For a taste of the Sahara, it is necessary to go to M'hamid El Ghizlan. The stop over at the blue men is for lovers of beautiful views and never ending dunes where one can treck or take part in a simple bivouac and sleep inside the beautiful tents of the nomad
Number of Days: 3
For a taste of the Sahara, it is necessary to go to M'hamid El Ghizlan. The stop over at the blue men is for lovers of beautiful views and never ending dunes where one can treck or take part in a simple bivouac and sleep inside the beautiful tents of the nomads. After Marrakech, the impressive road of Tizi n'Tichka meanders wonderfully towards Ouarzazate, formerly an ancient city of Glawi. The root transects breathtaking valleys and mysterious oases in the direction of Zagora, where one will see a combination of arid landscapes and lush valleys. The Oued Draa tapers for several dozens of kilometres, passing through many ancient villages which are nested in areas of lush flora. Next the Pre-Saharan provinces arise, and the aspalt road terminates at the foot of the sand dunes, first Ouled Driss, then M'hamid, the ancient crossroad of the gold and salt trade.
Day 1: You will depart from Marrakech in the morning, and pass through the Tizi n'Tichka and Berber villages that rest on the mountainside. There will be a stop, on request at the summit of the pass, which reaches a height of around 2260 meters. There will be a detour to Ait Ben Haddou and a guided tour of the site. You will continue to pursue the route by the summit of Tizi Tiniffift in the direction of Agdez, the first village marking the entry of The Draa Valley. Several kilometres further, you will see the palmerie of Mezguita, and soonafter you will visit Tamnougalt to see the Kasbah which boasts extraordinary views. You will be served a meal and there will be an overnight stay.
Day 2: You will depart to Agdez, a village of 15 000 inhbitants in the south of Morocco which is at the entry of the famous Draa Valley. Here you will see villages constructed from precious clay amidst lush greenery. After Zagora, you will visit Tamgrout, known for its manufacture of spectacular ceramic works, and pass through its underground city. Finally you will see the famous Koranic library. The road continues along the semi-desert landscapes toward the Sahara. You will take part in a camel trek in the desert to watch the sunset over the endless sand dunes, and you will be served a traditional Moroccan dinner. You will spend the night in the desert under a beautiful, never ending canvass of bright stars.
Day 3: You be guided back to the desert village on your camel (about 2 hours), and return in a vehicle towards Ouarzazate via the Draa Valley. You will stop at Tifoultout near the Tizi n'Tichka to see the breathtaking sunset, and you will arrive safely in Marrakesh in the evening.