Desert tour from Marrakech to Erg Chebbi golden sand dunes via Ouarzazate, the capital of one thousand kasbahs. Where you will have an incredible night at a beautiful desert camp with camel trek experience, that ends back in Marrakech, and is the best option for travelers that only have few days in Morocco to explore the magic of the Sahara desert.
Day 1: MARRAKECH – ATLAS MOUNTAINS – AIT BEN HADDOU – OUARZAZATE – DADES VALLEY:
We start the 3 days desert tour from Marrakech, driving to Dades Valley in the Atlas Mountains where you will wander aimlessly taking in the energy of your natural surroundings. You will be immersed into the Berber culture by visiting the village of Telouet then into Ait Benhaddou which is considered a great example of Moroccan earthen clay architecture and is a UNESCO world Legacy Site of the town Ksour. Afterwards we will stop for lunch at Ait Ben Haddou before heading into Ouarzazate City to visit it’s famous sites such as the Atlas Studio and Taourirt Kasbah. We end our day of 3 days desert tour from Marrakech by driving through the beautiful rose valley arriving at our overnight destination.
Day 2: DADES VALLEY – TODRA GORGES – ERFOUD – MERZOUGA DESERT:
After breakfast in our second day of 3 days desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga, we will leave Dades Crevasse for Erg Chebbi towards the Sahara Forsake. During our drive we will stop by several Berber towns scattered en route via Tinjdad Jorf and Erfoud to get a true sense of the Sahara’s view. Our 3 days desert tour from Marrakech will let you get the opportunity to see the desert spring of Tafilalet before we arrive to the Merzouga Desert. Here we will unwind and take in the beautiful nature of the desert before you embark on a camel ride experiencing the rise and fall of the endless sand dunes as you trek towards the Berber Desert Camp taking in the seemingly endless view of the magical Sahara. The second special day for our 3 days desert tour from Marrakech to Sahara desert will end in the Berber camp.
Day 3: MERZOUGA DESERT – ANTI ATLAS – MARRAKECH:
The last day of our desert tour from Marrakech. An early wake up call will allow you to enjoy the sunrise over the highest dunes of Erg Chebbi desert, after you will have breakfast at the camp and either head back to the asphalt roads via another camel ride or by 4×4 leaving the mystical dunes behind you. Back on the road we will drive through Ainif, Tazarine, Draa Valley, Agdez and Ouarzazate where we will have free time for lunch and a photo stop in front of the famous Taourirt Kasbah. Back on the road we will cross once again the Atlas Mountains and the Berber villages as we head to the end of our desert excursion in Marrakech dropping you off at your accommodations. The end of our desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga desert.
HIGHLIGHTS : DESERT TOUR FROM MARRAKECH TO ERG CHEBBI SAND DUNES.
- High Atlas Mountains.
- Argan oil cooperative.
- Telouate, Ait ben haddou and Taourirt kasbahs .
- Rose Valley and Todra gorges.
- Berber camping in Erg Chebbi desert.
- Camel ride experience.
- Draa Valley.
- 3 days / 2 nights tour from Marrakech to Merzouga Desert.
- Transportation in comfortable 4×4 with air conditioning and/or heating.
- Roundtrip transfer from your accommodation in Marrakech.
- Driver speaking English.
- Half board: 2 breakfasts and 2 dinners, 1 night in a hotel in Ouarzazate/Dades valley, 1 night in desert camp
- Camel ride back and forth in desert sand dunes.
- Sandboarding in Merzouga desert sand dunes
- Lunches and drinks.
- Entrances to the monuments.
- Tips and personal expenses.