DAY ONE: MARRAKECH TO DADES
7.00am: You will be collected from Riad Chayma Marrakech early this morning for our journey to Dades. Our first stop is at a village in the Atlas Mountains for a traditional Moroccan breakfast in a berber house.
After breakfast we continue on through the High Atlas Mountains to cross the Tichka Pass at an altitude of 2260 metres with its magnificent views over the Souss plain.
Our next stop is for lunch and a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Kasbah Ait Benhaddou.
We continue through Valleys to visit and explore the city of roses called Kelaa Des Mgouna. Known locally for its rose petals (which inadvertently decorate the roadside) and outstanding pise (mud-brick) buildings we would recommend a stop here on any route around the south.
Finally we reach for our over night accommodation at the Boumalen Dades.
DAY 2: DADES TO MERZOUGA VIA TINEGHIR & ERFOUD
After an early breakfast this morning, we depart at 7.00am for a visit of the magnificent Todra Gorge. This is among the most dramatic sights in Morocco.
Our next stop is at the city of Tineghi at the center of one of the most beautiful oases of southern Morocco. This lush palm covers about 30 miles on 500 to 1500 m wide tracts along the Wadi Todgha.
We continue our drive through the Valleys to Erfoud an oasis town known as the "Gate of Sahara Desert" for lunch..
After lunch we continue to Merzouga where you will board a camel and trek through sand dunes 15m high, 5km wide and 45km long while watching the brilliant sunset ..... what an experience!!!!.
We then head back to the bivouac (desert Camp) for dinner and your overnight stay
DAY 3: MERZOUGA TO MARRAKECH VIA OUARZAZAT
An early start today with a Sunrise camel ride before enjoying breakfast.
We depart the Desert Camp at 7.00 am and drive through the beautiful scenery of desert, valleys and oasis on an alternate road back to Ouarzazat
On arrival at Ouarzazat you can enjoy lunch and a visit to the cinema museum and studio.
We then hit the road and drive back to Marrakesh, arriving at Riad Chayma at approximately 6.00 pm,
- Private experienced and knowledgeable Driver/Guide
- Luxury Air-conditioned vehicl
- All meals
- Entrace fees as indicated
- Sunset Camel Trek
- Sunrise Camel Trek
- Overnight accommodation in a quality hotel or Maison d hot in Dades
- Overnight accommodation in a traditional style Desert Camp in Merzouga