Drive through the majestic mountains with fertile valleys, rivers, and villages tucked away. Ride camels for an experience of a lifetime with a night under the stars. Visit the old caravan route and the photogenic Kasbah Ait Benhaddou.
4 days – 3 nights
Start and end in Marrakech
Day 1. Marrakech- Ait Ben Haddou- Ouarzazate- Skoura-Valley of Roses- Dades Gorges
Pick up from your hotel in Marrakech, and begin your journey travelling over the Tizi Nticha Pass at an elevation of 2206 meters, pausing to admire the spectacular views, before turning onto the pretty minor road towards the crumbling, old Glaoui Kasbah at Telouet. Enjoy lunch in this scenic location, and look around the picturesque Kasbah. We continue to Ouarzazate, Skoura, and the road of 1000 Kasbahs, the Rose Valley and the green and fertile Gorges of Dades.
Day 2. Dades Gorges – Tinghir- Toudra Gorges- Erfoud-dunes of Erg Chebbi
After breakfast, we head to the dramatic Tourdra Gorges. On the way, watch the panoramic views of the old mud Berber villages overlooking the valley. Lunch in a restaurant under 300 m (980 ft) red cliffs, before continuing on to the desert, passing by ancient irrigation wells and the sleepy town of Erfoud known by fossils productions, continuing to the biggest sand dunes in Morocco – Erg Chebbi. Check in at a welcoming desert inn. After freshening up, you will mount camels for what is the highlight of many people’s trip, a night under a blanket of stars, in a Berber tent deep within the dunes. Dinner will be prepared for you over an open fire while you enjoy the silence and never-ending sky.
Day 3. Merzouga. Erg Chebbi- Nkob- Valley Draa- Agdz-Ouarzazate
You return by camels to the Auberge for breakfast and shower, we start our journey to Ouarzazate, driving in a different route (the old caravan routes), and passing by many southern villages and towns, among them Alnif and Tazzarin, continuing across the longest river Valley the Draa, with its splendid palm plantations. Arrive to Ouarzazate late afternoon.
Day 4. Ouarzazate- Ait Ben Haddou- Marrakech
On our last day back to Marrakech we will visit the photogenic kasbahs of Ait BenHaddou, built with mud-clay from the banks of the river. Ait Ben Haddou is one of the most impressive kasbah in the Morocco. That’s why it’s sited as a World Heritage status by UNESCO, the site is also a scene of many movies such as Lawrence of Arabia, The Mummy, and Gladiator. Arrive to Marrakech by the afternoon. Tour ends.
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