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MARRAKECH & MERZOUGA DESERT EXPERIENCE

Departure from Marrakech
MARRAKECH AIT BEN HADDOU OUARZAZATE GORGES OF DADES ERFOUD ERG CHEBBI MERZOUGA TAZARINE MARRAEKCH

4
DAYS
Tour
available all year
Duration
4 days, 3 nights
Treatment
Half board(Exept in Marrakech)

Each program can be modified according to your needs and deadlines.



1st day: Marrakech – Tizi n Tickha - Telouet Kasbah & Ounila Valley – Ouarzazate – Dades Valley, 270km

Half Board service. Starting in the direction of the Daes Valley through the highest pass in Morocco, the Tizi n'Tichka (2260 m). Visit the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, along the way. The Ksar is leaning against a pink sandstone hill, and is a UNESCO heritage site. Lunch in Ouarzazate. Afternoon drive to the Rose Valley and visit the extraordinary and very green palm plantation of Skoura and Kalee M'gouna (main village wher every year in May the famouse Festival of Roses is taking place). Skoura is a small and sleepy town surrounded by an impressive palm grove, created in the 12th century by Sultan Almohad. The plantations can be visited only on foot, by bike or by donkey, every palm grove is irrigated by khettara (underground pipes) and from wells dug at regular intervals. Amid the palms, figs and tamarisk; whose flowers are rich in tannin used for tanning leather; the Kasbah in ruins. Afternwards visit of the rochky landscape. Dinner and overnight in a typical Kasbah.



2nd day: Boumalne Dades – Toudra – Tinejdad - Tafilalt Valley - Merzouga desert, 200 km

Half board. You’ll leave the Atlas behind you and head towards the Tafilalt Valley, crossing several palm groves, once watered by ‘khettara’s, underground canals, which, still today, are visible. Stop in Tinjdad, where the “Oasis Museum” can be found. Continuation for the south; you’ll see the Ziz gorges, defined by two artificial doorways, surrounded by the Hassan Addakil dam and the Tunnel de Légionnaire built by French colonial troops in the 1930s. Arrival in Merzouga, the last oasis before the Erg Chebbi desert. Dinner and overnight stay in a typical basic desert camp with khaimas (typical tents). Possibility of staying in a desert camp superior (with toilets and shower inside of your tent) or luxury style.



3rd day: Merzouga – Tazzarine – Draa Valley - Zagora – Ouarzazate, 280 km

Half board. Leaving Merzouga, you’ll pass through the “oases’ track”, incredibly beautiful route which crosses palm groves, vegetable gardens and land villages. Passing the villages of Rissani and Alnif,  Slow Food ark of taste for the cumin, undisputed protagonist in the Moroccan kitchen; in the southeast of Morocco, 880 meters on the level of the sea, the country is set to the feet of the mountains of the oriental Anti-Atlas, above a lunar valley, with red and stony earth.
In the oasis wheat, dates palms, almond trees, orange trees, fig trees are cultivated but the most particular products of this sour territory are henna and cumin. Pursuance for Tazzarine, where anciently caravans from the Draa and Tafilalt Valley met. Arrival in Ouarzazate, supper and overnight stay in riad.

 



4th day: Ouarzazate – Ait Ben Haddou – Marrakech, 280 km

Breakfast.Early departure to pass the Tizi’n’Tichka col, already met during the first part of the trip. Visit of the well-known Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, not far from Ouarzazate, from which you’ll see the beauty of the whole valley. Arrival in Marrakech in the afternoon, end of services or optional transfers. 
Possibility of stay extension in Marrakech in riad or B&B.

 



TOUR STANDARD STYLE
Maroc-Experience selection on traditional structures and simple furnishings and services, respecting the right level of cleanliness and good and typical traditional cuisine (Guest House - Maison Traditionelle). Some of these structures have no heating in winter - Require specifically this feature during travel confirmation (in winter)



TOUR SUPERIOR STYLE
Maroc-Experience selection of charming structures. The superior label is not due to the stars category, but the authenticity of the places, often far away from mass tourism, particularly in a context of nature and relax. The structures can be riad / Kasbah / Desert Camp / Hotel / Maison Traditionelle; never standardized hotel chains, which support tourism that comes close to the customs of the country, or they may be structures Eco-Lodge, or the Maison Traditionelle to get in close contact with the families of the place and visited the various villages.
Their position is often "isolated" and particularly fascinating (for fans of the genre).



DESERT LUXURY CAMP
Within our circuits and "experience" give you the opportunity to choose, during a tour in the desert, between desert basic camp (WC / shower in common - with traditional Moroccan tents equipped with beds, blankets and sheets) and luxury desert camp, where the comforts and services in the desert are at high level. Large traditional tents with beds and blankets prestigious, toilet and hot shower inside your tent. Often luxury desert camp are in extraordinary locations where the silence of the desert reigns master.
Some of them do not serve alcohol with meals.

For information and program changes send an email to info@maroc-experience.it - marocexperiencetour@gmail.com or call us at +212 644 16 9314

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