Day 1: Marrakech to Ait Ben Haddou. In the morning, depart towards Ouarzazate via Tichka Pass (2260 m), the highest road pass in Morocco. The panoramic views of the High Atlas Mountains and magnificent landscapes and scenery are peppered by the small Berber villages typical of the region. Visit of Kasbah Telouet, an extraordinary sight of the Atlas a palatial residence and headquarters of the powerful Glaoui tribe. Continue your trip off road, where not many tourist ventures by the Ounila valley. Route that offers unparalleled views of green valleys, river and remarkable colored slopes and hillsides. Visit of Ait Ben Haddou, UNESCO protected 16th century site that inspired many movie makers. Overnight near Ait Ben Haddou.
Day 2: Ait Ben Haddou–Dades Gorge. Head towards Ouarzazate, visit the movie studios and Kasbah Taorirt. Continue your journey off road to the palm tree oasis of Fint. Continue your journey passing the Rose valley, strange rock creation of Tamnalt Hills and arrive to Dades Gorge carved out over centuries by the Dades River. The natural scenery of red and mauve rocks tower above the road. Overnight in Dades Gorge.
Day 3: Dades Gorge–Zagora. Today cross the Djebel Sarhro via another impressive off road, beautiful volcanic peaks punctuated by gorges and ruined Kasbahs. Then meet the oasis of palm trees of Draa valley that will lead you directly to Zagora.
Day 4: Zagora-Erg Chegaga. Head towards Tamegroute where you visit the unique coran library and underground Kasbah and the famous pottery cooperative. Continue towards M’hamid where you saddle your camels for 2 hour ride. Later in the day meet your driver and continue off road to the beautiful sand dunes of Erg Chegaga, 300 m high dunes on spread of 40 km. Overnight in Nomad tent.
Day 5: Erg Chegaga–Marrakech. Start you journey crossing the sand dunes by your 4x4 wheel drive, just like the drivers of rally Paris, Dakar. Pass mirage Lake of Iriqui, visit the fossil mountain. In the afternoon stop in Tazennakht for lunch, famous for carpet cooperative. Cross the Atlas Mountains via the Tizi n Test, less traveled but unbelievable impressive road. Arrive in Marrakech at 7 pm.
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