6 Days Tour : Explore The Morocco South

Ait Ben Haddou - Ouarzazate - Dades Valley - Roses Valley - Zagora - Chegaga Desert

Day 1: Marrakech · Ouarzazate

We will cross the Tizi n'Tichka (2.260 m.), in the High Atlas mountains, where you can enjoy beautiful landscapes and berber villages along the road to Ouarzazate, gateway to the Sahara Desert. We will stop along the way to visit the village of Telouet and the Kasbah. Lunch and then continue through an old track to our next stop. The next destination is Ait Ben Haddou, World Heritage Site declared by UNESCO in 1987. Many famous films have been performed on this place, like "Lawrence of Arabia" and "Jesus of Nazareth". Finally we will go to Ouarzazate, where we will spend the first night in a Kasbah hotel.

Day 2: Ouarzazate · Dades Valley (Thousand Kasbahs Route) · Roses Valley

We will leave of Ouarzazate to Skoura, where we will visit the Amridil Kasbah, a powerful fortified building, impressive for size and decor. We will continue crossing the Dades Valley by the Thousand Kasbahs Route, to arrive to Kalaat M'Gouna, where we will eat lunch. Here is the Roses Valley. The harvests are abundant from late April to June. You are going to discover this beautiful area visiting Bou Tharar through the valley to Tourbiste. After watching the sunset, we will return to Kalaat M'Gouna for dinner.

Day 3: Roses Valley · Dades Gorges · Draa Valley · Zagora

We will go to Boumalne Dades for arrive to Dades Gorges. We will ascend the cliffs to the village of Ikniouen and take a track (56 km.) through Jebel Saghro. We will arrive at lunchtime to Nkob. After lunch, we will go to Zagora, but this time this is an asphalted road along part of the Draa River, borned in the Atlas mountains. You will discover the Draa Valley, with groves and beautiful villages. We will finish the day dinning in the Zagora hotel, whose emblem of the city is the famous sign "Tombouctou 52 days".

Day 4: Zagora · Tamegroute · Chegaga Desert (camping in the dunes)

In the morning we will go to Tamegroute, famous for the whole of the Zaouia Naciria, composed of the Mosque, the Library, the Madrasa and the Mausoleum. We will continue to Mhamid, where start the Chegaga Desert. The frontier with Argelia is only to 40 kilometers. Here we will stop for eat lunch. In the afternoon we will take a track (60 km.), for arrive to the dunes of the Chegaga Desert. These dunes are simply breathtaking. We will witness the beautiful sunset. We will eat dinner and camp overnight in a typical berber camp.

Day 5: Chegaga Desert · Iriki Lake · Ouarzazate

After spending the night in the Chegaga Desert, we take a track that leads to the Iriki Lake. This is a dry lake most of the time, surrounded by dunes. The scenery is absolutely fantastic. We will arrive to Foum Zguid for lunchtime. We will continue the tour by road across Tazenakht, which is an important center of carpet weaving. We will arrive to Ouarzazate for dinner in the hotel.

Day 6: Ouarzazate · Marrakech

We will go to Marrakech crossing the High Atlas mountains and the Tizi n'Tichka peak. We will eat lunch along the way and arrive in the afternoon.