In this Trip you will pass through the high Atlas Mountains, then you will take the way to Ounila valley to visit Telouat and Ait ben Haddou, the next day will be on dades valley, then we take the way to discover the Daraa valley, the fourth day will be dedicated on the desert, have lunch by the traditional way, and enjoy camel ride during the sunset on the high dunes of Chegaga,the next day we move to Taroudantthe lake of Iriqui. On the seventh day we go for a little hike on the Beber Mountains in Imlil and visit a local berber family, the last day retourn to Marrakesh through.
Type: Circuit (4×4, dromedary).
Duration: 08 Days, 07 Night.
City of departure: Marrkech
Destination city: Marrakech
Accommodation: Stable Bivouac, Hotel
Meals: Half Board
Marrakech Merzouga Zagora 8 days tour ideal to explore Morocco desert
Program: Marrakech Merzouga Zagora 8 days tour
Day 1: Marrakech – Ait Ben Haddou – Ouarzazate
We will pick you up from your accommodation at 08:00 morning, start our trip toward ouarzazat via Atlas mountain TizinTichka, few stops for taking pictures on the beautiful landscapes of Berber villages, take off road to discover Ounila valley and visit TelouatKabah, later we go discover the berber life by visiting a berber family and have a cup of tea with them, then continue toward Ouarzazate, visite the Cinema studio. And overnight on your hotel or Riad.
Day 2: Ouarzazate – BomalenDades – Tinghir
Depart after breakfast around 8 morning, passing from the oasis of Skoura, visit the Kasbah Amridile, then continue to reach the roses valley and start the way of 1001 Kasbah, arrive Dades gorges discover the berber culture, than continue to Tinghir overnight on your hotel .
Day 3: Tinghir – Todra gorges – Merzouga
Depart after breakfast around 8 am, visit Todra gorges and take the road directly to Merzouga passing from Rissani the old saharien capital, arrive Merzouga to find your camel waiting for you, start you camel trip and enjoy ths sunset, arrive your camp and spend your nomadic night under the stars or in a nomadic tent.
Day 4: Merzouga – Tazarine – Zagora
If you wake up early you can watch the amazing sunrise from the dunes, and take your camel back to the hotel to have a quick shower and your breakfast, depart from Merzouga village, continue to Daraa valley via Tazarine (featured in the film Babel ), on the afternoon the journey takes us to Tansikht, enjoying the road beside the Daraa valley, arrive Zagora by the evening and spend your night in a hotel or Riad.
Day 5: Zagora – M’hamid – Erg Chegaga
Depart will be after breakfast, the road take us into Daraa valley, few stop for pictures on the wonderfull view in the biggest oasis in Africa, passing by the village Tamegrout visit the kasbah underground and the coranic library, then we arrive tha last village M’hamid off road in the desert, have special lunch on a oasis, later we continue to arrive the camp by the evening, camel ride around the dunes, enjoy the magical sunset from the top of the dunes, back to the camp have a berber tea with nomads, sand boarding avaible if you want, nomadic entertainment around fire, under the magical sky full of stars, overnight on a nomadic tent .
Day6: Chegaga dunes – Taznakht – Taroudant
If you wake up early you will enjoy a magical sunrise, breakfast and leave the camp toward Marrakesh, passing from the lake Iriqi, which was full of animals, few stops for pictures the passing FoumZguid, stop on the Berber village of Taznakht or the capital of Moroccan carpets, visit the woman coperation and discover the way of prducing Berber carpet, then continue toTaliouine, the heart of the saffron growing region. The road takes us onto to Taroudant, where we stop for the night in a riad.
Day 7: Taroudant – Imlil
In the morning visit the town which known as “the little Marrakesh”. It is spectacular for its massive ramparts and beautiful medina. Then we climb back up the High Atlas Mountains across the famous Tizi-n-Test pass, stopping at the Tinmal mosque, which may be visited by non-Moslems. Lunch will be in a mountain restaurant with superb views. From here we continue through the mountains to the village of Imlil, where we stay the night. Here the quiet and beauty of the views are overwhelming.
Day 8: Imlil – Marrakesh
After breakfast, we have time to walk and look up at Toubkal Mountain, the highest peak in North Africa. Passing the Toubkal National Park we reach Asni, a small Berber village, which is famous for its permanent as well as for its weekly soukhs. We then pass the mausoleum of MoulayBrahim, a well-known Moroccan Sufi saint who died in 1661. Here you can have tea with a local Berber family, who will show you the traditional hammam and bread ovens. The last Valley of the trip is that of the LallaTakerkoust reservoir, which supplies Marrakesh and the surrounding area with water from the snow melt of the High Atlas. Here there are stops to take photos of the wonderful scenery over the lake. And then back to Marrakesh.
Included in the price :
– Transport in 4 × 4 with driver / guide (4 × 4, fuel included).
– 02 Night in the bivouac and in the desert (tent, mattress and blankets are provided) 4 Night hotel.
– Half board.
– 07 dinner / 07 breakfast.
– dromedary backpacking.
Not included :
– The drinks.
– personal expenses.
– paid visits.