9 Days From Marrakech to Desert of Merzouga and back to Marrakech via Ouarzazate
Day 1: Arrival To Marrakech
In this day Pick up at the airport at the agreed time and transfer to the Hotel. Guided visit for families who want to know the charms of Marrakesh, the so-called pearl of the south. However For several centuries it has been the most incredible popular theater in the world. Here the youngest of the family, and the small ones.
For instance, Can enjoy in a big way: snake charmers, musicians, dancing, storytellers, pythonesses, actors, fortune tellers, etc. After that will be like introducing yourself in a box, like living a tale of a thousand and one nights. Dinner and overnight in Marrakech Hotel / RiadMorocco with children in the souk of Marrakech
Day 2: Marrakech – Ourzazate – Tammnougalt
After breakfast in the hotel and departure from Marrakech, crossing the High Atlas by the Tizi port in Tichka (2,260m altitude). We will pass interesting villages until arriving at the Kasbah of AitBenhaddou (declared Humanity Patrimony by UNESCO in 1987). A fortified enclosure within a walled town that you will surely recognize, as this citadel has been the scene of such famous films as Gladiator, Sahara, Asterix and Obelix: Mission Cleopatra, among many others.
Dinner and overnight in Ouarzazate.
The Kasbah is a walking tour but you can visit it on donkey and for children it is more attractive. In the afternoon, if you wish you can visit the cinematographic studios of Ouarzazate. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel. Ouzarazate craft shop
Day 3: Ouarzazate – Merzouga
After breakfast, we will head to the palm grove of Skoura, passing through the Dades Valley, visiting the Todra Gorges and from there, to the golden dunes of the Erg Chebbi. Where before sunset we will start the excursion A real adventure! We will change our transport by the 8 × 8 (they are the dromedaries!) That will take us to the heart of the desert.
However, We will make a stop to watch the sunset, on arrival, we await an excellent and refreshing tea, an exquisite Berber dinner and all this softened by the music of tam tam (drums). You will enjoy a unique and unforgettable night, thanks to the large number of stars that populate the desert nights. We will sleep in Haima Berber. Children can climb on the dromedary with the adults, it is very cool and flashy for them there is no danger and sleeping in Haimas is a unique experience.
Tonight will be a magical night for the little ones, where they will be able to deliver their letters to the Magi to their pages, new comers from OrienteNight in Merzouga
Day 4: Dunes of Merzouga – Market of Rissani – Tinejdad
You are already in the desert! Enjoying the magic of the dunes. Today, it is obligatory to get up early to see the sunrise from the top of the dunes. After breakfast, we can do an activity with snowboard in the sand, an adventure suitable for the whole family. By noon we will go to Rissani as this day coincides with its weekly market.
In the afternoon we continue towards Tinejdad, where is the Ksar el Khorbat. Others have been rehabilitated with different functions, such as accommodation for travelers, a museum and a workshop for women’s crafts.The objective is to use ecotourism to safeguard a priceless historical and artistic heritage: the land kasbas.
This responsible tourism project was undertaken by Ahmed Ben Amar, Joan Castellana and Roger Mimó, who work closely with the El Khorbat Association for the Heritage and Sustainable Development to improve the living conditions of the population and for the sustainable development of the oasis.We will sleep in traditional houses of the ksar interior. Dinner and overnight in Ksar The Khorbat, responsible tourism in Morocco
Day 5: Ksar KHORBAT – Complete
In this Day in Ksar horbat we can get lost in the ksar that in the middle of restoration and intermingle with the neighbors, families and children that seal curious in our path. Also recommended is visit the interesting museum of the oasis led by one of the world’s greatest specialists in this type of architecture, the Catalan anthropologist Roger Mimó or go for a walk to a nearby osasis.
After that, In the Khorbat there is a women’s cooperative and a nursery school and there are usually ceramics workshops, bread shops and for the more extensive excursions to the surroundings. The setting is very welcoming and various walks and excursions are possible. Accommodation in El Khorbat
Day 6: Ksar Khorbat – Toldra Gorges – Ouarzazate
We will continue our journey in the direction of Tamnougalt, after the Tizin’Tiniffit you will gradually enter the mythical valley of the Draa. Upon your arrival in Tamnougalt you can visit the Kasbah or take advantage of your time with a comforting bath in the pool of the Kasbah. Here the children will be able to enjoy with other children of their age both in the public swimming pool and in the soccer field. Dinner and overnight at the Kasbah.Amridil
Day 7: Ouarzazate – Marrakech
After breakfast we will leave in the early morning to visit the Kasbah Taourirt was a residence of one of the most powerful governors in the region called Pacha the Glaoui later we went in the direction of Marrakech. Mid afternoon arrival in Marrakech. Dinner and accommodation in Hotel / Riad.
Day 8: Marrakech
Monumental visit of the city in Calesas, a different way for the little ones to enjoy the surroundings, without getting tired and covered with the sun, and enjoying of course this magnificent transport. They will start by the minaret of the Koutobia, (S: XIII) sister Of the Giralda of Seville, of splendid harmony is at present the lighthouse and spiritual center of Marrakech, the Sâadian Tombs (S: XVI).
And later, they will visit El Bahía Palace, (S: XVI), an example of the aristocratic life of the Muslim Middle Ages, with its ambassador’s hall with its cedar wood ceiling.Visit the souks of Marrakesh, with its squares, labyrinthine forks, exotic colors and smells, it is a visit to get a good idea of the charms and magic of this city.
At first it was the souk and around it were woven the threads of life and therefore the history of Marrakesh city emblematic of the country. In conclusion we will go to Djemaa el Fna Square. Free afternoon.
Dinner and overnight in Marrakech Hotel / Riad.
Day 9: Marrakech – Marrakech airoport
After breakfast, transfer to the airport depends on the flight.
In conclusion, 9 Days From Marrakech to Desert is end.
Tour includes :
Tour in 4×4 vehicle or minibus (with A / C).
Driver / guide, fuel.
Overnight stays in hotels (breakfast and dinner included).