Marrakech to Desert 3 Day Trips

The stay in the southern Moroccan regions can be as varied as the desert itself. Full of thrills, this trip guarantees a lot of surprise as well as amazing discoveries.

hat to Expect

Day 1
Marrakech – Ait Ben Haddou – Ouarzazate – Skoura – Valley of Roses – Dades gorge

Pick up at your hotel/riad then we travel to the southern part of the High Atlas Mountains. Crossing a spectacular pass Of Tizi-n-Tishka(2260m alt).We will visit Ait ben-Haddou(world heritage site by UNESCO),the most famous berber village for making movies in Morocco(Lawrence of Arabia, Gladiators, Prince of Persia….) .The city of Ouarzazate is only 30 km from this ancient village where there is Taourirte Kasbah. We pass the beautiful oasis of Skoura to reach valley of roses, the only place in Morocco where we harvest Damascus rose of which we extract some products like rose water and rose oil best for skin treatment and anti-wrinkles. Next place will be Dades Valley or the valley of Thousand kasbahs has an amazing natural formation of the mountains and a variety of dry-fruit trees and fig trees. Up at the top of the river there is Dades gorges.

morocco-marrakech-valley-roses tinghir

Day 2
Dades gorge – Tinghir – Todra Vally – Erg Chebbi

Today we will leave Dades valley heading to visit the astonishing mountains in Toudra valley and have a little walk in Toudra gorges. Time for lunch then we head to the gate of the desert Arfoud or what the locals call the capital of fossils.You will have a chance to see how they polish the fossils and make some beautiful items out of rocks. These fossils are witnesses of an era of 5 hundred million years ago. Next place will be in Merzouga dunes where you can go for a camel ride and enjoy the sunset in the beautiful red dunes of Erg Chebbi.

Dades gorge dades

Day 3
Merzouga – Alnif – Draa Vally – Marrakech
Last day in this tour after your breakfast we travel back to Marrakech through Rissani oasis. We visit the mausoleum of Moulay Ali Cherif the founder of the actual Alaouite dynasty. It is started reigning over the country in the 17th century. We stop in the oasis of Tazarine or Alnif for lunch break. We also drive in deserted plateaus at the back side of the Anti-Atlas mountains To Agdez. From Agdez to Marrakech 260km it is going to be a nice drive in the small Atlas Mountains with its lunar sceneries all the way to Ouarzazate and after the high Atlas Mountains pass to finish the tour in the red city Marrakech.

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