Day 1: Marrakech – ait ben haddou – Ouarzazate – Dades Gorges
Your 3 days trip begins today. Pick up at 8 o’clock in the morning from your accommodation in Marrakech. We will depart for Ouarzazate through the famous Tizi N’tichka pass (2260m), over the High Atlas Mountains, with snow on its peaks most of the year; and appreciate the beauty of the landscape on the twisted road through the Berber villages. We’ll get to Ait Ben Haddou village, where the famous Kasbah, built by the last Berber chieftain El Glaoui Ethami, late 19th century.
The Kasbah is recognized as a UNESCO matrimonial historical site, now a house of many Glaoui family members. Lunch by the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou and continue to Ouarzazate, “the Hollywood of Africa”, where you have the option to visit and see many props used in movies you may already have seen such as Gladiator, Kondon, and Alexander the Great, Mummy, Asterix…Then, you continue to Dades Gorges via Sekoura Oasis and the valley of the Pinks and the road of the miles Kasbahs in Kalaat M’gouna, the famous city for the annual festival of the pinks (see a gum of natural products extracted from the pinks). Overnight accommodation will be in a hotel in Dades Gorges.
Day 2 : Dades Gorges – Todra Gorges – Erfoud – Merzouga
The “3-day trip from Marrakech” continues. Departure from Dades Gorges to TODRA Gorges in Tinghir. There you will take a walk in the gorges bordered by high cliffs). Then pass by the town of ERFOUD in ZIZ Valley (a city known by the Marmar factory for the fabrication of fossils), then the town of Rissani, and economic center of the area and the city known by its market, Kasbahs, and monuments Alaouite.
After you finish the visit to the market, you will continue towards Merzouga. After a Berber tea, you will have a camel trip to the bivouac (about 2 hours) to spend the night under a Berber tent in the middle of the dunes (the Erg Chebbi). You can take pictures of the sunset and sunrise on the dunes.
Day 3: Merzouga – Draa Valley – Anti Atlas Mountains – Ouarzazate – Marrakech
Very early in the morning. You wake up very early to contemplate the spectacular sunrise you have never seen at the top of the dunes. Afterward, you will return to your hotel on camels after breakfast. Afterward, you will start the last day of your tour by crossing an arid pre-desert area. You will have stops in the middle of the Draa Valley to enjoy beautiful views of Morocco’s long river. Your journey continues to Ouarzazate crossing the Anti-Atlas mountains. Lunch will be at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, you will continue to Marrakech. Then end of tour 3 days trip.
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