Morocco Gnawa Tours invites you on an exciting journey to Roses valley and the amazing Sahara desert that will not disappoint. The Roses valley sits at the foot of the High Atlas Mountains in Morocco, where the mountains meet the Dadès Valley. This verdant valley, lying beneath an ochre canyon, is an incredibly beautiful landscape and is one of Morocco’s major tourist sites. Discover Marrakech and Morocco’s Big South and Desert low cost getaway for 8 very special days you will not forget.
Visit: Marrakech – High Atlas (Tizi-n-Tichka 2300m) – Kasbah Telouet – Ounila Valley – Ait Benhaddou – Draa Valley – Zagora – Skoura Palm and Kasbah – Rose Valley – Dades Valley (Dades Gorges) -Todra Valley (Todra Gorge) – Pre-Saharia – Valley – Sahara Merzouga – Ouarzazate – Kasbah Taourirt – Film Studios.
DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN MARRAKECH
We will collect the entire group at the airport and we transfer you to your riad to rest and begin our big adventure. Enjoy a guided tour of the historical and cultural heritage of Marrakech, visiting: the Jemaa el-Fna, the old Medina, the Koutoubia Mosque, the spice market, the souk and its mythical streets. At night the square is full of ancient magic, aroma, color and music a treat for the senses. Accommodation just minutes from the square. Bed and breakfast.
DAY 2: MARRAKECH – KASBAH TELOUET – OUNILA VALLEY – AIT BENHADDOU
The trip across the High Atlas, the impressive Tizi n’Tichka, about 2300 meters altitude. These Atlas Mountains are home to the Berbers in their little adobe villages. Visit the Kasbah of Telouet, stunning Ounila Valley and Ait Benhaddou, visit its majestic Kasbah, a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Accommodation, dinner and breakfast.
DAY 3: AIT BENHADDOU – OUARZAZATE – AGDEZ – TAMNOUGALT – DRAA VALLEY – ZAGORA
We drive across the mountain Jbel Kissane, continue towards the Draa Valley through Berber villages and Kasbahs amid palms, the largest in Morocco, to reach the town of Zagora.
Accommodation, dinner and breakfast.
DAY 4: ZAGORA – TAZARINE – ALNIF – RISSANI – MERZOUGA DESERT
Morning departure to Merzouga dunes, visiting extraordinary landscapes. Transportation will change to the camel and we walk approximately one hour and a half, enjoying the sunset, to our nomadic Bedouin tent in the dunes. Enjoy the tea ceremony and dinner prepared by our chef Berber, followed by an evening of percussion music of the desert nomads. Accommodation with the local comforts in Berber tents or haimas, dinner and breakfast.
DAY 5: MERZOUGA DESERT – KHAMLIA – TODRA VALLEY – DADES – ROSES VALLEY
In the morning enjoy a magical sunrise and ride the camels back to a hostel where we freshen up and have breakfast. Visit the surrounding Berber villages, like Khamlia where we hear live traditional music. We will continue our route to the Dades Valley, where we will discover the impressive gorge and will stay in a hotel in the middle of the valley. Accommodation, dinner and breakfast.
DAY 6: VALLEY OF ROSES – PALMERAEI AND KASBAH SKOURA – OUARZAZATE
The route starts from the Thousand Kasbahs, passing the Valley of Roses (El-Kelaat M’Gouna) through stunning palm groves and Berber villages. In this valley damascus roses are grown, here we see how artisans work is underway for the development of products, creams, oils, rose water. Berber beauty products. We will continue visiting the Palm and Skoura Kasbah to reach Ouarzazate, where after a long journey we will enjoy a Berber bath (hammam) and they will make us a henna tattoo. Accommodation in Ouarzazate (The Silent City), bed and breakfast.
DAY 7: OUARZAZATE – MARRAKECH
Visit the Kasbah of Taourirt (Heritage of UNESCO) and Film studios where films have been shot such as Kundun, Mission Cleopatra, Babel, Gladiator. Free afternoon in Marrakech. Accommodation a few minutes from the square, bed and breakfast.
DAY 8: TRANSFER AIRPORT
Breakfast at the hotel and time transfer to the airport for your flight to your home city. End of tour and our services.