Explore Nature – 8 days | Departure Marrakech


natureza Explore Nature   8 days | Departure Marrakech

Explore Nature – 8 days – Departure Marrakech

Day 1 – Marrakech
Day 2 – Natural Park Toubkal or Cascades d’Ouzoud or Ourika Valley
Day 3 – Ouarzazate | Dades
Day 4 – Erg Chebbi
Day 5 – Erg Chebbi                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
Day 6 – Ouarzazate
Day 7 – Marrakech
Day 8 – Transfer to airport

Day 1 – Marrakech
The driver will be waiting in the airport. Depending on the time, visit the Red City. At night, you will have the opportunity to go for a tour in the most emblematic square in Marrakesh, Jemaa El Fna.
Day 2 – You have three options:
# Toubkal Nature Park: Toubkal National Park situated in the High Atlas, between N’Fiss and Ourika Valley. There are about 38,000 acres of remarkable diversity.

# Ouzoud Waterfalls: Situated 150km from Marrakech. Ouzoud Waterfalls are one of the most spectacular sights in Morocco. Located in a friendly Berber village, the three beautiful tiered waterfall plunge 110m into the river below. You can trek along the river to the caves, go for short walks to enjoy the natural scenery, relax in a waterside straw shack or take a swim in the refreshing

 # Ourika valley: Situated 60 km south of Marrakech, provides a very different landscape, green with small adobe villages on the mountainside. The “Jardin du Safran” in the Tnine village is a farm that produces saffron and its open for those who wish to visit. A little further on, we can find the Bio-aromatic gardens, where they grow 45 different varieties of herbs and medicinal plants. The road ends in-Setti Fatma, at the end of the Valley, but the more adventurous can continue on foot until the seven waterfalls.
Day 3 – Ouarzazate | Dades
We leave behind Marrakesh and start to climb the highest point of the High Atlas, Tizi n’Tichka, around 2260 meters altitude where snow persists almost throughout all year. A magnificent landscape on a road that winds through Atlas Berber villages. You will arrive to Ouarzazate, the main Berber city, known for dramatic mountains and desert landscape surrounded by breathtaking valleys. You will continue to explore the fascinating Dades Valley and its famous Gorges. Visit the village of Kelaa M’gouna, famous for the annual Rose Festival. This road is known as the road of a thousand Kasbahs, and you will certainly have many opportunities to take outstanding photos. Dinner and night at a hotel.

Day 4 – Erg Chebbi
Morning free to make a walk in this privileged setting. Today the journey takes us to the mysterious Sahara desert. The asphalt ends in Erfoud and from there we continue on off beaten track until we reach our destination, a charming auberge situated in the dunes of Erg Chebbi, Auberge du Sud. Dinner and night.

Day 5 – Erg Chebbi
This day is especially reserved for a 4X4 tour around the region, passing through some off roads of the famous Lisbon – Dakar, we’ll have a tea and see how a nomadic family lives, visit the village of Khamlia, explore the Oasis of Asil Habied and visit the biggest Lake of the region. In the afternoon, ride a dromedary to the bivouac, with a stop in the big dune to contemplate the sunset. Night in the bivouac, in a typical Berber tent in the desert.

Day 6 – Ouarzazate
This will be a unique morning, with the possibility to climb the big dune and experience the unforgettable moment of sunrise. After breakfast, return to auberge and departure towards the Draa Valley and its stunning landscapes full of green oasis and Berber villages. Then departure towards Ouarzazate, the main Berber city, known for its dramatic mountains and desertic landscape surrounded by breathtaking valleys. Ouarzazate, “the Hollywood of Africa”. Visit the studios where some successes such as “Gladiator” or “Alexander the Great” were filmed. Dinner and night stay in Dar.

Day 7 – Ait Ben Haddou | Marrakech
Return to Marrakech, but before stop to visit Ait-Ben-Haddou, built in the XIX Century, declared  as Unesco World Heritage. The most beautiful Kasbah of southern Morocco in part because of the interest dedicated by the film industry from the early sixties. Arrive to Marrakech and visit the city, the famous Mosque of Koutubia from XII century, the Medina and its souks, and explore some more of Marrakech’s secrets, the Mosque, El Badi Palace and Ali Ben Youssef Koranic school. The Saadian tombs, relatively well preserved, are, however, one of the best testimonies of the season and one of the main places visited by tourists today. The Bahia Palace, built in the XIX century, is another mandatory script and one of the finest examples of Muslim architecture of the old imperial capital.
Day 8 – Depending on the time of flight, visit the Medina and its souks for some last minute shopping and transfer to the airport.