Marrakech desert tour 5 days
Day 1 : Marrakech to Ouarzazate via the kasbah of Aït Ben Adou
We depart from your hotel around 7:30 and drive crossing the Atlas by the Tizi Tichka col (2260 m) to join the kasbah Telouet. Visit the kasbah and and have a break for lunch. Then we continue the trip through the Ksour and Kasbah to reach the valley Ounila and the kasbah of Ait Ben Adou. Walk and visit the old Ksar still inhabited, before heading back to Ouarzazate. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 2: Ouarzazate – Skoura – Gorges du Dadès
After breakfast, we depart for another discovery to the Dades Gorge via the lake, the park and the kasbah of Skoura, then we take a track with very colorful rocks to reach the village of Bou-Tgharar where we stop in a nomadic tent for tea break and we head back to the Dades gorges. Lunch will be on the route. We continue along the road on the heights of the High Atlas to the exit of the gorge Toudra. Arrival at the hotel. Dinner and night in the hotel at the gorge.
Day 3: Gorges of DadesTineghir – Tazzarine – Zagora par N’kob – M’Hamid
After breakfast, we drive to Tineghir then Tazzarine and Nkob via the Saghro mountain where the famous big Berber tribe Ait Atta used to live . More and more, we drive to the Draa valleys with fantastic views of the palms and the river that has beautiful banks with old ksars and houses until we reach Zagora, the capital of Draa region. We will have Lunch in Zagora. On the way to M’Hamid, we will stop in Tamgroute to visit the Koranic library and the cooperative pottery. M’Hamid is the last village of Draa and the door of the desert. Stop in the village then head towards the bivouac, located 7 km. Dinner, evening and night in the tent.
Day 4: M’Hamid – Chegaga
We depart from the bivouac by riding camels for 10 km through small dunes (about 2 hours walk and ride). Lunch under the tamarisk and then around 15 am we depart by 4×4 through the desert to reach the Sacred Oasis. It is a oasis of 20 palm trees lost in the desert with a source that flows all year. Mint flavored tea. After 15 km further on, we reach the dunes of Chegaga (the largest area of dunes in the region, with a height of 300 m on 400 km). Dinner and folk show. Overnight in tent.
Day 5: Chegaga – FoumZ’Guid – Taznakht – Marrakech
After breakfast, we will follow the path that connects the Erg Chegaga with Foumzguid , which runs along the dry bed of the Draa through the Lake of Iriqui, then we leave the desert and track way to join Foumzgiid that leads to Taznakht (optional stop in a cooperative carpet, various types of carpet in the region). After lunch, we return to Marakech.