Day 1: Imlil – Dades Gorge
We depart from Imilil in a modern, air conditioned transportation, enjoying the magnificent views of the surrounding countryside continuing along the route of The Dades Valley to reach our guesthouse where we will stay for the night. Night at Xaluca Dades or equivalent.
Day 2: Dades Gorge – Merzouga, Sahara Desert
The next morning we continue along the Dades valley making our way to Merzouga. At Merzouga we explore the village and meet our Camels who will take us for 1 and a half hours into the Dunes to reach our desert camp at Erg Chebbi. Each person rides their own Camel. The Camel trek is usually just prior to sunset, so that you may enjoy the sun setting over the landscape from the top of the Dunes. Once we arrive at the Desert camp, we are greeted with a cup of delicious hot minty tea and we spend the evening under the stars, on the dunes and beside the warmth of the fireside. We enjoy a locally cooked meal of Tagine or couscous (vegetarians are catered for with vegetable tagine), a drum party and story swapping. Those that wish to can sleep directly under the stars, but there are Bivouacs for everyone. The stars in the desert are a great opportunity to see as there are no artificial lights around and you can fully appreciate the glory of the skies above. Night at Luxury Camp Chebbi or equivalent.
Day 3: Merzouga – Ait Ben Haddou
Wake up early , just prior to sunrise, we have a 1h30 camel ride at sunrise to explore the area further and we head back to Merzouga on our Camels. When we reach Merzouga, have breakfast & have the opportunity to shower and then we begin our journey toward the Atlas mountains, with plenty of stops for photos and exploring and dinner, Stay in Ait Ben Haddou on the journey back to Marrakech. Night at Riad Caravane or equivalent.
Day 4: Ait Ben Haddou – Marrakech
Continue our journey through the stony desert and over the Atlas mountains, return to Marrakech. Night at Riad la Perle Rouge or equivalent.
- All hotel accommodations & luxury desert camping
- Breakfast and dinner
- English-speaking guide
- Camel ride in the desert