6 DAYS: Marrakech, Skoura Oasis via Tizi’n’Tichka, Ait Ben Haddou and Ouarzazate, Draa Valley, Erg Chigaga Desert Camp, Taroudant, return via Tizi’n’Test

Day 1: Marrakech – Skoura Oasis

Via the High Atlas Tizi-n-Tichka Pass, the Ounila Valley, Telouet Kasbah, UNESCO World Heritage Site Ait Ben Haddou and Ouarzazate to Skoura Oasis.

Day 2: Skoura Oasis

A day to relax and explore the life style and environment on a glorious walk through the oasis gardens, visit a traditional pottery and women’s textiles association and meet the locals.

Day 3: Skoura – Erg Chigaga Desert Camp

Via the Anti Atlas Mountains and Draa Valley, Zagora to an overnight camp and sunset camel ride.

Day 4: Erg Chigaga Dunes – Taroudant
Drive off road across the Sahara via Foumzguid and the Anti Atlas Mountains to the ancient city of Taroudant.

Day 5: Taroudant

A free day in this glorious ancient medina with two distinct market places to explore, fantastic traditional Amazigh (Berber) jewellery and leather crafts including /medieval-style boots – distinctive wares not found in Marrakech – a special treat for shopping.

Day 6: Taroudant – Marrakech

Return to Marrakech via a less travelled route and the Tizi-n-Test High Atlas Mountain Pass. The spectacular views will amaze. Stop and visit the restored ruins of the ancient Tinmel Mosque and enjoy views of the Toubkal National Park.

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