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High atlas roads, desert off-road drive, sahara 4wd holidays

High atlas roads :

The most exciting way to see the Atlas is also by driving through hills, mountainous roads and Berber villages & valleys. Many surprising sights and breathtaking views open off every turn offering a rich diversity and unique encounters of medieval and still unchanged ways of living.

itinerary

Day 1- Marrakech:

Marvel in the spectacle of Marrakech, mingle with the performers and fortune-tellers at Djemaa el-Fna or sample Moroccan fares alfresco at the night stalls. Relax while sipping mint tea with locals and pick up last-minute supplies for the South Morocco adventure.

ACCOM: HOTEL – 1

Day 2- Aroumd:

Stay in a mountain gite with incredible views while exploring the High Atlas Mountains. Hike to the burial place of a medieval saint.

ACCOM: GITE – 1

Day 3- Ait Benhaddou:

Explore the grand Ait Benhaddou kasbah, Morocco’s internationally acclaimed film set, as featured in Lawrence of Arabia and Gladiator.

ACCOM: GUESTHOUSE – 1

Day 4- Zagora:

Embark on a journey towards the mighty Sahara Desert, through the lush Draa Valley and on to Zagora – a small oasis town on the Sahara fringe that is perfect for an overnight stop.

ACCOM: HOTEL – 1

Day 5- Sahara Camp:

Travel along rugged mountain ranges, through seas of sand and past the occasional desert oasis of date palms. Investigate an ancient library filled with manuscripts and discover the green-glazed pottery of Tamegroute. Enjoy a camel expedition across the Sahara at dusk and spend the night under the stars.

ACCOM: CAMP SITE – 1

Day 6 -Taroudannt:

Climb aboard a 4×4 for an epic trip out to the Erg Chigaga sand dunes. Look out for the incredible sight of goats climbing argan trees on the way to the bustling market town of Taroudannt. Take to the souqs and haggle with local traders for silver jewellery or colourful Moroccan ceramics and mosaics.

ACCOM: RIAD – 1

Days 7/8 -Essaouira:

Travel to the seaside gem of Essaouira and discover a variety of active or relaxing things to do. Essaouira’s old medina is a fascinating place to explore with a local guide, or perhaps take the opportunity to relax by the beach or browse the bubbly markets.

ACCOM: RIAD – 2

Days 9/10: Marrakech:

Farewell the beach and head from Essaouira to Marrakech. Once again, get lost in the mayhem of the souqs or seek out Majorelle Gardens to relax in a tropical oasis.

details :

type Cultural Marrakech   & 4×4 Sahara safari
clients Mountainkingdoms
From 2014-15
Exclusivity Small Group
Accommodation Comfort ¾ * ( riad/ Hotel/ kasbah/ Desert camp ***)
Transport : 4×4 with A/c + driver
Area Marrakech- Ouarzazate-Zagora-Chiggaga-Taroudant- High Atlas – Essaouira
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