South Morocco and Kasbah

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    2006

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    • Marrakech Expedition 4x4
      Place Al-Mouahidine BP 576 45000 Ouarzazate – Maroc
    • Tel: +212 662 291 705 Tel: +212 661 355 376 Fax: +212 524 890 999
    • marrakechexpedition@gmail.com
    • Authorization : N° 663/TOUR/2007 of the Ministry of Transport RCS : N° 2475 of the Registry of Commerce
      Licence : 47129368
      TVA : 06990507
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    South Morocco Tours

    Day 1:Marrakech - Kasbah Telouet - Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou - Ouarzazate

    200 km — 32 off-road

    Traveling through the Tizi NTichka pass at an altitude of 2,260 meters, you’ll be treated to breathtaking panoramic views of the High Atlas Mountains. Along the way, a minor detour will lead us to the remarkable Kasbah of Telouet, once the stronghold of the Glaoui Pasha. This impressive fortress offers an unparalleled view of Morocco’s rugged landscapes and serves as a testament to the country’s rich history and heritage. Continuing our journey, we’ll visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ait Benhaddou, a stunning example of traditional Moroccan architecture. This ancient ksar, or fortified village, is still inhabited by locals who reside within its ancient walls and the surrounding Berber villages. Ait Benhaddou has also served as a backdrop for numerous films and television shows, earning it the nickname “Hollywood of Morocco.” Our final stop for the day will be Ouarzazate, known as the “Hollywood” of Morocco due to its role as a popular filming location for many international movies and series. Here, we’ll spend the night in a charming and typical Kasbah, immersing ourselves in the unique ambiance of this historic city.

    Day 2:Ouarzazate - Skoura –Rose valley - Dades Valley - Dades Gorges - Boumalne - Todra Gorges

    270 Km — 50 Km off-road

    After breakfast, we’ll embark on the scenic route of the Thousand Kasbahs, starting with a visit to the Kasbah of Amredhyle in Skoura. Here, we’ll marvel at the ancient architecture and learn about the history of this fortified structure. Next, we’ll proceed to Kelaat Mgouna, renowned for its rose products, where we’ll visit a local house to discover the process of making perfumes, lotions, and oils from rose petals. Continuing our journey, we’ll head to Boutaghrar, where we’ll encounter nomadic communities living in caves, offering a glimpse into their traditional way of life. Our route then takes us off-road to the Kasbah of Ait Youl, nestled in the valley, before we reach the majestic Dades Gorges. Here, we’ll embark on a guided hike to explore the stunning rock formations and rugged terrain. After our exploration, we’ll retrace our steps back to Boumalne and then drive to the Todra Gorges, where we’ll spend the night surrounded by the breathtaking natural beauty of the canyon.

    Day 3:Todra Gorges - Tinjdad - Touroug - Erfoud - Merzouga.

    160 Km — 35 off-road

    After breakfast, we’ll embark on a trek to explore the Todra Valley, eventually reaching the towering Todra Gorges, which soar up to 300 meters in height. Continuing our journey, we’ll head to the town of Tinjdad, where we’ll visit Ksar el Khorbat, a restored fortified village dating back to the mid-nineteenth century. This ancient Ksar offers insights into traditional Berber architecture and culture, with some of its houses still inhabited and others repurposed for accommodations, a museum, and craft workshops. Our next destination is Erfoud, known as the fossil capital of Morocco. Here, we’ll have the opportunity to witness the fossilization process and explore local shops offering a variety of fossil products. After lunch in Erfoud, we’ll continue our journey towards the Sahara Desert, passing through Rissani, the ancient capital of the Alaouite dynasty and a historic caravan trading hub. We’ll visit the local market in Rissani, experiencing its vibrant atmosphere and diverse array of goods. Finally, we’ll arrive at the dunes of Erg Chebbi, where we’ll embark on a one-hour camel caravan journey into the desert. Along the way, we’ll pause to witness the mesmerizing spectacle of the sunset over the desert dunes before reaching our desert camp for the night.

    Day 4:Merzouga - Taous - Oasis Ouzina - Oasis Ramlia - Mharech Gorges

    185 Km off-road

    You’ll rise early to witness the captivating sunrise over the dunes, offering a stunning display of colors. After returning to the hotel for a refreshing shower and breakfast, our journey continues with a visit to the village of Khamlia, inhabited by people of Malian origin known for their craftsmanship and captivating Gnaoua music concerts. Next, we’ll embark on our Paris-Dakar off-road adventure, traversing deserted Berber villages nestled amidst breathtaking landscapes of sand rivers, dry lakes, towering mountains, and lush oases. Along the way, we’ll encounter the nomadic lifestyle of Morocco, gaining insights into the desert’s unique culture. Our journey will lead us to Ramlia, where our ancestors once lived. Here, we’ll enjoy a traditional Berber tea and explore the local oasis with the guidance of a knowledgeable local. Lunch will be served at the site, providing a chance to savor authentic Moroccan cuisine amidst the natural beauty of the desert. In the afternoon, we’ll navigate through sandy river crossings until we reach the Mharech oasis, where our accommodation awaits. This serene oasis will serve as our tranquil retreat, allowing us to unwind and immerse ourselves in the peaceful ambiance of the desert surroundings.

    Day 5:Mharech Oasis - Tafraoute - Foum Jrane - Tazarine - Nkob – Draa valley - Zagora

    170 Km off-road

    After a serene night filled with silence and tranquility, our journey continues along the Paris-Dakar route. Our first destination is the village of Tafraoute, inhabited by the Berber community of Ait Khabach, known for their rich Amazigh heritage and language. As we traverse the landscape, we’ll pass through a series of Berber villages like Foum Jrann and Tazarine, renowned for hosting the largest Henna festival in Morocco. Our route then leads us to Zagora, nestled amidst the picturesque Draa Valley, adorned with lush palm trees and flowing rivers. This awe-inspiring landscape offers a glimpse into the authentic architecture and culture of the southern region, distinct from the more urbanized north. Zagora, our destination for the day, provides a unique opportunity to observe how people harmonize with the natural resources of the Sahara desert that envelops them.

    Day 6:Zagora - Tamegroute Library - Mhamid - Erg Chegaga Desert

    155 Km dont 65 off-road

    In the morning, we’ll set off for Tamegroute, where we’ll explore its Zaouia, an ancient Koranic library, and witness the skilled craftsmanship of pottery artisans. We’ll also have the opportunity to visit an underground kasbah, delving into the rich history of the region. Continuing our journey southward, we’ll pass through the Oasis of Tagounite via Ait Isfoul, immersing ourselves in the serene beauty of the desert landscape. After a stop for lunch in Mhamid, we’ll embark on a scenic drive along the track leading to the dunes of Chegaga. Here, amidst the vast expanse of desert sands, we’ll partake in a camel ride through the dunes, an unforgettable experience that allows us to fully appreciate the beauty of the Sahara. As the day draws to a close, we’ll gather near a crackling fire to enjoy a night filled with traditional Moroccan music and dance, under the enchanting desert sky.

    Day 7:Chegaga - Foum Zguit - Taznakht - Ouarzazate

    270 Km — 90 Km off-road

    On this day, we’ll rise early to witness the breathtaking sunrise over the dunes, setting the tone for a peaceful and tranquil morning. As we journey onwards, we’ll pass by Iriki, a stunning lake surrounded by dunes, offering a truly magnificent landscape that captivates the senses. Our next destination is Foum Zguit, where we’ll explore the remnants of old military posts, steeped in history and intrigue. Here, amidst the rugged terrain, we’ll pause to enjoy a leisurely lunch, soaking in the serene surroundings. Continuing our journey, we’ll make our way to Taznakht, renowned as an important center for the art of carpet weaving. Here, we’ll have the opportunity to witness skilled artisans at work, creating intricate and beautiful carpets that are a hallmark of Moroccan craftsmanship. Finally, we’ll head in the direction of Ouarzazate, often referred to as the “Hollywood of Morocco” due to its significance as a filming location for numerous movies and television shows. As we arrive in this vibrant city, we’ll prepare to immerse ourselves in its rich culture and history, ready to explore all that it has to offer.

    Day 8:Ouarzazate - Kasbah Taourirt – Cinema studios – High Atlas Mountains – Marrakech

    200 Km

    Before we conclude our journey in Marrakech, we’ll take some time to explore the renowned “Hollywood” of Morocco. Our first stop will be at Kasbah Taourirt, a historic fortress once controlled by the Pasha and his wives. This majestic castle served as the backdrop for the film “Rules of Engagement.” While many productions have since moved on, you can still marvel at the intricate ceilings adorned with original artwork.

    For movie enthusiasts, our next destination will surely be a highlight. The Atlas Film Studios offer a fascinating glimpse into the world of cinema, featuring sets from past films, casting selections, and perhaps even the chance to spot a Hollywood star like Brad Pitt filming a new blockbuster.

    After enjoying lunch amidst the stunning scenery of the High Atlas mountains, we’ll continue our journey to Marrakech, where our memorable adventure comes to an end. As we bid farewell to the enchanting landscapes and rich cultural heritage of Morocco, we’ll carry with us cherished memories of our time spent exploring this remarkable country. Before we conclude our journey in Marrakech, we’ll take some time to explore the renowned “Hollywood” of Morocco. Our first stop will be at Kasbah Taourirt, a historic fortress once controlled by the Pasha and his wives. This majestic castle served as the backdrop for the film “Rules of Engagement.” While many productions have since moved on, you can still marvel at the intricate ceilings adorned with original artwork.

    For movie enthusiasts, our next destination will surely be a highlight. The Atlas Film Studios offer a fascinating glimpse into the world of cinema, featuring sets from past films, casting selections, and perhaps even the chance to spot a Hollywood star like Brad Pitt filming a new blockbuster.

    After enjoying lunch amidst the stunning scenery of the High Atlas mountains, we’ll continue our journey to Marrakech, where our memorable adventure comes to an end. As we bid farewell to the enchanting landscapes and rich cultural heritage of Morocco, we’ll carry with us cherished memories of our time spent exploring this remarkable country.

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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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