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3 Days Tour From Marrakech To Merzouga Desert
- Driving through the diverse landscapes of Morocco
- Visiting Ait Ben Haddou
- Camel Trekking
- Spending the night in the desert with the nomads
- Exploring the desert
Itinerary overview :
After leaving Marrakech the travelers on this 3 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga will visit Ait Ben Haddou, Ouarzazate, and the Kasbahs in between these two spots and the desert of Merzouga. Then, they will spend the night in the desert before we head back to Marrakech.
Day 1: MARRAKECH – ATLAS MOUNTAINS – KASBAH AIT BEN HADOU – DADES VALLEY (07H00 DRIVE)
After early breakfast, we’ll start our 3-day Marrakech-Merzouga tour from the red city of Marrakech through the amazing Tizi n’Tichka landscapes and many Berber villages where people live a very simple lifestyle. We will stop at the UNESCO World Heritage site of Ait Ben Haddou, also a famous filming location for many Hollywood movies, including The Mummy, Gladiator and Lawrence of Arabia… After lunch, we will be off to Ouarzazate for a visit to the Taourirt kasbah and the Skoura oasis. Then we will go to the Dades valley through the road of the thousand kasbahs. We will visit Kalaat Mgouna, the city of roses. Once in Dades, we will spend the night in a beautiful hotel.
Day 2: DADES VALLEY – TINGHIR – MERZOUGA – SAHARA DESERT – ERG CHABBI (5H00 DRIVE)
After breakfast in Dades, we’ll leave it and go to the Toughra gorges, which have the biggest canyons in Morocco, along with a beautiful river with small fish swimming in it. There we’ll spend some time walking along the river. Then we will enjoy a traditional lunch in Erfoud, passing by Tinghir. Our next stop will be Merzouga. We will ride the camels to the dunes of Erg Chebbi where we will set up camp after a rest and leave our unnecessary luggage at the hotel. We will have dinner at the camp. Under the stars we will listen to the trance-inducing drum beats of the nomadic musicians.
Day 3: MERZOUGA – DRAA VALLEY – OUARZAZATE – ATLAS MOUNTAINS – MARRAKECH (9H00 DRIVE)
We’ll get up early to watch the sunrise over the dunes. The colors are fascinating. Afterwards you drive to the Draa Valley. Passing Tazzarine and Nkoub, we drive along the Saghro mountain. After lunch, we will continue to the Draa Valley to explore the oases, the villages and the Kasbahs. We will return to Marrakech by the road of the High Atlas to finish our 3-day tour from Marrakech to Merzouga.
- Pick up and drop off to your accommodation
- 3 days of exclusive services of a vehicle with AC
- 3 days services of an English speaking driver/guide
- 1-night en-suite accommodation in Dades valley
- 1-night nomad tent under stars
- Camel ride to a nomadic camp
- Sand-boarding in the dunes
- 2 dinners and breakfasts
- Entrance/Activity Fees