4 day private tour from marrakech to Sahara
Day 1: Marrakech – Tizi-n-Tichka – Ait Ben Haddou – Ouarzazate – Skoura – kelaa Mgouna – Boumalne – Dades Gorges:
Before you start your tour, you will be welcomed at the hotel you are staying in or at Marrakech airport. As a way to get « Ouarzazate », there is a former caravan town on the silk and salt route in the eastern foothills of the Atlas Mountains which are a series of mountains. Ouarzazate is considered the door of the Moroccan sahara. « Desert » is is the equivalant word of the arabic word « Sahara ».
In our way to the gateway of Sahara, we willl be travelling through the high Atlas mountain ( it is also called the Grand Atlas) which its highest peak is Toubkal (4,167m ), and lies within Morocco’s Toubkal National Park. we will travel though The berber town of Taddert which is 2260 high over Tizi-in-Tichka. It is a famous mountain pass in Morocco. Our first stopping point is Kasbah Ait Benhadou. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site composed of kasbahs (forts). It is one of the most important fortresses on the old Salt Road caravan route. There, we will have lunch in this remarkable setting, and then you can explore the lanes where traders once brought their gold, ivory, salt, and slaves on the journey from Sub-Saharan Africa to Marrakech and beyond.
We will continue the tour in order to reach The Dadès Gorge which is a series of rugged wadi gorges carved out by the Dadès River in Morocco. The river originates in the High Atlas range of the Atlas mountains, but before that we will travel through Ouarzazate. Ouarzazate is also nicknamed The Hollywood of Africa. Many movies were shot Ouarzazate such as Kingdom of Heaven (2005), The Last Temptation of Christ (1988), and a part of the TV series Game of Thrones. Kalaat Mgouna will be the next point we stop in after passing through many amazing sand castles or , could be called, Kasbahs in our road, we will reach Kalaat Mgouna where we will stop. Kalaat Mgouna (taking its name from the nearby M’Goun mountain) is famous for roses and daggers. Some 50km from Skoura, pink roses start peeking through dense roadside hedgerows, and you can’t miss the bottles of local rosewater for sale in town. During the May rose harvest, you’ll see rose garlands everywhere, especially during the town’s signature rose festival (first weekend of May). Next, you will resume your trip to the hotel where you will have dinner and spend the night. The hotel is located in the heart of Dades Gorge.
Day 2: Dades Gorges– Boumlane – Tinghir – Toudra Gorges – Tinjdad – Touroug – Erfoud – Merzouga:
Driving back ,through the valley, to the wonderful rock formation the monkey toes, and also to visit the wonderful Kasbah of Ait Yul which is a 19th century monument. this will be be our first step after getting done having breakfast at the hotel. Then, we will be headed to the panoramic views of the the old mud Berber overlooking the valey.
After that, we will be walking under the 300m high red cliff, when we get to the Gorge. Rock-Climbers from different places come there to practice and enjoy this sport which is, most of the time, their favourite sport. After we finish having lunch in Rissani , which is a town in Errachidia Province in eastern Morocco, located near Erfoud (an oasis town in the Sahara Desert. is divided into several districts: Hay Salam, Hay Jdid, Hay Ziz, Hay el Bathaa, Hay Annahda, and Hay el Hamri), our next point will be Merzouga. It is a small Moroccan town in the Sahara Desert, near the Algerian border. There, you will ride the camels guided by a man who is specialized in that. This activity will make you able to discover, expolore and enjoy the mysterious sand-sea of the Erg-Chebbi (the largest sand desert in Morocco). In a traditional saharian tent, you will spend an unforgotten night under a sky full of stars.
Day 3: Merzouga – Rissani – Alnif – Tazarine – Nkoub – Draa Valley – Agdez – Ouarzazate:
After the special night in MERZOUGA, . In the early morning, you will ride camels going back to Ouarzazate and enjoying the beautiful sun rise in the desert at the same. There, in Ouarzazate, you will have breakfast and also, take a hot shower which will make you feel good. We will resume our trip to Rissani after resting for a short while. There you will discover Sijillmassa. It is near to Rissani town. It is one of The Alouite dynasty which still governs Morocco. The kingdom is represented in the king Mohamed 6. you will notice that that most people still wear the traditional saharian dress. Women are veiled , and men are hooded Our next next place in the trip will be Draa Valley at the edge of the Atlas Mountain. Oed Draa or Draa valley is Morocco’s longest river, at 1,100 kilometres. It is formed by the confluence of the Dadès River and Imini River. It flows from the High Atlas mountains, initially south-eastward to Tagounite, and from Tagounite mostly westwards to its mouth in the Atlantic Ocean somewhat north of Tan-Tan. In our way, we travel through: Agdez which lies at the feet of Djebel Kissane and along the shores of the Draa River. Azzarine which is Tazzarine is a small city and rural commune in Zagora Province. It is compsed of many small villages. Alnif: a town in Tinghir Province. Day 3 will end after visiting Agdez in our way back to Ouarzazate.
Day 4: Ouarzazate – Fint Oasis – Tifoultoute – Marrrakech:
when you are done having breakfast, you explore Fint Oasis. It is located located 10 kilometers south from Ouarzazate. Finnt Oasis consists of four traditional villages. This place is a combination of Sub-Saharan, Moroccan and Berber culture. the oasis is the sustenance of the population. There are some activities that tourists can do from donkey excursions to swimming to four-wheeling. after a long journey through the berber villages which will make you enjoy the twisted roads thanks to the beautitiful and scenic views, the tour will come to the end when you arrive Marrakech.