YASMIN

8 Days Atlas Montains and Sahara Desert

Day 1: Marrakech

On arrival at Marrakech Airport, you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel. Overnight acocomodation in Hotel/Riad

 

Day 2: Marrakech – Atlas Berber – Dades Valley

Breakfast. Our adventure will start in the foothills of the Atlas – one of the largest mountain ranges in the world, where the green colour of nature combines with the red soil. We will continue our journey crossing the 2260 meter-high tzi n’tichka to reach the first southern village of Ouarzazate. We will keep going and contemplate the tenth-century kasbahs hidden among the palm groves until reaching the valley of roses, where we will lose ourselves on a hidden path to have tea with a Berber family in their caves carved into the mountains, ending our day in Boumalnes Dades. Overnight acocomodation and dinner in Hotel/Riad

 

Day 3: Dades Valley – Todra Gorges – Merzouga Desert

Breakfast.Our day will begin in the natural park of Boumalnes Dades and we will continue our itinerary on a track until swallowed by the gigantic labyrinth of the Todra Gorge where we will rest for a while before reaching Erfoud, known as the gateway to the desert. From there we will go on endless adventures through the desert, among the dunes and tracks of Paris Dakar. In the afternoon, we will set off with a caravan of camels and we will go deep into the desert and lose ourselves in its immensity to spend one night as authentic Berbers, with whom we will enjoy their drum music, a typical dinner and the company of the stars. A night at the Khaima.

 

Day 4: Merzouga Desert

Breakfast.A day reserved for enjoying, revelling and experiencing the desert in its purest form; we will start our day in Hasselabied where we will enter in a palm grove created and looked after by the entire community. We will continue our trip among the dunes and desert tracks passing by Merzouga and we will travel through time when visiting the small village of Khamlia, which is inhabited by nomads from sub-Saharan Africa. Here, we will hear some popular African music Gnawa and the locals will accompany us on a tour of their village. from where we will follow a track leading us to the desert and we will travel among the dunes up to the Kasbah. Overnight accommodation and dinner in Hotel/Riad

 

Day 5: Desert – Rissani – Saghrou Mountains – Draa’s Valley – Ouarzazate

Breakfast.We will wake up at daybreak to contemplate the stunning sunrise in its purest form and descend through the sea of dunes at Erg Chebbi until reaching the village of Hasselabied; after we will continue towards Ouarzazate via Rissani, where we will stop to visit its colourful Souk. Our itinerary will continue through the beautiful Draa Valley with its green palms and sweet dates until reaching Ouarzazate, where we will stop for the night. Overnight acocomodation and dinner in Hotel/Riad

 

Day 6: Ouarzazate – Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou – Marrakech

Breakfast.We will spend our morning visiting the fortified village of Ait ben Haddou, famous for having been the scene of important films like Gladiator, among others; after lunch, we will continue our journey through the Atlas Mountains to finally reach Marrakech. Overnight acocomodation in Hotel/Riad

 

Day 7: Marrakech (Exploring)

Breakfast.In the morning, we will go out to enjoy a tour of the city, visiting the minaret of the Koutoubia Mosque and the Saadies tombs in an enchanting walk along the alleys of the medina, merging into the crowd until reaching the

 

Bahia’s palace and its beautiful gardens and ending in the famous Jmaa el Fnaa square. Overnight acocomodation in Hotel/Riad

 

Day 8: Marrakech Airport

Breakfast. Depart at any time to Marrakech airport.

More Information