This is a 3 day/ 2 night private tour, allowing you travel at your own pace, stopping as you wish, to discover Morocco. This desert excursion starts and ends in Marrakech.
Day 1: Marrakech – Ouarzazate – Ait Ben Haddou Amrydil – Dades (314 KM)
Depart Marrakech and travel over the Tizi n’Tichka Pass while enjoying superb views of the High Atlas Mountains and Berber villages. Stop for lunch and tour the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Aït Benhaddou, that is situated on a hill along the Ouarzazate River. This beautiful example of southern Moroccan architecture has been used as a backdrop for over 20 films, including Lawrence of Arabia, Jewel of the Nile, The Mummy, and Gladiator. You will continue towards the El Kelaa M’gouna (Valley of the Roses), and the Dadès Valley (Valley of One Thousand Kasbahs). Stay overnight in a hotel right by the Dadès Gorge and enjoy the evening with a Moroccan dinner. Your choice of a 4 star hotel or a 2 star hotel.
Day 2: Dades – Todra Gorge – Erfoud – Merzouga (275 KM)
After breakfast, you will depart for Todra Gorge. Its 20 m/66 ft wide entrance, bubbling clear stream and its 304 m/1000 ft high rock walls stretch 99 m/325 ft back on either side and is the most stunning part of the canyon. The narrow valley is lined with palm groves and nomad families tending sheep and goats on the rocks. You might even spot amazing birds, including eagles that nest in the Todra Gorge. You will have lunch in the gorge and travel further into the desert, to the tiny village of Merzouga, where you will camel trek to the beautiful Erg Chebbi Dunes. You will spend the evening in a bivouac (camp) or a desert hotel. Enjoy a Moroccan dinner and sleep in a traditional nomad camel hair tent .
Day 3:Merzouga – Alnif – Agdez – Ouarzazate - Marrakech (564 KM)
Wake up to a spectacular sunrise in the desert and enjoy breakfast. Bivouac trekkers will return by camel and continue to Ouarzazate and back over the high Atlas Mountains. Arrive in Marrakech early in the evening.