1st day: Marrakech - Ait Ben Haddou - Dades gorges.
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. We continue our journey to Dades gorges, where our first day ends. A marvellous valley, cool and offering a series of Berber villages alongside the road and the aroma that comes from the Roses groves within the valley. Overnight in a hotel.
2nd day: Dades valley - Todra Gorges - Merzouga.
After breakfast, we'll drive down to Merzouga, but we'll pass through Tinghir and Tinejdad, two Berber towns on the Todgha gorges until we reach Tafilalet region (composed of Erfoud and Rissani towns ) until we arrive in Merzouga. You'll have a short rest in your hotel, before you mount the camels to start your journey to the bivouac. On your way there, you'll experience the tranquillity of the sahara desert while enjoying the beautiful scenery of the sunset. You'll arrive at the bivouac in the early evening, having your local made diner and enjoying the drams music, before you get to sleep under your cosy tent.
3rd day: Merzouga - Draa valley - Marrakech.
You're expected to wake up early (before dawn), ride back your camels to see the sunrise.shower and breakfast will be held in the hotel, the driving through Rissani, the initial capital state of Morocco before Fes and lately Rabat.Unlike our second day, we will trun our to Alnif on the road to Erfoud, there we'll go on a vast desert, formed through rocks and savannah for about 200 kms. Passing by Nkob ( where we'll have lunch), a little village,located in the middle of the valley of Draa, and surrounded by palm trees. Then we continue our way to Ouarzazate by passing through Agdz, then up towards the high atlas mountains.Arriving Marrakech by sunset or early evening.
We offer two types of different comfortable accommodation, Standard (2/3 stars) and Superior (4 stars).
Dades valley: Hotel Le Vieux Chateau, Dar Essyaha, Kasbah Chems.
Merzouga: desert camp.
Dades Valley: Xaluca hotel, La Perle Du Dades or similar.
Merzouga: desert camp.
The desert camp is the same for both standard and superior.
The trip is available twice a week. Every Tuesday and Saturday. You can also do this trip in different days as private tour. Please, contact us for more information and prices.
What make us different?
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.
We recommend bringing small backpack for the trip and leave the rest of the luggage at your accommodation.
- Transportation in comfortable 4wd car or minibus.
- Fuel, tolls and car insurance.
- English Speaking driver.
- Night with half board (diner, bed and breakfast) in Dades valley.
- Night with half board (diner, bed and breakfast) in desert camp.
- Camel riding in Erg Chebbi dunes (camel each).
- Pick-up from hotel, Riad or Airport.
- Lunches, drinks and unless specified.
- Gratuities (optional).