4-days Tour to the Desert of Erg Chebbi
Travel to rediscover Morocco from Marrakech to Ouarzazate. Explore the Todra Gorges, dream under the starry desert sky, experience the Rissani market. Discover all the stops!
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- Vacation Style Holiday Type
- Activity Level Challenging
- Group Size Small Group
- 7:00 AM DAY 1 - MARRAKECH-OUARZAZATE-SKOURA-DADES GORGES
We will pick you up from the Hotel where you are staying in Marrakech or directly from the airport to start our tour. The departure is planned from Marrakech. From here we will reach the mountain pass of Col Tichka, and then we cross the Atlas Mountains. We will give you the opportunity to have a break to rest or take some photographs of the stunning scenery. Later, we will continue our journey to Ouarzazate, and, after having lunched together, we will continue our itinerary to discover the Skoura village which is located in the heart of the “Valley of the Palms”. This is a very large oasis, characterized by rich vegetation wrapping the numerous Kasbah. From here we will continue through the Valley of Roses, famous for the cultivation of these flowers,
until we reach the Dades Valley, where we will visit the famous Dades Gorges. We will have dinner and spend the night all together along the Dades River.
- 8:00 AM DAY 2 - DADES GORGES - TODRA GORGES - ERFOUND - MARZOUGA DESERT
After a generous breakfast we will continue our tour along the coast of Boumalne, characterized by a citadel and fortress. Typical colours of the landscape are ochre, red and mauve, and it will also be possible to see numerous stone plateaus where several camels graze. After a walk among oases and palm trees we will finally arrive to Tinghir, where the spectacular Todra Gorges are located. We will then continue to Erfound, famous for its fossil marbles, and after passing through Rissani, we will arrive in Merzouga, located opposite the dunes of Erg Chebbi. We will stop off at a hotel, but very quickly as there will be dromedaries waiting for us on our desert trip. In the end, we will admire a beautiful sunset before reaching the Jaima camp where we will spend the night in a tent, dining and sleeping under the stars.
- 5:30 AM DAY 3 - MERZOUGA - RISSANI - N’KOB - OUARZAZATE
An early wake-up will allow us to see a wonderful spectacle: the sunrise in the desert. We will then come back to the hotel for a shower and have a good breakfast. Afterwards we will travel to Rissani, Morocco’s first imperial city, to visit its very famous market. We will then continue our tour to the Draa Valley, known for its dates production and also for its many palm trees. Passing through the High Atlas we will finally reach Ouarzazate, where dinner and overnight stay are provided.
- 9:00 AM DAY 4 - OUARZAZATE - AIT BEN HADDOU - MARRAKECH
If you are very fond of films, you can’t miss visiting the Ouarzazate film studios where several very famous Hollywood films were shot. Afterwards we will make a small detour to visit the famous Kasbah of Air Ben Haddou, known to be a UNESCO Heritage site. Here you will have some free time to relax and admire the view before crossing the Great Atlas Mountains again and returning to Marrakech in the late afternoon. We will arrange to take you back to your hotel or to the airport.