Morocco Sahara Desert Trip
Morocco Sahara Desert Trip from Marrakech – 12 Days
Take an adventurous 12-day tour through Morocco’s amazing Atlas Mountains, visiting plenty of Kasbahs and Berber villages along the way. Experience the majestic scenery of this unique region, and sleep under the stars in the desert at a Berber camp. This tour is a Morocco sightseeing tour.
Detailed Itinerary :
Day 1 : Arrival to Marrakech
Meet you at the the airport and transfer to the hotel.
Day 2 : Marrakech – Telouet – Ait Ben Haddou– Ouarzazte
Your 12 days Morocco holidays will start with an early pick up from your hotel or riad. you will depart from Marrakech and heading to the south of Morocco, crossing the High Atlas mountains by the collar of TIZI N TICHKA which offer superb panoramic sights on the mountains of the high Atlas, You will continue driving to thekasbah of El Glaoui : Telouet . After the visit of the Kasbah, then drive to the famous and splendid Kasbah in Morocco : Ait Ben Haddou (registered with the world inheritance). And continue to the city of Ouarzazate (Hollywood of Morocco) which is known with its cinema studious in where famous worldwide movies were shot such as Mummy , Prince of Persia ….
Overnight at a riad / hotel
Day 3 : Ouarzazate – Agdez – Zagora
In the morning, departure towards the village of AGDEZ with a halt in the palm plantation of the DRAA VALLEY. Continue driving to the wadi DRAA (Draa River) which borders valley DRAA to the village of TANSIKHT.Then drive to Zagora and stop by the valley of palm trees .
Accommodation at a riad / hotel
Day 4 : Zagora – Ramlia – Merzouga
This way through a reg. (stony desert) true lunar landscape with the immense ones extended from dark stones at a loss seen, which gives a more mineral key to the desert, the route passes by several Berber villages (Authentic Nomads living under the tent), of the Oases, of the rivers and of the desert plates , then arrive at splendid and majestic fair dunes of ERG CHEBBI in MERZOUGA. Overnight at a riad / hotel
Day 5 : Exploring Merzouga and Camel ride
After the breakfast, you will make the large turn of the dunes while passing by: 2 oases of MERZOUGA, the wandering deposit, the village of KHAMLIA (village of the blacks), the mines of MIFISS, the plates desert with the meeting of the Berber nomads of the desert, oasis TISSARDMINE. Return to the inn around 3 p.m. for the departure of your caravan with back of dromedaries so attending laying down sun in the dunes. You will spend the night in a wild oasis located at 2 hours of walk in full desert.
Overnight at a Berber Camp
Day 6 : Merzouga – Riddsni – Merzouga
To leave MERZOUGA for the visit of the town of RISSANI, the old economic capital of Morocco which was also the first imperial city of the country: Its large souk under its red arcades, the Kasbah of ELFIDA and OULED ABDELHALIM and its many Ksars. With the lunch: a “Berber Pizza pie” speciality of the desert, then return to the dunes of ERG CHEBBI.
Overnight at a riad / hotel
Day 7 : Merzouga – Errachdia – Imilchil
After the breakfast, you will visit the factory of fossils in ERFOUD , then continuing towards the valley of the ZIZ and the crossing of the Throats of the ZIZ to the RICH village, then IMILCHIL: Berber village, famous for its habits which wants that the girls of the tribe of HAS HADIDDOU choissent their husbands. It is nested in the middle of the mountains of the High ATLAS.
Overnight at a hotel
Day 8 : Imilchil – Todra Gorges
After breakfast, you will visit of two lakes ISSLI and TISSLIT. Then continue to the track which crosses two typical Berber villages: AGOUDAL and TAMTATTOUCHTE, before arriving at the Throats of the TODRA, an exceptional beauty and the Kasbahs assemble the guard to the foot of the cliffs, and which deserve that one y stay one harms.
Sleeping at the hotel at the bottom of the Throats.
Day 9 : Todra Gorges – Boumaln Dades – Ouarzazte
In the morning you will vist palm plantation of Todra Valley in TINGHIR, one of the most beautiful valleys of Morocco, before going up the valley of the DADES and being inserted towards the Dades Gorges and Monkeys Toes. Continue by the road of a thousand Kasbahs, the valley of Roases where the festival of roses is celebrated at the end of May each year ,then drive passing by the palm plantation of SKOURA. And you will arrive at OUARZAZATE (Hollywood of the Morocco).
Overnight at a riad/ hotel at OUARZAZATE.
Day 10 : Ouarzazate – Marrakech
In the morning , you will visit the Kasbah of Taourirt that is located in the center of Ouarzazat city then driving to the famous ksbah in Morocco : Ait Ben Haddou , where many famous movies were filmed such as Gladiator , game of thrones. After that you will continue driving to the dramatic pass of Tizi Tichka ,where the landscapes are splendid and offer a a good views from the top. Overnight at a riad / hotel
Day 11 : Exploring Marrakech
After breakfast you will explore the city of Marrakech. The name Marrakech originates from the Amazigh (Berber) words MUR (n) AKUSH which means “Land of God”. Marrakech lies at the foothills of the breathtaking Atlas Mountains. You will visit some of the most fascinating sites of Marrakech, starting with the Tombs of Saadians, Palais Bahia, Garden Majorelle, the Kotoubia Mosque, and ending the day in the square of Jamaa Lafna and the Souks. The square of Jamaa Lafna is overflowing with shops, crafts, entertainment and a host of restaurants.
Day 12 : Marrakech
Transfer to the airport according to the time of departure