3 Days Tour From Marrakech To Merzouga Desert
Small Group Tour From Marrakech to Merzouga
Marrakech to Merzouga shared tour Highlights:
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Marrakech to Merzouga 3-Day Desert Tour Itinerary:
The 3 days desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga. starts early morning on Day 1 with the vehicle initially taking off from Marrakech and through small suburban towns to the High Atlas Mountains. We will have a few stops for you to enjoy picture taking, rest and coffee. We will then resume with an uphill drive up the famous Tizi Ntichka pass before reaching the UNESCO World Heritage site Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou where we will have a major stop for your sightseeing enjoyment. Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou is an old fortified village. It has been used as a set for many Hollywood movies among them Lawrence of Arabia, Kingdom of Heaven, and Gladiator. At the opposite bank of the river that separates Kasbah from the main road is the village that you can explore at your leisure and hire local guides are available on site. Lunch at one of the local cafes is next. The trip continues to Dades Valley after lunch, passing by Ouarzazate, Skoura Oasis, and Klaa Mgounna, who described the capital of the valley of the roses. We will reach Boumalne Dades and follow Dades River driving past fortified Kasbahs on the side of the road to Dades Canyons. We will arrive at the hotel where you are booked late afternoon. You will have dinner and an overnight stay at your Dades hotel.
Accommodation Details:Hotel Le Chateau
You will have breakfast at your hotel. The day’s journey will commence with a drive along a road teeming with thousands of Kasbahs leading to the oasis of Tinghir. We will then take a minor road that follows the direction of the river to Todgha. Enjoy a walk along the rural palm groves under the shade of trees in the oasis when we stop at this point. Our journey continues towards Todgha Gorges.
You will be provided some time to relax and leisurely appreciate the grandiositye and immensity of the cliffs around you and have lunch in a local café. By early afternoon, it will be time to continue with our trek, going to the place famous for its dates market, Rissani. This place is also well-known for being the takeoff point of the ancient trading caravans that crossed the Sahara desert to Tombouctou. We will have a short stop then continue to drive towards Merzouga's past landscapes of rocky desert. You can take a refreshing plunge at the swimming pool of the Palais Des Dune lodge just before you meet your camel caravan. You will then experience the much-awaited camel ride amid the backdrop of the windswept sand dunes and the Sahara desert sunset. You will have enough opportunity to enjoy the view of the sand dunes and the landscapes around them before darkness sets in. You will have a taste of authentic Moroccan dinner when it is served to you under the bright night sky by the outdoor campfire. Local desert nomads will treat you with their drums entertainment until late at night.
You get to enjoy Erg Chebbi, even more, the following morning when you have a sunrise trek through the sand dunes on top of your camel. The camel ride takes you to the camp operator’s lodge for a breakfast. If time allows, you can take a shower or a quick swim at the lodge pool. It will be time to meet your vehicle driver for a drive back to Ouarzazate. The drive goes on until lunchtime and leisure break. The afternoon progresses with a continuing drive towards Marrakech, through the High Atlas Mountains. The three-day desert tour concludes in Marrakech, where you first started, around 19h00. (8200 drive)
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Frequently Asked Questions
the closest sand dunes roughly 561 km from Marrakech to Merzouga desert via the valley of Dades (N9 and N12) and 552 km through the valley of the Draa (via N9 and N10). The sand dunes are located near the town of Merzouga, this location is well known as Erg Chebbi.
Our shared desert tours from Marrakech are truthwothy and recommended by our custmors. If you limit your expectations and you are an easy-going seasoned traveler, you will definitely making new friends during the tour and surly you enjoy it, the Shared tour will work for you. if Not, we have a wide Range of private tours designed for travelers who want to spend the most out of their time. When it comes to price, there is a difference between private and group shared desert tours, which explains it all.
Our group tour from Marrakech to Merzouga is always daily with guaranteed departure and fixed price.
yes the first night in Dades valley hotel are private. but if you wish an air-conditioner and heating, there is an upgrade cost of 10 euro per person
Please prepare a small backpack that need for the camping with your personal belongings. Do not forget to bring with you sunglasses, hat, a scarf and comfortable walking shoes and during the winter warm sleeping clothes. For the camel ride we recommend to wear jeans or long trousers.
During your selected Sahara desert in Morocco, we would recommend wearing a modest dress and lightweight clothing that is breathable and well covered to protect you from the sun. comfortable walking shoes such as sneakers or light-weight boots, In the evenings, when it will be slightly cooler, it’s recommended to bring a jacket or cover-up.
The Camel ride is approximately 1 hour at sunset and 40 minutes at sunrise.
Yes, you can bring your luggage with you, it can stay safe in the Minivan.
No, there is no shower in the camp. but you can shower in the next following day at hotel in Merzouga which belong to camp owner.
yes, tents are private, you will have proper bedding, so you can enjoy your shared 3 days desert with an overnight stay in Merzouga desert camp.
Not necessary. Our Morocco desert camps use for our customers supplied with sleeping equipment in winter we provide enough warm blankets will be supplied. but you will Need warm thermal clothes to keep you warm at night, especially ( Dec, Jan, and Feb )
You can bring your water or other things you want, but don’t forget that on our trip we stop several times, There are many shops.
There will be plenty of restaurants on the way to the Sahara desert where to stop for lunch. Just follow your driver’s recommendation if you wish or Feel free to choose on your own.
Our Marrakech desert tours Totally include the sandboarding. there will few sandboard, but you can ask the local guide about the option while you are the camp.