Marrakesh is possibly the most important of Morocco’s four former imperial cities. The region has been inhabited by Berber farmers since Neolithic times, but the actual city was founded in 1062, by Abu Bakr ibn Umar, chieftain and cousin of Almoravid king Yusuf ibn Tashfin. In the 12th century, the Almoravids built many madrasas (Koranic schools) and mosques in Marrakesh that bear Andalusian influences. The red walls of the city, built by Ali ibn Yusuf in 1122–1123, and various buildings constructed in red sandstone during this period, have given the city the nickname of the “Red City” or “Ochre City”. Marrakesh grew rapidly and established itself as a cultural, religious, and trading centre for the Maghreb and sub-Saharan Africa; Jemaa el-Fnaa is the busiest square in Africa.
Zagora – Chegaga – Foum Zguid Ouarzazate – Marrakech
Program for 5 Days:
Day 1: Marrakech- Ait ben Haddou – Ouarzazate
Day 2 : Ouarzazate- Draa valley – Zagora
Day 3 : Zagora- Erg Chegaga Dunes
Day 4 : Chegaga – Iriqui Lake – Ouarzazate
Day 5 : Ouarzazate – Marrakech
Detailed program Tour from Marrakech for 5 days:
DAY 1: MARRAKECH – AIT BEN HADDOU – OUARZAZATE
Departure in the early morning towards Ouarzazate. After the Tizi n’Tichka (2260 m high) we take the road of Telouet Kasbah(Visit to Glaoui Kasbah). We continue through the caravans ancient road(32Km), to join the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou passing by some small Berber villages, visit the kasbah and continue by road. We arrive to Ouarzazate where you will spend a night in a hotel.
DAY 2: OURZAZATE – DRAA VALLEY – ZAGORA
Departure from Ouarzazate towards Zagora passing by Tizi N’Tinififft (1660 m high), we will have a short stop for lunch in Agdz. 10km later we take the off-road to Tamnougale Kasbah, and continue off-road (32KM) along the side of Draa Valley with its daty palm oasis and ancient Kasbahs, we reach Zagora by the evening. Dinner and overnight in your hotel.
DAY 3: ZAGORA – ERG CHEGAGA DUNES
After your breakfast, departure from Zagora at 10: 00 am, direction to M’hamid. Visit the Koranic library, pottery and the underground kasbah in Tamegrout. From Tamgroute we take another road across Draa Valley passing by the oasis of Ouled Brahim and its beautiful Kasbahs to join the road on the other side of the valley. Lunch in the dunes of Erg Lihoudi then an hour camel ride in the dunes, and continue by off-road (64Km) to Chegaga; the highest dunes in southern Morocco (300m high), we will pass by the sacred oasis. Dinner and overnight in a camp with berber tents.
DAY 4: CHEGAGA – IRIQUI LAKE – OUARZAZATE
After sunrise over the dunes, and having your breakfast. Departure from Chegaga for Foum Zguid, passing by Iriqui Lake and a desert plateau covered with acacias trees. Lunch in Taznakht. We continue to Ouarzazate and arrive late afternoon. Accomodation and dinner tonight are in a hotel.
DAY 5: OUARZAZATE – MARRAKECH
After your breakfast, we will make a city tour for Ouarzazate to visit Taourirt Kasbah; Atlas cinema Studio. After this tour, we leave to Marrakech. Lunch in Taddert a village in the mountains, and arrive to Marrakech in late afternoon.
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