1 Day : Marrakech – Ait Ben hadou – Ouarzazate – Dades Gorges
Departure from Marrakech in the morning, the driver will pick you up at your hotel.
You take the road to the dunes of Merzouga, passing through the High Atlas via the Tichka pass located at 2260 altitude. The first stop will be, the Kasbah Ait ben Hadou and the old Kasbah of Talouet. These two fortified villages, recognized by the UNESCO world heritage, offer you a complete panorama of the construction techniques of the old mud houses. Lunch at the Kasbah and direction to Ouarzazate.
In Ouarzazate, you visit the Kasbah of Taourirt and film studios before going to the Dades Gorge. Enjoy the splendid landscapes of the Dades Valley, the Valley of the Roses and Kalaa M’gouna. At the arrival, you will witness the sunset: the Dades Gorge showed all its enchantment … First night in a typical hotel very clean and comfortable, ideal for a One Night Stay.
2 Day : Dades Gorges – Merzouga (Dunes of Erg chebbi)
Breakfast in the Dades gorges and direction towards the dunes of Merzouga: starting point for an unforgettable walk in the desert. Merzouga is recognized by its dunes of Erg chebbi, or the most commonly called dunes of Merzouga, which are more than 100 km². Enjoy an hour and a half camel ride through the fascinating dunes of Erg Chebbi and admire the sunset which offers an incredible view unique in the world. Second night in bivouac under the stars after a traditional dinner around the fire.
3 Day : Merzouga – Ouarzazate – Marrakech
After the sumptuous sunrise, take part in a typical breakfast and ride on camel back to Merzouga. Admire the beautiful landscapes of the Sahara, oiasis, palm groves and green valleys… Return to Marrakech.
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Departure from Marrakech to the great south of Morocco. The adventure promises to be exciting as the program of the excursion is so rich. We take the path through the High Atlas Mountains and the Tizin Tichka pass. Magnificent landscapes offer a breathtaking scenery.
We arrive in Ouarzazate, gateway to the desert. Admire the many kasbahs (fortresses) of the city, characteristic of the authentic habitat of the great south. The most famous is the kasbah of Taourirt dating from the seventeenth century, symbol of Berber architecture, which welcomes many visitors.
The environment of Ouarzazate is made of sublime desert landscapes. The film industry has made them natural settings for many internationally renowned films. As you drive along the road, you can appreciate this splendid picture which proves that the desert is far from being synonymous with emptiness.
The discovery continues via the road of a thousand kasbahs in the Dades Valley. Fabulous scenery follows one after the other, valley of roses, earthen villages, kasbahs, palm groves… and gradually you sink into the bewitching environment of the arid Moroccan desert. Take the time to admire the wandering camels in isolated places, which heralds the great south of Morocco.
After Tineghir, we continue on our way to Merzouga. Small village in the middle of the desert on the Erg Chebbi. The beautiful sand dunes offer a scenery of endlessly visible ocean, whose colors vary throughout the day. If you arrive at the end of the day, don’t miss to admire the wonderful sunset. During the day, under the beautiful sun of Merzouga, nature is sublime and a change of scenery guaranteed for visitors eager to discover the sublime desert of Morocco.
The adventure promises to be exceptional. Camel trekking, quad or 4×4 rides, bivouacs in the middle of the desert, sunrise and sunset, sleeping under the stars, and many other surprises that will brighten up your excursion in the dunes of Merzouga. A program rich in emotions and surprises that will make your travel experience in southern Morocco memorable.
In the vicinity of Merzouga, you can discover the SRJI DAYET lake, famous for the black rocks that brighten its dunes. Migratory birds also come here during their resting period.
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