Visit the most spectacular landscapes of Morocco. From the astonishing, winding roads of the High Atlas Mountains, through multi-colored canyons and charming valleys to the majestic dunes of the great Sahara.
Relax and unwind travelling through the most iconic places, following ancient caravan routes, indigenous nomadic trails, and major historical locations listed on UNESCO World Heritage Site.
This unique trip is packed with breathtaking viewing spots, charming landscapes, locally made food and a chance to connect with local communities and their daily lives.
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∴ After leaving Marrakech early in the morning, your first stop will be at a viewpoint Tizi N Tichka (2260m high) the highest point of the Atlas Mountains accessible by car, with panoramic views of the breath-taking landscape with Berber villages
∴ At midday, you’ll arrive to the famous fortified city of Ait Ben Haddou – the former caravan route between the Sahara and Marrakech. Travel back in time with our local official guide taking you around the Kasbah. The Ksar of Aït-Ben-Haddou is a striking example of southern Moroccan architecture. Listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site, it has also been the backdrop for many Hollywood productions. Films and TV series that have used the services of the studio include The Mummy, Gladiator, Kingdom of Heaven, Babel, Game of Thrones, Vikings, and many more.
∴ The journey then continues through the picturesque canyons of Boumalne Dades, passing the Valley of Roses and stopping at our local oasis accommodation located in Dades Valley Gorges. Traditional dinner will be followed by the live music and beating of Berber drums.
∴ After early breakfast in Dades Gorges surroundings head on to Todgha canyons through the multi-coloured walls of the gorges. Todgha Gorges is one of the most impressive canyons in the world. These rocks formations range up to 500 meters and stretch 160 km (100 mi) from Ouarzazate to the east of Tinghir. The winding roads offer stunning views to the gorge and historic kasbahs.
∴ After locally made lunch in the beautiful huge rocky cliffs continue your journey passing the old Berber villages and stop at the major viewpoints to inhale the majestic landscapes. Additionally, you’ll have the possibility to explore the beautiful oasis and the Jewish quarter in Tinghir. The journey then continues through the red-coloured walls of ancient valleys, also known as a Road of a thousand Kasbahs and different features of the dessert; rocky, stony, and sand dessert.
∴ The adventure continues after arriving at the hotel in the Sahara where you will prepare for a camel trek to view the Saharan sunset. Immerse yourself in the captivating beauty of the desert and chase the light and colour of the sand when climbing dunes. Guided by the local camel herders you will ride through the majestic dunes of the Great Sahara.
∴ Before spending a night in traditional nomads tents you will be served a delicious dinner followed by live Berber music around the campfire under the starry desert skies.
∴ In the early hours of the morning, your day will start with a camel ride to witness the sun rising over the great Sahara. After locally made breakfast, the journey back to Marrakech will continue through an astonishing landscape along the way. You will be stopping at various points to truly immerse in the beautiful surroundings. of rocky deserts, palm oases and high mountains. Locally made lunch will be prepared in the spectacular Roses Valley with the views of the colourful landscape. Your journey to Marrakech then continues through a diverse landscape of the beautiful Atlas Mountains.
∴ Estimated arrival time in Marrakech, 8pm.
Your Accommodation in Marrakech
• 3 x Lunches
• Local Official Guide at Ait Benhaddou
• Camel ride
• 2 x Dinner
• 2 x Accommodation
• 2 x Breakfast
• Staff Gratitudes
• Personal Expenses
Q1.What Should I Wear In a Desert Climate?
The Sahara Desert is one of the driest and hottest regions of the world. Average summer temperatures range from over 35°C (95 °F) to 14°C (57°F) in winter months. Daily variations of temperature may also be extreme. The temperature also varies greatly depending on the location of the desert. Comfortable outdoor footwear and outerwear that you can layer are recommended. We advise our travellers to use eco-friendly sunscreen, a hat and a scarf for body protection. Traditional Berber tents located in the desert are equipped with warm blankets and comfortable beds for chilly desertic nights.
Q2.Is it possible to end the tour in Fes?
We do offer 3 days Sahara Tours starting from Fes, as well as the option of starting in Marrakech and finishing a tour in Fes. Contact us for more details.
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