6 Days from Marrakech to Merzouga via Ouarzazate

Day 1: Arrive in Marrakech – High Atlas – Telouat – Ait Ben Haddou – Ouarzazate;

Airport pick up and departure south across the High Atlas through the Tizi Ntichka (2.260m above sea level) where we will make several stops to admire a stunning view panoráminas where we can make pretty pictures. Continue our route by a small road Which will take advantage of beautiful scenery to look great chromatic diversity, to the village of Telouat, visit its Kasbah and have lunch in a typical restaurant in the village. In the afternoon we continue our journey by track through Berber villages where many families live in adobe houses lost in the mountains to the fortified village of Ait Ben Haddou, visit its famous Kasbah (Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO) . In this spectacular setting Have Been shot several famous movies like Gladiator, Obelix, Sahara with Penelope Cruz … After visiting the Kasbah Ouarzazate Considered we drive to the great door of the desert. Dinner and overnight at Hotel.

Day 2: Ouarzazate – Valley of Roses – Todra Gorge – Merzouga;

Breakfast and departure to the Valley of the Roses through the palm grove of Skoura where a road dotted with Kasbahs all different starts. After several stops, we arrive at one of the strengths of the South: The Todra Gorges. The bed of the River Todra Gorge has Formed a daunting Vertical walls and beautiful. It is a paradise for climbers and unique. Lunch at a restaurant in the gorges and then to the desert to the stunning dunes of Merzouga. After taking tea Hospitality and leave your luggage in the rooms, info we have the opportunity to climb the dunes and take some time to contemplate a wonderful sunset. Return of the dunes and Berber chat with the hostel to understand and learn more about life in the desert. Dinner and a show of Berber music with drums and castanets. Accommodation at the lodge.

Day 3: Merzouga – Erg Chebbi – Nomads – Merzouga

We’re in the desert!, After a hearty and delicious breakfast, we go round the Erg Chebbi desert expanse of sand where the Great Dune of Morocco, over 250 m altitude, and connect on track with part of the route followed by the former Paris-Dakar and the mountains bordering Algeria background. Save Tissardmin oasis and follow route to a nomad settlement where we know some of the secrets of life and customs. Later stop at a vantage point where we can contemplate the Erg Chebbi as a whole. Reach the village of Khamlia, originally from Mali, where we will relax with a cup of tea while we enjoy a short concert of spiritual music of Gnawa. Return to the lodge, lunch and 16:00 h to depart in a caravan of camels to the camp Haimas (approximately 1h) and, prior to arrival, we will enjoy the sunset and stretch out my legs a bit before reaching the haimas.A arrival at the camp we offer a tea Hospitality, as is usual, and before dining take the chance to climb the big dune or just to those found near the camp and enjoy the peace and silence the time and the place offers. Sleep in the Haima under a blanket of stars in the heart of the desert.

Day 4: Merzouga – Rissani – Alnif – Draa Valley – Zagora;

We wake before dawn to watch the sunrise from the Great Dune. Return to the lodge in dromedaries. Shower and breakfast. Early departure to Rissani and visit the city considered the cradle of the Alaouite dynasty which mainly emphasizes its market is considered the most important in the south, where many desert nomads come to shop. We will leave the desert and cross the arid while predesérticos interesting landscapes up to the Draa Valley where we will make several stops to enjoy the valley along the river that bears his name and which is the longest in Morocco and traversing the entire country to Mauritania. 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 5: Zagora – Ouarzazate – High Atlas – Marrakech;

Breakfast and departure to see the sign that shows the journey of 52 days to Timbuktu (very important commercial center of Mali) before climbing into the Anti Atlas to arrive then will visit the Kasbah Ouarzazate Taourirt Tifoultoute and Cinema Studies . Depart for Marrakech crossing the Tizi N ‘Tichka, and we stop for lunch at a restaurant in the mountains. Later visit the Argan oil cooperative where we will discover the process of realization and we explain the myriad benefits this product has to the human body. Road to Marrakech and will continue in the city and enjoy a free evening to enjoy a walk in the Jamaa el Fna and dine on typical jobs that fill the square. Accommodation in Riyadh.

Day 6: Marrakech – Airport

Transfer to the airport and end of the trip.

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