FROM OUARZAZATE: 3 days trip No. 300: Rose Valleys-Todra Gorge-Merzouga
On this trip we drive along the road of a thousand kasbahs, through red Atlas mountains, Berber villages, green valleys with palm groves and pink rose valleys. Each city and village has its terracotta colored kasbah or ksar and a mosque. You will see mountains with amazing “finger-formed” rocks, massive canyons, curvy roads and date valleys.
And thats not all. You will also experience the magical Sahara desert, ride on a camel into the sunset and sleep in a desert camp.
- From Ouarzazate
- Start/stop: At your hotel or riad
- Duration: 3 days
- Transport: Landcruiser 4x4 car with aircondition
- Language: Driver/guide speaks English and French
Day 1: Ouarzazate - Skoura oasis - Kasbahs - Rose valleys - Dades Gorge - Todra Gorge
Departure at 9 am. The driver/guide pick you up at your hotel or riad.
On the way you pass the beautiful oasis of Skoura with many ancient kasbahs standing amongst the palm trees. You continue through the valley of roses to the village Kela’a M’gouna where we stop for berber tea in front of the valley view.
Further, you drive along the valley of the thousand kasbahs towards Dades gorge.
This tour is mythical and gives an essential taste of Morocco. The landscape is sensational, through the red atlas mountains, berber villages and green valleys with palm groves and pink rose gardens. Each city and village has its red colored kasbah or ksar and a mosque. The Dades gorges is amazing with its “finger-formed” rocks. This is one of the most picturesque places in all of Morocco.
You stop for lunch in a restaurant. Or, if you wish, you can share lunch with a local berber family in their home.
After lunch there is time for a walk along Boumalne Dades valley, before you arrive to a guest house in Todra gorge to spend the night.
The canyon of Todra gorges is massive, where a 300m-deep fault splits the orange limestone into a deep ravine. Driving through the gorge gives the feeling as if the doors of heaven are about to close before you.
Day 2: Todra gorge - Erfoud - Merzouga - Erg Chebbi dunes - Desert camp
After breakfast there is time to walk by the palm groves of Tinghir, before we head to the Merzouga dunes. You drive via the Ziz valley and the oasis of Tafilalet, one of the largest oases in the world and famous for its large and lusciuos dates.
You arrive for lunch in the oasis town of Erfoud. In the afternoon we continue to Merzouga, where the camels are waiting to take you for a two-hour camel ride into the Sahara desert.
Climb the top of Erg Chebbi dunes and enjoy a beautiful sunset and watch sand dunes as far as the eyes can see.
Afterwards dinner is served in the nomadic camp and you enjoy an evening under the stars and sleep in a nomadic tent.
Day 3: Draa valley - Rissani - Tazzarine - N'Kob - Ouarzazate
Early morning rise, you return by camels to the hostel in Merzouga for a shower and breakfast.
You continue in the 4×4 car to the Draa valley, famous for its dates and further to Ouarzazate. You pass the villages Rissani, Alnif, Tazzarine (appearing in the film «Babel») and the old village N’Kob on the way.
Lunch in N’Kob. After lunch you continue under the palm trees in Draa Valley and follow the former road for caravans. You pass many ancients kasbahs, and one of the most well-known is Tamnougalte. At the town Adgz we turn into the paved road. After crossing the Anti-Atlas mountains and the Tizi n Tinfifite (1,660 m) you arrive in Ouarzazate at the end of the day.
The starting price is EUR 260 per person when 2 persons are travelling together on a private basis and transport in 4×4.
Upon request we can upgrade your hotel at an additional cost.
For bigger groups, please contact us for price.
All transportation, guide/driver, 1 night in hotel, camelride, sandboarding, 1 night in desert camp, 2 dinners, 2 breakfasts
All lunches, drinks, tips
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