The Great Moroccan South from Marrakech
Day 1: Marrakech / Aït Ben Haddou
Departure from Marrakech (4 × 4 vehicle) in the early morning to Aït Ben Haddou, crossing the Tizi-n-Tichka pass in the High Atlas mountains and via the town of Telouet where you will visit its famous Kasbah, a of the former residences of Pacha Glaoui.
After lunch, visit the nearby salt mines and continue the circuit through the Ounila Valley, part of which was still used by the caravans that linked sub-Saharan Africa to Marrakech until the middle of the 20th century.
Arrival at the end of the afternoon in Aït Ben Haddou and visit of its superb Kasbah classified as World Heritage by UNESCO.
Installation in your hotel then dinner and overnight.
Day 2: Aït Ben Haddou / Dades Gorges
Depart from your hotel early in the morning towards the famous rock faces of the Dades Gorges by taking the kasbah route which crosses the city of Skoura, a fertile oasis bordered by immense palm groves.
We will join El Kelâa M’Gouna famous for its Festival of Roses which takes place every year in spring.
Continuation through the Valley of the Roses then the villages of Ait Saïd, Tourbist and Tamalout then Bou-Thahrar.
Walk along the M’Goun river, then continue to the Kasbah of Ait Youl in the Dades valley with its colorful rocks and ancient kasbahs. Arrival at your guesthouse in the late afternoon for dinner and overnight.
Day 7: Ouarzazate / Marrakech
In the early morning return to Marrakech via the villages of Agouim and Ighrem in the High Atlas mountains.
Lunch on the way and arrival at your hotel in Marrakech at the end of the afternoon.