10 Days From Marrakech to the Great Southern Desert

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Day 1: Arrival in Marrakech

Pick up at the airport and transfer to the hotel. Depending on the time of arrival, possibility to take a first contact with the charm of the “Jamaa Lafna” square and surroundings. Dinner and accommodation in hotel.

Day 2: Marrakech – Zagora

Departure from Marrakech to the south. We will cross the village of Ait Ourir from where the road narrows to cross the highest mountain, the Tizin-Tichka of 2260 meters. On the way to Zagora we will pass through the beautiful Drâa Valley with its 3 million palm trees where we will go to discover Berber villages and the Kasbahs. At the end of the day we will arrive in Zagora, located in the heart of a beautiful oasis. Dinner and overnight in Riyadh.

Day 3: Zagora – Tafraout – Ramlia – Ouzina “Berber village in the desert

After breakfast, we will travel along little-used tracks to a non-tourist sector where you will enjoy landscapes very different from those already known. Dinner and accommodation in a hostel in the middle of the desert.

Day 4: Ouzina – Merzouga

After a delicious breakfast we will take a walk through the village of Ramlia and its garden where we will have a tea with the nomads of the village before continuing the route to Merzouga near Erg Chebbi. The only Saharan dunes in Morocco. You can take advantage of this day in the desert and admire how the light changes the color of the dunes. Dinner and overnight in a hostel near the dunes.

Day 5: Merzouga – Erg Chebbi

After breakfast, we will pass to the other side of the dunes. It will be an intense day because we will visit the two oasis of Merzouga, the nomadic lands, the people of Khamlia – inhabited by black people from Mali -, the mines of Mifiss, the desert plateaus, the Berber nomads. For the snack we will arrive at the inn and after drinking a tea we will take the camels that will take us to the center of this wide extension of golden sand. And at the slow pace of the camels you can enjoy the wonderful landscape offered by the desert until you reach the tents where we will spend an unforgettable starry night, in the middle of the dunes with fire, traditional musicians who will help you appreciate the spirit of the desert. Dinner and overnight in tents.

Day 6: Erg Chebbi – Todra Gorges

After breakfast we will head towards the Gorges starting from the city of Rissani, the first imperial city of Morocco, the souk under the red arches and its many ksours. We will continue by road to the village of Tinjdad where we will have lunch. Then we will continue to the gorges where we will discover a wild, almost virgin landscape, populated by Berbers and nomads who graze their goats. We will descend through a narrow gorge resulting from the separation of the High Atlas and Djebel Saghro until we reach the hotel deep in the gorges. Dinner and overnight in Riyadh.

Day 7: Todra Gorges – Boutaghrar – Ouarzazate

We will travel along the road of the “thousand Kasbahs” and stop to get to know them inside. In addition, we will cross the Valley of the Roses and walk through the quietness of the mountain range where you will appreciate the lifestyle of the Berbers. At each step, you will discover a new scene of their daily life. We will continue our route through the Skoura palm grove. Dinner and overnight in Riyadh.

Day 8: Ouarzazate – Ait ben Haddou – Marrakech

After breakfast and before continuing to Marrakech we will pass by the kasbah of Ait Ben haddou where several films were shot: Gladiator, Asterix and Obelix, Sahara… Then we will cross the High Atlas by a point of 2260 m in the direction of Marrakech where we will arrive in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight in hotel.

Day 9: Marrakech – Guided tour in Morocco

Visit of the city starting with the Menara Gardens with its pond, the Saadian Tombs -where the founders of the city are located-, the Bay Palace -residence of the old vizier-, the Koutoubia -splendid minaret- and we will finish the day in the magic and changing Jamaa el Fnaa Square. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 10: Marrakech – Airport

Breakfast at the hotel and at the appointed time, transfer to the airport to take the flight to your city of origin. End of the trip and of our services.