December 7, 2018
Marrakech desert tours
Written By TogetherSahara
Day 1 : Marrakech – Ait Ben Haddou – Ouarzazate – Rose Valley -Dadés Gorges
We start from Marrakech before 8:00, in order to drive to Ouarzazate, a former caravan town on the silk and salt route in the eastern foothills of the Atlas Mountains. Ouarzazate is known as the Gateway to the Sahara passing through the berber town of Taddert and over the 2260 meters high Tizi-in-Tichka pass. We will stop at the famous Kasbah Ait Benhaddou, 30 kilometers from Ouarzazate. The kasbah is one of the most intriguing red earth castles lining the ancient road of the Kasbahs, and is a UNESCO world heritage site. Lunch by the Kasbah and continue on our way to Dades Gorge via Ouarzazate. “the Hollywood of Africa”. On, through the “Road of the thousand Kasbahs”- the fascinating “sand castles”.we will continue in our journey to stop at Kalaat Mgouna, “the rose’s city” known for roses and its annual festival during the roses harvest in May, and then continue to our hotel in the heart of the Dades gorge, enjoy a traditional Moroccan evening meal and breakfast.
Day 2 : Boumalne Dadès – Tinghir – Todra Gorge – Arfoud – Merzouga Dunes
The next day after breakfast our trip leads us through the Dades Valley and Todra Gorge, allowing to explore the sights of this region. Lunch can be taken at any café on our way. Arrival to Merzouga is the final destination of today, where we meet our camels to take us to the Dunes of Erg Chebbi to our Berber desert camp. Our stay at the desert camp includes accommodation in traditional Berber tents, evening meal and breakfast the following morning.
Day 3 : Merzouga – Rissani – Nqob – Ouarzazate – Marrakech
The next day camels will take us for the return trip back to Merzouga. Then we enjoy our journey back through the Draa Valley to Ouarzazete over the Atlas Mountains. We arrive back to Marrakech around 19:00hrs or 20:00hrs
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