Oasis of the South From Marrakech

Desert, Oasis, Kasbah, High Atlas and cities of 1001 nights. The fertile valley of Draâ with date palms, trees with laurel flowers and countless Kasbahs and Ksour. Zagora, the former caravan station, from where only 52 days are required to reach Timbuktu.

Reception of the group at the airport of Marrakesh by the guide, who will accompany you the next days. Transfer to the hotel

Visit the city of Marrakesh, the Palmeraie located in the mountains of the High Atlas, an oasis on the edge of the desert. In this city you will have a feeling of Africa and the Orient at the same time. At the entrance of the city, more than 100,000 palm trees rise and offer a splendid view. The lively souks, the Palmeraie and the red buildings give a desert stamp to Marrakech. You will visit the Koutoubia mosque, a “work of art” of Hispano-Moorish architecture, the gardens of the Menara, the Saadian Tombs, the Bahia Palace, Bab Agnaou, the oldest gate of the Medina, the souks, the famous Djemaa-el-Fna, where all day long, you can find traders, storytellers, jugglers, musicians and card players, always on very long lines!

 

Travel through the fertile plain of Haouz and through a fantastic landscape of mountains to the Tizi-n-Tichka (2260 m). Where you can have an unobstructed view of the massifs and the summits of the High Atlas. This road is one of the most scenic and spectacular roads through the mountains of Morocco. Visit of Ait Benhaddou, a kasbah still very well preserved.

 

Day trip to the enchanting Draa Valley, a fertile valley with countless villages and Kasbahs. Zagora, a former caravan station, is established as a commercial and administrative center of the Drâa valley. On the southern outskirts of Zagora, there is an old sign which indicates “52 days in Timbuktu” with a caravan of camels.

After breakfast, continue through the lower valley of Draa to Tansikht and from there to Erfoud east. This beautiful course through the Hamada, interrupted by oasis gardens, was paved a few years ago. At the time it was a trail for camel caravans.

 

You leave Erfoud in the direction of the north and you follow the valley of Oued Ziz. You will be fascinated by the magnificent views of the valley with terracotta Ksour, green oasis gardens and walls of the rocky valley. Passing through Midelt and Kasbah Tadla, you arrive at Beni Mellal.

 

Journey to the Ouzoud cascades. There, the water of Bin El Ouidane plunged in several stages at 100 meters depth. With a little luck and an eye, you can also see wild monkeys “macaques” alive. Continuation towards Marrakesh.

 

After breakfast, transfer to Marrakesh airport.