MERZOUGA (Drâa-Tafilalet, MAR) to TINGHIR (Drâa-Tafilalet, MAR)
Tuesday January 3rd, 2017
TODAYS MILEAGE – 116 miles or 187 kilometres
TRIP MILEAGE – 26,402 miles or 42,490 kilometres
Today was a relativly short 3 hour drive into the regional town of Tinghir and after a brief lunch, at our overnight accomodations at the Hotel Kasbah Amazir, the rest of the group went off to explore the Todra "Todgha" Gorge.
I on the other hand, decided to stay back and catch up on the sleep I missed out on, while freezing my arse off in the Sahara Desert.
• MERZOUGA ~ Sahara Desert (Drâa-Tafilalet, MAR)
• MERZOUGA ~ Hotel Yasmina (Drâa-Tafilalet, MAR)
• ROAD R702 (Drâa-Tafilalet, MAR)
• TINGHIR ~ Todra River (Drâa-Tafilalet, MAR)
• TINGHIR ~ Hotel Kasbah Amazir (Drâa-Tafilalet, MAR)
Day 5 - Merzouga/Todra Gorge
Walk through local village farmlands and explore Todra Gorge.
Rise early to get on our trusty camels. Watch the sunrise before returning to Merzouga. Continue through a stone desert to the stunning Todra Gorge. Wedged between massive cliff walls, the gorge is filled with a green oasis of palm trees. This serene spot is great for hiking, relaxing on the edge of the river or sampling some local Berber delicacies.