MARRAKECH DESERT TOUR

Day 1 : Marrakech - Dades & Todra Gorge 470 km

Early in the morning departure to the Haut-Atlas passing by the mount top of Tizin Tichka (2.260 m altitude) and kasbah of Télouet. Then we come by means of an old caravan route at the Kasbah Aït ben Haddou and we cross the Ounila valley with many berber villages.

Further on the way to Ouarzazate, we will see many kasbahs and palm trees. Continued by road to El Kelaa M'Gouna and take the track which crosses the Valley of Roses (way of thousand kasbahs) to reach the Dades Gorge. Finally we continue our way to arrive at the Todra Gorge. There we will have dinner and sleep in hotel or guest house.

 


Day 2 : Todra Gorge - Merzouga           160 km

After breakfast, walking tour in the oasis of Tinghir and then leave in the direction of Erfoud passing through the oasis of Tinjdad (lunch) and Touroug. We stop in Erfoud to visit the production workshop of marble and fossils.

After we continue to the marvellous dunes of Erg Chebbi where a wonderful tour on camels through the beautiful sand dunes and an unforgettable sunset are waiting for us.

Dinner and overnight in a nomad tent in the middle of the dunes or in a hotel at the edge of the dunes.

 


Day 3 : Merzouga - Draa Valley - Marrakech 700 km

We wake up early to admire a fantastic sunrise in the dunes. We return on camels back to the hotel for breakfast.

 

After breakfast, we leave to the extended palm oasis of Tafilalet (where the best dates come from) driving through the city of Rissani (the capital of the former Alaouite sultans).

We have lunch in Alnif before passing by the oasis of Tazarine and N'kob.

We take the road to Ouarzazate by the splendid Draa valley crossing the berber village of Agdz and the mount top of Aït Saoun (1.660 meters altitude) to finally arrive in Marrakech in the afternoon.