4 DAYS FROM MARRAKECH TO DESERT
DAY 1: MARRAKECH – ZAGORA
Departs from your hotel or riad at 07h30 by winding up through the Atlas Mountains over the Tizi N’ Tichka Pass, the pass rises to 2260 meters above sea level, so the views are quite splendid. Plenty of stops are made for taking in the scenery and photography. We arrive in ouarzazate and visit Taourirte Kasbahs. Lunch ( At leisure ) before we continue to Zagora. The Draa river has given life to a huge oasis about 200 Km at the foothill of the anti Atlas mountains. This valley has been for many years coveted by the nomads. On the way, stop at Tinzouline to see the graffiti on the rocks.
All along, several palm groves will bring their shades between Kasbahs and Ksours dotted with fields of corn, barley, Vegetables and henna plantations. Dinner and Overnight in Zagora.
DAY 2: ZAGORA – MERZOUGA
Today, you will cross the volcanic peaks of the Anti Atlas Mountains driving south east across lunatic landscapes past oases located in the middle of nowhere. You will stop for lunch at the oasis of Alnif, where you’ll have lunch before you carry on to Merzouga , then to Erg Chebbi where your Sahara desert camp is located. Upon arrival, switch your mean of transportation into camels and enjoy an Erg Chebbi dunes camel trek to witness one of the most sought for views in the planet: Erg Chebbi’s dramatic sunset over the color changing sand dunes!
Drive back to your camp and get ready for a delicious Moroccan dinner under the stars while entertained by the local nomads playing their drums. Don’t miss the clear sky stars constellation before you go to bed.
DAY 3: MERZOUGA – DADES
After breakfast at your desert camp, drive along the 1001 Kasbahs past rivers, oases and fortified Kasbahs to Tinghir, where you can enjoy a walk in the oasis along Todgha river bank to Todrha canyons where you will have lunch.
Early afternoon, drive along the Dades Valley where you’ll drive along some magnificient fortified Kasbahs and Berber Villages, with the sunset as a backdrop to Dades Gorges before you return to your hotel.
Dinner and overnight.
DAY 4: DADES – MARRAKECH
After breakfast, you’ll drive along side the Valley of the Roses to Kalaa Megouna where you can visit a rose water ladies cooperative and learn how locals manufacture rose water perfume essences.
We continue to Skoura oasis, considered one of the largest oases in the South and visit one of the Kasbahs there ( time permitting ) before we carry on to Ouarzazate for lunch.
Early afternoon , we drive to Marrakech via Tizi Ntichka and your driver will drive you straight to your hotel and riad where your 4 days desert trip from Marrakech will end.