5 Day Desert experience from Marrakech
Day 01: Marrakech- High Atlas Mountains- Ait Benhaddou- Ouarzazate- Dades Valley:
We will start our journey from Marrakech heading to our destination Dades. We will travel across Tizi n Tichka pass 2260 metres altitude. It is a nice panoramic, impressive view which provides us with great opportunity to have some fabulous, memorable pictures. Our trip continues further south to the UNESCO heritage, Kasbah Ait Benhaddou. The site is one of the most exotic and best-preserved Kasbahs in the entire Atlas region. It is known for being the best area for Hollywood movie makers, as a list of films was filmed here such: Gladiator and Lawrence of Arabia. We will walk through the castle, and have lunch. After doing so, we continue our route towards Dades passing by Ouarzazate, Skoura oasis and Rose valley. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02: Dades valley- Todra Gorges – Merzouga (camp in desert):
After having your breakfast, we re-start our trip to Sahara Desert. We will have to visit and see Todra Gorges which is a fabulous natural site worthy to see and have a walk through. After so, we make it to Sahara Desert via Erfoud, known to be the capital of dates and fossils. As we arrive to Merzouga, we shift the vehicle for dromedaries and get ready for adventure. The dromedaries will take us across Erg Chebbi dunes enjoying the sceneries of the area. The sunset view on top of the dunes will be the best experience ever. Arrive to the camp in the middle of dunes, we receive you with a cup of tea as hospitality. Dinner and breakfast will be served in your luxury camp. The tents are well equipped with all needs.
Day 03: Sahara Desert sightseeing:
Wake up early in the morning to attend and enjoy a spectacular sunrise, when the color of the dunes and the play of shadows are an awesome sight. Set up over the dunes, waiting for the sun to rise and meanwhile feel the cold morning breeze are feelings you will not find elsewhere but here in the Desert. After so, back to the camp for breakfast and shower, then get ready for free day around Sahara Desert. You will have a unique opportunity to visit Gnaoua village “Black people” originally from Mali, Niger…. They will entertain you with their authentic instruments. After spending a worthwhile moment with Gnaoua; we drive deep in the Desert for a panoramic view that shows the contrast of golden dunes with black volcanic rocks. Later on, a cup of tea with nomad family is worth to explore the way they survive and feel the harshness of life for being a nomad. We follow our path to abandoned coal mine before we drive back to the village of Merzouga for lunch. Back to the hotel for free time. Night in the hotel.
Day 04: Merzouga – Draa Valley – Agdez – Ouarzazate:
Wake up early in the morning to attend and enjoy a spectacular sunrise, when the color of the dunes and the play of shadows are an awesome sight. Set up over the dunes, waiting for the sun to rise and meanwhile feel the cold morning breeze are feelings you will not find elsewhere but here in the Desert. After so, back to the camp for breakfast and shower, then get ready to leave the Desert back to Ouarzazate. Our drive will take us through the former city of Sijilmassa where we will have a walk through its old souk. Later on, we continue along Berber villages like Alnif and Nkoub. Stop for lunch in one of local restaurant before we cross the palm trees groves of Draa. Our adventure persists with a panoramic view in Agdez and the breath-taking landscapes of Anti Atlas Mountains. Late afternoon, arrive to Ouarzazate. Check into your hotel.
Day 05: Ouarzazate – High Atlas – Marrakech:
Get up in the morning, have your breakfast and get ready to leave Ouarzazate. Before we leave, a short tour through the city is inevitable. Kasbah Taourirt, Cinema Museum as well as Atlas Studio are in our bucket-list for today. After doing so, we will take our way through the windy road of Atlas all the way to Marrakech. Early afternoon, arrive to Marrakech and end of our services.