Kasbahs and Desert
Circuit 1: 8 days from Marrakech to the Atlas Mountains, Berber villages, their culture and their customs, their landscapes, their oasis. “The Road of a Thousand Kasbahs”.
We going to the desert by camel to see the sunset from a high dune. The dinner followed by an evening with traditional musics of nomads. We can observe the sky without light pollution, before bedtime in a Khaimah. An unforgettable night.
MARRAKECH – TELOUET – AIT BEN HADDOU – AGDZ – DRAA Valley- ZAGORA – TAZZARINE – ALNIF – RISSANI – MERZOUGA – ERFOUD – TINJDAD – TINGHIR – TODRA – DADES Valley – KELAA M’GOUNA – BOUTAGHRAR – SKOURA – OUARZAZATE
Day 1: MARRAKECH
Meeting in the airport and moving to the hotel, according to hour of arrival it is possibly to visit to the city, to the well-known square of Jemaa El Fna (Jamaa El Fna, Yamaa El Fna, Djemaa El Fna).
Day 2: MARRAKECH – TELOUAT – AIT BEN HADDOU
We will leave early in the morning. After having breakfast we head for a spectacular journey through the meandering roads of the port called Tizi n’Tichka crossing the High Atlas at an altitude of 2260m, we enjoy the spectacular views that this port offers while observing various Berber villages of the same color as the earth.
On the way we turn down a runway to reach the kasbah of Telouet, the most popular of all the great walled enclosures of southern Morocco from where people contemplate the ideal place to take pictures.
After the visit will we follow the road to Ait Ben Haddou kasbah where movies have been filmed as Gladiator, The kingdom of the skies, obelix, sahara with Penélope Cruz. And we contemplate different Berber villages.
Ait Ben Haddou, rather shocking, will be our final trip of the day.
Dinner and overnight.
Day 3: AIT BEN HADDOU – AGDZ – DRAA Valley – ZAGORA
After eating the breakfast we will continue our trip, doing a small stop in the people of Agdz, ancient center of caravans.
We will continue the route for the Vale of the Draa, of almost 200Km of length, meanwhile we will seen palms, cultivated fields, Kasbah …
Towards the evening we will go to Zagora “the door of the desert” with possibility of visiting the locality.
Dinner and accommodation.
Day 4: ZAGORA – TAZZARINE – ALNIF – RISSANI – MERZOUGA
In the morning we will initiate the trip towards Tazzarine, shortly before arrival will stop in a ravine to stretch the legs and to look at the scenery.
We continue the route for the people Oasis of Alnif, one of the areas richest in fossils of Morocco.
On the evening we will go towards the sea of dunes of Merzuga, where the dromedaries wait for us to move us up to the Haimas placed inside the desert where we will wait by a fantastic sunset and typical dinner followed by a party with music of the nomads of the desert.
During the night we will appreciate the absence of light contamination, enjoying thousands of stars.
Day 5: MERZUGA – ERFOUD – TINJDAD – TINGHIR – TODRA
Great early start to contemplate the exit of the sun from the top of the highest dunes of Morocco.
To continued the dromedaries take us to the hotel where wait a good shower and a good breakfast.
We will continue the trip towards Tinghir, and for the way we will across the village of Erfoud where we will be able to visit a workshop of fossils. After the visit will continue up to go to Tinghir where we will have time to visit and to enjoy the city.
We will move about 10Km where we will stay, while in the way we will meet a dense vale impressive of palms and villages Berbers .
Dinner and accommodation
Day 6: TODRA – DADES Valey – KELAA M’GOUNA – BOUTAGHRAR
After having breakfast we will go towards the impressive ravine of the Gorges of Todra, in this area the water has excavated a cannon which walls can go so far as to reach more of 300m of altitude, once here we will visit the area on foot with possibility of freshening up in the river. We will continue the way of the Vale of the Dades, acquaintance as the “route of thousand Kasbahs”. We will keep meet for the populations of Boulmane Dades and Kelaa M’Gouna (vale of the roses), places known by the production of extracts rose.
Arrival to Boutaghrar, we will visit the Kasbah of Glaoui.
Dinner and accommodation.
Day 7: BOUTAGHRAR – SKOURA – OUARZAZATE – MARRAKECH
We move on the morning to see the town of Skoura, a big palm grove where the Kasbahs are in the deplorable state, and for the outskirts the new city is opened.
Then to Ouarzazate, one of the most important cities of the south of Morocco (known by his intense cinematographic activity) with visit to the Kasbah of Taurirt.
We will continue the trip towards Marrakech (red city) Accommodation in hotel or riyad.
Day 8: MARRAKECH – END OF TRIP
Move to the airport, and wish that the trip should be satisfactory.
What is included:
• Transfers to and from airport
• Rover 4X4 with conditioned air, driver and diesel.
• Travel guide for everyday.
• Hotels or riyadh, comfortable and charming the whole tour (with bathroom in the room).
• Accommodation with half board (breakfast and dinner).
• Tour haima, camels (one in person) and night in the desert (with breakfast and dinner).
• Maximum car occupancy is 5.
What’s no Included:
• Airline Tickets and the airport rate.
• Midday meal and all drinks.
• Entrance fees to museums and monuments.
• Personal extras.