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From Marrakech : Private 4 day Tour to Desert Via the Gorges


Enjoy a 4-day tour from your accommodation in Marrakech to the magical desert Sahara. Private, modern and Air-conditioned 4WD car with experienced and knowledgeable driver/guide. For a more adventurous holiday in Morocco, the desert in the southeast of Morocco is well worth a long journey. It is a highly scenic and atmospheric region with breath-taking sights such as gorges, stony desert, stunning earth architecture, and peaceful primaries, as well as the spectacular Saharan sand dunes, and see the locations where movies such as Gladiator, The Mummy were shot. Go camel ride at sunrise and sunset time, and spend nights in a nomad tent as well as savour traditional dishes under the stars are included.


First Day: Marrakech – Ait Benhaddou – Ouarzazate – Skoura – Dades gorge.

Your driver will meet you at your accommodation in Marrakech and drive you over the famous pass of Tizi-n-Tichka 2250 m above the sea level. On the well-known world heritage site Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, where we stop to visit the Ksar (old village) and even go into the original Kasbah. We can spend overnight here, but we made an early start from Marrakech, it is better to drive another 80 min or so to reach Ouarzazat to visit the studios (film Museum) where many famous films and block-buster were made such as Gladiator, The Mummy, and Game of Thrones. Enjoy lunch at the Kasbah of Taourirt, former residence of the Glaoui Dynasty. Continue to Rose Valley and the Kasbah of Amerhidil in Skoura Oasis and the blossom valley, situated by the Amerhidil River and one of the largest in Morocco. Drive again through Dades valley to arrive at the Draa valley where you will spend the first night.

Second Day: Todgha – Draa valley – Zagora – M’Hamid -Elghzlan. (380Km/5h.30min drive).

In the morning, do rise early to see the sunrise then enjoy leisurely breakfast. We follow the newly paved road looping south to come across many Oasis. There is no much traffic here so it is easy to cover the distance swiftly, and the scenery is stunning. One hour driving we reach Zagora where we will enjoy our lunch under palm trees’ shade and sip Moroccan mint tea while you enjoy the stunning Atlas mountains and See the natural colour contrast. Afterward, we continue our adventure to reach M’hamid, along the way see beautiful palm trees and lush landscapes. Upon the arrival take a camel and enjoy the ride at the sunset time to the Erg Lihoudi where you will spend the second night. (Camel ride, sleep in a Berber tent and savour delicious traditional dinner under the stars, and then sit around a campfire to hear the beat of the drums and the songs of the Berber nomads of southern Morocco are included).

Third Day: M’hamid -Tamgroute – Chigaga Dunes – Ouarzazat. (200 Km/5h drive).

An early rise, ride a camel to one of the high sand dunes before the sunrise moment. Be there, wait for the skyline slowly change the colour, and watch the unique sunrise moment. This moment is highly remembered for the lifetime. Assuring your enjoyment of the incredible sunrise over the Sahara Desert! After breakfast, we will migrate to Tamegroute to visit its old sacred Sufi Zaouia school, a pottery manufacturer using ancient techniques, and the village’s historic Koranic library containing 4,200 manuscripts and a 14th-century Quran. Continuing our journey by passing through Zagora and traversing the Draa Valley, we will then follow a path through the Anti-Atlas Mountains to have lunch in Agdz. Finalizing the tour, we will arrive in Ouarzazate by evening and check into the hotel or spend a night in Berber tent. (Breakfast and dinner are included).

The fourth Day: Ouarzazate – High Atlas – Telouet- Marrakech.

The final day of your tour is essentially back to Marrakech. Now the timing is entirely up to you. A good option is a transfer to Ait Benhaddou village, one of Morocco’s most spectacular ksour (fortified villages). Continue to Marrakech with a detour to the traditional High Atlas Berber village of Telouet dated back to 16 -17 centuries and visit the Kasbah el Glaoui and crossing the high Atlas Mountain. Stop on the way for lunch. We will arrive at Marrakech around &pm and the tour ends with a drop off at your hotel/ Riad.

This tour can be modified/customized depending on your requirements; budget and we are ready to prepare your own Morocco tour.
If you are interested in this tour! Do not hesitate to contact us for any question or contact us directly to book your tour. Promise, you will not regret it.

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Additional information

About the activity:

-Private 4-day tour by modern 4WD vehicle.
-Duration 4-day and 3 nights tour.
-Live driver/guide speaking English, French, and Arabic.
-Pick up and drop off service included.
-Departure from your hotel/Riad in Marrakech. If your location is not accessible by car, you will be provided with a meeting point instead.
-Return to the departure point.
-Instant confirmation.
-Please bring comfortable shoes, sunglasses, and camera.


-Ticket’s monumFirst night in Draa gorge.
-Second night in M'hamid Elghzlan at Erg_Lihoudi dunes.
-Third night in Ouarzazate.
-English/French/Spanish speaking driver during the tour
-Pick up & Drop off at your Marrakech accommodation
-Camel rides each day at sunset and sunrise.
-Dinner and Breakfast are daily included.
-Free time to explore the sites, Breaks for photos. Etc.
-Customized & Flexible stops.
*Entrance fees to monuments, studios, and Kasbahs
ents, other drinks, personal expenses and tips.

What to expect:

-See the impressive mountains.
-Visit the Ait Benhaddou Kasbah.
-Visit the studios where many Films were filmed including Gladiator and The Mummy and so on.
-Sleep in a nomad tent under the stars.
-Free time to explore the monuments, the studios, and the city of Ouarzazate.
-Discover the Sahara of M'hamid.
-Savour an authentic Moroccan dinner under the Stars.
-Hunt for fossils. This region is rich in fossils and there are several well-known areas to be sure to find a fossil to take home.
-Visit with a semi-nomadic family. With a trusted guide translating, you will be able to understand a bit more about their way of life.
-Listen to Gnawa Music.
-Explore the sand dunes. Sometimes there isn’t anything better than hopping off into the unknown atop your favourite camel (or 4×4)
-Explore Erg Chebbi, this ruin was once the most important trade post, linking Morocco across the desert with Egypt, Sudan, and Ghana.
-Shop in the local markets. Rissani has the biggest market in the region on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday while Zagora has a vibrant market every Wednesday and Sunday and the list is too long.


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