8 Days Marrakech Erg Chabbi Ouarzazate

Day 1: Marrakech – Cascades Ouzoud – Beni Mellal (199km)

Departure from Marrakech via the Ouzoud cascades near Azilal. After lunch,a visit to the great lake of Bin el Ouidane. Then we make a stop at Afourer, a small village high in the mountains of the Middle Atlas. Finally, arrive in Beni Mellal; the night will be in a hotel.

Day 2: Beni Mellal – Imilchil(270km)

An opportunity to enjoy the beautiful discoveries along your journey through the canyons and mountains of the Middle Atlas, the night will be in a hostel in Imilchil, the Berber village that is suspended in the heights of the mountains and also known for its annual marriage festival (Visit the Tislit Lake and Iseli)

Day 3: Imilchil – Rich – Errachidia – Merzouga (316km)

Leaving the villageof Imilchil after breakfast, we pass through Rich, the Gorges of Ziz Valley and Errachidia to visit theMeski blue source. The journey continues through the palms of the Ziz valley (we can make stops along the valley to take pictures of the panoramic view.  At the town of Erfoud, we will stop to visit some fossil museums.  This is the starting point of any trip intending to arrive at the dunes of Erg Chebbi in Merzouga. We arrive before sunset for a ride on the camel that will take us to the dunes to watch the sunset.

Day 4: Merzouga village -visit Khamlia and former imperial city in Morocco of Rissani

This part of the trip gives you the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful sunrise and sunset over the tops of the dunes of Erg Chebbi. After breakfast, we go to the village of Khamlia, which is of black sub-Saharan origin, to watch the Gnawa music and dance. Afterwards a visit to the lake which has seasonal flocks of flamingos in the black desert called Hamada.  Lunch will be in Rissani, oldest imperial city and economic centre for the region (visit the spice souk, products and handicrafts). Finally back to Merzouga to spend the night at the camp which will be in the dunes after a camel ride.

Day 5: Merzouga – Rissani – Erfoud – Todra Gorges (160km)

Passing through the magnificent ZIZ palm valley, Rissani, Erfoud and Jorf, the circuit continues through several kasbahs and oases until you arrive at the Todra Gorges near Tinghir. We will make a trip to the magnificent gorge. The night will be at the hotel.

 Day 6: Todra Gorges – Dades Gorges – Rose Valley – Ouarzazate. (160km)

From our hotel in Tinghir we depart for Ouarzazate via Boumalne Dades (visit kasbahs and the Dades Gorge), then continue on the route of a thousand kasbahs and the Valley of Roses to the city of Kelaat M’gouna, known by the annual feast of roses (you can see the products roses)We will make a stopover in the palm grove of Skoura and visit the kasbah AMRIDILE). Finally reaching Ouarzazate, the night will be in a Riad (visit film studios in Ouarzazate).

Day 7: Ouarzazate – Kasbah Aït Benhaddou – Marrakech (207 km)

This route is fabulous because you will visit the Kasbah of Aït Benhaddou (UNESCO) and Telouet (kasbah Le Glaoui). Then enjoy a panoramic view overlooking the Tichka and the Atlas Mountains. The end of the day in the red city Marrakech. The night will be in a Riad (enjoy the atmosphere of the famous Jemaa El Fna)

Day 8: Marrakech city tour

Day dedicated to the discovery of the red city. Majorelle garden tour, the medina, Koutoubia, Saadian tombs.Afternoon free to visit the famous Jemaa El Fna with its souks and atmosphere of a thousand colours.