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 and desert Experience of 4 Days

Atlas and desert Experience of 4 Days   1st Day: Marrakech – Ait Ben Haddou – Skoura – Dades Gorges Your Atlas and desert trips in Morocco will start and end in Marrakech where you will meet your driver/guide to drive south-eastwards via the fascinating landscapes of the Atlas Mountains ;Tizi-n-Tishka Pass ( 2260 m Altitude) where you will see Berber farmers working on their terraced farms, and herding sheep then to the impressive and well-known Kasbah AIT BEN HADDOU ( we stop for a visit) it’s a Berber castle where many movies have been shot such as : Lawrence of Arabia , Tea in The Sahara, Babel, The Mumy, Prince of Persia. After we continue our road through the African Hollywood & the grand-door of the Sahara: Ouarzazate then we carry on the Dades Valley through the Palmery of Skoura and the Roses Valley, check into the Hotel in Dades gorges. 2nd Day: Dades Gorges – Todra Gorges – Erfoud – Merzouga Erg Chebbi After breakfast we’ll drive up a bit further to the Dades gorges passing through a spectacular sight made of mountains formed like Monkey-Fingers then set off to see the panoramic view of Dades gorges road. 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