3 Days Tour From Marrakech To Merzouga Desert

3 Days Tour From Marrakech To Merzouga Desert

147.55 USD / person
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3 days

3 Days Tour From Marrakech To Merzouga Desert

The Erg Chebbi dunes are a long drive from Marrakech. Say no to public buses and yes to this great-value small-group tour, with a night at a desert camp and a Sahara camel safari. See the Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; stroll Taourirt Kasbah’s red mud alleys (own expense); and spend the night in the Dades Gorge. Your tour includes transfers and half-board accommodation.

Day - 1

As soon as you leave Marrakech, you’ll follow a well-maintained road to the High Atlas Mountains. After about an hour, the road starts to wind its way up as you drive along with one of the most scenic roads in Morocco across a landscape of terraced wheat fields, cacti, waving palm trees, and endless views. You’ll pass through tiny villages, In the distance, you'll be able to make out the snow-capped peaks of the Atlas Mountains. As the road begins to descend, the scenery changes drastically and suddenly you find yourself entering a desert-like area.

 Soon, the imposing kasbah Aït Benhaddou will loom up like a mirage. A kasbah is a kind of citadel, made up of high-walled buildings of clay mixed with straw. Historically, the kasbahs gave shelter to entire village communities, though these days many of them are no longer inhabited. Deserted or not, the kasbahs are a fascinating sight, and films including Lawrence of Arabia, Jesus of Nazareth, and most recently Gladiator, were shot on location here... you'll make your way across the river to explore. At the gate, to the kasbah you’ll pay a small entrance fee (approx €1) and enter a medieval world with a warren of narrow lanes leading into the kasbah. At the top of the kasbah, there’s a fantastic view across the citadel and the surrounding countryside.

After lunch, you will set off on your tour again and drive through the fertile valley to Dades Gorges. If you thought the road from Marrakech was beautiful, then wait till you see this. Bizarre rock formations, bright green palm valleys, and rugged mountain peaks in all shapes and colors alternated by small traditional villages and breathtaking views. After 2 hours, you will pass a restaurant (‘Panoramic’), with an outdoor terrace overlooking the valley and the colorful cliffs. It’s a nice place to stop off for a cup of coffee or mint tea. From here, it’s another 40-minute drive past yet more weird but wonderful colorful rock formations. When the cliffs begin to get narrower and you enter a kind of gorge, you’ll know you’ve nearly reached your small mountain hotel. Moments later you are greeted by the friendly owner night and dinner in the hotel (Kasbah La Valley) or similar.



Day - 2

After breakfast, we start the road through the beginning of the Sahara and scattered Berber villages along the way towards the Erg Chebbi desert at Merzouga. You will plod into the sand dunes on your trusty camel and sleep under an incredible canopy of stars. At the end of the day, you will spend a night camping out in the Sahara. Perched on your camel, you’ll softly plod into the sea of golden sand dunes as the camel drivers lead the way. In your small tented camp in the middle of the desert, you can enjoy a delicious dinner before crawling into your bed for the night under the starry skies.



Day - 3

early wake up to enjoy the sunrise over the dunes one of the best moments of this trip breakfast and we go back on the camels to Merzouga then we start driving back to Marrakech through Ouarzazat where we will have time for lunch and visit the famous Taourirt Kasbah. Afterward, we will continue to Marrakech crossing the Atlas Mountains and the Berber villages, Arrival in the evening and drop off at the pick-up place and end of our services.

19 Mar 2022 - 19 Mar 2023
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Comfort 150.00 EUR 0.00 EUR 0.00 EUR 0.00 EUR 0.00 EUR 0.00 EUR 1 15
To receive a full refund of amount they paid, travelers may cancel up to 24 hours before the experience start date in the local timezone. No refunds will be given after that time period.
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