Marrakech to Zagora desert (8 days 7 nights).
Day 1: Arrival to Marrakech airport. Dinner and night stay at a hotel or at the Riad in Marrakech.
Day 2: Marrakech– Telouet- Ouarzazate (200 km)
As soon as you take your breakfast, we will cross the mountains of the High Atlas through Tichka col (2260 m) towards Telouet. Visit the Glaoui’s Kasbah at Telouet. From there, you drive on more twisty and narrow mountain roads with a sprinkled landscape of Berber villages and Kasbahs. The lunch break is half the way. Drive on to the South by the Kasbah of “Ait Ben Haddou”, the majestic and beautiful Kasbah and also protected as a world cultural heritage by UNESCO. After a 30 km to the East, you will find the city of film productions: Ouarzazate. Dinner and night stay at the hotel.
Day 3: Ouarzazate – El Kelaa – Boulmane (190 km)
Starting across the road of a thousand Kasbahs, crossing the city of roses El Kelaa, a fifteen-kilometer distance offers the possibility to meet the nomads in the mountains of the local regions. Then continue the visit to the Canyons of Dades passing by the famous Valley of Dades. A relaxing walk before returning to Boulmane. Dinner and night stay in the hotel.
Day 4: Boulmane – Tinghir – Erfoud – Merzouga (260 km)
Departure from Boulmane towards the Canyons of Toudra with a great view of the Ksours and gardens that dominate the place. Right after lunch, continue to Tinjdad and its most popular places (Ksars, museums…). On to the city of fossils Erfoud. Finally, ride camels to the rhythm of sunset in the dunes of Merzouga.
Dinner and night stay at the bivouac in a nomadic tent (or Gite) granting a direct view to the sky and its stars.
Day 5: Merzouga – Rissani – Tazarine – Zagora (270 km)
From Merzouga we set off to Rissani, city of the Alawite dynasty, where the King of the Morocco descending from Messenger Muhammad’s family lay in his grave. Next, hit the road to Tazarine and on to Zagora through huge villages, oases and nomads.
Dinner and night stay in a nomad camp on the sand in the desert.
Day 6: Zagora – Tinfout – Ouarzazate (210 km)
After breakfast, you will go on a trip in the desert till Tinfout dunes which is surrounded by high desert mountains. Then, make the return taking another path through Tamegroute and its library containing ancient works and potters operating on-site. After lunch, go to the Valley of Draa and Agdz. Finally you will end your day climbing mountains with arid geological formations and the saturated rocks tinted in different colors and impressive by their spectacular shapes. Later, you end up in Ouarzazate without even noticing. Dinner and night stay in a hotel.
DAY 7: Ouarzazate (Ait Ben Haddou) – Marrakech:
Starting from Ouarzazate to Marrakech (4 hours of travel on average) through the Col Tichka and the Haouz plains. Night stay in a hotel in Marrakech.
Day 8: return flight:
Breakfast before the transfer to Marrakech airport (RAK) or a possibility of stay extension.
End of the tour.