Short time in the red dunes of Merzouga from Marrakech
MARRAKECH – OUARZAZATE – SKOURA – TODRA GORGES – DADES VALLEY – MERZOUGA – DRAA VALLEY– AGDZ – AIT BENHADDOU – MARRAKECH
DAY 1 – Marrakech – Ouarzazate – Skoura – Merzouga (camp)
KM = 565 – TIME = 8H50
Start from your hotel early morning, we take the road of Ouarzazate facing the Atlas Mountains, and go through Tichka Mountain pass (2 260 m) 2h30 later.
Short stop for a mint or absinthe Moroccan tea before reaching Ouarzazate.
We will leave Ouarzazate to drive along the huge palmgrove of Skoura (25 km2) before crossing the Roses Valley and Todra Valley.
Arrive in Merzouga at the end of the day. Here, you swap your car for a camel and start your camel trek through the red dunes of Erg Chebbi. An opportunity to enjoy serenity and peace of desert before arriving to your camp for the sunset.
Dinner and night at the camp.
DAY 2 – Erg Chebbi – Drâa Valley – Agdz – Aït Benhaddou – Marrakech
KM = 562 – TIME = 8H30
Early breakfast before taking the road . On the way back we will choose the south road towards Alnif. Landscape surrounded by Anti Atlas mountains reminds bushes of Africa. N’Kob – Village of « 45 kasbahs », links Drâa Valley with Ziz Valley.
With Agdz the Drâa Valley starts, 69 km south to Ouarzazate. Located on the former caravan road joining Marrakech to Tombouctoo. Lunch At Yacob, old kasbah in Tamnougalt village, which has a nice terrace overlooking the palmgrove.
We continue through the Drâa Valley until Anti Atlas heart. This old and pleated montain range dates from 300 millions years. As the road starts to climb, we gradually enter a starkly beautiful landscape up to Tizi ait Saoun pass (1900 m). there is no more vegetation.
Reaching Ouarzazate, we will go directly to Aït Benhaddou (30 km). UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987. This giant fortification, which is made up of six Kasbahs and nearly fifty ksars is a great example of earthen clay architecture of South Morocco. Many films have been shot there.
You have 4 hours drive left to reach Marrakech.
Price : 610 € / pers
Based on 2 participants (minimum)
- Private Transportation car with driver for 2 days
- 1 night accommodation in our Main Camp with Dinner &Breakfast
- camel Ride for sunset & sunrise
- All taxes
personal fees and tips