Explore The Moroccan Sahara Desert on a 3-day beginning in Marrakech up to Merzouga. You will spend the night at a Bedouin camping site in the Erg Chebbi dunes. Take a camel ride to view the sunset and sunrise. Explore Aït Benhaddou, Ouarzazate, and todra gorge.
Day 1: From Marrakech, Ait Ben Haddou to Tinghir
Following an early morning departure from the Marrakech accommodation, the trip starts by traversing through the High Atlas Mountains past one Berber village after another, until Ait Ben Haddou, The place is famous for its Kasbah and fortified village and was previously used as a backdrop for famous Hollywood epics and also as a backdrop to some fashion magazine photo shoots.
After some time to wander around the village and its Kasbah, you can eat lunch at one of the local restaurants, then continue on your way through Ouarzazate which is often referred to as”the Gate of the Sahara, and on to Boumalne Dades, admiring the beautiful scenery along the way which you can have dinner and overnight stay in a hotel.
Day 2: From Boumalne Dades to Tinghir, Todra Gorge to Merzouga
After breakfast, you will leave the hotel and head towards the spectacular Todra Gorges. Stop in the canyons, and take a lunch break in a local café. Continue to Merzouga where you will meet the caravan of camels.
Experience then the Erg Chebbi dunes riding on camelback, and witness the sunset transform the hue of the dunes. Get to your desert camp before the dark falls and you can enjoy a traditional Moroccan dinner in the open air. Nomads from the local area will give you entertainment and will show how you can play Tam Tam drums. Have a delicious morocan food and an overnight stay in the tente.
Day 3: From Merzouga, Ouarzazate to Marrakech
On the third day of the desert tour, witness an early Erg Chebbi sunrise and then ride a camel. Your guide will drive you back to Marrakech through the Volcanic landscapes of the Anti-Atlas Mountains to the village of Nkob.
In Ouarzazate, you will enjoy your lunch in this magnificent city. In the afternoon, start your drive through the High Atlas Mountains to Marrakech.
And here comes an end to your 3 days desert tour and back to your hotel or accommodation in Marrakech around 7 pm.
7.00 am in your Hotel or Riad in Marrakech
If you wish to continue your journey to Fez, you can book a transfer for €25 per person. This option is only available on shared tours.
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A: The itinerary of the 3-day Merzouga Desert Tour from Marrakech includes visiting the Atlas Mountains, the Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, the Todra Gorge, and the Sahara Desert. You will also have the opportunity to ride camels and stay in a Berber tent overnight.
A: The 3-day Merzouga Desert Tour from Marrakech includes transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle, accommodation in a traditional riad or hotel in dades and a Berber desert camp, guided tours of various attractions, camel trekking, and breakfast and dinner each day.
A: You should bring comfortable clothing and shoes, a jacket or sweater for the cooler desert nights, a hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, and a camera or phone to capture the stunning scenery. You may also want to bring a small bag or backpack for personal items during the tour.
A: The 3-day Merzouga Desert Tour involves some walking and camel riding, and the desert terrain can be uneven or sandy in places. While children and elderly travelers are welcome on the tour, it may not be suitable for those with mobility issues or certain health conditions. Please consult with us if you have any concerns or questions.
A: Yes, We can offer the option to customize the itinerary or duration of the 3-day Merzouga Desert Tour from Marrakech. Please contact us before making your reservation to see what options are available.