MARRAKECH TO MERZOUGA

3 DAYS DESERT TOUR

Experience

An unforgettable and exciting 3 Days excursion  

Highlight

  • See the impressive Atlas Mountains

  • Visit The Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou UNESCO World Heritage Site

  • Enjoy some free time to visit Ouarzazate and the studios of cinema

  • Take a guided tour of the Tinghir oasis and Todra gorges

  • Enjoy a camel ride at sunset and witness sunrise

  • Sleep under the stars at a Sahara desert camp in Erg Chebbi

Full description

Spending a night in the Sahara Desert is an unforgettable experience for visitors to Morocco and this three-day tour lets you travel further and explore more along the way. Visit UNESCO-listed Ait Ben Haddou, the Valley of the Roses, and Tinghir ; stop at traditional Berber villages around the Todra Gorge; then take a camel trek through the Erg Chebbi dunes the highest in Morocco and sleep under a starry sky at the camp in the Berber tent.

Day 1: Marrakech– Tizi-N-Tichka – Ait Benhaddou – Ouarzazate – Dades Gorges

Our staff will pick you up from your Hotel in Marrakech around ~ 7:10 to 7:30 am and escort you to the departure point which is located in the main square Jamaa El Funa.

Departure around 7:45 am, crossing the High Atlas mountains and Col Tichka of 2260m, visit of the Kasbah Ait Benhaddou that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, lunch at Ouarzazate,You will traverse Skoura oasis, Kalaat M’gouna, the Valley of Roses to reach the Dadès.

Stay the night in a hotel in Dadès on half board (dinner & breakfast) included. 

Accommodation on the 1st night at Dades 

Day 2: Dades Gorges – Tenghir – Todra Gorges – Tinjdad – Erfoud – Merzouga

After breakfast at your hotel, leave the gorges of Dades for Erg Chebbi at the gateway to the Sahara desert. See the Berber villages scattered along the way, and pass through Tinjdad, Jorf and Erfoud to get a feel for the Saharan landscape. See the oasis of Tafilalet before your arrival in Merzouga. Break to relax in Merzouga for a few moments before climbing on the back of a camel and crossing the sand dunes en route to a nomadic Berber camp. See the sand dunes and the desert landscape in a timeless perspective as you listen to the camp drums in the desert in the middle of the Sahara. Take pictures of the spectacular sunset from the top of a high dune. Then, go to camp to spend the night in a nomad tent with half board.

Accommodation on the 2nd night at the Camp 

Day 3: Merzouga – Ouarzazate – Marrakech 

Wake up in the early morning to watch the sunrise over the dunes. Ride your camel back to Merzouga to have breakfast.

Pick up the rest of your luggage and begin your journey back to Marrakech by Ouarzazate, lunch can be taken at some restaurant in the road, arriving at Marrakech in the evening. 

 

Return to Marrakech late in the evening around 20:00. 

Inclusions

  • Pick up from your Hotel or Riad in Marrakech

  • Transport in an air-conditioned minibus (Max 17 seats)

  • Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou visit, Dades Gorge Valley, Todra Gorge

  • 1st night in a hotel in Dades Valley with dinner and breakfast

  • Camel trek in Erg Chebbi to watch the sunset and the sunrise

  • 2nd night in the desert camp at the Berber Tent with dinner and breakfast

  • Transportation from Merzouga to Marrakech

Exclusions

  • Lunch

  • Drinks

  • Local guides and entrance fee to the Kasbah (Ait Ben Haddou guide usually ~ 30 MAD)

  • Personal purchases

Map Itinerary

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