A tour from Marrakech to discover the majestic south of Morocco. En route a succession of magnificents landscapes punctuated by the unmissable Kasbahs and berber villages while crossing the Atlas mountains. Discovery of the different aspects of southern Morocco : Mountains, oases, gorges, sand dunes, valleys, palm groves….
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Day 1 : Marrakech – Ouarzazate – Agdez – Zagora
Departure from your place of stay to begin the discovery of southern Morocco. Crossing the High Atlas to reach the pass of Tizi’n Tichka and to continue to Ouarzazate.
Visit of the Taourirte kasbah, Lunch break and continue to Zagora via the village of Agdez, 69km southern Ouarzazate. It’s located on the old merchant caravan route linking Marrakech and Timbuktu. Visit the old village with its traditional houses and gardens all arount the palm groves.
Continue to Zagora, a real gold mine for lovers of Art-Deco architecture. Overnight and diner in a beautiful guest house there.
Day 2 : Zagora – Alnif – Erfoud – Merzouga
After breakfast, departure to Merzouga, taking the route of the famous caravans of other times. Throughout the journey, a scroll of different landscapes is offered to you : desert landscapes, plains, oases, palm groves…
Once in Merzouga, you’ll take a campel ride of 2 hours to reach your tented camp and have a good time in the sand dunes especially the sunset.
Diner around a wood fire with entertainement representing the songs and dances of the inhabitants of this region.
Day 3 : Merzouga – Gorges du Todra – Ouarzazate
We will admire the sunrise and will head on the back od camels to Merzouga. Breakfast will be served in a charming house then departure to Rissani, capital of the Aalaoute dynasty currently in power. Crossing the Zizi valley before reaching the famous Todra gorges, reaching 300m height in several places.
Continuation to Ouarzazate for diner and overnight, crossing the Draa valley and taking the road of the 1001 kasbahs to Kalaa Mgouna, famous village for its rose which blooms every year from mid-April to mid-May.
Day 4 : Ouarzazate – Kasbah Aït Benhaddou – Kasbah Telouet – Marrakech
Departure from Ouarzazate to Marrakech via the magnificents kasbahs : Ait Ben Haddou and Telouet.
The kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou : visit of this fortress which is part of the world heritage and classified by the UNESCO. It has also been the setting for several world famous films such as Gladiator, the Mummy, Babel, Lawrence of Arabia…
The Telouet Kasbah : An architectural gem located in the south of Morocco and testifying the passage of one of the strongest and richest pashas in the history of Morocco. It offers breathtaking views of the green mountains and the berber villages in the region.
Continuation to Marrakech and return to you place of stay.