SHORT TRIP TO THE SOUTH OF MOROCCO
The South of Morocco and the Road of the 1000 Kasbahs
Duration 1 week (8 days/7 nights)
Discover Morocco’s mountains and the desert on a tour from and back to Marrakech – including camel excursion and overnight stay in a desert camp – crossing the High Atlas with its Kasbahs of Telouet and Ait Benhaddou, the film studios of Ouarzazate and the palmeraie of Skoura – the Todra and the Dades Gorge, the Rose Valley and the Drâa Valley with its palm oasis – as well as the oriental, vibrant city of Marrakech.
Your short trip to the South of Morocco
MARHABA IN Marrakech
In the vibrant, oriental city of Marrakech we spend our last day with an exciting program of sightseeing the highlight of the Medina with its colorful daily life and the market place „Djema el Fnaa”. Two over-night stays in an authentic, charming Riad in the Medina.
THE HIGH ATLAS AND THE KASBAHS – OASIS SKOURA
Telouet is a former residence of the Atlas King El-Glaoui and a highlight of a trip crossing the High Atlas. Visit of another Glaoui Kasbah, the fortified town and Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou. In the evening arrival at Skoura, a palm oasis, famous for its irrigation technology of the native habitants. Overnight in a Kasbah hotel.
THE DADES GORGE
Today visit a Nomadic Berber family living in the caves of the High Atlas. Later we have the chance for a short hike through the valley of the magnificient Dades River. Overnight stay in a Kasbaah hotel.
Todhra Gorges – Merzouga – Camel Trek and Desert Camp
Passing the stunning Todra Gorge we drive on until the desert of the South. Camel Trekking and overnight stay in Desert Camp in the dunes of Merzouga. Enjoy the sunset and sunrise in the dunes Erg Chebbi.
Rissani – N’kob – Kasbah Oulad Othman
After the night in the dunes we pass to the Drâa Valley, another palm oasis in the South with its old clay Kasbahs. We stay overnight in an old house of a Caid being the former duke of the region.
Ouarzazate – Marrakech
Heading back to Marrakech we cross the Tizi-n-Tinififft pass pass by Ouarzazate where we visit the famous Film Studios. Later we cross again the High Atlas by another route and the Tizi-n-Tichka pass. Arrival at the afternoon in Marrakech where we spend the last night before departure.