4 days 3 nights
Explore Morroco’s stunning backyard, one that is steeped in history and illuminated by vast scenery. At night, the stars and soft winds surrounding and lighting up the Bedouin Camp at the Erg Chebbi Dunes will lullaby and ease you to sleep. And the cotton candy sunrise will calmly ask you to arise come morning.
This journey will take you through the towering High Atlas Mountains to the UNESCO World Heritage Site Aït Benhaddou, where ancient, earthly buildings have sat for centuries. In addition to immersing yourself into the deep end of Morrocco’s rich, vast sights, you will also intermingle with locals. At the campsite, locals will perform and provide you with unforgettable entertainment.
If you want to explore the remarkable landscapes spanning across Morrocco, this 3-day journey will fulfil your desire.
4 Day Merzouga Desert Trip
Day 1: Marrakesh – Aït Benhaddou – Valley of the Roses – Dadès Gorges
After collecting you from your hotel, riad or from the airport, we’ll head to Ouarzazate. On the way we’ll pass through the striking Atlas Mountains via the stunning Tizi n’Tichka mountain pass, which offers spectacular views from its 2,260 metres. best sahara desert tour from Marrakech
Having crossed through the Atlas Mountains we’ll arrive at Aït Benhaddou Kasbah, one of the most impressive fortified cities in Morocco and the emblematic filming location of movies such as Lawrence of Arabia, Gladiator and Kingdom of Heaven.
We’ll then take the Route of the Thousand Kasbahs to Skoura. Here, we’ll stop to explore Amridil Kasbah before hitting the road to Kelaat M’Gouna, a pretty city in Tinghir Province and capital of the Valley of the Roses. At the end of the first day, we’ll drive to the Dadès Gorges, where we’ll spend the night. best sahara desert tour from Marrakech
Day 2: Dadès Gorges – Todgha Gorges – Merzouga
After breakfast, we’ll set off towards the Dadès Valley, travelling through the incredible Todgha Gorges, where we’ll have lunch. best sahara desert tour from Marrakech
With renewed energy, we’ll continue on our journey in the direction of Merzouga, passing through the Jorf palm grove, an area known for its excellent dates, and Erfoud, home to intriguing fragments of fossils. best sahara desert tour from Marrakech.
Having arrived in Merzouga, we will swap our 4x4s for camels to immerse ourselves in the desert and make our way to Bedouin camp where we’ll spend the night and enjoy a traditional Moroccan dinner. best sahara desert tour from Marrakech
Day 3: Merzouga – Rissani-Alnif-Tazarine – Tizi N’Tfrkhin – Ouarzazate
We’ll begin the third day of our tour in the most magical day: watching the sunrise over the desert. After an early start, we’ll climb back onto our camels and head to a hotel where we’ll shower and have breakfast (depending on the type of camp, it may be possible to shower and have breakfast before the camel ride).best sahara desert tour from Marrakech.
On the way back to Ouarzazate, we’ll take a different route. Passing the Tafilalet Palm Grove and the village of Rissani, ancient capital and home to the founder of the Alaouite Dynasty, we’ll reach the town of Alnif. Here, we’ll join the road that cuts across the stunning Anti-Atlas mountain range.
After taking in the spectacular colours and shapes of the mountains, we’ll arrive at Tizi N’tfarkhin, Tinghir and an amazing palm grove in the Dadès Valley. At lunchtime, we’ll stop at Klaat M’Gouna to eat and rest before continuing the route.best sahara desert tour from Marrakech.
In the afternoon, we’ll pass over the High Atlas mountains on our way to Ouarzazate, where we’ll spend the night in a riad our kasbah.
Day 4: Ouarzazate – Marrakech
After a delicious breakfast, you’ll have time to explore Ouarzazate at your own pace. We recommend visiting the Taourirt Kasbah and Atlas Film Studios, known as the Hollywood of the desert.
We’ll drop you back off in Marrakech in the early afternoon.
There are two options, standard (2 – 3 stars) and luxury (4 stars):
Both hotels and tents are double occupancy only, there are no single rooms. You can however ask for a triple room or a family room if you prefer. The standard category rooms have communal showers in the camp, while the superior category rooms have a private bathroom in the haimas and showers in the camp.best sahara desert tour from Marrakech
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