3 Days desert trip from Marrakech to Merzouga
Day 1 : Marrakech – Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou – Ouarzazate – Dades Valley
Today we will pick you up at your hotel in Marrakech and we drive towards Ouarzazate through the Tizi ‘n’ Tichka pass at 2260 m over the High Atlas Mountains. You will enjoy the landscapes we pass through Berber villages. You will have chance to explore the process of producing the argan oil by Berber women in their cooperative . We will visit Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou ,which is the largest Kasbah in Morocco , and it is a UNESCO historical site. We will have lunch at the Kasbah before we continue to Dades valley via Ouarzazate,called as the Hollywood of Africa. We will pass along the Road of the thousand Kasbahs, before stopping at Kalaat Mgouna. It is well-known for roses and its annual festival during May. We spend this night in the heart of the Dades Gorge in local riad with dinner and breakfast.
Day 2 : Dades Valley – Todra Gorges – Merzouga and camel trek
After breakfast in the riad, we’ll drive through the valley to see rock formation “the monkey toes”. Leaving the Dades valley towards Tinghir and the Todra valley we’ll see panoramic views of the old mud Berber villages overlooking the valley. Arriving at the Gorge you’ll walk under the 300 m high red cliff, where many Rock-climbers come to enjoy their preferred sport. Continuing on to Erfoud and Rissani where we’ll have lunch and afterwards, we’ll leave for the village of Merzouga, where your camel will be waiting you. You’ll be welcomed with a glass of mint tea and a desert scarf before your camel-ride starts heading into the mysterious sand-sea of the Erg-Chebbi, guided by an experienced camel guide of course. Here you will spend your first night under the stars, or if you prefer, in a traditional Berber nomad tent.
Day 3 : Merzouga – Draa Valley – Marrakech
Your camel guide will wake you up to see the sunrise, then you’ll peacefully camel-trek back to the village of Merzouga appreciating the unique beauty of the spectacular Erg Chebbi dunes – changing with the light as the Day progresses. Arriving back in Merzouga and after breakfast and hot shower in the guesthouse, we’ll leave for Ouarzazate passing by the famous Draa valley-full of palm-trees-stop for lunch in the way and continue to Marrakech over the Tizi ‘n’ Tichka pass again and end of the tour.
- Pickup & Drop off at your accommodation
- A/C deluxe minibus driven by an English / French speaking driver / guide ( Maximum of 17 passengers )
- First night at hotel in Dades gorges including dinner and breakfast
- Second night at Erg Chebbi dunes desert camp including camel trekking, dinner and breakfast
- Free time to explore the sites such as Kasbahs, Canyons, Walks, Breaks for photos…Etc
- Personal spending
- Beverages & Lunches