Day 1: (December 29th) Marrakech – Todra Gorges
Day 2: (December 30th) Todra Gorge-Erfoud-Erg Chebbi-Merzouga
Tinghir: After your morning breakfast, you will depart from your riad/hotel and you will visit one of the most spectacular Gorges in the world. Todgha Gorges is a series of limestone river canyons in the eastern part of the High Atlas Mountains in Morocco. Both the Todgha and Dades Rivers are responsible for cutting out these deep cliff-sided canyons. The heights of the canyon walls vary, but in some places can be up to 400m (1,312 ft.) high.
Tinejdad: You will stop to visit a Berber village famous for its’ palms.
Ksar Touroug: You will pass through Ksar Touroug, which is surrounded by a beautiful oasis.
El Jorf: Here you will stop to visit the old Canal of Irrigation. This area dates back to the 14th century and has provided water for towns and villages for several centuries. The underground aqueducts were designed to transport water slopes without active pumping. In the 1970’s diesel pumps were put in to use causing some of the aqueducts in this region to go dry. Recent studies concluded that the depth of the water table has dropped 50% over the past 40 years, which has affected the amount of date palm grown in the region.
Erfoud: Erfoud is a town in southern Morocco, in the Tafilalet-region. The towns’ main districts are Hay Salam, Hay Jdid, Hay Ziz, Hay el Bathaa, Hay Annahda, Hay el Hamri. Erfoud has been given the name of “The Gate of Sahara Desert” as it is near the Erg Chebbi Dunes since you can actually take direct off-road route to the dunes.
While traveling through Erfoud, which is known for its precious and unique fossils, we will stop to visit the workers of fossils and the Erfoud Market of Dates.
Merzouga: When you arrive to Merzouga we will go to a hotel, drink a mint tea and secure any luggage that you may not need for the next leg of the tour. From here we will go to Erg Chebbi where you will embark upon a camel and journey into the Sarah Desert. The camels will be packed with food and blankets, as well as the other necessities needed for this one night stay in the desert. We will trek our way through the sand to a small Oasis in the middle of the dunes. Here is where you will be spending your evening, where the sky is clear and stars sparkle and shine with intensity. Your accommodations this evening will be camping in a Nomad Berber Tent.
Once settled in at camp, a campfire will be lit and our staff will play music with drums in order to share our culture with you. Afterwards you will be severed your dinner under the Saharan skies ‘blanket of stars’ at the campfire or in the restaurant tent at the camp.
Day 3: (December 31st) Erg Chebbi-Khamlia-Rissani-Merzouga
In the morning, after having a sunrise breakfast, we will break camp and ride our camels out of the desert and back to our original point of departure. You will return back to the hotel where you can enjoy a fresh shower before we leave for a tour of the area of Erg Chebbi.
Khamlia: You will visit a Berber residence and listen to the indigenous Gnawa music, originated in West Africa. After, you will visit some deserted mines and the Oasis of the Palm Trees.
Rissani: Rissani is best known as a producer of high quality of leather. You will visit the visit the famous Market of Rissani where you can find jewelry, souvenirs, gifts, spices, art and crafts. While in Rissani your lunch will be a traditional Moroccan pizza called “Medfouna”.
Merzouga: After we will return back to your hotel in Merzouga for your accommodations and diner and to enjoy a Traditional Moroccan New Year Celebration.
Day 4: (January 1st) Merzouga-Erfoud-Ouarzazete
We will have a late departure from Merzouga to travel back towards Erfoud to Ouarzazate. You will arrive to Ouarzazate in afternoon. Your accommodations and dinner will in a riad/hotel in Ouarzazate.
Day 5: (January 2nd): Ouarzazete-Kasbah Aït-Ben-Haddou-Atlas Mountains-Marrakech
After your morning breakfast you will travel to Marrakech by way of the Atlas Mountains. You will stop for lunch in Taddart to have lunch at a Berber village in a panoramic restaurant. After you complete your lunch you will continue your travel to Marrakech.
Marrakech: Once you arrive to Marrakech, you will be dropped off at your hotel and this will complete your 5-Day New Year Tour and end our services.
Tour includes :
- A Tour in 4×4 vehicle or Minibus (with A/C), Fuel
- An English speaking driver/guide
- 3 Riad/Hotel overnight stays (breakfast & dinner)
- A camel ride and 1 night in desert camp
Tour does not include:
- Flights, Lunches or Beverages
- All what is not mentioned above
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