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Trek Sahara desert from Marrakesh to Merzouga - the gateway to Erg Chebbi - on a 4-Day round-trip tour. Stop at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Kasbah at Aït Benhaddou. See the Atlas Mountains
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- Listen to the enchanting sound of Berber drums as you fall asleep under the desert stars
- See the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Kasbah at Aït Benhaddou
- Drive over the Atlas Mountains and through the valley of roses in the Dadès Gorges
- Cross the dunes of the Sahara Desert on a sunset camel ride
DescriptionDay 1: Marrakech - Atlas Mountains - Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou - Dades Valley Your 4-day, 3-night desert trip from Marrakech to Merzouga will begin early in the morning. A few stops will be made to take photos, enjoy the scenery and drink a cup of coffee. You will cross the famous Tizi-n-Tichka, see Berber villages and observe the radical change of the landscape. We continue to visit the Kasbah of Telouet, which belonged to the Pasha of the Atlas, the Glaoui. Continue to the fortified Berber village of Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and known for being the setting for major Hollywood epics: Lawrence of Arabia and Gladiator. Cross the river that separates the Kasbah from the main road and explore the village with a local guide. After lunch at one of the local cafes, continue to the Dades Valley passing through Ouarzazate, the oasis of Skoura, Klaa Mgouna, the capital of roses, and famous for its artisanal rose water distillation factories. Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Dades. Day 2: Todra Gorges - Tinjdad - Erfoud - Dunes of Merzouga After breakfast, departure for the Sahara desert Erg Chebbi in Merzouga. Passage through the many Berber villages scattered along the road, Jewish kasbah mellah, walk in the oasis in the shade of palm trees, tinghir canyon (Todgha Gorge) with a local guide. Continuation to Tinjdad, Jorf, and Erfoud. Erg chebbi. After relaxing in Merzouga, pack a small overnight bag for your camel trek through the Erg Chebbi sand dunes. Arrive at a traditional Berber camp, leave the camels and trek to the highest dunes to watch the sunset. Spend the night in nomadic Berber tents under the stars, listening to the music of the drums in the middle of the Sahara. Day 3: Merzouga - Rissani- Alnif - Tizi N'Tfrkhin -Tinghir-Dades We will start the third day of our tour by watching the sunrise over the desert. After an early start, we will get back on our camels (depending on the type of camp, it is possible to take a shower and have breakfast before the camel trek). On the way back to Ouarzazate, we will take a different route. Passing through the palm grove of Tafilalet and the village of Rissani, former capital and place of residence of the founder of the Alaouite dynasty, we will reach the town of Alnif. Here we will join the road that crosses the amazing Anti-Atlas mountain range. After admiring the spectacular colors and shapes of the mountains, we will arrive at Tizi N'tfarkhin, Tinghir and an amazing palm grove. At lunch time, we will stop in Tinghir to eat and rest before continuing the road to the Dades Valley, visiting the Dades Gorges, In the afternoon, we will cross the High Atlas Mountains towards Khmis Dadès, where we will spend the night in a riad or a kasbah. Day 4: Dades -Skoura-Ouarzazate - Marrakech After a delicious breakfast, you will have time to explore Ouarzazate at your own pace. We recommend that you visit the Kasbah of Taourirt and the Atlas Film Studios, known as the Hollywood of the desert. We will drop you off in Marrakech in the early afternoon.
IncludesHotel pickup and drop-off 2 nights in a private hotel room Camel ride 1 night at the desert camp 3 breakfasts 3 dinners
- This trip involves a lot of driving For the camel ride and desert camp: your luggage will be safely stored in the van and you will need to bring a small backpack with a towel and warm clothes for your night. Temperatures can reach 0°C and in the winter warm blankets are supplied at the camp. It is recommended that you wear jeans, trousers or long shorts during the camel ride - for your comfort