Time required: 2 nights, 3 days
Day 1: Marrakech/Boumalne Dadès
Outside Marrakesh, getting over the Tizi’n Tichka pass (more than 2,260 of height), we are going to reach the desert.
First stop, the Ksar of Aït Benhaddou, UNESCO World Heritage site, natural set of the most Hollywood films. Second stop, Ouarzazate, where it is possible to visit the Atlas Films establishments. The next destination is Boumalne Dadès for the overnight.
Day 2 – Boumalne Dadès/Merzouga
The second day, we leave to Merzouga, one of the desert doors. During the route, we meet the Tinehrir with its suq and silver chasers, the Todra Gorge, the khettara, and the original well for the water supply. We spend the night in the desert in a tented camp, under a starry sky, at the foot of the Erg Chebbi, the highest dune of Marocco Sahara.
Day 3 – Merzouga/Marrakech
The third day, we leave to Ouarzazate to visit the Kasbah of Taourirt, impressive earthen building and former residence of Pasha Glaoui of Marrakesh. Arrival to Marrakesh in the evening.
1. Marrakech – Aït Benaddhou crossing the Tizi ‘n Tichka pass (2.260 m), Ouarzazate. Overnight and dinner at Boumalne Dadès.
2. Boumalne Dadès – Merzouga – dunes.
3. Merzouga – Ouarzazate – Marrakech. Return to Marrakech via Ouarzazate. Arrival to Marrakech in the evening.