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Morocco desert tours: 13 days from Marrakech to Sahara desert

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  • Morocco desert tours: 13 days from Marrakech to Sahara desert
  •  Marrakech
  •  Sahara Dunes
  •  Sahara Dunes
  •  Draa Valley
  •  Dades Valley
  •  Sahara
  •  Sahara Dunes

HIGHLIGHTS

Marrakech – Kasbah Telouet – Aït Benhaddou – Ouarazazte – Rose Valley – Boutaghrar – Dades Gorges – Todra Gorges – Erfoud – Merzouga – Erg Chebbi – Visit Nomads – Rock engravings in Taouz – Ouzina Village – Oubahallou Oasis – Oasis M´harech – Zagora – Tamagroute – Chegaga – Agdez– Oasis Fint – Ouarzazate – Marrakech

info

DURATION
13 days 12 nights

PRICE
1300 €

STARTING POINT
Marrakech

ENDING POINT
Marrakech

Guide language : English - Spanish - italia

Cancelation : FREE! You can cancel your booking for free before 2 Days before.

DESCRIPTION

Day1: Marrakech – Kasbah Telouet – Aït Benhaddou – Ouarazazte

Departure from Marrakech crossing the High Atlas via the Tizi N’Tichka pass.  We leave the main road and travel through the Ounila valley where we stop to visit Kasbah Telouet, once a grand palace of the Glaoui.  Ksar Aït Benhaddou is our next stop for a visit.This fantastic location is a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, and the setting where many movies were filmed. We continue our route to the city of Ouarzazate where we will spend our first night in a hotel.

 

Day 2: Ouarzazate – Rose Valley – Boutaghrar – Dades Gorges

Ouarzazate, the cinema capital, Morocco’s answer to Hollywood, has several film studios; you will have the option to visit one.   Skoura oasis and the Valley of Roses are our next stops as we travel the route of a thousand kasbahs to reach the Dades gorge for the evening’s accommodation. The night will be in a hostel with a Berber family.

 

Day3: Dades Gorges – Todra Gorges

As the breathtaking Dades Gorge startsto penetrate the Atlas Mountains, our travels take us through Boutaghrar and we continue the circuit to reach the Todra Tinghir in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains, the night is at the hotel.

 

Day 4: Todra Gorges – Erfoud – Merzouga

Today we are leaving Todra Gorge for our destination of Merzouga. Our route takes us through the city of Erfoud in the fertile ZIZ valley (a city known for its Marmar fabrication for fossils), then the town of Rissani, the economic centre of the region and the city known by its souk and its Alawite monuments and kasbahs. Lunch will be a local specialty called Madfouna, a rich spiced Berber pizza. After finishing the souk visits we continue to Merzouga, our plan is to watch the sunset on the dunes of Erg Chebbi (22km long north to south and 5 km east to west) and the night will be in an inn at the foot of the dunes.

 

Day 5: Merzouga – Erg Chebbi – Visit Nomads

After breakfast we will tour the dunes by 4×4 to visit the tents of nomads in the desert. A visit to the village of Khamlia, who inhabitants are descended from the black Sudanese slaves, to watch them dance and perform typical music of the Gnawa from the south. Afterwards we go to visit the lakewhich has a seasonal flock of pink flamingos and the black desert (5 km from Merzouga) and finally arrive at Merzouga. In the afternoon we will take the camels to spend the night in nomad bivouac tents in the middle of the dunes of Erg Chebbi.

 

Day6: Merzouga – Rock engravings in Taouz – Ouzina Village

After breakfast we depart from Merzouga and pass through a village called Begaa on our way to visit the rock engravings of Taouz. We continue on the off road track to reach the village of Ouzina. The night will be in a hostel next to the dunes of Ouzina.

 

Day7: Ouzina – Oubahallou Oasis – Oasis M´harech

Starting out from Ouzina oasis we travel through Oubahallou to arriveat the end of the day in Mharech Oasis,which is near the small village of Tafraoute,to visit the tents of nomads in the desert.

 

Day8: M’harech – Zagora

From M’harech to Zagora on the off road track located in the Draa Valley.

 

Day9: Zagora – Tamagroute – Chegaga.

We leave Zagora and travel south to visit the village of Tamegroute, known for the magnificent library founded in the 17th century; you can see the illuminated manuscripts of the Koran written on gazelle skin and also works of history and medicine. The distinctive green glazed pottery is also from here. The night will be in Chegaga.

 


Day 10: Chegaga – Agdez

We leave the Chegaga desert in the direction of the oasis of Foum Zguid and ImiOuasif, passing very beautiful villages in Jbeln’Zourk ,oases and desert landscapes on the route towards Taznakht to reach the town of Agdez in the Draa Valley.

 

Day 11: Agdez – Oasis Fint – Ouarzazate

From Agdez we take the route for Ouarzazate via the Oasis of Fintwhere we can stop to visit and take a walk through the oasis and have breakfast with a local family.

 

Day 12: Ouarzazate – Marrakech

Leave Ouarzazate and return to Marrakech via the pass of Tizi-n-Tichka.

 

 Day 13: Marrakech

The last day of the tour, today we have a cultural visit of the red city, on our to-do list we go to the beautiful Majorelle Gardens; explore the Medina, Koutoubia and the Saadian tombs. The afternoon is free to visit the famous Jemaa el Fna square, souks and discover a thousand colours.

 

overview

Atlas mountain – Kasbhas – Ksour – Sahara dunes – valleys – off raod adventure 13 days from Marrakech

the price per person

N° Person 2 3 4 5 6
Standard 1300 € 1075 € 950 € 900 € 875 €
luxury 3100 € 3000 € 2700 € 2200 € 2000 €

what's inclusions

  • 4×4 vehicles with driver.
  • Guide available every day of the trip.
  • Vehicle fuels.
  • Accommodation on half board
  • Camel ride through the desert
  • Tent in an Oasis with the Berbers.
  • Transfers to airports
  • Hotel (round trip)

what's excluded

  • Airline tickets.
  • Noon meals. (Possibility of picnic or restaurants)
  • Drinks at meals.
  • Entrance fees.
  • Tips and personal miscellaneous expenses.

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