New year’s eve in Moroccan desert
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Being spontaneous is of course a great quality, but coming to Morocco without an attempt of finding out about the essence of the country will leave you missing so much…
Not only it will ease out the transition from one culture to the other but it will give you a chance of noticing and experiencing things you wouldn’t think of.
I don’t mean you have to now slave over a history book or dozens of travel guides, but getting your mindset ready using a couple of resources will make your trip a lot more pleasurable and satisfactory.
The truth is, there are hunders and hundreds of resources out there – I bet you can just grab a guide at your local bookstore or google the related terms and you will be fine, but there is so much more to explore. Check out the links to books, videos, podcasts, guides and maps below. I hope you will find one or two things that will resonate with you and inspire you to dig deeper. After all, you are coming to this magical place in the world, that – just like magic – reveals and hides it’s treasures at the liking..:)
New year’s eve in Moroccan desert
- 27th December : Marrakech :
We will pick up you from Marrakech Airport and transfer to the riad.
- 28th December : Marrakech – Ait Ben Haddou – Ouarzazate :
Departure after breakfast across the high atlas via the port of TIZI IN Tichka pass AT (2,260 m altitude), passing through berber villages to reach the fortified village of Ait Ben HADDO free time to visit with calm , lunch in the village and continue toward Ouarzazate. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
- 29th December : Ouarzazate – Skoura – Dades Valley :
After breakfast we went out to visit the city of Ouarzazate considered the great door of the desert and place from the start that the great expeditions, to highlight the Kasbah of Taourirt, and the main palace of the Glaoui, the great Pacha of the South of Morocco , places that we visit . We continue toward the valley of the ROSES , passing through SKOURA, BOUMALNE DADES, until you reach the Dades gorges where we have the accommodation and Dinner.
- 30th December : Dades Valley – Todra Gorges – Merzouga :
Departure by road dotted with Kasbahs all of them different. After several stops, we arrive at one of the strengths of the South: The GORGES OF TODRA. The Todra River has formed a gorge with vertical walls of enormous proportions and of great beauty, is the paradise for climbers and a unique place. We continue toward the south, free lunch in the road and continued toward the desert until you reach the impressive sand dunes of Merzouga. Free time to climb the dunes and take advantage of the sunset, after the dinner awaits us a spectacle berber with reels. Dinner and accommodation at the Hotel.
- 31th December: Merzouga – Erg Chebbi – Merzouga :
ERG CHABBI Tour, extension of sand desert where is the Great Dune of Morocco, connecting per track with part of the route followed by the old Paris-Dakar, with the mountains bordering Algeria of fund. Stop at the oasis and continue until a settlement where nomadic know some secrets of her life and customs. Stop at KHAMILIA people where its people are originating in Mali, there we will enjoy his music at Guana live at the same time that we tasted a delicious tea. Return to the shelter, food and we depart in dromedary in a path of hour and a half which will take us to the foot of the Great Dune, feel enveloped in the beautiful sunset in the desert. We sleep in a tents in the heart of the desert under a cloak of stars.
- 01st January : Merzouga – Rissani – Alnif – Zagora :
We woke up before dawn to watch the sunrise. Return to the lodge in dromedary. Shower and breakfast, early departure toward RISSANI Visit of the city, and if it matches, also its market. We will continue by the arid and at the same time interesting landscapes of the pre-desert until you reach the town of Zagora, city from which we formerly departed the caravans for a long journey to get to Timbuktu., ZAGORA is also administrative center from where it dominates the entire valley of the designed and the Oasis that receives the same name, considered the most extensive in Morocco as well as the richest in the production of dates. Dinner and accommodation in Hotel.
- 02nd January : Zagora – Agdez – Ouarzazate – Marrakech :
After breakfast, departure to Ouarzazate through the sublime of the Draa Valley with its parade of palm trees , visit of the Berber village of forced disappareances ,we will cross the Anti Atlas (1660 m altitude) .stops to take photos, we continued up to the Berber people TADART where we rest and we will have time for lunch, in the afternoon departure to Marrakech. Transfer to the hotel/Riad, dinner and accommodation.
- 03rd January : Marrakech – Airport :
Breakfast, Morning free to contemplate the red city and buy the latest purchases. At the appointed time transfer to the airport and End of our services.