Marrakech to Sahara
In this trip, you will stop at all the beautiful sights between the Atlas Mountains, Ouarzazate, Ait-Ben-Haddou (a part of Game of Thrones was filmed here!), and finally at the Valley of Roses to conclude your first day. The dunes of Erg Chebbi are magical and there are absolutely no words to string together what this experience would mean to you but you will definitely recommend it to everyone.It is a private desert tour that will allow you to have such an up-close and personal and intimate experience.You feel like you are able to truly delve and immerse yourself in Morocco, the Moroccan culture and people while on this adventure. It will be an incredible, unbelievable, beautiful, fulfilling and heartwarming experience.
Marrakech- Telouatee - Atlas Mountain- Ait benhaddou–Ouarzazate -Rose valley
Our driver will pick you up super close to your riad in Marrakech at 8:00 am and from there, you will be on the road! and start your desert tour to Dades Gorges. We cross the high Atlas Mountains to reach Tizi-n-Tichkawhich is one of the highest road pass in Morocco (2260m). Here you will have the opportunity to take some perfect photos in this breathtaking view. We will visit Telouet Kasbah which is located along the former route of the caravans from the Sahara over the Atlas Mountains to Marrakech. The kasbah was the seat of the El Glaoui family's power, thus sometimes also called the Palace of Glaoui, and it was built in the 18th and 19th centuries. Then you will have enough time to explore another Kasbah in the Ait Ben Haddou village. This kasbah is recognized by UNESCO world heritage site as a world patrimony. Many movies were filmed in this village such as Gladiator, Lawrence of Arabia, Babrl, Queen of the desert, Kingdom of Heaven, Game of thrones, the Mummy… etc. Our travel continues along what is known as the Road of One Thousand Kasbahs passing the Skoura oasis. Then we continue to visit the Valley of the Roses (KelaaM'Gounawhich is known by Festival of roses) the center of Moroccan roses and rose products. Acres of Persian roses are grown and harvested here to create rose water, creams and soaps prized throughout Morocco and the world.As soon as you get to your accommodation, you will be led through tiny family farm plots where you will see the locals picking figs for dinner and wandered along the stream. The roses wouldn't be in bloom until April and May but we can't stress enough how crazy gorgeous this place is and how lovely the Mud houses are “Heaven”.Overnight in Rose valley, dinner & breakfast - You will have private room, with private bath, hot water, and most delicious food in the area
Rose valley-Dades Gorges- Todgha gorge-Tinjdad- Jorf- Arfoud- Erg Chebbi.
After breakfast at your magical Kasbah in the rose valley, you will head towards another absolutely gorgeous valley which is Dades gorge. It’s in this ridiculously idyllic setting.We continue passing the strange rock creation of Tamnalt Hills and we arrive to Dades Gorge carved by centuries by the Dades River. You will enjoy the natural scenery of red and mauve rocks tower above the road. We depart Dades Gorge and travel to another spectacular gorge Todra (the highest oasis in Morocco). The gorge is cut into the ochre-colored cliffs of the High Atlas. Its walls are 300 meters high and at their most narrow part are 20 meters apart. You might want to climb the gorge because it is a great place to learn to climb. The area is absolutely beautiful and the sky is so blue. There are some great climbing areas geared towards beginners with good bolt and anchor placement with moderate grades. It is easy to find climbing at all grades. After lunch in Todgha gorge, you will make our way towards Tinjdad. We reach Merzouga which is known for the highest sand dunes in North Africa. It is called Erg Chebbi Sahara desert. On our way, we will have the chance to see many oasis such as the oasis of Tinjdad. After we arrive to Rissani, we will continue our way enjoying the green oasis of palm trees of Ziz –Tafilalet and the Hamada before arriving to Merzouga. There you will ride camelas an amazing adventure in the sand dunes. We will spend the night in an equipped desert camp in the middle of the Sahara dunes! This is a great opportunity to take lovely pictures of the sunset and sunrise. At this time, we will explore the secrets of the Sahara and its unlimited horizons.Overnight in a Nomad private Tent, dinner & breakfast
Erg Chebbi – Tinghir - Ouarzazate Marrakech
Wake up early morning to enjoy the sunrise on the top of the dune in the Sahara Desert then have your breakfast. After these beautiful moments, you will ride your camel back to the hotel where you can shower. We depart towards Tineghir passing by Erfoud and Tinejdad. Have a break for lunch. In the afternoon, we will continue to Todra gorges via Tineghir. Stopping along the way for photos and admiring the views. Arrival to Todra Gorges to enjoy its marvelous Canyons views while hiking on foot. Later on, we drive to Boumalne du dades or KalaaM’gouna and stopping for a panoramic view of dades valley. Then make your way to Marrakech via Kellaa Mgouna, Ouarzazate and High Atlas Mountains. Arrive Marrakech around. Enjoy Marrakech to Merzouga desert in 3 days.