Morocco Desert Tours 8-Day From Marrakech
Day 1: Marrakech
Pick up at Marrakech airport, arrival at your riad, free day to make contact with the place: one of the four imperial cities of Morocco. Famous for having numerous monuments recognized as a world heritage site, and its famous Jemaa El Fna square. You can visit its different and characteristic neighborhoods, the modern city: Gueliz Hivernage Palmeraie, Mellah (Jewish Quarter) … or take you through the streets from the Medina, Jmaa el Fna, which was the scene of numerous outdoor activities: jugglers, musicians, fakirs, snake charmers, jugglers … to awaken all your senses with its multiple sounds, smells, flavors and colors that characterize it.
Accommodation in Riad.
Day 2: Marrakech – Kasbah Ait Benhaddou – Ourzarzate
After breakfast, the trip begins eastbound to Ouarzazate through the Tizi n’Tichka pass through the High Atlas mountains stopping to take panoramic photos on the road (curvy road), we will visit the village of Ait Benhaddou to see An old Kasbah classified by the UNESCO organization, is one of the main tourist attractions in the world. Many famous films were filmed there like Gladiator, Obelix, Sahara with Penelope Cruz or Joya del Nile, etc. We headed to the Todra Gorges, where you can take a walk through its grand canyon walls of more than 200 meters high .
We will continue to Ouarzazate where the largest movie studios or the so-called Hollywood of Africa are located, where you can make a stop for lunch (optional).
Dinner and accommodation in Riad/hotel.
Day 3: Ourzazte – Draa Valley – Alnif-Tafrout
After breakfast at Ourzazte hotel, we will head towards the Draa Valley with its millions of palm trees. Then we will drive further to the desert, on our Morocco Desert Tours 8-Day we will visit a Berber village before reaching the town of Tafrout.
Knowing the way of life and customs of the inhabitants of the town of Tafrout, sharing with them as a show of hospitality a “Berber whiskey,” as they usually call affectionate tea with mint tea. If you feel like it, you will have the opportunity to be able to tattoo with jenna different Berber motifs, always by a person specialized in such art.
We will have a delicious Berber pizza, famous throughout this area.
In this area you can see magnificent sunsets that do not envy the dune desert sunsets.
Dinner and accommodation in hotel.
Day 4: Tafrout- Merzouga Sahara Erg Chebbi Desert Tour 4×4 / Desert Camp
After breakfast we will go in the direction of Merzouga, along the Paris-Dakar track, where we will stop at RUPESTRIAL CAVES, to continue again towards KHAMLIA, (black ethnic Berber population from Mali) where they will show us their culture through his dance and music GNAOUA. We will go around the dunes of ERG CHEBBI, passing through nomadic villages, until we reach the hotel, where we will leave the cars and get on the camels, to enter the dunes and spend the night in the desert under a camp.
Dinner and accommodation in the camp or higher in the middle of the desert dunes, Berber music after dinner where you can not stop dancing with the berber music.
Dinner and accommodation in the camp.
Day 5: Merzouga – Erg Chebbi Merzouga surroundings / Nomads Accommodation
We get up early in the morning, to see another great show in the dunes of the Moroccan Sahara: the spectacular sunrise. Once again we will ride a camel to another route back to the camp to have breakfast and shower to remove the sand.
Then we will get on the 4×4 to start the tour of the Erg Chebbi Dunes, we will visit some deserted mines, small villages, palm oases . In addition to the spectacular desert landscapes, among the many stops we hope to make, we will Find out how and where nomadic families living in the area, wells, wild oases in the middle of nowhere.
We will have the opportunity to have tea with a nomadic family, they can be left with children’s clothing if it is worn or clothing for women.
We will have dinner and spend the night with a nomadic family, in a store in the middle of nowhere where you will only be with your guide and the great sky with thousands of stars, the nomadic family prepares you a rich typical dinner there, I think the experience will not forget.
Sleeping like a real nomad is something that must be lived in order to tell the experience.
Day 6: Merzouga- Rissani- Valley of Roses- Dades Valley
After breakfast a wonderful and rich breakfast with our host family and say goodbye we will go to Rissani, your guide will give you a small walk through the town, this market is best known as the most authentic and traditional of the souks of Morocco, and the largest in the south of the country, where it trades with all kinds of crafts, food and animals. We will make our way to Erfoud, the old gateway to the desert, it is famous for offossils work, crossing the zigzag road to leave amazing valley, with more than 18,000 palm trees
We pass through the Dades valley to continue the road to the rocky area, where numerous Berber villages and many nomads living in caves, here we will have the opportunity to visit one of these families and investigate their life and their fundamental movement “satisfy groups of goats and horn ”.
We will also see one of the incredible gorges of Todra in addition to the Todra and Dades canyons (300 m high at the narrowest point), it is an ideal place to walk and explore on your own.
Arrival at Hotel de Dades where we will have dinner and accommodation.
Day 7: Dades – Atlas – Marrakech
After breakfast and before returning to Marrakech, we will visit the architectural marvel of the Kasbah of Taourirt in Ouarzazate. We will continue to Marrakech through the High Atlas Mountains as on the first day, travel to Marrakech via the highest port of Tizi N Tichka.
We will arrive in Marrakech at 5:00 pm with the idea of seeing the sunset from a terrace in the square and how it is filled with people up / down.
Day 8: Marrakech – airport.
After having breakfast at the Riad, free morning to visit the souk, lunch in Marrakech. Your Morocco Desert Tours 8-Day end in your accommondatin.