Following a pick-up from your hotel or riad in Marrakech, cross the High Atlas Mountains via the dramatic Tizi N’ Tichka Pass, driving along a road that climbs up to 7,412 feet (2,260 meters) above sea level. Pass through small villages and waterfalls, marveling at the continuously changing landscape and colors of the mountain scenery.
Stop for a cup of refreshing mint tea, before taking the road to Ait Ben Haddou in the Ounila Valley. Discover the most famous Kasbah in Morocco strolling the winding streets and enjoying awe-inspiring views of the Atlas Mountains.
Back on the road, pass through Ouarzazate in the famous Valley of Roses and Dades Valley, reaching the Dades Gorge in time to watch the sunset. Enjoy dinner and an overnight stay in romantic hotel accommodation.
DADES GORGE - TODRA GORGE - MERZOUGA
After breakfast in the hotel, drive back through the valley to see the amazing rock formation “the monkey toes”, and the still-standing 19th century Kasbah of Ait Yul. Leaving the Dades valley towards Tinrghir and the Todra valley you’ll see the panoramic views of the old mud Berber villages overlooking the valley. Arriving at the Gorge you’ll walk under the 300m high red cliff, where many rock-climbers come to enjoy their preferred sport. Continuing our trip to Erfoud and Rissani where we’ll have lunch and afterwards, we’ll leave for the village of Merzouga ,You’ll be welcomed with a glass of mint tea before you check into your accommodation .
MERZOUGA - BERBER FAMILIES - BLACK DESERT - CAMEL RIDE & NIGHT IN SAHARA
After breakfast in the hotel you’ll start your explorative journey of the area, visiting the ‘village of the blacks’, originally slaves from Sudan to experience their music and lifestyle. Not far away there’s the lake of Merzouga, with its bird populations, including flamingos. You may also like to visit the nomad wire house where many Berber handicrafts are priced lower than in the big cities. On the afternoon you will mount your camel, guided by an experienced Camel man, to explore inside the mysterious sand-sea of the Erg-Chebbi. Here you’ll spend your first night under the stars, or if you prefer, in a traditional Berber nomad tent. Dinner will be served in the tent where you will spend the night. Dinner Bed and Breakfast.
MERZOUGA - ER RISSANI - ALNIF - NKOB - AGDZ - OUARZAZATE
Drive to Khemlia village, where the locals from black Africa still practice their musical traditions. Continue to Dnit Srji Lake, a popular bird watching spot famous for its pink flamingos.
Your next stop is Rissani, former economic capital of Morocco, from where the caravans leave and where a market, known for the barter of donkeys and Berber medicines takes place. Lunch will be with a Berber family that will introduce you to the 44 spices of an authentic Touareg Berber pizza.
Return to Ouarzazate, passing through Nakob village and the Draa Valley, stopping for tea at Agdz. Spend your last night in a romantic riad, and cool off in the pool after your long and dusty day. Dinner will be served on the terrace.
OUARZAZATE - FINT OASIS - TIFFOULTOUTE - MARRAKESH
After breakfast, start to Fint Oasis: at the top of a rocky peak, discovery of the oasis nestled inthe wadi surrounded by the mountains. Four small villages where time seems to be stopped, and where inhabitants peacefully live on the resources of that wonderful oasis. Lunch on the way and night in your hotel. End of our services.