Morocco 5 day Desert Trip – Wild Sahara Desert Trip
This Morocco 5 day Desert trip will take you into a mixt of culture and adventure trip with less travelled area, to enjoy a wild nature and off roading through the rocky flat desert. During this Sahara Desert Trip, will travel through Valleys, Ait Ben Haddou Sightseeing, spend the nights under stars and learn about the Berber and nomadic families in the wild desert. This 5 day Sahara Trip from Marrakech is an other way to be closer to the wild desert nature.
1st day: Marrakech – Ait Ben Haddou – Ouarzazate
Departing from the riad and heading towards the high Atlas Mountains. You’ll enjoy the splendid views of the high mountains and crossing over the snaky roads. Berber villages are the extraordinary sceneries you’ll have to see while crossing the mountains; they stand live on the side of the mountains with spaces of agricultural fields. Reaching the highest point of the Tishka pass(about 2260 m high), the point is likely to be covered with snow during winter or after snowy times. Driving down to Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, a World heritage site, and a distinctive location for film making, where international movies were filmed like Babel and Gladiator. Lunch will be served in the Kasbah. Then we’ll drive towards Ouarzazate, home of Cinema in Morocco, priding with its beautiful Kasbah Taourirte and other exciting monuments of the region. Overnight in the hotel.
2nd day: Ouarzazate – Dakar route – Mharech / Ramlia
After breakfast,We will begin our adventure to the heart of the Sahara. We will drop to the off-road by Zagora and move to the famous Rally Dakar’s track. The route is marked as an important stage of the Dakar Rally as it used to be before the course moved to Latin America. You will discover the pure wilderness of Morocco’s south east. Yet, we will pass through a number of isolated Berber villages located near oasis or amid Savannah trees. The track is challenging and full of adventures among different Desert aspects like valleys and Rocky Mountains. We will arrive in Mharch or Ramlia villages (close villages) where you will be accommodated. You will take a little rest amid the off-beaten wild while discovering the primitive way of life by the local villagers. Overnight in a desert inn or auberge.
3rd day: Mharech – Ouzina – Merzouga.
Getting up early to attend the captivating break of morning, offering a natural image of silence and landscapes. After breakfast, we will continue our Dakar track to discover more villages and isolated nomads here-and-there. Ouzina is one of these villages, located near Ramlia, offering splendid sand dunes. We go on through the rough and dusty places while continuing the adventure of the sahara till we arrive in Merzouga. Check and luggage delivery in the hotel the mounting your camels for the accommodation in a Nomadic camp. You will enjoy the camel trek to the camp while relishing the panoramic view of the sunset. Arriving at the bivouac for the starry night. Sleeping under the tent.
4th day: Merzouga – Todra gorges – Dades valley
You will wake up early at dawn, mount your camels again and exploring the fascinating sunrise.Arriving at the hotel, then taking a shower and breakfast. Thereafter, we will leave Merzouga towards Dades Valley. We will pass through a number of towns including Rissani and Erfoud, two remarkable places that trace back to the oldest Moroccan dynasties. Rissani for once being a capital of the ruling Sultan Moulay Ali Cherif. We will stop a little while in Rissani before we continue towards Tinghir and its gigantic Canyons. It’s already Todgha Gorges, or the Morocco’s Grand Canyons, which is an attractive Topographical area for climbers worldwide. Arriving Dades Valley, which is an unlimited fauna by the Anti Atlas Mountains. Overnight in the hotel.
5th day: Dades valley – Thousand Kasbahs road – Marrakech
After breakfast, we ride back to Marrakech. We shall leave Dades Valley via Thousands Kasbahs road till we arrive in Ouarzazate. The roadside is composed of a range of Berber villages and Kasbahs that stand to remind visitors of the historical heritage of the area.
Leaving Ouarzazate to Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, to take extra looks on the site and to take pictures of the missing landscapes. Lunch nearby the Kasbah.Later on, We head back to Marrakech via Tishka pass. End of your tour.