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Marrakech Round-Trip via Sahara - 3 Days

Private Morocco Desert Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga Desert & Erg Chebbi Dunes

Join this amazing 3 days desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga to explore the wonders of southern Morocco including the beautiful peaks of the Atlas Mountains, the Sahara desert and Berber villages. Follow the road of thousand Kasbahs towards the spectacular Dades and Todra gorges before you reach the majestic Erg Chebbi dunes in Morocco Sahara desert. Ride camels and explore withing the sand dunes enjoying the glorious sunset and sunrise from your Sahara desert camp. Our Marrakech to Merzouga desert trip is worth a try.

3 days Marrakech to Merzouga Desert Tour Itinerary in Details

1st day : Marrakech – Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah – Dadés Valley/Gorge

Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah

Your Morocco desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga desert starts with a pick up from your riad in Marrakech at 8:00 am by your driver guide and heads towards Dades Valley via wonderful views of the high Atlas mountains and remote Berber villages. Arriving at the 17th century Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou which is a striking example of the architecture of southern Morocco. Today, the Kasbah is a UNESCO matrimonial historical site and home to a population of five families. It was once an important stop along the caravan route between Marrakech and the Sahara. It was also a set for many international films and TV shows, like Game of Thrones, Laurence of Arabia, and Gladiator.


After your visit to Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, you will have lunch in a local restaurant before you continue the journey towards Ouarzazate - “the Hollywood of Africa” with its beautiful landscapes that attracted many world class movie producers. Here, you have the option to visit the Atlas Film Studios, considered to be the largest film studio in the world. Located in an exotic, red desert scenery.


Our drive will continue through the route of the thousand Kasbahs to the Kalaat M'gouna (the rose valley) which is known for it's yearly Rose Festival in May and where pure rose water, lotion, and perfume are produced. Your first day of the 3 day Sahara desert tour from Marrakech ends in Dades Valley. Overnight in a hotel overlooking the valley and includes dinner, bed and breakfast.

2nd day: Dades Valley - Todra Gorge - Merzouga Desert (Camel Trekking )

This is going to be the best day of your 3 day desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga desert.


After a delicious breakfast in your riad, you will start traveling towards the majestic Erg Chebbi dunes in the Sahara desert. Along the way, you will notice how different the scenery is compared to what you experienced the first day of the trip. Today, the scenery will be more like a rocky desert with its wonderful, old, muddy Berber villages and palmeraies providing you with many photographic opportunities. You will stop for short hike in Todra gorge; One of the most spectacular canyons in the world and the most popular rock climbing destination in Morocco.


After lunch in a local restaurant, we will continue our journey towards Erfoud, known as the fossils city, and is a great introduction to Moroccan archaeology. Here, you have the option to visit one of Erfoud's fossil museums to learn about Moroccan fossils and the process they go through before locals use them to make items such as tables, plates, and more...


You will arrive to Merzouga desert by 4 pm. Your camel guide will have your camels ready to take you on an adventure into the golden dunes of Erg Chebbi; the highest dunes in Morocco (2400 ft). You will enjoy beautiful scenery, an amazing sunset and the quietness of the Sahara desert before you reach your Sahara desert camp. Overnight includes dinner, bed and breakfast.

Camel Safaries in Merzouga desert.

One of the beautiful panoramic views of Daraa Valley

3rd day: Merzouga back to Marrakech.

After sunrise and breakfast you take the road to Marrakesh via Alnif (rocky desert) and Draa valley which is the largest valley in Morocco with a hedge palmerie you will have lunch in the nice town of Agdez,then after that you will continue your trip crossing the charming Ait Saouen mountains ,and High Atlas mountains to reach Marrakesh . Your Marrakech to desert trip ends in your accommodation. 

INCLUSIONS:

  • 3 Days Transportation in private Toyota Prado Land-Cruiser with A/C Or New Mini-Vans with A/C.
  • 2 Nights Accommodation in a Moroccan Authentic Riad + Berber Camp.
  • All breakfasts and dinners
  • English - speaking driver / guide for the entire trip.
  • Camel trekking trip.

EXCLUSIONS:

  • Lunches.
  • Airfare (Flight Ticket).
  • Beverages (Drinks).
  • Tips for guide, drivers.
  • Travel insurance.

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