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Oasis, Dunes & Desert
Holiday Length: 8 days
Departs: Saturdays, year round
Start City: Marrakech
End City: Marrakech
Type of Holiday 4WD Tour

  After your discovery of Marrakech, embark on a 4WD adventure, crossing the Atlas Mountains to the pre Sahara desert.  Step back in time into a world of fortified villages, Berber castles (Kasbahs) and diverse and dramatic landscapes.

Day 1 - Saturday   Marrakech
    Arrive at Marrakech Menara Airport and transfer to your hotel where your accommodation is reserved for one night with dinner and breakfast. (D)
Day 2 - Sunday   Marrakech

Today explore Marrakech, the second oldest imperial city including the Saadian tombs,  the Bahia Palace and the Menara gardens. Return to the hotel for lunch. In the afternoon, visit of the souks, the winding little streets and the Djemaâ El Fna square with its various and continuous entertainment: storytellers, snake charmers, fire eaters and more. 
An Diffa Fantasia Dinner will be served under caïdal tents at the famous 'Chez Ali' restaurant while enjoying the fantasia performance with camel and horses shows, folkloric and belly dancers. Return to the hotel and overnight at the hotel. (B,D)

Day 3 - Monday   Marrakesh - Ait Ben Haddou - Boumalne

After breakfast, depart by 4x4  via Taddert  and the Atlas Mountains, passing en route the Tiz-in-Tichka Pass (2260 m).  Continue to Telouat and the superb Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, a striking example of Southern Moroccan architecture.  Continue to Boumalne for overnight. (B,D)

Day 4 - Tuesday   Boumalne - Tineghir - Erfound

After breakfast depart along the Dades Valley to the Todra Gorge and its impressive bare escarpments and canyons.  Continue to Erfoud for overnight.(B,D)
OPTION: Bivouac in a nomadic tent at the dunes of Merzouga.

Day 5 - Wednesday   Zagora - Alnif - Zagora

Pass the former caravan halt of Rissani and drive through the Saghro Mountains to Anilf and Tazzarine.  Visit the ancient library of Tamegroute with its ancient Koranic manuscripts.  Overnight in Zagora. (B,D)

Day 6 - Thursday   Zagora - Ouarzazate

After breakfast explore the dunes of Tinfou and drive to Ouarzazate following one of Morocco's most beautiful roads along the lush green scenery of the Draâ Valley. (B,D)

Day 7 - Friday   Ouarzazate - Marrakech

After breakfast explore the region of Ouarzazate, visiting Tifoultout and Touarirt kasbahs.  Departure to Marrakech where you arrive early evening. (B,D)

Day 8 - Saturday   Marrakech

Departure transfer to the airport (B).


  • Accommodation in Tourist Class hotels
  • Meals as specified - Half Board Basis (Note: Full Board available on request at extra cost).
  • Air conditioned transportation and transfers (Land Cruises 4WD with driver from Day 3 to Day 7)
  • Multilingual tour guide and local guides
  • Sightseeing and entrance fees
  • Morocco Travel Notes issued by Innovative Travel


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