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2 Days from Ouarzazate Majestic red dunes of Erg Chebbi

1st day: Ouarzazate -Merzouga Erg Chebbi

Morning departure to the Dades Gorge, passing the Oasis of Skoura, where numerous ancient kasbahs, some sadly in ruins, stand amongst the palm trees. From here, our route takes us through Kelaa Mgouna, the Valley of Roses, where we stop to see the cosmetic articles made locally from the valleys abundant roses. These products are well-known throughout Morocco and are highly valued. You stop in the beautiful and always green Dades gorge for lunch. The trip continues via the Ziz Valley, Erfoud and Rissani. In the afternoon you can take a two-hour camel ride in the Sahara. The sunset from the top of the dunes is spectacular (250m) and afterwards there is dinner and the night in a nomad tent at the foot of the dunes.

2nd day: Merzouga -Ouarzazate

If you wake up early enough, you can watch the spectacle of the sunrise, when the colour of the dunes and the play of shadows are an awesome sight. The itinerary continues to the Draa Valley, via the village of Tazzarine (featured in the film Babel), and on to NQob for lunch. In the afternoon the journey takes us to Tansikht to drive along the ancient caravan route and discover the real Draa Valley with its huge palm trees and ancient villages. At Agdez, at the head of the Draa Valley, there will be a visit to Kasbah Tamnougalte before returning to Ouarzazate, via the mountain pass of Tizi-n-Tinfifte at Ain Saouan with its amazing rock formations in the mountain sides (1660m).