Marrakech Merzouga Sahara desert tour
Duration : 3 Nights, 4 Days .


Detail:

DAY -1 MARRAKECH ? ZAGORA

The drive this morning will be along one of the most beautiful roads in Morocco across the High Atlas Mountains via the pass of Tizi-N-Tichka. Enjoy breath-taking sceneries of the small local villages along green valleys all the way to the pre Saharan regions where you will stop to explore the beautiful .N.E.S.C.O. protected Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou used as a set for many films. Continue through the moon landscape through Tinifift pass to join Draa valley. Lunch in Tamnougalt (At Leisure); then explore the old Ksar of Tamnougalt, a former trading caravans post in the medieval times. Late in the afternoon carry on your drive along the spectacular Draa palm grove crossing remote Berber villages, Ksours and Kasbahs to Zagora; the capital of the Sahara desert.Dinner and accommodation in a Nice Riad.

DAY- 2 ZAGORA ? TAMGROUTE - MERZOUGA

Drive further south Zagora for Tamgroute; known for its unique library (4000 scripts), then visit the pottery workshop and the nearby old Berber fortified village. Drive back along across the huge and beautiful oasis of the Draa valley and start a long journey across the Reg Desert of Jebel Saghro. Along the way you will discover some of the nomadic Berber tribes as well as sedentary people living next to their oases in finely built Kasbahs. Stop for lunch (At Leisure) in Alnif before you head towards the legendary Saharan town of Rissani from where camel caravans used to start their long journeys across the Sahara desert. Stop to visit some of the historical sites before you continue to the edge of the Reg desert, in Merzouga where the Saharan sand dunes begin. Here you will start an adventure riding camels across the sand dunes enjoying the emptiness and the quietness of these spaces as well as a tremendous sunset. Dinner and accommodation in Deluxe Private Bedouin Tent - Merzouga.

DAY - 3 ? MERZOUGA ? TODRA GORGES - BOUMALNE DADES

After breakfast, drive across the Saharan plains where the nomads herd their camels to the marvellous valley of Todgha, considered as one of the most beautiful in the South of Morocco. This is a lush green oasis running along a beautiful deep valley inhabited all along by a Berber population in Kasbahs and nicely designed villages. Take a walk along the spectacular gorges and stop for lunch (At Leisure). In the afternoon, continue to the valley of the Dades and the town of Boumalne. Dinner and accommodation in Boumalne Dades.

DAY - 4 BOUMALNE DADES ? OUARZAZATE - MARRAKECH ( End of the Tour)

Today you will start by enjoying the morning light over the valley of Dades and its amazing rock formations. This region is also known as the ?Valley of roses? thanks to the roses planted on the fields since many generations by the local inhabitants for perfume making. Stop in the city of Ouarzazate for lunch (At Leisure) before you start crossing the Atlas Mountains back to Marrakech.