3 Days Desert Tour From Marrakech To Merzouga Dunes

Tour listed by Marrakech Desert Trips
About this tour

Overview :

Get out of Marrakech and into the Sahara Desert with this three-day trip, complete with a camel expedition into the desert. On your first day, you'll visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of Ait Benhaddou, a fortified village that's featured in numerous films ranging from Lawrence of Arabia to Gladiator. On day two, you’ll make your way to the edge of the desert, where you’ll take a camel ride to an oasis desert camp and spend the night in a traditional Berber camp.

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►Day 1 : Marrakech - Ait Benhaddou - Ouarzazate - Dades Valley

The 3 days Marrakech to Merzouga desert tour will begin with you being picked up from your Marrakech riad or hotel. You will be taken across the high Atlas Mountains through Tizi-N-Tichka pass that overlooks the foothills of the mountains which are studded with trees and Berber villages to reach the gateway of the Sahara, Ouarzazate. On our way we will enjoy a visit to Ksar of “Ait Benhaddou” the world famous UNESCO world heritage site. This Kasbah in particular has served as the shooting location for many Hollywood movies such as “Lawrence of Arabia” and “Jesus of Nazareth”. Your guide will also guide you around the dried river and up the highest hill in the Kasbah for a breathtaking view. Afterwards, it’s a direct drive to Ouarzazate, followed by crossing the valley of roses and Skoura palm grove to Dades gorges where we will enjoy dinner and spend the night in a typical hotel in the middle of this gorgeous location.

►Day 2 : Dades Valley - Todra Gorges - Merzouga Dunes (Erg Chebbi)

The day begins with a traditional Moroccan breakfast before we depart from the hotel at 8 am. We will drive through the road of 1,000 kasbahs and with some radiant Berber villages along the way. 45 km later, we will visit Tineghir with its beautiful palm groves and Jewish quarters and from there, make our way to Todra Gorges. There, we will hike along 300 m high canyons, which has proven to be popular among mountain climbers. Our next stop will be Erg Chebbi dunes in Merzouga Sahara Desert where a 1.5 hours long camel ride is prepared for us. The camel trek across the sunset of the desert will transport us to the nomadic camp in the middle of Merzouga. We will enjoy a good meal by the campfire here as we listen to the traditional nomad chants before spending the night in private bivouacs under the star filled sky.

►Day 3 : Erg Chebbi - Tazarine - Agdez - Marrakech

You will be woken up at 5:30 am, half an hour before the sunrise to catch the first rays. After breakfast in your camp, we will ride on the camel’s back to meet the driver and make our way to Marrakech. Along the way, we will cross Tazarine and the Draa valley, Agdez and Ouarzazate with lunch along the way. This will conclude the 3 days desert trip from Marrakech to Merzouga.

Highlights : 3 Days Desert Tour From Marrakech To Merzouga Dunes

*Enjoying the beautiful landscapes between Marrakech & Merzouga.

*Traversing Tizi n’Tichka Pass of the High Atlas Mountains.

*Taking short walks in Dades and Todra Gorges.

*Visiting the UNESCO world heritage site of Ait BenHaddou

*Stopping in Ouarzazate to visit cinema Studios and Taourirt Kasbah

*Drive through the valley of 1000 Kasbahs.

*Camel Trek.

*Overnight camping in the desert.

What to Bring For the Tour

*Hat, sunglasses & sunscreen cream.

*Comfortable jeans or trousers for the camel trekking.

*Camera & phone chargers.

*Warm clothes in winter season.

Meeting or Pickup Location: Your Hotel in Marrakech
Average Tour duration (minimum booking): 2 People
Transportation provided, if any: Minivan or 4x4
What is included in the Tour, Activity or Experience: Private transfer in comfortable air conditioned vehicle - English speaking driver/guide during the tour - Pick up & Drop off at your Marrakech accommodation - Visiting Ait Benhaddou Kasbah with Guide - Visiting the cinema studio in Ouarzazate - Spending one night in a Traditional Kasbah in Dades Gorges - Spending one night in nomad desert camp in Merzouga Dunes with (Private tents) - Breakfasts and dinners during your tour (Vegetarians are accommodated) - Camel Trekking - Free time to explore the sites such as Ait Benhaddou, Cinema Sets, Taourirt kasbah ...Etc
What is NOT included in the Tour, Activity or Experience: Lunches & Drinks
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Local cash needed, if any: Moroccan Dirhams
Is the Tour or Experience Customizable: Yes
Special rules or restrictions, if any: No
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