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Morocco Overland Expedition - Morocco Adventure Tours and Treks Small Groups

ItineraryDay 1: Arrival to Tangier transfer to your hotel and orientation meeting about your tourStop At: Tangier Casbah, Tangier, Tangier-Tetouan RegionArrival at Boukhalef Airport in Tangier or one of its ports, Your guide will be waiting for you to greet you then transfer to the hotel. The morning will be at leisure. You will meet the rest of your small group and begin your Morocco adventure trip. The afternoon will be devoted to exploring the marvels of Tangier. Time mostly will be spent in the Kasbah and El grand Soco. Mershan quarter in the old city and M’sella quarter. Dinner and overnight are at Solazure Hotel.Duration: 4 hoursMeals included: • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Hotel Solazure or similar 4 starDay 2: Travel to Chefchaouen visiting Asilah and Larache on the way. Chefchaouen guided City tourStop At: Chefchaouen Medina, Chefchaouen, Tangier-Tetouan RegionToday we will take you to the picturesque city of Asilah, then Larach to explore the marvels of white towns of Morocco, traditional fishing ports, Rif Mountains evergreen red cedar forests, Berber villages unique to this undiscovered region. Endly, you will find yourself in the Marvelous Chefchaouen Mountain town and its vibrant aura of beauty and charm. Your adventure tour will take to the ancient Roman city of Volubilis and the first Islamic city Moulay Idriss before you reach the Marvelous city of Fez. Enjoy a comfortable night in your hotel to be ready for your guided walking tour of the Medina.Duration: 6 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Riad Casa Hassan or similarDay 3: Travel from Chefchaouen to Fez visiting Moulay Idriss and Volubilis on the way wiyour tour guide. Stop At: Fez Mellah, Fes, Fes-Boulemane RegionYour driver will take you on a day trip visiting historic sites and interesting towns on the road to Fez. Visit the highlights of Meknes via Volubilis and Moulay Idris, an excursion which embodies much of Morocco's early history: Volubilis as its Roman provincial capital and Moulay Idris in the creation of the country's first Arab dynasty. Continue on to Fez, dinner, and accommodation in your hotel.Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Hotel Lescale or similar 4 starDay 4: Fez Historic City Tour with our Local GuideStop At: Fes el-Bali, Fes, Fes-Boulemane RegionThe most ancient of imperial capitals, and the most complete medieval city of the Islamic world, Fez is undeniably unique. Culturally, spiritually stimulating with its haunting and beautiful sounds, infinite visual details, and unfiltered odors, Fez seems to exist suspended in time somewhere between the Middle Ages and modern times. Besides its electricity, it owes absolutely nothing to the West. As a spectacle, this is an entirely satisfying experience and a learning process about the sophistication of the Moroccan artisan. Visiting in the morning some of the important sightseeings such as the Bouinania Medersa, the Moulay Idris Mausoleum, the Karaouiyine Mosque, the Attarine Medersa, and the Nejjarine museum. We will break for lunch in a typical Moroccan restaurant, continue exploring the Medina in the afternoon with our best guide who will introduce you to the hidden treasures of the Medina of Fez and its workshops. Dinner and accommodations are at your Hotel.Duration: 6 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Hotel L'Escale or similarDay 5: Take a Day excursion around Fez to BHalil and Sefrou Stop At: Sefrou FallsWe will start the day by an excursion to the ancient city of Sefrou. The city that has thrived in the Phoenician and Roman time, an out post that has linked Africa to Europe as trade Caravans use to meet there to exchange goods and Vehicle from camel to mule. An old trade outpost of sub-Saharan, it is also a three thousand yeas old spiritual center with lot of Judaic roots. Shrines and notable places around the city are pilgrimage sites to Moroccan Jews today. After a little Middl atlas hiking to explore these landscapes we will proceed to Bhallil to visit the troglodyte dwellings that have existed from Neolithic time and still serve the purpose. Return back to fez for dinner and accommodation.Duration: 6 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: overnight at Hotel L'Escale or SimilarDay 6: Day trip from Fez across the Atlas Mountains to the Sahara Desert Erg Chebbi DunesStop At: Erg Chebbi Dunes, Meknes-Tafilalet RegionAfter breakfast, we will start our overland trekking up to the Atlas Mountains. The first hills you see of the Middle Atlas seem oddly un-Moroccan. Evergreen pines, tall cedar trees on the peaks and poplars stand copiously on the foothills, laced with flowing streams and plowed plots. The road across is almost ceremonial. Azrou, Our small group expedition continues on its track hiking across the best Morocco landscapes. The first real town of the Middle Atlas stands at a major junction of routes, it's an important market center for Berber tribes in the vicinity, and it has long held a strategic role in controlling caravan trade from Saharan desert and the Berbers of these mountains. The Middle Atlas cease at Midelt, where suddenly, through the haze, appear the much greater peaks of the High Atlas formidably rising behind the town to reach a massive range, the Dgebel Ayashi at over 12,000 ft. The drama of this sight, tremendous in the clear, cool noon, is the most compelling reason to stop over for lunch. Erfoud, one of the most pleasing of all southern routes: a dry, red belt of the desert, and then suddenly, a drop into the valley filled with date palm groves. Dinner accommodations are at camp with the Tuaregs over the dunes of Merzouga. You can ride your camel to camp or simply hop in our Land Rover to cruise these gigantesque dunes.Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Bivouac over the dunes of Erg ChebbiDay 7: Day excursion from Erfoud to Rissani exploring Oases and Kasbahs in the Ziz ValleyStop At: Rissani Market, Rissani, Meknes-Tafilalet RegionAn experience not to be missed is to watch the sun rises from the spectacular Merzouga dunes of the Sahara, so beautiful that no word can describe. Breakfast with the Touaregs and continue on to explore the holy ancient city of Rissani in your 4X4 Land Rover. Dinner and accommodations are in Erfoud.Duration: 6 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Hotel Salam or similar 4 starDay 8: Day trip trekking the Todra Valley and the souks of TinghirStop At: TINGHIRThe highest the narrowest gorges in the region are Todras, only 15 km from Tineghir. Traveling through the Dades valley in spring you will find the bloom of thousands of Persian roses filling up the air with an ethereal aroma certainly from heaven - cultivated as hedgerows dividing the different plots. Thousands of Kasbahs scattered in a surreal fashion as sand castles standing erect in the shadow of time along the Dades river. Dinner and accommodation at Hotel Bougafer in Tineghir.Duration: 6 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Kasbah Lamrani or similar 4 starDay 9: Trekking Day around the Saghro Mountain visiting natural sights and Berber villages, oases and valleys to ZagoraStop At: Zagora Markets, Zagora, Souss-Massa-Draa RegionTravel in the morning to Zagora exploring the marvels of the Anti Atlas mountains and the beauty of the Draa valley oases and Kasbahs, stop in Agdez and other sun-baked mud hamlets of small villages among this largest belt of continuous oases in the world. Dinner and lodging at Tinsouline Hotel.Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: overnight at Hotel TinzoulineDay 10: Day excursion to Tamegrout, Tinfou and oases in the vicinity of ZagoraStop At: Tamegroute, Zagora, Souss-Massa-Draa RegionA very interesting full day excursion to the real gateway of the Moroccan Saharan Desert. We will drive through the lowlands and then along the mountain passes to Tamegroute. There, we will stop to visit the famous Moorish Koranic Library, with rare books and documents, some are written on gazelle hide from the 13th century. Return to Zagora.Duration: 6 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: overnight at your hotelDay 11: Trekking day across the Shara desert from Zagora to Tata Aosis via Foum ZguidStop At: Siaap De TataTravel between the Sahara and the Atlas mountains across some of the most remote and breathtaking landscapes in the Sahara desert to reach the Oasis of Foum Zguid where the horizons stretch the imagination to a feeling of vastness and isolation of the Sahara desert. After lunch we will cruise to Tata where we will enjoy a night in a typical Kasbah raised from the ground to challenge the tallest palm trees. Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: overnight at Auberge Tata Guesthouse or similarDay 12: Day trip across the Anti Atlas Mountains to Guelmime exploring the great south of MoroccoStop At: Tan-Tan Plage, Tan-Tan, Guelmim-Es Semara RegionAfter breakfast, we will travel Bedouin Caravan Trails west to Guelmime, an ancient trade outpost, the exotic oases of Goulimine. Caravans still gather once a year to buy, sell and barter from major sub-Saharan countries of the Sahel and West Africa. Sometimes even from East Africa, a journey that takes months to sail the vast desert of the Sahara.Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Hotel Guelmime or similarDay 13: Take a day trekking the Valley of Tiznit - Visit Tiznit Berber city and villages aroundStop At: Tiznit HotelTravel in the morning from the best oasis of Goulimine to the Jewel of southwestern Morocco, the magnificent Tiznit. Named after a woman who has marked the Moroccan myths, the “Seductive”, Tiznit still lives up to the reputation of its founder. Lunch on the road in some of the best eateries this well cultured region of Souss has to offer in its varied staples of Berber tagines cooked as in earthen pots in the same way ancient ancestors did. Dinner and accommodation are at hotel Tiznit. Duration: 6 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Hotel Tizinit or similarDay 14: Trekking day in the Atlas mountains up to the Berber city of TafroutStop At: TafraoutTravel from the stark desert to the lush plateaus of the High Atlas Mountains where this ancient village is nestled among groves of almond groves. The afternoon will be devoted to the natural sites and Neolithic rock carvings this region is so known for. A natural library scattered all over these slopes with a rich collection of archives of mankind ancient history. Dinner and Lodging are at hotel Les Amadiers.Duration: 6 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Hotel Tafrout or similarDay 15: Travel the Chtouka and Ait Baha Berber tribes to reach the city to TaroudantStop At: superette taroudantWe will travel across great Berber villages known for their distinguished beauty, especially Through Ait Baha that overlooks a valley with the unique rock formation. Reach the walled medieval city of Taroudant at the gate of the rich valley of Souss. Dinner and accommodation at a dignitary dwelling converted in our days to an atmospheric and intimate guesthouse Riad Ennakhil.Duration: 6 hoursMeals included: • Dinner • BreakfastAccommodation included: overnight at Riad Ennakhil or similarDay 16: Taroudant Historic Tour with an official local guideStop At: Charity TaroudantExplore the city surrounded by regal, red-ochre walls, often referred to as “Little Marrakech”. With its authenticity and conservative style, today Taroudant surpasses the charm and beauty of Marrakech in the eyes of many discoverers, a day to enjoy the colorful pallets of a typical Moroccan city. Duration: 4 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Riad Ennakhil or similarDay 17: Travel across the High Atlas Mountains across Tez-in-Test Pass to overnight in the enticing ImlilStop At: Imlil Toubkal Trekking, Imlil, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz RegionDepart to Imlil via Asni and Tizi n’Test pass at an elevation of 11,000 ft. in an impressive site dividing these mountains in two distinct aspects. One side acts as a shield to protect the hinterland from the Sahara harsh and dry expansion, the other side collects the moisture of the Gherbi winds from the Atlantic ocean, soft and evergreen. Such is the life of the Berber dwellers, a day of mountain hiking through the high peaks and deep valleys. This is an experience to treasure for a lifetime. Overnight and dinner will be at a guesthouse. Duration: 6 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Kasbah Imlil or similarDay 18: Travel the to Marrakech visiting Berber villages and wards on the wayStop At: Marrakech Souk, Marrakech, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz RegionMorning will be devoted to trekking in the Toubkal plateau. After lunch we will proceed to Marrakech visit cliff hanging villages and wards like Asni and Tahnaout. Arrival in Marrakech the "Morocco City" as the early travelers called it for it has always been something of a pleasure city, a market place where the southern tribesmen and Berber villagers bring in their goods, spend their money, and find entertainment. For tourists, it's an enduring fantasy - a city of immense beauty, low, pink, and tent-like before a great shaft of mountains, and immediately exciting. Visit of the famous Jemaa El Fna square. Dinner will be in a typical Marrakesh restaurant, Overnight at the hotel.Duration: 6 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Hotel El Andalous or similar 4 starsDay 19: Marrakech guided historic tourStop At: Marrakech Souk, Marrakech, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz RegionMorning devoted to discovering the historical sites, visiting at the Menara irrigation pools, Bab Agnaw Gate, the Saadian Tombs, the Bahia Palace, the Badia Palace, Dar Si Said museum. Explore the vibrant souks of Marrakech in the afternoon. Dinner Fantasia, will be reserved for you at a typical festivity of neighboring tribal dances and spectacular displays of horsemanship. Overnight will be at the Hotel.Duration: 6 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Hotel El Andalous or similarDay 20: Take a day trip to Essaouira from MarrakechStop At: Essaouira Fishing Port, Essaouira, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz RegionTravel to Essaouira (Mogador), apart from the immediate impact of sea air and the friendly animation of the town, the predominant images of Essaouira are of the Atlantic - of the rugged coast and offshore islands, the vast expanse of empty sands trailing back along the promontory to the south, and the almost Gothic scenery of the eighteen century fortifications. Lunch will be at Chalet de la Mer restaurant overlooking the ocean. Dinner and accommodations are at Hotel Des Iles.Duration: 6 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Hotel Des Iles or similarDay 21: Travel the coastal shore up to Casablanca visiting Safi and Oualidia fishing portsStop At: Old Medina of Casablanca, Casablanca, Grand Casablanca RegionTravel to Casablanca via El Jadida with a stop at El Oualidia for a seafood lunch. Drive along the coastline to El Jadida to visit the citadel, a vestige of the Portuguese occupation during the 11th century. Continuation to Casablanca with an accomplished feeling that you have traveled in the same footsteps of antiquity, leaving you with an immediate nostalgia for this hospitable land. Goodbye dinner and overnight at Zohor Restaurant.Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Hotel Oum PalaceDay 22: Transfer to the Airport of CasablancaStop At: New Medina of Casablanca, Casablanca, Grand Casablanca RegionMorning Departure to Mohamed V Airport to connect to your flight back homeDuration: 1 hourMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

$736.42 Cultural & Theme Tours

Authentic Morocco 4 days Desert Tour to Erg Chegaga Dunes From Marrakech

Day 01 : Marrakech - Ait Ben Haddou - Agdez - Zagora :Greetings at your riad or hotel where you will be picked up. you will start your journey southward to Draa valley via Tizi n’Tichka pass. you will visit the berber village of Ait Ben Haddou, it was established in the 11th century, its position on the main Marrakech to the sahara route, meant it was an ideal stop off for traders taking salt across the desert and returning with goods such as gold and ivory. After lunch, we continue over the Anti Atlas mountains, via the Berber villages of Agdz and the amazing Draa Valley. We will have dinner and spend the night in a riad/hotel in Zagora.Day 02 : Zagora - Tamagroute - Erg Chigaga:After breakfast we will continue towards M’hamid. We will visit the the original town of the 16th century dynasty Tamgroute and the old Koran library and to see the ceramics. We arrive to the Saharan village of M’hamid before taking the off-road track to Erg Chigaga. We will ride the camels into the attending the sunset and spend the evening in a desert camp, enjoy a Moroccan dinner, listen to berber music, you can join by drumming or dancing. Overnight in a traditional Nomad camel hair tent.Day 03: Erg Chigaga – Taliouine – Taroudant :After breakfast we drive across the Sahara over the stony desert and the dried-up Lake Iriqui. In the middle of this lake, we can search for fossils. At the edge of the desert at Foum Zguid, we drive north to Taznakht, famous for its Berber carpets, where we stop for lunch. After we reach Taliouine a town famous with Safran, visit to a Safran co-operative. If your visit coincides with the Safran harvest, you will have the opportunity to meet the Berber people with their families harvesting the Safran in their fields. You will arrive in Taroudant early evening. Overnight at your Riad/hotel.Day04 : Taroudant - Tizi Ntast - Marrakech :The visit Troudant which has  history  .With its majestic gold ,pink and orange tinted circuit of high walls ,Taroudant is half citadel and half oasis.It is a town of great charm ,the ruddy,clay houses,Minarets and groves of oranges and pomegranates seem to drowse beneath the gaze of the frosted high Atlas ,the walls,the souks ,and the starks backdrop of the high atlas are the town main attractions. After your Visit of city of Taroudant ,we will take the road of the pass of Tizi–N–TASSET towards Taroudant , where you will cross the pass of tizi N–Tasset which is 2100 M above sea level ,it is charactrised by greenery juxtaposing clay hills and roads .on our way trip driving through Tizi -n-tast you will be able to see the almond trees and walnuts trees in bloom.Large gardens reflecting in the sun . the pass runs into the souss plain and then on to Ourigan and into Amzmiz .Amzmis is one of the beautiful villages of Morocco .afternoon we arrive to Marrakech .End of Service

$608.55 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Camels in Mhamid, stars in Erg Chagaga - 3 days 2 nights

1st day : Marrakesh – Agdez We depart at 8 am. Marrakesh, cross the High Atlas Mountains. After the Tichka pass, we leave the main road, take a side road to Telouet Kasbah, which belonged to the Glaoui family (Lords of the Atlas), it is in ruins now after the French left and the last Pasha fled. We continue along a beautiful connecting road and have lunch at Ait Ben Haddou. When lunch is over we can visit the Kasbah. It is the most famous in Morocco and is a UNESCO World Heritage site. After lunch we travel south to Agdez, where the Dra’a Valley starts. We spend the night in a guest house or Riad or kasba.  2nd day : Agdez – Chagaga Dunes Following breakfast there will be time for visiting the rest of the Kasbah. We will then take travel off-road and along some of the ancient caravan between the mountains and the river, we will pass interesting villages and gardens so that you will get a better perspective of the way life is lived along the oases. We drive to M’hamid, the gate to the desert, to Erg Lihoudi, where and have lunch. Then, we continue to the Erg Chagaga dunes (300m) with 60km of off-road driving. This route includes different features of the desert ; ‘erg’, ‘reg’, ‘hammada’, oases. The dunes you will see are far away from civilization, in the desert proper. And the peace and the vast expanse of the sand are an overwhelming sight ! Once there, you can take a camel ride for an hour and a half. In the evening we have dinner and then a good night’s sleep in a bivouac of nomad tents.  3rd day : Chagaga – Marrakesh After breakfast, we take the route through another 90km of desert enjoying various scenery : Lake Iriqui, the mountains and fossils. We have lunch in Foum Zguid, it’s the first village after the desert. There we can take a refreshing shower. The drive back to Marrakesh is along paved roads by way of the village of Taznakht, famous for its Berber carpets and rugs. After that we cross the High Atlas to Marrakesh at the in the afternoon.

$799.22 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Kasbahs, Valley, & Dunes - 4 days 3 nights

1st day : Marrakesh – Ouarzazate We depart at 8 am. from Marrakesh, cross the High Atlas Mountains. After the Tichka pass, we leave the main road, take a side road to Telouet Kasbah, which belonged to the Glaoui family (Lords of the Atlas), it is in ruins now after the French left and the last Pasha fled. We continue along the beautiful connecting road and ea lunch at Ait Ben Haddou. When lunch is over we can visit the Kasbah. It is the most famous in Morocco and is a UNESCO World Heritage site. We spend the night a short distance away in Ouarzazate.  2nd day : Ouarzazate - Mhamid We have breakfast and depart to Agdez, we stop and visit Kasbah Tamnougalte, the oldest Kasbah in the Dra'a Valley Then we take the caravan road between the river and the mountains. Along the way, we pass villages and gardens and you can get some perspective of the way of life along the oases. We stop for lunch in Once Zagora. We stop for lunch in a riad. Later in the afternoon, we drive to M’hamid, the gate to the desert. Here, you can take a one to two hour camel ride to the highest dune and see an incredible sunset. You’ll enjoy the rest of the night in a nomad tent close to the dunes of Erg Lihoudi.  3rd day : M’hamid – Chagaga We have breakfast and then head back to M’hamid to visit an old village across the now often dry river, Dra’a. Later in the afternoon, we leave and head to the Erg Chagaga dunes (300m) with 60km of off-road. This route passes various characteristics of the desert ; ‘erg’, ‘reg’, ‘hammada’, oases. These dunes are far away from civilization, in the desert proper. where the silence and the expanse of the sand are an overwhelming site. You could have a second camel ride here, if you would like. Dinner and a good night’s sleep are in a bivouac of nomad tents.  4th day : Chagaga – Marrakesh After we have breakfast, the road takes us through another 90km of desert with various scenery ; Lake Iriqui, the mountains and fossils. We will have lunch in Foum Zguid, it’s the first village after the desert. You can take a refreshing shower here. We drive back to Marrakesh on a paved road by way of the village of Taznakht, which is famous for its Berber carpets and rugs. Then, we cross the High Atlas to reach Marrakesh by the end of the afternoon.

$988.75 Multi-day & Extended Tours

The Magic Dunes - 5 days 4 nights

1st day : Marrakesh – Agdez We depart at 8 am. from Marrakesh to Ouarzazate, cross the High Atlas Mountains. After the Tizi-n-Tichka pass (2260m.), There are viewpoints that are panoramic and you can take many photos there. We have lunch in Ouarzazate and visit the Kasbah of Taourirt in the towne centre which was once the home of the Pasha of Marrakech, it’s a symbol of the feudal period of the Lords of Atlas. In the afternoon we will drive along the Dra’a Valley and to the village of Agdez. We stay for the night there in guest house or riad .  2nd day : Agdez – M’hamid We have breakfast and visit a Kasbah before we drive off-road and down the Dra’a Valley to Zagora and have lunch. Later that afternoon, the trip takes us to M’hamid and the end of the paved road. Now we are at the beginning of the desert where we can take a one to two hour camel ride and see the high dunes where the sunset view is spectacular. We spend the night is s a nomadic tent very close to the dunes of Erg Lihoudi.  3rd day : M’hamid – Chagaga Once we eat breakfast we return to M’hamid, across the dry Dra’a River, we visit the old village. When we finish lunch, the 4x4 will take us to the Erg Chagaga dunes, we will be traveling 60km off-road. We passes many aspects of the desert : ‘erg’, ‘reg’, ‘hammada’, and the Sacred Oasis to dunes very far from from civilization, in the desert proper, it is very peaceful and the vast amount of sand looks overwhelming. If you like you can take a second camel ride here. Dinner is in the evening and you spend the night in a bivouac of nomadic tents.  4th day : Chagaga – Ouarzazate After we eat breakfast, we take a route through another 90km of desert with various types of scenery : Lake Iriqui, mountains and fossils. We eat lunch at Foum Zguid, it’s a village we come to right after the desert, we can take a refreshing shower here. The drive back to Ouarzazate is via the village of Taznakht, famous for its Berber carpets and rugs, and we arrive in the afternoon. We stay the night in Ouarzazate.  5th day : Ouarzazate – Marrakesh We eat breakfast and depart to the Kasbah of Tifoultoute and the cinema studios, continuing to the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, (many Hollywood blockbusters are made here) and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We will eat lunch at Ait Ben Haddou, then drive to Kasbah Telouet, the palatial residence of the former Pasha of Marrakesh, Thami Glaoui. We then cross the Tizi-n-Tichka pass, the highest pass in Morocco, in the afternoon, we reach the city

$1180.57 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Sahara and High-Atlas - 6 days 5 nights

1st day : Marrakesh – Ouarzazate Departing at 8 am. and driving across the High Atlas mountains. Then to the Kasbah of Telouet. We eat lunch here. Then we ride along the stunning road to the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, famous Kasbah in Morocco and a UNESCO World Heritage site. night in Ouarzazat .2nd day : Ouarzazate – M’hamid We have breakfast then visit the Kasbah to the Dra’a Valley to Zagora where we will eat lunch. Later in the afternoon, we head to M’hamid, this is the end of the paved road and where the desert begins. Then we take a one to two hour camel ride and we go to the bottom of the highest dune where the view of the sunset is glorious. We spend the night in a nomadic tent very close to the dunes of Erg Lihoudi. 3rd day : M’hamid – Chagaga We have breakfast and then return to M’hamid to visit an old village across the now often dry river, Dra’a. Later in the afternoon, there is the departure for the Erg Chagaga dunes (300m) with 60km of off-road. This route passes various characteristics of the desert ; ‘erg’, ‘reg’, ‘hammada’, oases. These dunes are far away from civilization, in the desert proper …… where the peace and the vast amount of the sand are an overwhelming site. You could have a second camel ride here, if you would like. Dinner and a good night’s sleep are in a bivouac of nomad tents. 4th day : Chagaga – Taroudant We eat breakfast and then drive 90 km across the Sahara over the stony desert, “reg” and “hammada” and across the dried-up Lake Iriqui. In the middle of this lake, we can look for fossils. Right at the edge of the desert at Foum Zguid, we head north to Taznakht, famous for its Berber gelims and carpets, and this is where we have lunch. After crossing the Tizi-n-Ikhsane and Tizi-n-Tighatine passes, we arrive in Taliouine, the heart of the saffron growing region. The road takes us on to Taroudant and we stop and spend the night in a riad. 5th day : Taroudant - Imlil Visting the town of Taroudant. then back up the High Atlas Mountains across the famous Tizi-n-Test pass, we stop at the Tinmal mosque, which can be visited by non-Moslems. We have lunch then continue through the mountains to the village of Imlil. We spend the night here in the quiet and overwhelming views6th day : Imlil – Marrakesh After we have breakfast, we can walk and look up at Toubkal Mountain, the highest peak in North Africa. we reach Asni, a small Berber village, famous for permanent and weekly soukhs. Then it’s time for tea with a local Berber family who will be willing to show us the traditional hammam and bread ovens. Finally, the last Valley on the trip is of the Lalla Takerkoust reservoir, it supplies Marrakesh and the area with water from the High Atlas snow melting. You can take photos of the incredible scenery over the lake. After that we head back to Marrakesh.