Pick up from your accommodation in Marrakech
During this private desert tour to Merzouga sahara; you will travel through the history of the western morocco to discover the local culture and traditoins of the local people; you will visit the world heritage sites and go through the great palm grove and the dry rivers; enjoy the beautiful desert sceneries and the great canyons of dades gorges and todra gorges to reach the great sand dunes of Merzouga where you will experience a camel ride and enjoy a romantic dinner under the stars in desert camp
The start with a pick up from your accommodation in Marrakech at 8 AM and drive towards the fortified village of ait ben haddou corssing the high atlas mountains and the pass of tichka enjoying the beautiful landsacpes of the berber villages settled at the foothills of the mountains. After many stops for photos we will take the road of the caravans to reach the world heritage unesco kasbah at ait ben haddou which is a live example of the berber architecture; visit the kasbah in a guided wallking tour, we will stop for lunch in a local restaurant, and then, continue our journey to dades valley through the palm grove of Skoura and the rose valley, with its annual festival of roses cilebrated every year on Mai; then continue to reach the dades valley where you will spend the night in selected hotel or kasbah.
After breakfast at your hotel we will start a new journey, first we will visit the great canyons of dades; formed by the river through millions of years ago; then continue towards the todra oasis and its amazing gorges which is the best and only place for the mountain climbers around the world. after a walking tour in the gorges, we will continue driving towards Merzouga desert through the village of Erfoud; known by its fossils and marbel rocks; after crossing the village of erfoud and the arid desert road we will reach Merzouga; where we will find our camel guide waiting for us for a new adventure on camels; you will ride camel for an hour and half to reach the desert camp and enjoy a life time beautiful sunset over the golden sand dunes of erg chebbi. Overnight in desert camp under nomadic tent and stary sky. dinner and breakfast around camp fire.
Early wake up to enjoy the beautiful sunrise over the sand dunes; then ride camel back to the hotel to have breakfast and take shower and then get ready for a new explorative journey; we will drive to visit the old imperial city of Rissani and its old markets/souks; after that, we will drive towards draa valley crossin the a,ti-atlas mountains and its volcano rocks to reach the village of Tazzarine; the capital the henna; known by its use for tattos and hair treatments. We will stop for lunch in a local restaurant; and then, continue through the largest palm grove of Draa to reach the village of agdez where we will stop to visit the kasbah tamnougalte; one of the oldest kasbahs in wetern Morocco. After the visit we will continue through the arid desert to arrive to the city of Ouarzazate. Overnight in Hotel or Riad in Ouarzazate
After breakfast we will head to visit an old unesco kasbah in the middle of the city as well as the cinema museum; and then continue not far to visit the cinema studios where many international films were shot like: Gladiator, the lawrence of arabia, the Mommy, kingdom of heaven … After the visit we will drive back to Marrakech through the high atlas crossing the highest point in Morocco the tichka pass with over than 2260M high. Arrival at Marrakech and check in to your accommodation