The Road of Thousand Kasbah
5 Days tour from Casablanca to Merzouga Desert via Marrakech, High Atlas Mountains and the Road of Thousand Kasbah.
DAY 1: Casablanca - Marrakech :
Pick up at 9 am from your accommodation in Casablanca or ( Flight arrival time) for the Mohamed V airport. 3 hours drive on a motorway. Once you are in Marrakech your walking tour guide will take you on a tour through the Medina. Starting by the city landmark, the Koutoubia Mosque which is the highest contruction in the city. You will walk through different neighberhood such the Royale district of la Kasbah, Mellah Jewish quarter where you will visit the beautiful Bahia Palace. Later you get to the Souks market and the labyrinthine section of the Medina.
Overnight in Riad in the Medina.
DAY 2: MARRAKECH - AIT BENHADDOU - SKOURA OASES - ROSES VALLEY – DADES VALLEY:
We journey over the Atlas mountains, enjoying the magnificent views of the surrounding countryside below visiting the Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou. Stopping here for morning refreshments then continuing onwards to Ouarzazate (approx 1 hour or so) for a delicious lunch prepared locally & Sightseeing. After lunch, we continue along the route of The Dades Valley to reach our guest house where we will stay for 1 night. The guest house offers Private en suite rooms and an evening meal and breakfast are included.
DAY 3: DADES GORGE - TODRA GORGE - TINJDAD - MERZOUGA DESERT:
The next morning we continue along the Dades valley, visiting Dades Gorge, Todra, Todra Gorge and other interesting sites, making our way to Merzouga.
At Merzouga we explore the village and meet our Camels who will take us for 1 half hours into the Dunes to reach our desert camp at Erg Chebbi. Each person rides their own Camel and additional Camels are provided to carry your luggage. The Camel trek is usually just prior to sunset, so that you may enjoy the sun setting over the landscape from the top of the Dunes. Once we arrive at the Desert camp, we are greeted with a cup of delicious hot mint tea and we spend the evening under the stars, on the dunes and beside the warmth of the fireside built especially for you. We enjoy a locally cooked meal of Tagine and couscous (special diets are catered for), a drum party and story swapping. Those that wish to can sleep directly under the stars, but there are Bivouacs for everyone. Enjoy the stars in the desert because this is a rare opportunity to see them in this way as their are no artificial lights around,so you can fully appreciate the romanced and glory of the skies above.
DAY 4: MERZOUGA - ALNIF - DRAA VALLEY - OUARZAZATE:
After a traditional Berber breakfast, just prior to sunrise, we have a 1 hour camel ride to explore the area further as we head back to Merzouga on our Camels.
When we reach Merzouga, we have the opportunity to freshen up and then we begin our journey through the Draa valley and over the Atlas Mountains, with plenty of stops for photos, exploring and lunch as we head to Ouarzazate. Diner and Overnight in Beautiful Riad.
DAY 5: Marrakech Gardens - Casablanca :
After breakfast, we come to pick you up. We will drive around the newt town Gueliz. We will stop at Yves Saint Laurent Garden. Visiting Majorelle Garden & Berber musuem. Later, drive along La Palmeaie Marrakech Palm grove. 3 hours drive back to Casablanca.