Day 1 : Marrakech – Ouarzazate
We will leave Marrakech before 8.00 crossing the High Atlas Mountains. We will discover many small Berber villages along the route and we will have stops to take some photographs of the elevated scenery. We arrive to Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, the world heritage declared by UNESCO. The lunch will be at the Kasbah. After, we will have a visit of the popular location for Hollywood films. Then, we conytinue to Ouarzazate where we will visit Taourirt kasbah and film studios. The night will be in a Riad.
Day 2: Ouarzazate – Zagora
Today, we drive towards Zagora, the direct door to the Sahara, crossing Daraa valley. We will visit Tamnougalt, the village in the middle of the oasis and 95 km far from Ourazazate and the former capital of the Mezguita region. The area is known by the Moussem Ellama at the first week of October. After breakfast at local restaurant, we will drive to Zagora where we will pass night. (We may have a walk a long the Daraa river)
Day 3: Zagora – M’hamid – Chegaga
After breakfast, we will leave Zagora passing by Tamagroute village where you will find the famous road to tumbuctu that reads 52 days. Tamgroute has a Koranic Library that once held 40,000 volumes. The library contains a collection of illuminated Korans which are written on gazelle skins. After the visit, we continue towards M’hamid; the gate of Sahara desert; the lunch will be in a local restaurant then we reach the sand dunes of Chegaga, the largest group of dunes in the region reaching a height of 300 m. Late afternoon, you will have a camel trip to see sunset on the dunes. The Dinner with entertainment will be in Camp under nomad Tents.
Day 4: Chegaga – Iriqqi Lake – Taznakht – Taliouine – Taroudant
Today, you will enjoy the sunrise also the sand dunes, then you will have then departure in 4×4 vehicles via the old Paris-Dakar road to Foum Zguid, crossing Iriqui Lake. The lunch will in a restaurant in the Berber village Taznakht. Then you continue to Taliouine, the capital of Saffron and where we may hane a visit to some women cooperative. After, we continue to Taroudant. Accomodation and dinner will be a riad.
Day 5: Taroudant – Tizi N’tast – Marrakech
After breakfast, you will have a guided visit of Taroudant city; then you cross the Atlas Mountains to reach the red city Marrakech. But before, we will visit Tinmel school of the Almoravids dynasty. The dinner and night will be in a riad.