On this 4-day desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga, you will discover the real Moroccan Sahara desert, spend a night in a desert camp and experience a camel ride.
This thrilling 4-day itinerary highlights the very best of Morocco, such as the Draa valley, the Desert, and Dades valley. The tour starts from the imperial town of Marrakech and traverses the High Atlas mountain range through the Sahara Desert. Spend the night such as conventional Berbers at a Bedouin desert camp before going through the Dades valley and completing your journey in bustling Marrakech.
Later on, we are going in the direction of Rissani and visiting its well-knowing Market. Then we take a short walk across the profound Todra Gorge near Tinerhir. In the afternoon, we continue to Dades valley where you will spend the night. The next day, we take a tour of Atlas film studio, where you are going to observe the collections of films like Gladiator. Afterward, we drive back to Marrakech.
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You will be picked up at your hotel around 8 a.m. First, we will cross the picturesque High Atlas and the Tizi-n-Tichka mountain pass at 2260 m to the Kasbah Ait Benhaddou, which is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. This fortified village dates from the 16th century and is one of the best preserved and spectacular Kasbahs in Morocco and has served as the backdrop for many films like Gladiator. Lunch break near Ouarzazate. The journey continues via Ouarzazate for a visit to the film studios. Afterward, we drive through the spectacular Dràa valley with amazing landscapes to Agdz. Overnight stay and dinner at Hotel Riad Du Sud.
Early in the morning departure by car to Rissani. We stop for a visit to the Moulay Ali Cherif mausoleum and Ksar Ouled Abd-el-Halim in Rissani. As we arrive at Merzouga, we take a short camel trek to our desert camp where we will spend the night in Berber tents. At our camp, you are able to enjoy the sunset on top of the dunes or sandboarding.
We wake up early to enjoy the beautiful sunrise and return to the hotel in Merzouga, where you can shower and have breakfast. Later we will drive to the traditional Sahara village of Khemliya, where we will enjoy traditional Gnawa music.
Outside the village of Erfoud is a fossil factory that can be visited. On the way to Erfoud, many of Khatarat are also called Kanat, ancient irrigation systems in the desert areas. It is possible to look at such an old underground irrigation system near El Khoutarat. Then we continue our journey to the Todra gorge via Tinejdad, where we will have our lunch. Arrival early in the evening in the gorges of Dades, dinner and overnight stay in a cozy kasbah.
Today we drive back to Marrakech. The route passes through the valley of roses, the Kasbah of Taourirte, film studios, and Ouarzazate. Then the journey goes over the picturesque High Atlas with the mountain pass Tizi-n-Tichka at 2,260 m to Marrakech. Our tour ends in Marrakech.
Ait Ben Haddou is a Berber village plus a Collection of older Kasbahs is determined by the edge of the High Atlas mountains near Ouarzazate (32 kilometers ). This Kasbahs is on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1987 and has appeared in several films, including Lawrence of Arabia, Gladiator and the famous Game of Thrones series.Dades Valley
The Dades Valley is the primary route between the desert and Marrakech. The Dades valley extends between the peaks of the High Atlas and the Jbel Sarhro Mountains. This valley is famous" Valley of Thousand Kasbahs" and "Valley of Roses". In May, an annual rose festival occurs at the town of Kelaat M'gouna.Dades Gorge
Gorge is a gorge from the Dades River involving the Anti-Atlas Mountains. The gorge begins in the city of Boumalne du Dades and is well-known for its gorgeous rock formation together with the Kasbahs and little Berber villages across the street.Merzouga
Merzouga is a little Berber city in the Sahara, near the Algerian border. It's referred to as a gateway to Erg Chebbi, a huge expanse of sand dunes north of town.