5 Days tour Marrakech to Merzouga Desert through the Atlas Mountains

Day 1 : Marrakech – Tizi -n-Tichka – Ait Benhaddou – Ouarzazate – Dades Valley/Gorges:

On this Sahara Tours Marrakech, we pick you up from your Riad or Hotel and leave Marrakech to start our trip to the Dades Valley. First pass through the wonderful Tizi-n-Tishka in the high Atlas Mountains, there we will take a pause to appreciate the mountain views. Then we visit the Ait Ben Haddou village which is a Kasbah recognized by UNESCO as a world patrimony. Also it is famous as a backdrop scene for many films like ‘Lawrence of Arabia’  ‘Alexander’ and ‘Gladiator’. Lunch will be here before continuing the trip immersing in the natural and historical monuments, landscapes including Taourirt Kasbah in Ouarzazate and Roses Valley; this valley is renowned for the Festival of Roses in May in the harvest time. Also we’ll pass through some Berber villages such as El Kelaa des M’Gouna, Skoura and ‘Boumalene Dades’. This latter is the final destination for today day. Finally we shall spend the overnight in the hotel with dinner and breakfast.

Day 2: Dades Gorges – Tenghir – Todra Gorges – Tinjdad – Erfoud – Rissani – Merzouga:

Today’s point is to reach to Merzouga desert that is known for its highest dunes in North Africa. THE DESERT! is named the Erg Chebbi Sahara desert which is for about 5 kms wide and 20 kms long. In fact it’s a unique, multifaceted environment.  So today on our tour we will have the opportunity to see and explore many oases like the oasis of Tinjdad. Then we move on our tour through the small Berber towns of Mellab and Touroug. After arriving to Rissani we will have our lunch, then we continue our Sahara Tours Marrakech, immersing in the green oasis and the lovely palm trees of  Ziz valley–Tafilalet, plus the black Hamada before reaching Merzouga village. So later you’ll enjoy bathing with warm water and have a delicious local dinner while listening to the Berber music. Finally night in a Riad.

Day 3 : Tour around Erg Chebbi Desert by 4×4 – Merzouga – Camel Ride & Night in Desert:

After breakfast, you will go all the way round the dunes via Merzouga oasis, which is the KHAMLIA village (Blacks’ village). Ther you’ll visit the Gnawa people who are originated slaves brought from Sudan, So you will experience their music and lifestyle. Then after touring in the lake of Merzouga with its bird populations, we will drive to Rissani, it was named Sijilmassa and wich was the meeting place for the caravans of salt, who come from Timbuktu in Mali. In this village explore the souk and walk in the shops selling spices, vegetables and clothes. Today your lunch is pizza (traditional berber pizza) in Rissani, then you will travel back to your riad. From there your camel will be awaiting you, after enjoying a glass of mint tea. Start your camel trek in the sahara desert; all the superfluous luggage will be left in safe rooms at the hotel. Take 90-minutes camel ride in the desert which will lead us to a Berber camp in the middle of the Erg Chebbi sand dunes; they are the highest in North Africa. In the camp enjoy comfortable Berber tents equipped with linen, mattresses, restaurant and kitchen. Finally your evening will consist of dinner and entertainment by Berber drums, ( unforgettable night).

Day 4 : Camel Trekking back to Merzouga – Berber Villages – Ouarzazate :

Before sunrise wake up early to climb the sand dunes and benifit from fantastic photo opportunities over the dunes. Then make your way to the hotel again for shower and breakfast before moving on your journey to Ouarzazate. On this tour you’ll passing through Alnif, Nkob, Tazzarine  and the Draa Valley. Then you will spend the night in the guest house in Ouarzazate.

Day 5 : Ouarzazate – Berber Villages – Back to Marrakech through Tizi-n-Tichka :

Today after breakfast leave Ouarzazate in the Morning, and visit the majestic Atlas Mountains. We’ll cross the High Atlas Mountains and via the highest point pass in Morocco Tizni Tichka 2260m high. This pass offers impressive and spectacular views of valleys, berber villages nearby and mountains. Finally arrive a in evening, end of our services .

Included on this Sahara Tours Marrakech:

 Transportation in 4×4 vehicles with A/C.
 Driver/Guide available every day of the trip. ( English Speaking )
 Vehicle fuels.
 Accommodation on half board (dinner and breakfast) in hotels.
 Camel ride through the desert and sleep in tent
 Tent in an Oasis with the Berbers.

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NOTE : If the itineraries of this Sahara Tours Marrakech, that we offer does not match what you’re looking for, contact us and we will prepare the trip to your needs and requirements.

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