In this Sahara Tour From Marrakech to Zagora and the dunes of Merzouga, you will explore the majestic desert of the Moroccan Sahara in 6 days to follow the paths of the old caravan routes while passing in front of the Drâa valley with its oases dotted with palm trees and fortified kasbahs, cross the massive volcano the mountains of the Anti Atlas, ride camel to Erg Chebbi, sleep under the stars in your camp of the desert of the Moroccan Sahara in Merzouga, cross the valley of the roses and the road of 1001 kasbahs.
Tour From Marrakech to Zagora and Merzouga Sahara Desert
Day 1: Marrakech – Telouet – Kasbah Aït Benhaddou – Ouarzazate
Departure from Marrakech to Ouarzazate via the Tizi n’Tichka mountain pass (2260 m altitude). Visit the Kasbah Telouet, palace of the Glaoui, then off road to reach Kasbah Aït Benhaddou, World Heritage Site listed by UNESCO and location for the making of many films: The Mummy, Lawrence of Arabia, Asterix to name but a few. Continuation to Ouarzazate (visit film studios).Dinner and overnight at the hotel
Day 2: Ouarzazate – Tamagroute – Zagora
Ouarzazate to Zagora through the Draa Valley visiting ancient kasbahs. After lunch in Zagora, we will make a visit to the village of Tamegroute where they make beautiful pottery with a distinctive green glaze. Zagora is known for its traditional and magnificent library founded in the 17th century, where manuscripts are preserved, Illuminated Koran written on gazelle skin and also books of history and medicine. The night will be at the hotel in the center Zagora
Day 3: Zagora – M´harech – Ouzaina
Departure from Zagora via the off road tracks or pistes .Lunch in M´harech Oasis in the desert near the small village of Tafraoute.We continue to the oasis of Oubahallou to get Ouzaina by the end of the day. The night will be in a hostel in the Hamada which is a black desert
Day 4: Ouzaina – Taouz – Merzouga
From the village of Ouzina our destination is Merzouga, via Taouz to visit some rockengravings, lunch will be in Merzouga , than we will continue to Erg Chabbi dunes where start your camel riding to spend the night at the nomad camp in the middle of dunes under the desert star
Day 5 : Merzouga – Rissani – Erfoud – Todra Gorges – Dades Gorges
You will wake up to enjoy the sunrise over the dunes . Passing through the magnificent ZIZ palm valley, Rissani, Erfoud and Jorf, the journey continues through several kasbahs and oases until you arrive at the TodraGorge near Tinghir (lunch will be in a restaurant and we will make a local trip the gorge). Afterwards we then continue to the Dades Gorge. Night in a hostel with Home stays (have an idea about the Berber traditions, its kitchen for example)
Day 6: Dades Gorges – Skoura – Ouarzazate Kasbah Aït Benhaddou – Marrakech
After breakfast, departure to the Dades Gorge on our return journey to Marrakech, passing through Kelaat M’gouna, the city known as the route of a thousand kasbahs and the Valley of the Roses. In this region products are made from the Damascus Rose for health and beauty. We make a stop in the palm grove of Skoura to visit the Kasbah AMRIDILE and the city of Ouarzazate (visit film studios in Ouarzazate).We return via the high pass at Tizi n Tichka to reach Marrakech by the end of the day.