Trip from Marrakech to Sahara Desert (Erg Chebbi)

Tripoto
17th Apr 2016
Day 1
Departure at 7:45 from your Raid or Hotel in Marrakech direction South East to cross the high Atlas Mountains. After the Tizi n’Tichka pass you leave the main road and take a side road to the village of Telouet to visit the Kasbah which was a former residence of the Glaoui family Residence.

The valley we are driving through was an important road for the caravans of traders. We continue along the stunningly beautiful road to Ait Ben Haddou where we have lunch. This is the most famous fortified Kasbah in Southern Morocco and is listed by UNESCO world heritage site. After lunch we visit the Kasbah. This has been used as backdrop for many Hollywood films. Then to Ouarzazate or Africcan Hollywood as many actors call this small city.

Drive along the Valley of the Roses, then to Dades Valley by the road of 1000 kasbah to get to our hotel in Dades Gorge.

Second day : Dades Gorge – Merzouga.

Departure from the Dades Valley heading to the Todgha Gorge which is the famous natural gorge in the North Africa and have a one hour walk where you will also have the opportunity to meet nomad people who fetch water in the gorge. After lunch we cross many berber villages to reach the Sahara desert of Erg Chebbi for a wonderfull experience. You will benefit from a splendid sunset, a sky full of stars and sunrise on the tops of the dunes near of the camp where you will spent the night in berber tents.

Third Day :Merzouga – Draa Valley – Marrakesh.

After breakfast departure from Merzouga towards the Ouest, passing Rissani to arrive in N’Kob, the village of 45 kasbah, where you have a break for lunch and from where you have a splendid view over the village.

Continue the way to cross the north part of Draa valley which is considered to be the longest one in Morocco with it’s 240 km of palmgardens and villages. The good quality of the dates is exported all over Morocco .

At the end of day we cross the Atlas Mountains again to arrive in Marrakesh.

Photo of Trip from Marrakech to Sahara Desert (Erg Chebbi) by icho
Photo of Trip from Marrakech to Sahara Desert (Erg Chebbi) by icho
Photo of Trip from Marrakech to Sahara Desert (Erg Chebbi) by icho
Photo of Trip from Marrakech to Sahara Desert (Erg Chebbi) by icho
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