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Eight Day Driving Holiday in Morocco

This is an itinerary which takes you to the Great South. The Sahara desert is a true treasure of Morocco, where you can enjoy a camel trek through the highest sand dunes in North Africa, drive through the stunning 'valley of a thousand Kasbahs', and enjoy the ever-changing desert scapes of arid rocky seas, huge waves of sand dunes and luscious green oasis - a trip to remember for a life-time.

Please note: As most riads require stays of 4 or more nights over Christmas and Easter, this itinerary is not possible over those periods.

Day 1

Flight to Ouarzazate

On arrival at Ouarzazate airport, get a taxi to the Riad Salam where you will have overnight accommodation with half board.

Day 2

Ouarazazate to Zagora. A car will be delivered to your hotel at 0900 and you will set off to Zagora (this takes approx 3.5 hours) through the grandeur of the Jebel Sarhro mountain range, down to the oasis and Kasbahs of the Draa valley.

Overnight accommodation at La Fibule Du Draa with half board.

Zagora To Merzouga

Day 3

Zagora to Merzouga. Drive to Merzouga (this takes about 5.5 hours) via Nkob, Tazzarine and Alnif.

Camel Trek

The Camel Trek departs from the Kasbah Mohayut mid afternoon. After a 1.5 hour camel trek you arrive at your camp, where you will enjoy your evening meal in the desert.

Todra Gorge

Luxury and 4x4 camp options also available if you do not want to include the camel trek, but still wish to experience a night in the desert under the immense canvas of stars.

Overnight in a tent with half board. You will wake to see the sunrise and then return to the Kasbah Mohayut for breakfast.

Day 4

Merzouga to Tineghir. Drive to Tineghir (this takes approx 3-4 hours) via Mellaab and Tinejdad. From here you can visit the 1000 ft high Todra Gorge, just 30 minutes from Tineghir, or walk through the wonderful Palm groves.

Overnight accommodation at the Kasbah Lamrani with half board.

Tineghir To Dades Valley

Day 5

Tineghir to Dades Valley. Drive to the Dades Valley (this takes around 2.5 hours). Enjoy the savage grandeur and unearthly silence which can only be equaled by the Grand Canyon. You can also enjoy a walk alongside the Dades river which flows through the valley like a magic elixir, lacing a miraculous trail of wheat, fruit, almond, walnut and silver birch trees set against a backdrop of extraordinary and spectacular rocky land formations.

Overnight accommodation at the Chez Pierre with half board.

Terrace Onto Palm Groves

Day 6

Dades Valley to Skoura. Drive to Skoura (this takes about 2.5 hours). You'll pass through the large palm groves that surround Skoura and hide the hundreds of occupied and abandoned Kasbahs which you can explore with guides.

Overnight accommodation at the Les Jardins De Skoura with half board.

Day 7

Skoura to Ouarzazate. Drive to Ouarzazate (this takes around 50 minutes). It is an ideal base for exploring the Beau Geste of oasis and dune which makes Morocco's South unique. Within easy driving distance (30km) is one of the most spectacular Atlas villages - Ait Benhaddou with its Kasbahs is amongst the most elaborately decorated and best preserved; the charming oasis village of Fint (20 km); Tiffoultout Kasbah (8 km) and Taourirt Kasbah which is in the centre of Ouarzazate.

Overnight accommodation at Les Tourmalines with half board.

Day 8

Return Flight from Ouarzazate. On arrival at the airport you will be met by one of our car hire representatives, where you will release the car.

Pricing

This itinerary costs POA per person, based on two people sharing and including flights and accommodation as described, when you depart on

Car hire, fuel costs and an optional driver are not included - see the Car Hire page for more details.