From Marrakech: Merzouga 3-Day Desert Safari with Food

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Experience the Moroccan Sahara Desert on a 3-day safari tour from Marrakech to Merzouga. Spend the night at a Bedouin camp in the Erg Chebbi dunes. Ride a camel to watch the sunset and sunrise. See the Kasbah of Ouarzazate, and much more.

Highlights

  • Ride across the Erg Chebbi dunes on a camel
  • Spend the night at a Bedouin camp
  • See the famous Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou
  • Drive across the High Atlas Mountains
  • Enjoy a guide tour with local guide, Discover the jewish district in Tinghir

Description

Discover the edge of the Sahara Desert on a three-day budget tour from Marrakech, and explore the dramatic landscapes of the Dades Valley and Kasbah of Ouarzazate. Ride across the dunes of Erg Chebbi by camel and sleep at a desert camp under the stars.  Day 1: Marrakech - Ait Ben Haddou - Dades Begin your journey by crossing the High Atlas Mountains past one Berber village after another to the UNESCO world heritage site of Ait Ben Haddou. This village is famous for its kasbah and fortified village and has been used as a set for some famous Hollywood epics and magazine photo shoots. After some leisure time, enjoy lunch in a local restaurant and continue your drive through Ouarzazate, known as the Gate of the Sahara. Continue to Boumalne Dades, admiring the scenic drive along the Dades Valley, where you can enjoy dinner and rest for the night at Kasbah Amazigh or Hotel Chems.  Day 2: Dades - Todgha Gorges - Merzouga Following breakfast, depart your hotel and drive to Tinghir and its dramatic Todgha Gorges, pausing for some free time to explore the canyons. Enjoy lunch at a local cafe and continue to Merzouga to meet your camel caravan. Experience the Erg Chebbi dunes on camelback and watch the sunset set. Reach your desert camp before nightfall and enjoy an authentic Moroccan dinner under the stars. Local nomads will provide entertainment and show you how to play the traditional Tam Tam drums. Enjoy dinner and an overnight stop.  Day 3: Merzouga Ouarzazate - Marrakech Following an early wake-up to watch the sunrise before breakfast (optional), a driver will be waiting to pick you up for the transfer back to Marrakech. Stop halfway for lunch at a local restaurant. Get dropped off at your original departure point or Djemaa El Fna around 8 PM. You can also book upgrades for the night in the Bedouin camp such as the deluxe desert camp with a luxury private tent complete with an ensuite shower, bathroom facilities, and 5-star amenities. These upgrades need to be booked per person.

Includes

Pickup and drop off Air-conditioned transportation in a minibus or minivan Driver-guide 1-night accommodation at hotel 1-night accommodation at desert camp Luxury private tent (if option selected) 2 dinners 2 breakfasts Sunset camel trekking in Erg Chebbi Sunrise camel trekking in Erg Chebbi

Important Information

  • This tour is not suitable for children because it involves a long drive •You can take your excess luggage with you and leave it on the minibus for overnight, but have a backpack handy to take with you to the camp
  • Vegetarian and vegan diets can be accommodated if communicated at the time of booking
  • If the road across the Atlas Mountains is blocked during winter, an alternative route is available via Taroudant; it costs an additional €10 per person to take this route
  • The standard desert camp is about 200 yards (200 meters) away from the hotel included in the price, with a bathroom outside the tent
  • The luxury desert camp is located in the middle of the dunes, with a bathroom/shower inside the tent
  • On the final day the transfer time back to Marrakech is approximately 10 hours
  • Pickup is not available from accommodations located more than 4miles (7 km) from Jemaa El Fna Square

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