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5 Days

Marrakech Desert tour


Day 1 : Arrival in Marrakech

Arrival at Marrakech airport followed by private car transfer, dinner and an overnight stay at a charming riad. Use the opportunity to visit the town.

Day 2 : City Tour Marrakech

Today After breakfast in the riad, meeting with the tour guide. You will see all the sites with historical values and cultural interest, including Koutoubia Mosque, the Saadian tombs, Bahia Palace and the Ben Youssef Koranic school. Arriving at the famous Jamaa El Fna and then in the afternoon visit the Majorelle gardens. Overnight will be in your riad as above.

Day 3 : Marrakech - Ouarzazate - Agdez

Today the departure from Marrakech after breakfast, cross the pass of Tichka (high Atlas), take the off-road towards Telouet, crossing Berber villages. Visit AÏT BENHADDOU, a Kasbah famous as a film location for Lawrence of Arabia and Gladiator. After lunch, driving throw the Ait Saouen mountains. Overnight in a traditional Kasbah in palm grove.

Day 4 : Zagora - Tamgroute – M’hamid Lghizlan - Chegaga

Today, Driving through the amazing palm tree valley of « Draa » famous for the numerous traditional Kasbahs (kind of fortress) to Zagora, a beautiful small town at the door of the desert. Driving into the deep desert to the Chigaga Camp, located in the middle of the big dunes called «ocean of sand ». camel ride in big dunes. Overnight stay in typical Berber tents or under the stars.

Day 5 : Chegaga - Lake Iriqui - Foum Zguid – Taznakht - Marrakech

This morning is intended to be at a more leisurely pace than previous ones. Breakfast will be served after sunrise and then it will be time to walk in the dunes. shoot them the names of those who want to sit on top of a dune and leave an empty mind with the feeling of being alone with oneself, each what he wants. Drive off-road across the desert for 90km to the town of Foum Zguid, via arguably some of the finest remote scenery in Morocco (including the vast dried salt flats, at Lake Iriqui, the imposing mountain ridges of the Jebel Bani, and acacia tree groves). You will also cross vast fossil beds, stopping to make a fossil hunt. we travel north towards the Atlas mountains through Tizn’ Tichka pass at an elevation of 2260 metres. We shall see again the villages in the foothills with their adobe houses and finally arrive in Marrakech, where our journey began.
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