|Meeting point||Hotel, Riad, Airport, or wherever you want.|
|Departure time||7: 30-8: 00 AM|
|Night in Ouarzazate (Breakfast & Dinner)|
In the morning after breakfast depart to Merzouga via Ifran Moroccan Swiss-style town and cedar forests where we will stop for a while to see the monkeys climbing the trees. Then lunch is in Midelt, “the apple capital”, at the foot of the Ayachi Mountain. We continue over the Tizi-n-Talent pass and through the Ziz Valley, which is particularly well-known for its palm trees and the length of the oasis. All along the road, there are innumerable “ksars”, small villages of individual houses. From here we reach Er Rachidia and then Erfoud, famous for its date festival and fossils. Arrive in Merzouga where we can see Morocco’s unique dunes, the rest of the day will be dedicated to appreciate the evening change over the dunes. Night in the Desert Hotel/riad.
After breakfast we head to Khamlia village to enjoy live Gnawa music, continue through an off-track road to have a tour of the sand dunes then stop to have tea with nomads in Berber tents, you will discover a new sense of life from there and also enjoy a Berber pizza for lunch. Back to the hotel to relax before starting your camel trip into the middle of the dunes in order to see the sunset, then after you will arrive at the camp and spend the night in a nomadic tent.
Wake up early to see the spectacular sunrise, where the color of the dunes and the play of shadows are an awesome sight. Arriving at the hotel/riad to have breakfast and a shower. We will continue to Ouarzazate via Rissani and stop in Erfoud: famous for its fossilized marbles, where you will visit the workshop production of marble fossils. Continue to the Todra Gorges which is an ideal place for walking and exploring on your own. Have lunch then drive through the Dades valley and the town of Roses, Kelaa Mgouna. We continue through the Road of a Thousand-Kasbahs passing the Skoura palm grove until we arrive in Ouarzazate named “Hollywood of Morocco” and check into the hotel/riad.
We head to Aït Benhaddou, a ‘fortified city’, situated along the former caravan route between the Sahara and Marrakech. It is situated on a hill along the Ouarzazate River and boasts some beautiful examples of kasbahs, some of which remain inhabited. Granted UNESCO World Heritage listing, the site had been the setting for many films including Lawrence of Arabia and Gladiator. After stopping for lunch we then continue to Marrakech over the high Atlas mountains.