The 4 days trip to the desert from Marrakech is a thankful escape from the bustle and hassle of the busy Marrakech. The 4 days trip to the desert will enable you to explore the southern part of Marrakech with less hours of driving. You will appreciate the landscapes, the views, the Kasbahs and the Camel Trekking Experience in the Desert.
Day 1: Marrakech – Ait Benhaddou – Dades Valley
Pick up from your Hotel or Riad in the morning and drive south of Marrakech through the Atlas Mountains over the Tizi n’Tichka Pass (2260m). You will see Berber Villages built at the feet of the mountains and will include many stops for nice pictures. We will later visit the Ait Benhaddou Village that has been used for filming several celebreties like Gladiator, Lawrence of Arabia, The Jewel of the Nile…etc. We will drive through Ouarzazate (The Hollywood of Africa), the Valley of Roses and Dades Valley where we will spend our first night.
Day 2: Dades Valley – Todra Gorge – Erfoud – Erg Chebbi
After breakfast, we will drive to the majestic Gorge of Todra with its high cliffs and which have attracted mountain climbers from all over the world. We will continue through the Tafilalet Oasis with its lush palm trees before getting to the sand dune field and which can bee seen from afar. The Golden sand dunes of Erg Chebbi offer a great opportunity to experience the camel trekking and spend the night in a comfortable camp that is located in the heart of the desert.
Day 3: Erg Chebbi – Nkob – Agdez – Ouarzazate
You will wake in the early morning to attend the panoramic of sunrise over the sand dunes. Get back to the hotel located at the feet of Erg Chebbi sand dunes for a refreshing shower and drive through th black desert to Nkob with its traditional Kasbahs, cross the Anti Atlas and overnight in the Hollywood city of Africa (Ouarzazate). Ouarzazate has gained its fame thanks to the Atlas Film Studios.
Day 4: Ouarzazate – High Atlas Mountains – Marrakech
After breakfast, we will visit the Taourirt Kasbah that is located at the hear of Ouarzazate and which was built by the Glaoui family in the 19th century to control their business of caravans crossing the mountains to the Great Sahara. We will also visit the Atlas Film Studios before driving back to Marrakech through the High Atlas Mountains.
The 4 days trip from Marrakech to the desert includes the following:
- Private 4WD or MPV with experienced English speaking driver.
- 2 nights accommodation in comfortable and nice hotels in Dades Valley and Ouarzazate with half board basis (dinner and breakfast are included).
- 1 night accommodation in a Berber camp with half board basis.
- Camel Trekking for around 2 hours.
The tour does not include the following:
- Meals except ones mentioned above.
- Beverages including water.
- Fees of admission to sites.
- Tips when appropriate and extras.