5 Day Atlas & Desert Tour (From Marrakesh)
Day 1 – Marrakech -> Ait Ben Haddou
Departure from Marrakech at 08:00 in 4 × 4 for Ait Ben Haddou and cross through the world renowned Atlas Mountain Range. We’ll visit the famous Kasbah Telouet (residence of the Pasha Glaoui) where we’ll have lunch and then cross the Ounila Valley to Ksar of Ait Ben Haddou (a UNESCO world heritage site). That night will be spent in a hotel or Riad of your choosing in Ait Ben Haddou.
Day 2 – Ait Ben Haddou -> Le Petit Prince Bivouac
After breakfast, the journey continues to M’Hamid and having travelled through the rugged Atlas mountain range we descend in the Draa Valley, passing through the small villages of Ksours and Kasbah. We stop for lunch at Zagora, and once your bellies are full and legs stretched we depart on the final leg of the journey to M’Hamid. In M’Hamid town, we’ll be met and travel to the bivouac – Le Petit Prince on camel to enjoy your first sunset amongst the dunes.
Day 3 – Le Petit Prince -> Local tour
After a relaxing night at our bivouac, we’ll leave on a camel excursion to discover what lies in l’Arada du Drâa. In the late afternoon we’ll return to the bivouac where a slow cooked dinner will be served. After dinner people tend to gravitate toward the fire, where they can relax while listening to live local music and stories of yester year.
Day 4 – Le Petit Prince -> Great Dune Chigaga
After breakfast, the day will start with a hike through the surrounding oases, visiting a number of villages on the way. In the village of Kasbah, we’ll stop to enjoy a couple of tea, a cup of tea unlike any other and come midday, we’ll return to the bivouac for lunch. In the late afternoon when it is slightly cooler, we will depart for the great dune – Chigaga! That night, we’ll camp at the foot of Chigaga where you can enjoy the beautiful sunset over a drink and once set bare witness the amazing star constellations.
Day 5 – Great Dune Chigaga -> Marrakesh
After sunrise and a healthy breakfast, depart for the dry lake – d’Eriki visiting the village of Foum Zguid village on the way. We’ll break for some lunch at Taznakht and arrive back in Marrakesh in the late afternoon.
- Full Board
- Experienced guide & driver
- Accomodation & dromedaries
- Transport: 4×4 vehicle or minibus
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