11 Days The High Atlas, Desert & South

11 Days The High Atlas, Desert & South.
On this journey you will encounter many important sites of Morocco, where to change the landscape of the High Atlas over the desert and the Atlantic coast, and how the Arab nomadic and Berber cultures mix, and you will be seduced by the diverse Moroccan cuisine. The tour is one of the most beautiful routes in the Moroccan High Atlas Mountains and spectacular sand dunes in theSahara.
Day 1: Marrakech (arrival)
You are expected at the airport by your driver who will drive you to your Riad in the Medina. Depending on the time of arrival is possible to do first visits.
Marrakech is with the High Atlas in the north, the desert in the south and the large reservoir El-Mansour Eddahbi orbits in the east. It is next to Fes, Rabat and Meknes one of the four imperial cities of Morocco
Dinner will be served on the roof terrace of a restaurant with a beautiful view.
Day 2: Marrakech (visits)
This morning you will visit the city in detail with our guide. In addition to the many tasty experience Marrakech also offers many other adventures. The unique architecture of the cityscape offset some visitors in awe. traditional sights of Marrakech Koutoubia Mosque, the Saadian tombs, the Bahia Palace and Dar Si Said Museum, and the main attraction of DjemaaelFna, the famous medieval market place and executioner. Today, he is a lively place and supplies in the evening, with countless food stalls, hungry with everything your heart desires. The afternoon you can customize.
Day 3: Marrakech – Ait Ben Haddou – Ouarzazate.
After breakfast you will start your tour to Ouarzazate on one of the most scenic routes in Morocco, through one of the two great passes Atlas – Tizin-Tichka. Visit one of the greatest kasbahs in Morocco in the village of Ait Ben Haddou, a beautiful example of traditional earthen architecture of the Berbers and it belongs since 1987 a UNESCO World Heritage Site, whose walls are painted in reddish-brown hue and serve in many Hollywood films settings had. Ouarzazate has a fantastic backdrop, giving the city a special Sympathetic.
Day 4: Ouarzazate – Dades – Tineghir (165 km)
Set the round trip to Tineghir continue on the National Road N10, the route is bounded on the north by the High Atlas and the south by the famous mountain chain “JabelSarho”. On a section of the route, the road winds upstream along the Dades, with beautiful oasis villages, date palms and Kasbahs. The river rises in the High Atlas and winds down into a deep canyon to the impressive rock formation Dades Gorge. On the way you will discover an oasis of the Valley of Roses in El KalaaMagouna and the Dades Gorges. Tineghir is located 1342 m altitude in the mountains and in the middle of large palm oasis, became famous for this old fortified village particularly through the impressive Todra Gorge and due to its location in the famous “Road of the Kasbahs” that form a beautiful backdrop for this place and offer wonderful opportunities for hikers.
Day 5: Tineghir – Alnif – Zagora (approximately 240 km)
After breakfast, the journey towards Sahara caravan station via Alnif. Next, continue the journey to Zagora. A symbolic stop at the famous sign “Timbuktu, 52 days,” 52 days to Timbouktou is the final testimony at a time when Zagora was an important transit points for caravans. Dinner and overnight stay in a beautiful guest house in the palm grove of Zagora.
Day 6: Zagora – M’hamid – Chegaga (approximately 160 km)
After breakfast you will take an all-terrain vehicle 4×4 the old road that led the caravan of Draa to Timbuktu. After a good range of Hamada du Draa you come in to the Erg Lihoudi to where is riding on the backs of camels for about an hour. After lunch Fair in nature, start a small adventures with the off-road vehicle in a sandy trail to Chegaga the largest sand dunes in Morocco. The arrival of the beautiful nomadic bivouac, where the increase attracts one of the highest dunes views to enjoy the colors in the evening light. The sunset will be particularly impressive and memorable one. After a tasty dinner, sit with a glass of hot, sweet “Berber whiskey” (peppermint) relaxing around the campfire. Enjoy the typical desert ambience under the stars with Berber music.
Day 7: Chegaga – FoumZguid – Tata (230 km)
Take the slopes of the rally “Paris-Dakar” and trackless areas takes you to the huge lake Iriki, which is a completely dried salt flat with fantastic mirages today. In FoumZguid awaits your minibus which the journey continues. Due to the wide and people loose desert areas with bizarre mountain ranges. In the afternoon you reach Tata: a desert oasis town surrounded by cultivated vegetable gardens and shady palm trees. Here you will meet another Moroccan culture, where men still wear the typical blue-black clothes of the Tuareg and Berber women adorn themselves with old silver jewelry.
Day 8: Tata – Tafraoute (approximately 160 km)
Today’s journey takes you to the Anti-Atlas Mountains and deep in the Berber culture Tafraoute. The city is the center of Ammeln region and is 1000 meters above sea level in the western Anti-Atlas. Nature has formed here a marvelous mountain with bizarre rock of granite, shimmering pink in the sun.
The most famous of them, the Chapeau de Napoleon, rising a few kilometers south of the city. The red-washed mosques and houses blend harmoniously into the landscape. Together with the green palm trees gives a fantastic panorama that is exceeded when the almond trees blossom in February.Area of Tafraoute offers many interesting possibilities to take short walks in the
magnificent mountain scenery.
Day 9: Tafraoute – Agadir – Essaouira.
The journey takes about Agadir, where a small detour worthwhile. You take a walk on the beach promenade and the air can get a taste of the Atlantic. Then go to the climax of the city “Agadir Ofla” where you have a wonderful view over the city, the beach and the harbor.
Continue on the Atlantic coast has many fishing villages and surf camps towards Essaouira Mogador then called. The whitewashed houses with blue shutters create a contrast to the impressive ocher walls a pretty picture. From the city walls you can enjoy a wonderful view of the old town.
Day 10: Essaouira (stay)
On a walk to discover the wonders of Essaouira: the port, Sqala, the Old Town and the old Jewish quarter (Mellah). After the city tour we enjoy fresh grilled fish in a small restaurant on the harbor. The afternoon is at your leisure.
The Medina is on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in recent years. She is very lively and inviting with its cozy restaurants, bustling streets, picturesque squares and colorful shops to stay. The sandy beaches of Essaouira are among the finest in the country. Here and in the neighboring places, provide excellent conditions for wind and kite surfers from around the world.
Day 11: Essaouira – Marrakech – Airport (180 km)
After relaxing and enjoyable beach holiday, you will be driven to your flight times to the airport in Marrakech where our tour ends together.

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