Oases & Mirages of South Morocco

 

Type: Adventure & culture

Duration: 8 days & 7 nights

 

Live this exciting adventure and feel the thrill of this fascinating part of Morocco, an everlasting experience of a lifetime. This is Morocco of the desert, mountains and astonishing passes of the High Atlas and the stunning valleys of Dades.

 

Day 1: Marrakech

On arrival at Marrakech airport, you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel for dinner and overnight in Marrakech.

 

Day 2: Marrakech - Ouarzazate - Todra

After breakfast, departure to Ouarzazate. A fabulous drive starting at the foot of the Atlas Mountains and climbing to 2269m above sea level to the Tichka Pass. Continue the beautiful drive through the road of the Kasbahs via the Dades Valley. This drive will take you further to the famous town of Tinghir with its dramatic mountain setting being at the center of one of the most attractive oases in southern Morocco. Continue your visit the Gorges of Todra, a gorgeous and stunning canyon carved out by the Todra and the Dades Rivers, a very spectacular sight. Dinner and overnight in Todra.   

 

Day 3: Todra - Erfoud - Merzouga

This Morning you will head to Erfoud the city of the sun in the heart of the desert. Travelling via beautiful Berber villages of the south and on to Merzouga, the World famous sub-Saharan town known for its large dunes formed by wind-blown sand. Dinner and overnight in Merzouga.

 

Day 4: Merzouga - Rissani oasis

Drive to Rissani, the closest town of significant size to the Erg Chebbi the largest sand desert in Morocco. The mausoleum of the founder of the Alaouite Dynasty of Morocco “Moulay Ali Cherif” is located on the southern part of town. Continue driving further to Khamlia then start preparation for the bivouac around 4 p.m followed by a 90 mn camel ride to enjoy and experience the magnificent sunset. Dinner and overnight in a desert camp.

 

Day 5: Zagora - Ouarzazate            

For early birds, you can go enjoy the sunrise and return in time for breakfast then hit the road to Ouarzazate enjoying the beauty of the valley of the roses along the way. Diner and overnight in Ouarzazate.

 

Day 6: Ouarzazate - Marrakech 

After breakfast, sightseeing in and around Ouarzazate, a city risen from the bowels of the earth, in the midst of the desert; it offers a breath-taking and an elusive and varied setting. Burning sand, snowy peaks, palm groves, verdant oases, lofty ksours, walled villages and sumptuous Kasbahs; is certainly the heavenly wonder of a town from another age. This is the cross roads of different cultures and artistic traditions and the starting point for the oases. It sits at the junction between the Draa valley which extends as far as Agadir and the Dades which cuts though the High Atlas and the Oued (river) Ziz which feeds the vast palm groves of Tafilalet. Thirty Km from town, the Kasbahs of Taourirt and Aït Ben Haddou are located; these two architectural marvels are dazzling and were used for the setting for films such as “Lawrence of Arabia” and “The Sheltering Sky”. The Kasbahs are enlisted by UNESCO as World heritage sites. Diner and overnight in Marrakech.

 

Day 7: Marrakech

The morning will be devoted to historical visits including: The Koutoubia Mosque, the Saadian Tombs, the Bahia Palace and much more. Afterwards you will discover the labyrinthine alleyways, secluded palaces, mosques and markets and end your visit at the World-famous city square of Jamaa El Fna which comes alive just before nightfall; during the afternoon hours it is predominantly occupied by orange juice stalls, fortune-tellers, acrobats, and snake charmers and as the day progresses into night the square becomes swarming with dancers, musicians, story tellers and it fills with dozens of food-stalls as the number of people on the square peaks. A very exciting atmosphere and an exotic spectacle, a must see for any visitor to Marrakech. Diner and overnight in Marrakech.

 

DAY 8: End of tour. After breakfast, transfer to the airport according to your flight schedule.

 

Price per person: Contact us. (Min. 4 pax).

 

Please get in touch with Morocco Incoming Services to book this exciting and memorable tour; we will make certain you are well served and satisfied to the maximum.

 

Note: Morocco Incoming Services takes into consideration your safety first; we only collaborate with experienced and knowledgeable drivers and we use top notch vehicles to drive our customers around and will guarantee you the skills and know-how of the best tour guides in any language.


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