7 day tour: Marrakech > Ouarzazate > Merzouga > Zagora > Marrakech
DAY 1 : MARRAKECH
We’ll meet you at Menara airport Marrakech and bring you to your hotel or riad. This first day you’ll have time to relax from your flight and time to explore the city.
DAY 2: MARRAKECH
We headed to the medina with a list of things for you to see. Everything is close to each other, we’ll find you the most effective route. Your options are: Ali Ben Youssef Mosque, Almoravid Koubba, Bab Agnou, Badii palace, Bahia palace, Ben Youssef Medersa, Jemaa El Fna, Jewish quarter, Koutoubia Mosque grounds, Mamounia gardens, Rahba Kedima square, Saadian tombs, Shrob ou shouf fountain, Tanneries. We’ll drop you off at your riad or at a nice restaurant if you prefer.
DAY 3: MARRAKECH – AIT AOURIR – TADART – OURAZAZATE – DADES GORGES
We leave Marrakech in the morning after breakfast and head to the high Atlas mountains where we drive over the Tizi-Ntichka pass (2260 m altitude). We’ll stop in the town of Ouarzazate, where you can visit Kasbah of Taourirt, former residence of Glaoui or Pasha of Marrakech. In the afternoon we continue to your hotel / riad passing the Valley of Roses and Dades Gorges.
DAY 4: DADES GORGES > TENGHIR > TODRA GORGES > TINJDAD > ERFOUD > MERZOUGA DESERT CAMEL TREK > DESERT CAMP (1 NIGHT)
After breakfast, we’ll drive a few minutes and enjoy one of the best views of the Dades Gorges. From there we can see the impressive mountains with a few picturesque Kasbah’s and Berber villages. We’ll continue toward Tinghir, the Todra Gorges. Here you have free time to walk around to enjoy the idyllic gorge river. After we head to Tinjdad for lunch. After lunch we head to Erfoud, the Moroccan fossil capital. We arrive in Merzouga around 16:00 o’clock.
At the end of the drive in Merzouga, you switch from car to dromedary. In caravan you enter the heart of the Erg Chebbi dunes and enjoy an unforgettable sunset. We spend the night at the desert camp in traditional desert nomad Haim’s, “homes made with dromedary wool”. And if you want, you can sleep under the spectacular sky of stars. We end the day with a cup of traditional tea (Moroccan or Berber Whisky), a delicious Berber tajine and with local Berber nomad musicians playing traditional drums.
DAY 5 : MERZOUGA > ZAGORA
”Date with the Dawn”! A recommended Sahara custom. Wake up early, walk up to the highest dune around and enjoy the magnificent sunrise. After a relaxing start we go back to Merzouga by dromedary. After a delicious breakfast we leave the desert and drive to Zagora. We’ll see Berber villages along the road and stop for lunch in Alnif. We’ll drop you off at your hotel / riad in Zagora, where dinner will be served.
DAY 6 : ZAGORA > AGDZ > OUARZAZATE
After breakfast in the riad we’ll drive to Ouarzazate via Agdz through the Draa valley. In Agdz you can visit old kasbah’s (optional). We’ll drop you off at your hotel in Ouarzazate, where dinner will be served. In Ouarzazate you can visit the Kasbah of Taourirt, former residence of Glaoui or Pasha of Marrakech, the movie studio’s or the Cine Museum (all optional).
DAY 7: OURAZAZATE – AÏT BEN HADDOU – AGDAL – MARRAKECH
We depart after breakfast. We continue to the UNESCO World Heritage site Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, an ancient fortified village in typical Moroccan fashion. This spectacular fortified village has been used as film set for more films than any other location in Morocco. After lunch we head back to Marrakech via the Tizi Ntichka pass (2260 m) in the High Atlas. We’ll drop you off at Riad or airport in Marrakech.
- Accommodation in hotel or riad
- Dinners and breakfasts
- Experienced driver and local guide(s)
- Private transport with AC
- Sight seeing
INCLUDED FOR DESERT TOURS
- Camel ride in the desert (one dromedary each)
- Overnight in desert camp (in traditional tents)
- Sandboard (optional)
- Personal travel insurance