From Marrakech to Marrakech

– 5 DAYS –

Discover the south of Morocco with this fantastic journey from Marrakech to the Sahara desert <[/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row]

Duration: 4 nights 5 days

Start: Marrakech

Arrival: Marrakech

Type: Cities, mountains, culture, kasbha, oasis, desert, camel ride, stars

Period: All the year

Tour from Marrakech towards the Sahara desert

5-days tour departing from Marrakech and back with intermediate stops at Ait Ben Haddou, Ouarzazate, the oasis of Skoura, the Dades Valley, the Rissani market, the dunes of Erg Chebbi and the Atlas mountains

Itinerary

Day 1 Marrakech - Atlas - Ait Ben Haddou - Ouarzazate - Roses Valley - Boumalne Dades

– 6 hours

You will begin your journey leaving the bustling city of Marrakesh behind you and heading towards the highest pass in the Atlas Mountains: Tizi N’Tichka. At an impressive altitude of 2,260 metres, this pass offers a stunning vantage point to admire the surrounding landscape made of green forests, towering peaks and endless horizons. You will also be able to see a number of small, traditional Berber villages along the way.As you make your way back down from the mountains, your second stop will be the enchanting Ait Ben Haddou kasbah. This fortified village was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and it looks as thought it has risen out of the desert. This location featured in a number of films including The Gladiator, Game of Thrones and Lawrence of Arabia. It is located in the valley of the Ouarzazate river and its fortress provides breathtaking views of the rocky desert that lies at its feet.Your journey will then continue toward Ouarzazate, the largest Berber city in southern Morocco. It is also known as Africa’s Hollywood due to the many film studios that are based there.You will spend the first night in Dades Gorges.

Day 2 Boumalne Dades - Todra Gorges - Erfoud - Rissani - Merzouga

– 4 hours

The following morning, after breakfast, you will leave the red Dades Gorges valley and head for the Todgha Gorge. This striking, saffron-coloured split in the rocks extends for hundreds of metres.You can visit the canyon by car or on foot, taking a leisurely walk along the river it crosses.You will then continue the journey towards the city of Merzouga. Along this stretch of the road you will see an ever-changing landscape, from the red rocks of the Gorges mountains, to the lush palm forests and the rocky expanse of desert that gradually gives way to rolling hills of sand. Here you will reach the border of the immense Sahara desert.You will then pass through Erfoud (capital of fossils) and Rissani (famous for its market, which is the largest in southern Morocco).Once you arrive in Merzouga, you will leave the car and climb onto camels for the last stretch. After watching the sun set among the dunes, you will be able to enjoy the starry desert sky and a traditional dinner accompanied by Berber music.

Day 3 Merzouga - Khamlia - Tissardmine - Erg Chebbi

– 4 hours

After breakfast, we will take you to the immense dunes of Erg Chebbi, where you can take plenty of pictures.
You will then continue your journey to Khamlia, whose villagers come from the innermost regions of Africa.
Here you will have the chance to watch a tribal music show known as Gnawans.
After that we will head to the ancient mines of Mifiss, where you will enjoy breathtaking views over the vast expanse of the desert and visit a family of nomads.
We will have the overnight and dinner in Merzouga village.

Day 4 Merzouga - Rissani - Draa Valley - Ouarzazate

– 4 hours

After breakfast you will visit the famous market of Rissani, the largest in southern Morocco.
Here you will find handicraft products and all kinds of exotic food.
During this final stretch you will have the chance to admire an endlessly changing countryside made of palm trees, rocky deserts and forests!
Overnight in Ouarzazate.

Day 5 Ouarzazate - Atlas - Marrakech

– 4 hours

After breakfast, you have the option of visiting some local film Studios and the famous Taourirt kasbah.
You will then start the journey back through the Atlas Mountains, stopping at scenic spots along the way and arriving in Marrakech in the afternoon.

Route on the map

A preview of what we will see

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Price includes

Private car 4×4 / mini-bus or van
Pickup & Dropoff
Fuel
Driver/guide
Soggiorno in hotel a Boumalne Dades
Soggiorno nel campo tendato a Erg Chebbi
Soggiorno in hotel a Merzouga
Soggiorno in hotel a Ouarzazate

Price NOT includes

Travel insuranceo
Drinks
Tips and personal shopping
Lunches
Entrance Fee (Monuments)

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