We will visit Ait Benhaddou and film studios in Ouarzazate
We enjoy Atlas mountains while passing Tizi n'Tichka mountain pass
We explore Dades and Todgha gorges with optional trekking (if time allows)
We will enjoy camel trek in desert
We experience Sahara desert in Merzouga
We may visit Erfoud and fossil factory
DAY 1 : OUARZAZATE - VALLEY OF ROSES - DADES VALLEY:
We will meet you at your accommodation in Ouarzazate and start travelling to the Dades Valley through the road of “the Thousand Kasbahs”, which offers many bueatiful photo opportunities of nature and people. then we’ll get to Kalaat M'Gouna –the centre of roses valley- famous for roses and its annual festival during the roses harvest in May, then to the Dades Valley where you will enjoy seeing the amazing rock formation called “the monkey toes”. Overnight at a traditional guesthouse. Half-board).
DAY 2 : DADES VALLEY - TODGHA GORGE – ERG CHEBBI AND CAMEL RIDE :
After breakfast , you’ll leave the Dades Valley towards Tinrghir and the Todgha valley. enjoying the panoramic views of the old mud Berber villages overlooking the valley. Get to the Gorge and walk under the 300 m high red cliff, where many rock-climbers come to enjoy their preferred sport. After an optional hour hike in the valley, your journey continues to Erfoud then to the village of Merzouga where your camel will be waiting you. You will be welcomed with a glass of mint tea before you ride your camel, guided by an experienced camel man, to explore within the mysterious sand-sea of the Erg-Chebbi. You will enjoy the beauty of the Sahara desert and the sunset over golden dunes. Afterwards, you will enjoy your dinner in front of the camp, where you will spend the night .
DAY 3 : ERG CHEBBI – DRAA VALLEY - OUARZAZATE:
Your camel man will wake you up early in the morning to watch what well may be the best sunrise in your life. Afterwards, you will trek back to the village of Merzouga. Enroute you couldn’t fail to appreciate the unique beauty of the spectacular Erg Chebbi dunes - changing with the light as the day progresses. After breakfast and shower in the riad, you will start an explorative journey of the area. You’ll visit the village of the Gnawa people, originally slaves brought from Sudan Mali and Senegal, to experience their music and lifestyle. After that, you leave for Rissani - once Sijilmassa - the foundation of the Alaouite daynasty, the current ruling family. With most of the woman veiled, and men hooded, this is a very traditional Moroccan town. We’ll continue driving towards the spectacular kasbah Tamnougalt and Agdz village, via Alnif and Tazzarine, before we get to the fascinating Draa Valley at the edge of the Atlas Mountains, along which lay hundreds of Berber Kasbahs, then to Ouarzazate, where you will be at a riad.
DAY 4 : OUARZAZATE - AIT BENHADDOU - MARRAKECH:
After breakfast in your riad, you will start travelling to Marrakech via the largest Kasbah in Morocco, and then over the Atlas Mountains. Your first stop will be at the Ait Benhaddou Kasbah. Built by one of the last Berber chieftain El Glaoui Et-Hami in the late 19th century, it is now a UNESCO heritage site, which today still houses many Glaoui family members. Journeying on through the Ounilla valley to Kasbah Telouet, you will enjoy the panoramic views and the scenic moon-like landscape with the contrast of the Berber villages and the Atlas Mountains. Today you will also visit the Kasbah Telouet, an area that was known for the trading caravans led by T-Hami El Glaoui ancestors during the end of the 19th century. Your journey will continue through the majestic Tizi n'Tichka Pass (2260m) over the High Atlas Mountains, before arriving at your accommodation in Marrakech where the tour ends.
PROGRAM 4 DAYS TOUR FROM OUARZAZATE TO DESERT
Experienced English speaking driver / guide
Transport in comfortable air conditioned 4x4 vehicle
Pick up and drop off from your hotel
Tips and what's not mentioned
Plane ticket to and from Morocco
Drinks and lunches
INCLUDED 4 DAYS TOUR FROM OUARZAZATE TO DESERT
1 Night in the Sahara desert dunes with dinner and breakfast
Accommodation in hotel / riad / desert camp in desert tents
Camel trek to reach the desert camp (1 camel per person)
Morocco Tours 4x4 offers affordable private Morocco holidays that do not compromise on quality service, reliable transport or comfortable accommodation. We do not provide ‘cheap’ tours but we can provide affordable tours for individuals, couples and small or large groups. We have designed our tours for the mid-level budget traveller but can modify some options for those with a limited budget or for those seeking a more luxurious experience.
Let us know what you are looking for and we will be happy to design a tour that best fits your budget and travel style. Your private Morocco holiday includes travel in an air-conditioned four wheel drive, the services of an English speaking local driver, accommodation and breakfasts and most of dinners. Lunches, drinks and other extras such as entrance fees or tips are not included.
Cost will vary based on:
The season when you travel
The number of people travelling - more travellers, less cost per person.
The number of days you want to be on tour.
We usually provide mid-range accommodation in 3 and 4 star riads and/or hotels, however luxury or budget hotels can also be arranged.
One way or return travel - round trips cost less.
Bookings are confirmed on receipt of a 25 % deposit. At your request, we will send an invoice with payment details.
Deposits can be paid via direct bank transfer or western union . Receipts will be issued on receipt of the deposit. The balance can be paid in cash (Euro or Dollars or Moroccan Dirham) to the driver on commencement of the tour.
You can pay the balance by credit card or direct bank transfer but this will incur a 4% fee.
Please refer to information about tipping when considering the total cost of your tour.