- Tour Plan
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- Air conditioned Minivan or 4WD
- Bottled water during the tour
- Overnight in desert camp dinner and breakfast included
- Half-board accommodations in selected hotels and Kasbahs
- Camel ride for sunset and sunrise (one camel each)
- Local guide in Ait ben haddou Kasbah
- Professional driver/guide
- Anything not mentioned in the program
- Entrance Fees
- Personal expenses
- Tips and gratuities
- Driver through the atlas mountains and explore the berber villages
- Explore the large oasis and the plam grove of draa valley in a guided walking tour
- Visit the Kasbah tamnouggalte at the village of Agdz
- Enjoy the beautiful landscapes and the change f sceneries on the road to Ouarzazate
- Discover the Unesco Kasbahs and berber architecture
- Explore the plam groves, canyons and the beautiful gorges
- Ride camel and enjoy the beauty of the desert
- Enjoy the beautiful sunset and a night in desert camp under the stars
- Discover the hidden Berber culture and meet the local people
- Day 1
- Day 2
- Day 3
- Day 4
Marrakech – Tichka pass – Ait ben hadou Kasbah – Skoura – Dades valley
Departure to the south by crossing the High Atlas at the Tichka pass and the Onilla valley to reach the UNESCO orld heritage site Ait ben haddou; visit of the kasbahd and lunch in a local restaurant, then continue to the palm grove of Skoura, created in the 12th century by Yacoub El Mansour. It is dotted with many fortresses of land resembling gigantic sand castles, like the Kasbah Amerhidil. The palm grove is irrigated by a network of small canals called khetara. Continue south towards the rose valley and dades valley, where almond trees blooming in February, fruit trees and many crops, it is called the orchard of southern Morocco because abundantly watered by the wadis/rivers that come down from the High Atlas. It is also called the '1000 Kasbah Valley' because of the many adobe fortresses, reminiscent of the not-too-distant period when the Berber tribes of the mountains and the desert clashed. Overnight in Dades valley or in the middle of the Gorges.
Dades Valley - Todra Gorges – Erfoud - Merzouga
After breakfast and visit of the big canyons and the sandy rocks called the Monkey Toas, we will drive towards the palm grove of Tinghir, the gorges plunge into the mountain through impressive cliffs. In Todra, here you are facing two steep cliffs 300 meters high, separated by a narrow corridor of twenty meters: an unforgettable spectacle to photograph.; lunch en route or picnic in the palm grove of Tinghir. After lunch we will continue towards Merzouga and big sand dunes of Erg chebbi, driving you will notice that the sand is already making a few appearances, and the palm grove is expanding, expanding, it is the Tafilalet, with more than 1 million date palms. The Tafilalet offers splendid desert landscapes punctuated with palm groves and refreshing,
Towards Merzouga, the desert appears little by little, with its large spaces to infinity and its dunes of fine orange ocher sand ... Welcome to the Sahara. Stop at the hotel before going to your nomad tents camp on foot (1:30 walk) or dromedary to enjoy the sunset on the ridge of the dunes. Dinner and overnight in traditional tent.
Merzouga – Alnif – Draa valley
Enjoy the sunrise on the ridge of the dunes. Extend the desert effect before heading to the Draa Valley.
The road runs along Jebel Ougnate and Djbel Saghro. Desert and lunar landscapes, punctuated by tiny oases or where settle for the winter nomads Ait Atta under their big black tents, “the khaimas”. They live from sheep and goat farming in these rugged and austere landscapes. After the villages of Alnif, we will take the direction of the Draa Valley to reach the oasis of Nkob, then the kasbah of Tamnougalte, former caravan stage.
Built in the sixteenth century when large caravans were trading between Tafilalet and Timbuktu, Ksar Tamnougalte, is the capital of the Berber tribes Mezguita. It was a strategic point on the route of the big caravans because the gold coming from Sudan was transformed and struck in money. Still inhabited by the same families, it has preserved its authentic architecture, typical of southern Morocco.
Agdez – Kasbah Taourirte – Marrakech
After breakfast and a short walk in the palm grove of Draa valley, we will drive back to Marrakech, in Ouarzazate we will stop to visit the Unesco world heritage Kasbah taourirte, built in the end of 19th century and renovated by unesco since 1995. After lunch in Ouarzazate we will drive back to Marrakech through the High Atlas Mountains.