3 Days and 2 Nights From Marrakech

1 st Day: At 8:00 A.M, after breakfast, the journey begins in the direction of the southern Morocco through agricultural fields and trees such as olives and cactus. When approaching the slopes of the Atlas Mountains, we notice that the muddy villages are scattered in the form of houses together. The terraces are planted with cereals as barley and wheat.

Sometimes we can see a herd of sheep and goats grazing in the cork forest.

In order to take advantage of the opportunity we stop at some breathtaking scenes to breathe fresh air and take pictures. It doesn’t stop at the limit but you will enjoy very attractive views when we reach the highest pass in the north Africa (Tizi N’Tichka , 2260 m high) .

When you reach the southern sides of the high atlas mountain you will notice that the features shape are different and drier due to desert climate conditions, on our way to Ksar of Ait Ben Haddou we will take a secondary road, the Ounila Valley to explore the beauty of the area.

The Ksar of Ait Ben Haddou ,is one of the most beautiful old Kasbah in the south of Morocco, because it’s full of inscriptions and decorations on the walls and alleys.

It was a check point that time where the caravans trades coming from the south heading towards Marrakech or vice Versa.

The region is a favorite destination for international film productions such as: Gladiator, Lawrence of Arabia, the Mummy…

The location was classified as a human heritage by UNESCO.

After the visit of this area, which takes almost one hour, we drive towards the city of Ouarzazate, the gateway to desert.

Ouarzazate in the beginning of the twentieth century was a military garrison, due its strategy location and the various natural qualifications, and traditions and diverse qualified to play the role of leading in attracting international directions and foreign tourist.

From Ouarzazate, we are driving towards an area called Skoura, which is a palmeraie, stretches over a vast area.

Skoura, harbors many Kasbahs, some of which are still standing and the majority was ruined as a result of the displacement of the large number of residents towards the cities as a result of drought.

The next stage of our journey is Roses Valley-is known for its production of a type of rose call “ Damaskina” each month of year in May there is an annual exhibition of roses. At the end we will take the road to Dades valley to spend a night.

2nd Day: From Dades valley to Todgha Gorges located in the foot of high atlas mountain range to enjoy this sight, we will stop half an hour to walk in the midst of this hug cliff, which exceeds more than 200 m high.

This area also attracts a number of mountaineers to practice their favorite lobby.

After leaving gorges area, our destination is the desert, we feel the geographical features began to take the flat from, and the temperature starts to rise. When we arrived in Erfoud, which was military garrison in the beginning of the 20th century. However the region has growth in recent decades as a result of the extracted fossils after the area was submerged by the sea during the old time, so you will notice the some people works in this sector in factories, and the region developed with its agricultural products, especially palm trees.

      The tourism Sector, contributed to development of this area by buildings tourist facilities such as hotels and restaurants.

The golden Sand dunes are looming ,and the finish point will be at the Inn. After taking a rest, the mint tea of the hospitality will be served packing just the necessary stuff in small bag (water, tooth brash…)  .

Then riding camels before the sunset to enjoy the beauty of the Sand dunes for more than an hour to arrive to The Bivouac, which is tents located in the middle of the Dunes. At night it will be a fabulous moment to see all stars, spending a night under the tent, then the next day after the breakfast riding camels as well back to Inn.

3th day: Merzouga-Rak

As soon as back to the Inn, a shower , then driving back to Marrakech through different road. We will pass some town like Rissani, Alnif then lunch in Draa valley, which is the largest valley in Morocco. This valley was the route of  trades caravans Goods ( salt, sugar,gold,ivore…) coming from the south heading the north to Marrakech or vice versa…… Palm trees, are most growing in this area.

 

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