Take a little extra time and really sink your teeth into life in the south of Morocco. Visit the Sahara Desert without the long drive back to Marrakech. Stop in Ait Ben Haddou for the night and spend a little more time exploring on the way back from your Sahara desert experience.
Start this spectacular journey by entering the High Atlas Mountains outside Marrakech.
Climb higher and higher to reach Tizi n’ Tichka Pass, the highest in North Africa at 2,260 m.
The landscape unfolds before you and offers new and breathtaking vistas at every turn in the road.
Next you will visit Ouarzazate, the movie capital of Morocco, before continuing and then on to Dades Gorge, one of the hidden gems of Morocco with its steep mountain slopes and amazing rock formations.
Relax and enjoy dinner included with your stay.
Depart from Dades Gorge after breakfast for a short drive to the Todgha Gorge. Cut through the mountain by a river over thousands of years of persistence, you will walk along the gorge basin, and hopefully spot some rock climbers. The rock face jutts out of the basin at a 300m vertical! From here you will go to Erfoud, home to some of the world’s oldest fossils and the date capital of Morocco. Enjoy some of the freshest dates plucked from the date palms you have seen along your way. After a tea break it is time to board your camels and head into the desert for a night in the camp. Enjoy the undulating dunes on the leisurely ride on your dromedary. Once you are in camp, you will have a chance to climb the nearest dune and enjoy the views all the way to distant Algeria. Watch the sun set and view the vast desert sky as you settle in to dinner prepared by nomads, before falling into a deep sleep in the total and complete silence of the desert.
You’ll stop at Ksar Ait Ben Haddou for lunch where you are free to explore the Kasbah. Still the home to five Berber families, it has been the star of many modern movies and TV shows including Game of Thrones and Lawrence of Arabia.
The Price Includes:
- 3 nights accommodations in double / twin rooms;
- 3 breakfasts;
- 3 dinners;
- Clean and comfortable air conditioned vehicle;
- English Speaking driver/guide;
- Camel Trek;
- Admission to all monuments along the way.