Description

“Before Marrakech, everything was black. This city taught me colour, and I embraced its light, its insolent mixes, and ardent inventions.”

Yves Saint Laurent

Yves Saint Laurent perfectly described Marrakech, one of the four imperial cities of Morocco. It’s impossible not to be fascinated by the blue of its sky, the pink of its city wall, the thousands of colors of its souks brimming with beautiful and unique handicrafts. Visiting its palaces, enjoying its museums, letting ourselves be overwhelmed by the daily evolution of Jemaa El Fna square (inserted in the UNESCO Lists of Intangible Cultural Heritage), getting lost in the medina’s narrow streets (UNESCO World Heritage Site)…it’s all something to do at least once in a lifetime.

Once the explosions of sounds and colors of this wonderful city are left behind, you can enjoy, even just for one night, the peace and tranquility of the desert: Merzouga awaits you.

From Marrakech, we’ll get to the High Atlas mountain range and after crossing the Tizi n’Tichka pass, we’ll go down towards Ouarzazate, traveling through The Road of a Thousand Kasbahs where we’ll stop to visit one of these unforgettable monuments. We’ll continue our journey crossing the small town of Kelaât M’Gouna, famous for its massive cultivations of roses (between the end of April and the beginning of May the town hosts the annual Rose Festival). After spending the night in the area of the Dadès Gorges, the trip will pick up again towards Merzouga, with a stopover along the scenic Todgha Gorges.

After the trip surrounded by an extraordinary landscape of kasbahs, ksars, villages of mud and straw huts, red mountains, we’ll reach Merzouga, a small town on the edge of Erg Chebbi, a stretch of high dunes where you’ll finally meet the sand of the Sahara desert, on the edge of which, we’ll leave the car to reach by dromedary riding the campsite where you’ll spend the night, after relishing the sunset on the desert.

The following day the journey will take us back to Marrakech through the valley of the Draa and again the Atlas mountain range.

The way back can also go through Fez, by crossing the Middle Atlas mountain range, where beautiful cedar forests alternate with areas of scarce vegetation, creating evocative landscapes We’ll cross various villages and small towns, and we’ll stop to visit a few, according to your wishes and interests.

The Tour Includes

  • Private transportation by 4WD or minivan

  • Pick up at the hotel, riad, airport, or as agreed upon

  • Multilingual driver

  • A night in hotel or riad.

  • A night at the campsite

  • Dinners

The Tour Does Not Include

  • Arrival and Departure flights

  • Lunches

  • Monuments’ Entry Tickets

  • Tips and personal expenses

Write and tell us what you have in mind, we will suggest the perfect itinerary for you based on the dates of your trip!