3 days from Marrakech to Sahara desert tour Overview:
Merzouga is a small town out on the edge of the Sahara Desert of Erg Chebbi. Merzouga is only 20 km away from the Algerian border where the paved road ends and the real Sahara Desert sand dunes begin. Merzouga desert is the most common destination in Morocco for Camel treks and desert camps. To experience the Sahara desert dunes it is a must to take a camel trip and stay overnight in a Berber tent or in a luxury camp. The camel trip takes approximately 1 hour through amazing red-orange sand dunes at sunset to reach the Sahara desert camp where you will be served a wonderful and rich dinner, enjoy a musical play with the staff around the blazing fire. But note it is at least a ten hours drive from the Erg Chebbi dunes to Marrakech. The trip is possible in 3 days however we recommend a slow pace over 4 or 5 days.
HIGHLIGHTS of the tour :
- The High Atlas Mountains(2260m) enjoying the mountainous road and the spectacular Berber villages.
- The UNESCO world heritage site “Ait Benhaddou village”, the fortified ksar with its beautiful Kasbahs.
- Ait Benhaddou has served as a natural scenery for many movie producers.
- The road of 1000 kasbahs drives around the colorful Berber villages of the Dades valley.
- The Gorge of todgha passes green palm grove and Berber villages.
- The dunes of Erg Chebbi.
- camel ride .
- sunrise over the highest dunes of Erg Chebbi in Merzouga one of the best moments of the desert
- overnight in a desert camp
Departure From Marrakech by crossing the High Atlas Of Morocco 2260m, Then continue the road to get to Ait Ben Haddou For visit Kasr Ait Ben Hadou for one Hour walking and Discovering the culture and Beautiful Landscapes of that village , Kasr Ait Ben Hadou Located in the foothills on the southern slopes of the High Atlas in the Province of Ouarzazate, the site of Ait-Ben-Haddou is the most famous ksar in the Ounila Valley. The Ksar of Aït-Ben-Haddou is a striking example of southern Moroccan architecture. The ksar is a mainly collective grouping of dwellings. Inside the defensive walls which are reinforced by angle towers and pierced with a baffle gate, houses crowd together – some modest, others resembling small urban castles with their high angle towers and upper sections decorated with motifs in clay brick – but there are also buildings and community areas. and it is registered by UNESCO World Heritage Centre After discovering you will Get Lunch there. After lunch, we Take our route by crossing Ouarzazate to arrive in the” valley of 1000 Kasbahs ” dades valley, spend your Fantastic night there.
After a good sleep you will get a tasty breakfast with a fresh air from the nature of that village ,we will visiting gorges Dades then continue the road to Merzouga by crossing Boumalne Dades and visiting gorge Todgha (300 m high ) in”Tinghir” Todgha gorges are Situated on the east side of the High Atlas Mountains in Morocco, the Todra Gorge is recognized around the world as one of the most spectacular canyons . lunch in the road , visiting the old system irrigation . then countinue the road to merzouga , with arriving to merzouga you will riding camels to get to camp inside the desert , watching sundown and spending unforgettable night in the camp , Desert is an ideal place for enjoying adventurous camel treks and camping under the sparkling starry skies.
In the early morning watching the sunrise with riding camels come back to the hotel take breakfast and come back to Marrakech by Draa valley On your private comfort transport . with stops to take pictures and lunch in the road.