Day 1: Marrakech - Ait Ben Haddou - Ouarzazate. Morning pick up from your Riad/Hotel in Marrakech and travel through the High Atlas Mountains via the Ticha Pass (2260 m), the highest road pass in Morocco. Offering panoramic views of the snow capped High Atlas Mountains and their magnificent landscapes. Visit of the extraordinary sight of the Atlas Mountains Kasbah Telouet, a rustic town that was once a principal stop on the main caravan route to Mali. Here we visit an amazing relic of Moroccan history, the crumbling Kasbah that was once the palatial residence of extremely powerful Glaoui family. Then continue your trip to another perhaps the most impressive Kasbah of Morocco Ait Ben Haddou. Built on a hilltop, Ait ben Haddou has been featured in many movies such as the Lawrence of Arabia or Gladiator. The views from the upper heights of the Kasbah are awe inspiring and worth the required climb through winding, narrow streets.
Day 2: Ouarzazate - Zagora - M'hamid. Today in the morning depart Ouarzazate and travel via the scenic Draa Valley. Lined by many palm grove and Sub Saharan Berber villages is one of the biggest valleys of Morocco. Make a lunch stop in Zagora. Then continue towards Tamegroute to visit the underground Kasbah and Koran library. Your trip then continues towards M’hamid where the Draa valley ends the vast Sahara desert starts. Spend the night in Nomad tents.
Day 3: M’hamid – Erg Chigaga. Today experience the camel ride. Saddle your camels and follow your guide into the desert on the back of your camel. Ride for approximately 2 hours a unique experience. Later meet your driver who will carry you even father into the Sahara wilderness desert in the 4x4 wheel drive. Arrive to the sand dunes of Erg Chigaga, magnificent sand dunes spreading over 40 kms and reaching up to 300m. Here settle for the unforgettable night – A New Years Party/Sylvester in the desert.
Day 4: Erg Chegaga – Marrakech. After breakfast and beautiful sunrise start heading back to Marrakech. Travel through the sand dunes in your 4x4 wheel drive. Your driver’s skills will carry over the sand dunes the old road of rally Paris – Dakar. Pass the imaginary lake of Iriquii to Forum Zquid. There get back onto the main road and continue towards Taznakcht. There view how local Berber carpets are made. Expected arrival to Marrakech at 7pm
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