THE ROAD OF NOMADIC CARAVANS - 7 DAYS
A week adventure in 4x4 exploring the ancient caravan trade route linking Marrakech to the Saharan Africa. A trip designed for those travelers wishing to dive into the history and traditions of pre-Saharan and Saharan Morocco.
We’ll cross the High Atlas mountains at the Tizi 'n Tichka pass for a first stop at the city of Ouarzazate, at the gates of the desert, with a guided visit at the fascinating Taorirte palace, overlooking the narrow alleys of the old medina. On the second day, we’ll drive south to reach Draa Valley, endless and lush oasis enclosed between dry and rocky mountains, mysteriously hiding among the palm groves small traditional villages in earth and straw and beautiful ancient kasbahs. From Agdez we’ll continue south to explore the Moroccan Sahara, traveling through the suggestive black desert to reach the Erg Labidlia, for an unforgettable camel trek on amazing endless golden dunes. On the way back to Marrakech, we’ll drive across the wild desert of Foum Zguit and the national Iriki Park, where the ancient nomadic caravans used to rest to graze camels and yet today several migratory birds (such as flamingos and coots) stop to find some water. The tour will end with a last guided visit at the ksar of Ait Ben Haddou, stunning fortress made of row earth, on the ancient salt route that linked Marrakech and the Ounila Valley, in the heart of the high Atlas mountains.
Reception and accompaniment - Transport by 4x4 or minibus - 1 night in bivouac with camel trek on the dunes - 5 nights in hotel / riad / guest house – Accommodation on full board basis - Traditional music nights – Entrance fees to monuments and architectural sites - 1 professional guide throughout the duration of the trip - 24h24 Assistance
Airplane tickets - Drinks - Tips for staff – Optional activities – Travel health and cancellation insurance (upon request, Direction Sud will help you identify the most suitable for your needs). Direction Sud guarantees no hidden costs or other extra fees.