Marrakech: 3-Day Merzouga and Sahara Desert Tour

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Experience the Sahara Desert on a 3-day safari tour from Marrakech to Merzouga dunes. Explore nomadic life, visit iconic kasbahs, spend the night at a Bedouin camp in the Erg Chebbi, and much more.

Highlights

  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou
  • Experience the Draa Valley and the gorges of Dades Valley
  • Experience the life of a Berber at a desert camp in the Sahara
  • Admire spectacular landscapes of the Atlas Mountains
  • Ride a Camel in the Erg Chebbi Dunes

Description

Day 1: Marrakech – Ait Ben Haddou – Dades Gorges The journey from Marrakech to Todra Gorge via Kasbah Ait Benhaddou is a popular route for those seeking to experience the beauty and history of Morocco’s desert landscapes. Starting in Marrakech, the drive takes you through the High Atlas Mountains, passing through small Berber villages and stunning scenery along the way. One of the highlights of the trip is a stop at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kasbah Ait Benhaddou, an ancient fortress town that has been used as a backdrop for many Hollywood films. The kasbah is a fascinating example of traditional Moroccan architecture and offers stunning views of the surrounding landscape. Continuing on from Kasbah Ait Benhaddou to arrive at the Todra Gorge. This spectacular natural wonder features towering canyon walls that rise up to 300 meters in places, providing a breathtaking backdrop for hiking, climbing, and sightseeing. Day 2: Boumalne Dadès – Todra Gorges – Erfoud – Dunes of Merzouga The journey from Boumalne to Merzouga and the Erg Chebbi dunes is a breathtaking adventure through the Moroccan Sahara Desert and the views of the canyon at Todra Gorge. The drive takes you through spectacular landscapes, including barren mountains, verdant palm groves, and vast expanses of golden sand dunes. Along the way, you’ll pass through charming Berber villages and experience the warm hospitality of the local people. As you approach Merzouga, the landscape becomes increasingly surreal, with towering sand dunes rising up from the desert floor. Upon arriving in Merzouga, you can take a camel trek into the heart of the Erg Chebbi dunes to witness the stunning sunset over the Sahara. The experience is truly unforgettable, with the warm hues of the sky blending perfectly with the golden sands. Get ready for a Moroccan dinner served under the stars next to a campfire. Late at night, enjoy Berber music with the local hosts playing drums. Day 3: Merzouga – Rissani – Ouarzazate – Marrakech Following an early wake-up you will have the option to watch the sunrise before breakfast, a driver will be waiting to pick you up for the transfer back to Marrakech. the journey takes you through the Ouarzazate region, known for its film studios and desert landscapes where we stop for lunch at a local restaurant. Get dropped off at your original departure point or Djemaa El Fna square around 20h.

Includes

Free pickup and drop-off in Marrakech Transportation by private air-conditioned Minibus Professional driver Kasbah Ait Benhaddou visit with local guide Overnight stay in a private desert tent Camel ride to the Merzouga desert camp Dinner and breakfast

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