Day 1: Marrakech/Dades Gorge
After meeting you at your hotel in Marrakech after breakfast we will go towards the High Atlas through the Tizi-n-Tichka pass, along a road that climbs from the plains up to 2260 m above sea level passing through small villages, small waterfalls, through the continuously changing landscape and colors of these beautiful mountains.
We can make a stop on the pass for a cup of refreshing mint tea and admire the scenery before taking the road to the Ait Benhaddou Kasbah, where we will arrive in time for lunch. Here we can visit the famous Kasbah, declared UNESCO World Heritage and which was the scene of films like The Gladiator, Babel, Lawrence of Arabia, The Legionary, The Sheltering Sky, and many others. Then we will go through Ouarzazate, the famous Valley of Roses and the Dades valley, reaching the Dades Gorge in time for sunset where we will stop in a very traditional and romantic hotel for dinner and and to spend the night.
Day 2: Dades Gorges/Merzouga Desert
In the morning, after breakfast, you may take a walk through the Dades gorges, and then take the car to drive the road of the 1000 Kasbas, go through Tineghier village and the Jewish Kasbah, arriving to the Todra Gorges in time for lunch, take a walk in the gorges before taking the road to the Merzouga desert by way of Erfoud and Rissani arriving before sunset. From here we will leave our car in a hotel and we will start off by camel into the Erg Chebbi dunes for an incredible and unforgettable night in a Berber tent where we will have dinner accompanied by the rhythm of drums and songs of Berbers, Touaregs and of the populations of southern Morocco under millions of stars and if we are lucky you can also see the Milky Way. The following day, the camel driver will wake you up in time to reach the 300 m high dune and admire the dawn towards the border with Algeria. Will will return by camel to the hotel after breakfast in a Berber tent.
Day 3: Merzouga/Ouarzazate
After breakfast you can relax in the hotel swimming pool. We will then take the jeep for a tour of approximately 3 hours and 1/2 in the desert to see the different faces of desert dunes with its black volcanic rocks, passing through small villages, where we will stop for lunch with a Berber family in their tent, along the road used by the Paris Dakar rallye. We will reach a cave where you can discover how the local people extract the fossils from the heart of the earth. In the afternoon we will return to our Merzouga hotel to relax in the pool, dine and listen to local music. For those who wish, we can take a night walk through the dunes to listen to the silence and watch the stars.
Day 4: Merzouga/Ouarzazate
Upon arrival at Merzouga we will explore its territory better and subsequently go to the Khemlia village where local people come from black Africa, we will appreciate their traditional music and where every year in August there is a famous festival. He will then visit the Dnit Srji lake, famous for bird watching and its pink flamingos. We will then visit Rissani, former economic capital of Morocco from where the caravans leave and where a market takes place, known for the barter of donkeys and Berber medicines; if you have not seen enough Kasbahs yet, here you can see a lot more. Lunch will be with a family that will make you taste the Touareg Berber pizza with its 44 spices. We will return to Ouarzazate by a different road that passes through the Nakob village and the Draa valley. We will then stop for tea and a visit to Agdz and after this we will start off again for Ouarzazate where we spend the night in a romantic and beautiful riad with a pool to cool off after a long day. Dinner will be served on the terrace.
Day 5: Ouarzazate/Marrakech
After breakfast we will visit the town of Ouarzazate, the Kasbah of Taourirt and the Atlas Studios movie studios, the largest and most famous of all Africa. From here we head to the Fint oasis, near Ouarzazate. We then take the Tizi-n-Tichka road stopping for lunch in a small village. We will then reach Marrakech in the late afternoon for the end of the tour.
2 pax 4x4 USD 1200
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