3 Days Sahara Desert trip From Marrakech back to Marrakech
DAY 1: Marrakech – Atlas Mountains – Ait Benhaddou – Ouarzazate – Dades Valley
DAY 2: Dades valley – Tinghir – Todgha Gorges – Arfoud – Merzouga
DAY 3: Merzouga – Rissani – N’kob – Agdez – Ouarzazate – Marrakech
Your guide and driver will pick you up from your (Accommodation / Airport / bus station), then escape together from the bustle Marrakech across the picturesque High Atlas by the Tizi’nt Tichka pass at an altitude of 7,415 feet, the highest vehicular pass in Morocco. The road passes through various villages that are typical of northern slopes of the mountains where corn can be seen ripening in the sun on the packed earth roofs of the stone houses. We continue then across the territory of the powerfuk Glaoua tribe where a number of ancient Kasbahs and fortified granaries can be seen before reaching Ait Benhaddou, a fortified village classified by UNESCO as one of the world’s cultural treasures, a break is planned for visiting the Kasbah and having lunch. Our discovery continue towards the oases of Skoura with it’s dens palm groves crossed by a network of tracks running between Kasbahs, Ksours and crops… Driving to Roses valley, the fortress of M’Goun…, the “Road of Thousand Kasbahs” follows the Dades valley bordered by a series of traditional Berber houses made by adobe perched on the river sides, sometimes barely distinguishable from the rocks themselves. Overnight in Dades valley. (HB)
After breakfast, we check out, then drive to tinghir, a former military outpost standing on the banks of the Oued Todra, where olives, pomegranate and orange trees grown. The road through the Todra gorges follows the right bank of the river, which covered with palm trees, is one of the most beautiful oases in Morocco, we drive farther east to the narrowest and most spectacular section of the gorges, here, we will have time to wander in the narrow corridor towered by walls of rock. In the afternoon we leave for Erfoud by crossing the palm grove of Tinjdad and Touroug. Visit to a workshop production of marble fossils. Then its straight to the impressive town of Merzouga with. Here all unnecessary luggages can be left in safe rooms at the hotel. The one hour and a half camel trek will take us to a Berber camp in the middle of the Erg Chebbi sand dunes, some rising of 820 feet), the highest in North Africa. The camp consists of three comfortable Berber tents equipped with mattresses, linen, toilets, a restaurant, and a kitchen. The evening will consist shooting stars show, then dinner followed by a traditional music show and overnight in a nomad camp in tents. (HB)
Climb up to the top of one of the dunes for the best view. Once the sun is up and the temperature begins to rise you’ll have a final cup of mint tea before riding the camel trek back to the hotel at the dune line for a shower followed by breakfast. We drive to Rissani, a small Saharan town in southeast of Morocco, here we can stop to visit a fossil workshop before we continue to N’kob, where we will stop for lunch and a panoramic view, we continue our journey to passing through Draa Valley, to Agdez and Draa valley junction where we head north to Ouarzazate after crossing the small volcanic Atlas Mountains to enjoy a visit of cinema sets & studios located in Ouarzazate which is known as Hollywood of Africa. We continue our way to Marrakesh through the High Atlas Mountains and Tizi n’Tichka pass. Break for lunch in the middle of the Atlas Mountains. Our guide will drop off at your Marrakech Riad/Hotel after making sure that arrived to the right address.
- Transportation / Fuel / Driver : 3 days Air-conditioned 4WD vehicle(s), mini bus or motor-coach.
- Guidance: Services of a qualified fluent multi-language guide.
- Comprehensive sightseeing including guidance.
- 1 night Accommodation in well recommended hotel / Kasbah / Riad (HB)
- One night in a Traditional Berber Tents (HB).
- Camel Ride (Camel per each individual)
- Breakfast and dinner daily
- Drinks and personal items
- Entrance fees