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DESERT SAHARA TOUR : 5 days/4 nights

Walking the Berber country. Take a journey through the High Atlas to reach the Moroccan Sahara. Discover the route of the Thousand Kasbah, hidden valleys, up the dunes of Erg Chebbi to enjoy the desert with Berber hospitality, traditions, food and music.


DAY 1 : Marrakech - Telouate - Ouarzazate:
Morning departure to the High Atlas via Tizi n Tichka to 2260 metres altitude through the Kasbah of Telouet. Visit the Kasbah of Pacha Gloui and have lunch at the Restaurant Tasga.

After lunch we will take an old caravan track to the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou (UNESCO World Heritage Site) via the Ounila Valley dotted with Berber villages. Finally we continue on the road to Ouarzazate where we will spend the night in a hotel with dinner and breakfast provided.


DAY 2 : Ouarzazate - Todra Gorges- Merzouga:
Morning departure by way of a Thousand Kasbah’s including a visit to Kasbah Amredhyle Skoura. We then continue to the capital city of the Valley of the Roses, Kalaa Mgouna, before climbing up the Dades Dades Valley to continue on to Tinghir Boumalne visiting Todres Gorge, and then on to Tinghir for lunch.

After lunch we will visit the town of Erfoud Tinjdad before crossing the Palm Grove Touroug to visit a workshop producing products made from marble containing fossils. We will then continue our journey to the Erg Chebbi dunes of Merzouga where we will change our 4x4 for dromedaries for a trek out to the desert to admire the sunset over the dunes before returning to spend the night in a hostel where dinner will be served.

DAY 3 : Merzouga - Erg Chebbi - Merzouga:
After breakfast at the hostel we return to the great dunes. Today’s journey will include visits to the two oasis’ of Merzouga, meeting the people of Khamlia and a visit to the Mifiss mineral mines.

You will meet the nomadic Berbers of the desert and return via the oasis at Tissardmine before returning to the hostel at around 3pm. Here you will again take camels out into the desert to stay the night in a Berber tent by a wild oasis.

DAY 4 : Merzouga - Rissani-Alnif - Tazarine - Zagora:
Morning departure to the great palm Tafilalet through the city of Rissani (the Alouite dynasty originates from Rissani and the city was the ancient capital of Sultan Alouite) before continuing to Alnif for lunch.

After lunch we will travel through Tazarine to Tansihkt Nkob where you will take the track through the sublime Draa Valley and its parade of palms, before continuing to Zagora where you will spend a night at a hotel.

DAY 5 : Zagora - Ouarzazate - Marrakech :
After breakfast we will depart to Ouarzazate through the Draa Valley, passing the Berber villages of Agdz and the Anti-Atlas at 1660m altitude, before returning to Marrakech in the late afternoon via the Tizi n Tichka pass.

Included:

  • 4x4 ATV’s
    Marrakech Airport transfers
    Guide and driver
    Fuel
    3 nights in hotels or hostels (with breakfast and dinner)
    Dromedary
    Overnight in bivouac (with dinner and breakfast)

Not included:

  • Lunch
    Beverages
    Tips
    Travel Insurance

 

 

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