This tour is ideal for nature and culture lovers who do not have a lot of time. Be enchanted by the cinema studio of Ouarzazate, the gorges, the desert and much more.
We leave Marrakech at 08h00 and cross the Tizi’n’Tichka pass (2260 meters altitude).
As we continue our journey to Ouarzazate, we can enjoy the landscape and the villages that we encounter.
We stop in the city of Ouarzazate and take the time to have lunch, visit the Kasbah of Taourirt and the cinematography studio.
Ouarzazate was founded in 1928 as a military garrison. This region is the land of Berber nomads who have settled there.
The weather conditions fluctuate between extremely hot summers and cold winters.
After lunch we continue our journey along the Rose Valley, also called the Valley of a Thousand Kasbahs.
Once we reach the Dades Gorge, we will dine and spend the night in a typical romantic Kasbah.
After a delicious Moroccan breakfast, you will be able to admire the gorge before continuing our journey towards Merzouga. Our first stop will be the Todra Gorge, we will stop a while for you to admire the gorge with vertiginous cliffs that plunge down to the river below. We will stop for lunch at Erfoud or Rissani, where you start to feel the ambiance of the desert. We then continue through the desert landscapes with mountains on the horizons until we arrive in Merzouga. We will find camels and Touareg cameleers waiting to take us on our trek into the desert and the Erg Chebbi sand dunes. We will spend the evening in our Bedouin camp and dine around the campfire under the stars. If you are lucky, our Touareg hosts may put on a musical show for us. Welcome to the wonderful south of Morocco!
You will be awakened before dawn, so that you are ready for your camel ride in the rising sun. On our arrival in Merzouga, you will be able to take a shower and eat breakfast in a comfortable hotel. We depart after breakfast for the return journey. We will have lunch in Ouarzazate, then we will make our way through the High Atlas Mountains and the Tizi ‘n Tichka pass. Arrival in Marrakech in the late afternoon.
What is included
- Pick up at your hotel/airport
- Transport by private air-conditioned vehicle (4x4, Minivan or Minibus)
- 2 nights in a hotel on half-board and in a camp in the desert
- Sunset/sunrise camel rides
- Bottle of miniral water
What is NOT included
- Entrance fees, other personal expenses and gratuities