THE BIG SOUTH
Day 1 : Marrakech – Tizi-n-Tichka – Ait Ben Haddou – Ouarzazate – Skoura – kelaa Mgouna – Boumalne – Dades Gorges
Early morning departure for the Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah through the Tizi-n-Tichka col (2260m) and the High Atlas Mountains. Arrival in Ait Ben Haddou, the most beautiful fortified villages of Morocco (Ranked by UNESCO as world heritage) setting for several films such as Lawrence of Arabia and Jewels of the Nile. We’ll enjoy lunch in the Hollywood of Morocco, Ouarzazate, before heading to Boumaine Dadès where we will sleep.
Day 2 : Dades Gorges– Boumlane – Tinghir – Toudra Gorges – Tinjdad – Touroug – Erfoud – Merzouga
After breakfast, return via the Dades Valley until Boumalne in order to continue in direction of Tinghir and the Toudra Gorges, walk in the Gorges and afterwards departure to join Erfoud by Tinjdad Palm grove (lunch on the spot) and the one of Touroug. Arfoud, Rissani and our final destination for the day, Merzouga. We’ll have time to relax in hotel And you can have Berbere Wisky before we begin our camel ride. We make our 1.5-hour breath taking and tranquil journey as the sun is setting across the desert. Once at the camp, we’ll enjoy traditional Moroccan cuisine while the nomads entertain us with their music by the fire.
Day 3: Merzouga – Erg Chebbi – Merzouga
After breakfast, you will make the large trip around the dunes passing: 2 oasis of MERZOUGA, the wandering deposit, the village of KHAMLIA (village of the Gnaoua) mines of MIFISS, the desert where you can meet Berber nomads, oasis TISSARDMINE, and return to the hotel. Change 4×4 for dromedaries to see the sunset and spend the night in the middle of the dunes. Dinner and night in the nomad camp under the stars.
Day 4 : Merzouga – Rissani – Alnif – Tazarine – Nkoub – Draa Valley – Agdez – Ouarzazate
Early morning departure to be on the dunes for the sunrise, return by dromedaries to the inn, after breakfast, start to the huge palm grove of Tafilalet through Rissani. Way towards Alnif (lunch on the spot), Tazarine Oasis, N’kob and the Draa Valley. Next, way to Ouarzazate via the small Berber village named Agdez and the mountains of the Anti-Atlas (1660m high). Dinner and night in the hotel.
Day 5 : Ouarzazate – Fint Oasis – Tifoultoute – Marrakech
After breakfast in our hotel, we head for a visit of Oasis Fint, the most beautiful oasis, where there is a spectacular view of the green gardens, palm trees and the dry rocky mountains. Before we drive back to Marrakech, we will visit the Kasbah of Tifoultout.