5 DAYS TOUR TO MERZOUGA AND THE OASIS AND GREAT SOUTH FROM MARRAKECH

Cultural & Theme Tours, Departure from your accommodation in Marrakech to Return to the orginal pick up point

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Drive through the high Atlas Mountains and enjoy the scenic landscapes along the tichka pass to reach ouarzazate and its beautiful unesco Kasbah and the Hollywood of Africa in the city of Ouarzazate. From there we will drive along the oasis and the valleys and the old kasbahs to explore the famous gorges of Dades and Todra, in Merzouga we will experience the ride of camel through the sand dunes of Erg chebbi for an unforgettable sunset and sunrise over the dunes. Drive along to discover the life of locals, their culture and their traditions. Sleep in berber tent in desert camp en enjoy an overnight under the desert stars.
DAY 1: MARRAKECH - AIT BENHADDOU - OUARZAZATE After breakfast, leave for Ouarzazate with a walk through the High Atlas by the mountain Tizi N'Tichka (2,260 meters) with beautiful villages hanging on the slopes of the mountain stopping for lunch and a visit to the site World Heritage Site of Ait Ben Haddou. (This famous kasbah has been used as a backdrop for more than 20 films.) Overnight in Ouarzazate DAY 2: OUARZAZATE - DADES GORGES - TODGHA GORGES – ERFOUD - MERZOUGA Departure after the breakfast lunch to skoura where we will visit the kasbah Amredhyle, one of the wonders of the "Route of the thousand kasbahs of the south. The road then leads us through the Valley of Roses where we will stop in Kella M'Gouna. Entitled boumalane and reach tinghir with its fabulous canyons. During the Todra canyons, we had lunch at a local restaurant. Later, we will have free time to walk around the "gorges". Continue through Tinjdad, where we will stop for lunch, before continue to Erfoud in which we will feel the beginning of the Saharan oasis of Tafilalet, and we continue to Merzouga village where we will spend the night in a hotel. DAY 3: MERZOUGA - VISIT OF NOMAD FAMILY – DESERT CAMP AND CAMEL TREK We will wake up early and start our adventure, take the path to the village Khamlia to enjoy live music Gnawa, continue by a track that brings us back where the nomads they live visit and drink a hot tee under the berber tents, you discover a new sense of life. Return to the Village for lunch rupa. After midday we go camels waiting to take us on an adventure in the sand dunes. We will spend the night in a bivouac. DAY 4: MERZOUGA - THE DRAA VALLEY - AGDZ Wake up in the morning to watch the sunrise in the desert. Return by camel to the hotel. After breakfast departure to the city of Rissani (Tafilalet: capital of the ancient Alawite sultans and seat of the Alawite dynasty). Then resume the road to Alnif, the oasis of Tazarine and N'Kob. Lunch on the spot. Continue through the Draa Valley and the Berber village of Agdz. Night donations to a hotel in the palm grove of Agdz. DAY 5: AGDZ - AIT BEN HADOU – OUNILA VALLEY - MARRAKECH Departure from Agdz in the morning, cross the small Atlas, to the kasbah of Tamdakht and the valley of Ounila (This valley was the obligatory passage of caravans between Marrakech and Ouarzazate, and constitutes an extraordinary environment throughout this valley, a striking contrast between the ocher of the earth and the rocks and the greenery of the plantations is offered to the walkers who take the time to observe it). Continuation to Telouet, visit the kasbah Glaoui (sometimes also called Palace of Glaoui, it is a kasbah built between the nineteenth century and the twentieth century, its most famous occupant is probably T hami El Glaoui). And for the afternoon return to Marrakech.

What’s included

  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Local taxes
  • Bottled water
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • Driver/guide
  • Camel ride 2 hours
  • Local guide at ait ben haddou kasbah
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan or 4WD

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
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