Itinerary 3 days from Marrakech-Merzouga desert-Marrakech


  Day 1:             Marrakech-Ait Ben haddou-Ouarzazate-Dades Gorge

 

       From Marrakech we will drive through the dramatic Tizi ‘n’ Tichka pass (2260m), over the High Atlas Mountains. The twisted roads in the Atlas will show you fantastic views  and lead you through Berber villages.  Before we arrive in Quarzazate we will visit the famous Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, this is the largest Kasbah in Morocco, now a UNESCO matrimonial historical site and still home to some Glaoui family members. You have the lunch by the Kasbah before we continue on to Dades Gorge via Ouarzazate. This is “the Hollywood of Africa” along the “Road of the thousand Kasbahs”- the fascinating “sand castles”, also known as “The gate of the desert” that in Berber language means “noiseless or without confusion”. Here we´ll see the Taourirt kasbah, one of the most spectacular ksars in Morocco. We stop at Kalaat Mgouna, “the rose’s city” known for roses and its annual festival during the roses harvest in May.  Eventually we’ll arrive at our hotel in the heart of the Dades Valley.

 

Day 2: Dades vallez-Todra Gorges-Merzouga

 

After having breakfast at your hotel we’ll head to a lookout point and enjoy a wonderful view of the Valley of Dades. Because these sceneries are so spectacular we'll make a couple more stops to take some pictures until we reach the  Todra Gorges.  You’ll have some time to walk by yourself and interact with the local people before we head to Touroug for lunch. After lunch we head on the road to Merzouga.  There you'll feel like a real nomad when you enter the amazing Merzouga Dunes, where the camels  are waiting to take you to the Erg Chebbi Dunes. These are the highest sand dunes in North Africa. The camel trek to the camp takes about 90 minutes *.  Here, in the middle of the desert, we spent the night in a Berber tent. The tents are equipped with mattresses, blankets, and cushions.  You will see one of the most beautiful sunsets in your lifetime and after that you'll see thousands of stars in the sky. You will spend the night in a camp (Berber nomad tents) where you have dinner and life music in the middle of the Sahara.

 

* If you don't want to go on a the camel ride:  that is not a problem. At an additional cost we will drive you with by a 4 wheel drive vehicle to the camp (return).

 

Day 3:  Merzouga - Rissani - Issani- Alnif - Tazarine - Valle de Draa - Agdz - Ouarzazate – Marrakech

 

 We will wake you up early in the morning to watch the sunrise on the dunes, then you will ride the camel’s back to the village. Where you have breakfast and can have a shower in the Hotel. After this we will start our journey back to Marrakech. We drive through different areas and different Berber villages (Alnif, Tazarine, N’kob) until Ouarzazate where we will take the same road back to Marrakech. We arrive in the evening/night and take you to your hotel.