excursions from ouarazate


Circuit 1O – Ouarzazate 2 days – M’hamid (500 km/R)

1st day: in the morning visit to Ouarzazate Kasbah and departure for Agdez and the Draa Valley, by crossing the little Atlas. Lunch in Zagora, with a visit in the afternoon of the Qur’anic library of Tamagroute. In the evening, after crossing the mountains of Bani, we will arrive at M’hamid, sunset with camels’ riding in the desert, and accommodation in a Berber tent.

2nd day: in the morning departure from M’hamid towards Ouarzazate, lunch and afternoon visit to the Kasbah of Aït Ben Haddou. Located 30 km away from Ouarzazate, Ait Ben Haddou is an ancient Berber Kasbah under UNESCO protection which has kept intact the architecture and the rhythms of life.

Circuit 2O – Ouarzazate 3 days – Erg Chigaga (600 km/R)

1st day: in the morning visit to Ouarzazate Kasbah and departure for Agdez and the Draa Valley, by crossing the little Atlas. Lunch in Zagora, with a visit in the afternoon to the Qur’anic library of Tamagroute. In the evening, after crossing the mountains of Bani, we will at M’hamid, with overnight stay in a Berber tent.

2nd day: In the morning route sunset walking with camels and soon after departure from m’hamid towards the ERG Chigaga dunes, during 60 km of track we will cross the desert that will appear under different landscapes (desert of sand and stones, water sources), lunch together with the people who live in nomadic tents in an oasis with natural water source. Dinner and accommodation at a nomad bivouac at ERG Chigaga, evening with traditional music Sahrawi.

3rd day: after a traditional breakfast, after passing through the dune of Lac Iriqui and the plains of black pebbles, we will take the asphalted road towards the village of Foum Zguid, to arrive at Taznakht where we will visit a cooperative of Berber carpets made by women of the surrounding villages. Return to Ouarzazate with dinner.

Circuit 3O – Ouarzazate 3 days – Merzouga (700 km/R)

1st day: in the morning visit to the Kasbah of Amridil in Skoura, and after passing through the Valley of roses we will visit the mountains with the characteristic houses/dwellings inhabited by the Berber people. Lunch at the gorges of Dades, and trekking along the gorges. Visit to the Gorges du Todgha, dinner and accommodation in a typical riad at the Gorges du Todgha.

2nd day: in the morning we will depart for the dunes of Merzouga, stopping in an archaeological zone where there are many prehistoric fossils, lunch in Rissani, a typical Berber village with an ancient Kasbah. In the afternoon arrival in Merzouga and sunset walk with camels. Dinner and overnight stay at Merzouga in a nomads’ bivouac, night with traditional music from desert Sahrawi.

3rd day: departure from Merzouga towards Ouarzazate, along the route we will cross the Berber villages of Anif and Tazarine, where we will take the road of the Draa Valley. After crossing the little Atlas, we will return in the evening to Ouarzazate.

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