Day 1: MARRAKECH - TELOUET - SKOURA (5 hour drive)
Pick up at the hotel in Marrakech by your dedicated English speaking driver. Take on the High Atlas mountains and cross the Tizi n Tichka pass at 2100 meters high. Shortly after, take the road and reach Pasha’s ruined palace and the salt mines of Telouet. Follow the majestic Ounila Valley with its decaying kasbahs and lush orchards to arrive in the UNESCO world site Ait Benhaddou. Cross Ouarzazate and reach the lush palm grove of Skoura. Night in Suberge Chez Talout.
Day2: SKOURA - TINGHIR - ERFOUD - MERZOUGA (5 hour drive).
Day3: MERZOUGA - ALNIF - DADES - SKOURA (6 hour drive)
Wake up to admire the sunrise over the dunes. The driver will then collect you and take the route back to Skoura. Cross vast semi deserted areas with the dominating Djebel Saghro. Stop for lunch and then take on the Saghro range, one of the most dramatic formations in Morocco. After a couple of hours away from civilization, eventually reach on the other side late afternoon. Reach the palm grove of Skoura in the evening. Night in Auberge Chez Talout.
Day4: SKOURA - OUARAZATE - MARRAKECH (5 hour drive).
After breakfast, have a guided tour of the palm grove of Skoura and learn about the irrigation system, the kasbah architecture, the local marriage customs and life in the community. Skirt past Ouarzazate , to then take on the High Atlas mountains. Stop at Argan oil cooperative and see how the oil is extracted. Arrive in Marrakech late afternoon.
Price varies by group size