Desert Tour From Marrakech
Marrakech 3 days 2 nights desert tour departs and return to Marrakech is our most popular desert tour. This tour has been designed for the traveler eager to explore deep into the Morocco Sahara desert and who don’t mind driving long hours. You will have an amazing time touring the Desert and Merzouga, you will definitely not feel a drop of boredom. The landscape changes dramatically. Beginning with the fertile Haouz planes of Marrakech and the high Atlas Mountains, to oases and valleys, then to the rocky plateaus and the unbelievable Erg Chebbi sand dunes. Just make sure you bring your camera because you’ll see sites you’ve never seen before; sites you simply couldn’t imagine in your wildest dreams!
Day 1: Marrakech – High Atlas Mountains – Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah – Ouarzazate – Boumalne Dades
Pick up from your accommodation in Marrakech at 8 o´clock in the morning, and depart to the High Atlas, a subrange of Moroccan Atlas Mountains, going through Tizi N´Tichka pass with stops for panoramic views and taking pictures of the Berber small villages that camouflage in the landscape. Then we continue south to the ksar (fortified village) of Aït Ben Haddou where we will visit the famous Kasbah (declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986). Famous films have been shot on this spectacular stage, including Gladiator, Obelix, The Mummy, The Jewel of the Nile, and Sahara with Penelope Cruz…etc. Free time for lunch in town. Then we continue to Ouarzazate also known as “The gate of the desert” which in the Berber language means “noiseless or without confusion”. Here we´ll see the Taourirt Kasbah, one of the most spectacular ksars in Morocco. The next site to visit is the Rose Valley going through the big Skoura palm grove, a beautiful place to contemplate more than 700.000 palms and numerous kasbahs that are built in the surrounding area. In this Valley damascenes, roses are raised for cosmetic use such as the valued rosewater. The Rose Festival is held here annually in May, it is an important mousse for Moroccan culture. Finally, we reach the Dades valley where we´ll spend the night. Accommodation: Dar Ahlam or Auberge Panorama or Babylone Dades.
Including dinner and breakfast drinks are not included.
Day 2: Boumalne Dades – Todra Gorges – Jorf – Erfoud – Merzouga
After breakfast in the hotel, drive back through the valley to see the amazing rock formation “the monkey toes”, and the still-standing 19thcentury Kasbah of Ait Yul. Leaving the Dades valley towards Tinrghir and after some stops on the way, we´ll reach the Todra Gorges. The scenery is spectacular. At the Gorge, you’ll walk under the 300m high red cliff, where many rock-climbers come to enjoy their preferred sport. Local people live in the area and can be seen in their adobe villages. After a short walk in the Todra gorges continuing our trip to Erfoud and Rissani where we’ll have lunch and afterward we’ll leave for the village of Merzouga. In the afternoon you will have a camel ride, guided by an experienced Camel man, to explore inside the mysterious sand-sea of the Erg-Chebbi. Here you’ll spend your first night under the stars, or if you prefer, in a traditional Berber nomad tent. Dinner will be served in the tent where you will spend the night. Overnight in a desert camp.
Accommodation: Orient desert camp or similar up to the availability including dinner and breakfast drinks are not included.
Day 3: Merzouga – High Atlas Mountains – Marrakech
Very early in the morning, we have a “Date with the sunrise”. In the middle of the desert, waking up early is a “must-do” to contemplate the most spectacular sunrise you´ve ever seen at the top of a dune close to the camp. After having breakfast, we return to Merzouga on the camels and we start our trip back to Marrakech, going through the High Atlas Mountains. Arrive in Marrakech in the afternoon and the driver will drop you and end of our services.
Specification: Desert Tour From Marrakech
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We will make all possible efforts to make amendments to your booking with no additional charges. However, changes to travel and accommodations within 15 days of the start of your trip may not be feasible without incurring additional charges.
If you need to make changes, please contact us as soon as possible and make your request in writing. We will make our best efforts to accommodate your requested changes so there are no extra charges, but we cannot guarantee it.
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cancellation 30 days or more before start date – loss of deposit;
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Please note, there be some cases, where you will forfeit more than 30% of your deposit. if we reserve special accommodations, activities or other requests on your behalf. You will be notified of this in writing prior should this be the case.
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