Marrakech – Merzouga
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Meet at 8: 00 am with your driver at your riad Hotel in Marrakech, set off in 4×4 from Marrakech to the Dadès Valley, passing by the Tizi – N-Tichka pass (2260m) in the High Atlas Mountains. From Marrakech to Ouarzazate, you will enjoy the panoramic road, beautiful landscapes with various colors and Berber villages along the way. You will have free time to visit the old Kasbah of Ouarzazate “Taourirt Kasbah” and have lunch. Then, you go further south-east to the green Dades valley and the city of roses via the fascinating Skoura palm grove. Dinner and overnight in the Dades Valley.
After breakfast, departure from your hotel in the Dades Valley at 8 am, taking the road of 1000 kasbahs around the colorful Berber villages of the Dades Valley. 45 km further, you will arrive in Tineghir with its beautiful palm grove and its Jewish Quarter. You continue to Todra Gorges (Todgha), free time to trek along the canyons about 300m high, a favorite place for climbers. Then you will go to the dunes of Erg Chebbi in the Sahara Merzouga desert and you will have time to have lunch before arriving in Erfoud. Then we head for the dunes of the Erg Chebbi. We continue deeper into the desert landscape, until dunes appear in the middle of nowhere. sunset to get to the oasis where the camp. Spend the night at the bivouac in the dunes of Merzouga Sahara under nomadic tents or outside under the shooting stars. Playing drums with the camels. Dinner and overnight at the Merzouga desert camp.
Early in the morning, you will wake up to enjoy the sunrise over the dunes of the Erg Chebbi, followed by a breakfast in the camp, return to the hotel at the dunes line for a quick shower. We head towards Rissani, a small Saharan town in the south-east of Morocco, where we can stop to visit a fossil workshop before continuing towards the junction of the valley of Agdez and the Draa where we head towards Ouarzazate after having crossed the small volcanic mountains of the Atlas. Overnight in Ouarzazate.
After breakfast, we can enjoy a visit of cinema studios located in Ouarzazate, known as Hollywood of Africa. Next, we will visit the International Heritage Site of the Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou, named by UNESCO in 1987. Ait Benhaddou is the world heritage site that served as the backdrop for over 20 films, including “Gladiator” “Indiana Jones” and “Lawrence of Arabia”. Enjoy a walk to explore the traditional moroccan architecture in which the Kasbahs are built. We continue our way to Marrakech through the High Atlas mountains and the Tizi n’tichka pass. Lunch break in the middle of the Atlas Mountains.we’ll drop you off at your riad / Hotel Marrakech.