Picked up by a guide from our team Travelers for Morocco, at your Riad or Airport and we leave towards Ouarzazate crossing the High Atlas and arriving at the incredible port of Tizi n’Tichka at 2260 meters high, a great mountain range full of extraordinary landscapes that we will cross admiring the Berber territory with small typical villages, fortresses etc.
Shortly after crossing the Atlas we will take a track that will take us to visit the Kasbah of Pacha Glaoui located in Telouet, built in the 18th century to control the passage of commercial caravans. The contrast created by the ruined walls built with adobe with the decorative luxury of the main rooms adorned with mosaics, marble, silk tapestries, etc. is impressive…a highly recommended visit.
We will continue our route by track passing through various Berber villages and arriving at the magical town of Ait Ben Haddou, the best preserved ksar and which enjoys the status of a World Heritage Site, declared by UNESCO, its highly ornamented adobe houses are agglutinate within a strong defensive wall and reinforced by turrets, this spectacular kasbah, built with mud and stones, miraculously remains standing as in the time it was inhabited, raised on a hill and surrounded by the desert landscape of the Anti Atlas is without no doubt one of the most magical places in Morocco.
After lunch we will go to Ouarzazate considered as the door of the great desert since it is the intermediate point that unites the mountains and the desert, also called the Hollywood of Morocco, since due to its location it is the perfect environment to record movies for its surroundings. of arid lands.
Dinner and accommodation.
After breakfast we will visit Ouarzazate, one of the charms is its medina, the old part of the city with its many alleys full of life and the central square converted into a fantastic place to enjoy the daily life of its people. Also a strong point is the Taourirt kashba, a fortified palace where getting lost in its rooms connected by labyrinthine corridors and stairs is a joy. From the top of its towers we have an impressive panoramic view of the medina.
We will continue towards Zagora taking the road that crosses the small Anti-Atlas mountain range, which has been gaining popularity as it offers fantastic places full of peace and tranquility, the pink color of the rocks is complemented by the beautiful crystal clear waters that run through the river, we will enter the Draa Valley by track crossing various Berber villages and kasbahs, changing the track that crosses lost villages in the desert, we will arrive at the Mharech Gorges, a place of the most beautiful and simple but at the same time a profound simplicity that makes it immense, it is a beautiful gorge with a small oasis of palm trees and that connects the tracks from the north with those from the south, this small oasis is also called (Portal de Belén due to its similarity). Night in Hostel.
We will continue along the Dakar Rally track, crossing more lonely villages in the middle of nowhere and crossing dry riverbeds, oases and dunes, we will arrive at Erg Chebbi, the highest dunes in Morocco, where we will eat the typical Berber pizza with the family and we will be able to discover the secrets and the simple life. of the desert people.
We will continue towards Merzouga where we will have a welcome tea while we rest and the camels that will take us to the foot of the Great Dune are prepared for us, during the one and a half hour journey we will be able to take pictures, an experience that you will undoubtedly like. At nightfall you can see that the desert takes on a very different color and the weather changes as it cools down quite a bit depending on the time you go. To the rhythm of the kettledrums singing and playing, they will serve us dinner, and of course the great bonfire will keep us company until bedtime. So without any worries, the best thing is to enjoy this magical and authentic night under the starry sky of the desert.
Without a doubt, one of the greatest spectacles of the desert is to see how it dawns, so today it’s time to get up early to contemplate the wonderful sunrise, you should not miss seeing the changes of colors that the dunes take on as the sun rises over the horizon. . A visual spectacle that you will not forget.
The camels are waiting for us to return to the Riad and give us a good shower and a traditional Moroccan breakfast, our adventure continues to surround the great dune of Erg Chebbi of more than 250 meters of altitude, an extension of fine sand desert where natural scenes are become an unforgettable landscape bordering with Algeria and connecting with the old Paris-Dakar track, we will continue along the track making several stops such as the Tissardmin Oasis, we will continue through the desert arriving at a nomadic settlement in the area where we will share tea and we will know some secrets of his life and his customs. Another mandatory stop is the village of Khamlia (people originally from black Africa, where they will make us enjoy their traditional music (gnawa) while we drink a delicious tea.
We will return to the Riad for lunch and free afternoon to take advantage of the romantic sunset that the desert offers us. Today after dinner a Berber show awaits us to the sound of drums and songs.
After breakfast today we will go to Rissani very famous for its market, this city shows with dignity and is proud to be the last commercial stopover before the desert, the atmosphere that is breathed walking through the souks of Rissani is not found anywhere else in Morocco, a semi-darkness due to the roofs that filter the sun’s rays, an explosion of colors and smells that stand out from the combination of the well-known spices, we will continue to Erfoud to visit the fossilized marble factory and the Museum of Fossils and Minerals where they house an unusual collection of fossils. Our trip continues towards the palm groves of Touroug and Tinjdad where we will arrive at one of the strongest points in the South of Morocco: The Todra Gorges of more than 100 meters high, with their houses carved into the stone, a magical place of rocky walls. verticals caused by the erosion of water and air over centuries, a perfect place for climbers. Surrounded by a river with little flow but crystal clear water, we can enjoy this stop to take a leisurely walk and eat. In the afternoon we will continue towards the Dades Valley passing through Boumalne where the valley opens up and its landscape value is spectacular, with great architectural value, various ksur, and its numerous kasbahs, many of them in ruins and dotted along the strait. valley, we will arrive at the Gorges where we will spend the night.
Today and after a good Moroccan breakfast we will continue along the interesting Route of the Thousand Kasbahs, they are curious fortified citadels built with adobe, these superb buildings are fully integrated with the landscape and some of them even show high towers and walls decorated with Berber origin that sometimes appear silhouetted in white.
We will continue towards the Valley of the Roses, well known for the massive cultivation of roses, where we will discover an impressive landscape, nature in its living state and with its harmonious and impressive colors make this Valley a landscape worth admiring, we will continue our way to the Skoura Palm Grove with more than 700,000 palm trees stands out as an important enclave of greenery and life on this arid plateau, the large concentration of kasbahs is scattered throughout the oasis and its surroundings, a stop that deserves to be visited where a special beauty emanates and where it seems that time has stopped to other times.
Following our route we will arrive at Ouarzazate where we will visit the famous Kasbah Taourirt, considered one of the best preserved kasbahs in Morocco, this labyrinthine kasbah inside offers impressive panoramic views, at this point we will stop to eat and continue towards Marrakech through the port of Tizi n’tichka mountain, this mountain pass that meanders between the peaks of the Atlas, dotted with numerous curves but that offers spectacular views of both the High Atlas and the peaks of Toubkal, its fertile valleys that extend at its feet are a extraordinary place. arrival in marrakech and transfer to your hotel and end our trip 6 days to the desert from Marrakech
– Pick up at your hotel/airport
– Transportation in 4×4 / Minibus A/C
– Driver Guide in Spanish speaking
– Hotels/Riads in MP regime
– Night in haima nomad in MP regime
– Dromedary excursion (One per person)
Does not include:
– Mid-day meals
– Tickets to monuments
NOTE: If the itineraries we offer do not match what you are looking for, do not hesitate to contact us and we will prepare the trip according to your needs and requirements.