5 Days. Departure from Marrakech

Discover the Kasbah of Morocco, from the most known to the less known, the more impressive to the more mysterious, inside and outside of this path.

 

 ITINERARY.

Day 1: Marrakech – Ait Ben Haddou – Telouet

Day 2: Ait Ben Haddou – Ouarzazate – Skoura – Dades Gorges

Day 3: Dades Gorges – Todra Gorges – Erfoud – Ksar Fida – Ksar Haroun

Day 4: Ksar Haroun – Rissani – Nekob – Ouarzazate

Day 5: Ouarzazate – Marrakech

THE PACKAGE.

INCLUDED

Staff
Driver-guide who speaks English

Transport
Private air-conditioned vehicle (type off-road, minivan or bus, depending on the number of participants) for all internal transfers as specified in the program
Transfers to and from airport/hotel with assistance in English

Visits
AIT BEN HADDOU: guided tour
TELOUET: guided tour
RISSANI: guided tour

Accomodation
AIT BEN HADDOU: 1 night half board in a hotel
GORGES OF DADES: 1 night half board in a hotel
KSAR HAROUN: 1 night half board in a hotel
OUARZAZATE: 1 night half board in a hotel

NOT INCLUDED

Flight
Travel Insurance
Entrances to museums and tourist sites
Lunches, drinks, tips, extras in hotel and personal expenses
All that is not included in “Services Included”

NOTE: during the transfers from one city to another and day trips, to rationalize the time, we will realize a quick lunch in small restaurants or sights (charged to the traveler; approximately 5-10€ per person).

TRAVEL PROGRAM

Day 1: Marrakech – Ait Ben Haddou – Telouet
Starting up early to the Great Atlas, where we will admire the landscape that changes colors with the rising of the sun, mountains, Berber villages, people who start to work… all this and much more, we will see during the trip through the mountain pass TiznTichka whose height reaches 2260 m. When we will arrive at the village of Tadart, we will take an ancient track used until a few years ago for the transport of salt and, from there we will reach the Kasbah of Telouet. During the guided tour, we will travel back in time and we will discover the history of the Kasbah and its pasha. Lunch break will be in one of the small restaurants in the same village with the idea to let you taste the specialties of the place-a delicious tajine with dried fruits. In the early afternoon, we will continue our journey to the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou where we will take a walk through this beautiful Kasbah and admire the architecture of its medina. We will end the day with a delicious dinner in the hotel where we will spend the night.

Day 2: Ait Ben Haddou – Ouarzazate – Skoura – Dades Gorges
The destination of the day will be Boulmane Dades. At first, we will stop in Ouarzazate, the city of the cinema and the Hollywood of Morocco, and then we will visit the Kasbah of Tifoultoute, which will add a magical touch to your travel. Then we will drive to Skoura, where we will visit its oasis and Kasbah, and then we will pass through the Valley of the Roses, to finally get to the Dades Gorges. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 3: Dades Gorges – Todra Gorges – Erfoud – Ksar Fida – Ksar Haroun
Our third day will begin with a visit to the Dades Gorges, a strategic place in the surrounding mountains, and with the visit of the Todra Gorges situated up to 300 meters. In ancient times, the river has carved its bed on the soft limestone surface, among the rocks, forming the vertical walls of these canyons considered a paradise for climbers. We will stop along the banks of the river, where for a few tens of meters you can enjoy the coolness of the place and take a walk. After the lunch stop in Touroug, we will continue in the direction of Erfoud, the city of fossils. Here we will stop to see the irrigation system that the locals use from the twelfth century to irrigate the oasis of Tafilalet region. In the same city, we will visit a manufacturing workshop for the manual processing of fossil stone, where you will get an idea of ​​the geological age of the area. Another 20 km and we will reach Rissani, the economic center of the ancient imperial city of Morocco, known for a donkeys market, its souks and various historical monuments that we will have the chance to see the next day. In the afternoon, we will arrive to Ksar Haroun, an ancient village made ​​in as a ksar, where we will spend the night in a hotel.

Day 4: Ksar Haroun – Rissani – Nekob – Ouarzazate
After a peaceful night, we will wake up early for breakfast and then go up to the dunes of Merzouga. There, you will admire the sunrise in the desert, take a relaxing walk barefoot in the sand, or in the famous oasis of Hassi Labied. We will say goodbye to the dunes and the desert and go back to Rissani to visit its Kasbah and continue until Alnif, Tazarin and Agdz where we will reach the Valley of the Draa. During the journey, we will stop several times to admire the landscape and take pictures. In the afternoon, we will arrive in Ouarzazate. Dinner and overnight stay in the hotel.

Day 5: Ouarzazate – Marrakech
In the morning, we will start our journey back to Marrakech. On the way to the High Atlas, we will also visit a cooperative of Argan to discover the process of production of this oil, which is an exclusive product of Morocco. In the afternoon, we will arrive in Marrakech. Transfer to your hotel.

NOTE: it is possible to make this journey from any point of arrival/departure.

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