3 day tour: Marrakech > Merzouga > Marrakech
Day 1: Marrakech > High Atlas Mountains > Kasbah of Aït Benhaddou > Ouarzazate > Valley Of Roses > Dades Valley
We will pick you up from your Riad or the airport at 08:00 o’clock and we’ll head to the Tizi n’Tichka pass (2260 m). The pass gives you a magnificent view on the high Atlas, beautiful, colourful landscapes and Berber villages. We continue to the UNESCO World Heritage site Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, an ancient fortified village in typical Moroccan fashion. This spectacular fortified village has been used as film set for more films than any other location in Morocco.
After lunch we continue to Ouarzazate to visit the where you can visit the Kasbah of Taourirt, former residence of Glaoui or Pasha of Marrakech. After we drive on further south east and enjoy the fascinating Skoura pamery, Valley of the Roses and the road of Thousand Kasbah’s. We finish our day in the green Dades Valley for dinner and a room in a hotel or riad.
Day 2: Dades Gorges > Tenghir > Todra Gorges > Tinjdad > Erfoud > Merzouga desert camel trek > Desert camp (1 night)
After breakfast, we’ll drive a few minutes and enjoy one of the best views of the Dades Gorges. From there we can see the impressive mountains with a few picturesque Kasbah’s and Berber villages. We’ll continue toward Tinghir, the Todra Gorges. Here you have free time to walk around to enjoy the idyllic gorge river. After we head to Tinjdad for lunch. After lunch we head to Erfoud, the Moroccan fossil capital. We arrive in Merzouga around 16:00 o’clock.
At the end of the drive in Merzouga, you switch from car to dromedary. In caravan you enter the heart of the Erg Chebbi dunes and enjoy an unforgettable sunset. We spend the night at the desert camp in traditional desert nomad Haim’s, “homes made with dromedary wool”. And if you want, you can sleep under the spectacular sky of stars. We end the day with a cup of traditional tea (Moroccan or Berber Whisky), a delicious Berber tajine and with local Berber nomad musicians playing traditional drums.
Day 3: Merzouga > Rissani > Draa Valley > Ouarzazate > Marrakech
”Date with the Dawn”! A recommended Sahara custom. Wake up early, walk up to the highest dune around and enjoy the magnificent sunrise. After a relaxing start we go back to Merzouga by dromedary. After a delicious breakfast we leave the desert and drive to Ouarzazate for lunch via the Tafilalet Palmgrove, Rissani and the Draa valley. Then we will return to Marrakech via Ouarzazate and the Tizi n’Tichka pass (2260 m), arriving in the evening. We’ll drop you off at your Riad or the airport.
- Accommodation in hotel or riad
- Dinners and breakfasts
- Experienced driver and local guide(s)
- Private transport with AC
- Sight seeing
INCLUDED FOR DESERT TOURS
- Camel ride in the desert (one dromedary each)
- Overnight in desert camp (in traditional tents)
- SANDBOARD (OPTIONAL)
- Personal travel insurance