5 days to the DESERT from MARRAKECH
Explore Merzouga desert in a 5 days tour:
- We will visit Atlas mountains, and pass Tizi n Tichka mountain
- We will visit Ait Benhaddou and we visit film studios in Ouarzazate
- We explore Dades and Todra gorges in our morocco travel.
- In Merzouga we will experience Sahara desert
- We will enjoy camel riding.
Itinerary FOR; 5 DAYS TOUR FROM Marrakech TO MERZOUGA DESERT:
Day1: Marrakech – Ait Benhaddou – Dades valley:
Our first day of the journey will start when we take you from the hotel or from the airport in Marrakech to enjoy in one the most interesting Marrakech desert tours.
On our way we will pass through Tizi N tichka pass in the Atlas Mountains in order to arrive to Dades Gorges.
The next place to visit is Ait Ben Haddou which is an international heritage as it was considered by the UNESCO. It is the background of many films such as The Lawrence of Arabia, Gladiator and Alexander.
Then we will have lunch and go to enjoy the beauty of nature and the historical monuments in Taourirt of Kasbah in Ouarzazate,Skoura and the valley of Roses which is famous for its festival that takes place every year in May.
After passing through the Berber villages of El Klaa des M’Gouna we will stay the night in Boumalene dunes Dades to finish the first day of our tour in it.
Day2: Dades Valley- Merzouga via Todra Gorge
Our second day will be very exciting so we will visit the oasis of Tinjdad then we will pass the little Berber towns of Mellah and Touroug to arrive to Rissani to have a break and a delicious lunch .
Our destination today is Merzouga that is famous for the highest sand dunes. The desert is called Erg Chebbi Sahara desert which is about 20km long and 5 km wide and it has a unique environment .
SO to travel to Merzouga we will complete our tour passing the green oasis of palm trees of ziz Tafilalet and the black Hamadu.
After all these places we visit it is good to have a bath in warm water then enjoy a delicious local dinner while listening to traditional music then stay the night in a riad.
Day3: Merzouga area, culture and tradition
Our third day will start after having breakfast. So we will enjoy traveling round the dunes through the oasis of Merzouga, the nomadic depository and Khamlia village ( blacks’ village) . Also we will visit Gnawa and learn about the music and the of life of its people who are slaves brought from Sudan. Near Gnawa we will visit the beautiful lake of Merzouga.
The next place to go is Rissani which is called “Sijilmassa” and it is famous for caravans that comes from Timbuktu in Mali. After that we will walk through the souk that sells spices, vegetables and clothes. We will have pizza before going back to the riad to have lunch and a glass of mint tea. Then start our camels riding journey for about 90 minutes to arrive to the middle of the highest dunes of Africa which are Erg Chebbi’s dunes to stay in a very comfortable Berber sand camp.
The tents in the camp are equipped with mattresses and linen , a restaurant and a kitchen.
You will enjoy many entertainments and shows with Berber drums after having dinner.
Day4: Merzouga – Ouarzazate
The fourth day will begin very early before sunrise in order to climb the dunes and have the chance to enjoy the views and take special photos. Then we will go to the hotel to have showers and breakfast and from there we will start our journey to Ouarzazate.
On the way we will pass Alnif , Tazzarine,Nkob and Draa valley .In Ouarzazate there is a nice place to stay the night which is a guest house.
Day5: Ouarzazate – Marrakech
The last day of our journey is going back to Marrakech by passing the High Atlas mountains and Tizi N tichka pass (2260m ) that leads us finally to Marrakech after this brilliant desert tour.
The price includes:
- Pick up from your Riad /hotel airport.
- Transport in comfortable A/C vehicle English/Spanish/French speaking guide/driver.
- Accommodation in hotels / riads.
- night in the desert camp in the middle of the dunes.
- camel trekking.
- Fuel for the entire journey.
- Drop off at your hotel at the end of the tour.
The price Not includes:
- Lunches and drinks.
- Entry fees for museums, monuments and attractions
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