Marrakech Desert Trip 6 Days

Marrakech Desert Trip, visiting Ait Ben haddou, Skoura palm grove, Dades valley – Todra Gorges, enjoy the camel trekking in Mezouga sahara Desert

1st day: Marrakesh – High Atlas – Ait Ben haddou – Ouarzazate

Morning departure at 9 o’clock from your hotel or riad in Marrakesh to cross the High Atlas Mountains. After the Tichka pass, you leave the main road and take a side road to the Telouet Kasbah, which belonged to the Lords of the Atlas, the Glaoui family, and which now stands in ruins after the last Pasha fled the country, following the departure of the French. From there you continue for lunch at Ait Ben Haddou along the newly asphalted connecting road. This is the most famous Kasbah in Morocco and is a UNESCO World Heritage site, which we visit after lunch. After visiting the Kasbah, you continue to see another famous one of the area, Kasbah Taourirte. In Ouarzazate you spend the night in a riad.

2nd day: Ouarzazate – Skoura – Rose valley – Kalaa Mgouna – Dades valley – Todra Gorges

After breakfast, you set out towards the Dades Gorge, passing the Skoura Oasis, where numerous ancient kasbahs, some sadly in ruins, stand amongst the palm trees. From here, our route takes us through Kela’a M’gouna, the Valley of Roses, famous for its Rose Festival in May,. Here we stop to see the cosmetic articles which are made locally from the valley’s abundant flowers. These products are well-known throughout Morocco and are highly valued. From here, you take an off-road route to have a better impression of the landscape. Along the way, you will stop at caves, used by whichever Berber nomads happen to pass and claim residence there. We will have a glass of tea with them beofre continuing to the Dades Gorge for lunch. The trip continues a short distance to Tinghir and the very different Toudgha gorges, where you spend the night in a hotel or Kasbah.

3rd day: Todra gorge – Tingdad – Arfoud – Merzouga

After breakfast, there are opportunities to walk, either along the river through the gardens or up the road on the other side of the gorges. Lunch will either be here or later at the bivouac at the Erg Chebbi dunes. You drive there via the Oasis of Tafilalet near Erfoud, famous for its Date Festival, and Rissani, which is the seat of the Alaouite family of the present king of Morocco. At the bivouac you are welcomed with a glass of tea before taking a camel ride to watch the sunset from the top of the dunes. Later there is dinner and the night in a nomad tent at the foot of the dunes.

4th day: Merzouga – Erg chebbi dunes (Marrakech Desert Trip)

After breakfast, you take the camels, either riding or walking behind, as they carry everything needed to cook your lunch, which will be prepared out in the dunes by your camel man. You’ll walk about three hours in the morning( optional time for your walking and riding camels), followed by another three in the afternoon returning to the bivouac for dinner and the night.

5th day: Merzouga – Rissani – Alnif – Nkoub – Draa valley – Agdez (Marrakech Desert Trip)

If you wake up early enough, you can watch the spectacle of the sunrise, when the colour of the dunes and the play of shadows are an awesome sight.The itinerary continues to the Dra’a Valley via the village of Tazzarine and on to Nkoub for lunch. In the afternoon the journey takes us to Tansikht to drive along the ancient caravan route and discover the real Dra’a Valley with its huge palm trees and ancient villages. At the end of the afternoon, we stop in Agdez for the night in a kasbah.

6th day: Agdez – Ouarzazate – Atlas Mountain – Marrakech (Marrakech Desert Tour)

After breakfast at the Kasbah and before heading for Marrakech, you’ll stop at the Kasbah Taourirt and Films Studios. You can visit the locations.Lunch on the way to Marrakech via Tizi-n-tichka pass. check into the hotel and end of the Marrakech Desert Trip 6 Days.

THE TOUR PRICE: Depends on your budget, we manage reliable accommodations. Feel free for any booking category.

THE TOUR INCLUSIONS:

  • 6 Days Private 4×4 and Fuel
  • English Driver / guide
  • 5 nights in Hotel / Riad
  • Camel ride in Merzouga dunes
  • Overnight in Nomadic camp under stars
  • Sandbording in the dunes
  • 5 dinners and breakfasts

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Beverages
  • Lunches on the way
  • Personal expences

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