Enjoy a private guided desert trip full of adventure, heritage and culture, first we will discover a hidden gem in Ouarzazate, the kasbah ait ben haddou, a world heritage site, then, enjoy a guided walking tour in Dades and Todra gorges, to explore these amazing canyons.
Experience the desert of Morocco in camel trek to admire a lifetime sunset and sunrise over the golden sand dunes of Erg Chebbi, enjoy the beautiful desert sceneries and landscapes through the anti-Atlas and the largest palm grove of Draa valley. During this tour you will learn about the local culture, traditions and the berber heritage of the southern Morocco.
- Cross the High Atlas Mountains and drive through the majestic Tizi Ntichka pass
- Explore the world heritage Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou
- Meet the local nomads living in the desert
- Discover the the world heritage sites in southern Morocco Kasbahs and palaces
- stroll of the amazing gorges of Dades and Todra
- Stroll the Erg chebbi sand dunes by camels to witness a beautiful sunset and sunrise
- Spend a romantic night in berber desert camp under nomadic tents
- Enjoy the beautiful landscapes and sceneries the draa valley offers
Day 1 : Marrakech – Ait Ben Haddou – Ouarzazate – Skoura – Rose Valley – Dades Gorges
After Breakfast in your Riad, you will meet your driver/guide to start your 3 days desert trip to Sahara, drive towards Ouarzazate, crossing the Atlas through Tizi’n’Tichka pass (2,260 meters), these gorgeous mountains offer a big variety of landscapes and the view of several hamlets and sceneries. After a stop for photos we will take a track full of outstanding landscape that will take us to the village of Telouet to visit the Kasbah of el Glaoui and the village of Ait Benhaddou; a fortified village marked by the UNISCO as world heritage. After exploring the Kasbah and having lunch, then, our journey continues towards Ouarzazate, where we will stop to visit the cinema studios (optional and entrance fees not included). The region of Ouarzazate is populated by Berbers who became sedentary despite the extremely harsh weather conditions. After visiting the Kasbah Taourirte; a world heritage site and beautiful Kasbah at the heart of Ouarzazate, we will head to dades Gorges, crossing the palm valley of Skoura enjoying its Kasbahs.
Our last stop for photos will be at the rose valley before reaching the Dades Gorges where we will spend the night. Overnight and accommodation with dinner and breakfast in a guest house or Hotel
Day 2: TOUDRA GORGES – ERFOUD – MERZOUGA DESERT – ERG CHEBBI
After breakfast in your accommodation, you can enjoy an early morning walk and stretch your legs in the Dades Gorge, before driving through the valley of thousand Kasbahs towards Todra Gorges, where you can take a pleasant walk between its imposing canyon walls more than 200 meters, After a walking tour in the palm oasis of Todra, we will continue driving to the desert through the palm grove of Tafilalet.
Arrival at the hotel on foot dunes of Erg Chebbi, relax and enjoy this breathtaking scenery while sipping a welcome mint tea waiting for a camels, then, you will start a new exporative caravan camel trek accompanied by an experienced camel man, after an 1 hour and a half of camel ride wading through sand dunes to the heart of the desert to watch the beautiful sunset. Wrapped by the Great Dune, and enjoying the music of drums, dinner and Moroccan tea, you can see the immense sky of stars and sleep in nomadic tents.
NB: if you book a luxury desert camp overnight, then, you will have breakfast and shower at your private tent.
Day 3: Merzouga – Alnif – Tazarine – NQob – Zagora
If you wake up early enough, you can watch the spectacular sunrise and enjoy a change of dunes color with sunrise, such a play of shadows in an impressive sight. Then, ride camels or 4wd back to the hotel to meet your driver/guide, first stop will be at the Rissani, the old caravan meeting and the first imperial city of Morocco, there, we will visit the old markets, and then, continue along to Draa Valley through the amazing landscapes of the anti-atlas mountains, the village of Tazzarine( featured in the movie and Babel ), the beautiful pictures of landscapes in small atlas and draa valley is a not missed. Stop for lunch in a panoramic restaurant NQob. After lunch, continue driving through the biggest palm grove of Draa valley, over 151 KM, continue along the road of the old caravans and discover the true Draa valley with towering palms and ancient villages. At the end of the afternoon, we stopped for the night in Zagora in a kasbah
Day 4: Zagora – Agdez – Ouarzazate – Marrakech
After breakfast in your accommodation, we will start an explorative cultural journey back to Marrakesh, we will head towards the village Agdez, stop to visit the Kasbah Tamnougalte, the eldest Kasbah of the region, before returning to Ouarzazate via the Tizi -n- Tinfifte (1660m). continue driving through the Oasis of Fint nestled between the mountains track, a hidden gem that offers pleasure. Return to Marrakech, through the Tizi -n- Tichka, Arrival at the afternoon and transfer to your hotel.
“End of the tour”
The price includes:
- Transport by an air-conditioned vehicle
- Gas included
- Professional driver/Guide
- Hald-board accommodation in selected hotel
- Camel trek in Merzouga desert (one camel each)
- Hotel pick up and drop off
- Local guide fees at ait ben haddou kasbah
- Lunches and drinks