Amazing New Year in the Sahara desert / 2018

Amazing New Year in Morocco 2018

Date: 29 December  2017 – 2 January 2018

Are you ready for New Year’s Eve 2018 in Morocco? Discover New Year in the Sahara desert is a magical setting surrounded by endless dunes to enjoy an unforgettable night under a starry sky.

DAY 1 (29/12): MARRAKECH

Arrival at Marrakech airport, meet our guide & driver, transfer to the Riad at the heart of the medina very close to Jemaa El Fna square. Overnight at the riad, dinner according to your choice.

DAY 2 (30/12): MARRAKECH – AIT BENHADDOU – OUARZAZATE – TODRA GORGES

Departure from Marrakech at 7:00 am by minibus and travel over the Atlas Mountains, crossing Tizi n’Tichka (2260m) the highest road mountain pass in Morocco. Enjoy spectacular views of the surroundings areas including the zigzagging road. On the way to Ouarzazate, we will visit the fortified, famous Ksars and Kasbahs of Aït Benhaddou. Our drive takes us to Ouarzazate and beyond where we enjoy the beauty of Valley of the Roses and Kelaat Mgouna where we leave the main road and drive to Dades valley, a visit here and then continue through the small city of Tinghir to the magnificent Todra Gorges. Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 3 (31/12): TODRA – ERFOUD – MERZOUGA – ERG CHEBBI

After breakfast at the hotel, we visit the Todra gorges and then on our way to Merzouga through several beautiful desert towns; Tinjdad, Erfoud & Rissani, arrival to Merzouga. Get ready for the camel trek from Merzouga to Erg Chebbi (2hrs), overnight at the nomadic camp in the heart of the highest dunes in Morocco (150m), possibility to see the sunset. Berber dinner, perhaps a little entertainment and drum party. You can choose to sleep under the stars or in tents at our desert camp.

DAY 4 (1/01): ERG CHEBBI – TAZZARINE – OUARZAZATE – MARRAKECH

Wake up early to enjoy the views of sunrise in the desert, after breakfast, join the Camels again to ride back by a different way over the dunes to return to our waiting vehicle at Merzouga, way through Alnif, Tazzarine & a part of the long Draa valley before arriving to Agdez and then continue to Ouarzazate before the return journey across the Atlas Mountains to Marrakech. Overnight at the guest house.

DAY 5 (2/01): MARRAKECH

After breakfast, transfer to the airport (according to your flight time).