Day One (B/D)
Leave Marrakech at 7.00am with your English-speaking guide. Travel towards Ouarzazate in an air-conditioned van. Drive through the Atlas Mountains where you will see beautiful landscapes and many authentic Berber villages. Stop at Aït Benhaddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Center. Visit this 16th century fortified village, a location for Lawrence of Arabia, The Mummy, Gladiator and Prince of Persia. Arrive in Ouarzazat, the capital city of cinema in Africa, in time for lunch. Continue on to the Roses valley and the Road of the Kasbahs following lunch. Reach the Dades Gorges by about 5pm, the perfect defensive location so home of many Berber villages.
Overnight at accommodation in the Dades Gorges area.
Day Two (B/D)
Enjoy breakfast in the hotel. Travel towards the Todgha Valley. Visit the valley and its gorges. Lunch in Tinejdad. Drive to Erfoud, the capital of fossils. See the large sea dunes of Erg Chebbi as you move onto Merzouga by midday. Take an hour long break at the local hotel. Swim or relax at the hotel. Ready yourself for a trek in the desert by camel. Ride the camels to the perfect spot to view the desert sunset. Savor a traditional dinner by campfire at a nomad camp under the stars. Delight in the vast openess of the sky. Revel in the Berber music around the campfire.
Overnight at nomadic camp.
Day Three (B)
Rise early in the morning to watch a beautiful desert sunrise. Journey back to the hotel in Merzouga by camel. Shower and take breakfast at your hotel before leaving to return to Marrakesh. Reach Marrakech around 7pm.