Day 1: Marrakech
Arrival at the Menara airport. Transfer to a hotel or riad.
Day 2: Marrakech
Day off to visit the Red City of Marrakech: Medersa Ben Youssef, the tombs of the Saadians, the Bahia Palace, the el Badi Palace, the Museum of Marrakech, the Majorelle Gardens,… Overnight stay in the riad in the Medina.
Day 3: Marrakech – Aït Bougmaze Valley (210km)
Departure after breakfast. On our way to the Aït Bougmaze Valley (The Happy Valley) we will visit the natural bridge of Imi n’Ifri and the Ouzoud Falls. Overnight stay in a local gîte.
Day 4: Aït Bougmaze Valley
Day off. It is possible to book a guided daytrip through the valley (visit to the marabout Sidi Moussa). Overnight stay in a local gîte.
Day 5: Aït Bougmaze Valley – Bin el Ouidane (140km)
We will take the road through the Valley, passing the Col Tizi-n’Ilissi (beautiful region of Zaouiat-Ahansal and the Rock Cathedral, also called Mastfrane Cathedral) to the large and beautiful lake on the Barrage Bin el Ouidane. Overnight stay in an auberge at the lake.
Day 6: Bin el Ouidane
Day off at the lake. Possibility to take a walk on the lakeside. Overnight stay in the auberge near the lake.
Day 7: Bin el Ouidane – Imilchil (180km)
We will turn back to the Rock Cathedral for an offroad drive to Anergui and Imilchil. Overnight stay in an auberge.
Day 8: Imilchil
Today we'll pack a picnic and go for a daywalk around the 2 beautiful lakes Isli and Tislit (a Berber Romeo & Julia-story). Overnight stay in the auberge.
Day 9: Imilchil – Merzouga (250km)
A long drive will bring us to Erg Chebbi, near Merzouga in the Sahara desert. After a break for tea, we'll mount the dromedary, who will take us further into the desert to the campsite, where we'll admire the beautiful sunset. Overnight stay in a nomad tent.
Day 10: Merzouga – N’kob (230km)
After a shower and breakfast we will leave the desert and drive via Alnif, Tazzarine, to N’kob where we will spend the night in a beautiful auberge.
Day 11: Nkob – Ouarzazate (140km)
On the last day we will drive via the Drâa Valley to Ouarzazate. Last night in a hotel.
Day 12: Ouarzazate
Got to catch that airplane!