7 Days From Marrakech To Merzouga Desert Erg chebbi
The 1ST day: Marakech – Telouat – Ait Benhaddo – Ouarzazate.
After breakfast, we pick up you at the hotels departure via Ouarzazate over Tizi-n-Tichka passing by the col 2260m while enjoying some attractive views of the High Atlas Mountains also the Berber villages. stop for Lunch in oasis at Telouat .after you will have the opportunity to visit Telouat kasbah, situated by the family Glaoui dynasty then continue the road to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site : the exotic Kasbah of Aït Benhaddou. Before Arrival to Ouarzazate you can visit the Atlas studios which host the largest movie studios in the world such as Lawrence of Arabia, Jewel of the Nile , The Mummy, Gladiator and The Man Who Would Be King. Then having Dinner and spending night in the hotel or riad
The 2rd day: Skoura – El Kelaa M’gouna – Boutghrar- Tinghir.
After breakfast, heading toward Tinghir, passing by Kasbah of Taourirt, then continue the road by crossing the beautiful oasis of the palm grove in Skoura, where you can see and visit the incredible Kasbah of Amerhidil. then to El Kelaa M’gouna (the valley of roses) where you will have your lunch, after that we drive you over the wonderful Pist “Mil Kasbah” which is accessible only on 4×4 passing by the amazing Berber villages such as “Boutaghrar” . Besides that you will have the opportunity to meet some Berber nomads whom are living in the grotto (caves). Then you will continue your road further through the valley and gorges of Dades. Having dinner and Sleeping in a hotel or in guest house.
The 3rd day: Gorges of Todra -Tinjdad- El Jarf- Arfoud -Merzouga.
After breakfast, you will begin your journey, with exploring the marvelous Todra gorges then to the next destination which is Tinghir where you can have walk 2 hours trekking about between the gorgeous oasis palm trees then you could have because , The Gorge is one of Morocco's premier sport climbing destinations, and is home to approximately 400 climbs, ranging from single-pitch top-ropes to 10-pitch adventures up the incredible walls of the narrow gorge. Fixed protection on popular sectors is generally excellent, and there are a good selection of long mixed sport/trad routes for those in search of more adventure.then heading toward Tinjdad and having lunch. after that we drive via Arfoud where you will discover the marble and fossils, later continue to Merzouga where the caravan of desert (camel) will be waiting for you for an adventure in Erg Chebbi dunes. You will spend the night in a bivouac (camp in the heart of the desert), tasting Berber food, listening to the drums in a starry night and sleeping in a traditional tent (camel hair tent) in calmness and tranquility.
The 4th day: Erg Chebbi, Nomads and Merzouga.
After taking lovely pictures of sunrise, we will come back to Merzouga for taking breakfast and shower. Then, we start our exploring to Merzouga area begining with Khamlia where we could enjoy traditional music “Gnwa”. Next, we make a tour around Erg Chebbi and it’is a great opportunity to meet nomads there and enjoy drinking a cup of tea with them and lunch will be local one. Thus, we come back to Merzouga to to to ski down them on some of the gear that we rented from a guy who must be the largest single owner of ski equipment on the continent. Skiing on sand is not nearly as fun as it looks, there is a reason that there are no resorts set up in the desert, on a real adventure in the middle of desert dunes.
The 5th day: Merzouga (Erg Chebbi)-Rissani-Alnif-Tazarin-N’kob-Draa valley-Ouarzazate.
The camel man (trekker) will wake you up in dawn to see the spectacular sunrise in the desert, later you will return to the camp to have your breakfast. after the camel man take you back to the Auberge to have shower to refresh your body .we drive to Rissani through the Ksours and kasbahs of Tafilalet . Visiting the Zaouia of moulay Ali El-Charif, the mausoleum of the dynasty Glaoui founder, and have walk to discover the local market and traditoinal souks in Rissani .after that heading to Ourzazate via Alnif, Tazarin, Draa valley till reaching Ouarzazate. Overnight in the hotel or riad with dinner and breakfast.
The 6th day: Ouarzazate – the pass of Tizi n’Tichka – Marrakech.
After Breakfast departure toward Marrakech by crossing the high Atlas mountain through the pass of Tizi n’Tichka. Stopping along the way and enjoying the wonderful surroundings then having lunch in a berber village called”Teddart” before your arrival to Marrakech. Dinner and breakfast in hotel or riad..
The 7th day: Marrakech-Atlas mountains- Ourika Valley
In last day of your tour, you will have day trip to hight atlas mountains where you will sky, At an altitude of 3200m, Oukaimden is the highest ski resort in Africa and probably one of the most original places to go skiing or snowboarding in the world. It is highly popular with both foreign tourists and Moroccan ski enthusiasts. Of course, there is no obligation to ski but is a lovely place simply to walk or take the ski-lifts for the sake of the wonderful views of the High Atlas. Later in the day you return to Marrakesh via the Ourika Valley, full of Berber gardens, fields and orchards of apples, pears, pomegranates and walnuts. This is an excellent destination for lunch on the banks of the river or even at a table set in the river itself. Then come to Marrakech your hotel or Transfer you to the Airport at your flight time.