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6 Days - New Year's Trip in Morocco

Day 1 – Marrakech – High Atlas – Telouet villages – Kasbahs Ait Ben haddou

Departure in the morning from Marrakech, towards the Dades Gorges through a route known as “The route of the thousand kasbahs”. On the way we will cross the High Atlas Mountains, crossing the Tizi n’Tichka pass, the highest road point in the country (2260m), making our way through numerous Berber nomadic peoples that inhabit the mountains. Spectacular landscape that will take us to the town of Telouet, which gives its name to one of the most important kasbahs in the area, built to control the passage of commercial caravans to Marrakech and former residence of the family of the pasha el “Glaoui” (until 1956 ). Despite its apparent state of ruins, inside it houses a jewel of Moroccan architecture with a series of well-preserved rooms, made of cedar wood, marble and meticulously carved. Possibility of visiting its interior. We continue to the Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou, famous for being the scene of more than twenty films, such as “Babel”, “Gladiator”, “Lawrence of Arabia”… Free visit of this impressive fortified town, where you can wander around contemplating the many shops of crafts (painting with spices, jewelry, carpets) until reaching the granary that crowns the kasbah. Night and dinner in a hotel in  the kasbah of ait ben hadou .

Day 2 – kasbah Ait Benhaddou – Ouarzazate – Valley of Roses – Valley of Dades

After a good breakfast, departure to Ouarzazate, the Berber Hollywood (possibility to visit its film studios where many movies were filmed: Asterix and Obelix, Cleopatra, The Jewel of the Nile, The Mummy…) We will continue crossing the Valley of Rosas, to enter the Dades gorges, a valley that houses the highest concentration of kasbahs. We will cross its winding road, contemplating the varied and peculiar reddish landscape of the Atlas Mountains. Free time to walk through the gardens of the valley. Accommodation in the valley and dinner at the hotel.

Day 3 – Dades Gorges – Todra Gorges – Merzouga Erg Chebbi

After a good breakfast, we go to the Todra Gorges, north of Tinghir, where you can take a pleasant walk through its imposing canyon walls of more than 200 meters of altitude to the source of the Todra river. We continue towards the desert through the Tafilalet palm grove that leads us to the town of Erfoud, the old gate to the desert, today famous for working with the fossils that are extracted in this region. You will be able to receive a guided tour of the fossil cooperative to discover the secrets of the stone treaty from extraction to obtaining the product. At this point we leave behind the asphalt to take the dirt track along the 50 km that will lead us to our final destination: the Erg Chebbi dunes. Upon arrival at the hotel in the desert, our dromedaries await us to leave on a route of an hour and a half, making our way through the dunes, until we reach the heart of the desert to contemplate the beautiful sunset. Wrapped by the Great Dune, and enjoying the music of the drums, dinner and Moroccan tea, you will be able to contemplate the immense sky of stars and sleep in nomadic tents.

Day 4 – Merzouga – Erg Chebbi – Desert

We will wake up early in the morning, to be able to contemplate another great spectacle among the dunes of the Moroccan Sahara: the sunrise. After a hearty Moroccan breakfast, we will get into the 4×4 to begin our tour around the Erg Chebbi dunes, a region of the desert populated with sand. Among the numerous stops that await us, we will discover how and where the nomads of the area live and we will share tea with a family, wild oases in the middle of nowhere, spectacular landscapes, small towns and desert settlements, palm groves… An unavoidable stop on our way by the people of Khamelia, of people originating from black Africa. They will make us enjoy their traditional music, with a beautiful Gnawa music concert, while we savor a delicious tea. We close the circuit that surrounds the dunes, making a stop in the town of Hassi Lbied, to take a pleasant walk in the shade of the palm grove and orchard, which supply the population. In this space you can see a perfect example of irrigation through ditches and water conduction with the Khetarra system. Return to the hotel and free time… Dinner and accommodation

Day 5 – Merzouga – Rissani – Agdez

Breakfast and shower, and we continue our way to Rissani. Where we will walk through what is known as the most authentic and traditional souk in the area, and one of the largest in the south of the country, where all kinds of craft products, food and animals are traded. We continue towards Ouarzazate, taking another route that allows us to discover new landscapes. Through the desert road that crosses the towns of Alnif, Tazarine, Nkob, until reaching Agdz. Free time to visit the town, shop or stroll through the palm grove. Dinner and accommodation in hotel.

Day 6 – Agdez – Ouarzazate – Marrakech

After a good breakfast. We take the route through the beautiful Draa valley following the course of the river and its millions of palm trees until we reach Ouarzazate again. We will continue to Marrakech, returning again to the port of Tizi n’Tichka. Arrival in Marrakech, transfer to your hotel and end of our services.

It includes

  • Transfers to the airport in and out.
  • Accommodations in half board (dinner and breakfast) except in Marrakech (breakfast only).
  • 1 Night in haimas (Berber camp) in the middle of the desert, half board
  • Private vehicle with a Spanish-speaking driver throughout the tour.
  • Excursions through the desert in the dunes on the back of dromedaries.
  • A dromedary for each person.
  • Local guide in Marrakech

Does not include

  • International flights.
  • Marrakech dinners though we will help you find good restaurants.
  • Mid-day meals.
  • Drinks.
  • Tips.
  • Tickets to museums.

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