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Duration

7 Days

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Tour Type

Specific Tour

In air-conditioned (4×4) in company with a knowledgeable driver and a professional guide, this tour takes you to contemplate the beautiful landscapes and fabulous Kasbahs, Berber villages in the mountains, green oases, impressive gorges and golden sand dunes in the middle of the vast Moroccan Sahara.

One of the richest regions naturally and culturally, the South of Morocco invites you to explore its legendary desert. Leaving Marrakech after breakfast, we will take you to the encounter of breathtaking landscapes: dunes, oases, gorges, valleys, palm groves … You will not only be captivated by the panorama of the place, but you will also immerse into its cultural hidden treasures to experience one of the most authentic deserts in the world.

If you wish to set off on this adventure, check JCI TOURS  7-day Morocco Desert Program.  Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during Holiday season.

Itinerary

Saturday: Flight to Marrakech

Pick-up at Marrakech Menara airport, transfer to the hotel. Dinner and accommodation.

Sunday: Marrakech - Telouet - Boumalne Dadès

After breakfast in Marrakech, we will head to the Telouet Kasbah in a well-equipped air-conditioned 4x4. You will enjoy the beautiful view of the high Atlas Mountains as you cross the Tizi n’Tichka pass via Taddert at an altitude of 2260m. Reaching the Kasbah, the manor of the powerful Glaoui family is time to stop for a lunch break. Then, we will continue our way driving across Oued Ounila valley before reaching the famous Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, listed as a World Heritage. Continuation to the Kalaa M’gouna (the valley of roses) and the magnificent Skoura Palm Grove. Our arrival at the Dades Valley is expected in the afternoon. The day will end with accommodation in the Tizzraouine Kasbah overlooking the Boumalne Valley. You will have the choice, depending on availability, between a troglodyte, classic or nomad tent.

Monday: Boumalne Dadès - Msemrir - Tamtatouche - Gorges - Tinghir (188 km including 105 km track)

After breakfast, a stroll in the Boumalne Dadès Valley is the best activity to start the day with. You will continue your tour to the Ait Oudinar Village for a lunch break before crossing the famous track “with steps” whose altitude exceeds 2800m. Your adventure continues in the Dades and Todgha Gorges whose height reaches 300m, crossing many regions namely: the M’semrir and the Tamtatouche villages. Arrival to Tinghir, accommodation at the hotel of your choice (subject to availability).
Note: In case of heavy rains, these tracks will be impassable. Therefore, this excursion may be cancelled for your safety.

Tuesday: Tinghir - Erfoud - Merzouga (217 km including 56 km track)

After breakfast, departure to Rissani passing through Erfoud and Tinjdad admiring the palm groves and oases along the way. Free time to discover the Rissani dates market built on the ruins of the historic town of Sijilmassa. Continuation to Merzouga and its golden dunes to enjoy an extraordinary sunset. And in order to fully experience the desert, your dinner and accommodation will be in tents.

Wednesday: Merzouga - Alnif - Tansikht - Zagora

After breakfast, you will cross Alnif to reach Tazzarine. Lunch break before continuing your desert trip to Tanssikht via the path that crosses the Draa Valley, the palm groves, the Taakilt and the Zaouia Kadiria villages. You will end the day in Zagora. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel of your choice (subject to availability).

Thursday: Zagora - Ouarzazate

After breakfast, we’ll take the paved road to Tanssikht and stop for a copious lunch in the palm groves. From here continuation to Agdz to cross the Tizi n’Tiniffift pass leading to Ouarzazate. Dinner and homestay outside the city.

Friday: Ouarzazate - Marrakech

The adventure ends with a return to Marrakech via the Tizi n’Tichka pass. Lunch at the hotel. Free time to explore the city, do some shopping and enjoy a delicious meal. Overnight at the hotel of your choice (subject to availability).

Saturday: Return flight

After breakfast, transfer to Marrakech Menara airport, assistance and return flight.

Included/Excluded

  • 4x4 Land Rover transportation from Day-2 to Day-7
  • Accommodation (Hotels, Bivouac, subject to availability)
  • Multilingual speaking guide during the tour
  • Lunches during the tour
  • Visit of the monuments as per the program
  • Stay Taxes
  • Drinks
  • Hotel Extras
  • Personal expenses
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