3 Days to the sahara desert Merzouga from Marrakech
- Escape the busy streets of Marrakech’s Medina for the stark beauty of the desert during this 3-day Morocco desert trips excursion to Mezrouga and Erg Chebbi. Cross through the Atlas Mountains via the stunning Tizi-n-Tichka pass, explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Aït Benhaddou kashbah and visit the desert oasis at Skoura. Then discover the Todra Gorge and the sacred city of Rissani before spending the night amidst the stark beauty of the Sahara Desert. This 3-day, 2-night excursion also includes a driver (who also serves as guide), 2 nights of accommodation (one at a desert camp), camel trek, meals as per the itinerary, round-trip air-conditioned transport from your hotel. Highlights 3-day tour to Merzouga, the Dadès Valley and Erg Chebbi from Marrakech Traverse the High Atlas Mountains via the magnificent Tizi-n-Tichka pass Visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of Aït Benhaddou kasbah with a guide Discover lush palm groves in the desert at Skoura Admire the Todra Gorge and follow the Dadès River to Boumalne du Dadès Take a camel trek from Merzouga to Erg Chebbi and enjoy dinner under the stars at a Berber desert camp Tour includes some meals and round-trip travel from Marrakech Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour This 3-day tour to Merzouga and Erg Chebbi is ideal for intrepid travelers hoping to explore Morocco away from the hustle and bustle of busy Marrakech. Visit UNESCO-listed sites and relax to traditional Moroccan music beneath star-lit Sahara Desert skies. What You Can Expect Admire the natural beauty of the Merzouga desert sand dunes Trade the bustling city of Marrakech for the solitude of the desert during this 3-day, 2-night excursion to Mezrouga and Erg Chebbi, Over the course of your journey you’ll get an up-close-personal experience in the desert, including a chance to visit a desert oasis, explore a UNESCO World Heritage site and spend the night under the stars at a camp in the Sahara Desert. Start the first day with a pickup from your Marrakech accommodation, continuing into the Atlas Mountains as you pass Berber villages and cross the Tizi-n-Tichka pass. You’ll also visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Aït Benhaddou kashbah, a historic meeting place and trading site, and check out the desert oasis at Skoura before spending the night in Bourmaine du Dadès. On day two travel the “Road of 1,000 Kashbahs” to the Todra Gorge, stopping at the holy city of Rissani in the afternoon. Then climb aboard a camel for an unforgettable ride in the late afternoon sun toward Erg Chebbi and your evening camping accommodations in the desert. Spend the evening enjoying dinner and serenades of traditional music from local nomads under the stars. On day three you’ll ride your camel back to Mezrouga, heading back through the High Atlas Mountains to your Marrakech accommodations to finish the trip. For a full run-down of the trip itinerary as well as more details about overnight accommodation choices, please read the details bel
Marrakesh – Ait ben haddou – Ouarzazat – Dades Gorges
Departur from your riad/hotel. We will start our tour from Marrakech to cross the High Atlas Mountains after Tichka pass. You leave the main road and take side road to the Telouet Kasbah.which one belonged to the lords of the atlas . the Glaoui family. and which now stand in ruins after the last Pasha fled the country following the departure of the french . After that you will made along the way. Visit the UNESCO World heritage Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou .which was also served as a set for various HollyWood blockbusters wich you can visit after lunch . we countinue to Ouarzazate and visit Kasbah Taourirte and in the afternoon we drive to Dades Gorges Via skoura Kasbah of Amridil and valley of roses befoer we reach Dades Gorges at hotel Dinner and overnight
Dades- Tinghir-Todra Gorges-Merzouga
After breakfast . drive through the 1001 kasbah road to tinghir where you can enjoy a walk along Todgha River banks visiting Bereber Villages and Kasours and end up in the impressive landscaps of huge eliffs of Todgha gorges. lunch at leisure in the Gorges and have a break of lunch before you continue to Merzouga. pass via Tinjdada and erfoud Upon Arriavle at Erg chebbi. meet your camel where the road ends and riad your camles and drive over the clor changing sand Dunes to Watch one of the most dramic sunsets ever. driver back to your Sahara desert camp where a well deserved Moroccan dinner will be served under the stars next to the camp fire while entertained by the local nomades playing thier drums. and the near bu dunes expose a great display or shooting stars and crystla clearly constellations. Overnight at your Sahara desert camp Berber tent
Merzouga – DARAA VALLEY – Marrakech
Wake up early to watch the spectacular and very special sunrise between the red dunes. After taking shower and breakfast we drive back west to the Dra’a Valley take us along the length of the saghro mountains via the villages of Tazzarine ( featured in the film Bebel’) and N’ob.where we have a lunch after that we drive back to marrakech via Dra’a valley . and kasbah od Tamnogalte and back on the paved road again. we retune to marrakech via the high Atlas mountains until Marrakech.
Our driver will drop you to your riad/hotel. End of the tour.
- Transport in air-conditioned minibus
- Departure from your hotel / riad
- Local guide