7 Days Exploring Desert & Valleys From Marrakech
$ 1.610,00 PP
This is a short and fun tour where you take off from the red city and end in the magic desert dunes. You will explore different scenery and amazing variety of landscapes. The road to the desert via the Atlas Mountains is a very cool experience. With its 7,415 feet altitude, and its beautiful cols, Tizi’n’tishka is a must see. Also it is worth visiting the Ait Benhaddou clay houses village and the Atlas studios. In Zagora, you will spend the night in the middle of the dunes. It a life time experience where ride camels and live like a Berber nomad.
|Day 1: Marrakech - Daddes Valley
At 8am, we start our trip to Daddes via the gigantic Tizi’NTichka cols which is the famous winding mountain-side road. We will make stops along the way in the scenic overviews. We’ll have lunch followed in Ouarzazate then tour with the Hollywood of Africa to discover the film studios of well-known movies like The Mummy, Gladiator, and Game of Thrones. Arrive in Daddes valley to end your day by checking into your hotel for dinner and rest for a fresh start in the morning.
|Day 2: Daddes Valley
After breakfast at your Riad, you will visit the women’s rose cooperatives in Kelaa Mgouna. We will drive through the River Dades also known as the 'Road of a Thousand Kasbahs' through the villages and stop wherever you want along the way to Gorge Daddes. One of the features that make this place a stand out is the mountain ridge called Monkey Fingers , rocks that have been smoothly eroded as fingers rising from the earth. At the top it has carved a beautiful gorge to explore. On the way back, you will visit a local market then lunch at a local family. You may help to prepare the meal (Couscous) or you can enjoy the hospitality of the Berber family in Daddes Valley. You may explore the rose valley by car or by foot then back to the Kasbah for diner and relaxation.
|Day3: Daddes Valley-Tinghir-Merzouga
After your Breakfast, you will continue to Tinghir to visit the Jewish Quarter with a short walk through local gardens. After a short drive we’ll find ourselves in Todgha Gorges, home to a series of limestone river canyons. As we continue our drive we’ll visit the “khattarat” – one of the oldest irrigation systems in the world. Our final stop will be in Merzouga, where you will relax at your hotel.
|Day 4: Sahara Desert
After your breakfast, we will stop at Errissani to visit the market and enjoy a local treat “madfouna” – a nomadic style pizza. In the same area we will visit a local Fossil Museum, which is known for containing some fossils dating back 500 million years ago. In the afternoon, you will head off to the majestic Sahara sand dunes, where we’ll switch from car to camelback for a trip through the dunes passing by the lake Yasmine area then night of music under the stars.
|Day 5: Merzouga – Agdez
Wake up early for a sunrise on the dunes which will be followed by breakfast and a short break before our camelback ride to meet the driver. Along the road to Agadez, you can visit the musician village of Khamilia (Gnaoua Music); we will pass by the rock engravings Ait Ouaazik to discover the drawings represent mainly hunting scenes and geometric figures and sometimes show hunting scenes. You will stay at the Kasbah of Tamnougalte located in the valley of Draa. An old Kasbah dates back to 18
|Day6: Agdez- Ait Benhadou
After breakfast, you will drive by the Draa valley to Ouarzazate where we will visit the Kasbah of Taourirte, one of the Glaoui palaces. We will continue to Ait Benhadou where we’ll have lunch followed by a walking guided tour at the must see world heritage site. This site has been appeared in many movies and TV Shows for instance, Gladiator, Game of Thrones..etc. you will spend the night to rest and relax.
|Day7: Ait Benhadou-Telouate- Marrakech
After breakfast and hopefully a nice sunrise, we will head to Marrakech and we will stop by the Kasbah Telouet, the former HQ of the powerful Glaoui Clan for a guided visit to explore and learn the history of this impressive building. We will continue our drive via the gigantic Tizi’NTichka cols where we may make stops along the way in the scenic overviews for photos. You will arrive to Marrakech in the late afternoon and the driver will drop you off at your accommodation.