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5-day trip from Marrakech to Merzouga via Mharech

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Explore the great features and the diversity of the southern of Morocco including Kasbahs, Oasis, valleys and the Sahara desert. Experience also camel trekking over the impressive dunes of Erg Chebbi.

High Atlas Mountains
Draa Valley
Sunset in Erg Chebbi Dunes
Night in Erg Chebbi Dunes
Todgha Gorges Morocco

1st day: Marrakech - Ait Ben Haddou - Ouarzazate

Departing from the riad and heading towards the high Atlas Mountains. You'll enjoy the splendid views of the high mountains and crossing over the snaky roads. Berber villages are the extraordinary sceneries you'll have to see while crossing the mountains; they stand live on the side of the mountains with spaces of agricultural fields. Reaching the highest point of the Tishka pass, (about 2260 m high), the point is likely to be covered with snow during winter or after snowy times. Driving down to Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, a World heritage site, and a distinctive location for film making, where international movies were filmed like Babel and Gladiator. Lunch will be served in the Kasbah. Then we'll drive towards Ouarzazate, home of Cinema in Morocco, priding with its beautiful Kasbah Taourirte and other exciting monuments of the region. Overnight in the hotel.

2nd day: Ouarzazate - Dakar route - Mharech / Ramlia

After breakfast,We will begin our adventure to the heart of the Sahara. We will drop to the off-road by Zagora and move to the famous Rally Dakar's track. The route is marked as an important stage of the Dakar Rally as it used to be before the course moved to Latin America. You will discover the pure wilderness of Morocco's south east. Yet, we will pass through a number of isolated Berber villages located near oasis or amid Savannah trees. The track is challenging and full of adventures among different Desert aspects like valleys and Rocky Mountains. We will arrive in Mharch or Ramlia villages (close villages) where you will be accommodated. You will take a little rest amid the off-beaten wild while discovering the primitive way of life by the local villagers. Overnight in a desert inn or auberge.

3rd day: Mharech - Ouzina - Merzouga.

Getting up early to attend the captivating break of morning, offering a natural image of silence and landscapes. After breakfast, we will continue our Dakar track to discover more villages and isolated nomads here-and-there. Ouzina is one of these villages, located near Ramlia, offering splendid sand dunes. We go on through the rough and dusty places while continuing the adventure of the sahara till we arrive in Merzouga. Check and luggage delivery in the hotel the mounting your camels for the accommodation in a Nomadic camp. You will enjoy the camel trek to the camp while relishing the panoramic view of the sunset. Arriving at the bivouac for the starry night. Sleeping under the tent.

4th day: Merzouga - Todra gorges - Dades valley

You will wake up early at dawn, mount your camels again and exploring the fascinating sunrise.Arriving at the hotel, then taking a shower and breakfast. Thereafter, we will leave Merzouga towards Dades Valley. We will pass through a number of towns including Rissani and Erfoud, two remarkable places that trace back to the oldest Moroccan dynasties. Rissani for once being a capital of the ruling Sultan Moulay Ali Cherif. We will stop a little while in Rissani before we continue towards Tinghir and its gigantic Canyons. It's already Todgha Gorges, or the Morocco's Grand Canyons, which is an attractive Topographical area for climbers worldwide. Arriving Dades Valley, which is an unlimited fauna by the Anti Atlas Mountains. Overnight in the hotel.

5th day: Dades valley - Thousand Kasbahs road - Marrakech

After breakfast, we ride back to Marrakech. We shall leave dades valley via Thousands Kasbahs road till we arrive in Ouarzazate, The roadside is composed of a range of Berber villages and Kasbahs that stand to remind visitors of the Historical heritage of the area. Leaving Ouarzazate to Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, to take extra looks on the site and to take pictures of the missing landscapes. Lunch nearby the Kasbah.Later on, We head back to Marrakech via Tishka pass. End of your tour.

Accommodation

We offer two types of different comfortable accommodation, Standard (2/3 stars) and Superior (4 stars).

Standard accommodation:

Ouarzazate: Les Jardins De Ouarzazate, La Valle hotel or Azoul hotel.

Mharech / Ramlia: Riad Nomade or Kasbah Ramlia

Merzouga: standard desert camp.

Dades valley: Hotel Le Vieux Chateau, Dar Essyaha, Kasbah Chems.

Superior accommodation:

Ouarzazate: Riad Dar Chamaa or La Perle Du sud hotel.

Mharech / Ramlia: Riad Nomade or Kasbah Ramlia

Merzouga: superior desert camp.

Dades Valley: Xaluca hotel, La Perle Du Dades or similar.

The superior desert camp include private bathroom in the tent.

What make us different?

Private tours, no more people share the vehicle with you.

We respect your familial situation, every couple have their own room in hotel and tent in desert camp.

Hand-picked, you don't need to worry about meeting point just send us your accommodation details and we will come to pick-up you.

Exclusive English Speaking drivers.

Inclusion

  • Transportation in comfortable 4wd car.
  • Fuel, tolls and car insurance.
  • English Speaking driver.
  • Night with half board (diner, bed and breakfast) in hotel / Riad in Ouarzazate.
  • Night with half board (diner, bed and breakfast) in Kasbah in Mharech or Ramlia.
  • Night with half board (diner, bed and breakfast) in desert camp.
  • Night with half board (diner, bed and breakfast) in hotel in Dades valley.
  • Camel riding in Erg Chebbi dunes (camel each).
  • Pick-up from hotel, Riad or Airport.

Exclusion

  • Lunches, drinks and unless specified.
  • Gratuities (optional).
5 Incredible experience

Reviewed by , Switzerland

Intense and varied trip. Everyday is different, we learned many things about daily life and history of different areas. The restaurants in we ate were spotless and the food was very good. the hotels (although we chose the standard option) were very good. The guide was well aware of the areas we visited and we really felt safe with him. Conclusion it was an incredible experience. A big thanks to our driver and guide Youssef.

5 Great experience

Reviewed by , UK

I had a great fun with my family during the trip. our driver Ali helped us to learn about Moroccan traditions, culture... he also facilitate contracting with local people in the atlas mountains and Erg Chebbi desert. The hotels were very nice and we really enjoyed our stay in every hotel. Camel riding and desert camp were an unforgetable experience!! I highly recommend this tour to everyone.