TOURS FROM CASABLANCA
5 DAYS FROM MARRAKECH TO THE DESERT
DAY 1: MARRAKECH – AIT BEN HADDOU – OUARZAZATE
At 8:30 a.m. in the morning we will pick you up from your accommodation in Marrakech, and we will go to the High Atlas through the great port of Tizi N’Tichka that reaches 2260 meters high and that has panoramic views. We will also visit the ARGAN oil cooperative, where we will discover the process of its realization and we will take information about the innumerable benefits it has for the human body. Then we will deviate by a track of 6 km that will take us to the famous Kasabah of Ait Ben Haddou, declared Patrimony of the Humanity by the UNESCO, and site where several films have been filmed such as: Gladiator or the Jewel of the Nile. We will take advantage of our meeting there to try their tasty food, then we will follow the route to the great gate of the Ouarzazate desert.
DAY 2: OUARZAZATE – VALLE DEL DRAA – ALNIF – DUNAS DE MERZOUGA
Breakfast and departure to the Draa Valley, where runs a river that has the same name of Draa and is considered the largest in the country. There we will make a stop to contemplate the enchanting adobe kasbahs and Berber villages that dot the route and the wonders of the Draa Valley. After lunch in the village of Alnif, we will take a two-hour tour to reach the yellow dunes of Merzouga, where we will relax and drink a glass of tea with hospitality mint. When we arrive at the lodge, we will leave our bags and what we will not need in the desert and we will go in a caravan of camels for an hour and a half until we reach the foot of the Great Dune, wrapped in the beautiful sunset of the desert. We will spend the night in a Haima in the heart of the desert under its a bright sky with a magnificent mantle of stars.
DAY 3: MERZOUGA – KHAMLILLA – NOMADAS DE ERG CHEBBI – MERZOUGA
We will get up early so that we can see the extraordinary sunrise. Back to the lodge we will ride again on dromedaries on camels. Once we arrive we will shower and have breakfast. Then we will go out to discover almost all sides of the dunes of Erg Chebbi, a large stretch of yellow sand desert where the Great Dune of Morocco, more than 250 meters high, which connects by track the route of the old Paris-Dakar with the mountains that border with Algeria in the background.
We will make a stop at the oasis of Tissardmin then we will continue our journey to a nomadic settlement where we will try to live with them discovering their life secrets and their customs. We will make the next stop at a panoramic point that will allow us to appreciate the Erg Chebbi as a whole. Arrival in the town of Khamlia, originally from Mali, known for its Gnawa music, then we will stop there for tea to enjoy a small music concert. Then we will return to the lodge, lunch and free afternoon to climb the dunes and contemplate a beautiful and authentic sunrise.
DAY 4: MERZOUGA – TODRA’S GORGES – VALLE DEL DADES
On this day we will make an exit towards Rissani and Erfoud; where we will visit one of the fossilized marble factories before continuing towards the palm groves of Touroug and Tinjdad. Passing through one of the most touristic places of the South: The magnificent Gorges of Todra, where the Todra River channel has formed a gorge of vertical walls of enormous proportions and of great beauty; It is the paradise of lovers of scale. Lunch break in the gorges, then we will walk almost half an hour to see and enjoy calmly with the landscapes that the Gorges will offer. In the afternoon we will continue to the beautiful Dades Valley passing through Boumalne. Arrival at the Gorges of Dades.
DAY 5: VALLE DEL DADES – SKOURA – OUARZAZATE – MARRAKECH
Breakfast and departure through a road dotted with Kasbahs, very beautiful and different. Along the way we will make stops in different places like; the Thousand Kasbahs, the Valley of Roses, The great palm grove of Skoura … etc. We are already in the capital of the Ouarzazate cinema, we will visit the kasbah of Taourirt that has been the former residence of the Glaoui or Pasha of Marrakech and in this kasabah we will make a lunch break. Afterwards, we will depart by the great mountain pass Tizi N’Tichka with stops throughout the trip to enjoy the spectacular views it offers. In the afternoon we will arrive in Marrakech.
- Transportation with a Spanish-speaking driver at your disposal during all days of the trip.
- Accommodation with half board (Dinner and breakfast) nights in hotels, except dinner in Marrakeh, only breakfast.
- Excursion in dromedaries through the desert and sleep in jaimas Berber in the desert.
- Transfers to the airports. Know and see very important wetlands over the country.
IT DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- Midday meals
- Drinks at meals.
- Entrances to monuments.
- Tips and various personal expenses.