From Marrakech to the desert

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10-day/9-night journey

Start from/return to Marrakech.

Marrakech, Tizi n’Tichka, Telouet, Ait Benhaddou,Ouarzazate, Draa Valley, Zagora, Tamegroute, Ouzina, 

Erg Chebbi, Haroun, Rissani, Tinrhrir,  Dadès gorges, Marrakech 

Day 1: arrival to Marrakech, the Red City; dinner in Jemaa el'Fna square, the vital centre of the city; overnight stay at a ***.hotel.

Day 2: departure in the early morning; we get across the Tizi n' Tizcha pass at more than 2,000 metres of elevation; arrival in Télouet: we visit the Glaoui kasbah and have lunch in a local restaurant; we go on with the visit of the Télouet Valley along the track that leads to ksar Ait Benhaddou (UNESCO heritage); dinner and overnight stay in the kasbah.

Day 3: in the morning we leave from Ait Benhaddou to reach Ouarzazate and the Taourit kasbah located in the heart of the town; then we leave for Zagora through the Draa Valley; dinner and overnight stay at a maison d’hôte.

Day 4: departure from Zagora, heading to Tamegroute; we visit the Quranic Library and the potters' workshops. From here we leave for Tafraoute driving on a 186-mile long desert track; dinner and overnight stay in a berber tent bivouac.

Day 5: we leave from Tafraoute to reach Jdayad by quad on a track among the dunes; we get then to the Erg Chebbi; dinner and overnight in the berber tent bivouac set at the dunes feet.

Day 6: we visit Merzouga and its lake; then we visit the Rissani street market; dinner and stay in Haroun.

Day 7: route through the desert; visit to the fossil manufacturing workshops; meeting with some desert nomads and dromedary trip to an oasis; we sleep in Haroun.

Day 8: after the departure from Haroun, we go back to Ouarzazate, calling at the Tinhir town, where we visit the Todra Gorges; we go through the Todra valley, the Dadès valley and the Valley of Roses; we visit the Skoura Kasbah; dinner and overnight stay in Ouarzazate.

Day 9: we leave from Ouarzazate, heading to Marrakech; dinner in a riad or a restaurant in the souk; night at a *** hotel

Day 10: departure.

La valle del Dades

Valle del Dades