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Marrakech to Merzouga Sahara Trip

Trip at a Glance

  • Locations

    Marrakech, Morocco

  • Activities

    Adventure, Desert Tour

  • Price
    Custom Price
  • Duration

    3 days

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    Contact guide

  • Starting Location

    Marrakech

  • Price Includes

    Driver, English-speaking guide, transfers, fuel, 4×4 transport with air conditioning, specific visits in the tour, camel excursion, night in the desert tents, half-board hotel

  • Notes

    Not included: flights, drinks, lunch, entrance tickets

Highlights

  • Ride camels on an adventure crossing the Erg Chebbi sand dunes.
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of Ait Benhaddou.
  • Spend the night in Berber nomad tents with drumming music in the middle of the Sahara.

Guide

Trip Info

Experience the real Morocco on this exciting desert tour. You will have the opportunity to see the beauty of the region, learn about the local culture and experience a true desert adventure. As you enjoy this time, you will also be supporting local people, as this tour will involve hosts with traditional riad style accommodation.

Your tour begins with your guide picking you up from your hotel or the airport. Then, we will start our journey from Marrakech to the Dades Gorges across the Tizi-n-Tichka Atlas Pass, with far-reaching views across the mountains, to the traditional High Atlas Berber villages. We continue to Kasbah Ait Benhaddou to visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of Ait Benhaddou. You will have lunch at Ait Benhaddou or Ouarzazate, where you’ll visit Kasbah Taourirt and the atlas studios. We then continue to Dades Gorges though Roses and Dades Valley. We will spend the night in a riad or hotel in the Dades Gorges.

After breakfast, we will go from the Dades Gorges to Erg Chebbi Sahara Desert in Merzouga. Berber villages are scattered along the way. We’ll pass through Todra Gorges, Tinghir, Tinjdad, Jorf and Erfoud in which we’ll feel the beginning of the Saharan oasis of Tafilalet. We continue to a hotel in Merzouga and after relaxing a few minutes, you will take some of your luggage in a small bag and leave the other luggage in the hotel. We will ride the camels on an adventure crossing the Erg Chebbi sand dunes. This is a great opportunity to take lovely pictures of the sunset and sunrise. When we reach the camp we will leave the camels and we will walk to the highest sand dunes for sandboarding and to watch the sunset. We will spend the night in Berber nomad tents with drumming music in the middle of the Sahara.

We will wake you up early in the morning to watch the sunrise on the dunes, and then we will ride the camels back to Merzouga. After breakfast and having a shower in the hotel, we will start our journey back to Marrakech through different areas and different Berber villages. We will pass through Alnif, Tazarine and N’kob until Ouarzazate where we will take the same road back to Marrakech and arrive in the evening.

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