Marrakech Desert Tours 8 Days Via Erg Chebbi ending in Essaouira
Day 1: Marrakech « Arrival to Morocco »
Up arrival at Marrakech, our driver will transfer you to your hotel / Riad to take some rest. In the evening you will take with our driver, an orientation tour until coming at Djemaa El Fna where you will be amazed by the dancers, snake-charmers, and narrators. Dinner and overnight.
Day 2 : Marrakech – Ouarzazate – Gorges dades
after breakfast, we will go towards the High Atlas through the Tizi-n-Tichka pass, along a road that climbs from the plains up to 2260 m above sea level passing through small villages, small waterfalls, through the continuously changing landscape and colors of these beautiful mountains. We can to make a stop on the pass for a cup of refreshing mint tea and admire the scenery, we stop to visit Ouarzazate, including the Kasbah of Taourirt and the Atlas Studios movie studios, the largest and most famous of all Africa. After Lunch, we will go through the famous Valley of Roses and the Dades valley, reaching the Dades Gorge in time for sunset where we will stop in a very traditional and romantic hotel for Dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Gorges – Tinghir – Merzouga
In the morning, after breakfast, you can take a walk through the Dades Gorges, and then take the car to drive the road of the 1000 Kasbas, go through Tineghier village,and the Jewish Kasbah, arriving in the Todra Gorges in time for lunch, take a walk in the Gorges before taking the road to the Merzouga desert by way of Erfoud .we will, we reach to Merzouga in the afternoon, Dinner and overnight in traditional Kasbah in the Foot of the Dunes of Eng Chebbi .
Day 4: Merzouga tour
After breakfast and rest we will start A visit approximately half-day in the desert to see the different faces of desert, passing through small villages, where we will stop to listen to some Saharan Music in El Khamlia, the oasis ,you will have a small visit to Rissani the first capital of dynasty alouite, including some historical Kasbahs, and The famous Market ,you will have the opportunity to test the local food of the area the Pizza Berber, after we will Take The 4×4 towards the Desert , After rest a mint tea the guide and camels will be waiting to carry you across the sandy dunes of the erg-Chebbi,you will enjoy the beauty of the sunset on camel, after 2 hours you will reach to the desert camp to spend night in a Berber tent. At your desert shelter, your camels are hobbled and mint tea is served. After a wonderful dinner, watch the Stars & overnight in the Berber Tent.
Day 5 : Merzouga – Rissani – Ait Ben Haddou
In the morning you can get up early, take a walk over the sand dunes and watch the sunrise from just behind the Algerian border, which is about 50 km from Merzouga. We take camel back to the hotel. You will take a shower and breakfast and relax. We will depart trough Ouarzazate,. We will return to Ouarzazate by a different road that passes through the Nakob village and the Draa valley. We will then stop for tea and a visit to Agdz and after this, we will start off again for Ouarzazate, we will spend the night in a romantic and beautiful riad in Ouarzazate or Ait Benhaddou. Dinner and overnight.
Day 6: Ouarzazate – Essaouira
After breakfast we will visit the Kasbah Ait Benhaddou, the famous Kasbah, declared UNESCO World Heritage and which was the scene of films like The Gladiator, Babel, Lawrence of Arabia, The Legionary, The Sheltering Sky, and many others.then take the Tizi-n-Tichka road passing through small villages. We continue towards Essaouira. Dinner and overnight.
Day 7: Essaouira – Marrakech
In the morning after breakfast, we visit a cooperative of argan oil, we will start the visit of Essaouira, a relaxed town set two hours from Marrakech, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site – a protected city. The ramparts of Essaouria and the 16th-century walled city offer astonishing views of the Atlantic Ocean. A day trip to Essaouria – one of the most charming medinas in all of Morocco – gives you ample time to visit the important monuments, the old fish markets, and the seaport. You’ll also have a chance to watch silver craftsmen and woodcarvers at work. depart towards Marrakech, Dinner with spectacle in nice Restaurant & Overnight.
Day 8 : Marrakech ( guided Tour )
After breakfast, you will have full-day tour to visit Marrakech. The visit will include: the Menara gardens, a magnificent pool surrounded by flowers, the Koutoubia Minaret, the Saadian Tombs, the museum of Dar Si Said with the best display of Berber arts and crafts, and the Bahia Palace…lunch will be in local restaurant, after that we walk through the colorful Souks of Marrakech. Transfer to the Airport for the End of the Trip.