From the highest dunes of Morocco, watch the horizon over the sand to admire the sun rising over North Africa on this new day. Discover some of the most unforgettable highlights of this country during seven days of culture and nature. Discover the forests of cedar refreshing Atlas,stroll through the winding alleys of the old Marrakech and browse the desert in a 4×4. Meet musicians, Berbers, craftsmen and soak up the exotic beauties of Morocco.
|DEPARTURE TIME||Please arrive by 8:15 AM for a prompt departure at 8:30 AM.|
|RETURN TIME||Approximately 6:30 PM.|
|WEAR||Comfortable clothing, hat,…|
Arrival at Marrakech airport and drive to your hotel . Free time to explore the city .depending on your arrival time.
Leaving Marrakech, and drive over the stunning High Atlas Mountains on the way to Ouarzazate, where African traders once stopped on their journeys up to the Atlantic Ocean. Ouarzazate is the Hollywood of North Africa and today there’s an optional visit to its famous film studios which have been used for films such as, The Kingdom of Heaven, Alexander the Great, The Last Temptation of Christ, The Living Daylights, and the Jewel of the Nile …etc, and then keep our drive enjoying the dramatic views of the Draa Vally,which’s famous for its dates, and we can stop and try some fresh ones en route. Visit of the old 45 Kasbah. Stay for the overnight in N’kob in (HB).
5h30 of drive.
Today we drive through the Anti Atlas mountain range to cross several southern towns Tazarine and Alnif. Stop for lunch in Rissani and try the local famous pizza Madfouna for your meal, afterwards continue to the Sahara, and in the afternoon we relax and cool down with a swim at our hotel in Merzouga. Then it’s time to go for an incredible camel ride towards our remote Berber Camp in the heart of Sahara Desert, across the vast Erg Chebbi dunes. Considered to be the largest sand dune in Morocco. An experience that is guaranteed to leave a lasting impression on travelers kids, young and old! We enjoy a relaxing evening in the Berber desert camp, we can scale the giant sand dunes and watch incredible sunset before settling down to enjoy local food and listen to some Berber live music. Tonight we camp under the glittering Saharan stars. Overnight – Berber Camp – Sahara Desert in(HB).
3 h of drive.
02:30 hours of camel ride two ways.
Leave the magic of the Sahara desert, and drive to Todra Gorge. This 1000ft gorge is hemmed in on all sides by vertical limestone cliffs and is known as Morocco’s Grand Canyon. Stop there for lunch, and then, carry on to the famous Dades gorge, from its plunging depths to dizzying heights, the charm of Dades lies in its changing colours as the sun slowly moves from east to west. We stay for the overnight in beautiful rustic guest house; it’s possible to go for walk through the fields in Dades valley with your guide. Overnight – Dades Gorge with local Family in (HB)
4h30 of drive.
This morning we travel across several Berber towns and villages, and then through road of 1000 Kasbah, passing The Roses Valley (which is famous for its roses), en route to legendary Ait Benhaddou, and a fortified city situated along the former caravan route between the Sahara and Marrakech. Granted UNESCO World Heritage listing, the site had been the setting for many films including Lawrence of Arabia and Gladiator. And Game of Thrones season two, Enjoy a guided tour of this remarkable site, exploring the ancient winding alleys, towers and kasbahs – a handful of which remain inhabited today. Overnight – Ait Benhaddou (HB)
3h of drive.
Today we drive back to Marrakech, via the famous Kasbah of Telouet this bizarre Kasbah is one of the most extraordinary sights of the Atlas and it’s located along the former route of the caravans from the Sahara over the mountain villages in Morocco, free visit of the Kasbah, and we might stop for lunch there, and then continue our drive crossing the rugged High Atlas Mountains and enjoying the wonderful views en route. There’s time to freshen up at our hotel before heading out for dinner tonight in the famous square of Djemaa el Fna, an exuberant market place which literally springs to life in the evenings. Filled with spicy aromas, exotic music, market stalls, snake charmers, magicians, storytellers and more, it is undoubtedly the liveliest and most captivating attraction in Morocco! Overnight – Marrakech (BB) and trip ends.
04 hours of drive.