4 Days Berber Nomadic Desert Tour from Marrakech to Marrakech


DAY 01 : Marrakech - Tichka pass - Ait Ben Haddou - Ouarzazate - Dades

Our Berber Nomadic desert tour starts in Marrakech where we will meet you at your accommodation and continue driving to Dades via the high Atlas mountains, crossing the Majestic Tizi n Tichka Pass, in the middle of the High Atlas which stands in 2260m above sea level. Get to the famous Ksar Ait BenHaddou, a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1987. You will visit Ksar, then have a lunch in a local restaurant. Afterward we continue to Dades crossing the city of Ouarzazate (Hollywood of Africa) with famous movie studio for being the shooting site for movies as “Gladiator”, “ The Mummy”. Then we will continue via Skoura palm grove, and Kalaa Magouna “The Rose Capital” where we will stop for to visit a woman co-operative for rose distillation. After visit we head to Dades. Overnight at your hotel with dinner and breakfast.

DAY 02 : Dades to Merzouga via Todra Gorge

After breakfast in your hotel our Berber Nomadic desert tour will start travelling to Merzouga via Todra Gorge, a very wonderful canyon with its 300m high standing rocks. We continue via Erfoud and Rissani. Lunch along the road. Passing through the town of Erfoud and just before you reach Rissani there are the ruins of Sijilmassa, the capital of the first virtually independent Islamic principality in the south. Its foundation is lost in myth, but by the end of the 8th century it was a staging post for trans-Saharan trade. Afterwards we will head to Merzouga. Overnight at your hotel including breakfast.

Day 03: Explore Merzouga area and camel trek

After breakfast you will do a desert tour by 4x4 around Berber village Merzouga’s surroundings and taste the real desert life. You will visit even village Khamlia and listen to the music playing by descendant of former slaves, living there. In the afternoon you will do camel trek - ride by camel to the sand dunes and spend a one night under the clear sky or under Nomadic tent in the camp in the middle of the desert Erg Chebbi, a chance for to learn to feel your real inner soul.

DAY 04 : Merzouga N’kob Draa Valley Tichka pass Marrakech

Early in the morning, we wake up you for to watch the most beautiful sunrises in your life. This is a great opportunity to shoot some nice pictures. Then you will ride camel back to the hotel, where you will have breakfast and shower. After breakfast our Berber Nomadic expedition depart to the red city of Marrakesh via the town of Rissani, the cradling of the Alaousit dynasty. Afterward we continue our way toward Nkob town, the first village at the bank of the Draa Valley, the longest valley in Morocco with its 7 million palm trees. After lunch we will drive via Ait Sawn pass and Ouarzazate towards Tizi n Tichka pass. Arrival to Marrakech in late afternoon, where the desert tour ends.

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