3 days from Marakesch
Tour: Marrakech – High Atlas– Ait Benhaddou – Quarzazate– Zagora and Draàvalley– desert of Mhamid – Mhamid – dune of Erg Chigaga – Lac Iriqui– Tazenakht – Marrakech
Marrakech – High Atlas– Ait Benhaddou – Quarzazate– Zagora and Draàvalley– desert of Mhamid
Departure early in the morning from your riad/hotel in Marrakech and travel through the High Atlas Mountains via the Tichka Pass (2260 m) – the highest road pass in Morocco – offering spectacular panoramic views of the mountains and valleys with a snaky road, beautiful landscapes with different colours and the Berber villages along the way. Visit the kasbah Ait Benhaddou, a 16th century UNESCO site and one of the best preserved and most spectacular kasbahs in Morocco. It is a famous site for Hollywood films and Ait Benhaddou was used for the blockbuster film of 2000, Gladiator. The trip continues through the palm-lined Draa river valley, until we arrive in Zagora (lunch break), a very important point on the old caravan route, and very famous for the dates production. Afterwards, we continue our trip towards the doorway to Sahara desert until we arrive to Mhamid where the Draàvalley and civilization end.
In the desert of Mhamid you ride on the back of saddled camels and you will enjoy the sun set in the desert. A typical nomad dinner will served and after dinner it is usual for the nomade guides to drum and sing Berber songs. Overnight in the nomad tend.
Sahara off route- sacred oasis Iriki -Erg Chigaga
After your breakfast, we visit the village of Mhamid once an important stop on the oldcaravan route to Timbuctu. After visiting we travel from M’hamid by 4×4 Jeep through the beautiful desert landscape with a break to enjoy our lunch in the sacred oasis Iriki. We reach the sand dune of Erg Chegaga – the largest group of dune in the region reaching a height of 300 m and a span of 40 km. Dinner with entertainment. Camp in nomad tents.
lac Iriki – Fossil Mountain – Tazenakht – Marrakech
After enjoying the sunrise up the sand dune, breakfast is served to you, then departure in 4×4 vehicles via the old Paris-Dakar road to Foum Zguid, crossing Iriqui Lake and the fossil mountain. Lunch in the berber village Taznakht, very famous for the carpet manufactories. Return to Marrakech crossing the high atlas.
The desert of Mhamid, 3 days and 2 nights, 4×4, 2 overnight in the desertcamp, camelriding (2 hours)
Tour 3 days
all incl .: per person
Prices from 2 participants: from € 330.00 / person
Prices from 4 participants: from € 290.00 / person
Prices from 6 participants: from € 270.00 / person
Drinks, gratuities and personal expenses.