The Sahara can be an inspirational experience at night, with the air being crisp, clean and clear, the stars being so close you can almost touch them and a silence that is deafening..
A trip in Moroccan Sahara desert is definitely an experience everyone should have at least once in their lifetime. It is a journey well worth the effort and you will have fond memories to last you forever.
Beginning altitude: 631 m / 2070 ft
Maximum altitude: 2660 m/ 8727,034 ft
Overall trek difficulty: Medium
Period : Sep to May
Morocco Desert Discovery Tour gives you the chance to see the real desert of Erg Chebbi . Enjoy camel ride and experience desert camp in Sahara desert.
Day 1: Marrakech – Tichka pass 2660– Ait Ben Haddou Visit – Roses Valley – Dades Gorges
First we cross the spectacular Tizi n’Tichka Pass of the High Atlas Mountains where you pass in the highest pass in Morocco at 2260m altitude. We will visit kasbah of Ait benhaddou which is one of the oldest fortress in Morocco. Here also many movies were filmed as : Gladiator,Kingdom of heaven,The Mummy,etc. Then we head towards the Dades valley through Ourzazatte,called as “the Hollywood of Africa” . We will stop by the Tawrirt kasbah , we may visit a cinema studio here. We will pass through Skoura and the Rose valley. Then we drive to our hotel in the Dades gorge where we stay overnight in a local hotel.
Day 2: Dades valley - Todgha gorge - Erfoud - Merzouga
The second day to the desert of Merzouga but first we will visit the Todgha gorge which is one the beautiful canyons in Morocco where you may hike in the gorge. Afterwards we drive through few Berber villages. We pass Erfoud and Rissani to reach Merzouga desert where we stay overnight in a traditional Berber tent in the middle of the sand dunes. You will experience camel trek in Sahara desert.
Day 3: Merzouga – Ouarzazate – Kasbah Ait Benhedou
After viewing the most beautiful sunrise and having breakfast at the camp site you will ride the camel's back to the Hotel. From there it will be a long day driving to Ait Ben Haddou. Ait Benhaddou is a small town with one of the best-preserved and most sought-after Kasbah's to visit in all of Morocco.
Day 4: Kasbah Ait Benhedou – Tichka pass – Marrakech
Drive back to Marrakech, again via Tichka pass. You will arrive in Marrakech early in the afternoon.
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