Day 1: Ouarzazate – Dades Gorges
We start our journey in the morning with a visit to the impressive rocks at Dades Gorges. On our way we pass the beautiful oasis of Skoura, where we find numerous ancient kasbahs surrounded by palm trees. We continue our tour through the Kela’a M’gouna, the Valley of Roses. The abundant rose blossoms in this valley are harvested during Spring time with the annual Rose Festival. After this celebration the roses are collected by local companies to be processed into the highly valued beauty products that you will find throughout Morocco.
When we arrive at Dades Gorges we pause here for lunch and for a walk through the impressive rock formations and the fields around. There are different options for spending the night in this beautiful environment. You could spend the night in a hotel, in an ancient kasbah, or for the ultimate authentic experience it is also possible the spend the night in the hills in the house of a Berber family.
Day 2: Dades Gorges – Merzouga
After breakfast the journey continues to Tinghir for a walk around the different rock formations of Toudgha Gorges. Today our end destination is in the Erg Chebbi dunes. On our way we pass Tinjdad, the oasis of Tafilalet near Erfoud which is famous for its annual Date Festival. In one of the Berber villages we will serve you lunch, after which we continue to the Erg Chebbi dunes. We warmly welcome you with a traditional tea ceremony, after which we invite you for a camel ride to the top of the dunes to watch a magnificent sunset. We serve you a delicious traditional diner in the nomad tents, after which you can take your rest in your own tent surrounded by nothing but the silence, sand and starskies of the Sahara.
Day 3: Merzouga – Ouarzazate
If you wake up early you can enjoy a beautiful sunrise over the Sahara. After breakfast we continue our journey to the village of Tazzarine from the film Babel and to N’Qob for our lunch time. In the afternoon we drive along the ancient caravan route to Tansihkt and through the beautiful Dra’a Valley with its palm trees and ancient villages back to Ouarzazate.