech:
After breakfast in the Kasbah, we’ll head to Marrakech via Ourazazate, enjoying the panoramic views of palm groves and landscapes contrasting with the Berber villages. This area that has been a popular location for Hollywood films, including The Last Temptation of Christ, Jewel of the Nile and the Mummy. Our journey will continue through the majestic Tizi ‘n’ Tichka Pass (2260m) over the High Atlas Mountains, before arriving at your accommodation in Marrakech, where the tour ends.
Tour included :
- Tour in 4x4 vehicle/Minibus (with A/C)
- Driver/guide , Fuel
- Hotel overnight stays (breakfast & dinner included)
- Camel ride , 1 night in desert camp
Not included :
- Flight , Lunches , - Drinks
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