Day 1 : Marrakech – Ait Ben Haddou – Ouarzazate :
Depart from Marrakech at 8 a.m. for a journey through Tizi n’Tichka and the High Atlas Mountains (alt 2260 m). We’ll take a break to take in the scenery and visit the Argon oil cooperative. After lunch at a local restaurant, we’ll spend the afternoon touring Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We’ll travel to Ouarzazate for dinner and a night’s stay in a typical hotel.
Day 2 : Ouarzazate – Draa Valley – Merzouga :
Following a morning visit to the Taourirt Kasbah, we will drive along the scenic road that runs alongside the Djebel Sarhro mountain range, down to the oases and kasbahs of the Draa valley, and along the Draa, Morocco’s largest river, to the desert. Before arriving in Merzouga, we will pass through many Berber villages, including Agdz and N’kob, where we will stop for lunch at a local restaurant. We’ll stay in a desert hotel for dinner and lodging.
Day 3 : Merzouga – Khamlia – Rissani – Erg Chebbi (Night In Nomadic Tent) :
Today we will travel to the desert. We’ll take a circuit of the desert dunes, giving you the chance to see the nomads’ way of life as well as the desert’s stunning shifting contrasts. We’ll go to Khamlia’s “black village” to see the Gnawa musicians. In the ancient capital of Rissani, we’ll have typical Berber pizza for lunch. You should go to the traditional markets after lunch. We’ll return to the hotel in the afternoon to prepare for our camel ride. We’ll ride the camels 90 minutes to the desert camp as the sun sets over the Erg Chebbi sand dunes, While watching the stars and the rising moon in the amazing desert, we will have a typical tagine dinner and delicious mint tea. We’ll spend the night in a nomad tent, as is customary.
Day 4 : Merzouga – Todra Gorge – Dades Gorge :
We’ll get up early to catch a glimpse of the sunrise over the Saharan dunes before returning to the hotel for breakfast and a shower. After breakfast, we’ll fly to the Todra Gorges via Erfoud, which lies behind the High Atlas Mountains. Before heading along the picturesque river valleys towards Dades Gorge, we’ll take a quick hike up into the towering Todra Gorges. You should go for a walk in the Dades Gorge in the afternoon. Dinner and a night’s stay in a hotel are included.
Day 5 : Dades Gorge – Telouet – Marrakech :
We’ll go for a morning walk through the gorge, following the Dades Valley through El Kelaa Magona and the Skoura oasis. We will descend the High Atlas Mountains after lunch in Ouarzazate to visit Telouet and the Kasbah el Glaoui. We’ll leave early in the evening for Marrakech.