After breakfast, cross the mountains of the High Atlas through Tichka col (2260 m) towards Telouet. Visit the Glaoui’s Kasbah at Telouet. From there, you drive on more twisty and narrow mountain roads with a sprinkled landscape of Berber villages and Kasbahs. The lunch break is half the way. Drive on to the South by the Kasbah of “Ait Ben Haddou”, one of the most beautiful Kasbahs in Morocco and also protected as a world cultural heritage by UNESCO. Arrival to Ouarzazate after 20 kilometers to find the other fascinating Kasbah ‘Taourirt’, a former residence of the sultan whose pottery houses rose up in the sky… Dinner and night stay at a hotel.
Breakfast and departure to Agdz through the mountains of Tizi-n-Tinifift (1660 m). After Agdz, the road follows the Valley of Draa covered in immense forests of Palm trees taking down to Zagora. The latter desert city on the Draa valley is surrounded by the Jebel Adafae (1027 m) and the Jebel Zagora (974 m). Zagora was an important crossroad of caravans. You can read more in: “52 days on the camel to Timbuktu”. After that, we take the direction towards Oulad Driss Chegaga then continue towards the desert where you feel the loneliness of the place as well as the calmness that reigns. It will be a good chance to meet hospitable and courageous nomads. Night stay in the Bivouac.
After breakfast, transfer from Chegaga to Ouled Berhil and all the way up to Foum Zguid crossing the village of Taznakhte, well-known for the Berber carpet production. After driving by Taliouine, the only village in the Morocco and Africa where saffron is produced, go on a visit for some cooperatives to get informed on this plant. Arrival to Ouled Berhil at the end of the day. Dinner and night stay in a magnificent Palace.
Breakfast then departure through the Tizi N Test col (2090 m) driving by wonderful villages and spectacular scenery. You will have the chance to see Argan, a type of tree existing only the West of Morocco and Mexico. Later, a visit to the Tinmel mosque which was built at the time of the Almohads. Continue to Marrakech and spend the night at a hotel.
Also included in the fees:
The tour in an air-conditioned 4 WDs with guide driver and fuel.
Accommodation in Hotels, Riads, home stay, Gites, or double rooms.
All meals. (Lunch from day 1 till day 4)
The bivouac and camel rides scheduled.
Mineral water in the vehicle during the tour.
Fees do not cover:
Additions to single rooms.
The entries for the visits.
Tips and drinks (except mineral water and tea).
Travel insurance (Cancellation and repatriation).