8 Days trip from Marrakech to Sahara Merzouga

8 Days trip from Marrakech to Desert via Ouarzazate, Zagora, Merzouga:

1st day: Marrakech exploring

Today is set to explore the city , You will discover the Saadian Tombs which represent Moorish architecture, the Palace if the Bahia, the historic Menara: a magnificent pool surrounded by flower beds, the Koutoubia Minaret, identical to the la Giralda tower in Sevilla, Spain. Lunch will be taken in one of the finest traditional restaurants in Marrakech, visit of Jamaa El Fna square. Over night at your Riad.

2nd day: Marrakech “ Telouet “ Ait Ben Haddou “ Ouarzazate (247 km)

After breakfast you depart for Ouarzazate over the High Atlas Mountains through the Tichka Pass. Keep you will see the Berber villages tucked away in the mountain side. After 3 hours you arrive to ait Benhaddou, site classified world heritage of UNESCO and one of the world's most magnificent Kasbahs; this setting has been used for more films than any other location in Morocco ( The Mummy, Lawrence of Arabia.), continuation towards Ouarzazate (visit of the studios of the cinema). Check in the hotel or Riad.

3rd day: Ouarzazate -Zagora (207 km)

the journey of this day is to set off through the Draa Valley to Zagora to crossing the magic palm plantation, an occasion to visit the very old kasbah., the lunch will be in Zagora, And the afternoon, you will visit Tamegroute, the village known by the splendid library created at the 17th century when manuscripts of Coran are preserved illuminated, written on skin of gazelle and also the books of history and medicine. The night will be in the hotel in Zagora.

4th day: Zagora “ M'harech “ Ouzina

After an early breakfast you leave Zagora you will set out across the barren desert land, lunch will be in the Oasis M' harech in an inn in full desert, close to the village Tafraoute, continuation towards the Ramlia oasis to arrive end of the day to Ouzina.

5th day: Ouzina “ Taouz “ Begaa “ Merzouga

Departure from Ouzina desination Merzouga, passing by Taouz to visit rupestral engravings, then to continue towards the Begaa village, a small urban area in full desert. Before laying the sunrise, arriving to the sand dune field of Erg Chebbi in Merzouga. over night in an inn near the dunes (to make an excursion on the dunes to benefit from the sunset in the dunes).

6th day: Merzouga

This stage is the most important in this tour: Today we get to learn more about the life of the Nomads in our off-road excursion to the breathtaking Erg Chebbi where we will visit the Nomad families who migrate and live in tents, attend an African folkloric music/ dance performance in Khamlia village (former slaves of the sultan of Marrakech in 1590), and walk in a desert oasis where we learn about the irrigation system of the area, visit the lake with the pink flamingos in full desert. Late afternoon you will mount camels for what is the highlight of many people's trip, camel ride, and an overnight in a traditional Berber tent.

7th day: Merzouga “ Gorges of Todra “ Gorges of Dades

The passage by the splendid palm plantation of the valley of Ziz in Rissani, Erfoud and Jorf, until to arrive to the Todra gorges. Make a walk at the Gorges along the river after to pause to relish the panoramic views of the old mud berber villages overlooking the valley. then to continue to Dades gorges. Check in an inn.

8th day: Gorges of Dades “ Kalaat M'gouna “ Sekoura “ Marrakech

Departure from the gorges of Dades to join Marrakech passing by e valley of the roses the one thousands Kasbah road, The former is famous for its roses and rose products), then to make a stopover in the oasis of Skoura to visit the AMRIDILE kasbah, then Ouarzazate and by the collar Tichka to arrive at Marrakech.