The natural beauty of Morocco extends from a Mediterranean shoreline in the North through magnificent mountain landscapes to the bare wilderness of the Sahara in the South, it’s a place which captivates and inspire travelers with its contrasts, rich and colorful cultural heritage. Marrakech is the best place to begin a Moroccan adventure. Covered by the snowy peals of the Atlas Mountains, with rose colored barricades and thousand years old palmerie, Marrakech is indeed fascinating.
Discover the colorful souk of Marrakech wherein each trade has its own place like for instance the metal quarter where proud artisans craft stuffs as their forefathers did many years before them; the dyers quarter wherein colorful skeins of fabrics hang drying under the sunlight which extends into the thin walkways; the carpet quarter wherein homemade Moroccan carpets hand like fine paintings as well as the jewelry quarter wherein glass fronted window shine with 18 carat gold.
From Marrakech, travel across soaring High Mountain passes and along verdant gorge oases, in Berber villages and passed one thousand kashbash to see the sunset over the gradually shifting sands of Sahara desert. Experience the highlights of the tour through the Morocco’s Berber Heartlands. Ait Benhaddou, a world heritage site is a huge set of ancient dwellings or ksours and grain stores which stand on a dim shaft of rock beyond a reed strewn river:
The partly refurbished Kasbah Taourirt in Ouarzazate;
One Thousand Kasbahs valley and a way lined with kids selling garlands of roses in Rose Valley
Dades Gorge oasis valley with its ruined hilltop kashbahs, a valley floor garden as well as the odd rock formations of Tamnalt Hills.
The highest gorge in Morocco, The Todra Gorge that has 300m sheer cliffs. During summer season the oasis palms are heavy with dates offered for sale.
The amazing Erg Chebbi Merzouga desert dunes.
The highlight of the desert tour is the Camel trekking. Take a camel ride into the desert dunes to see the sunset across this amazing sandscape or camel trek, to desert oasis. Spend the evening in a nomad desert bivouac amongst palm trees. This is popular destination and after dinners, camel guides make a festive setting by singing and drumming traditional Berber songs.
In case one night in this desert isn’t long enough, go off and a huff of the world as you discovers it, and wander in the Sahara with a nomad guide and your camel. A lunch near a well in small oasis and looking across the shimmering hammada or black desert and seeing many camels walking towards you will surely make your tour unforgettable.
The desert is indeed a very special and memorable place and for sure you will never feel tire of walking in the sand dunes, listening to Gnawa musicians at the same time sipping sweet mint tea as the world passes by. Desert tour to Marrakech is indeed a wonderful experience that will surely make your life complete.