9 Day Sultan’s Trail Tour from Marrakech

Day 1: Airport pick-up

Airport pick-up and hotel transfer. Night in 4 stars hotel.

Day 2: Marrakech → Telouet → Ait Benhaddou

Morning departure towards High Atlas Tizi n’tichka Pass at 2260m, passing Kasbah of Glaoui in Telouet. Lunch on the spot and then we start crossing the old caravan route in Ounila Valley before arriving at Ait Benhaddou. Ait Benhaddou is an ancient fortified Kasbah under UNESCO World Heritage protection. Diner and overnight inside a Kasbah.

Day 3: Ait Benhaddou → Ouarzazate → Skoura → Kelaa Mgouna → Roses Valley → Dades Canyons → Boumalne → Tinghir

Early departure towards Ouarzazate to visit the Cinema Studios and the Taourirt Kasbah. We then visit the Skoura Oasis through the trail of the 1000 Kasbahs with a quick visit to the Amredhyle Kasbah. We follow the off-road trail inside the Roses Valley to join the Dades Valley. Here you can marvel at the sight of amazing landscapes and the Ait Youl Kasbah. Lunch at Dades Canyon. Afternoon departure towards Boumalne and further on the road into to Tinghir. Diner and overnight inside a Kasbah or hotel.

Day 4: Tinghir → Todra Canyon → Tinjedad → Errachidia → Ziz Valley → Erfoud → Merzouga

Departure in the morning to discover the fabulous canyons. Passing through the Todra Canyon, we will have free time to walk around the “gorges” (canyons ) and enjoy the river and the fabulous views. Lunch at a local restaurant. After midday we drive to Tinejdad and Touroug Palm Plantations reaching Erfoud town for a visit of a local fossil craft workshop.
Continuing to the fascinating dunes of Erg Chebbi, The Dunes of Merzouga. We now switch from our 4×4 to camels, where you’ll be taken on a camel ride on the dunes to enjoy the sunset on the dunes and overnight on a true nomad camp. Diner and sleeping in the Berber tents in the middle of the dunes of Merzouga.

Day 5: Merzouga → Taous → Jdayed → Ramlia → Mharech Canyon

We rise early in the morning in order to admire the sunrise; return on camels to the bottom of the dunes. After breakfast, departure for the village of Khamlia (village of Gnaoua, famous for its unique music in the desert) with a stop for a mint tea in a Gnaoua home. We leave for Taouz to learn about the stone engravings and then we descent to Ziz Wadi. The track follows the path of Paris-Dakar. We pass by many small villages lost in the desert of Ouzina. Along the way, we will have lunch and have the opportunity to fully feel the ways of the Sourthern Morocco in Ramlia. After Ramlia, we cross a very sandy track to the wadi Rheris. The road then leads tock which follows the mountain that leads to M’harch. Dinner and overnight in Riad Nomad.

Day 6: Mharech → Safari → Mharech

After breakfast, we leave for an excursion into the surroundings by taking a track to the ancient village of Tafraout. We will explore a little around the village and the small artisans. Lunch will be with the local tribe so you can immerse yourself in livestyle of Berbere life. Then we continue to visit a fossil site. We then follow the Sahara to a Nomad Camp where you’ll learn the ways of the Berbere tribes and how they surived the harsh Desert climate for many centuries. We then return to spend the night on the a fantastic Sahara Riad called Riad Nomad.

Day 7: Mharech → Lake Lmaider → Tissemou mine → Zagora

After the breakfast, we head to Zagora on Paris-Dakar tracks while crossing desert plateaux, arid hamadas and nomads tribes. Arriving at Zagora, we will have lunch. We’ll drive by Tamegroute and visit be able to visit: the Zaouïa, the old Koranic library; the craftsmen of pottery; and an underground Kasbah. We will spend the night in a Zagora hotel.

Day 8: Zagora → Draa Valley → Agdz → Ouarzazate → Marrakech

After breakfast we start our journey passing the amazing Draa Valley with its millions palm trees. This palm grove is considered the largest in Morocco. On the road to the Anti Atlas Mountains passing 1660m high and Ouarzazate. Driving towards the High Atlas and Tizi n’Tichka Pass, we lunch at a local restaurant. We get to Marrakesh in the evening. Diner and night in a Riad or hotel.

Day 9: Airport transfer

Airport transfer and end of our services.

Map of this Tour: Sultan’s Trail Tour departing from Marrakech