Transfer from Marrakech by 4×4 vehicle with driver-guide to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the fortified village of Ait Ben Haddou. Traverse the High Atlas Mountains via the highest main road pass in Morocco (at 2260m), offering some exhilarating driving via lush valleys and traditional Berber villages. Take the route to Telouet (for the Kasbah Glaoui) and then follow the course of the beautiful Ounila Valley, in the mountain foothills, to reach Ait Ben Haddou. Ait Ben Haddou is essentially a living museum, comprising a ksar and has been used as the backdrop in many international movies. You will overnight just outside this village, in a restored kasbah guest-house, with evening meal & breakfast included.
Early morning transfer to the great #dunes of #ErgChigaga, via the Draa Valley, Zagora and M’hamid El Ghezlane (at the end of the sealed road). The Draa is Morocco’s longest river and the drive south along the valley is punctuated by glorious palm oasis and crumbling kasbahs. Drive off-road for 2hrs to reach overnight camp at the foot of the tall dunes before sunset. Take a camel ride. Overnight at the camp with evening meal & breakfast included.
Greet the new day from a vantage point at the top of a dune before breakfast. Early morning transfer back to Marrakech. Exit the #desert a different way, via a dried river course and the vast dried salt flats at #LakeIriqui, to reach Foum Zguid (in approx. 3 hours off-road journey). Follow the route northwards via Tazenakht to once more join the route across the High Atlas mountain range per day 1. Expect to reach Marrakech by the late afternoon/early evening.
4×4 vehicle with driver-guide for 3 days, with collection and return at #riad / hotel (or airport) in #Marrakech;1 night #guesthouse accommodation (with breakfast and evening meal);1 night Berber #desertcamp tented accommodation (with breakfast and evening meal, drinking water, hot drinks);guided #camel-ride from #camp,local music, #SandBoarding.