Shared 3-Days Desert Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga Erg Chebbi
Rich in scenery, you will never be bored as you will be busy admiring one scene after another. The dramatic landscape change is amazing: From the fertile Haouz planes to the High Atlas Mountains, then to various valley and oases, and at the end, rocky plateaus followed by the breath taking Erg Chebbi sand dunes.
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What's included :
- 2x Breakfast
- 2x Dinner
- Accommodation included: 2 nights
- Pick-up / drop-off from your accommodation in Marrakech.
- One Night at the Hotel in Dades Gorges+breakfast & dinner.
- Camel ride in Merzouga Desert.
- Sleeping Camp in Sahara+dinner & breakfast.
- Transport by air-conditioned minivan/4WD.
- Entry/Admission - Dades Gorges
- Entry/Admission - Gargantas del Todra
- Entry/Admission - Merzouga Desert
What's excluded :
- Gratuities (Optional)
Day 1: Atlas Mountains, Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, Ouarzazate, Valley of Roses, Dades Valley.
Stop At: Tizi n Tichka, Imlil Village, Ouarzazate 45000 Morocco
-Departure from Marrakech At 07H30 we pass over the High Atlas Mountains via col Tizin Tichka. During the journey we will enjoy many beautiful scenes of the Berber villages, elevated views of the mountains.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Ouarzazate, Ouarzazate, Souss-Massa
the fortified Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou, built in the 11th century. Once up on a time this Kasbah was the former caravan route between the Sahara and Marrakesh. It is situated on a hill along the Ounila River and has some beautiful examples of Kasbahs, which unfortunately sustain damage during each rainstorm and windstorms. Most of the town’s inhabitants now live in a more modern village at the other side of the river; however, around five families are still living within this Kasbah. Ait Benhaddou Kasbah has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987 and several films have been shot there, including Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Time Bandits (1981), The Jewel of the Nile (1985), Kundun (1997), Gladiator (2000) and Alexander (2004)
-Ouarzazate (Hollywood of Africa, Noiselessly town, the door of the desert), is a city situated in the middle of a bare plateau, south of the High Atlas Mountains. It is mainly inhabited by Berbers, who constructed many of the prominent Kasbahs and building for which the area is known. One of those building is Taourirt Kasbah diverted in 17th century. Why this town is nicknamed as Hollywood of Africa? Simply because it has been noted as a film-making location, with Morocco’s biggest studios inviting many international film companies to shoot their movies like: Lawrence of Arabia (1962), The Living Daylights (1987), The Last Temptation of Christ (1988), The Mummy (1999), Gladiator (2000), Kingdom of Heaven (2005), Martin Scorsese’s Kundun (1997) and Babel (2005).
Duration: 4 hours
Stop At: Dades Gorges, R704 Atlas Mountains, Boumalne Dades 45350 Morocco
We go to Dades gorges through 1000 Kasbahs, since there are enormous Kasbahs on both sides of the road. Some of those old fortified houses are restored but unfortunately a lot of them are ruins.
Valley of roses appearing with the green colors of its Alfalfa plants, olive trees, fig trees and grapes. This valley gives birth to a rose from which locals produces different cosmetic products like soap, perfumes and skin creams. Locals here celebrate this rose by organizing a national festival each end of April.
Then we pass through Dades valley which rises in the High Atlas Mountains. Then you check to your hotel.
Duration: 3 hours
Accommodation included: private sleeping room with shower and toilet in Dades Gorges.
Day 2: Tinghir, Todra Gorges, Erfoud, Merzouga.
Stop At: Gargantas del Todra, Tinerhir 45800 Morocco
We pass through Boumalen city situated on the edge of Dades valley which rises in the High Atlas Mountains, giving life to a huge Berber community by its rich agriculture, Visit Tinghir with local guide.
Visit the great canyons of Morocco Todgha Gorges are situated beyond the central high Atlas Mountains. Here, the contrasting landscapes remind visitors of the Colorado, with its high plateau, its gorges and great canyons, and its peaks sometimes splintered by erosion. Several peaks in this area exceed 4000 m, with Jbel Saghro 2500 m and Jbel Mgoun at 4068 m being the highest peak in this part of the High Atlas. The area is populated by Berbers. Here you can enjoy a hike among those fabulous canyons.
Then Heading up to the red colored sand sea dunes of Erg Chebbi of Merzouga From a vast plateau you will get impressed by the huge sand dune of Merzouga appearing from the horizon. in the evening we go on a camel ride about one hour and half to meet one of the most fascinating sight we will ever seen, the superb sunset in the middle of the high sand dunes of Merzouga. Overnight in Berber tented desert camp and enjoy a wonderful stars view.
Duration: 6 hours
Stop At: Merzouga Desert, Merzouga Morocco
Then Heading up to the red colored sand dunes of Erg Chebbi of Merzouga from a vast plateau you will get impressed by the huge sand dune of Merzouga appearing from the horizon. in the evening we go on a camel ride about one hour and half to meet one of the most fascinating sight we will ever seen, the superb sunset in the middle of the high sand dunes of Merzouga. Overnight in Berber tented desert camp and enjoy a wonderful stars view.
Duration: 12 hours
Accommodation included: camel ride in Merzouga Desert and sleeping samp.
Day 3: Merzouga - Marrakech.
Stop At: Ksar Touroug, Morocco
If you wake up early enough, you can see the magic sunrise, when the color of the dunes and the play of shadow are awesome. Then take camel again for going back to the hostel breakfast then departing to Marrakech arrival time around 19H00.
Duration: 10 minutes
Stop At: El Kelaa M'gouna, El Kelaa M'gouna, Souss-Massa
a break for having lunch.
Duration: 1 hour
No accommodation included on this day.
Departure Point :Marrakesh, Morocco
Departure Time :7:30 AM
Return Detail :Marrakesh, Morocco
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Infant seats available
- No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Most travelers can participate
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 17 travelers
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.