2 days / 1 night
Route: Marrakech – High Atlas – Ait Ben Haddou – Ouarzazate – Erg Lihoudi – M’hamid – Marrakech
Marrakech – High Atlas – Ait Ben Haddou – Ouarzazate – Erg Lihoudi
We will pick you up early in the morning at about 8:00 at your riad or hotel in Marrakech and begin our tour. The journey will lead us over the High Atlas and the pass Tichi n’Tichka with its highest point Col du Tichka (2260 m). We will do several photo stops on the way to admire the astonishing view and landscape. Along the curvy street over the High Atlas, we will see different kinds of trees, rivers and a lot of typical small Berber villages. We will continue until we arrive in the Antiatlas, where we will visit the beautiful Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou. This Kasbah, built of pieces of clay and included on the Unesco World Heritage list, is the most famous one in Morocco. It was the film set of many popular productions like Gladiator or Game of Thrones. There or in Ouarzazate we will take a lunch break. After Ouarzazate, the Draa Valley begins. This is the long oasis that extends until M’hamid and is full of date palms and is yet another impressive landscape to drive in. In the evening we will arrive in Erg Lihoudi, where you will enjoy a wonderful sunset, eat your dinner and spend the first night in a bivouac between the sand dunes under a sky full of stars.
Erg Lihoudi – M’hamid – Marrakech
After breakfast in the bivouac we will start our way to M’hamid, the last village before desert. There you will have the possibility to visit a bazaar where you will see various traditional objects like carpets, turbans and jewellery. After we will head back to Marrakech again over the impressive High Atlas. For our lunch break we will stop in Ouarzazate. Along the way we will have the possibility to do stopovers in pottery shops or manufactories for argan oil and products (coopératives féminines de l’huile d’argan). In the evening we will arrive in Marrakech and drop you off at your hotel or riad.
Prices per person
2 persons: 220 Euro
3 persons: 200 Euro
4 persons: 180 Euro
5 persons: 165 Euro
6 persons: 150 Euro
Included in the price: 1 overnight stay with dinner and breakfast, driver and guide in an air-conditioned jeep, sandboarding, entrance fees (if there are any)
Not included in the price: travel insurance, drinks and lunch, tips, dromedary trekking in the bivouac