Mountain Desert & Sea Escape

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Day 1: Marrakech – M’Hamid
Early morning departure by 4×4 to M’Hamid via the High Atlas Mountain pass of Tizi-n-Tichka to Ouarzazate. Continue through the High Atlas Mountain pass of Tizi-n-Tinfifte and stop for lunch in Agdz. Continue on the road to Tamnougalt, a pleasant road with fortified villages through the vast palm oasis of the Draa Valley. Continue on to M’Hamid, the last village in the palm oasis of the Draa valley. Arrive at the bivouac to watch the sun set on the dunes, followed by a traditional nomad dinner and overnight in nomad tents.

Day 2: M’Hamid Trek
After a traditional nomad breakfast, depart by camel with your cameleer for your first desert adventure, stopping mid-day for lunch served under the shade of a tamarisk tree. After lunch, trek for 3 hours through the dunes. Arrive at the bivouac in time for sunset over the dunes. Traditional nomad dinner with baking nomad bread in the sand and night under the stars or in nomad tents.

Day 3: M’Hamid – Chigaga
Departure In the early morning to the big dunes of Chigaga. Take a picnic lunch in the desert then continue to Chigaga to arrive on site in the late afternoon. Take a walk on foot or by camel in the dunes. Installation in your tent at the bivouac before attending the sunset on the dunes. Dinner and night.
After a traditional nomad breakfast, trek in the desert, or relax before leaving by 4×4 for the big dunes of Chigaga. Explore the big dunes before enjoying the sunset over the dunes, followed by a traditional nomad dinner and night under the stars or in a nomad tent.

Day 4: Chigaga – Foum Zguid – Tata
After watching the sunrise over the big dunes and a traditional nomad breakfast, depart for Tata by the track between Erg Chigaga and the old riverbed of the Draa River to Lake Iriqui near Iriqui National Park, then to the village of Foum Zguid. Stop for lunch on the way and on to the village of Tata to arrive at your hotel in late afternoon. Dinner and overnight in Tata.

Day 5: Tata – Tafraoute
After a traditional Moroccan breakfast, leave for the village of Tafraout, and the fortified villages in the heart of the Anti-Atlas Mountains . Tafraout continues to be a village with a strong Berber culture. Meet the people of the fertile valley of Ammeln and the opportunity to see the production of and taste Argan oil. Lunch in a small village along the way and then continue to Tafraoute, to enjoy an amazing sunset over the hills of the Anti-Atlas Mountains and relax in the tranquility of Tafraout. Traditional Moroccan dinner and night in a hotel in Tafraout.

Day 6: Tafraout – Tiznit – Ksar Massa
Early morning departure for a walk in the valley Ammlen, followed by a traditional Moroccan breakfast, and drive through Tiznit to the the wildlife, flora and fauna of the national park of Ksar Massa. Traditional Moroccan dinner and night in a guesthouse in Ksar Massa.

Day 7: Ksar Massa – Essaouira
After a traditional Moroccan breakfast, drive by 4×4 to the coastal town of Essaouira via Agadir. Essaouira, an atypical Moroccan city and perhaps one of the most enchanting of the country, with its white washed walls, fishing port and long endless beach, is the perfect place to relax before returning to Marrakech. Traditional Moroccan dinner and night in a guesthouse.

Day 8: Essaouira – Marrakech
After a traditional Moroccan breakfast, trek by foot to discover Essaouira, the pearl of the Atlantic. You will discover a mix of cultures that reflects the rich history of this beautiful city. Stroll through the former Portuguese port, souks, medina, beautiful beach and feast on delicious grilled fish, fresh from the sea. This will be an unforgettable part of your trip to Morocco. After lunch, depart to Marrakech for a late afternoon arrival at your hotel.

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