The tour begins with the discovery of the High Atlas and Berber villages. You pass from Tizi n’Tichka, the highest road in Morocco (2260m) and the only direct passage that leads you to Ouarzazate and the whole South-East region. First stop will be the Kasbah of Télouet on the heights of the Ounila valley. The latter offers spectacular scenery of ochre villages, abandoned kasbahs, orchards and Ksours. Visit, then, the Kasbah Ait Benhadou: site recommended by the UNESCO world heritage. Lunch at the Kasbah and continuation to the gate of the desert and the city of Ouarzazate Cinema! Where you will visit the museum and the cinema studio. Then we continue to the city of Tinghir in the Valley of the Roses where we will spend the first night at the Panorama Hotel .
After breakfast, a short walk in the palm grove of the Todra valley before taking the road to Arfoud. On the way, you pass by Tinejdad and several Berber villages before stopping at the Marbles of Fossils in Arfoud. You continue to the impressive dunes of Erg Chebbi in Merzouga. On arrival, you leave your vehicle for a beautiful camel ride. In the evening, you watch the fascinating sunset in the dunes. Your second night will be in bivouac, in the middle of the desert after a traditional dinner around the Atlas du sable campfire .
After admiring the beautiful sunrise over the dunes of Merzouga, return to the hostel on camelback for breakfast. You then leave Merzouga to visit the town of Rissani before reaching the town of ouarzazate. In the way you pass also visit the two villages of Alnif … Dinner and third night in the hotel in Ouarzazate Pearls of the South.
Day 4 : Ouarzazate – telouat – Marrakech
Your driver will take you, on the last day, to discover the small villages and beautiful kasbahs of Telouat. Return to Marrakech via the Tichka Pass.
Things to remember
Be sure to bring warm clothing in winter (no sleeping bags), light clothing in summer, sunscreen, a hat, good walking shoes, a flashlight, and pants (for camel trekking). Shorts and skirts are not recommended for the trek due to friction with the stool which can cause skin irritation.
What is included
– Pick up and return to your accommodation in Marrakech
– English language guide for the whole tour
– Transport in 4×4 or modern air-conditioned touring minibus
– transfer from/to airport or Riyadh
– fuel for the entire trip
What’s not included
– Optional local guide
– Entrance fees to the monuments.
– Optional activities.