Atlas and sahara Combined Trip of 3 Days

Atlas and sahara Combined Trip of 3 Days  This is the Perfect Express Combination of a day walk in the Atlas Mountains followed by an overnight camping in the Oasis of Nakhla ( Draa valley) ; Great introduction to the sahara Desert of Morocco Day 2 Marrakech -Ait Ben Haddou -skoura oases – Megouna- Dades We pick you up from the your Riad or Hotel and leave Marrakech to begin our tour in the Dades Valley. We pass through Tizi-n-Tishka in the high Atlas Mountains where we pause to appreciate the mountain views. We visit the Ait Ben Haddou village which is recognized by UNESCO as a world patrimony. It is famous as a backdrop for many films, including ‘Lawrence of Arabia’, ‘Gladiator’ and ‘Alexander’. We take lunch here before continuing on our way enjoying the natural beauty of the landscapes and historical monuments such as Taourirt Kasbah in Ouarzazate and Roses Valley, which is renowned for the Festival of Roses. We also pass through the little Berber villages of Skoura and ‘El Kelaa des M’Gouna’ and ‘Boumalene Dades’. The latter is our final stop for the day. We shall stay overnight in a hotel which includes dinner and breakfast. Day Read more

Atlas Mountains, Gorges & Sahara Desert 5 Days – 4×4 TOUR

Atlas Mountains, Gorges &  Sahara Desert 5 Days –  4×4 TOUR This a Fantastic  five-day round-trip from Marrakech with overnight stays in kasbah guest-houses and the berbers  sahara camp at the Great Dunes of Erg Chigaga. Outside of summer months an additional night may be spent in the desert Tour itinerary : Day 1 / From Marrakech to Dades Valley: Leave the busy city of  Marrakech after an early breakfast. Drive from Marrakech to Dades Valley. Traverse the High Atlas mountains via the highest main road Tichka pass in Morocco, at 2260m altitude, offering stunning views and exhilarating driving. The route passes lush valleys & traditional adobe Berber villages by the road-side. North-east of Ouarzazate start to follow the Dades River, which charts the self-titled “route of a thousand kasbahs”. North of Boumalne Dades, the Dades River winds its way through a lush valley, dotted with ruined kasbahs on vantage points and surrounded by the most unusual rock formations and cliffs. The valley becomes ever narrower until the river carves through the spectacular gap of the Dades Gorge. Overnight in a traditional guest-house in the Valley. Day 2 / Zagora & Draa Valley: Drive Dades Valley to Zagora, via the Todra Read more

Kasbahs and Ksars of the south

Trip Itinerary: Tizi n’Tichka pass & Telouet valley : After a dramatic drive through the stunning High Atlas Mountains and over the Tizi n’Tichka Pass (2,260m) our first sightseeing of the day is at Telouet, a village on the ‘Route of the Caravans’ from the Sahara over the Atlas Mountains to Marrakech. Telouet has one of the most spectacular Kasbahs in the Atlas, which was once the palatial residence and headquarters of the powerful Glaoui tribe. Ksar of Ait Benhaddou fortified village: Next, taking a little used back road we arrive at Ait Benhaddou. Inscribed by UNESCO in 1987 as a ‘World Heritage Site’, the ancient village of Ait Benhaddou is a striking example of the architecture of southern Morocco. The Ksar, a group of earthen buildings surrounded by high walls, is a traditional pre-Saharan habitat. The houses crowd together within the defensive walls, which are reinforced by corner towers. After a guided tour of the ancient settlement be sure to walk up to the high point on the hill above the Ksar for particularly fine views. Pacha Taourirt Kasbah: Your final stop is in Ouarzazate to visit Taourirt Kasbah, a former Glaoui palace and the main attraction of the Read more