5 days desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga desert, through the High Atlas mountains via Ouarzazate. visit the UNESCO World Heritage site, Roses Valley, Dades Valley, and Todra Gorges down to Merzouga desert, and Camel trekking. overnight in the desert camp, in the middle of the dunes, and taking the road to Marrakech via Draa Valley.
Day 1: Marrakech – High Atlas – Ait Benhaddou – Ouarzazate – Dades Valley.
After we meet at the place that we had agreed upon, we will start our tour to the southeast, through the High Atlas via Tizi N’tichka pass (2260 m in altitude), with stops to enjoy the spectacular views offered and see the Berber villages. later we continue to visit the Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou (declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986). Famous films have been shot on this spectacular stage, including Gladiator, Obelix, The Mummy, The Jewel of the Nile, and Sahara with Penélope Cruz. Free time for lunch in town. Then We will continue our way to Ouarzazate “the Hollywood of Africa” and stop for pictures next largest studio in Africa “Atlas studio”. Passing through Skoura Palms and Roses Valley; Finally, we finally reach the Dades Valley where we will spend the night.
Day 2: Dades Valley – Todra Gorge – Erfoud – Merzouga Erg Chebbi
After breakfast, we will be heading toward the Merzouga desert. Berber villages are scattered along the way, we’ll pass through Tinjdad, Erfoud in which we’ll feel the beginning of the Saharan oasis of Tafilalet. And then, continue to Merzouga. after relaxing for a few minutes, we go to the camels that are waiting to take us on an adventure in the sand dunes, you will spend the night in an equipped camp with drums and music in the middle of the dunes, this is a great opportunity to take lovely pictures of the sunset and sunrise.
Day 3: Merzouga – Berber Families –Merzouga – (camel Ride & Night in Sahara )
Full day around the desert, visit Nomad families and Gnaoua village Khamlia. We will be entertained with authentic instruments, after spending a worthwhile moment with Gnaoua, you will have a traditional Berber Pizza. In the afternoon you will mount your camel man, to explore the mysterious sand sea of the Erg-Chebbi, and spend the night in a Desert Camp.
Day 4: Merzouga – Rissani – Alnif – Draa valley – Ouarzazate
After seeing the sunrise in the desert and after breakfast, we go back on the camels to Merzouga. Then, start our journey to Rissani through the Ksours and kasbahs of Tafilalet, you will have a walk to discover the local market and traditional souks in Rissani. After that, head to Ouarzazate via Alnif, Tazarin, and Draa Valley till reaching Ouarzazate. Overnight in the hotel or riad.
Day 5: Ouarzazate – High Atlas Mountains – Marrakech
Leaving Ouarzazate in the morning, after visiting the Atlas film studios. Crossing the High Atlas Mountains via the highest road pass in Morocco. Tizi Tichka 2260m high offers impressive views of valleys, mountains, and many Berber villages nearby, Arrival in the evening, end of 5 days from Marrakech to the Sahara desert.
- Private Transport: 4×4, Minibus, bus, / air-conditioned vehicles
- Driver/Guide (Multilingual)
- Car fuel
- 3 Nights in Hotel or Riad (Dinner & breakfast)
- 1 Night in a Desert camp (Dinner & breakfast )
- Camel Ride in the Desert
- Sandboarding in the Dunes
What’s not Included:
- Drinks and Lunches
- Flight Ticket
- Monument ticket
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