After arrival at Menara airport, our driver-guide will pick you up with our 4×4 to your hotel or riad.
Day 2: Marrakech – Telouate – Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou – Ouarzazate
Today, your “10 Days Chegaga and Taroudant desert tour” begins from Marrakech to Ouarzazate through the High Atlas Mountains and Tizi n’Tichka pass (2260m), We’ll get to Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, where stands the famous Kasbah, built by the last Berber chief El Glaoui in the 19th century. Kasbah is recognized as a UNESCO heritage site, and where were turned many films such: the Momy, Kondon and Alexander, Gladiator, Lawrence of Arabia… Lunch will be at a local restaurant. Then we continue to Ouarzazate, “the Africa Hollywood”, where you have the opportunity to visit and see many props used in movies. Then, you will visit Taourirt Kasbah and souk of epics. The dinner and accommodation will be in a Riad.
Day 3: Ouarzazate – Rose Valley – Dades Gorge – Gorges Todra
After breakfast, you will leave Ouarzazate, to the desert passing by Sekoura Oasis where we will visit Amredil Kasbah, then the valley of the pinks and the road of the miles Kasbahs in Kalaat M’gouna, the famous city for its annual festival of the pinks (see a gum of natural products extracted from the pinks). Then, to continue to Dadès Gorges, it’s one of the most beautiful oases in Morocco. Lunch will be at a local restaurant. After you go to Todra Gorges in Tinghir (you may take a walk in the gorges bordered by high cliffs). In the afternoon, you will have free time to have a walk along the river to discover nature and the Berber village. Dinner and overnight will be at a local hotel.
10 Days Chegaga and Taroudant desert tou
Day 4: Todra Gorge – Alnif – Tazzarine – Daraa Valley – Zagora
After breakfast, you will depart to Zagora via Alnif crossing the Tizi N’tfarkhine pass. You arrive in Tazarine and from there, you will penetrate Daraa Valley. Lunch will be in a restaurant in the middle of the palm grove. Then, we continue to Zagora. In the valley, you may have a walk in the middle of the oasis. The night will be in a Riad in Zagora.
Day 5: Zagora -Tamagroute – Mhamid – Chagaga
After breakfast, you will leave for the Chegaga desert passing through Tamagroute; an underground village. It’s known for its traditional pottery and the magnificent library created in the 17th century where preserved manuscripts of the Koran are illuminated, written on gazelle skin, and also books of history and medicine. Then, we continue to Mhamid, the door of the desert crossing Daraa oasis passing through Kasbah and Berber village, until you reach Chegaga. After a rest, you will go on a camel trek to spend the night under a nomad tent in the middle of Chegaga dunes.
Day 6: Chegaga – Iriki Lake – Taznakhet – TAROUDANT
This morning, you will cross the black desert to the dried lake Irikki. Then, you continue to Taznakht. Our trip continues with stops in panoramic views to take pictures of Kasbah’s Berber villages to Taroudant. We will have a visit to the Saffron capital Taliouine where we will see a women’s cooperative for saffron production. Late afternoon, you will arrive at Taroudant where you will spend the night in a hotel.
Day 7: TAROUDANT – AGADIR – ESSAOUIRA
Today, after a small visit to Taroudant, you will go to Agadir to enjoy its beach and Agadir Oufla castle. Lunch will be in a restaurant. Then we continue our private tour to Essaouira by the coastal road. Dinner and accommodation will be in the local Riad.
Day 8: ESSAOUIRA – MARRAKECH
Today, you will visit the fishing port of Essaouira, a site inscribed as a world heritage by UNESCO. You will also visit the Jewish quarter El Mellah, the Skala, and the picturesque souks of the city. Lunch will be at a local restaurant. After that, we will go to Marrakech. The night will be in a Riad in the old medina.
DAY 9: MARRAKECH (city tour)
After breakfast, you will have a City tour of Marrakech with an English-speaking guide. You will visit the historic Menara: a magnificent pool surrounded by flower beds, which reflects the image of a beautiful Moorish edifice, the tour features several notorious monuments, including the mind relaxing Majorelle gardens and the Koutoubia Minaret (identical to the la Giralda tower in Sevilla, Spain), and the Saadian tombs, which represent Moorish architecture at its finest. The tombs, which include several sixteenth-century mausoleums, lay undiscovered behind walls until 1917, this tour also will include a walk in the alley of the different parts of the Souk-Market. You may conclude your day with a drink at sunset, overlooking the bustling Jamaa El Fna square. The night will be at your Riad.
DAY 10: MARRAKECH
Transfer to Menara airport to go back home.
– Free Airport pick up to your hotel
– Luxury 4×4 with luxury interior
– Several Languages speaking drive/guide
– Accommodation in Ouarzazate including “Bed, Breakfast”
– 1 night in Luxury Desert Camp
– Ait Benhaddou Guided visit
– Free Airport transfer “Only if your departure is the next day after the trip”
– Midday food
– Tickets fees for paid places
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