Day 1: Marrakech – Ait Benhaddou – Dades gorges
Departure from Marrakech, Tizi-n-Tichka‚Äôs pass (2.260 mt) and road to Ait Benhaddou; berber villages on the way. Arrival to Ait Benhaddou and visit to the Kasbah. Lunch. Skoura‚Äôs palm trees valley via Ouarzazate to follow. Visit to the magnificent kasbah of Amridil. We will then head off towards the Roses‚Äô valley at its many berber villages. Dades gorges through Boumalne. Excursions to the gorges and meeting with local people and their herds. Overnight stay in hotel by the gorges of Dades.
Day 2: Dades gorges- Erfoud – Merzouga
After breakfast we will be departing for Todra‚Äôs gorges, one hour away on foot along Tinghir‚Äôs valley. We will be heading towards Merzouga through Tinjdad, Erfoud and its famous fossilized marbles. Rissani, the ancient capital of Tafilalet and Merzouga desert. Once we get at the feet of the dunes we will start our dromedary ride to reach the bivouac at the center of Erg Chebbi. We will then enjoy the sunset and mint tea sipping. Dinner and entertainment in the camp or under the starry night.
Day 3: Merzouga – Draa valley- Ouarzazate
Morning departure on 4X4 WD through Rissani (Alaouite dynasty cradle) and the immense Bougafer mountain. Lunch in N’Kob (first village on the way). Afternoon excursion on the one-thousand- kasbahs road (alongside the trail to enjoy the best part of Draa river valley). Arrival in Ouarzazate in the late evening. Dinner and overnight stay in hotel.
Day 4: Ouarzazate – Taourirt – Marrakech
Breakfast and departure for Ouarzazate: visit to the Kasbah of Taourirt and the cinema studios. Head off to the village of Merzgane and the village of Ighrem. Lunch break. Todarte and way back to Marrakech across Tizi-n-Tichka‚Äôs pass. Late evening arrival to Marrakech.