From Ouarzazate to Draa valley, Paris Dakar Path, dunes and gorges

Morocco excursion to Ouarzazate and track of Dakar

Excursion to Ouarzazate and track of Dakar

Day 1

Ouarzazate - Agdz - Draa Valley - Zagora

After spending the night in Ouarzazate and after breakfast at your hotel we will continue our tour towards Zagora we will start seeing oises and palm groves all across the road in a desertic flat land. We will first be crossing the Draa Valley between Agdez and Zagora, the longest palm grove in Northern Africa after we will arrive to Zagora a city considered as the desert gate as it poster says “Timbuktu 52 days”. Zagora our destination of the day is a place in another part of the Sahara desert and will give you the opportunity to see how people live with the natural resources that surround them.

Day 2

Zagora - Draa valley- Nkob – Tazarine - Foum Jrane – Tafraoute - Mharech Oasis

In the morning after breakfast we will head to Mharech Oasis crossing first the sublime Draa Valley of palm tree and rivers. This impressive unit will show you the true architecture and culture of the south and in which it differs enormously with the more urbanized north. We will continue our Paris Dakar. Our first stop will be the village of Nkob, We are crossing a line of Berber villages such as Foum Jrann and Tazarine that has the largest Henna festival in Morocco. Then we will go off road until we reach Tafraoute a village of the Berbers called Ait Khabach, who speak the Amazigh language.  Then, we will reach Mharech Oasis to spend the night as Berbers do.

Day 3

Oasis of Mharech – Ramlia – Ouzina - Erg Chebbi Merzouga

After breakfast, we will continue our tour heading to Ramlia our village where our parents lived and our family still living there, we will visit them and drink tea the Berber Whiskey as well as we will see the oasis where some movies were filmed such as ‘’Sahara’’ starring Peloponnese cross. We will head our ‘’Paris Dakar’’ road till we arrive to Khamlia, a village of people originally from Mali making a living through local artisanal crafts; their better gift is the concert of gnawa music they perform. We will continue our road after 10 min we will set up at the hotel in Merzouga, we will ride a caravan of dromedaries to the foot of the great dunes where you can witness the beautiful desert sunset, local music and dance and later one, a spectacular blanket of stars.

Day 4

Merzouga Sahara Desert - Erfoud - Touroug - Tinjdad - Toudra Gorges – Tinghir – Dades Gorges - Rose valley - Kelaa Mgouna – Skoura - Ouarzazate

After breakfast we go to the road of mille kasbah with a stop in Erfoud, the City of Fossils, we will take a tour at a local cooperative that exhibits to process to fossils into beautiful furniture, home décor, and personal items such as bracelets, key chains and necklaces.  We will continue crossing various berber village until we arrive to Toudra Gorges its savage grandeur, Todra Gorge is known to be the Moroccan Grand Canyon with its naturally pink-grey gigantic rock walls that change colors depending on the time of the day. We return again with the same road to Boumalne and drive alongside valley to the gorges of Dades. Then in Kelaat Mgouna we will visit the house of roses whose petals are used for perfumes, lotions and oils. Skoura our next stop where we will visit the kasbah of Amredhyle. Our last destination of the day will be Ouarzazate.

Morocco excursion to Ouarzazate and track of Dakar

excursion from Ouarzazate to Draa Valley, Dakar track dunes and Gorges - 4 days
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