Day 1: MARRAKECH – HIGH ATLAS MOUNTAINS – AIT BEN HADDOU – OUARZAZATE – DADES VLLEY:
We will start our 5 days desert tour from Marrakech, via Atlas mountains with an experienced driver at 8 am. driving through Tizi Tichka 2260m high. During this trip, you will stop to enjoy impressive landscapes and visit the Argan oil cooperative. After lunch at a local restaurant, we will have the afternoon to visit the UNESCO World Heritage site, Ait Ben Haddou. We will depart to Dades valley via Rose valley. Overnight in a hotel.
Day 2: DADES VALLEY – TODRA GORGES – DESERT:
After breakfast in the hotel, you will drive back through the valley to see the amazing rock formation “the monkey Fingers”, Leaving Dades valley towards Todra Gorge where you’ll walk under the 300m high red cliff, where many rock-climbers come to enjoy their preferred sport. Continuing our trip to Erfoud and Rissani where we’ll have lunch and afterward, we’ll leave for the village of Merzouga, You’ll be welcomed with a glass of mint tea before you check into your accommodation. Overnight in the Hotel.
Day 3: EXPLORING ERG CHEBBI DESERT:
After breakfast in the hotel, you’ll start your explorative journey of the area with Eco desert Morocco, by visiting the ‘village of the blacks’, originally slaves from Sudan to experience their music and lifestyle. Not far away there’s the lake of Merzouga, with its bird populations, including flamingos. You may also like to visit the nomad wire house where many Berber handicrafts are priced lower than in the big cities.
In the afternoon you will mount your camel, guided by an experienced Camel man, to explore inside the mysterious sand-sea of the Erg-Chebbi. Here you’ll spend your first night under the stars, or if you prefer, in a traditional Berber nomad tent. Dinner will be served in the tent where you will spend the night. Dinner Bed and Breakfast. are provided.
Day 4: DESERT– ERISSANI – NKOB – AGDEZ – OUARZAZATE:
After seeing the sunrise time we will have breakfast in our desert camp, then we go back on the camels to Merzouga where we will meet our driver to start our journey with Eco desert Morocco to Ouarzazate passing through different Berber villages of the small atlas mountains ( Alnif, Tazarine, Agdz, Draa valley ), we check to the hotel in Ouarzazate in the afternoon.
Day 5: OUARZAZATE – HIGH ATLAS MOUNTAINS – MARRAKECH:
You will start your last day with Eco desert Morocco with a short drive to visit the cinema studios, then start your adventure in the High Atlas Mountains back to the Imperial city of Marrakech via the highest road pass in Morocco Tizi Tichka 2260m high offering impressive views of valleys, mountains and many Berber villages nearby and arriving at Marrakech in the evening.
- 5 days / 4 nights excursion from Marrakech to the desert of Merzouga.
- Transportation in comfortable 4×4 with air conditioning and/or heating.
- Roundtrip transfer from your accommodation in Marrakech.
- Driver speaking English.
- Half board: 4 breakfasts and 4 dinners, 3 nights in a hotel in Dades valley/Merzouga and Ouarzazate 1 night in desert camp
- Camel ride back and forth in the dunes.
- Lunches and drinks.
- Entrances to the monuments.
- Tips and personal expenses.