Excursion From Ouarzazate to Chegaga Dunes, Draa Valley, Erg Chebbi Dunes and Gorges

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      Place Al-Mouahidine BP 576 45000 Ouarzazate – Maroc
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    Ouarzazate trips and excursions to the door of the desert.

    Ouarzazate excursion to the door of the desert tours Morocco

    Day 1:Ouarzazate - Taznakht - Foum zguit - Iriki - Chegaga

    Buckle up for a scenic drive today! Our adventure begins as we wind through Taznakht, a town renowned for its vibrant carpets – a perfect place to find a unique souvenir. Next, we’ll journey to Foum Zguit, where a delicious lunch awaits us amidst historic former military outposts. As we travel, keep your eyes peeled for the captivating sight of Lake Iriki. This ephemeral lake, filled with water during certain parts of the year, creates a stunning juxtaposition against the surrounding dunes. Our desert adventure truly begins as we head towards the majestic Chegaga dunes. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to embark on an unforgettable camel ride, exploring the vast expanse of golden sands. As the day draws to a close, prepare to be mesmerized by a traditional Moroccan music and dance performance under the twinkling night sky. Enjoy a delightful dinner beside a crackling fire, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

    Day 2:Cheguagua - Mhamid – Tamgroute Library – Zagora

    After witnessing the magic of sunrise over the Chegaga dunes, we’ll set off on a morning journey towards Mhamid. Along the way, we’ll be enchanted by the sights of Tamegroute. Here, we’ll delve into history with a visit to the Zaouia, an ancient Koranic library. We’ll also have the opportunity to witness the work of skilled pottery artisans and explore the fascinating underground kasbah. Continuing our southward adventure, we’ll arrive at the stunning Oasis of Tagounite, nestled amidst the Ait Isfoul tribe territory. Our day winds down in Zagora, a city aptly nicknamed the “Desert Gate” – a fitting title considering the legendary journey to Timbuktu once began here, as evidenced by the intriguing inscription “Timbuktu 52 days”.

    Day 3:Zagora – Draa Valley – Tansikht – Nkob - Tazarine - Alnif - Rissani - Merzouga

    Fuel up for a day packed with discoveries! After breakfast, we bid farewell to Zagora and head towards Tazarine. Our desert journey unfolds as we traverse vast plains, passing by charming Berber villages. A fascinating stop awaits at the engravings cave of Aït Ouazik, where ancient stories are etched onto the rock face. Tazarine beckons next, a town famous for its vibrant Henna festival. Here, you might even get a chance to witness this unique cultural celebration. We continue onwards to Alnif, an oasis town renowned for its delectable dates and captivating fossil stones – a perfect opportunity to grab a delicious lunch and a one-of-a-kind souvenir. As the afternoon sun casts long shadows, we’ll set off towards Rissani, steeped in history as Morocco’s first imperial city and the former capital of the Alaouite dynasty. After a short drive, the golden sands of Erg Chebbi rise on the horizon. Our adventure culminates for the day at a comfortable hotel nestled amidst these breathtaking dunes.

    Day 4:Merzouga - Khamlia - Merzouga

    After a delicious breakfast at the hotel, prepare to be dazzled by the ever-changing desert! We’ll embark on a tour that follows the legendary Paris-Dakar rally path, traversing the dunes and witnessing the breathtaking contrasts of the desert landscape. Next, we’ll journey to the unique village of Khamlia, nicknamed the “black village” for its residents’ African descent. Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture with a mesmerizing performance by Gnawa musicians. To tantalize your taste buds, a traditional Berber pizza awaits you for lunch in Khamlia. Afterward, the choice is yours! Explore the colorful bustle of the local markets, where you can find hidden treasures and unique souvenirs. Alternatively, relax at a charming cafe, sipping coffee and soaking in the sights and sounds of daily life in this fascinating village.

    Day 5:Merzouga - Erfoud - Touroug - Tinjdad - Tinghir – Todra Gorges

    Rise and shine! Greet the dawn with a breathtaking sunrise over the majestic dunes. After this unforgettable experience, we’ll hop back on our camels for a ride back to the hotel, where a refreshing shower and a delicious breakfast await. Feeling rejuvenated, we’ll head back to Rissani, home to the largest traditional market in southern Morocco. Prepare to be dazzled by the sights and sounds – a kaleidoscope of colors, enticing aromas of spices, and the friendly buzz of local vendors. Next stop: Erfoud, where time travel becomes a reality! We’ll visit a fossilized marble factory and witness the transformation of prehistoric treasures into stunning pieces of art. Our journey continues along scenic roads, taking us past charming Berber villages like Touroug and Tinjdad. Finally, we arrive in Tinghir, the gateway to the awe-inspiring Todra Gorges. Get ready for an unforgettable adventure – we’ll hike through the heart of the gorge, following the path of the Todra River as it winds between towering cliffs.

    Day 6:Tinghir - Boumalne – Dades gorges- Boutaghrar- Rose valley - Kelaa Mgouna - Skoura – Ouarzazate

    After breakfast, we’ll depart from Boumalne, marking the entrance to the Dades Valley. Prepare to be mesmerized as we drive alongside the valley, eventually reaching the dramatic Dades Gorges. Here, we’ll embark on a scenic hike, following the path carved by the Dades River. Next, we’ll retrace our steps slightly to visit the impressive Ait Youl Kasbah. Then, it’s time for an off-road adventure! We’ll take a bumpy but thrilling ride through the Atlas foothills, heading towards Boutaghrar. This unique village is home to nomadic communities who have carved their dwellings into the very caves of the mountains. Here, we’ll have the chance to witness the fascinating contrast between the desert nomads we encountered earlier and these unique Atlas dwellers. Feeling peckish after all this exploration? We’ll stop for a delicious lunch at a traditional restaurant in Boutaghrar before continuing our journey. The afternoon unfolds with a visit to the captivating Rose Valley in Kelaat Mgouna. Immerse yourself in the fragrant world of roses as we explore a “house of roses,” where these delicate petals are transformed into luxurious perfumes, lotions, and oils. As the day draws to a close, we’ll head towards the Kasbah of Amerdhyle, nestled amidst the Skoura Oasis. Finally, our adventure culminates in Ouarzazate, where we’ll arrive for a well-deserved rest after this exhilarating day.

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    Richi
    Richi
    2022-11-21
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    Favoloso Fantastica avventura di 8 giorno da Meknes a Marrakech passando per Fez, deserto e Atlas. Organizzazione fantastica, il driver Mohamed è stato una meravigliosa guida, pause pranzo in ristoranti non turistici fantastici! Consiglio a tutti colore che vogliono passare un settimana rilassante e allo stesso tempo visitare luoghi ancora genuini e panorami mozzafiato. Grazie ancora!
    Laura
    Laura
    2022-11-03
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    EXCELENTE TOUR Y GUÍA Nuestro viaje por Marruecos superó todas nuestras expectativas. Gracias a la organización de Marrakech Expedition y al excepcional trabajo de nuestro guía Hmad, disfrutamos al máximo nuestros días en este país. Los riads eran hermosos, el carro 4x4 muy cómodo y Perfecto para el viaje. Mención especial a nuestro guía Hmad, nos enseñó su país de la manera más detallada, local y amigable. Si pueden realizar el tour con él, no se arrepentirán.
    Sarah B
    Sarah B
    2022-07-17
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    A la decouverte du Haut Atlas Merci à Hassan qui nous a permis de découvrir le Haut Atlas durant 4 jours et ses paysages grâce à son professionnalisme et sa sympathie.
    Sofia Rosa
    Sofia Rosa
    2022-05-10
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    Meraviglioso Tour del Marocco Sono andata col mio ragazzo a Marzo 2022. Ci è venuto a prendere in aereoporto Ali Amanar, il proprietario di Marrakech Expedition 4x4. Abbiamo affrontato il Tour delle Città Imperiali, un'esperienza unica nella scoperta del Marocco.Consigliamo Marrakech Expedition se volete organizzare un Tour del Marocco piacevole e avvincente.
    Juan Pablo G
    Juan Pablo G
    2022-04-20
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    Wonderful Service We traveled from Tanger to Marrakesh, with several stops in between. Our trip was wonderful. The van was perfect and Mohamed did a superlative job. He is a truly nice person and the best guide/driver you can wish for.
    Duccio
    Duccio
    2020-01-19
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    Great excursion, great guide! We went on a 5-day excursion with Marrakech Expedition, from Marrakech to the desert near Merzouga and back. Everything was very well planned, we were taken to the main sites and places, all the hotels they booked for us were excellent. Our guide, Mohammed was really great, an expert driver and a great guy to talk to, we really enjoyed the time we spent travelling with him. Highly recommended!
    bratricek
    bratricek
    2020-01-06
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    Great! We travelled with our two little kids, 3 and 6, on a 8 day trip through Morocco using the driver service of Marrakesh Expeditions. Omar, our driver, was excellent! Very kind and patient with the kids, suggesting interesting places to visit on the way to our planned destinations and helping us with whatever we needed. An unforgettable experience for us, the kids can’t wait to visit this beautiful country & people again. Thanks a lot!
    Neus F
    Neus F
    2019-12-30
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    Conductor al desierto zagora Fuimos con Said al DEsierto ZAgora han sido muchas horas juntos y es un conductor genial. La experiencia a sido muy buena. Recomendable
    Titti A
    Titti A
    2019-11-03
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    Marocco on the road Contattato Ali via mail qualche mese prima abbiamo concordato il viaggio con partenza e rientro da e a Marrakech. L'agenzia è stata assolutamente all'altezza delle nostre aspettative e ci ha consentito un viaggio piacevole e senza problemi. Alla nostra guida, il giovane simpatico Mohamed, il nostra più grande grazie per essere stato un compagno di viaggio attento ai nostri bisogni e rispettoso dei nostri desideri. A lui il nostro augurio di crescere, studiare anche l'italiano e diventare sempre più bravo!
    elizabethlV6977MN
    elizabethlV6977MN
    2019-11-02
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    Amazingly enjoyable trip through Morocco Wonderful trip organised for us which afforded us understanding & views of Moroccan landscapes, country, culture and people. Excellent accommodations chosen in amazing Rhiads for us. Excellent restaurants for all meals were organised for us. Excellent cultural stops and shopping opportunities. Excellent guides very knowledgable, local and with good English. Driver Moha was excellent driver & kept us on time and enjoying everything at the same time. Superb custom trip in an incredibly interesting country. The only thing at all negative was the first night’s accommodation in Casablanca (very late arrival through incredible traffic after our flight, no dinner available, apparently nowhere to purchase bottled water except from the waiter, and room was very noisy on main roads with hotel staff unhelpful. ) Would recommend this company and their tour planning. Had an amazing trip. Loved it.

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