Do not miss out on an extremely well-known route in Morocco for those looking to visit the Morocco Sahara desert. This 3 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga tour provides a complete knowledge of the daily lives of nomads as well as Berbers.
The scenery is breathtaking over mountains of snow. The Atlas Mountains. It is possible to ask your driver to stop and capture photos as you go about your attempt to create an album with all of your travel memories. What’s more breathtaking than memories of your trip and Berber villages perched upon the mountains behind? Also, you will be visiting The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou as well as Kasbah Telouet. There is a distinct and smaller Kasbah located in Kasbah Amredhil, which is located in the Skoura oasis called Kasbah Amredhil, to enjoy. These Kasbahs are among the most important features of a trip to the desert from Marrakech which is unlike any other in the entire country.
Within Kela’a Mgouna in the Rose Valley, You can stop and purchase deliciously perfumed organic cosmetics that are made of locally-grown Damascene roses. Within the Dades Valley, you will stay at an old-fashioned guesthouse in the Berber villages. In the small steep Toudgha Gorges, you will be capable of stretching your legs or taking an excursion with an experienced local guide.
After a warm drink of mint tea in the luxurious desert camp you’ll set off on the long-anticipated evening camel trek. You can also add pictures of your group in blue turbans, with the setting sun in the background. After dinner, you’ll be invited to join in the evening with Berber songs with nomads at an open fire. Learn to play the beat of the drum before settling down in a comfy luxury tent in the dunes’ big area.
After a night of tranquility and peace, it’s worthwhile to get up early to see the sun rise up. The final day of your Marrakech desert tour begins. Returning to Marrakech with a different route that takes you through Draa Valley. Draa Valley. This is where you will pass through palm trees and numerous fortified Kasbahs which are typical of the longest valley in Morocco.
It’s a departure in the morning at 8 o’clock from the accommodation or the riads in Marrakech to embark on your Marrakech desert adventure. The journey begins with crossing through the High Atlas Mountains. After crossing you cross the Tichka Passat summit, you leave the main road and follow an alternate road that leads towards the Telouet Kasbah located in the Atlas Mountains. It was part of the Lords of Atlas, the Glaoui family. Every addition to the structure is now in disrepair, open to the wind and rain. The Kasbah was demolished and plundered following the time that the final Pasha left the country in 1956 following the departure of the French 1956. Be prepared to be amazed by the traditional interior décor at the very point in the Kasbah.
From here, you can drive through the breathtaking and stunning Ounila Valley, filled with bends in the road, delights at the colors of the rocks and soil Berber settlements and gardens and smaller Kasbahs. Nearly at the point where the road ends, you arrive at Ait Ben Haddou which is where you can take a break for a delicious lunch. This is the most renowned Kasbah situated in Morocco and is among the seven UNESCO World Heritage sites and is a must-go after lunch.
The road runs through Ouarzazate and then continues on through its destination, the Skoura Oasis, in which almonds, olives barley, lucerne, and other fruit trees like apples, apricots, figs, and pomegranates grow. The kasbahs here, are ancient, many of them in ruin and surrounded by palm trees. However, you will be able to visit a renowned Kasbah, Kasbah Amredhil that was shown on the 50 dirham note. It has been restored beautifully which means it is in great condition and worth a visit.
In this area, the way takes you via Kela’a M’gouna which is the Valley of Roses, and stops to look at local cosmetics made from the abundance of roses that grow in the valley. It is possible to stop within Dades Valley. Dades Valley in the guesthouse there.
After breakfast, you’ll take a drive through the Dades valley, with hairpin bends that are breathtaking (cf the YouTube Cadillac brakes test) just before you reach Dades gorges. Dades gorges. After stretching your legs traversing the gorges, and taking a look at the scenery from the other side, you’ll drive on to Toudgha to visit the varied gorges. Lunch can be served here in the gorges or at the bivouac situated in the Erg Chebbi dunes. You travel to Toudgha through The Ziz Valley, as well as the towns of Erfoud known for their fossils that have been turned into stunning artifacts, and Rissani where the royal family is from.
In the afternoon, following having a cup of tea take a one-to-one and half-hour camel ride across the Sahara. The sunset view from the top of the dunes can be stunning (250m).
Dinner is served and you stay in an elegant camp that has an exclusive bathroom, king-sized beds with stunning Moroccan furniture, and lamps that are tastefully designed to increase your appreciation of the quiet and beauty that the dunes offer.
If you get up before sunrise you will be able to witness the spectacular sunrise. The hue of the dunes and the dancing of shadows is a stunning scene. The return trip towards The Dra’a Valley takes us along the length of the Saghro mountains, which is among the driest areas in the country, with around 100 millimeters of rainfall at the bottom and 300 millimeters in the mountains. We travel through the towns of Tazzarine (featured in the movie “Babel”) and N’Qob in which we can enjoy lunch with a view of the mountains.
Then, in the evening, we travel further west towards Tansikhton on the bank of the Dra’a River. The Dra’a Valley is awash with large palm trees as well as the ancient kasbahs typical of the landscape that is found in this region of the south. We follow the path of the old caravan route that made to the north from Sahara up to Agdezwith its valuable cargoes from Mail and Niger. The oldest Kasbah in the valley Kasbah Tamnougalte is located near the highest point in the valley. The majority of the tours that are designed are designed to protect the camels and the men who accompany them are evident from the tops of the mountains along the sides of the river.
Remaining on the main road north-south and we travel over the Tizi-n’Tinfifte mountain at 1660m to arrive at Ouarzazate. This is the end of our unforgettable Marrakech desert tour by driving and following the main road across the High Atlas again. The journey ends in Marrakech in the time we finish the afternoon. Your three-day Sahara Desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga Desert comes to an end with your driver taking you back to your Riad!
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