Day 1: Agadir – Taliouine- Ait Benhaddou Kasbah- Ouarzazate
Your Morocco Dunes Expedition driver/guide will pick you up at your hotel. The 4-day private tour will start by passing through Berber Kasbahs. Stops will be made according to your interests. You will stop at SAFRAN Cooperatives in Taliouine. Lunch will be at the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou. You will visit the famous village declared a world heritage site by UNESCO in 1986. Many famous movies were shot on this spectacular scene like Lamomie, Obelix, Gladiator, The Jewel of the Nile, and Sahara with Penelope Cruz…etc. Afterward, you will continue to Ouarzazate. This last one is known by the door of the desert and the Hollywood of Morocco thanks to its studios of the cinema. the night will be in Riad Luxury.
Day 2 : Ouarzazate – Roses Valley – Dades Valley – Todra Gorges – Merzouga
After breakfast, you will make the departure towards the desert of the Sahara Merzouga. the first stop will be in the Valley of Roses. an occasion to visit the co-operatives of Roses to have an idea on the distillation of Roses and the extraction of cosmetic products containing roses. Afterward, you will continue to the Todra Gorge which is a series of limestone river canyons. You will take a short walk along the river and under the spectacular high cliffs of the Gorges. lunch in a local restaurant on the way to Merzouga. upon arrival in Merzouga, you will leave on camels to the luxury bivouac in the middle of the dunes and enjoy the spectacle of a group of Berber music under the stars around the fire. it is a beautiful adventure not to be missed.
Day 3: Merzouga (Tour of the dunes and visit to the village of the gnawas Khamlia)
You wake up today so early to admire the sunrise. You will have breakfast at the camp and continue your journey to explore the region. You will visit the village of the Gnawas of sub-Saharan origin from Sudan. An opportunity to discover their music and their way of life. Then, you will tour the desert area to visit nomadic families and get an idea of their way of life. Today, your lunch will be a special meal (Berber pizza) with a local family. You will also visit the souk of Rissani. This was the economic center of the region at the time and the meeting place for caravans trading to Timbuktu in Mali. In the afternoon, you will return to your hotel where you will have time to relax and spend the night.
Day 4: Merzouga – Rissani- Dara Valley – Ouarzazate – High Atlas- Marrakech
Today you will begin your long journey to Marrakech. You will make stops on the panoramic views to the Anti-Atlas mountains. Later, you will arrive in Marrakech through the High Atlas Mountains. Arrival in Marrakech will be the end of the day where the Dunes Expedition service ends at your accommodation.
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