DAY 1 : MARRAKECH – “TELOUAT KASBAH” – AIT BENHADDOU – OUNILA VALLEY – OUARZAZATE:
5 DAYS TOUR MARRAKECH TO SAHARA DESERT IN MERZOUGA
My name is Ibrahim a Saharaoui men from a family that we born in the desert . We are from a tribe that called “Nouaji” is the last tribe was travelling to the north Africa in the sicl 19 from small village called beno Hassan in Saudi Arabia.
Departure from Marrakech in the morning towards the South. Go through the high Tichka pass (2260m altitude) passing mountain terraced tree-lined Berber villages. Lunch and visit the famous towering ancient kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou protected by UNESCO. We continue to Ouarzazate and spend night in the hotel.
* Pick up from your hotel in Marrakech
* Transfer in an air-conditioned vehicle
* An experienced English speaking driver / guide
* Camel ride in Merzouga desert
* Accommodation in desert camp and hotels
* Drop off at your hotel in Marrakech
NOT INCLUDED :
All lunches and soft drinks
Tips and anything not mentioned in program
DAY 2 : OUARZAZATE – DRAA VALLEY – MERZOUGA DESERT AND CAMEL RIDE
Today we drive towards the Draa Valley with amazing view of one of the longest rivers in Morocco. We pass few kasbahs and Berber villages. We pass Nkob ,Alnif and Rissani to reach Merzouga desert dunes. “We stay in Merzouga in local desert hotel with dinner.
DAY 3 :MERZOUGA DESERT TOUR 4X4 AND VISIT OF NOMADS FAMILIES , BEGAA OASIS AND KHAMLIA VILLAGE
This is a complete desert day. “Sunrise Appointment”, if you are In the middle of the desert, it’s absolutely worth getting up early to contemplate the most spectacular sunrise that you have ever seen at the top of a dune close to the camp and enjoy this landscape that is a nature gift. After sunrise we return to Merzouga on the camels where a hearty breakfast is waiting for us. Then we will skirt the Erg Chebbi, great extension of sandy desert where we can find the big dune of Morocco, which has more than 250 meters high. Then, we continue by a road where we can see nomad settlements and learn their secrets and manners. Then, we will reach Khamlia Village, originally from Mali, where we will take a relaxing cup of tea meanwhile we listen to a concert of the spiritual music of Gnawa. Transfer to your luxury accommodation and free afternoon to enjoy the town or the dunes next to the hotel to see the sunset, dinner and overnight at your Hotel or at the nomadic private tent again.
DAY 4 : MERZOUGA DESERT – RISSANI MARKET – ERFOUD FOSSILS – TODRA GORGES – DADES VALLEY
Today we leave the Merzouga desert to Rissani where w visit the local market place. We continue to Erfoud where we visit the manufactures of fossilized marble. We drive towards Tinjdad palm groves and we reach the Todra Gorges.The course of the river has carved out cliff-sided canyon and it´s because of its beauty. The high rock sides that´s very popular among climbers. You will enjoy a short walk through the gorges - very advisable to better appreciate the beauty of the landscape. Later in afternoon we continue to explore the Dades valley. Its known as the figs valley going through Boumalne Dades. We stay for dinner and overnight in local riad in Dades Gorges.
DAY 5 : DADÉS GORGES – ROSES VALLEY – PALM GROVES OF SKOURA – HIGH ATLAS – MARRAKECH
On the last day of our Marrakech desert tour we enjoy one of the view of the Dades valley from the strategic lookout in the mountains. From here we can appreciate the great number of kasbahs and the scenic characteristics of each one. We continue by a road dot with many different kasbahs of touristic interest and after some stops we reach the “One thousand kasbahs road”. We enjoy the view of “The Rose Valley” and the big “Skoura palm grove” ,we`ll get to Ouarzazate to visit the Kasbah of Taourirt, old residence of the Glaoui or Marrakech pasha. We may visit the Ouarzazate cinema studios and in the afternoon we drive back to Marrakech through the mountain port of Tizi Ntichka with some stops on the way.Here we leave back the moon landscape to reach another view full of colors. We`ll get to Marrakech in late afternoon and we transfer you to the hotel.