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3 Days Desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga Erg Chabbi Dunes
Merzouga is a small town out on the edge of the Sahara Desert of Erg Chebbi. Merzouga is only 50 km away from Algerian border where the road ends and the real Sahara Desert sand dunes begin. 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 or in a luxury camp. 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 local berber musical or / and universal music play with the staff around blazing fire. But note it is at least a ten hours drive from the erg chebbi dunes to Marrakech. The trip is possible in 3 days.
Day 1: Marrakech – High Atlas Mountains – Ait Ben Haddou – Ouarzazate – Dades 330km
Pick up at 08 am from your Riad or any point of your choice, starting our 3 days and 2 nights Merzouga desert tour from Marrakech, and crossing the Tizi N Tichka pass of the High Atlas Mountains(2260m) the second highest summet in morocco enjoying the mountainous road and the spectacular Berber villages, to reach the Unseco world heritage site “Ait benhaddou village”, the fortified ksar with its beautiful Kasbahs. Ait Benhaddou has served as a natural scenery for many movies. You will go on a walk with guide crossing the river to the other side to discover The famous Ksar Ait Ben Haddou and climb to the top of the hill through the alleys of Ait-ben-Haddou, surrounded by desertic landscape, and with the snow capped Atlas mountains as a background.
After Lunch we will continue to Dades Gorge via Ouarzazate and Skoura and the long valley of roses. Upon arrival to Boumalne Dades, we will deviate into a secondary road heading up through Dades gorges. From here, we will enjoy beautiful Rock formations (Called the monkey fingers) and fortified Kasbahs scenery along the Dades river, with the sunset as a backdrop. After a stop at the canyons for a drink or to admire the majestic scenery, we continue to our hotel. Dinner and overnight.
Day 2: Dades Valley – Todra Gorge – Erfoud -Risani -Merzouga 270km
Our 3 days Morocco Desert Tour to Merzouga continues after a traditional Breakfast , taking the road of 1000 kasbahs drive around the colourful Berber villages of the Dades valley, to get to Tineghir A beautiful valley of 15 km of date palms ending with spectacular Gorges, often used for rock climbing. The road to the Gorge of todgha passes green palmeraies and Berber villages, where we go on a trek along the canyons of about 300m high valley of Rissani ( the Best dates of Morocco). Afterwards we will head to Erg Chebbi dunes in Merzouga Sahara Desert and you will have time for lunch in Tinjdad or Touroug. Once you arrive to the dunes of Erg Chebbi, a small offroad takes you to the edge of the golden dunes where camels are waiting for you, the luggage will be loaded in an 4×4 car and transported to the camp, and you can enjoy a beautiful camel ride over the sand dunes and watch a majestic sahara sunset on your way to the camp. After reaching your destination, you will be greated with tea and smiles. You will be shown to your beautiful comfortable private tents equipped with ensuite bathrooms and showers to relax and settle before dinner time. After a delicious meal, fire will be lit and a festive ambiance takes over with berber musical plays by the staff and cameleers under the starry night of the desert !
Day 3: Merzouga – Alnif – Tazarine – Agdez – Marrakech 567 km
An early wake up to enjoy the sunrise over the highest dunes of Erg Chebbi in Merzouga one of the best moments of the desert, afterwards you will have breakfast in the camp, pack and go back either on camels or by 4×4 leaving the dunes behind. Back on the asphalt roads, you will drive back to Marrakesh through Alnif, Tazarine, Draa valley,Agdez and Ouarazazate. In Ourazazate we will have free time for lunch and a photo stop in front of the famous Taourirt Kasbah. Afterwards we will continue to Marrakech, where your Merzouga desert experience ends. Crossing again the Atlas Mountains and the Berber villages between Ouarzazate and Marrakech. Drop off at your accommodation in Marrakech.
Services included in price:
Tour in 4×4 vehicle or minibus with A/C
Driver Speak your Language
Day 1 : Hotel overnight stays (breakfast & dinner included)
Camel ride (1 Camel By Person)
Day 2 : Night in desert camp (breakfast & dinner included)
Not included :