Old Salt Caravane Route & Taroudante

On The road of the Thousand Kasbahs and Chegaga Dunes 7 Days Tour, you will discover exotic paradises and the Berbers' culture. Set in a 4x4 car, drive on the Kasbahs Road, and enjoy wonderful views over the Atlas Mountains, passing by beautiful Berber villages scattered along the formidable way of Tizi-n-Tichka. Visit the famous Kasbahs of Telouet, and of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou. Contemplate at the beauty of the palm groves and the rose gardens. Stop at Tamegroute, a town known for its fascinating local green ceramics and the Koranic library. Drive off-road to Erg Chegaga Desert, where you will enjoy the sunset in a camel ride among the big dunes. Wear blue turbans, walk barefoot, take photos, climb to the top of the dunes to witness the spectacle of the sunset. This tour is really an amazing experience that will remain forever imprinted in your memories.

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Arrive in Marrakech

Welcome to Marrakech! Meet your driver at the airport and drive to your hotel where you will be welcomed with a fresh moroccan mint tea. Orient yourself in a bustling, vibrant old Medina with narrow alleyways, Riads and markets. A cacophony of sights, sounds and smells - spices and sweet pastries.

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Accommodation:Palm Menara Hotel (or similar)
Meals included:No meals included.
Transportation:Private Car
  • Marrakech Guided Visit

    Visit The Bahia Palace, Medrassa Ben Youssef, see the Koutoubia Mosque from outside. Wander the  Souks and Jamaa el Fna Square.

  • Dinner Show
    60 € per personDuration: 3h

    Enjoy an incredible evening of entertainment at Chez Ali Resort on the outskirts of Marrakech. Experience the sights and sounds of musicians and

Marrakech - Ait Ben Haddou

You will be picked up from your accommodation and leave the busy city behind and head east toward the desert. You will be picked up at 08 a.m. from your hotel and traverse the High Atlas Mountains via the stunning Tizi n’ Tichka pass (2260 m) and stop at multiple beautiful panoramas for pictures. After the Tichka pass, you will leave the main road and take a side road to the Telouet Kasbah, which was once the palatial residence and headquarters of the powerful Glaoui tribe. In Telouet you will be introduced to your local guide who will take you on a visit to the Kasbah. Continue down the Ounila Valley that is full of green fields, running parallel down below a road in sync with the geography of the valley. Surprises at the hues of the rock, soil, gardens, Berber villages, and small Kasbahs. Arrive in Ait Ben Haddou, you will meet your local guide to visit the World Heritage Site and one of Morocco’s most spectacular ksours (fortified villages). Overnight in a Guest house in Ait Ben Haddou.

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Accommodation:Kasbah Ellouze (or similar)
Meals included:breakfast | dinner
Transportation:Private Vehcile
  • Guided Visit of Telouet
    Duration: 30min

    Delve into the world of El Glaoui and visit the fascinating Kasbah. The kasbah is named in honor of “El Haj T’hami el Mezouari el Glaoui” who was the highly respected head of the Glaoua tribe in Morocco.

  • Ait Ben Haddou
    Duration: 1h

    Go on a walk with a local guide crossing the river to the other side to discover The Ksar and climb to the top of the hill through the alleys of

  • Hiking in Telouet
    35 € per personDuration: 1h - 2h

    Enjoy an hour or two of hiking, to reach the salt mine and explore the stunning sceneries of the area. Then, have a picnic lunch before continuin

Ait Ben Haddou - Zagora

Ait Benhaddou is a mind-blowing example of a historic medieval kasbah and of traditional desert architecture with its earth houses and high protective walls. After breakfast, we will drive to Ouarzazate to visit the Film Studios & Taourirt Kasbahs. Discover how the area has been featured in movies, including Lawrence of Arabia, Gladiator, and Black Hawk Down. Cross the Tizi-n-Tinfifte pass to Agdez. Descending from the pass you will be amazed at the view of the vast Oasis of the Draa Valley with its thousands of date palms, producing an amazing 44 varieties. Follow the Draa Valley (which was a part of the ancient road of the caravans used for trade and exchange goods with Mali and Niger, crossing the Sahara) to arrive in Zagora then check in to your hotel for the night.

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Accommodation:Kasbah Scirocco (or similar)
Meals included:breakfast | dinner
Transportation:Private Vehicle
    • Taourirt Kasbah
      5 € per personDuration: 30min

      Take a guided tour of the historic structure to explore its endless chambers and stairwells, discover the carvings and decor of the palace interi

    • Film Studio
      8 € per personDuration: 30min

      Join a film studio tour and visit the cinema Musuem to learn more about the filmmaking process and the history of the area.

    • Short Walk in Draa Valley
      freeDuration: 15min

      Stretch your legs in Draa Valley and walk on the trails of this palm to discover the diversity of crops and agricultural practices.

    Zagora- Chegaga

    After breakfast head to Amezrou with a local guide, a little village at the foot of the ancient “Jewish kasbah”. This huge fortress of the 12th century is built in the middle of a palm grove. Take advantage of its charming gardens to relax for a bit, and enjoy a spot of mint tea. Afterwards, we will continue our trip towards the doorway of the Sahara Desert (Mhamid). Along the way, we will stop in the original town of the 16th century dynasty (Saadian), Tamgroute to visit an old Koranic library and a subterranean kasbah. Later on, we will drive further south still, to M’hamid, the gate to the desert and the end of the paved road.  Here we will stop for a picnic lunch. After Lunch, we will drive the off-road to Erg Chegaga Desert. Upon arrival, you will ride camels to enjoy the sunset. Then have dinner and spend a night in the camp in the middle of nowhere.

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    Accommodation:Chegaga Camp (or similar)
    Meals included:breakfast | dinner
    Transportation:Private Vehicle | Camel Ride
      • Guided Visit Tamegroute
        5 € per personDuration: 1hour

        Visit the famous artisan potters of Tamegroute village, its Koranic library housing manuscripts dating to 14th century with a local guide.

      • Quad Bike
        119 € per personDuration: 2h

        Embark on a thrilling tour of Erg Chegaga Desert dunes and speed across the vast rolling dunes, which reach heights of 100 meters.

      Chegaga - Taroudante

      Wake up early to witness the sunrise from the top of the dunes of Erg Chigaga. After breakfast, say goodbye to our family Berber team in the camp. After breakfast, we will drive another 90km in the desert with varying sceneries; the natural dried lake of Iriqui, fossils and the plains of black stones. Before taking the asphalted road in the direction of the small town of Foum Zguid, the first town after desert. We will continue north to Taznakht, which is one of the biggest centers of carpets in the kingdom. We will visit a cooperative of Berber carpets made by women of the surrounding villages. Stop for about an hour for lunch. After lunch, we will cross two passes: Tizi-n-Ikhsane and Tizi-n-Tighatine to arrive to Taliouine, the heart of the saffron growing region. Here, we will visit a government-run museum to learn about the saffron agriculture. Afterwards, we will continue our journey to Taroudante. Check into your hotel, and then spend a free evening at your leisure.

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      Accommodation:Hotel Dar Zitoun (or similar)
      Meals included:breakfast | dinner
      Transportation:Private Vehicle

          Taroudante - Marrakech

          Situated within the green area of the Souss Valley and enclosed by the well-preserved old city walls, Taroudant will satisfy the visitor's desires for cultural and historical experiences without losing too much on the relaxation front. After the visit of Taroudante,  we will drive back to Marrakech via the scenic Tizi'n'Test pass across the High Atlas mountains. This is a stunning road, the views and the solitude en route are well worth a visit. We will stop at the Tin-Mal Mosque, a twelfth-century monument that resembles somewhat the architecture of the Koutoubia Mosque in Marrakech. Tin-Mal town from which the mosque took its name, was the base from where the Almohads swept down and took over the rule in Morocco and other north african countries. The rest of the drive takes us via a slew of hamlets and vast, mesmerizing landscapes. Passing Ouirgane, Asni and Tahanouet to arrive to the final destination--Marrakech.

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          Accommodation:Palm Menara Hotel (or similar)
          Meals included:breakfast
          Transportation:Private Vehicle
          • Taroudant Guided Visit

            Visit Taroudant "the Little Marrakech," a secret hideaway to some of the jet set and royalty. Its red ramparts surrounding exotic gardens and tiny souks give the visitor a taste of the Moroccan city life.

          • Tinmel Mosque
            2 € per personDuration: 30min

            Discover the Tinmel Mosque which was built by the Almohad dynasty in the 12th century. The Mosque is one of the two mosques in Morocco open to non-muslims to visit.

          Depart Marrakech

          Depending on the time of your departure flight, you may be able to do some last-minute sightseeing( Majorelle Garden, Anima Garden...), get some souvenirs before your leave to the airport.

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          Meals included:breakfast
          Transportation:Private Car
            • Hot Air Balloon Flights in Marrakech
              194 € per personDuration: 5h

              Discover the earth from the sky and let yourself be gently carried by the winds, in the silence of the wide open spaces. Choose preferably a flig

            • Majorelle Garden
              12 € per personDuration: 1h

              Visit Majorelle Garden, follow the pathways through trees, exotic plants, streams, and pools while watching the numerous birds who call this peac

            • Hammam & Spa
              60 € per personDuration: 2h

              Treat yourself to the purifying steam of a hammam ritual. Authentic Moroccan products such as Argon oil, beldi black soap and rhassoul mud add to

            What's Included

            • Transport in a private air-conditioned 4×4; Toyota Prado Tx and fuel
            • Pick up from and drop-off at your hotel in Marrakesh
            • Experienced & professional Engilsh speaking driver
            • Accommodation in air-conditioned rooms/suites with private bathroom
            • Spend the night in a desert camp in Erg Chegaga
            • Dinner & breakfast are daily included
            • A camel ride of about an hour with a guide
            • The option to drive to and return from the camp by 4×4
            • Berber drumming and music
            • Free time to explore the sites , walks, photos, and tea/coffee breaks
            • The opportunity to ask the driver to stop when and where you wish
            • Local guide
            • No forced shopping stops
            • Lunch
            • Drinks
            • Entrance fees to the monuments