5 days from Marrakech to Nomadas and Valleys. Have you ever dreamt of exploring the vast and rugged landscapes of Morocco? Imagine traversing the rocky terrain on a camel’s back, trekking through the High Atlas Mountains, and camping under the starlit sky amidst the golden sand dunes. This dream can become a reality with a five-day journey from Marrakech to Nomadas and Valleys.
1st Day : Marrakech – High Atlas – Telouat Kasbah – Ait Ben Haddou – Ounila Valley – Ouarzazate
Pick up from your accommodation in Marrakech at 8.30 in the morning in a private 4×4 vehicle, and depart to Ouarzazate going through the High Atlas mountains. In our way, we´ll see Tizi Ntichka port,that. with 2.260m is the highest point in our country. We´ll enjoy beautiful landscapes from the viewpoints on the way and make some stops to take pictures of the berber villages. Then we´ll take a small road that goes to Telouat Kasbah. After visiting the kasbah you´ll have free time to enjoy a typical food in town.
In the afternoon we´ll continue through the Ounila valley, where you can see small berber villages and families that live in adobe houses lost in the mountains, to reach the ksar (fortified village) of Ait Ben Haddou where we will visit the famous Kasbah (declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986). Famous films have been shot in this spectacular stage, including Gladiator , Obelix, The Mummy, The Jewel of the Nile, Sahara with Penélope Cruz…etc. After visiting the kasbah we´ll go to Ouarzazate also known as “The gate of the desert”.Dinner at the hotel where we´ll spend the night.
2nd Day : Ouarzazate – Draa Valley – Merzouga Desert – Camel ride and night in the Berber tent
After breakfast we´ll depart towards the Draa Valley where you can see one of the longest rivers in Morocco. On the way we make some stops to take pictures and enjoy the view of the spectacular kasbahs and berber villages that dot the road as well as the beauties of the Draa valley.You´ll have some free time for lunch in Nkob or Alnif, and then, after two hours driving we´ll reach the wonderful Merzouga dunes. “Desert of powdery sand dunes”. We´ll change there our motorized transportation for one of animal traction to go inside the heart of the the desert. When we reach the camp, we accommodate in the tents, that are tents made of camel hair, just like the ones used by nomad families. Dinner and night in the berber tent under a beautiful starry sky.
3rd Day : Merzouga Desert – Nomads Families – Tisardmin Oasis – Khamlia Village – Erg Chebbi
Experience a complete desert day with a “date with the sunrise.” Wake up early in the middle of the desert to witness the most spectacular sunrise from the top of a dune near the camp. Afterward, return to Merzouga on camels for a hearty breakfast. Skirt Erg Chebbi, a vast sandy desert that includes Morocco’s Big Dune, which rises over 250 meters high. Travel along the former “Paris-Dakar” road that ends in the Agelia mountains. Stop at Tissardmin oasis to see fossil quarries and observe nomad settlements. Take a break at a viewpoint to admire the entire Erg Chebbi before visiting Kamilia Village for tea and a Gnawa spiritual music concert. Transfer to your accommodation and enjoy a free afternoon to explore the town or the nearby dunes to see the sunset. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
4th Day : Merzouga Desert – Rissani Market – Erfoud Fossil’s – Todra Gorges – Dadés Valley
Leave the desert after breakfast to visit Rissani market (Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays) and Erfoud’s fossilized marble factories. Continue to Touroug and Tinjdad palm groves before arriving at Todra Gorges, a popular destination for climbers. Enjoy lunch and take a short walk to appreciate the scenic landscape. In the afternoon, head to the Dadès valley via Boumalne Dadés, stopping at “monkey legs.” Dinner and stay overnight at Dadès gorges.
5th Day : Dadés Gorges – Roses Valley – Palm Groves of Skoura – High Atlas – Marrakech
Enjoy breakfast, soak in stunning views of Dadès valley from a strategic lookout in the mountains. Admire kasbahs along the tourist road, including the Roses Valley and Skoura palm grove. Visit the Kasbah of Taourirt in Ouarzazate, once the residence of Marrakech pasha, and optional cinema studio and museum tour. Lunch in town, then return to Marrakech via Tizi Ntichka mountain pass with photo stops.
Reach the city by 6 pm and end of services.