Day 1: Agadir – Taliouine- Ait Benhaddou Kasbah – Ouarzazate
Your 5 days VIP trip driver/guide will pick you up at your hotel. The 5 day VIP trip 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 – Todra Gorge – Dades Gorge
Wake up so early today to be able to watch the sunrise on the peaks of the dunes of the Erg Chebbi. After breakfast, leave for the Dades Gorges. The first stop will be at the former imperial city of Morocco “Rissani”. it is an economic center of the region and a site of many historical monuments of the Alaouite dynasty. You will have the opportunity to visit the lively local market and its historical monuments.
Afterward, we will continue our journey to the impressive Todra canyons, known for their climbing. You will have a walk under the high cliffs gorges. After lunch, we head to the Dades Gorge via the route of the Thousand Casbahs. You will visit huge Casbahs on both sides of the road. Some of these Casbahs are old fortified houses that have been restored. The night and accommodation will be in the Dades Valley.
Day 5: Dades Gorges – Ouarzazate – Kasbah Ait Benhaddou – Marrakech
The private tour in Morocco continues in the beautiful Roses Valley in Kalaat M’gouna. We will visit local workshops that manufacture products extracted from roses. The trip continues to the Sekoura oasis to visit the Kasbah Amredil. Continuation to Ouarzazate “Hollywood of Morocco” and the film industry. We will visit the film studios where many films were shot such as Gladiator and The Mummy.
On our way to Marrakech, we will visit the Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou, one of the most exotic and preserved sites in the entire Atlas region. The Kasbah is declared a UNESCO-protected site since 1987 and offers a magnificent view of the surrounding palm trees. Arrival in Marrakech will be late afternoon, we will drive you to your riad in the old medina near Jamaa Lafna square. It’s the end of your 5 day VIP trip
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