Marrakesh, Oasis, Sahara : one week 4WD tour

Steps : Marrakesh, Aït Ben Haddou, Zagora, Merzouga, Boulmane, Ouarzazate, Essaouira

Day 1 / Marrakesh

Arrival at Marrakesh Menara airport, transfer to the Marhbabikoum riad for the night.

Day 2 / Marrakesh

After breakfast, independent day in Marrakesh. Night in the ryad.

Day 3 / Marrakesh - Ait Ben Haddou (200 km)

After breakfast, beginning of the trip, with a 4X4 vehicle, going through the High Atlas mountains on one of the most beautiful roads of Morocco. Ounila valley (off road) Berber villages and beautiful landscapes until Ait Benhadou ksar (well-known for the numerous movies made in its surroundings). In the afternoon, possibility of walking from the guests house to Ait ben Haddou, through the valley (3 km) and come back. Diner and night in a guests house.

Day 4 / Ait Ben haddou - Zagora (170 km)

After breakfast, road towards the Draa Valley and its palmgroves going along river (possibility to stop for a walk within the valley along the Draa river). kasbahs and ksour are old berber clay villages and castles which you can visit. Once in Zagora, you can go until Tamegroute, small holly village with a coranic library, rural pottery village and mausoleum. Diner and night in a kasbah hotel.

Day 5 / Zagora - Merzouga sand dunes (300 km)

After breakfast, off road back through the draa valley to reach Tazzarine and Merzouga, going through huge desert and lunar landscapes. Leaving the vehicle, you camel ride for 1 and a half hour until the camp. Diner and night under tents.

Day 6 / Merzouga

After breakfast, whole day walk in the desert with a desert guide (including lunch) 6 hours walk with camels if ever you want to ride. Diner and night under tents.

Day 7 / Merzouga - Boumalen - Ouarzazate (300 km)

After breakfast, return towards Rissani and Erfoud to arrive, after 140 km of road, in the valley of Todgha, possibility of making the stroll in its palm grove and of appreciating the vertiginous cliffs and gorges, then continuation towards Boumalen Dades After lunch, departure for the discovery of the valley and the Gorges of Dadès, then crossing the roses valley and its main place Kalaa M' gouna, free lunch and continuation towards Ouarzazate by the palm grove of Skoura. Dinner and night in guests house. DAR AICHA

Day 8 / Ouarzazate - Marrakesh - Essaouira (370 km)

After breakfast, road back to Marrakesh, on the main road. independant lunch in Marrakesh. Road to Essaouira in the afternoon. Dinner and night in a guests house in Essaouira.

Day 9 / Essaouira - Marrakesh

Independant day in Essaouira. At 4.00 pm, road back to Marrakesh. Free dinner - Night in Marhbabikoum.

Day 10 / Departure day

Transfer to the airport.

 

 

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