MARRAKECH – DESERT OF MERZOUGA – MARRAKECH
3 days / 2 nights
Desierto de Merzouga
Day 1: Marrakech – Ouarzazate – Dades Valley
Departure in the morning from Marrakech, from your riad / hotel, direction to the Gorges of Dades, through what is known as ‘The route of the thousand kasbahs’. On the way we will cross the High Atlas Mountains, crossing the Tizi N’Tichka pass, the highest point in the country (2260m), opening our way among numerous Berber nomadic peoples that inhabit the mountains.
This spectacular landscape will take us to the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, famous for being the scene of more than twenty films, such as ‘Babel’, ‘Obelix’, ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ …
Free visit of this impressive fortified village, where you can wander around contemplating the many craft shops (painting with spices, jewelry, carpets) until you reach the barn that crowns the kasbah.
We will continue via Ouarzazate crossing the Valley of Roses, where every year in the month of May the celebration of the Roses is celebrated. We will enter the Valley of Dades, valley that houses the maximum concentration of kasbahs. We will cross its winding road, contemplating the varied and peculiar reddish landscape of the Atlas mountains.
Accommodation in the Dades Valley and dinner at the hotel.
Day 2: Dades Valley – Todra Gorges – Merzouga (Erg Chebbi)
Breakfast at the hotel. We head to the Gorges of Todra, north of Tinghir, where you can take a pleasant walk between its imposing canyon walls of more than 200 meters altitude to the source of the Todra River.
Continue to the desert through the palm grove of Tafilalet that leads us to the town of Erfoud, ancient door of the desert, today famous for working with fossils that are extracted in this region.
You can receive, if you wish, a guided tour of the fossil cooperative to discover the secrets of the stone treaty, from extraction to obtaining the product.
At this point, we will leave behind the asphalt to take the dirt track along the 50 km that will lead us to our final destination: the dunes of Erg Chebbi. We will go through the tracks that everyone knows as the Paris-Dakar Rally.
Upon arrival at the hotel in the village of Merzouga, our guide will wait for us with the camels to depart on an excursion (about an hour and a half). Here we will be participants of the immensity that the desert offers with a sea of dunes, until arriving at the heart of the desert to contemplate the beautiful sunset.
Sheltered by the Great Dune, and enjoying the music of the drums, dinner and Moroccan tea, you can contemplate the immense sky of stars and sleep in nomadic tents.
Day 3: Desert of Merzouga – Rissani – Marrakech
We will wake up early in the morning, to be able to contemplate another great show among the dunes of the Moroccan Sahara: a wonderful sunrise. Again you will climb on your camels to make the excursion back to the hotel.
We will have breakfast and continue our way to Rissani. Where we will walk through what is known as the most authentic and traditional souk in the area, and one of the largest in the south of the country, where it is traded with all kinds of handicrafts, food and animals.
We have a long way back to Marrakech where we will take another route that will allow us to discover new landscapes. Through the desert road that crosses the villages of Alnif, Tazarine, Nkob, Agdez … we will connect with the beautiful Draa Valley and its millions of palm trees.
We will continue until Marrakech, taking again the port of Tizi n’Tichka.
Arrival in Marrakech in the afternoon – night. Transfer, farewell and end of our services
THE TOUR INCLUDES:
Reception and return in the riad / hotel where you stay
All-terrain vehicle 4×4 or minibus with A / C
Guide that speaks your language
Hotel half board (Dinner and breakfast)
1 night in jaima with dinner and breakfast
Excursion with dromedary (one per person)
IT DOES NOT INCLUDE:
Drinks and lunches
Tickets and tips
All those services that are not specified in the program
PRICE PER PERSON:
The price of the routes will vary depending on the occupancy of the seats in our vehicles.
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