3 days Morocco desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga
This 3 day tour of Marrakech-Merzouga/Sahara Desert will truly exceeded your expectations! your tour guide will be AMAZING!! He will pick you up from your hotel & hit all the “must-sees”. All our drivers are very friendly, easy-going, considerate, cordial & they will make sure you are safe the entire time.The night at the desert camp is a breathtaking experience too with delicious food & live music! Yet, Sitting next to the camels and watching the sun set over the Sahara desert is insanely surreal
Marrakech – Ait Benhaddou – Agdez – Erg Chehbi
We will pick you up from your Riad in Marrakech at 8:00AM and start travelling towards the Atlas mountains before reaching our first site, Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. However, we might not stop in this Kasbah until day 3 so as to reach the sunset in the Sahara especially when the day light is short.This Kasbah is perhaps the most impressive and well-preserved fortress cities in Morocco, which the Moroccan Government itself jumped on the bandwagon in 1994 to rehabilitate the Kasbah in order to preserve the cultural and national heritage. The Kasbahs were a major stop for camel caravans carrying salt through the Sahara and returning with gold, silver and slaves. We continue along the route, arriving at Ouarzazate, the gateway to the Saharan desert, the Moroccan city known for Hollywood movies being located and filmed here. Top Hollywood blockbusters which have been filmed in Ouarzazate include movie titles such as The Gladiator, The Mummy, Kingdom of Heaven, Prince of Persia and Lawrence of Arabia. We continue to make our way, experiencing the Draa Valley, en route to draa valley, you will see the volcanic mountains with breathtaking views. Then to merzouga , joining our camels and head off into the desert for a 1-2 hour camel trek to reach our Berber desert camp for the night. The camp provides private Berber bivouacs, under stars being so bright in the Desert. Overnight in the Nomad tent.
Erg Chebbi Dune-Erfoud-Tinejdad-Todra Gorges-Boumalne Du Dades-Kelaa M’gouna
Wake up early morning to enjoy the sunrise on the top of the dune in the Sahara Desert then have your breakfast. After these beautiful moments, you will experience Camel trek Morocco by riding camels back to the hotel where you can shower. Depending on time, we MIGHT drive to the lake with Flamingos near Merzouga. You will have the opportunity to see the the nomad's way of life and the amazing changing contrasts of the desert. You will visit the village of Khamlia to see the Gnawa musicians. You will have a traditional Berber pizza for lunch in the ancient capital of Rissani. Then We depart towards Tinghir passing by Erfoud and Tinejdad. In the afternoon, we will continue to Todra gorges via Tamtatucht & Ait Aissa Oubrahim. Stopping along the way for photos and admiring the views. Arrival to Todra Gorges to enjoy its marvelous Canyons views while hiking on foot. Later on, we drive to dades valley and the roses valley via Kalaa't M'gouna and stopping for a panoramic view of Rose valley. Your accommodation will be stunning, with authentic Moroccan architecture, a delicious homemade meal and a lovely atmosphere. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Rose valley- Skoura – Ouarzazate – Ait Ben Haddou - Marrakech
After your breakfast you will set off towards the High Atlas Mountains via Ouarzazate. We might take off road about 25 kms by your 4x4, you will discover nomad life in cave then to arrive to the center of Moroccan roses and rose products. Then continue your trip via the Road of One Thousand Kasbahs, passing the Skoura palm oasis before arriving in Ouarzazate to see Kasbah Taourirt. Visit the UNESCO heritage Kasbah Ait Benhaddou. In typical Moroccan fashion, the true treasures must be searched out and discovered... usually off the beaten path. In actuality, this setting has been used for more films than any other location in Morocco; films including, Lawrence of Arabia, Jesus of Nazareth, and recently The Gladiator. Lunch can be taken at Ait Benhaddou. In the afternoon, we cross over the High Atlas mountains towards Marrakech. You will stop on the way to explore at Telouet Kasbah which is located along the former route of the caravans from the Sahara over the Atlas Mountains to Marrakech. The kasbah was the seat of the El Glaoui family's power, thus sometimes also called the Palace of Glaoui, and it was built in the 18th and 19th centuries. Drop you off at your accommodation in Marrakech around 5 PM.