DUNES AND SOUTHERN KASBAHS
Day 1: Marrakech
Landing at Marrakech airport. Welcome and transfer to your accommodation.
Free dinner and overnight stay in riad or hotel.
Day 2: Marrakech - Col du Tizin' Tichka - Ait Ben Haddou - Skoura - Boumalne Dades
This morning, travel along mountain roads and through the highest pass in Morocco, the Tizi n'Tichka (2260 m), to Ouarzazate on the edge of the Sahara. Visit of the Kasbah of Taourirt and cinema museum.
Then, continuation to Boumalne by the road of the 1000 kasbahs.
Dinner and overnight in Boumalne Dadès.
Day 3: Boumalne Dades - Todra - Alnif - Nkob - Zagora
Today, you will enjoy an excursion to the Dades and Todra Gorge with bizarre rock formations and well-preserved kasbahs along the way. Afterwards, continue towards Zagora passing by Alnif and Nkob and crossing wonderful pre-Saharian landscapes with Berber villages called ksars.
Dinner and overnight in Zagora.
Day 4: Zagora - Tamegroute - Mhamid - Erg Chegaga
After breakfast, take the time to visit Zagora and its surroundings, especially the Jewish quarter of Amzerou and the palm groves. From Zagora, departure towards the desert via Tamegroute to visit its old Koranic library and its underground kasbah. Continuation then towards Mhamid, to have lunch in a kasbah.
In the early afternoon, transfer by 4x4 from Mhamid to the camp.
Once there, you have time to try sand boarding or to climb a sand dune and enjoy the most beautiful sunset in the world.
Dinner and overnight in tents in Chegaga.
DAY 5: Erg Chegaga
After breakfast, departure for a camel ride.
Stop at the nomads for a tea break, then picnic lunch in the desert.
Return to the camp in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight at the camp.
Day 6: Chegaga - Foum Zguid - Taznakht - Ait Benhaddou
Wake up early in the morning to admire the sunrise over the dunes.
After breakfast, departure in a 4×4 vehicle on the old Paris-Dakar road that crosses the dry Lake of Iriqui. After Foum Zguid, lunch in the Berber village of Taznakht then continuation to Ait Benhaddou. Dinner and overnight stay.
Day 7: Ait Benhaddou - Marrakech
After breakfast, visit the kasbah of Ait Benhaddou, a World Heritage Site, its fortified village is a beautiful example of terracotta architecture.
Return to Marrakech, arrival expected around lunchtime.
After settling in your accommodation, possibility to make a self-exploration of the city and the medina or visit the famous Jamaa el Fna square. Dinner free and overnight stay in hotel or riad.
Day 8: Departure
Transfer to Marrakech airport or extension of your stay.
Extension 1: Essaouira Getaway
Extension 2: Stay in Agadir
Extension 3: Getaway in the High Atlas.