From Marrakech: Merzouga 4-Day Desert Trip with Berber Camp

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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.

Highlights

  • 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

Description

***Please note that in the summer months (April - September) to ensure you have the most comfortable experience we spend one night in the Berber style camp, start our excursion to the nomads and surrounding area a bit later in the morning and stay the second night in a hotel at the edge of the dunes (Riad Chebbi or similar). We do this so that you have access to aircon and other hotel comforts in the heat of the summer which can sometimes be well over 40°C (100°F)*** Discover 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. Day 1: Marrakech – Ait ben Haddou – Dades/Tinghir (Depart 7-8am; Arrive 7-8pm) Driving Distance: 5 hrs 40 mins 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 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 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 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. Private Tour Includes: Licensed Guide in Ait Ben Haddou, optional alternative route on return

Includes

Hotel 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

Important Information

  • Please make sure to let us know the name of your accommodations in Marrakech so that we can coordinate the best location for pickup.

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