Day 1 : Marrakech | Dades Gorge
After collecting you from your hotel or riad at 08.00am, we set off towards Ouarzazate enjoying the spectacular scenery as we climb upwards to the important Tizi-n-Tichka pass with outstanding photo opportunities along the route. We take in the palm-filled Skoura Oasis and rose-scented Valley of the Roses before we arriving at the Dadès Gorge for our overnight stop and evening meal.
Day 2 : Dades Gorge | Todra Gorge | Erfoud | Rissani | Merzouga
After breakfast we head out of the Dadès Gorge and on to the Todra Gorge where you can enjoy the glorious, fresh mountain air and take a trek through some of the 300m high – and sometimes just 20m wide – canyons.Then, we’re desert-bound to the Erg Chebbi dunes just beyond Merzouga. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to witness a fabulous Saharan sunset and take in some dramatic desert scenery as our guides escort us on camels to their Berber camp behind an oasis in the heart of the Moroccan desert.
Day 3 : Erg Chebbi 4×4 desert expedition
Our 4×4 expedition today takes us into the heart of the Erg Chebbi dunes, the village of Khamlia and spectacular desert scenery. You’ll have a chance to spend time with some Berber nomads and learn more about the flora and fauna of the desert
Day 4 : Merzouga | Ouarzazate
Leaving the Sahara after breakfast, our journey takes us first to Rissani, famous for its souks and donkey market! It’s then onwards through the Drâa Valley with its million palm trees until arriving at Ouarzazate for our evening meal and overnight stay.
Day 5 : Ouarzazate | Aït Ben Haddou | Telouet | Marrakech
Bound for Marrakech, we take a detour from the main road to visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of Ait Ben Haddou. The next part of our journey today takes us through some rugged countryside as we head towards the Kasbah Telouet.Outwardly, little remains of the once magnificent Kasbah Telouet, home of the self-appointed “Lord of the Atlas” – Pasha Glaoui. But once inside, as you make your way through a maze of crumbling passageways, you can truly appreciate the opulent lifestyle enjoyed by generations of this family from the 18th century to as recently as 1956.After Telouet, we rejoin the main route to take us through the remainder of the High Atlas Mountains and the Tizi N’Tichka Pass before beginning our descent to Marrakech where we return you to your accommodation