Marrakech- Tizi n Tichka – Ait Ben Haddou – Ouarzazates
Private vacation tour starts with a pick up at your riad/ hotel in Marrakech. Head over the High Atlas Mountains through the Tizi n Tichka Pass. Enjoy coffee, fresh-squeezed orange juice and spectacular landscapes. Continue on a side road to the Berber village of Telouet. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage site Ait Ben Haddou, a village of Berber Kasbahs that has been used as a setting for more than 20 films. It was a fortress on the old Salt Road where caravans brought slaves, gold, ivory and salt from Saharan Africa to Marrakech and beyond. Spend the night in Ait Ben Haddou or continue on to the pre-Sahara city of Ouarzazate.
Ouarzazate – Skoura – M’Gouna – Dades After breakfast, head toward Dades Valley, passing the palms of Skoura. Visit the ancient Kasbah de Skoura in the Rose Valley. You will see many Berber villages, a riverside oasis and the barren red rock formations known as kasbahs, which are fortified dwellings where many families and their livestock live. Stay in a Dades Gorge hotel. If time permits, walk through the gorge cut.
Dades – Toudra Gorge – Tinjdad – Touroug – Erfoud – Merzouga After breakfast, head toward the desert of Erg Chebbi and detour toward one of the most beautiful landscapes in Morocco, the impressive, colourful Todra Gorge. The narrow valley is lined with palms. Continue toward Merzouga through the city of Fossil Erfoud and the Tafilalet/Rissani town, a former capital on the caravan trade routes. Spend the night at a charming desert hotel, where you can enjoy the swimming pool.
Merzouga – Rissani – Alnif – Tazarine – Nkob – Draa Valley – Agdez Depart toward the huge palm grove of Tafilalet, passing Rissani (the Alaouite Dynasty and the capital city of ancient Alaouite Sultans). Head to Alnif for lunch. In the afternoon, continue to Tazarine, Nkob and Tansihkt, as we head through the peaceful Draa Valley with its stately palm trees. Continue toward Agdez for dinner and night in a hotel.