Day 1: Arrival day: Marrakech
Pick up from the airport of Marrakech according to your flight schedule. Check-in and free time to rest. Possible to visit the famous square of Jemaa El Fnaa
After breakfast at your hotel, we leave the hustle of the city behind and travel the rugged road to Ouarzazate through the spectacular scenery of the Atlas Mountains. Stop in the Ksar of Aït Ben Haddou which, at a height of 1,160m, stands in stark contrast to this vast plateau. Originally a crossing point for traders crossing the Sahara Desert, this UNESCO world heritage site is equally recognized as the location for films such as ‘Laurence of Arabia’ and ‘Gladiators’. From there drive to Ouarzazate, stop in Kelaa Megouna known for the production of cosmetic products using the extract of the local grown roses then arrive to Dades Valley.
Our Sahara Desert Trip, will take us to the best distination for Camel Trekking: Merzouga Erg Chebbi Sahara Desert. After Dades Valley, we will continue northeast to the city of Boumalne Dadès to see the beautiful Kasbahs with a panoramic view of the Tinghir Oasis/Valley with its lush oases of date palms and the Mountains beyond. Afterward, you will head for the Todra Gorges, 300 meters high and one of the most impressive Moroccan sites. The Todra Gorge is one of the premier climbing and trekking destinations in Morocco with high walls offering hundreds of routes of sport and multi-pitch climbing. By the evening, we will reach the sand dunes of Erg Chebbi and explore an otherworldly “sandscape” of shifting colors. Will use a room to prepar all what we need for this overnight in the camp, and we will leave the rest of our bags in a safe room, then start our Camel Desert Safar Trek, across dunes and unlimited waves of desert sand, enjoying the sunset, towards our desert Berber camp inside the Erg Chebbi where we will have our dinner under a star-studded sky before listening to the sounds of the Sahara.
Get up early this morning to witness the sun rising from the east over the desert dunes of Erg Chebbi – one of Morocco’s greatest sights, considered by desert aficionados to be perhaps the largest dunes in the Sahara, they are constantly shifting due to the considerable desert winds. Return to hotel for breakfast. Drive to Ouarzazate through Berber villages and the Caravan road of thousand Kasbahs in Draa Valley and amazing landscapes in Anti Atlas Mountains. Stop in Agdez, then continue to our hotel/riad in Ourzazate. Free to enjoy the pool by the sunset.
After breakfast, you will drive west through the High Atlas Mountains and the dramatic pass of Tizn Tichka en route to Marrakech. This hairpin road is one of only two passes through the largest mountain chain in Africa. Arrive back to Marrakech in the afternoon and enjoy some free time to explore the city.
Day 6: Marrakech Discovery
After breakfast, you will discover the Koutoubia Mosque, her beautiful minaret dominates the skyline of Marrakech, the Palace of the Bahia, the Saadian Tombs, and many other hidden treasures. After lunch, visit the medieval Medersa ben Youssef (koranic university). Explore the colorful Souks (marketplaces) of Marrakech. In the early evening, stroll around the frenetic Jemaa el Fnaa and enjoy a Fantasia Dinner in panoramic restaurant.
Enjoy a free morning before heading to the airport for home bound flight.