Day 1: Marrakech – Telouet – Ait Benhaddou – Ouarzazate
Your driver will pick you up at 9.00 am at your accommodation in Marrakech. You will cross the high atlas with some nice stop in berber villages, visit the Kasbah of Telouet and have lunch there. After lunch departure to Ait Benhaddou via the old caravan off road. A 16th century UNESCO site, Ait Benhaddou is one of the best preserved and most spectacular kasbahs in Morocco. A famous site for Hollywood films, Ait Benhaddou was used for the blockbuster movie of 2000, Gladiator. See the sun set from the Kasbah. Overnight including half board at Ouarzazate.
Day 2: Ouarzazate – Rose valley – Dades – Todra – Tinerhir
After breakfast departure for the palm gardens of Skoura in the Dades valley, one of the most beautiful areas of Morocco. Off road through the rose valley, lunch break. In the afternoon continue to Todra Gorges. One hour of walking through spectacular landscape. Overnight including half board at Tinerhir.
Day 3: Tinerhir – Djebel Saghro – Draa Valley – Zagora – Mhamid
Today we take the off road via Djebel Saghro we continue through the valley of the Draa River with millions of palm trees and interessting old Kasbahs. stop in zagora for lunch The tour continues to the gorgeous village of Tamegrout where you will visit an ancient library with manuscripts of mathematics, theology, astrology, etc. You will also have the possibility to visit a local pottery factory and an underground Kasbah. Overnight incl. half board at Mhamid.
Day 4: Mhamid – Erg Lihoudi
After a rich breakfast you will enjoy an amazing tour in the village of Mhamid. we will stop for lunch. In the afternoon we will ride camel until we reach the Camp at Erg Lihoudi. Overnight including half board at Erg Lihoudi.
Day 5: Erg Lihoudi – Erg Chegaga
After a rich breakfast you will enjoy a camel ride followed by a lunch break in Mhamid. Around 3.00 pm you will get picked up by your driver and your journey will continue by 4×4 through the beautiful desert landscape to a sacred Oasis where we will enjoy a traditional “thé à la menthe”. This Oasis consists of a small group of palm trees around a source in the midst of the desert, where you can find running water throughout the whole year. In the afternoon we will travel a further 15 km till we reach the dunes of Erg Chegaga with its height of 300m and span of 40km. Enjoy the splendor of the sunset on the waves of the great sand dunes. Dinner, entertainment and overnight at Erg Chegaga.
Day 6: Erg Chegaga – Foum Zguid – Taznakht – Tisselday
Enjoy the beautiful sunrise up a sand dune! A once in a lifetime experience! After breakfast we will travel along the old Paris – Dakar road via the dry Lake of Iriqui towards Foum Zguid. Lunch will be served in the berber village of Taznakht. Overnight including half board at the beautiful Tisselday with an unforgettable view over the Atlas Mountains.
Day 7: Tisselday – Marrakech
After a nice breakfast on the sunny terrace of our Auberge, we will make our way back towards Marrakech by crossing the sceneries of the high Atlas Mountains at the pass of 2.260 m hight. We will be back in “The Red City” by early afternoon.