5 Days Marrakech To Merzouga Desert

5 Days Marrakech To Merzouga Desert –  explore Ait ben hadou kasbah – Dades Gorges – Merzouga desert – Draa valley.

5 Days Marrakech To Merzouga Desert

Day1: Marrakech – Telouet – Ait Benhaddou – Skoura

Depart at 08:00 from Marrakesh to Ouarzazate via the High Atlas mountains Tizi n’Tichka pass throughout the high Atlas Mountains range. Visit the Telout Kasbah and the universal Heritage Site of Ait Benhaddou Kasbah as it has been named by UNESCO in 1987. We’ll pass through Ouarzazate, or what we call Hollywood of Africa.40 Km drive further and we get to the palm groves of Skoura for an overnight here.

Day 2: Skoura – Dades – Todra Gorges – Tamtatoucht

From Skoura palmery we go further southeast to Dades Gorges and Todgha gorges along arid landscapes and mountains, before we pass through a town called Tineghir the nerve centre of the area. We head along Todra valley which is huge by it’s oasis and palm grooves. Why not a short walk across the palmary with a local guide to explore the daily life of the locals, women in gardens gathering herb for cows and small kids ride donkeys. We continue up through the canyons of Todra which is famous for rock climbing until the Berber village of Tamtatoucht where we spend the night in an Auberge.

Day 3: Tamtatoucht – Amelagou – Merzouga Dunes (Erg Chebbi)

From Tamtatoucht we go up along arid landscapes and mountains to an altitude of 2000m where many Berber villages in the valley of Ait Hani, before we pass through a small town called Assoul & Amelagou the nerve centers of the area. We pass Erfoud, it’s very known with it’s fossil’s factories where they make beautiful shapes and pieces from rock of mountains. Then we’ll head for the Erg Chebbi sand sea. We continue deeper into the desert landscape, until dunes appear in the middle of nowhere, overnight in a Berber camp

DAY 4: Merzouga – Tazarine – Agdez

After enjoying the amazing sunrise among the sand dunes and breakfast, you ride back your camels to the Auberge. A short time for shower we leave to Agdez on a different road via Rissani. We pass through Alnif, N’kob, where we will stop for lunch. As far we will cross the Draa Valley one of the biggest valleys in Morocco, big with it’s huge member of palm trees. We arrive to Agdez where we have an overnight at the hotel inside the palmary.

Day 5: Agdez – Ouarzazate – High Atlas – Marrakech

After breakfast, we head to Ouarzazate where you can visit the filmmaking studios, there we can travel along the huge history of filmmaking industry in Hollywood of Africa; Ouarzazate; We drive towards Marrakesh via Tizi N’Tichka pass throughout the high Atlas Mountains we will have time to stop and enjoy impressive landscapes and Berber hamlets, and break for lunch. End of the trip

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