Beginning our trip, I will pick you up and we will depart Marrakech to drive through the High Atlas Mountains via the pass of Tizi n’ Tichka to Ouarzazate. On this tour we will visit the exotic Kasbah of Aït Benhaddou then continue to Ouarzazate Center where you can visit the Atlas Studios. Relax and enjoy lunch at the Kasbah of Tourirt that was a residence of the Glaoui Dynasty. You will continue to the Rose Valley and visit the amazing Kasbah of Amerhidil in Skoura. This Kasbah is situated by the Amerhidil River and is one of the largest rivers in Morocco. You will spend the first night in Dades Valley.
Local markets have a wide variety of offerings
After breakfast we depart for the Dadès Gorges via the Valley route and stop to enjoy the spectacular scenery while sipping on Moroccan mint tea also known as “Berber Whiskey”. We will continue to Tinghir via Boulman Dadès and visit this area lush with beautiful palm trees. The journey continues on to Todra Gorges where we can enjoy a leisurely lunch and then we will continue to Merzouga. Riding camels, we will trek into the breathtaking Erg Chebbi dunes, the largest in Morocco. You will spend the evening in a bivouac (camp), enjoy a Moroccan dinner, and sleep in a traditional Nomad camel hair tent.
Desert sunrises and breakfast at camp are spectacular. Bivouac trekkers will return by camel and take us to the small town of Rissani where you will visit the Ksours and Kasbahs of Tafilalt, and stopping in the Tafilalt Palm Grove along the way. We will also visit the Zaouia of Moulay Ali Sherif (mausoleum of the dynasty’s founder) and experience the local market in Rissani to see the traditional souks. Next, continuing on to Ouarzazate via Alnfe, Tazarine, Drâa Valley, Agdz, and visiting the Tamnougalt Kasbah, we will end the day by staying overnight in a Kasbah Riad. We will have the opportunity to visit the amazing Kasbah of Tourirt during our time here.
Monkeys adorn the trees in many of our locations along the route.
On our last day, we will wake in Ouarzazate and enjoy breakfast before we continue the journey to Marrakech via the Pass of Tizi n’Tichka over the High Atlas Mountains. On our return to Marrakech, we will stop along the way for lunch and to enjoy the picturesque scenery. We will take you back to your desired location in the afternoon/evening.