Merzouga desert tour departure from Casablanca 3 days will allow you to explore the southern Sahara and its wonderful Kasbahs and to live unforgettable moments with the Berbers, as well as the visit of the old kasbah to Ait ben Haddou and Movie studios in Ouarzazate. Visit the gorges of Dades and Toudra, sleep in a desert camp under Berber tent.
After breakfast in your hotel our driver will pick you up at 8:00am then drive by the highway to Meknes where you will be heading to another part of Morocco. Crossing the Middle Atlas Mountains. We stop for a short break in Ifran or the small Switzerland where is the first ski resort in Morocco. We will be surrounded by amazing sceneries and landscapes of mountains and plains. A special species of native monkeys living in cedar woods, over 30 members in one family called Maggot monkeys in Azrou. We will have lunch break in Midelt, it celebrates the festival of apples every years. There is a big contrast of landscapes especially when we drive through Ziz valley to get us to Arfoud, the gate of the sahara, to Merzouga. Overnight in a Berber cam
After your breakfast we leave the sahara and head towards the old system of irrigation that is still used in the oasis of Eljerf. A break on the way in Tinjidad. We will have lunch in valley of Todra. It is considered as one of the oldest valley in Morocco for caravan trading and where the first Moroccan money was made out of silver. A beautiful valley of 15 km of date palms ends up with a spectacular Gorges, mainly used for rock climbing and picnics. We embark on Dades valley which has an astonishing rock formation made by million years of erosion. We cross more Rose Valley, the only place in Morocco where we harvest Damascus rose in which we extract some products like rose water and rose oil best for skin treatment and anti-wrinkles.
Ouarzazate is popular for the Taourirte Kasbah which is a real image of Berber architecture made out clay and straw and the studio of cinema. On our arrival to Ait Ben Haddou village we will go for a walk to visit this ancient village. An old village where a list of movie credits were made starting with the first movies “Lawrence of Arabia”, ”Jesus of Nazareth”, ”Gladiator” and the list is still going on. It is also listed in UNISCO as a site of world and national culture in 1987. Overnight in Ouarzazate or Ait Ben Haddou.
After breakfast in your Riad your trip will start to Marrakech via the high Atlas Mountains via Tizi N'Tichka, A spectacular road of red Mountains and Berber villages then take the way to Marrakech. The end of our 3 Days Desert Tour from Casablanca to Merzouga services.