5 days Marrakech Merzouga desert tour
Day 1: Marrakech – The Dades Gorges
In Marrakech your guide and driver will pick you up at the place you are.We will head south towards Ouarzazate towards the port of Tizi Ntichka that reaches its maximum point at 2,260 meters above sea level, thus you will have the opportunity to appreciate the oases and palm groves, the numerous kasbahs and the Middle Atlas landscape. We will walk through the quiet of the mountains where you will be able to appreciate the style of life of the Berbers. At each step, you will discover a new scene of daily life. Courtesy dinner and accommodation at the hotel.
Day 2: The Dades Gorges – Merzouga (The Desert)
After breakfast we will start the day crossing the Dades Gorges where we will discover typical villages and we will meet the Berber nomads of the mountain. After having lunch in the Todra Gorges, we will travel along the tar route, crossing the important palm grove of Tinghir – it is one of the most beautiful and vast in Morocco – to reach the city of Erfoud. Where here, by track, we will go to Merzouga where after drinking a tea we will get on the camels to sleep in Jaimas or Berber tents in the middle of the desert and thus be able to see the stars and listen to the silence of the desert. Typical Berber dinner and accommodation in Jaimas.
Day 3: Merzouga – Draâ Valley – Ouarzazate
In the early morning, after seeing the sunrise from the top of a dune, we will return to the hostel where we will have breakfast, then, heading to Ouarzazate we will visit the city of Rissani -the economic capital of Morocco and the first imperial city of the country-, the souk under the red arches and its many ksours. Then we will follow the road that goes to the town of Alnif where we will have lunch. We will continue through the magnificent Draâ Valley. In the evening we will arrive in Ouarzazate where we will stay. Dinner and accommodation.
Day 4: Ouarzazate – Kasbah Taourirt – Kasbah Ait Benhaddou – Kasbah Talouat – Marrakech
After breakfast we visit a Kasbah in the center of Ouarzazate which is the Kasbah Taourirt. in other times residence of the pacha of Marrakech. It is built in adobe with crenellated towers. You can visit the ancient ones of the Glaoui, the dining room and the rooms that retain their painted stucco decoration, wood and cedar ceilings. 30 km from Ouarzazate we will visit the famous Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou (Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO). In this spectacular setting, several famous films have been shot, such as Gladiator, Obelix, Sahara with Penélope Cruz. Then we will turn off along a mini-road, and in a beautiful landscape we will see the adobe and straw construction of the mountain villages. Visit of the Telouet Kasbah and lunch on site. In the afternoon we return to the road passing through many Berber mountain villages until we reach the High Atlas. We continue the adventure crossing through the port of Tizi Ntichka (2,260msnm). We arrived in Marrakech. Dinner and accommodation at the Hotel.
Day 5: End of the Circuit and Transfer to the Airport
Breakfast at the hotel and at the indicated time, transfer to the airport to take a flight to your city of origin. End of the trip and our services.
– 4×4 vehicle with air conditioning
– English speaking driver/guide
– Camel trekking
– Night in Desert camp
– Meals (at noon)