Things to do in Skoura

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From Marrakesh: 4-Day Private Atlas Mountains & Desert Tour

1. From Marrakesh: 4-Day Private Atlas Mountains & Desert Tour

Immerse yourself in the mountains and desert of Morocco with this 4-day guided trip from Marrakesh. See scenic landscapes, stay in a charming guest house and a desert camp, and tour the movie sets of Ouarzazate. An example of the itinerary you will follow: Day 1: Marrakech, Ouarzazate, Dades Valley Your driver will pick you up from your accommodation and you will set off on your 4 day adventure. Pass through the Tizi n'Tichka pass in the High Atlas mountains and from Marrakech to Ouarzazate you can enjoy the scenic route, the landscapes with changing colors and terrain and the Berber villages along the way. You will have free time to visit the Taourirt Kasbah in Ouarzazate and have lunch on site. Then, on to the green valley of Dadès and the valley of roses by the palm grove of Skoura. You will have dinner and stay overnight at a charming guest house in the valley. Day 2: Dades Valley, Todra Gorges, Dunes of Merzouga After breakfast, you will set off on the road to the 1000 Kasbahs, then check check out Tinghr with its magnificent palm groves. At Todra Gorge, the bravest explorers can trek along the canyon, 300 metres above the ground. Then continue towards Merzouga and the erg Chebbi dune in the Sahara desert. In the largest desert in the world, you can experience the sunset on the back of a camel as you ride towards the oasis where the camp is located. You may spend the night in the nomadic tents or under the stars and play music or sing along with the locals and become immersed in true nomadic culture. Day 3: Merzouga, Tazarine, Agdz, Ouarzazate Watch the sunrise over the dunes of erg Chebbi, followed by breakfast in the camp. Return to a hostel via camel trek for a quick shower then drive to Rissani, a small town in southern Saharan Morocco where you can stop to visit a fossil workshop, before continuing to the junction of the Drâa and Agdz valley. Enjoy a relaxing dinner and hotel stay in Ouarzazate. Day 4: Ouarzazate, Aït ben Haddou, Telouet, Marrakech Go on a tour of the movie sets and studios located in Ouarzazate: the "Hollywood of Africa". Visit the Ksar of Aït ben Haddou, a world heritage site. Aït ben Haddou has been used to date as a backdrop for more than twenty films, including "Gladiator", "Indiana Jones "and" Lawrence of Arabia ". Take advantage of this walk through the area to admire the traditional architecture of the kasbahs. Continue on home to Marrakech through the mountains.

From Marrakech: Sahara Desert 3-Day Group Tour

2. From Marrakech: Sahara Desert 3-Day Group Tour

Discover the real Morocco on this tour through the Sahara Desert and the Atlas Mountains. This 3-day tour from Marrakech takes you on an adventure through the beautiful scenery of southern Morocco. Enjoy the sunset behind the fascinating sand dunes, and see limestone cliffs, spectacular mountain valleys, and desert landscapes. This journey passes through many interesting towns and villages, where you will get an insight into authentic Moroccan life. Visit the famous Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou – a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a popular location for many film settings. Enjoy a camel ride through the fascinating dunes of Erg Chebbi and admire the palm groves surrounding the Todra Gorge. You also have the option to spend a night under the stars in a nomadic tent in the desert. Detailed Itinerary Day 1: Marrakech – Telouat – Ait Ben Haddou – Ouarzazate – Boumalen Dadès (Dadès Gorge) After an early departure, cross the High Atlas Mountains and reach the 2260m-high Tizi n'Tichka pass. Then continue on to the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Many films have been shot there including The Mummy, Gladiator, 7 Days in Tibet, Alexander the Great, and Babel. Then continue towards Ouarzazate through the implacable hamada followed by a visit to Kasbah of Taourirt and the film studios. The journey then continues along the Road of 1000 Kasbahs to the Dadès Valley. Along this road we will pass through the fascinating town of Skoura as well as Kalaat M'Gouna, which is known for its roses. After arriving in Boumalne Dadès, there will be dinner and an overnight stay. Distance: 300 km Day 2: Boumalen Dadès – Tinghir – Todra Gorge – Arfoud – Merzouga Dunes Morning departure to Merzouga dunes. After Tinghir, visit the groves and then foray into the Todra Gorge. The limestone cliffs seem like an opening carved through the Todra Assif, which has spectacular peaks diving to the bed of the river. The peaks rise up to 300m above the Todra which meanders from its source in the High Atlas mountains. Walk freely through the gorges and palm groves. After lunch, we will continue to the palm groves of Tinjedad, Touroug and Erfoud. The tour will then continue to Merzouga where you will enjoy a camel ride through the fascinating dunes of Erg Chebbi, from which you can observe the sunset. Sand dunes are moving sculptures in the form of draperies whose colors vary according to the intensity of the light. They stand as living walls next to the desert with the highest reaching up to 150m. The night is spent in nomadic tents or Marabou between the dunes of Merzouga or in an air-conditioned room. Distance: 250 km Day 3: Merzouga – Rissani – Nqob – Tamnougalte – Ouarzazate – Marrakech After breakfast, depart towards the Draa Valley through Rissani and Nqob. Cross the most mysterious desert landscapes, dotted with oases, before continuing to Ouarzazate along the Draa valley. The incredible scenery is bordered with palm groves and extends over a length of 200 km with fortified Ksour. The river continues in a thin stream of water and provides a strange green color in the middle pre-Sahara. After lunch, return to Marrakech. Distance: 550 km

Atlas Mountains & Sahara Desert Private 4-Day Tour

3. Atlas Mountains & Sahara Desert Private 4-Day Tour

This 4-day tour of the High Atlas Mountains and the Moroccan Desert is like a trip back in time. Escape the hurly-burly of the city streets and the pressure of modern life as you head into the mountains and continue to what is often called the “real” Sahara desert with its iconic sand dunes, teased by the play of the desert light and sun. Day 1: Marrakech – Ouarzazate – Rose Valley – Dades Gorges. The tour begins with a 8:00 AM pickup from your hotel or Riad in Marrakech. Drive over the High Atlas Mountains through the Tizi N’Tichka Pass. On the way you will visit the Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, before continuing to Ouarzazate. Carry on via the road of a 1000 Kasbahs to Skoura, where you will stop to see a beautiful Kasbah named Amredhyle. Continue to Kalaat M'Gouna, known as the “Capital of Roses” for the abundance of rose growers. In the evening you will arrive at Dades Gorges where you will spend the night at either the Babylon Hotel, Dar Ahlam, or a similar accommodation. Day 2: Dades Gorges – Todra Gorges – Merzouga. After breakfast, continue through the Dades Valley, heading towards Todra Gorges. Stop for lunch at a nice spot before continuing to Merzouga across the Jorf palm grove, and the town of Erfoud. Known as the “Gateway to the Sahara” Erfoud is known for the precious fossils found in the desert. You will visit one of the fossil filled marble workshops. Arrive at the impressive dunes of Merzouga late in the afternoon and take a camel ride, crossing the sea of sand in order to spend the night in the heart of the dunes in a standard desert camp (with a shared bathroom). Enjoy a magical dinner and overnight stay under a canopy of stars. Day 3: Merzouga – Rissani-Alnif-Tazarine – Draa Valley – Agdez – Ouarzazate. Wake early for a camel ride to watch the impressive sunrise. Then head back to the hotel to freshen up and have breakfast. Depart towards the Palmerie of Tafilalet and the town of Rissani, where the Alaouite Dynasty originated. Explore the ancient capital of the Alaouite Sultans before continuing to the village of Alnif, where you will take the road that crosses the Jbel Saghro Anti-Atlas chain. Notice the greyish-black mountains of different and remarkable shapes as you continue to the main Berber village of Tazarine and N’kob and then drive in to the Draa Valley with its rows of stately palms. In the late afternoon, drive to Ouarzazate via the Anti-Atlas Mountain, through Tizi N’Tniffift. You will spend the night at either Riad Bouchedor, Les Jardins de Ouarzazate, or a similar accommodation in Ouarzazate. Day 4: Ouarzazate – Marrakech. After breakfast, visit the Taourirt Kasbah and Film Studios, then depart for Marrakech crossing the High Atlas Mountains to arrive in the city at approximately 5:00 PM.

Marrakesh: 4-Day Tour with Sunset Camel Ride and Desert Camp

4. Marrakesh: 4-Day Tour with Sunset Camel Ride and Desert Camp

Explore the natural beauty and history of Morocco on a 4-Day adventure from Marrakesh to Erg Chebbi. Drive across the stunning Atlas Mountains and through the valley of roses in the Dadès Gorges. Ride over the dunes of the Sahara Desert by camel and go sandboarding as you watch the sunset. Spend a night under the stars at your desert camp. Day 1:Get picked up from your accommodation in Marrakesh and drive across the Tizi n'Tichka mountain pass. Feel on top of the world as you experience far-reaching views across the Atlas Mountains, which stretch all the way from Tunisia to Morocco and are dotted with traditional Berber villages. Stop at the Kasbah at Aït Benhaddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You can choose to get lunch here or at your next stop - Ouarzazate. Visit the famous city of Ouarzazate, a filming location of shows and movies such as The Mummy and Game of Thrones. See the Cinema Studio Atlas and the Kasbah Taourirt. Continue into the Dadès Gorges, where you will pass through the beautiful valley of roses. Sounds good right? Wait until you see the photos. Spend the night in Boumalne Dades. Day 2:After breakfast you’ll drive through the Todgha Gorges, deep, cliff-sided canyons that have been carved out by ancient rivers. You will also see Tinghir, Tinejdad, Jorf, and Erfoud - an oasis town in the Sahara Desert. This will be your adventure to Merzouga, where your magical evening in the desert will begin. From Merzouga, you will cross the Erg Chebbi sand dunes on a camel ride to your desert camp for the night, watching the sunset over the sands. When you reach the camp, you can take the chance to go sandboarding. Listen to the sound of drums as you fall asleep in your nomad tent under the stars of the Sahara Desert. Day 3:Thought that the sunset was special? In the morning you’ll be awoken by a desert sunrise. Climb back onto your camels and head to a hotel where you can refresh yourself. Take a different route on the drive back to Ouarzazate, passing by palm groves and the village of Rissani. When you reach Alnif, you’ll join the road that cuts across the Atlas Mountains. Stop for lunch at the city of Kalaat M'Gouna before continuing your travels to Ouarzazate, where you’ll be sleeping.  Day 4:Savour the taste of a delicious breakfast and take the time to explore Ouarzazate at your own pace. To finish your tour, you’ll be dropped off back in Marrakesh.

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What people are saying about Skoura

Overall rating

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based on 81 reviews

We had a very good time on the tour. Especially our driver Oussama and our guide Lhsan were great. They were very accommodating and nice, always offered to get us water or take photos of us. Lhsan always provided us with information about the places etc we drove through and once even got me extra medication when I wasn't feeling so well. Oussama drove very carefully that we never felt uncomfortable in the car. The tour was well planned and the sometimes very long car rides were easy to bear. The tour is definitely recommended for everyone who wants to escape the big tourist hustle and bustle and still want to see all the important places.

Super recommended experience !! Our guide Khalid is kind, helpful and caring. There are many hours of road to go but with the air conditioning and the various stops along the way, the day flies. We do not know a priori where we will have lunch or stay but we have always enjoyed it, almost everywhere in the evening you will be involved in a Berber show (both in the Riad / hotel and in the desert). We particularly enjoyed the Berber lunch, hosted by a Berber family in their home! Thanks Khalid for making our experience special!

Wonderful experience discovering the true essence of Morocco. Perfect organization that allowed us to visit a lot of places and that despite the kilometers traveled (so many), did not make us feel any tiredness. The riads chosen for the stops are excellent, the accommodation in the tent is beautiful. The meals and the various breakfasts are also very good.

Great stay with Abdul! Very nice and a very pleasant ride! We had a great stay in very friendly Riads and the food was very good. Lots of driving, but we were able to enjoy the landscapes with traditional music that Abdul introduced us to. I recommend this excursion for the beauty of the landscapes and the night in the desert.

Superb excursions our guide Aziz Talaoul was great at giving us good advice and explaining all the monuments and landscapes