Tour 8 Days Tracks Of Dakar
During this tour we, will have just the right amount of adventure, without missing some visits to the most famous cities. The stage that makes this tour special is the route of the track used during the Paris-Dakar rally.
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- Vacation Style Holiday Type
- Activity Level Challenging
- Group Size Small Group
- 7:00 AM Day 1: ARRIVAL IN MARRAKECH
Once arrived at the airport, we will move to the hotel and later have our first contact with the world-famous Jemaà el Fna square. Dinner and overnight stay are planned in a Riad or a hotel.
- 8:00 AM Day 2: TOUR OF MARRAKECH
During the second day, we plan to visit the city, starting with the Menara Gardens and the pond. Afterward, we will head to the Saadianas Tombs and the Bahia Palace, the Koutobia, and finally to the impressive Jema el Fná Square. Dinner and overnight stay will take place in a riad or hotel.
- 8:00 AM Day 3: MARRAKECH - AIT BEN HADDOU - OUARZAZATE.
We leave Marrakech at 8 a.m. to head for Ouarzazate. During the route, we will cross the Atlas Mountains and see the amazing Tizi n’Tichka pass (2,260 m high). Shortly after crossing the Atlas, we will head to the Kasbah of Pacha Glaoui in Telouet. Passing through several villages we will arrive at the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, an incredible 800-year-old fortified town. Famous movies have been filmed here, such as ”Gladiator” and ”Kingdom of Heaven.” To conclude we will head to Ouarzazate, where you can visit the famous film studios. Dinner and overnight stay will be in a riad.
- 7:00 AM Day 4: OUARZAZATE - AGDEZ - DRAA VALLEY - MHARECH GORES (DAKAR RUNWAY)
After having breakfast and visiting the Kasbah Taourirt, we will set off in the direction of Zagora, crossing the High Atlas Mountains and passing through the Tizi n Tinifift pass (at 1,600 m above sea level). We will then enter the Draa valley and see some villages and kasbahs. Leaving behind the N’kob, Tarazine, and Alnif villages, we will head toward the Mharech Gorges. During the Dakar Rally, many sections are ridden. We will end our day sleeping in a riad away from the chaos.
- 8:00 AM Day 5: MHARECH-OASIS RAMLIA- OUZINA DUNES- MERZOUGA
Continuing on the Rally track we will pass through lonely villages via the oases and dunes of Ouzina. Following the route, we will visit the famous village of Khamlia, inhabited by slaves who arrived from Africa. Here you will be able to listen to their distinctive music. From Khamlia we will walk in the direction of Erg Chebbi, where there are the highest dunes in Morocco. We will have dinner and accommodation in a Riad.
- 7:00 AM Day 6: MERZOUGA-ERG CHEBBI-MERZOUGA
In this stage, after having breakfast, we will ride other tracks of the Paris-Dakar Rally. We will have tea and we will see the oasis where several films have been made, such as ”Sahara.” We will visit the so-called black people’s village, because of the slave trade from Sudan, and, after eating, we will leave the 4×4s for dromedaries. This way we will enter the dunes to be able to contemplate an unforgettable sunset. This night will be special, we will sleep on the dunes in nomadic tents. Here we will have dinner with background music and admire a wonderful starry sky you have never seen. Dinner and overnight stay will be in a Jaima.
- 6:00 PM Day 7: MERZOUGA-RISSANI-TODRA GORGE-VALLEY OF THE DADES
After watching the sunrise in the desert, we will return to the settlements on dromedaries. We will stop at a hotel so that you can take a shower and freshen up. Then we will leave for Rissani, Morocco’s first imperial city. We will then go to Erfoud, rich in black stone and marine fossils (if you wish, you can stop at a fossil factory). We will finally reach Tafilalet. In the end, we will visit the Roda Gorges and the Dades Valley, where we will spend the night in a riad.
- 7:00 PM Day 8: DADES VALLEY - VALLEY OF THE ROSES - SKOURA - MARRAKECH
We leave the Dades Valley to take the ”Thousand Kasbahs” tour. We will pass through the amazing Valley of the Roses and arrive in Skoura, where the most famous kasbah in the area is located. From here we will begin our journey back to Marrakech and we will eat along the way. The tour will end by arriving in beautiful Marrakech.