8 Days Marrakesh to Merzouga (Erg Chebbi) desert tour and back to Marrakesh
Great South Tour Of Morocco – Kasbahs Road – 8 days / 7 nights – Departure / Arrival Marrakech
Day 1: Marrakech.
Arrive in Marrakech Airport. Your local tour guide will meet you then escort you to your hotel (depending on time of arrival) . Dinner and stay overnight.
Day 2: Marrakech Sightseeing Tour.
Today can be devoted to sightseeing in Marrakech, the imperial city of the South. You will visit the Koutoubia Mosque and admire its tower, the Majorelle Garden; a botanical garden with its varied plants, the 16th century Saadian Tombs; all decorated in colourful mosaic tiles, the 19th century Bahia Palace with its beautiful eastern Architecture. You will have a break for lunch. In the afternoon, you will have time to explore the fascinating Souks and the narrow alleys around the Djemâa El-Fna Square. In the evening, you will be enchanted with snake charmers, singers, acrobats, dancers, narrators and story-tellers – moving from one group to another .Enjoy your dinner and spend the night in a hotel or Riad.
Day 3: Marrakech » Tizi N’Tichka Pass » Ouarzazate » Aït Saoun » Agdz » Zagora.
Today you will leave Marrakech early morning and drive through the spectacular Tizi-n-Tichka Pass (2260m).Stopping along the way for photos and enjoying the panoramic views of High Atlas Mountains along with Berber villages located alongside the road. You will have a break for lunch in Ouarzazate. Later on, we continue the route over Aït Saoun Mountains while admiring the natural forms of “heart”. We will reach the small town Agdz situated on the foot of Jbel Kissane Mountain. Afterwards you will visit the isolated Kasbah of Tamenougalt then drive along Draa valley to reach Zagora where you will spend the night.
Day 4: Zagora » Tamegroute » Zagora » N’kob » Tazzarine » Alnif » Rissani » Merzouga.
After breakfast at the hotel, you will have an excursion to Tamegroute, a village in the south of Morocco. You will visit the ancient Quranic library in addition to the manufacture of pottery. Later on we will drive toward N’kob then Tazzarine. You will have a break for lunch then continue to Alnif “home of trilobites” , Rissani and Merzouga.Near your hotel situated on the foots of the orange dunes of Erg Chebbi. You will experience a Camel ride to reach the desert camp in the middle of dunes where you will spend the night, enjoy your evening, dine under the stars and sleep in Berber Nomad tent.
Day 5: Merzouga » Erfoud » Tinejdad » Tineghir » Todra gorges » Boumalne Du Dades.
Today you will travel to Boumalne Du Dades via Erfoud,Tinejdad and Tineghir. When we arrive to Erfoud, you may want to visit the marble fossils industry before we drive to Tinejdad then Tineghir where you will enjoy an optional lunch. You will have time to explore Todra gorges and hike on foot through this stunning place while enjoying the views of high rock walls (up to 300 m high in altitude). From here, we continue to Boumalne du Dadès passing by Tineghir centre. Arrive to Dades Gorges. Night in a hotel situated along Dades River.
Day 6: Boumalne » Dades Gorges » Boutghrar » El-Kelaâ M’Gouna » Skoura » Ouarzazate.
After breakfast, you will start your journey with a short exploration of Dades gorges and see its rock formations “human bodies, fingers of monkeys”. Later on we will cross Boutghrar trail that leads to El-Kelaâ M’Gouna. Stopping to visit one of the Nomad families that live in caves, you will be introduced to family members and getting to know about their way of life while enjoying the taste of a nice cup of tea. After these we will continue our off road to reach El-Kelaâ M’Gouna where you will enjoy your lunch. Later on, continuing our drive to Ouarzazate while enjoying the views of Valley of Roses, the Valley of one thousand Kasbahs and Skoura palmerie. You will visit the incredible Kasbah of Amerhidil located in Skoura Oasis where you will be mesmerised with the immense Palm Groves and beautiful sights of the Atlas Mountains. Finally you will arrive to Ouarzazate, you will admire the view of Taourirt Kasbah that was built by the Glaoui dynasty. Dinner and spend the night at the Hotel or Riad.
Day 7: Ouarzazate » Aït BenHaddou » Telouet » Tizi N’Tichka Pass » Marrakech.
This morning after breakfast you may visit the Atlas films Studios before we head to the village of Aït Benhaddou,a UNESCO World Heritage Site where you will visit the exotic Kasbah named after it. This Kasbah is situated on a hill along the fertile Ounila River; it becomes famous due to its role in hosting numerous films such as: The Man Who Would Be King, Jewel of the Nile, Jesus of Nazareth, The Message, Lawrence of Arabia, The Mummy, and Gladiator. Later on, continuing our off roads drive to Telouet. You will have a break for lunch then visit the incredible Kasbah of Telouet .Afterward we continue across the Tizi-n-Tichka Pass (2260m). Stopping along the way for photos and enjoying the panoramic views of High Atlas Mountains along with Berber villages located alongside the road. Arrive to Marrakech. Enjoy your Dinner and spend the night in hotel.
Day 8: Marrakech.
After breakfast at hotel, transfer to the Airport depending your flight departure time.
Where you will be staying?
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