3 DAYS DESERT TOUR FROM MARRAKECH TO MERZOUGA

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Location:
Marrakech
Destination:
3 days

MARRAKECH TO MERZOUGA DESERT TOUR - 3 DAYS

A trip to Morocco would not be perfect without a marvelous 3 days desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga, a journey into the restless heart of the Erg Chebbi.  This desert is a thrilling range enveloped by large golden sand dunes offering a heavenly view. Experience the fun of Dune bashing, camel trekking, drive along Ksours and Kasbahs, visit oases and canyons, and meet the nomads – all in a 3 days desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga.

The highlight of your Marrakech to Merzouga 3 days desert trip will be the moment you absorb the sights and sounds of Erg Chebbi desert while you go on a camel trek and enjoy the sun sets behind Erg Chebbi sand dunes. As a closure to a wonderful day, we head to your Sahara desert camp nestled in the middle of now where.

Please keep in mind that our desert trip to Merzouga from Marrakech is made to suit your needs, budget and timetable, hence we could make it happen in 3 or 4 days desert trip, depending on how much time you could spare for our Merzouga desert tour from Marrakech. Whatever option suits you, you will delight in an affectionate and loving treatment wherever we go.

MARRAKECH TO MERZOUGA 3 DAYS DESERT TOUR ITINERARY:

DAY 1: MARRAKECH- AIT BEN HADOU - BOUMALNE DADES (06H00 DRIVE)
your exciting 3 days desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga will take an early start. We will be picking you up at around 7h30 AM from your hotel or Riad. Our first destination will be Kasbah Ait Ben Hadou, but to get there, we will be driving through Tizi Ntichka pass and the High Atlass Mountains past adobe Berber villages. Because our first concern is your safety and your comfort, we will be arranging several stops along the way to take scenery photos, stretch your legs, or have a cup of coffee. As we are also keen on including important sightseeing on our trips, we will pay a visit to the UNESCO world heritage Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, which was a set  to various Hollywood blockbusters. We carry on with our tip to Ouarzazate where you might choose to have lunch. In the afternoon, we continue to the oasis of Skoura, one of the largest in Morocco Sahara desert, and famous for its perfectly restored Kasbah Amridil, which is really worth a visit. From there, drive to Boumalne Dades through the valley of the Roses, famous for its Damascus Rose plantations, as well as local ladies cooperatives distilling rose water and making some local rose based cosmetic goods.  Before we reach our lodge, drive all the way to the top of Dades canyons for a quick visit.
Dinner an overnight at your Dades Valley lodge.
DAY 2: BOUMALNE DADES- TINGHIR - MERZOUGA (4H00 DRIVE)
After an exquisite breakfast, we launch our Day 2 with a drive through the 1001 Kasbahs road to the oasis village of Tinghir where you will rejoice in the mesmerizing ambiance of the Todgha River where you will feel the urge to take a walk along the River Banks and ruminate upon the antique, yet, peculiar lifestyle of the Breber Villages and Kasbahs, until you find yourself facing the overwhelming landscapes of huge cliffs of Todgha Gorges. After a prosperous morning, we head to Gorges where we will have lunch.
In the afternoon, we continue our journey to Erfoud, famous for its date market, as well as fossilized marble production.
Next stop will be the holy town of Rissani, the birthplace of the dynasty of Alaouites who still rule Morocco to date.
From here, we continue to Merzouga. Upon arrival to Erg Chebbi, prepare for an exciting camel ride while you set back and allow yourself to be blown away by the color changing sand dunes and an exhilarating sunset. Spin back to your Sahara Desert camp where a magical Moroccan dinner under the stars and next to the camp fire is awaiting for you. Relax and enjoy your meal while local nomads play their music using drums which sounds penetrate and entertain your soul. After this captivating scenery, make yourself comfortable for a glamorous overnight.
Dinner and overnight at your deluxe Sahara desert camp.
DAY 3: MERZOUGA- MARRAKECH (9H00 DRIVE)
After an early wake up to watch the sunrise and a camel ride (or jeep ride) over Erg Chebbi sand dunes back to the village of Merzouga, meet your driver, and get ready for your drive back to Marrakech.
Your 3 days desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga will come to an end mid afternoon with a drop off at a location of your choice in Marrakech.

Tour price per person:

Number of person 111 - 15234567 - 10
Price per person 555 €135 €325 €270 €245 €205 €185 €155 €