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4 Days desert tour from Marrakech

Exploring the nomad life and Sahara desert dunes: tour from Marrakech to Merzuga via Ait benhaddou & Rose valley. Experience The southest of Morocco

Itinerary

Day 1: Marrakech – High Atlas mountain – Ait Benhaddou- Skoura – Ouarzazate – Rose Valley .

We will depart this morning from Marrakech at 8:00 am in the morning and start travelling to Ouarzazate via the Tichka Pass (2260m) the highest road pass in Morocco. The panoramic views of the High Atlas Mountains and magnificent landscapes, scenery peppered by small Berber villages typical of the region. We visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ait Bendaddou. This Kasbah is perhaps the most impressive and well-preserved fortress cities in Morocco. Built on a hilltop, Ait Benhaddou inspired many movie makers such as the Gladiator or Lawrence of Arabia were filmed here. The view from the upper heights of the Kasbah is awe inspiring and worth the required climb through winding, narrow streets. Our travel continues along what is known as the Road of One Thousand Kasbahs passing the Skoura oasis. Then we continue to visit the Valley of the Roses (Kelaa M’Gouna) the center of Moroccan roses and rose products. Acres of Persian roses are grown and harvested here to create rose water, creams and soaps prized throughout Morocco and the world. We continue passing the strange rock creation of Tamnalt Hills and we arrive to Dades Gorge carved by centuries by the Dades River. The natural scenery of red and mauve rocks tower above the road. Overnight in Rose valley, dinner & breakfast – You will have private room, with private bath, hot water, and most delicious food in the area

Day 2: Rose valley – Hike to visit the nomad living in caves- Rose valley.

After breakfast, we may need to double breakfast or take a snack with us through the mountains. You may want to buy or give some sweets to the nomad once you get there cave. You will meet your local guide who knows the area very well and headed out into the desert Moonscape-like Anti-Atlas mountains outside Kelaat M’Gouna with your guide to visit a nomadic family. The grandparents are likely in their 70s and have been moving between this area for winter and near Ait Bougemez for summer grazing with their three donkeys and some 200 sheep and goats. They sometimes shift locations because there is a wolf in the area which eat some other nomads’ livestock.

Their five-year old grandniece Biya, prefers to live with them and their 15 year old son as a nomad, rather than on a settled farm with her siblings and mother. Biya carries water, collects firewood, cooks and cleans, and herds the animals. She won’t be able to attend school since her labor is needed by the family. The woman doesn’t have any official documents and so cannot go to the hospital. The grandpa often goes into town on Wednesdays (weekly market) to buy needed goods and sell goats if the price is high. He also goes to a mosque to pray on Fridays. They don’t know their age, but the grandpa says he just barely remembers the French Colonial period which ended in 1956 and the Jews leaving Morocco for Israel in 1948, 1956, and 1967. . Late in the afternoon, we walk back to your accommodations with unforgettable memories.

Day 3: Dades Gorge – Todra Gorge – Merzouga – Erg Chebbi

We depart Dades Gorge after a leisurely breakfast and travel to another spectacular gorge Todra (the highest oasis in Morocco). The gorge is cut into the ochre-colored cliffs of the High Atlas. Its walls are 300 meters high and at their most narrow part are 20 meters apart. Then we depart Todra Gorge for Merzouga the doorway into the desert where your guide and camels will be waiting for you to carry you across the sandy dunes of the Moroccan Sahara. Camel trek as the sun set across the desert landscape, for approximately 1 to 2 hours to reach you desert camp for the night. Your guide will prepare for you refreshing mint tea and dinner of tagine. Romantic night full of stars with berber music. Overnight in a Nomad Tent, dinner & breakfast.

Day 4: Erg Chebbi – Merzouga – Nkob – Agdez – Marrakech

Leaving the desert behind we’ll head to the volcanic mountains of Sarhro, dramatic rock formation and gorges of superb views. This area is well known for fossils, mainly ammonites, which are plentiful in the mountains. Reaching the city of Nekob, where we stop for lunch, we start seeing the first palm trees of the Draa Valley a lush date palm oasis nearly 150 miles long. The valley floor is a verdant patchwork of fruit orcharges, vegetable crops, rose farms and of course date palm trees of 18 different varieties. Make your way to Marrakech via Ouarzazate and the high Atlas mountains. drop off at your Riad/hotel at around 6 PM. We hope you will enjoy Morocco 4 days Desert tour from Marrakech back to Marrakech via Sahara Desert.

Services included in price

 

    • Experienced English-speaking driver (guide)
    • All vehicle transfers in 4WD or minivan with fuel
    • En suite rooms with A/C heater
    • Professional Camel Guide & Camels, sand boarding
    • breakfast and dinner
    • Consultation on every aspect of preparation
    • Option To Visit To nomad or berber famillies
    • Overnight in nomad desert camp

Services not included in price:

  • lunch
  • Personal and Alcoholic beverages (stop included to purchase them)
  • Discretionarytips and gratuity

For more details about the reservation, please contact us.

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Sahara dunes Travel Agency located in Marrakech Morocco is a full-service destination company whose main goal is to help travelers across the world explore and experience all that Morocco Tours has to offer in a meaningful, fascinating and exciting way.

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