LANDROVER OR LANDCRUISER FOR 13 DAYS - Tour of the deep south
Day 1 : Departure from Marrakech 0800 in your Land Rover for the start of this 4x4 tour of the
Sahara regions and the High Atlas Mountains for 13 days of Morocco.
Ouarzazate via the Tizi N'Tichka pass (2260 m). Stop to
visit the former Palace of Pasha El Gualoui, in Telouet. Then
on along the Aït Ben Haddou valley. This is film-making
country, the backdrop to such films as Laurence of Arabia, Romancing
the Stone and Mary of Nazareth. Camp near the Ksar.
Day 2 : Leave Aït Ben Haddou passing through Amerzgane
and Taznaght on the way to Foum Zguid, where we spend the night
under canvas. A beautiful road through oasis and villages.
Day 3 : We leave Foum Zguid and our route to the night's camping
place at Chegaga leads us into the desert-arid plains- black
peaks and valleys of sand and tamarinds. There are three days
of desert life and experiences before you at this point.
Striking camp at Chegaga, we go on towards Mhamid and
Zagora. We spend the night under the
desert stars among the small dunes near Tizi N'Tafilalet.
Day 5 : On towards the El Maider dunes, a prefect place to
observe the symphony of colour that is sunset in the desert.
Another night in the peace and silence of the desert.
Day 6 : A relaxed and colourful
day as we visit the Tafilalet valley, cradle of the Alouite
dynasty.We set up camp near Merzuga and climb some of the Erg
Day 7 : Off to Erfoud via Tinerhir with a visit to the fossil
beds and a night under canvas in the Todra gorge between beetling
Day 8 : Deeper into the Todra gorge towards Tamtatouchte, Know
as the farthest village from " civilization ". Here
Man lives in harmony with a harsh, unforgiving and yet infinitely
beautiful natural world. Another camp is set up for us in the
Dades gorge near Msemrir.
Through the Dades gorge to Boumalne ; Klâat Mgouna
and to Boutaghrar for overnight accommodation in the tents.
Day 10 : From Boutaghrar across the Iguernane plateau to set up
camp in Skoura.
Day 11: Setting off in the Ouarzazate direction we visit the town and its Kasbahs and camp near Taliouine.
Day 12 :
Up to the Tizi N'Test pass, wonderful villages and spectacular
landscape. This is a chance to see "the
argan" a type of tree that exists only in Western Morocco and Mexico.The last night of the trek is spent in the village
of Imlil at the foot of Toubkal, 68km Marrakech.
Day 13 : Return to Marrakech in the morning.
Drive yourself, sit in the passenger seat and act as the map reader. Or hang
out in the back watching the Moroccan world go by. This is the best way to travel
the sometimes treacherous piste's of the North African outback.