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From Marrakech to Chegaga Essaouira in 6 days

Circuit Marrakech6 days –Aït Ben Haddou, Erg Chegaga, Essaouira (1200 km/R)

1st day, departure from Marrakech through the mountains of Tizi N’Tichka (High Atlas) to 2600 meters characterized by magnificent natural landscapes of mountains lined with Berber villages. Lunch in Ouarzazate where we visit the Kasbah of Taouirt and film study. After we leave for an excursion to the beautiful Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, to cross the beautiful oasis and the desert mountains surrounding Ouarzazate. Dinner and overnight in a riad in Ouarzazate. 200 km / hours drive 3h.

2nd day, Arrival in Ouarzazate Immediately after visiting the oasis of Skoura, where there is an ancient Kasbah (Amrhidil) surrounded by Berber villages still inhabited by locals in an enchanting oasis, and departure for the gorges of Todgha, and Dades gorges. Along the way we cross the valley of roses (Kelaa M’Gouna) and arrive in the afternoon to the gorges and short hike to the gorges (1h driving), dinner and overnight stay in a traditional riad to the gorges of Todgha. 160 km / hours by car 2h.

3rd day, departure from Todgha the morning, we cross Anif and Tazarine, where we will resume the road to the Draa Valley, passing by Zagora. Along the road to M’hamid, the gateway to the desert, we will pass Tamagroute where we visit the Koranic library and pottery cooperatives. In the afternoon we will continue in 4×4 to the desert of M’hamid. M’hamid is an ancient village known as “the gateway to the desert”, where the paved road ends. Dinner and overnight in M’hamid in a nomad camp. 270 km / Hours 4h by car.

4th day, From M’hamid depart in 4×4 to Chegaga, we will cross 60 km of track in the desert that will show its different landscapes (desert of sand and stones, rivers), lunch sacred oasis, an ancient oasis with source natural water, a resting place and watering of ancient caravans, considered sacred by the presence of an ancient Marabut. Dinner and overnight in Chegaga in the desert, evening with traditional music Sahrawi desert. 60 km of track / hours by car 2h.

5th day, after a traditional breakfast, we will cross by 4×4 small dunes of Lac Iriqui and the blacks gravel plains, will recover the asphalt road towards the village of Foum Zguid, and arrive at Taznakht where we will visit a cooperative of Berber carpets made by the women of the surrounding villages. Evening arrival in Taliouine, a village known for its production of saffron. Drive to Taroudant, which is the oldest of the imperial cities, and is the least known and therefore has kept intact its atmosphere, with dinner and overnight stay in riad.

6th day, departure from Taroudant towards Agadir and Essaouira. Arrival in Essaouira, a charming little seaside town, Essaouira is the old Portuguese city of Mogador. 400 km / hours drive 4h.

This is a sample tour, circuits are fully customizable.

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