What to expect
One of the wonderful desert tours to do while you are in vacation in Morocco is the 4 Days desert tours to Erg Lihoudi desert with a departure from Marrakech city. Moroccan south-east Sahara have always been a specific attraction for those who are looking for an opportunity to enjoy the fascinatingly created views and landscapes of The Atlas mountains, rivers, valley, sun, sky and sand dunes. Discover the Moroccan authentic culture and life styles through closer encounter of local people Arabs, Berbers, and Sahrawian who have been living and coexisting in peaceful harmony through the history. the tour is also an opportunity to wetness the past coexistence of Jewish population through the past history of Morocco, the presence of what so far called Mellah ( isolated Jewish lodgments normally the first close houses to the main gate of the Ksar) presence in many Kasbah, Douar, Ksar, or Gsar is very representative for this. Along your way discover of the Atlas mountains through the, take a long memorial trip among Telouate Kasbah, Ait Benhaddou Village, Ouarzazate city/the Moroccan Hollywood , Daraa valley, Agdez, Zagora city, Mhamid desert ( Erg Lihoudi) ,Tinghir, Todra Gorges ,Valley of roses, Skoura, and many more places. Enjoy your living night under stars sky in a desert camp or of traditional style Riad. Erg Lihoudi is a deserted town situated between the Moroccan east Sahara desert borders and Algeria, and also one of the main attractions of south-eastern Morocco that hooks the interest of many visitors.
Day 1: Marrakech, Tizi N-Tichka, Telouate, Ait Ben Haddou,:
Begin The tour with a pickup from your accommodation in the early morning at 07:30 am after having your breakfast. We will head towards the south of Morocco through the Atlas Mountains major splendid natural views; take some recollection pictures along the way. You will go through Telouate Kasbah; represents formerly route of Sahara Merchant Caravan to Marrakech, and a seat of former powerful “Caïd El Glaoui” Ouarzazate city. You’ll have a break for having lunch in typical Moroccan restaurant, take a stroll through the main seats of the city, then drive to Skoura, where you are going to spend the night in a beautiful hotel.
Day 2: Ouarzazate, Agdez, Zagora, Tamegroute, Mhamid, Erg Lihoudi:
After you get up in the early morning, you will regain the travel through the Daraa Valley , you come cross palmed trees Oasis, the river banks. The Daraa Oasis is well known by its many Ksour or “ Gsour” in the Moroccan local Arabic “Darija”, forms small walled villages similar to some extent to Kasbah , built typically in brown clay. Many places are to cross among Agdez, a small city. Then, Zagora City where you stop to take a break and have lunch in a local restaurant. Next, Tamergoute village that is known by its famous Sufi Zawia, historically a Quranic school, and Mhamid, a small Oasis village, before you enjoy the thrilling sunset with a camel riding on the road to Erg Lihoudi sand dunes, where you are going to spend the night in a bivouac tent under purely shiny stars sky. At last, an Overnight in Tinghir in a hotel or a traditional Riad, depends on what you desire.
Day 3: Erg Lihoudi, Tamegroute, Zagora, Nkob, Tazarine, Alnif, Tinghir:
You will get up early to enjoy the amazing spectacular sunrise, take your breakfast meal, then getting ready to take a camel ride back to Mhamid to frequent the Berber village of Tamegroute, that is known by its famous Sufi Zawia, historically and momentarily still a Quranic school with its valuable ancient library, also explore its local potteries. On your way back, you come cross, Zagora city once again, Nkob Village, Tazarine, where you will stop for a break and have your lunch in a local restaurant. Then, Passing Alnif . Next, you arrive to Thinghir; a small city situated in the Valley of Todgha. At the end of the day, an Overnight to spend in hotel or in authentic Riad in Tinghir.
Day 4: Tinghir, Togra Gorges, Rose Valley, Skoura, Ait Ben Haddou, Marrakech:
In the early morning, we will have a departure from Tinghir for Todgha or Todra Gorges; the highest narrowed ever in Morocco, that leads to Roses Valley, then through the palmed trees Oasis Skoura, that is well known by its many Kasbahs among which the Kasbah of Amerhidil figures as the ancient and the celebrate one. The oasis also covers Ait Ben Moro Kasbah and many Douar( villages), delighted by the scenery views of hundred Kasbahs among palmed trees that surrounds the banks of rivers and hills feet . The road follows towards Marrakech, you will stop to have your lunch in the Ait Ben Haddou village and take a small break , take a stroll in the Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, the one that makes an ancient fortified rocky and clay built village which has been classified by the UNESCO as a world heritage in 1987. At the end of the tour, you will have another chance to cross the gorgeous fascinating Atlas Mountains landscapes. Later that day, there will be the Arrival to the red city of Marrakech on the evening.