Pick up is at your hotel at 8 am
This tour is accessible to all with no minimum age – though consider the driving distances for elderly and small children.
No special equipment needed. Though if you are traveling in summer please bring a hat, sunscreen lotion and sun glasses. For riding camels, longer pants are preferred than shorts/skirts and possibly light sport shoes/tennis rather than sandals that can slip.
Winter nights are cold! So warm jackets and even hats are great addition.
Remember sand gets everywhere so if you have some expensive equipment zip lock bags is to keep it safe from sand grains getting on it.
Appx 9 -10 hrs drive (excludes time for stops)
We will collect you from from the hotel and start traveling onto and through the Tizi n‘Tichka pass, the direct route towards Ouarzazate.
It is a spectacular and dramatic road that presents astonishing views of the snow topped peaks of the Atlas as well as many Berber villages. We make a stop at AitBenHaddou to view the old and well known Kasbah of Morocco. We then descend into Ouarzazate that we pass to then cross the gorges and reach Agdz, where the palm grove of the Draa Valley lines. This is the longest river valley of Morocco.
Later the trees will be gone and the strange rock creations of volcanic mountains of Sahro will lead our way to the desert. As evening falls we retreat to the comforts and luxury of our desert camp where we will be greeted with mint tea and fresh dates or nuts. The camp is set in a beautiful spot between sand dunes and gives the impression of being alone in the vast African desert while enjoying the comforts of a nomad king. We will enjoy a delicious dinner followed by campfire time beneath the starry African sky. Nothing compares to the millions of stars, silence and peacefulness of the Sahara. We sleep in luxury canvas tents feeling like we’ve walked into one of the stories from the Arabian nights.
Desert Luxury Camp
After a sunrise Sahara Dunes photographic session, we will enjoy a first class breakfast and then head off into the vastness of the dunes on a camel caravan accompanied by camelteers. The sturdy camel has been a mainstay of desert life over the centuries, being used to ship the precious cargoes from Sub Saharan African to the trading ports of the Mediterranean coast.
You can ride or walk alongside as you slip into the pace of the caravan led by Berber guides and marvel at the awesome spectacle of the desert and the solitude a silence that comes with it. We can possible visit one Nomadic family living in the area. We will enjoy picnic lunch on the dunes and then return back to the desert camp in 4x4WD visiting possible local Nomads living in this region.
In the afternoon you can either do some sandboarding at the camp, trekking thought the desert or relax at the many areas spread around the camp, read a book/magazine and enjoy the tented swimming pool.
As evening falls down we enjoy 3 -course dinners and then special entertainment will be provided around campfire with music, drums, and singing from our Berber guides.
Desert Luxury Camp
Breakfast, picnic lunch and dinner
Leaving the desert behind, you’ll head up into the Atlas Mountains to the Todra Gorge, a spectacular gash in the hills that surround Tinerhir. The region is dotted with deserted kasbahs, palmeries and mud-brick villages, creating a photographer’s paradise.
The cliffs loom above as you approach the mouth of Todra Gorge. Rising to 300m, the honey-colored hues of the sheer face change constantly as the sun moves across the sky. Local Berber people can often be seen moving their herds through the gorge. Heading into the gorge you’ll have the chance to stretch your legs on a walk to fully appreciate the beauty of the area.
Rejoining the vehicle you’ll retrace your steps out of the gorge and follow the route to Ouarzazate. Here we set onto the Atlas Mountains crossing them back towards Marrakech. Drop off at your hotel in Marrakech.