4 days from Marrakech to Merzouga
4 days from Marrakech to Merzouga
Day 1 :Marrakech – Gorges of Dadès
In our 4 days from Marrakech to Merzouga Pick up where the customer is staying (Riad or Hotel) at 8:30 am. Departure from Marrakech, direction the Dadès Gorges, crossing the High Atlas, mandatory step to reach our destination and passing through the highest mountain pass in Morocco, the Tizi-n-Tichka (2260metros), with panoramic stops and spectacular views that will surprise us. Its Berber villages that are barely distinguishable with the color of the earth, goats and sheep perched on the slopes led by their shepherds. Stopping to rest, where you can enjoy a mint tea or coffee and visit a women’s cooperative of argan oil producers, where they prepare all kinds of cosmetics and oils. Once past the mountain pass, the landscape changes abruptly, becoming an arid land and desert. The route continues towards the Dadès gorges, passing through Ouarzazatela capital of cinema, where are the film studios “Atlas Studios” in which films have been recorded as Gladiator, Asterix and Cleopatra, The Jewel of the Nile, and many others known. We pass through the Skoura Valley, where we make a guided tour of the beautiful Kasbah of Amridil, which is located in the so-called “Route of the Thousand Kasbahs” and the Valley of the Roses. Arrival at the Dadès Gorges.
Day 2 : The Dades Gorges – Merzouga
After breakfast we continue the route through the Dades valley to reach the Todra Gorges, the highest in Morocco, where you can walk for a while along the river bank, and enjoy the wonderful scenery. The route continues by 4×4 to the palm groves of Jorf, where we stop to visit the Khettaras, a very old irrigation system used by the people of the village to bring water to their palm trees and orchards. We pass through the small town of Erfoud, known as the capital of mineralized fossils, and in the afternoon we reach the great dunes of Erg Chebbi, where the dromedary caravan awaits you. caravan of camels awaits you to enjoy a ride through the dunes and watch the sunset. Overnight in camp with typical Moroccan tents camel trips luxury camp .
Day 3 :Merzouga – Agdz
Day to get up early to see the sunrise, have breakfast and leave the desert with the 4×4 vehicle to take the road that will lead us to the Draa Valley. We visit Rissani, with its peculiar souk where all the nomads of the desert are supplied. Then continues the route through the black desert and acacia (Saghro mountain), and stop for lunch in N’kob, the village of 4×4 kasbahs. In the afternoon arrival in the Draa Valley, which is bathed by the Draa River, one of the largest in Morocco and its water turns this area into an extensive chain of fertile oases. Arrival in Agdz, where you can visit the Kasbah Tamnougalt, owned by the mayor of the village. Night in Agdz
Day 4: Agdz – Marrakech
After breakfast, departure from Agdz to Marrakech, passing through the mountains of Aït Saoun, to the Kasbah Aït Ben Haddou, where we can stop for lunch and then visit the Kasbah, World Heritage of Humanity by Unesco and place where many Hollywood movies have been filmed. From here the route continues through the Ounila Valley with its wonderful scenery and Berber villages, to the Kasbah Telouet, where you can visit. In a distant time, there was a grandiose Palace, that of “The Glaoui family”, which was built on an ancient Kasbah dating from the eighteenth century, with the strategic purpose of being able to control the salt mines and the passage of trade caravans, which crossed from black Africa through the Draa Valley to the Imperial Cities. Continue the route crossing the High Atlas, mandatory step to reach Marrakech, passing through the highest mountain pass in Morocco, the Tizin-Tichka (2260m). In the afternoon arrival in Marrakech.