Desert and Beach

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 DAY 1: AIRPORT – MARRAKECH

Starts in the airport, then we will move to the chosen riad.

FREE DAY: you will start knowing this culture by visiting spectacular places such as the Menara gardens, take photos from the Koutubia mozque, distinctive place in Marrakech or be part of the atmosphere of the Jemaa el Fna Plaza, where you will find the snake charmer, the henna tattoos and plenty of activities. You will be able to experience the rich Moroccan cuisine or simply drink an orange juice. Discover why Marrakech is well known as the red city and why It’s atmosphere is unique. Lodging at the riad.

DAY 2: MARRAKECH – AIT BEN HADDOU – DADES VALLEY

You will be able to enjoy a typical Moroccan breakfast in which tea is always going to be by your side. We will load the baggage and cross the Alto Atlas which offers spectacular views. We will stop at Tizi N’Tichka which is the highest place in Morocco. You will visit the Argan oil company where the women will teach you it’s process and explain it’s benefits.

We will move to Ait Ben Haddou to visit the Kasbah that has been declared as Cultural Heritage of Humanity by the UNESCO, and which has been used as stage in several movies such as Gladiator, Babel, etc. We will have meal and then continue moving to Ouarzazate, great deserts gate. We will also visit the famous film studios in which other Hollywood movies have been filmed.  We’ll continue moving to the rose’s valley through the great palmeral of Skoura and Boulmane. Dinner and lodgment at the hotel.

DAY 3: DADES VALLEY – TODRA'S GORGES – MERZOUGA DUNES
After breakfast, we’ll take a path that will take us to watch the Dades Valley from a very impressive viewpoint in the mountain through a highway full of beautiful kasbahs, after several stops we will get to the Todra's Gorges with its walls that are over 200 meters tall and have plenty beauty, it is Paradise for climbers.

Lunch at the place, and we’ll move to the desert until we get to the impressive Merzouga Dunes where people will receive us with its typical hospitality sign: tea, while we rest a little bit. We will leave our baggage at the Riad and leave in our dromedaries in a one hour and a half trip that will take us to the haimas camp. During the trip you’ll get to see one of nature most spectacular shows: sunset, eclipsed by the silhouettes of the dunes and dromedaries. Before we have dinner we’ll have tea and a peaceful relaxing moment. Have dinner and enjoy Bereber drum music next to a fire. We’ll spend the night at the haima, under a spectacular starry night.

DAY 4 : MERZOUGA – ERG CHEBBI – KHAMELIA – MERZOUGA

In the morning you will be able to experience another nature gift: sunrise. Back again in the dromedaries we will arrive to our hotel. Bath and breakfast. We will start our trip to surround the Erg Chebbi where from another spot you will be able to look again at the great dune which is over 250 meters high.

We will take a walk in the old Paris-Dakar track, with the mountains bordering Algeria. We will visit nomad families and then leave to Khamlia, inhabited by Mali people which will make you dance at the gnawa’s music rythm. And if you are hungry you will be able to enjoy an exquisite bereber pizza, tajin or a delicious salad. Back to the hotel. Free afternoon in which you can enjoy a romantic sunset. Dinner

DAY 5: MERZOUGA – RISSANI – DRAA'S VALLEY – OUARZAZATE

We’ll say goodbye to the desert after breakfast so now we can move to Rissani. Visit to the most important market at the south. We’ll continue our trip through arid and at the same time interesting pre desert landscapes until we get to Draa’s Valley where we’ll make several stops along the way to enjoy the magnificent view of the valley next to the river which has the same name and that is the largest river in Morocco and goes through all the country until it gets to Mauritania. We’ll keep moving to Ouarzazate, city known as desert’s gate and Morocco’s Hollywood, where you can visit, if you are intersted, the movie studios. Dinner and lodgment at the hotel.

DAY 6: OUARZAZATE – TELOUET – MARRAKECH – ESSOUIRA
After breakfast we’ll take a route full of the most diverse and beautiful Kasbahs. This route will take us to Telouet’s Kasbah, where we’ll stop to visit what was once the residence of “Pacha el Glaoui”. We’ll continue on the highway going through Tizi N Tichka’s port and Marrakech and get to the Atlantic shore where Essaouira is located. We’ll be left at the riad and have free time to watch the beautiful sunset, now walking next to the Atlantic Ocean and feeling this different kind of sand where we can also leave OUR FOOTPRINTS. A one life time experience. We’ll have the most fresh fish for dinner and take a walk through this colorful city. Lodgment at the Riad.

DAY 7: ESSOUIRA – MARRAKECH

Free time to continue our visit through the city called as “Atlantics Pearl”, one of the most beautiful shore cities of the Atlantic Ocean in Morocco, with its medina and blue and white colors, its huge beaches and walls of the ancient city of the Colonial Portugues.

In the afternoon we go back to Marrakech. Night at the riad.

DAY 8: MARRAKECH – AIRPORT
Move to the Airport of Marrakech and end of our service.