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Marrakech to Merzouga 3-Day Desert Safari

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Description

Discover the edge of the Sahara Desert on a 3-day tour from Marrakech, and explore the dramatic landscapes of the Dades Valley and Kasbah of Ourzazate. Ride across the dunes of Erg Chebbi by camel, and sleep at a desert camp surrounded by high sand dunes.

Highlights
  • Discover the gates of the Sahara Desert at Ouarzazate
  • Ride across the Erg Chebbi dunes on a camel
  • Spend the night at a Bedouin camp
  • See the famous Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou
  • Drive across the High Atlas Mountains
  • Take the back roads through the Dades Canyons
  • Enjoy an authentic Moroccan dinner under the stars

Itinerary

Discover the edge of the Sahara Desert on a 3-day tour from Marrakech, and explore the dramatic landscapes of the Dades Valley and Kasbah of Ourzazate. Ride across the dunes of Erg Chebbi by camel, and sleep at a desert camp surrounded by high sand dunes.

Day 1: Marrakech – Dades Valley
Following an early pick-up from your hotel or riad in Marrakech, journey across the High Atlas Mountains to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ait Ben Haddou. See the fortified Kasbah, used as a location set for some famous Hollywood epics, such as “Lawrence of Arabia.” Enjoy some time in the Kasbah, before driving to Ouarzazate, known as the “Gate of the Sahara.” Following lunch at leisure, continue to the Boumalne Dades via the Valley of the Roses. Upon arrival at Boumalne Dades, take the back roads through the Dades Canyons, passing stunning rock formations and fortified Kasbahs along the Dades River. Continue to your hotel for dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 2: Dades Valley – Erg Chebbi
Following breakfast at your hotel, drive the “Road of 1001 Kasbahs” to the small oasis town of Tinghir. Continue through the dramatic Todgha Gorges, pausing for some free time to explore the canyons and enjoy lunch at a local café. Continue to Merzouga to meet your camel caravan. Then, experience the Erg Chebbi dunes on camelback, and watch the sunset change the color of the sand. Reach your desert camp before nightfall, and enjoy an authentic Moroccan dinner under the stars. Local nomads will provide the entertainment and show you how to play the tam tam drums.

Day 3: Erg Chebbi – Marrakech
Wake early to watch the sunrise before breakfast (optional). Then, ride your camel back to the main road. Your driver will be waiting to pick you up for the transfer back to Marrakech. Stop half-way in Ouarzazate for lunch.

Inclusions
  • Pick-up from your hotel or riad in Marrakech
  • Transportation by modern, air-conditioned minibus (17 seats)
  • English / French-speaking driver/guide
  • Overnight stay at Hotel Chems in Boumalne Dades (including dinner and breakfast)
  • Camel trek in Erg Chebbi to watch the sunset and sunrise
  • Overnight stay at a Berber desert camp at Erg Chebbi (including dinner and breakfast)
  • Bedding at both accommodations
  • Access to toilets and showers at both accommodations
  • Private room (Hotel Dades) and private tent (camp)
Exclusions
  • Local guide
  • Lunches
  • Drinks & Beverages
  • Tips & Gratuities

Schedule

Every Tuesday & Friday

Pick up at 07h00