DAY 1: FROM MARRAKECH TO AIT BEN HADDOU KASBAH PASSING THROUGH THE MOUNTAINS OF THE ATLAS, THEN TO OUARZAZATE AND TO THE THROATS OF DADES:
Our wonderful journey begins from your accommodation in Marrakech, for a tour of some of Morocco’s special destinations, along the way you will be able to experience the beauty of the Atlas Mountains through the Tizi-n-Tichka road, the road highest in Morocco with an altitude of 2260m, which offers lovely views as far as the view can see, valleys, oases, mountains and Berber villages. We will have stops along the way, so that you have the opportunity to take great photographs and admire the beauty of this area dotted with small Berber villages.
Arriving at a World Heritage Site, the Kasbah of Ait ben Haddou, this place belongs to one of the most important families between the 16th and 17th centuries in Morocco, “the family of Glaoui”; and a place that attracted many filmmakers, who took part in their films as “Jesus of Nazareth”. A lunch is planned for you to enjoy in this historic area.
After a quiet stay, we will resume our tour in Ouarzazate, to explore one of the historical Kasbahs of the area, the Kasbah of Taourirt; then we will pass through the city of roses, and its valley, a carpet of roses as far as the eye can see if your visit is in the month of May.
We will pass through the Dades Valley, where we will visit the Gorges of Dades.
Accommodation with dinner in hotel /Riad.
DAY 2: GARGANTAS DEL DADES – GARGANTAS DEL TODRA – TINJDAD – ERRFOUD- MERZOUGA – CAMEL RIDE AND NIGHT IN A CAMP:
After breakfast, we will continue along the banks of Boulmane, where a road surrounded by Kasbahs (caretaker) and Ksour (fortresses or castles) opens, whose landscape is ocher, copper and violet tubs. Around us we will find stony plateaus where the dromedaries feed. After a full journey of Ksour, oasis and palm trees we will arrive at Tineghir (where the magnificent Todra Gorges are found) surprised by 300 meters of altitude and surrounded by a palm grove. We will continue to Erfoud (famous for its fossils) and after passing through Rissani, we will reach Merzouga, facing the high dunes of Erg Chebbi.
In the hotel we will leave our belongings and change cars through the camelles to enter the desert, while the sun sets, until we reach the camp in the heart of the desert, where we will spend an incredible night in the camp under the stars.
Berber dinner and music in the camp.
DAY 3: MERZOUGA – RISSANI – TAZARINE- VALLE DEL DRAA- OURZAZATE
If there is something that nobody can miss is to enjoy a sunrise in the desert, so this day we will wake up early. After contemplating this moment we will take the camels to approach a hotel where we can take a shower and have breakfast. Then we will take the return car to Ouarzazate where we will appreciate a different route. Passing the Palm Grove of Tafilalet and the town of Rissani (capital of the Alawish Sultans) we will reach Tazarine (an important Berber town) and N’kob (a small town). Finally, we will reach the Draa Valley and its amazing palm grove. In the afternoon we will cross the Anti Atlas through the Tizi n Tnifift port (1660 meters) towards Ouarzazate.
Accommodation in hotel /Riad.
DAY 4: OUARZAZATE – MOUNTAINS OF THE ATLAS – STEP TIZI-N-TICHKA – MARRAKECH:
After a traditional breakfast, we will explore Ouarzazate, the city that attracted many producers with its unique landscapes to give it a role in the film, with its largest film studios in Morocco. And of course the famous Kasbah of Taourit.
Afterwards, you will experience the beauty of the Atlas Mountains through the Tizi-n-Tichka road, the highest road in Morocco with an altitude of 2,260 meters, which offers you lovely views as far as the view can admire, valleys, oases, mountains and Berber villages.
Finally, we will arrive at the red city “Marrakech”, where unfortunately our unforgettable experience will end.