We invite you to join a life enhancing journey visiting the desert landscapes in comfort – leading to the famous Erg Chebbi dunes where we’ll travel on camel back and spend a night under the stars in a Bedouin nomadic camp. Consider this a personal reward for your efforts!
The week consists of 6 days Tour and can be customized to suit you, 3, 4, 5 days and more. Each day offers completely different scenery – integrating as much of the culture and scenery possible. At times, your guide will offer free interpretive visits to monuments and/or historic or cultural attractions both during the day and in the evenings.
After breakfast at your Marrakech riad, Guide welcome and luxury car Drive from Marrakech to Telouet, across the Tizi- N-Tichka pass (2260m high) in the High Atlas Mountains old caravan Route. From Marrakech to Ait ben Haddou, you will enjoy beautiful landscapes with different colors and the Berber villages along the way. A visit to Pasha glaoui Kasbah to learn about middle age berber fine Arts, fellowed by lunch, drive to Kasbah Ait ben Hadou, Human heritage site famous for movies making : Gladiator, Lawrence of Arabia, kingdom of heaven… visit to the site, Overnight in AC/ Hotel with Swimming Pool.
This morning after breakfast we set off in a comfortable micro bus for our circular 4 day journey through the Saharan landscapes of both the Hamada (stone desert) and Erg (dune desert). Our first visits include Ait Ben Hadou, Ouarzazate & Skoura Palmerie, where an ancient Kasbah once held treasures of the silk route in desert oasis terrain, followed by a visit to the spectacular Todra Gorge where steep walls hundreds of feet high tower above. A relaxing and highly scenic tour day with stunning views of this mystical land.Cozy accommodation in a comfortable hotel with optional ‘Hammam’ bathhouse experience this evening. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 2 of our Saharan exploration as we make our way through the far reaches of Morocco’s eastern perimeter to within 20km of Algeria’s border where we encounter the magnificent Erg Chebbi dune landscape. Morocco’s most famous Saharan dune is just breathtaking and transforming to the soul. On foot or camel back you have the option to travel into the remote dunes until our Bedouin style camp hidden in the dunes. An evening sunset climb to one of the higher dunes is customary followed by dinner and perhaps a campfire experience and Berber songs and storytelling can be arranged. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included. Accommodation in a Bedouin style desert camp.Temperatures normally 12-15c at night.
This morning after breakfast we have a final chance to climb the dunes before setting off. A long but scenic journey then brings us through southern Anti Atlas desert terrain where we may see nomadic camel herders crossing plains and witness the thriving date palm communities of this remote landscape – a truly fascinating day in cobra land! Our final destination, Ouarzazate, is the Moroccan Sahara’s largest center and home to one of Hollywood’s most versatile studios for film making. We spend one night here in a comfortable hotel and if time permits, we’ll make a tour of Ouarzazate’s main attractions and bazaar. Accommodation, breakfast, lunch and dinner provided.
Today we depart Ouarzazate early and drive the breathtaking pass of Tizni-n-Tichka over the high Atlas to Marrakech (approx. 4 hours). Our final day on tour and a chance to visit Marrakech and its famous souk (market place) with snake charmers, fortune tellers, acrobats and more. Afternoon visit Koutoubia Mosque and see ‘new’ Marrakech. / explore the many fine eateries of Marrakech and the Djemaa El Fna square..