Desert Discovery Tour : 06 days / 05 nights

Departure From: Marrakech

This is a fantastic adventure to experience the wonder, heritage, exotic sights and the enchanting medieval culture of magical Morocco following the ancient trade routes.

Departure from: Marrakech Duration: 6 Days /5 Nights

Itinerary details:

Day 1: Marrakech - Aitbenhadou Kasbah - Rose valley - Dades gorges

After breakfast, we leave Marrakech venturing through the magnificent Atlas Mountains and the pass of Tichka (2260 m), offering an impressive landscape in the heart of the Atlas Mountain chain to Ouarzazate where many famous movies have been shot such Alexander the Great, The Mummy, The jewel of the Nile, Kingdom of heaven Etc...The scenery is absolutely stunning. We stop in the kasbah of AitBenhaddou one of the most spectacular fortresses in the South of Morocco and a UNESCO world heritage site. Lunch in Ouarzazate as "The Hollywood of Africa". We continue our journey to the valley of Roses known for its annual festival during the roses harvest in May. Spend the night with dinner in Dades valley.

Day 2: Dades gorges - Todra gorges - Erfoud - Merzouga - Erg Chebbi dunes

After breakfast, we start our day with a drive towards the Todra Gorges where many of rock climbers come to enjoy their preferred sport. Later we continue our journey, following the ancient Bedouin trading routes parallel with the Middle Atlas, passing a series of the fortified villages with outstanding pre-Saharian architecture. The route to Erfoud is one of the most pleasing of all the Southern routes. The town is in a dry red built of desert and was built by the French as a central administration town. It is known for its rich black fossils marble. The stone is sculpted to bring the fossils into relief on everything from ashtrays to washbasins and more. We head down to the spectacular Merzouga dunes where sand dunes signify the start of the mighty Sahara Desert. We leave our vehicle and take a camel ride into the desert to a Berber camp. To seal this as an experience of a life time, why not surf the Sahara Desert and try sand Dunes Boarding! After dinner we gather round the fire and enjoy the desert night perhaps with traditional Berber drums.

Day 3: Merzouga – Rissani – Alnif – Draa Valley – Zagora

Early wake up before dawn to enjoy the sunrise from the Great Dune of Sahara Desert. Return to the hotel in dromedaries. Shower and breakfast. Then departure to Rissani and visit the town considered the cradle of the Alaouite dynasty which mainly emphasizes its market considered the most important in the south, where many nomads come to shop. We will leave the desert and cross the arid fascinating landscapes up to the Draa Valley where we will make several stops to enjoy the valley as the longest in Morocco. Continue our journey towards Zagora, current administrative center of the area and from where once caravans journeyed to Timbuktu on a long trip that lasted 52 days, from here all the Draa Valley and Oasis bearing the same name is mastered, considered the largest in Morocco and the richest in the production of dates. Dinner and overnight at Hotel.

Day 4: Zagora - Tamgeroute - M'hamid - Erg Chigaga

After breakfast, we head out to Tamgerout to visit the famous Koran Library and subterranean Kasbah and the Manufacture of pottery. Then, continue towards M'hamid for lunch on the place. In the afternoon, optional camel ride before we take an off road which carries out through the rocky desert scenery to the sand dunes of Chigaga that spread over 40 km. Welcome drink. Then you enjoy the sunset. Overnight in a desert camp or under a star-filled sky with evening meal and breakfast included.

Day 5: Erg Chigaga - Foum Zguid - Taznakht - Ouarzazate.

Early wake up to enjoy the sunrise and climb the dunes of Sahara Desert for fantastic photo opportunities. After breakfast in the camp, we will take the desert road toward the dried lake of Iriki, and then to Foum Zguid. Lunch on site, then we will head to Taznakht for an optional stop to visit the Berber carpets homemade , then before entering Ouarzazate, we will enjoy a visit to the famous Atlas Studio as a beautiful place which is used for shooting great movies. Dinner and night at the hotel.

Day 6: Ouarzazate - Telouat Kasbah - Atlas Mountains – Marrakech.

Today you will enjoy a city tour of Ouarzazate, a desert city at the gates of the Sahara. It's strange name means "without noise" in the Berber language. Walk in the Taourirt Kasbah, an impressive structure that was built to house hundreds of people. Finally, You will visit one of the jewels of Morocco which is Kasbah of Telouat- the true treasures must be searched out and discovered… usually off the beaten path. After lunch, we travel to Marrakesh via the highest road point in Morocco, the Tichka Pass, offering an impressive landscape in the heart of the Atlas Mountain chain. End of the tour.

In the Desert Discovery Tour : 06 days / 05 nights:

  • Ride a camel as you trek over Morocco Sahara Desert.
  • Play a drum around the campfire after feasting on a traditional Moroccan meal.
  • Sleep under the stars and watch the sun rise over the dunes of the Sahara Desert.
  • Experience the lifestyle of desert nomads as you sip tea and share meals with Berbers.

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Desert Discovery Tour : 06 days / 05 nights

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Tour Includes:

List of Included Services for Desert Discovery Tour : 06 days / 05 nights:

  • Private transportation (A/C comfortable 4WD/Minivan/Minibus/coach)
  • Professional driver speaking your language during the trip
  • Accommodation in typical hotels, Riads and tents with dinner & breakfast
  • Pick up & drop off at your accommodation beginning and end of the tour
  • Camel trek to overnight in nomad desert camp (private tents)
  • Berber Music Entertainment
  • Free time to explore the sites such as Kasbahs, Valleys, Walks, Breaks for photos ... Etc

Not Included

List of Excluded Services for Desert Discovery Tour : 06 days / 05 nights:

  • Flight tickets.
  • Beverages & Lunches.
  • Entrance fees to attractions.
  • Tips.