Embark on an unforgettable 4-day journey through the heart of Morocco, from the bustling city of Marrakech to the majestic Sahara Desert. This enchanting odyssey takes you on a captivating adventure, traversing the High Atlas Mountains, exploring ancient Kasbahs, and immersing yourself in the beauty of the Dades Valley. Witness the breathtaking landscapes as you travel along the “Road of a Thousand Kasbahs,” and experience the warm hospitality of the desert with a camel trek through the golden dunes of Erg Chebbi. Marvel at the stunning sunrise over the Sahara before delving into the cultural richness of the region, visiting traditional villages, and embracing the captivating music and lifestyle of the Gnawa people. Discover the largest Kasbah in Morocco, Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO heritage site, and journey through the Atlas Mountains before concluding your adventure in the vibrant city of Marrakech. “From Marrakech to the Sahara: A 4-Day Moroccan Odyssey” promises an immersive and unforgettable experience of Morocco’s diverse landscapes and cultural heritage.
Embark on a thrilling 4-day expedition, commencing in Marrakech. As we pick you up from your accommodation, our adventure begins with a scenic drive to the Dades Valley via the stunning Tizi n’Tichka Pass, nestled amidst the High Atlas Mountains. Throughout the day, feast your eyes on the ever-changing landscape, from captivating Berber villages to awe-inspiring natural vistas. Our first stop in Ouarzazate brings us to the magnificent Kasbah Taourirt, a true architectural marvel. Enjoy a delightful lunch near the Kasbah before continuing our journey through the legendary “Thousand Kasbahs” road, offering fantastic photo opportunities of both nature and local life. Our exploration takes us to Skoura in the Birds Valley, where the 18th-century Kasbah of Ameridhil stands proudly. Next, we reach Kalaat Mgouna, renowned for its fragrant roses and the vibrant annual festival during the roses’ harvest in May. Our day concludes in the Dades Valley, where you’ll marvel at the fascinating rock formations known as “the monkey toes.” Spend a restful night in a charming riad or hotel.
After a hearty breakfast, venture forth from the Dades Valley to Tinrghir and the Todra Valley. Enjoy panoramic views of ancient mud-brick Berber villages nestled against the valley’s backdrop. As we reach the Todra Gorge, you’ll be awed by the towering 300-meter-high red cliffs—a favorite spot for rock-climbers seeking adventure. Take an optional hike within the gorge to immerse yourself in its captivating beauty. Our journey continues to Erfoud and then to Merzouga village, the gateway to the Sahara Desert. Here, a warm Berber welcome awaits you with mint tea and a traditional desert turban. Mount your trusty camel, led by an experienced guide, for an enchanting trek through the mystical Erg Chebbi sand-sea. Witness the mesmerizing sunset over the golden dunes before settling in for a delicious dinner at our desert camp, where you’ll spend a magical night under canvas or beneath the twinkling desert stars, complete with modern comforts including western bathrooms.
Greet the early morning with your camel man, capturing a once-in-a-lifetime sunrise over the Saharan horizon. After trekking back to Merzouga village, savor a delectable breakfast at your riad. Today, embark on an explorative journey of the surrounding area. Immerse yourself in the fascinating culture of the Gnawa people, originally slaves from Sudan, and experience their captivating music and lifestyle. Our route then takes us to Rissani, a traditional Moroccan town steeped in culture, with its veiled women and hooded men. Continuing our drive, we pass through Alnif and Tazzarine, before reaching the breathtaking Draa Valley nestled against the Atlas Mountains, adorned with numerous Berber Kasbahs. Our journey leads us to Ouarzazat, where you’ll find comfort in a charming riad or hotel.
The final leg of our adventure commences after a delicious breakfast in your riad or hotel. As we travel back to Marrakech, discover the largest Kasbah in Morocco—the Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah. Originally built by Berber chieftain El Glaoui Et-Hami in the late 19th century, this UNESCO heritage site still holds historical significance for the Glaoui family. As we journey through the Ounilla Valley to Kasbah Telouet, marvel at the stunning lunar-like landscape, contrasting with charming Berber villages and the mighty Atlas Mountains. Our explorations take us to the Kasbah Telouet, a site that once thrived as a hub for trading caravans under the rule of T-Hami El Glaoui’s ancestors in the 19th century. Finally, we traverse the majestic Tizi n’Tichka Pass, boasting scenic vistas of the High Atlas Mountains, before arriving at your Marrakech accommodation, concluding our unforgettable journey. Join us for an enchanting 4-day adventure, delving into the wonders of Morocco’s diverse landscapes and rich cultural heritage.
The fee includes the following for the whole tour:
Where appropriate, the fee also includes:
During the tour, you will need to pay for Lunches. Drinks. Tips.
We are flexible and all the tours can be modified to suit your specific needs and interests. If you have a different route in mind please let us know and we will offer a tour tailored to your specific requirements.
Please contact us by e-mail or telephone as detailed on the page. We will then be able to discuss and agree on an itinerary that suits you. When you wish to confirm the booking a 20% deposit will be required at least two weeks before the start of your tour.