5 Days from Marrakech to Desert via Merzouga
Day 1: Marrakech – Ait Benhaddou – Dades valley
We will begin for the Dades Gorges from your Hotel or the airport in Marrakesh. Going by Tizi-n-Tishka in the high Atlas Mountains we will then visit the UNESCO World patrimony Site of Ait Ben Haddou which has also been the background for many films like Lawrence of Arabia, Gladiator and Alexander.
We will, after lunch, enjoy the beautiful natural views and chronological monuments of Taourirt Kasbah in Ourzazate, Skoura and the Valley of the Roses, well-known for its annual Festival of Roses. Going by the Berber villages of “El Kelaa des M’Gouna and Boumalene du Dades” in which we will pass the night.
Day 2: Dades Valley- Merzouga through Todra Gorge
Today’s destination is arriving to Merzouga which is famous by the highest sand dunes in North Africa. An exclusive many-sided atmosphere is named Erg Chebbi Sahara desert and it is about 20 kms long and 5 kms wide. we will on our way have the occasion to see many oases like the oasis of Tinjdad. We will carry on our tour bypassing through the little Berber towns of Mellab and Touroug. Reach to Rissani where we will have lunch.
We will,after this break, continue our way taking pleasure in the green oasis of palm trees of Ziz –Tafilalet and the black Hamada before incoming to Merzouga. After that will take pleasure in swimming in hot waters as well as having a native dinner and hear Berber music.
Day 3: culture and tradition,Merzouga spot
In Merzouga spot, you will saunter via the souk, vegetables, cloths and selling spices. Your camel will be pending you, after a lunch pizza in Rissani, you will travel back to your riad in which your camel will be awaiting you. Next lunch and a glass of mint tea we will go to begin our camel trip.
All needless baggage will be put in safe rooms at the hotel. To a Berber camp in the middle of the Erg
Chebbi sand dunes, the highest in North Africa, the camel trip will take us in the 90 minute. The camp contains several relaxed Berber tents prepared with beds and covers, a restaurant, a kitchen and a ‘natural’ toilet. By entertainment provided by Berber drums around the camp fire we will have dinner,in the evening.
Day 4: Merzouga – Ouarzazate
For extraordinary photo possibilities, you will be woken up, before sunrise, to climb the sand dunes. Before we go on our trip to Ouarzazate, passing through Alnif, Tazzarine, Nkob, and the Draa Valley, we will then put together our destination back to the hotel for showers and mealtime. In Ouarzazate we will expand the night in a visitor house.
Day 5: Ouarzazate – Marrakech
We take breakfast, we will start out for Marrakech, going through the impressive High Atlas Mountains. Before reaching your destination in Marrakech, where the tour finishes.
We will carry on through the majestic Tizi ‘n’ Tichka Pass (2260m) over the High Atlas Mountains.