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8 Day itinerary in Morocco, Africa

The Mysteries of the Desert

The 4x4 is an ideal way to discover the great diversity of the landscapes of the great Moroccan south. Enjoy an authentic journey full of emotions in a vehicle designed to take you in safety and comfort to distant destinations. Discover the mythical Draa Valley and the oasis chains, and further to ... Read More

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Overview

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Recommended Age

Everyone

Operated in

English

GUIDANCE

starting point

Marrakesh

trip type

Private

trip attributes

Cycling

Kayaking

Hiking

Rafting

Snorkeling/Diving

Skiing/Snowboarding

Outdoors & Nature

Adventure

Start / End

Highlights

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The great valleys of southern Morocco. Dadès, Draa, the High Atlas and the Anti Atlas

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The beauty of the sunset in the desert and the impressive sunrise

3

Agrarian and pastoral life, linked to a secular tradition

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The authentic face of the Sahara with its Kasbahs and Ksours

Itinerary

Budget Accommodation expand_more

Day 1

place It's time to acclimatize

Morocco is a world far away in sights, smells, and sounds. A private transfer from the airport to your hotel. To get to know the Red City; venture to Jemaa el-Fna and stroll through the souks instead of the nooks and crannies of the north, Then get lost in the terracotta walls of the old town but do not get agitated by the frenzy of sounds, vehicles. When it all gets too much, find a romantic spot on a rooftop terrace around Jemaa el-Fna, order a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice, and watch the crowds from above as the sun goes down. Dinner will be at the hotel tonight.

Meals: Dinner

Day 2

place Travel the Kasbahs to Ourzazate

Early in the morning, depart from Marrakech by 4x4. From the first moments of your trip, you will appreciate the beautiful landscapes and the small villages built in tiers that follow one another on the way. A road winds before arriving at the spectacular Tizi n Tichka pass located at 2260 meters high. Just after the pass, we take a track for about 20 kilometers through the desert hills to reach the village of Telouet and its magnificent Kasbah which was once the main residence of the "Lord of the Atlas" - the Pasha El Glaoui, and which housed his court, stables, a mosque and his slaves at a time when man ruled over a small kingdom, from Marrakech to the Sahara desert to the east. After this short visit to the Kasbah of Telouet, the journey continues through the valley of Assif Ounila before arriving at the famous Kasbah Assif Ounila Haddou, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We will get out of the vehicle to enjoy a good visit to this magnificent historical work, built over time in total respect for traditions: The thickness, height, and purity ... mud walls, magnificent ramparts, wooden doors, and vaults… Several very popular films have been shot in this Kasbah such as The Mummy, 7 days in Tibet, Alexandre… Arriving in Ouarzazate, a visit on demand of the impressive Atlas Film Studios can be organized. We then continue to Kasbah Taourirt, a short visit to this magnificent cultural heritage, a labyrinth of highly decorated rooms, and beautiful ramparts. Dinner and overnight in Ouarzazate.

Guide: Included for the day

Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Budget Accommodation: Les Jardins De Ouarzazate
  • High-end Accommodation: Kasbah Dar Daif
Day 3

place The Draa Valley & Zagora

Departure in the morning to Agdez through the passes of Tizi-n-Tinfifite (1660m). A cup of tea or coffee in Agdz and we continue the road passing through magnificent gardens, oases, and kasbahs before stopping at Kasbah Tamnougalte which is considered the oldest Kasbah in the Draa valley. You can ask to have a local guide to visit the Kasbah, then we will have lunch to continue the road to Zagora. We will pass by Tamegroute, a small visit to the Koranic library, the local pottery, which produces the handicrafts of green pottery that you will see in the south. Dinner and overnight in Zagora.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks

Accommodation:

  • Budget Accommodation: فندق جوهرة درعة
  • High-end Accommodation: Riad Lamane
Day 4

place Explore the dunes of Erg Chegaga

After breakfast in the morning, we will take the direction of the sand dunes of Erg Chegaga. You will discover the desert, the nomadic life and the magic of the starry night. On the way to Chegaga, The stone desert gradually becomes a sand desert, which accumulates to form the highest dunes in Morocco, the dunes of Chegaga. The sunset and sunrise from these dunes are absolutely unforgettable and will remain etched in your memories for a long time. We can possibly offer you a small camel trek (optional). Dinner and overnight in Berber tents.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Budget Accommodation: CHEZ NAJI BIVOUAC CHEGAGA
  • High-end Accommodation: CHEZ NAJI BIVOUAC CHEGAGA
Day 5

place Chegaga Sunrise, Dry lake of Iriqui & the desert plateau of Akassia to Foum Zguit

Wake up in the morning to enjoy the sunrise in the dunes of Chegaga. After breakfast, we leave for Foum Zguid passing by some local nomads who still live in tents. Then visit the dry lake of Iriqui and the desert plateau of Akassia. Lunch at the Oasis. Continuation then dinner and night in Foum Zguit.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Budget Accommodation: Hôtel Bab Rimal
  • High-end Accommodation: Hôtel Bab Rimal
Day 6

place Return to Marrakech

After breakfast, departure for Marrakech via the Tizi N-Tichka pass.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7

place Marrakesh Recovery Day

After all this exercise, you will need a hammam - similar to a Turkish bath, but with a Moroccan twist. The basic package is an eraser: a rigorous scrub with a rough glove and black soap. Later, walk to the edge of the souks, far from the tourist state surrounding the square. Souk Sebbaghine, the Souk of the Dyers, is filled with floating yarns of freshly dyed wool. Other worthy diversions include Criée Berbère (carpet souk), Souk Haddadine (blacksmith), Souk des Bijoux (jewelry), and Souk Smata (traditional leather shoes). End your pampering day with cocktails in a piano bar. Closer to the medina, Les Jardins de la Koutoubia serves beautifully presented cocktails to the sound of a baby grand piano.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 8

place Time to Say Goodbye

This is your last day; after breakfast, your transfer will be ready to take you to the airport according to your flight time. Thank you for visiting us.

Meals: Breakfast

What’s Included

Accommodation expand_less

  • Les Jardins De Ouarzazate
  • فندق جوهرة درعة
  • CHEZ NAJI BIVOUAC CHEGAGA
  • Hôtel Bab Rimal
  • Kasbah Dar Daif
  • Riad Lamane
  • CHEZ NAJI BIVOUAC CHEGAGA
  • Hôtel Bab Rimal

Meals expand_less

  • Dinner (4)
  • Lunch (5)
  • Breakfast (6)
  • Snacks (1)

Transport expand_less

  • 4x4 transport with personal driver including gasoline and driver fees

Activities expand_less

  • Visit Kasbah of Telouet
  • Visit Kasbah Assif Ounila Haddou
  • Visit Kasbah Taourirt
  • Visit Agdez
  • Visit Kasbah Tamnougalte: Koranic library & local pottery
  • Sunset & sunrise over Chegaga sand dunes
  • Berber camp experience
  • Visit local nomads
  • Visit the dry lake of Iriqui and the desert plateau of Akassia

Extras expand_less

  • Camel ride (optional)
  • Driver-guide during the tour (certified national guide for group of 8+ people)

Not Included expand_less

  • International plane ticket
  • Transfer from other Moroccan cities or airports to Marrakech
  • Meal supplements
  • All drinks
  • Optional excursions (to be reserved and paid on site)
  • Personal travel insurance

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