At over 9,000,000 square kilometres (3,500,000 square miles), it covers much of northern Africa; an area stretching from the Red Sea, including parts of the Mediterranean coasts, to the outskirts of the Atlantic Ocean. It is almost as large as the continental United States, and is larger than Australia.
Arrival at Marrakech
Transfer to your Hotel/Riad, after you will be met by your city guide who will show you the sights of Marrakech allowing a chance for you to explore the markets, souks, palaces and many more places.
Marrakech – Ouarzazat
Departure early morning by bus to Ouarzazat, the door of the deep south, crossing the mountains of the High Atlas via Tizi n’ Tichka Pass, 2260m altitude. Here you will have the opportunity to have a photo break, taking in the stunning view of this Pass. Here you will have a walk around the traditional Berber Villages allowing an insight into the Berber way of life.
You will continue to Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, whereby you will take lunch after this visit then straight onto Ouarzazat where you will stay one night in your hotel.
Quarzazate – Zagora
After breakfast, we will head in the direction of Zagora, passing throught the Draa Valley, the biggest ‘dry’ river in Morocco. You will pass by many beautiful Kasbahs and Berber Villages along the way, again always having the opportunity to stop for photos breaks.Lunch will be in Agdiz where you will have another walk around a large Palmery. You will then drive onwards to Zagora where you will have the option to either stay in a Hotel or ride a camel into the desert and camp in Berber Tents.
Zagora – Merzouga
Early morning depature, heading towards to Merzouga. Taking a different route you will pass through many desert towns all the way to Merzouga. Lunch will be had in Tazarine or Alnif in a restaurant.You will pass through Arfoud city (famous for its glorious fossils) then Tafilelt city, famous for its Palaces and onwards to Merzouga. Here you will find your camels waiting, ready to ride into the awesome Sahara dunes where you will spend the night in a traditional Berber Tent with entertainment in the evening.
Merzoga – Dades Gorge
After waking early to catch the beautiful sunrise, you will take breakfast back at the hotel and depart to Dades Gorge. You will pass back through the previous cities and take the high road up towards Todgha Gorge. Here you will have a break and take a walk through this stunning canyon, having a chance to take pictures and stretch your legs. Here you will most likely find the traditional Nomadic tribesman scattered in Ait Atta, on the mountain side.
Lunch will be taken in Todgha Gorge then the last stretch of the journey will be on to Dades Gorge where you will stay in a hotel.
Dades Gorge to Marrakech
Departing after breakfast we will trace our steps back to Marrakech. Along the way you will pass through Dades Valley fortified villages along the valley floor, passing between the High Atlas and Anti Atlas Mountains. Lunch will be taken in Ouarzazate, and then back to Marrakech via Tizi n Tichka Pass. Night in Marrakech.
Transport from and back to Marrakech, guide, accommodation, breakfast and dinner and camel hire.
Flights, beverages, tickets, tips and personal expenses and walking equipment (available to hire upon request).
The price will vary according to whether it is high season or low season, the number of participants, the age of participants, special offers, changes to the length of the trek and changes to the length of transportation.
Please contact us for further information on up and coming departures.