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Day 1 : Marrakech – Ouarzazate, via Ait Ben Haddou

Appointments will be given to your hotel for departure at 8am.  We leave Marakech passing  via the High Atlas Mountains,  reaching the Tizi n’Tichka col  (2260m). After the Tichka pass, we leave the main road to take the path that crosses the Kasbah Tellouet, which belonged to famous ruler, Glaoui Pasha and his family, and then take the  road through the valley Ounila with its Berber villages where we will have a lunch break. After that we continue  to arrive  Ait Ben Haddou and visit its famous historical Ksar ( a fortified village and a Unisco worldwide heritage site), which was used as the setting for many Hollywood movies. Arrival in Ouarzazate. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 2 : Ouarzazate – Agdez – Zagora – M’hamid

Morning departure from Ouarzazate in 4 × 4 towards M’hamid through the Draa Valley and its thousand kasbah,  driving through the beautiful  Draa ouasis that  has 200 km from Agdez to Mhamid. We will pass by  the village Tamnougalt to visit its old Kasbah where movies such as “Babel” and “The Princess of Persia” were  filmed. Then, passing along the Draa Valley and ksars we reach Zagora. Subsequently, we  stop at Tamegroute to visit the Koranic library, its kasbah , the manufacture of pottery and the underground streets. Then, we will continue the the trip  through the grove and Ouled Brahim Reg Elfaija to reach M’hamid, the last town along the Draa River near the desert.  With camels tour, you will  continue the journey to our camp where you can enjoy a beautiful sunset in the desert. Dinner and overnight in Berber nomad tents.

Day 3: Bivouac M’hamid – Grandes dunes de Chegaga

After breakfast, you will visit the old Ksar  of M’hamid, then we will take the 4 × 4 towards the great sand dunes of Chegaga. picnic lunch in the shade of palm trees and tamarisk. In the afternoon we continue the track to watch the magical sunset over the dunes. Dinner and overnight at the foot of the big dune in the bivouac.

Day 4: Chegaga – Taroudant via Taliouine et FoumZguid

After breakfast, we will follow the path that connects the Erg Chegaga with Taliouine, which runs along the dry bed of the Draa through the Lake of  Iriqui, then we leave the desert and track way to join  Foumzguid  that leads to  Taznakht (optional stop in a cooperative carpet, various types of carpet in the region). After lunch, we drive to Taliouine, famous for its saffron, then we will join Taroudant, also known as “Little Marrakech”, with its red ramparts and souks. Dinner and overnight in a guest house.

Day 5: Taroudant – Agadir – Essaouira

After breakfast, we  depart to Essaouira via Agadir. On the way we cross the beach of Taghazout. Lunch on the road, you will have the opportunity to breathe the smell of Argan trees, the tree that gives the famous Argan oil. We will continue by the Atlantic on the beach to Essaouira. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

DAY 6: Essaouira – Marrakech

In the morning, we visit the old medina of Essaouira, the ancient city of Mogador, one of UNESCO World Heritage sites in Morocco. Visit Skalla and souks, the fortifications of the old town and houses built by the Portuguese, French and Berber. Lunch in a restaurant in the old medina. In the afternoon, return to Marrakech where we will introduce you to your hotel