11 Days From Marrakech to the desert of Merzouga
DAY 01: ORIGIN - MARRAKECH
Arrival at the airport of Marrakech. Reception of the driver and transfer to your accommodation. Rest of the day free to know the city of Marrakech.
DAY 02: MARRAKECH - ESSAOUIRA
Breakfast. Departure to Essaouira, a coastal city passing through the Argan valley. It is full of squares, walls, fortifications and historical monuments. A nice and strange set, a historical and cultural heritage. The three most characteristic features of the city are craftsmanship, culture and traditions. Its cultural heritage is deeply rooted and it is turned towards the future, a city where everything is mixed and which bewitches everyone who visits it.
DAY 03: ESSAOUIRA
Breakfast. Free day to visit one of the most popular cities of the Atlantic coast especially for lovers of water sports. You can also visit its famous medina, it is a small labyrinth of light and shadows where you can find houses, painters and artisans. www.alimatours.com
DAY 04: ESSAOUIRA - HIGH ATLAS - OUARZAZATE - KASBAH AIT BEN HADDOU
After breakfast departure from Essaouira to head south towards Morocco. We cross the great Atlas by the port of Tizi-n-Tichka that offers wonderful panoramic views over the mountains of the high Atlas. We continue towards the famous fortified city, scenes of several films like Gladiator, the Kasbah Ait Benhaddou, to arrive we will pass through a valley where we will find a small Berber village. We will visit this beautiful Kasbah where we can make impressive photographs.
After our visit, we will stay in a nearby Kasbah to enjoy a night wrapped in spectacular scenery.
DAY 05: OUARZAZATE - ZAGORA - RAMLIA- PISTA DAKAR - OUZINA
Breakfast. We go to the Draa Valley, where there is an immense green snake of about 250 km that penetrates the desert and that will lead us to the town downtown in the palm grove of "Tamnougalte" where the film of the Protector Sky was filmed.
Today we will travel 280 kilometers of pure tracks of the Moroccan Desert. We will visit the oasis in the middle of the desert and the famous oasis of Ramilia. We will have lunch in the town of Ramilia and continue our adventure through the Dakar stage until we reach the Ouizina dunes.
We will spend the night in a hostel in the middle of the dunes and the desert tracks. A night set in the Berber style with typical food and drum music.
DAY 06: OUZINA - RISSANI - MERZOUGA - DUNAS ERG CHEBBI
Breakfast. We follow the route traveling approximately 80km. Today will be a calmer day, we will enjoy some wonderful tracks, full of dunes and dry lakes, villages of Berber nomads until we reach the vast palm grove of Tafilalet passing through the city of Rissani. We will continue until we reach the Great Erg Chebbi "Dune of fine sand dunes" where we will change the 4x4 vehicles by others of animal traction "Dromedaries" to enter the heart of the dunes and contemplate an unforgettable sunset. www.alimatours.com
We will arrive with the dromedaries to a Bivouac in the middle of the desert where we will stay in Haimas, "tents made with dromedary hair" like those used by the nomads.
DAY 07: ERG CHEBBI - TRACKS OF DAKAR - KHAMILIA- MERZOUGA
Today we recommend you get up early to see the sunrise between the dunes, a beautiful scenery that you can not miss. Breakfast at your camp and return to your hostel where you can wash before leaving to visit the surroundings of the dunes. !!
Today we will enjoy a great day trip through the desert. We will visit the village of Merzouga, we will cross the tracks of the Dakar, we will visit nomadic villages that live in their haymas, we will cross oases and other towns such as the village of Khamlia, where we will make a stop to enjoy the music of Gnawa. We will continue visiting oases and nomads of the desert in their haimas, you will be able to discover a new sense of life.
We will return to our lodge to enjoy the free afternoon around the dunes where we can relax in the pool or do optional activities such as quad biking through the dunes.
DAY 08: ERG CHEBBI - TODRA'S GIRLS - VALLE DEL DADES
Breakfast. Today we say goodbye to the desert and continue with our route. We head towards Tinghir where we will visit the Valley and the spectacular Gorges of Todra, paradise for climbers for its impressive walls.
DAY 09: VALLE DEL DADES - VALLE DE LAS ROSAS - ROUTE OF THE THOUSAND KASBHAS - OUARZAZATE - MARRAKECH
Breakfast. Today our destination will be the red city of Marrakech, we will cross the famous Valley of Roses. We will start the famous route of the thousand kasbahs until we reach the city of Ouarzazate.
DAY 10: MARRAKECH
Breakfast. Free day to visit the city. We recommend you to visit the most emblematic places of the city such as the Jardines de la Menara, with its magnificent pond, the Saadian tombs of the founders of the city. The Bahia Palace - residence of the former vizier - and the Koutobia, with its splendid minaret and ending the day in the indescribable Jamaa el F'naa Square, in the morning is a gigantic souk and at night, a magical spectacle.
DAY 11: MARRAKECH - ORIGIN
Breakfast. Rest of the day free until the agreed time of your transfer to the airport for your return flight.
- Airport transfer Marrakech
- Off-road vehicles 4x4
- Guide and drivers
- Half-board hotels (breakfast and dinner)
- Evening in bivouac with dinner and breakfast.
Does not include
- Lunch at midday