BACK TO THE ORIGINS (Vol. 2):
Discovering the Sahara Desert
26th October - 2nd November
*Fee includes accommodation, two meals a day, and activities and transport during the whole trip
(flights and drinks are not included)
POST-EVENT: From 2nd to 3rd November we will stay in a Luxury All-inclusive Villa in Marrakech!
(extra fee of 60 €)
Welcome to Al-Ándalus 2023
Dive into the heart of the Sahara Desert on a safari that takes in the historic souks and Kasbahs of Telouet, Aït Benhaddou, and Des Caids. Ride camels over the windswept dunes of Erg Chebbi, sleep in authentic nomad tents, and drive over the dramatic and twisting Tizi n’ Tichka Pass across the High Atlas Mountains.
Ready for the adventure?
Day 1 & Day 2: Marrakech
On day 1 we will arrive at Marrakech and admire all the architectural richness of the Medina, upon staying at one of its many riads, small oriental palaces overlooking a beautiful patio. We will start the event with an open ceremony and night show including dinner.On day 2 we will enjoy Marrakech with a city tour and prepare for the adventure to come in the next days.
Day 3: Ouarzazate
On day 3 we will depart from Marrakech and drive through the High Atlas Mountains, via the twisting Tizin’ Tichka mountain pass to Ouarzazate.In this way, we will visit the exotic Kasbah of Telouet, and the exotic Kasbah of Aït Benhaddou, enjoying lunch nearby the Kasbah. Then, we will continue our journey to our beautiful Villa in Ouarzazate, where the "International Night" will be held.
Day 4: High Atlas
After breakfast, we will head to Dades Valley, where we will do an outstanding hike and enjoy nature.Then, we will chill out while discovering Moroccan traditions.At night, we will enjoy a music show with the local people at our accommodation.
Day 5: Discovering the Sahara Desert
During this day, we will continue our adventure to Tinghir via Boulman Dadès, and see beautiful palm trees and lush landscapes, moving then onto the Todgha Gorges.Then, we will drive to Merzouga, stopping by the small town of Rissani.During the evening, we will be shocked by the Sahara Desert while doing a 4x4 tour and watching the sunset in this spectacular place.We will overnight in a Luxury Camp with bedouin tents, having one of the greatest experiences of our lives.
Day 6 & Day 7: Enjoying the Desert
On day 6, will wake up to trek by camel across the wind-blown Erg Chebbi dunes for the sunrise, the classic Sahara Desert of all the picture books.Then, we will enjoy the desert while continuing with a special tour. During this excursion, we will visit nomadic families, mines, a fossil zone in the middle of nowhere, a panoramic view of the entire Erg Chebbi desert, the Paris Dakar tracks, and a visit to the village of Khamlia, where you will listen to some typical music of the area and eat Berber pizza on site. In the evening, we will enjoy the sunset together, do some sandboarding in the place, returning to the camp to have dinner and relax.On day 7, we will drive to Ouarzazate via Alnfe, Tazarine, Drâa Valley, and Agdz, overnighting in Kasbah des Caids, an amazing place surrounded by an oasis, where we will have the opportunity to enjoy a traditional dinner while listening to local music.
Day 8 & Day 9:
Al-Ándalus experience, Moroccan culture & Traditions
On day 8, our host will provide us with a cultural tour during the morning, by showing the former life of Moroccans 200 years and their style of life like cooking, working, and the art of building.Afterwards, we will continue our return journey to Marrakech via the Tizi n’Tichka, passing over the High Atlas Mountains, and stopping on the way for lunch.We will finish the day in a Luxury Villa in Marrakech, enjoying the last day of the event and preparing ourselves for an unforgettable and unique Post-Event.These days, we will teleport you back to the origins of Al-Ándalus, living, feeling, and enjoying an unforgettable experience.This will be unique. This will be Al-Ándalus.
Summary of Al-Ándalus 2023
As you can already imagine, this trip is full of big and small details that you will discover from the moment you step on this adventure.
Where? Marrakech - Ouarzazate - Sahara Desert - Special Location (Post-Event)
When? 27th May - 3rd June
How much? 740 €*
*Fee includes accommodation, two meals a day, and activities and transport during the whole event
(flights and drinks are not included)POST-EVENT: From 3rd to 4th June we will stay in a Luxury All-inclusive Villa in Marrakech!
(extra fee of 60 €)*The program could suffer slight changes during the event.