Marrakech Desert 5 Days Tour
Day 1 : Marrakech- High Atlas Mountains- Ait Benhaddou- Dades gorges :
We will start our journey from Marrakech heading to our destination Dades Gorges. We will travel across Tizi n Tichka pass 2260 metres. It is a nice panoramic, impressive view which offers us rich opportunities to have some fabulous, memorable pictures. Additionally, we will have great chance to see Berber farmers herding their animals and ploughing their fields. Afterwards, we continue our trip driving to UNESCO heritage, Kasbah Ait Benhaddou, which is one of the most exotic and best preserved Kasbahs in the entire Atlas region. After having our lunch in the Kasbah, we will tour around this historical castle to discover its sceneries, and then we continue our route towards Dades Gorges through Ouarzazate, Skoura enjoying the fantastic valley of Boumalne Dades where we will spend the night in a Riad/Hotel .
Day 2 : Dades gorges- Merzouga :
After we have our breakfast in Riad we say farewell to Dades gorges driving along Dades valley. Here we will have chance again to see thousand of old Kasbahs made of red mud and sometimes with straw. We travel to join the desert of Erg Chebbi dunes in Merzouga. Alongside the way we will see numerous Berber villages; we go through Tinjdad, Melaab, also we will pass through Erfoud city, Rissani, and finally arrive to our guest house in Merzouga. After relaxing for a while enjoying a glass of mint tea (Berber hospitality), our camels are waiting to take us on a desert adventure through sand dunes. Camel trek takes about 1h: 30min / 2h to get to our desert camp where we will spend over night. Once we are to our camp we will have tea, then dinner. After dinner we will sit in a circle shape around fire playing drums, Berber traditional music and riddles, jokes. For calm lovers, they can go for a walk and sit on dunes watching stars, moon and enjoying the silence of desert. Berber tents are at your disposal to sleep whenever you feel tired .
Day 3 : Merzouga- Gnaoua habitation- Rissani city- Merzouga :
Wake up early dawn to see the beauty of sunrise in the desert. Subsequently, you take camels back to the hotel. After having breakfast and shower, you have free day around, you will have a unique opportunity to visit the Gnaoua village “ black people” originated and derived from Mali, Niger, Burkinafasso…They will entertain you with their authentic instruments. After spending a worthwhile moment with Gnaoua, we drive to Rissani city to see the largest market of the region. People from all surrounding areas accede to this city to buy their life requirements. Lunch is in this city “Rissani”. Afterwards, we go back to Merzouga for a sunset camel trekking and come back to spend night in hotel .
Day 4 : Merzouga- Rissani- Tazarine- N’cob- Ksar Tamnogalt- Agdz :
After breakfast we say goodbye to Merzouga driving to Adz village via Rissani, Tazarine, N’cob. In Rissani we will visit Moulay Ali Sherif’s mosque. During the route from Merzouga_Agdz we will come across many Berber villages. We will have some halts to take memorable pictures. We will stop in N’cob in a panoramic view and we go alongside Draa valley enjoying its agricultural landscape. Beside, we will go ahead to visit the splendid ksar of Tamnougalt. Finally, we arrive to our hotel in Agdz where we will spend over night .
Day 5 : Agdz- Ouarzazate- Kasbah Taourirt- Marrakech :
After having the breakfast in the hotel, we take the route towards Ouarzazate traversing Draa Valley an enjoying the agricultural sceneries of numerous oasis. Within our way to Ouarzazate we will pass through Ait Saouen pass then arriving to Ouarzazate and have a visit in Cinema Studio as well as Kasbah Taourirt. Afterwards, we go ahead to Marrakech through Tizi N’tichka pass. Arrive to Marrakech in late afternoon .