Marrakech Desert Experience
Morocco desert Experience 5 Days
Enjoy the magic beauty of the south of Morocco, with its mountains, gorges, valleys, rivers, Kasbah, Oasis and sand dunes. The region where you will discover people and villages, that will takes back to the authentic Morocco. During this 4 days tour, you will taste and explore the legendary hospitality of the Amazigh “Berber” country.
Day 1: Marrakech – Ouarzazate – Skoura – Kelaât M’gouna
Your tour guide, will meet you at your hotel reception or Riad. You starts your tour from Marrakesh for Roses Valley “Kelaat M’gouna”. We drive thought the High Atlas mountains via Tiz´N´Tichka pass; you will have many stops to enjoy beautiful panoramic views. We visit the of Ait Ben Haddou witch has appeared in over 20 films, turned near the casbah, like Gladiator and Lawrence of Arabia. You will have lunch time in Ait Ben Haddou, before living for Ouarzazate to visit Kasbah of Taourirt, then you continue your trip to Roses valley by the palm-grove of skoura where you will have some walk to visit the Kasbah Amerhidil. Dinner and overnight in Kelaa Magouna.
Day 2 : Kelaa Magouna – Boumalne Dades – Tinghir – Arfoud – Merzouga
After breakfast, we depart for the Dades Gorges through the valley and stop to enjoy the spectacular scenery, and then continue Tinghir and 20 km after, its fabulous canyons, the canyons of the Todra Gorges. Free time to walk a little bit in the “gorges”, enjoy the river and the beautiful view. Lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon we leave for Tinjedad, with his old underground irrigation system, and Touroug palm plantations reaching Erfoud town for a visit of a local fossil craft workshop. Continuing to the fascinating dunes of Erg Chebbi, also known as Dunes of Merzouga. Dinner and overnight in Merzouga.
Day 3 : Merzouga – Erg Chebbi – Merzouga
After breakfast, you will start a fantastic journey around the dunes of Merzouga and visit the village of Khamlia (village of Gnaoua), the Mifiss mines, and return to the hotel. In the later afternoon, prepare for the camel trekking into the sunset and spend the night in a Berber tent in the dunes. Dinner and overnight stay in a bivouac (camp).
Day 4: Merzouga – Alnif Nkoub – Zagora
After a quiet and memorable night in the dunes of Erg Chebbi sand, you can watch the sunrise over the dunes, then a typical breakfast is served and we go back with the camels to the hotel to meet the guide and have shower, then we leave for Rissani. You can explore the tourist area including the Mausoleum of Moulay Ali Cherif and the palm grove as a part of your exploration. Lunch in Nkoub, then continue to Zagora through the Draa Valley. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Zagora.
Day 5 : Zagora – Ouarzazate – Marrakech
After breakfast, you will leave Zagora, Draa Valley through Agdez.You and follow the path to explore the Draa River as one of the longest rivers in the High Atlas Morocco, originating in the mountains. Enjoy its green palm goves (Date, olives, and almonds.), green foliage is an indication of good irrigation of the valley in this area. After this we will continue to Ouarzazate, where you can visit the Kasbah Taourirt (incredible example of various buildings that are uniquely constructed with earth materials). After lunch you will continue to return to Marrakech.