3 days desert tour from marrakesh to Merzouga
Transkech offers you an inevitable opportunity to enjoy the breathtaking desert landscape of Morocco,; in a 3 days private desert trip from Marrakesh, get ready to discover the magic Sahara desert, the fortified Kasbahs and villages, fall in love with the camel rides and contemplate a lifetime sunset twilight and starry nights. Visit the Berber villages and learn about their cultures. Immerse yourself in three days of infinite pleasure. Your visit to Merzouga will tremendously mark your stay in Morocco.
- Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou
- Explore the Rose Valley and the 1001 Kasbah Road
- Admire the amazing landscape of the high walls of Todra canyons
- Spend a night under the starry sky or under Berber tents in a Saharan desert camp
- Enjoy the contrast of landscapes throughout your journey
- Experience a camel trek in Merzouga dunes and enjoy a wonderful sunset and sunrise
- Discover the charm and the unique architecture of fortified world heritage Kasbahs
- Learn about the local culture and traditions and enjoy the Moroccan hospitality
Day 1: Marrakech – High Atlas – AitBenhaddou – Ouarzazate – Rose valey – Dades Gorges
After Breakfast in your Riad, you will meet your driver/guide to start your 3 days desert trip to Sahara, drive towards Ouarzazate, crossing the Atlas through Tizi’n’Tichka pass (2,260 meters), these gorgeous mountains offer a big variety of landscapes and the view of several hamlets and sceneries. After a stop for photos we will take a track full of outstanding landscape that will take us to the village of Telouet to visit the Kasbah of el Glaoui and the village of Ait Benhaddou; a fortified village marked by the UNISCO as world heritage. After exploring the Kasbah and having lunch, then, our journey continues towards Ouarzazate, where we will stop to visit the cinema studios (optional and entrance fees not included). The region of Ouarzazate is populated by Berbers who became sedentary despite the extremely harsh weather conditions. After visiting the Kasbah Taourirte; a world heritage site and beautiful Kasbah at the heart of Ouarzazate, we will head to dades Gorges, crossing the palm valley of Skoura enjoying its Kasbahs. Our last stop for photos will be at the rose valley before reaching the Dades Gorges where we will spend the night. Overnight and accommodation with dinner and breakfast in a guest house or Hotel
Day 2 :Toudra Gorges – Erfoud – ERissani – Merzougadesert – Erg Chebbi
After breakfast in your accommodation, you can enjoy an early morning walk and stretch your legs in the Dades Gorge, before driving through the valley of thousand Kasbahs towards Todra Gorges, where you can take a pleasant walk between its imposing canyon walls more than 200 meters, After a walking tour in the palm oasis of Todra, we will continue driving to the desert through the palm grove of Tafilalet. Arrival at the hotel on foot dunes of Erg Chebbi, relax and enjoy this breathtaking scenery while sipping a welcome mint tea waiting for a camels, then, you will start a new exporative caravan camel trek accompanied by an experienced camel man, after an 1 hour and a half of camel ride wading through sand dunes to the heart of the desert to watch the beautiful sunset. Wrapped by the Great Dune, and enjoying the music of drums, dinner and Moroccan tea, you can see the immense sky of stars and sleep in nomadic tents.
Day 3: Merzouga – Rissani – Anti Atlas – Draa Valley – Ouarzazate – Marrakech
Early wake up to contemplate a beautiful sunrise you will ever see. After an hour and half of camel ride you will reach you hotel in Merzouga to take shower and breakfast. Then, we will drive towards Marrakech crossing the palm valley of Tafilalte, where we will have a short stop to explore the its 7th century markets, then, continue through the scenic road of anti atlas mountains and Draa valley. Stop for lunch at Ouarzazate. Then, we will continue to Marrakech via the High atlas Mountains and tichka pass (2260 M) before reaching Marrakech by the afternoon. End of the tour
NB: if you book a luxury desert camp overnight, then, you will have breakfast and shower at your private tent.
- A / C 4WD vehicle or minivan
- Professional Driver / Guide
- Half board accommodations (breakfast and dinner)
- Dromedary (one per person)
- 1 night in nomadic tent with dinner and breakfast
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