Along the Ancient caravan routes
Description of the tour
All of us at Dromedario Volador believe this to be one of the most beautiful routes through Morocco, discovering the south, lands where traditions remain in force in families, where nomads still live in freedom despite our modern times - people with a constant struggle to preserve what their ancestors passed down to them, where young people grow up with internet and discover an alien world, finding insurmountable barriers.
The traveler on this route through Morocco will learn both from the silence of the Sahara and the bustle of chaotic and vibrant Marrakesh.
- 7-day round trip
- 6 Night’s accommodation
- Palm groves, rocky canyons and the Sahara
- 4x4 exclusive use – camels
- Monuments and medinas
Day 1 Marrakesh
Arrival at Marrakesh Airport, where the staff of Dromedario Volador will be waiting for you to transfer you to your riad in the medina of Marrakesh. Depending on the time of your arrival, you may have free time in Marrakesh, even to take a guided tour of the city.
Day 2 Marrakesh – Ouarzazate
Departure from Marrakesh heading in the direction of Ouarzazate, over the High Atlas, an obligatory route to reach our destination, where we cross through the highest mountain pass in Morocco, the Tizi-n-Tichka, with panoramic stops and spectacular views that will amaze you.
We will then take the road that leads to Kasbah Telouet, where you can make a visit. Once upon a time there was a grandiose Palace, that of "The Glaoui family", which was built on an old Kasbah dating from the 18th century, and which controlled the salt routes from deep in the Sahara that had to pass up through the Drâa Valley.
From here the route continues through the Unila Valley with its wonderful landscapes and Berber villages, to Aït Ben Haddou, where we can stop for a leisurely meal and then visit the Kasbah, a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and the place where They have filmed scenes from many Hollywood movies such as Gladiator.
Arrival and overnight in Ouarzazate
Day 3 Ouarzazate - The Todra Gorges
Departure after breakfast. Today our route through Moroccowill pass through the Skoura Valley, called the "Route of a Thousand Kasbahs", Valley of the Roses, the Gorges of Dadès and Gorges of Todra.
Upon reaching the Skoura Valley, we will take a path among palm grove paths and villages until the highly pictures Kasbah of Amridil, which we will stop to visit.
We cross the Valley of the Roses, known for the manufacture of products related to the flower of Damascus, a flower that is grown in this valley and gives work to many families. We then go off road up a track to visit one of the cave dwelling nomad families in the area, who survive with a little livestock and a common home. They usually invite you for tea and greatly appreciate any help you may receive.
We then take the road once again, passing through immense palm plantations until our route through Morocco reaches the Gorges of Dadès where we will stop for lunch.
Afternoon in the Dadès valley crossing Boumalne Dadès until we arrive at the Gorges of Todra
Overnight, dinner and breakfast in Todra.
Day 4 Gorges of Todra – Dunes of the Sahara at Erg Chebbi
The route through Morocco continues along the Gorges of Todra, the deepest in Morocco where we will stroll a while by the banks of the river and enjoy the views of the magnificent rocky canyon.
We will then continue in our 4x4 to the palm groves of Jorf to visit underground channels - an ancient irrigation system that the people of the town used to take water to their lands. We will pass through the small town of Erfoud, known for its fossils, and in the afternoon arrive at the great dunes of Erg Chebbi, where the dromedaries await you to enter the dunes and enjoy the sunset.
A magical night in our camp, sleeping in the typical Khaimahs nestled by the dunes.
Dinner, overnight and breakfast by the Sahara
Day 5 Sahara at Erg Chebbi – Agdz
Early to rise today to enjoy the sunrise over the Sahara, breakfast and pack up before picking up our vehicle which will take us to the Drâa Valley. First stop is the charming village of Rissani ancient market town of nomads. We will continue through theBlack Desert with its acacias until Nekob, an oasis with 45 adobe palaces or "Ksur", before heading through the Drâa Valley, whose river - the Drâa is the longest in southern Morocco, rising in the High Atlas and providing water for endless orchards and groves. We will make a last halt in Agdz to enjoy the sight of the palm forests and visit the Tamnougalt Kasbah belonging to the local mayor.
Overnight in Agdz
Day 6 Agdz – Marrakesh
After breakfast, depart from Agdz to Marrakesh, passing through the mountains of Aït Saoun, with its lunar landscapes, while passing Berber settlements of the High Atlas, where we can stop to have a bite before we cross back over the high mountain pass of the Tizi'n Tichka and descend into the valley again.
Afternoon arrival back at your riad or hotel in Marrakesh and free time.
Overnight in Marrakesh
Day 7 Marrakesh (airport transfer)
Transfer to the airport in time to catch your flight home and end of our services