MARRAKECH - MERZOUGA - OUARZAZATE

Day 1 : MARRAKECH - OUARZAZATE - TODRA GORGE 270 km

In the morning departure from Marrakech to Atlas mountains. We will pass Tizin Tichka (2.260 m high) and kasbah of Télouet. Then we follow an ancient caravan route to the Kasbah Aït Ben Haddou and the Ounila valley with many Berber villages.

On the road to Ouarzazate and to Oasis Skoura, we will see many Kasbahs and palm trees. Then we will reach El Kelaa M'Gouna making a stop to visit the manufacture of roses. We take the track which crosses the Valley of Roses (way of thousand kasbahs) to reach the Dades Gorge.

In the afternoon, we continue our way to arrive at the Todra Gorge : walk in the gorges, dinner and overnight at Gorges hotel or guest house.

 


Day 2 : TODRA GORGE - MERZOUGA 160 km

After breakfast let's have a walk in the oasis of Tinghir and then leave in the direction of Erfoud, passing by the oasis of Tinjdad (lunch) and Touroug.

In Erfoud we visit the production workshop of marble and fossils before leaving to the marvellous dunes of Erg Chebbi where a wonderful tour on camels through the beautiful sand dunes is waiting for you so as an unforgettable sunset. Dinner and overnight in a nomad tent in the middle of the dunes.

 


Day 3 : MERZOUGA - DRAA VALLEY - ZAGORA 360 km

We wake up early to admire a fantastic sunrise in the dunes. Then we travel back to the hotel on camels.

 

After breakfast, we leave to the extended palm oasis of Tafilalet (where the best dates come from). We come through the city of Rissani (the capital of the former Alaouite sultans). We continue the way to Alnif with a stop for lunch.

In the afternoon we go further to the oasis of Tazarine, Nkob Tansihkt and take the route through the beautiful Draa valley with its many palm oases to reach Zagora.

Dinner and overnight in Riad in Zagora.

 


Day 4 : ZAGORA - OUARZAZATE - MARRAKECH 350 km

After breakfast we leave to Ouarzazate through the beautiful Draa valley.

Along the way you can see the Berber village of Agdz and the mount Aït Saoun (Anti-Atlas,1.660 meters altitude).

In the afternoon we return to Marrakech via the Tizin Tichka mountain pass.