3 Day Desert Tour From Marrakech to Merzouga

Summary of  Private Desert Tour From Marrakech to Merzouga Tour

Pick up from your Riad or hotel is at 7.30am.

Day 01: Marrakech – Ait Benhaddou – Gorge Dades.

Travel through the High Atlas Mountains. Stop at the famous Kasbah Ait Benhaddou, The Kasbah is one of the most intriguing red earth castles lining the ancient road of the Kasbahs, which is a UNESCO world heritage site. Have lunch by the Kasbah and continue on our way to Dades Gorge via Ouarzazate. Our day will end at our hotel in the heart of the Dades Gorge.

Day 2: Dades Gorge – Todra Gorge – Merzouga

Drive through the valley to see the amazing rock formation known as “the monkey toes”, and the still-standing 19th century Kasbah of Ait Yul. Arrive at the Gorge, trek along the canyons under the 300m high red cliff.

Continue your trip to Erfoud and Rissani, have lunch, leave for the village of Merzouga, a small off-road takes you to the edge of the golden sand dunes where your camel will be waiting for you. After a traditional meal, you can sit around the fire, and watch the musical plays, under the starry night of this magical desert and enjoy a night in your tent.

Day 3: Merzouga-Marrakech.

Enjoy the sunrise over the highest dunes of Erg Chebbi in Merzouga. After breakfast, leave for Rissani, continue driving towards Ouarzazate, via alnif, Tazarine, Nkob, and Agdiz; enjoy the sightseeing of the fascinating Draa Valley which has hundreds of Berber Kasbahs.
Continue on our journey back to Marrakech through the famous Tizi –in-Tichka pass over the High Atlas Mountains.

The price per person is 118 euros if minimum 4 people book, we believe in offering a personal service and your tour will be private. Transportation is included in the price

Experience life in the desert. It’s time to leave the hustle and bustle of the city of Marrakech behind and explore the desert. Merzouga desert is the most common destination in Morocco for Camel treks and desert camps. To experience the Sahara desert dunes it is a must to take a camel trip and stay overnight in a Berber tent. The camel trip takes approximately 1 hour through amazing red-orange sand dunes at sunset to reach the Sahara desert camp where you will be served wonderful and rich dinner, enjoy a musical play with the staff around a blazing fire.

Merzouga Desert

Merzouga is a small town out on the edge of the Sahara Desert of Erg Chebbi. Merzouga is only 20 km away from the Algerian border where the paved road ends and the real Sahara Desert sand dunes begin.

The Erg Chebbi dunes in Merzouga form an intriguing in the otherwise flat and rocky desert that marks out the Moroccan portion of the Sahara Desert. If you want to experience a sandy desert, Merzouga area is your answer.

3 DAY DESERT TOUR FROM MARRAKECH TO MERZOUGA

Marrakech to Merzouga

Get ready to experience the beauty of the desert. Soak in the culture have 3 days of Moroccan adventure. Our English speaking driver will pick you up in his air-conditioned vehicle from your Riad or hotel in Marrakech at 7.30 am.

Day 01: Marrakech – Ait Benhaddou – Gorge Dades

Our tour will begin by driving to Ouarzazate, which is a former caravan town on the silk and salt route in the eastern foothills of the Atlas Mountains. Ouarzazate is known as the Gateway to the Sahara.

We will travel through the dramatic landscape of the High Atlas Mountains passing through the Berber town of Taddert and over the 2260 meters high Tizi-in-Tichka pass. We will stop at the famous Kasbah Ait Benhaddou, 30 kilometers from Ouarzazate. The Kasbah is one of the most intriguing red earth castles lining the ancient road of the Kasbahs which is a UNESCO world heritage site.

You can then have lunch by the Kasbah and continue on our way to Dades Gorge via Ouarzazate. Known as ‘the Hollywood of Africa’. Our journey will continue through the ‘Road of the thousand Kasbahs’- you will see the fascinating ‘sand castles’.

Our journey will continue to Kalaat Mgouna, “the rose’s city” known for roses and its annual festival during the roses harvest in May.

Our first day will end at our hotel in the heart of the Dades Gorge.

Our 3 days 2 nights Morocco Desert Tour to Merzouga continues after breakfast at the hotel, we will drive back through the valley to see the amazing rock formation known as “the monkey toes”, and the still-standing 19th century Kasbah of Ait Yul. We will leave the Dades valley towards Tinrghir and the Todra valley.

You can watch the panoramic views of the old mud Berber villages overlooking the valley. Once we arrive at the Gorge you will have the opportunity to go on a trek along the canyons under the 300m of high red cliff, this is where many Rock-climbers come to enjoy their preferred sport.

We will then continue our trip to Erfoud and Rissani where we have lunch; afterwards, we leave for the village of Merzouga, a small off-road takes you to the edge of the golden sand dunes where your camel will be waiting for you. You can explore the mysterious sand-sea of the Erg-Chebbi.

Here you will spend your night under the stars, or if you prefer, in a traditional Berber nomad tent which is equipped with ensuite bathrooms and showers so you can feel relaxed before dinner. After a traditional meal, you can sit around the fire, and watch the musical plays, under the starry night of this magical desert.

Day 2: Dades Gorge – Todra Gorge – Merzouga

Day 3: Merzouga-Marrakech.

You can wake up early and enjoy the sunrise over the highest dunes of Erg Chebbi in Merzouga. After breakfast, we will leave for Rissani – once Sijilmassa – is the foundation of the Alaouite dynasty, the current ruling family. With most of the woman veiled, and men hooded, this is a very traditional Moroccan town.

We’ll continue driving towards Ouarzazate, via alnif, Tazarine, Nkob, and Agdiz; here you can enjoy the sightseeing of the fascinating Draa Valley which has hundreds of Berber Kasbahs. We will continue on our journey to Marrakech through the famous Tizi –in-Tichka pass over the High Atlas Mountains. The range has snow on its peaks most of the year. Here you can appreciate the beauty of the timeless landscapes on the twisted roads through the Berber villages before arriving at Marrakech.

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