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Sand and Splendors

Uncover the breathtaking gorges, valleys, and Kasbahs of Morocco's southern region, renowned for their Hollywood blockbuster appearances. This captivating route beckons adventurers, seekers of tranquillity, and those yearning for extraordinary experiences.

Tour Nights

  • Ait Ben Haddou: 1 nights
  • Dades Gorge: 1 nights
  • Todra Gorge: 1 nights
  • Merzouga: 1 nights
  • Tamnougalt: 1 nights
  • Marrakech: 1 nights
  • Tour CodeTour code: AWMC03
  • Accommodation GradeAccommodation Grade
  • Private TourPrivate Tour

Tour At a Glance

  • Discover the hidden Kasbah of Telouet
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou
  • See the 17th century citadel Kasbah Amerhidil
  • Uncover the location of the Roses Festival at Kelaa M’Gouna

Itinerary details

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  • Day 1 Marrakech – Ait Ben Haddou (180km)
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    Head towards Ouarzazate via the Tichka Pass (2260m). Along this breathtaking drive, pass through numerous small villages seamlessly merging into the mountains. Today offers the opportunity to explore two magnificent Kasbahs that have played a crucial role in Moroccan history – the crumbling Kasbah of Telouet and the astonishing UNESCO-protected 16th-century marvel, Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou. Wander through the winding streets to the upper level for awe inspiring views. Dinner will be at the hotel. 

  • Day 2 Ait Ben Haddou – Kelaa M’gouna – Dades Gorge (150km)
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    Journey to the city of Ouarzazate, known as the gateway to the Sahara Desert: explore the movie studios and the historical Kasbah Taourirt. Then take the famous 1000 Kasbah Road leading to the Skoura Oasis. Consider a short off-road excursion through the oasis to reach the renowned Kasbah Amerhidil, featured in many brochures about Morocco and even depicted on Moroccan banknotes. Continue the journey to Kelaa M'Gouna, renowned for the rose water distilled from the locally grown petals, giving the area its name, "Rose Valley." Continue towar ds the Dades Gorge, sculpted over centuries by the Dades River. Navigate along the zigzagging road of red rock towering over the river. Dinner will be at the hotel.  Read More

  • Day 3 Dades Gorge – Todra Gorge (90km)
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    Embark on a short drive to Dades Gorge today, surrounded by scenery adorned with deserted Kasbahs, palm gloves, and mud-brick villages—an ideal setting for photographers. Head on an off-road adventure leading to Todra Gorge. This path cuts through the barren, arid region, revealing hidden treasures unseen from paved roads. Discover caves and perhaps encounter the tents of local Nomadic people who reside in this area, guiding their herds in search of food. Conclude this amazing drive at Todra Gorge, a breathtaking canyon near Tineghir, where cliffs rise 300m above, showcasing ever-changing honey-coloured hues as the sun moves across the sky. Later, return to the hotel for dinner.  Read More

  • Day 4 Todra Gorge – Erfoud – Rissani – Merzouga (110km)
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    Embark on a desert adventure this morning as you travel towards Erfoud, known for its date palms, and the ancient city of Rissani, which thrived from the 8th to 14th century. Reach the vast "sand sea" of Merzouga, with apricot-coloured sand stretching as far as the eye can see. In the late afternoon, embark on a camel caravan into the dunes, and experience the awe-inspiring show of the desert, embracing the solitude and silence it offers. 

  • Day 5 Merzouga – Tamnougalt (260km)
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    Consider waking up early to witness the spectacular sunrise over the swelling dunes, transforming the landscape with the first light. Today's journey takes you across the volcanic mountains of Sarhro and the Draa Valley to Tamnougalt, near the city of Agdz. Traverse dramatic rock formations and gorges, enjoying superb views. The scenery evolves as the first palm trees of the Draa Valley come into view—the longest river valley in Morocco, adorned with palm groves and small Sub-Saharan Amazigh villages preserving traditions and culture passed dow n through generations.  Read More

  • Day 6 Tamnougalt – Marrakesh (350km)
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    Visit the distinctive Kasbah Tamnougalt with its unique wall decorations and unusual tapering towers. Begin the journey towards the cities of Ouarzazate and Marrakech, crossing the High Atlas Mountains. Conclude the tour with a drop-off at your hotel/riad in Marrakech. 

  • Day 7 Marrakech – Airport
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    Airport transportation will be organized according to your scheduled departure. 

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What's Included?

  • Meet and greet services.
  • Arrival & Departure transfers.
  • Transportation as mentioned during the program.
  • Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Meals on Half Board.
  • Visit & Entry fees as mentioned in the program.
  • Services of local guides during the visits.
  • All applicable taxes and service charges.

What's not Included?

  • International flight.
  • Visa fees.
  • Driver-guide gratuities, drinks, dining rooms tips and porterage.
  • Personal Expenses such as laundry, telephones calls, hard & soft drinks, meals other then specified, beverages and mineral water etc
  • Telephone bill, laundry and any items of a personal nature.
  • New Year's Eve gala dinner supplement.
  • Any other services not mentioned in the itinerary and inclusions.

Additional Information

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£) based on twin sharing.
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