5 days of adventure, In the footsteps of Paris Dakar and Merzouga

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A 5-day tour to the desert is the best option for all travelers who have some time in Marrakech. During this trip, you will travel through all the places of tourist interest in southern Morocco and enter the Sahara to appreciate its wonderful diversity.

Accommodations

Standard hotels:

Ouarzazate: Hotel Les Jardins de Ouarzazate / Hotel La Valle / Hotel Saghro

Mharch: Riad Nomad / Riad Les Jardins de Tafraoute / Kasbah Ramlia.

Merzouga: Camp of khaïmas.

Dades / Valley of Roses: Dar Essyaha / Babylon Hotel / Kasbah Itran.

Superior hotels:

Ouarzazate: Kasbah Dar Chamaa / Hotel la Perle du Sud / Le Petit Riad.

Mharech: Riad Nomad / Riad Les Jardins de Tafraoute / Kasbah Ramlia.

Merzouga: Azawad Luxury Desert Camp.

Dades: Xaluca Dades / La Perle du dades / Auberge Chez Pierre.

The standard category rooms have a shared bathroom, while the superior category rooms have a private bathroom.

Whether for hotels or for camping in the desert, the rooms are double or, if you prefer, triple and family.

When to book?

Book as early as possible to guarantee availability, especially during bridges and holidays.

Reservations are accepted until 12:00 noon (12:00 PM) the day before (Marrakech time) as long as there are places available.

Frequently asked Questions

Q -Can we carry out this circuit if we are more than 6 people?

R -Yes, there will be no problem. However, you will need to book the necessary tours until you have reached the total number of people in your group and indicate in the comments section that you are together. The maximum capacity of the 4×4 is 6 people.

Q -How to make the reservation?

R -To book this activity you just have to choose the desired date and fill out the form on this same page. Confirmation of the reservation is immediate.

If you still have doubts, you can consult our frequently asked questions section. If you have trouble booking or need another service, contact us.

 

Included

Private excursion, there will be no more people in your group.

Pick-up from your accommodation.

Transport in air-conditioned 4×4 or minivan.

French-speaking driver.

4 nights accommodation on average pension (breakfast and dinner).

Petrol, tolls and related costs.

Camel ride to reach the campsite.

 

Not included

Lunches and drinks.

Entrances to kasbahs and film studios.

Extras and Tips

Day 1: First day: Marrakech – Aït-ben-Haddou – Ouarzazate

You will leave Marrakech in the morning after we have picked you up. We will then take you to Ouarzazate. On the way, you will cross the Atlas passing the incredible Tizi n’Tichka pass, 2,260 meters high.

Shortly after crossing the Atlas, you will take a road to visit the Kasbah of Pacha Glaoui in Telouet. Passing through many small Berber villages, you will arrive at the kabash of Aït-ben-Haddou, an incredible fortified city which dates back over 800 years. This is where films like Gladiator or Kingdom of Heaven were filmed.

You will end the tour by heading to Ouarzazate, where you can visit the cinema workshops and where you will spend the first night.

Day 2: Second day: Ouarzazate – Agdz – The Drâa Valley – Tazzarine – The Mharech gorges (Dakar road)

After breakfast and having visited the Kashah of Taourirt, you will leave in the direction of Zagora, where you will cross the Anti Atlas mountains and pass by the port of Tizi n’Tichka, 2,260 meters high.

You will enter the Drâa Valley by a road where you can appreciate Berber villages and the kasbahs within it. Leaving the villages of N’kob, Tarazine and Alnif behind, you will take another road passing through other remote villages to reach the Gorges of Mharech. Most of these routes are those that are covered during the Dakar Rally.

You will end the day by sleeping in a riad in the middle of nowhere.

Day 3: Third day: Mharech – Oasis Ramlia – Ouzina dunes – Merzouga

You will continue the Dakar Rally route crossing small lonely villages, you will cross ueds, oases and the Ouzina dunes.

You will continue the day with a visit to the famous village of Khamlia, where you can meet gnaouas, a nomadic tribe descended from African slaves and you can enjoy their surprising folk music.

From Khamlia, you will take the direction of Erg Chebbi, where the highest dunes of Morocco are located. On camels, you will go to a camp located in the middle of these dunes, an hour and a half away. You will sleep in an authentic Berber khaïma.

Day 4: Fourth day: Merzourga – Rissani – Todra gorges – Dades Valley

After seeing an incredible sunrise in the desert, you will again ride your camels to return to “civilization”. We will stop at a hotel so that you can shower and refresh yourself (depending on the type of camp, breakfast and shower can be taken before the camel ride).

After cooling off, you will take the direction of Rissani, where the Alaouite dynasty and the ancient capital of the Alaoui sultans was born.

You will then take the road towards Arfoud, rich in black stone and marine fossils (if you wish, you can stop in a workshop which exploits them) and you will arrive at the Tafilalet Palmeraie.

You will visit the Todra Gorges and you will arrive at the Dades Valley, where you will spend the night.

Day 5: Fifth day: The Dades Valley – The Valley of the Roses – Skoura – Marrakech

Leaving the Dades Valley behind you and taking the “thousand kasbahs” route, you will pass by the surprising Valley of Roses, and you will reach the Palmeraie de Skoura, where the most famous kasbah in the region is located.

From there, you will take the way back to Marrakech. A break is planned for eating.

Price

This tour is private for you and your partner, family or friends.

Reductions

We offer a 50% reduction for children between 2 and 10 years old. Children under 2 years of age can participate in the excursion free of charge. To take advantage of these offers you can contact us here.

 

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