5 Days Tour From Marrakech to Sahara Desert back to Marrakech.
Day 1: Marrakech – High Atlas Mountains – Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou – Ouarzazate – Dades
Our Marrakech to Fes 4 days desert tour start from Marrakech at 8am to travel over the stunning High Atlas mountains through Tizi n’Tichka (alt 2260 m). We will stop to enjoy impressive landscapes and visit the Argan oil cooperative. After lunch at a local restaurant we will have the afternoon to visit UNESCO World Heritage site, Ait Ben Haddou. We will depart to Ouarzazate for dinner and accommodation in a traditional hotel.
Day 2: Dades Valley – Todra Gorges – Jorf – Erfoud – Merzouga (Erg Chebbi Desert)
After breakfast in the hotel, drive back through the valley to see the amazing rock formation “the monkey toes”, and the still-standing 19th century Kasbah of Ait Yul. Leaving the Dades valley towards Tinrghir and the Todra valley you’ll see the panoramic views of the old mud Berber villages overlooking the valley. Arriving at the Gorge you’ll walk under the 300m high red cliff, where many rock-climbers come to enjoy their preferred sport. Continuing our trip to Erfoud and Rissani where we’ll have lunch and afterwards, we’ll leave for the village of Merzouga ,You’ll be welcomed with a glass of mint tea before you check into your accommodation
Day3: Merzouga – Off road – Nomad Families – Old Berber Villages – Merzouga
After breakfast, we will drive to explore the tiny villages around Erg Chebbi dunes such as ( Hassi Labied, Merdani , Khamlia , M’fis ) on our way to Kamlia we expect to meet locals showing their desert foxes. you may also encounter desert reptiles and mammals, in Khamlia, known as the village of black people who were slaves coming from Sudan,you will be hospitably welcomed with a cup of tea (Berber Whiskey) while enjoying their spiritual Gnawa music.
Leaving Khamlia our next stop is on the panoramic view of golden dunes near the Algerian border, we may stop for Picnic lunch under the shadow of a tree before continuing to visit a Nomad family, who are living under Berber tent and who are taking care for herd of cattle, goats and camels, you will be introduced to family members and getting to know about their way of life while enjoying the taste of a nice cup of tea. After these you will have the chance to visit the sites of black volcanic rocks. continuing on, you’ll reach the panorama near Yasmina lac where you will be amazed with the scene of the dunes in addition to the nearby lake (springtime) then we will back to Merzouga, you will have camel ride tour to watch the sunset then go to the camp. overnight in the camp near the dunes.
Day 4: Merzouga – Er rissani – Alnif – Nkob – Agdz – Ouarzazate
After the breakfast and shower in our Hotel, we will start our journey to Ouarzazate trough the Berber villages of the atlas mountains (Alnif , agdz, Draa valley) we arrive to Ouarzazate in evening.
Day 5: Ouarzazate – Marrakech
Leaving Ouarzazate in the Morning ,after visiting studios, we will cross the High Atlas Mountains via the highest road pass in Morocco Tizni Tichka 2260m high offering impressive views of valleys, mountains and many Berber villages nearby and arriving to Marrakech in evening.
- Comfortable transportation (4×4 toyota land cruiser – micro bus)
- Driver-guide who speaks your language
- Hotels – riad with half board
- Camel ride (camel each)
- Overnight in desert camp
- Plane tickets
- Tickets of the Historical Monuments