Desert Tour Erg Chebbi From Marrakech - 4 days 3 nights
Departure takes place in front of your hotel in Marrakech or at towards Ouarzazate through the Tizi- N-Tichka pass (2260m) in the High Atlas Mountains. From Marrakech to Ouarzazate, youwillenjoy a snaky road, beautifull and scapes with differentcolours and the Berber villages along the waybetween Marrakech and Ouarzazate, the doorway to the Sahara desert. The next destination is a UNESCO world heritage site called “AitBenhaddou” classifiedsince 1986 where few Berberfamilies are still living in thisfortifiedKsar and supported by UNESCO. AitBenhaddou Kasbah is one of many locations served as a naturaldecoration for manymovieswhichwereshot in the area such as “Lawrence of Arabia and Jesus of Nazareth” Take a walk and cross the dried river withyour guide to discover AitBenhaddou and dominate the Kasbahs once youget to the top of the hill. Afterwards, youwillheaddirectly to Ouarzazatewhereyouspend the first night in a Moroccantypicalhotel. Dinner and overnight in riad in aitbenhadou.
After breakfast, departure from your hotel in Ouarzazate at 8 a.m., taking the road of 1000 kasbahs, you first get to Skoura palm grove where most of beautiful Kasbahs of the southern Morocco are located (Amerhidil Kasbah, AitAbboukasbah...). The next city is KelaatMgouna, aBerber city thatcelebrates the festival of roses eachyear, every first week end of May is an opportunity for locals to meet and sell the rose water and otherproducts made from the rose. You will continue along the valley of rosesuntilBoumalenDades, anotherBerber village on the road of 1000 kasbahs. 45 km further, youwillget to Tineghir withit’sbeautiful palm grove, and Jewish quarter. You continue to the gorges of Todra, free time for lunch and trek along the canyons of about 300 m high. Afterwardsyouwillleave to Erg Chebbi dunes in Merzouga Sahara desert. Enjoy a camel ride for 1h30 at the sunset to get to the oasis where the camp islocated. Spend the night in the bivouac at Merzouga Sahara dunes undernomadictents or outsideundershooting stars. Play drums with the camel drivers. Dinner inMerzouga Sahara desert camp.
Around 5h30 a.m, you will wake up to enjoy the sunrise over the dunes, possibly the best moment of Merzouga desert, followed by a typical breakfast in the bivouac of Merzouga, then you will ride back the camels, to meet you driver and travel from Merzouga dunes to Fes via the beautiful Ziz valley ,of the Atlas mountains Alnif,Tazarine and N’kob where we stop for lunch,thenthrou:ghDraa valley we get to Agdez in kasbahTamenougalt night with dinner and room and breakfast.
After the breakfast and freshen up with a hot shower in Hotel then start our journey returning to Marrakech through the Tizi'nAitTsaouen passing by Ouarzazate to Marrakesh via Tichka-pass break for lunch in middle of the high atlas.
What's included in this Desert Tour :
- Private trip in 4x4 air conditioned car
- English/French/Spanish speaking driver
- Dinner & breakfast are included
- Cameld rides & overnight in a luxury nomad traditional tent
- Overnight in a traditional Kasbah in Dades gorge
- Small bottle of Mineral Water during the trip
- Duration: 5 days
What's excluded in this trip :
- Attractions fee
- Drinks in the restaurant