The Moroccan South

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8-day/7-night journey

Start from/return to Marrakech.

Marrakech, Tizi n’Tichka, Telouet, Ait Benhaddou, Ouarzazate, Dadès Valley, Todra Valley, Tinrhrir, Haroun, Merzouga, Dra Valley, Agdz, Marrakech.

Day 1: arrival to Marrakech, the Red City; dinner in Jeema el’Fna square, pulsating centre of the city; night at a *** hotel.

Day 2: we leave early in the morning; we cross the Tizi n’Tichka pass, situated at more than 2000 metres of elevation; we drive along the Télouet track and visit the Glaouis’ Kasbah; lunch at a local restaurant; we go ahead along the route in the Télouet Valley to get to ksar Ait Benhaddou (UNESCO Heritage); overnight stay in the kasbah.

Day 3: early in the morning we leave from Ait Benhaddou to reach Ouarzazate; we visit the studios where many movies have been shot; then we visit the Taourirt kasbah in Ouarzazate; we leave Ouarzazate driving along the Dadès and the Todra valleys until we reach Tinrhir, near the amazing Todra Gorges; dinner and night at a maison d’hote in Tinrhir.

Day 4: we leave Tirnhir in the morning; once Erfoud is reached we leave the tarmac road behind and, through a desert track, we get to ksar Haroun; we go ahead on a trail heading to Merzouga; we visit the lake and the village, back to Haroun and overnight stay there.

Day 5: we leave Haroun on a 4x4 and reach the Safsaf oasis driving along a track; we have a picnic at the oasis; then we head to the Erg Chebbi, where at the sunset we take a dromedary ride on the dunes; back to Haroun and night there.

Day 6: we get on the road in the morning, crossing the Draa Valley and arriving in Agzd, where we stop; we have dinner and sleep at a maison d’hote.

Day 7: we go on towards Ouarzazate, cross the Tizi n’Tichka pass and get back to Marrakech, where we dine in a souk restaurant; we spend the night at a *** hotel.

Day 8: departure from Marrakech by plane.

Mercato di Tinrhir