5 days
Duration

During 5 days, experience the life in Morocco, travel through the Zagora Desert, visit a huge oasis full of palms, experiencing the daily life of the locals. Climb rocks in the canyons of Todra and visit a Berber village. Get delighted watching the Merzouga Dunes of the Erg Chebbi Desert. Visit Erfoud, which is known for it’s fossil’s factories where they make beautiful shapes and pieces with rock from the mountains.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Starts: Marrakech / Ends: Marrakech
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive by 8:15 AM for a prompt departure at 8:30 AM.
RETURN TIME Approximately 6:30 PM.
WEAR Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking boots, hat, jacket and sunscreen.
INCLUDED
  • Private A/C Vehicle, 4X4 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado or Deluxe Van for 2 days + Fuel.
  • English speaking driver / Guide.
  • Pick up & Drop off at your Ouarzazate accommodation.
  • Night in Erg Chigaga sand dunes, Nomad tented camp with dinner and breakfast.
  • Camel Trekking to go and return from the camp (around 1h each way).
NOT INCLUDED
  • Tips
  • Drinks / Lunches
  • Entry Fees for Monuments

 

Additional information

LocationMarrakech, Morocco
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Day 1

Marrakech – Telouet – Ait Benhaddou – Skoura. Depart at 08:00 from Marrakesh to Ouarzazate via the High Atlas mountains Tizi n’Tichka,  pass through the high Atlas Mountain range. Visit the Telout Kasbah and the universal Heritage Site of Ait Benhaddou Kasbah as it has been named by UNESCO in 1987. We’ll pass through Ouarzazate, or what we call Africa´s Hollywood.40 Km drive further and we get to the palm groves of Skoura for an overnight here.
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Day 2

Skoura – Dades – Todra Gorges – Tamtatoucht – From Skoura palmery we go further southeast to Dades Gorges and Todgha gorges along arid landscapes and mountains, before we pass through a town called Tineghir, the nerve centre of the area. We head along Todra valley which is huge with it’s oasis and palm grooves. Short walk across the palmary with a guide to explore the daily life of the locals, women in gardens gathering herb for cows and small kids riding donkeys. We continue up through the canyons of Todra which is famous for rock climbing until the Berber village of Tamtatoucht where we spend the night in an Auberge.
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Day 3

Tamtatoucht – Amelagou – Merzouga Dunes (Erg Chebbi) – From Tamtatoucht we go up along arid landscapes and mountains to an altitude of 2000m where we will find many Berber villages in the valley of Ait Hani, and before we pass through a small town called Assoul & Amelagou the nerve center of the area. We pass Erfoud, which is known for it’s fossil’s factories where they make beautiful shapes and pieces with rock from the mountains. Then we’ll head for the Erg Chebbi sand sea. We continue deeper into the desert landscape, until dunes appear in the middle of nowhere, overnight in a Berber camp.
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Day 4

Merzouga – Tazarine – Agdez – After enjoying the amazing sunrise among the sand dunes and breakfast, you ride back your camels to the Auberge. A short time for showering and we leave to Agdez on a different road via Rissani. We pass through Alnif, N’kob, where we will stop for lunch. We will cross the Draa Valley, one of the biggest valleys in Morocco, big and full of palm trees. We arrive to Agdez where we have an overnight at the hotel inside the palmary.
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Day 5

Agdez – Ouarzazate – High Atlas – Marrakech – After breakfast, we head to Ouarzazate where you can visit the film studios, where you can travel along the huge history of filmmaking industry in Africa’s  Hollywood; Ouarzazate; We drive towards Marrakesh via Tizi N’Tichka passing through the high Atlas Mountains where we will have time to stop and enjoy impressive landscapes and Berber hamlets, and make a break for lunch. End of the trip.

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 1 review
February 16, 2016

An adventure. We Crossed the desert in motorcycles and our guides took care of everything so that we were able to cross it. We spent the night in a bivouac in the middle of the desert. An incredible experience. Ismail behaved brilliantly with us.

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