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Desert trip for 4 days/3 nights
starting and ending in Marrakech*

Day 1: 
Depart Marrakech and drive through the High Atlas Mountains via the pass of Tizi n’ Tichka to Ouarzazate. You will visit the exotic Kasbah of Aït Benhaddou then continue to Ouarzazate center where you can visit the Atlas Studios. Relax and enjoy lunch at the Kasbah of Tourirt that was a residence of the Glaoui Dynasty. You will continue to the Rose Valley and visit the amazing Kasbah of Amerhidil in Skoura. This Kasbah is situated by the Amerhidil River and is one of the largest in Morocco. You will spend the night in Kelat Magouna.

Day 2:
After breakfast you depart for the Dadès Gorges via the valley and stop to enjoy the spectacular scenery while sipping on mint also known as “Berber Whiskey”. You will continue to Tinghir via Boulman Dadès and visit this area lush with beautiful palm trees. The journey continues on to Todra Gorges where you will enjoy a leisurely lunch. After lunch you will continue to Merzouga where you will camel trek into the beautiful Erg Chebbi dunes. You will spend the evening in a bivouac (camp), enjoy a Moroccan dinner, and sleep in traditional Nomad camel hair tent.

Day 3:
Wake-up to a spectacular sunrise in the desert and enjoy breakfast. Bivouac trekkers will return by camel and continue to the small town of Rissani where you will visit the Ksours and Kasbahs of Tafilalt, stopping in the Tafilalt Palm Grove on the way. You will visit the zaouia of Moulay Ali Sherif (mausoleum of the dynasty’s founder) and experience the local market day in Rissani to see the traditional souks. Next, continue to Ouarzazate via Alnfe, Tazarine, Drâa Valley, Agdz, visiting the Tamnougalt Kasbah. Overnight in a hotel where you will have the opportunity to visit the amazing Kasbah of Tourirt that is located in front of the hotel.

Day 4
Enjoy breakfast and continue the journey to Marrakech via the Pass of Tizi n’Tichka over the High Atlas Mountains stopping along the way for lunch and to enjoy the beautiful, picturesque scenery.


* This excursion can also be adapted to start or end in Fes. Travel to/from Fes would take you through the Middle Atlas, Ifrane (nicknamed “Little Switzerland”), and Azrou. You will have the opportunity to wander about through the largest forest of cedar trees in the region that is inhabited by monkeys. Other options could be desert excursions of 5 days/4 nights or 6 days/5 nights from Fes where you will travel to the desert via Errachidia, and the Ziz Valley. You will meet the local people enroute from Fes, visit Nomad families living in the desert and enjoy mint tea with them, travel through the black desert to Mifiss (a known fossil site), and visit the black village of Gnawa known for their spiritual music.

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