Marrakech to Desert

Code: MDAT9
8 days / 7 nights
  • Marrakech To Desert Adventure

This 4×4 trek is a fabulous adventure through the beautiful landscapes of Southern Morocco: cross the High Atlas on its east side and travel to the majestic desert through the superb Drâa Valley, before reaching the golden dunes of Chigaga. Travel on to Tata, Tafraoute, and Taroudant across the reliefs of the Anti-Atlas and its enchanting curves and colors, then back to Marrakech by the magnificent road of the Tizi n’Test, near the massif of Toubkal. A journey of compelling beauty that will bring you a lifetime of memories.


Highlights:
The beauty of the valley of eastern Morocco, the palm groves, the qsour and the vibrant kasbah
The foray into the sandy desert, the camel hike amidst the dunes of the Chigaga, the breathtaking sunsets and sunrises over the immense desert sands
Crossing the Anti-Atlas, its rugged reliefs dotted with beautiful color
The discovery of Southern cities, testaments to Morocco’s long and rich history starts


in: MARRAKECH / End in: MARRAKECH


PRICE 4 adults: $689 per person


ITINERARY:

Day 1 : MARRAKECH

Upon your arrival at the recently renovated Marrakech airport, our staff will greet you and take you to the hotel for a well-deserved dinner.

Day 2 : MARRAKECH – OUARZA 210 km, including 70km of trails

Travel on the road to Ouarzazate After reaching the Tichka pass, at an altitude of more than 2,000 m, the journey toward the beautiful site of Telouet, where the kasbah of Glaoui, Pasha of Marrakech during the protectorate, awaits you. Travel on a superb trail reaches toward Ouarzazate along the Ounila wadi between the villages of red earth situated on the faces of the mountain and the tiny multicolored fields.

Day 3 : OUARZAZATE – MHAMID: APPROX 250 km INCLUDING 65km of trails

Travel through a fantastic valley to Mhamid the last village before the desert. Travel through the mineral desert where the green strip of the Drâa valley winds, with its magnificent palm groves where qsours (fortified villages) and kasbah abound. Night in Mhamid.

Day 4 : MHAMID – ERG CHIGAGA : Including 60 km of trails

The day begins with a visit of the palm grove of M’hamid and its four kasbahs before traveling to the dunes of Chigaga. After a relaxing lunch under the shelter of a tent, enjoy a stroll on the back of a camel before admiring the sunset in the desert Spend the evening listening to Saharan music, enjoying a wonderful dinner and camping under the starry skies.

Day 5 : ERG CHIGAGA – TATA: APPROX 230 km Including 190 km of trails

Enjoy the beautiful trails of the Anti-Atlas strewn with oases and cave paintings as you travel to the city of Tata.

Day 6 : TATA – TAROUDANT: APPROX 270 km Including 110 km of trails

From Tata, you’ll cross the Anti-Atlas massif, strewn with imposing fortresses overhanging the fields and villages to begin your journey to the ancient city of Taroudant Travel through Tafraoute, nestled in pink mountains and valleys of almond trees. Arrive in Taroudant, the “Little Marrakech” and the former capital city of the Saadian sultans (16th century), surrounded by powerful ochre walls.

Day 7 : TAROUDANT – MARRAKECH: APPROX 210 km Including 60 km of trails

After a visit to Taroudant, take the road to Marrakech through the impressive Tizi-n-Test pass one of the most beautiful roads of Southern Morocco. You’ll reach Marrakech via the famous ski resort of Oukaïmeden, not far from the peak of the 4,000 m.Toubkal.

Day 8 : DEPARTURE

Transfer to the airport and receive assistance until boarding. Or extend your stay and discover more of the magic of Marrakech.


What’s Included:
Transportation by Air-conditioned private vehicle with English speaking driver guide.
transfers from/to the airport
2 nights at hotel in Marrakech
1 night at hotel in Ouarzazate
1 night at hotel in M’hamid
1 night camping in the dunes of Erg Chegaga (tents, mattresses and blankets are provided)
Camel ride
1 night at hotel in Tata
1 night at hotel in Taroudant
Meals: 7 dinners, 7 breakfasts.
Local taxes
Our assistance


What’s not Included:
Flight
Lunches
Drinks
Tips


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