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From Marrakech: 4-Day Excursion to Merzouga22 Reviews
Discover the breathtaking sights of Morocco on an unforgettable four-day tour from Marrakech. Marvel at the Merzouga and Erg Chebbi dunes, the Atlas Mountains, and a Berber camp under the Sahara sky.
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- Visit Kasbah Ait-Ben-Haddou - a Unesco World Heritage Site
- Ride a Camel in the Merzouga Dunes
- Visit the nomads of the Sahara Desert
- Overnight in an authentic Berber Desert Camp in Merzouga
DescriptionDiscover the Sahara Immerse yourself in Morocco's vibrant culture & stunning landscapes with this 4 day tour! From Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou nestled into the High Atlas Mountains to Erg Chebbi Sand Dunes tucked away in Merzouga Desert, it is easy to experience some of the country's most breathtaking attractions on this 4 day excursion. For Shared Tours: Day 1: Marrakech – Ait ben Haddou – Dades/Tinghir (Depart 7-8am; Arrive 7-8pm) Driving Distance: 5 hrs 40 mins Accommodations: Hotel Ksar Kaissar, Hotel La Gazelle du Dades On day one you will make your way towards Ait Ben Haddou located in the High Atlas Mountains. This historical Kasbah, a Unesco World Heritage Site; both architecturally impressive & culturally significant. After lunch near the kasbah, you will continue to your accommodations for the night. Day 2: Dadès - Todra Gorges - Merzouga (Depart 8-9am; Arrive 5-7pm) Driving Distance: 4 hrs 45 mins Accommodations: Berber Nomad Camp or similar (Standard) Ideal Luxury Desert Camp or similar (Luxury) On day two, we journey to the vibrant dunes of Merzouga! After visiting the Gorges and stopping for lunch we continue on to the desert. Then it's time to saddle up your camel at sunset and get ready for an unforgettable evening amongst vast undulating golden sand waves inside one of Morocco’s most spectacular deserts. Wrap up this magical night under star-filled skies beneath traditional style tents! Day 3: Merzouga Excursion: visit the Nomads of the Sahara Desert (Option on Luxury Bookings: 1 night accommodation on the edge of the dunes at the Nomad Palace with air conditioning & a pool) On day 3, experience a breathtaking sunrise atop the Erg Chebbi dunes. Then continue exploring the desert landscapes in a 4x4! Visit with local nomads & marvel at how they survive despite difficult conditions while herding across both desert sand & mountains alike! Afterwards, sip some tea as you relish in traditional Berber cuisine & Gnaoua music. End your journey with dinner & a campfire with Berber music under starry skies. Day 4: Merzouga - Ouarzazate - Marrakech (Depart 8-9am; Arrive 7-9pm) Driving Distance: 8 hours 30 minutes On day four, you'll say goodbye to the Sahara after breakfast & hop on a camel as you embark towards Merzouga. Traverse desert landscapes & on to some serious mountain sights over crossing The High Atlas. By nightfall you will be back to Marrakech. For Private Tours: Optional Stops: - Kasbah Telouet - Visit palm groves in Tinghir & Tinjedad - Alternate return route through Rissani, Nkob & Tamnougalt - Alternate Accommodations on Night 1: Hotel Dar Ahlam, La Perle du Dades or similar (Luxury), Chez Ichou or similar (Royal) For Shared Excursions: The Guide in Ait Ben Haddou is not included, but you can join a group tour on your own for around €2 per person. Lunches not included on Shared Excursion Bookings. Private Tour Includes: Licensed Guide in Ait Ben Haddou, optional alternative route on return & Lunch each day.
IncludesHotel pickup and drop-off at Marrakech Transportation by 4×4 or minibus Local driver Tour with a licensed guide in Ait Ben Haddou (if option selected) 2 nights in a desert camp with breakfasts and dinners Lunches (if option selected) Fuel, tolls, and all associated expenses
- Please make sure to let us know the name of your accommodations in Marrakech so that we can coordinate the best location for pickup.