From Marrakech: to Merzouga 3-Day 2Night Sahara Desert Tour

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Discover the Moroccan Sahara on a 3-day tour from Marrakech. Experience nomadic life, visit iconic kasbahs, ride camels at sunset and sunrise, and camp in the majestic Merzouga Desert. Book now!

Highlights

  • Journey through the majestic High Atlas Mountains
  • Explore the UNESCO World Heritage site Ait Ben Haddou
  • Traverse the dramatic Todgha Gorges and see towering rock formations
  • Experience the magic of the Sahara Desert under a canopy of stars
  • Ride camels across the stunning dunes of Erg Chebbi at sunset

Description

Immerse yourself in the enchanting Sahara Desert with a 3-day tour departing from Marrakech. Begin your journey by crossing the majestic High Atlas Mountains. See panoramic views of picturesque Berber villages nestled amidst the rugged terrain. As you ascend, watch the landscape transforms, revealing terraced fields and lush valleys. Later, reach the UNESCO World Heritage site of Ait Ben Haddou. Explore the labyrinthine streets of Ait Ben Haddou's ancient kasbah, a renowned backdrop for numerous Hollywood films and a testament to Morocco's rich history and architectural heritage. After a leisurely exploration and a delicious lunch at a local restaurant, continue your adventure toward Boumalne Dades, located at the gateway to the Sahara. As you wind your way through the stunning Dades Valley, marvel at the towering rock formations and verdant palm groves that line the route. Later, reach your accommodation for the night — the atmospheric hotel in Tinghir. There, enjoy traditional Moroccan hospitality and a hearty dinner. On Day Two, venture deeper into the desert as you journey toward Merzouga. Along the way, see the dramatic Todgha Gorges, where sheer rock walls rise hundreds of feet, creating a dramatic canyon landscape that's perfect for exploration. After lunch in the town of Tinghir, continue your drive to Merzouga, the gateway to the Sahara. Upon arrival in Merzouga, prepare for an unforgettable experience. Meet your camel caravan and embark on a magical sunset trek across the mesmerizing dunes of Erg Chebbi. As the sun dips below the horizon, arrive at your desert camp, where a traditional Moroccan dinner awaits. Enjoy lively entertainment from local nomads and the rhythmic beats of the Tam Tam drums. Wake up on Day 3 to a spectacular sunrise over the Sahara. Next, eat a hearty breakfast at camp. Later, bid farewell to the desert and begin your return journey to Marrakech. Stop for lunch at a local restaurant along the way. Conclude your amazing adventure with a drop-off at your original departure point, or Djemaa El Fna Square. Be left with memories that will last a lifetime.

Includes

Hotel or riad pickup and drop-off Air-conditioned transportation Driver and guide 1-night accommodation in an air-conditioned room/suite with private bathroom 1-night stay at your preferred desert camp in Erg Chebbi (depending on option selected) Breakfasts Dinners Camel rides Sandboarding Luggage service Berber drumming and music experience

Important Information

  • Your luggage will be securely stored in the van during the desert camping Prepare a small backpack or rucksack for the camel ride and overnight stay at the camp During winter, warm blankets are provided, but it's advisable to bring warm sleeping clothes because temperatures can drop to 0°C Wet wipes are recommended For the camel ride, it's recommended to wear jeans, trousers, or long shorts for a comfortable trek in the Erg Chebbi dunes If you're interested in sandboarding, inquire at the lodge to see whether sandboards are available Vegetarian and vegan food options are available

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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