3 Day Tour From Marrakech to Merzouga Desert via morocco atlas mountans
Program details :
DAY 1 : Marrakech – High Atlas – Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah – Ouarzazate – Dades Valley
Pick up from your accommodation in Marrakech at 8 o´clock in the morning, and depart to the High Atlas, subrange of morocco atlas mountans, going through Tizi N´Tichka port with stops for panoramic views and taking pictures of the Berber small villages that camouflage in the landscape. Then we continue south to the ksar (fortified village) of Ait Ben Haddou where we will visit the famous Kasbah (declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986). Famous films have been shot in this spectacular stage, including Gladiator , Obelix, The Mummy, The Jewel of the Nile, Sahara with Penélope Cruz…etc Free time for lunch in town. Then we continue to Ouarzazate also known as “The gate of the desert” that in berber language means “noiseless or without confusion”. Here we´ll see the Taourirt kasbah, one of the most spectacular ksars in Morocco.The next site to visit is the Rose Valley going through the big Skoura palm grove; a beautiful place to contemplate more than 700.000 palms and numerous kasbahs that are built in the surrounding area. In this Valley damascenes roses are raised for cosmetic use such as the valued rosewater. The Rose Festival is held here annually in May, it is an important moussem for Moroccan culture. Finally we reach the Dades valley where we´ll spend the night.
DAY 2 : Dades Valley – Todra Gorges – Merzouga – Camel Trek and overnight in the Camp
DAY 3 : Merzouga - Draa Valley - Marrakech
Today we will enjoy beautiful desert sunrise in Merzouga. Then we ride camels back to the village of Merzouga. Arriving back in Merzouga and after breakfast we’ll drive towards Ouarzazate passing Agdez and Draa valley. Finally we continue to Marrakech passing the Tizi n Tichka mountain pass and the tour finishes in Marrakech.