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Three-Day Journey from Marrakech to Desert of Merzouga!

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Escape the busy streets of Marrakech’s Medina for the stark beauty of the desert during this 3-day excursion to Mezrouga and Erg Chebbi. Cross through the Atlas Mountains via the stunning Tizi-n-Tichka pass, explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Aït Benhaddou kashbah and visit the desert oasis at Skoura. Then discover the Todra Gorge and the sacred city of Rissani before spending the night admiring the magic of the Sahara Desert. This 3-day, 2-night excursion also includes a driver (who also serves as guide), 2 nights of accommodation (one at a desert camp), camel trek, meals as per the itinerary, round-trip air-conditioned transport from your hotel. Highlight Traverse the High Atlas Mountains via the magnificent Tizi-n-Tichka pass Visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of Aït Benhaddou kasbah with a guide Take a camel trek from Merzouga to Erg Chebbi and enjoy dinner under the stars at a Berber desert camp Tour includes some meals and round-trip travel from Marrakech

What you’re going to do

Day 1: Marrakech - High Atlas Mountains - Ait Ben Haddou - Ouarzazate – Dades Valley
After picking you up at 7:30 AM from your Hotel, Riad or any point of your choice, we will be starting our 3-day and 2-night Merzouga desert tour from Marrakech. We will be crossing the Tizi N Tichka pass of the High Atlas Mountains(2260m) and enjoying the mountainous road and the spectacular Berber villages to reach 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. You will go on a walk with a local guide and cross the river to discover The Ksar and climb to the top of the hill through the alleys of Ait-ben-Haddou, which is like rambling through the middle ages for an amazing view on the fertile Ounila river valley. Surrounded by desertic landscape, and with the snow capped Atlas mounrtains as a background, the view from the top seems to encompasse the whole world.

After Lunch we will continue to Dades Gorge via Ouarzazate, Skoura, and the long valley of roses (the seasons of roses is in in late May). Upon arrival to Boumalne Dades, we will deviate into a secondary road leading our way through Dades gorges. From here, we will enjoy beautiful Rock formations (Called the monkey feet) and fortified Kasbahs scenery along the Dades river, with the sunset as a backdrop. After a stop at the canyons for a drink or to admire the majestic scenery, we continue to our hotel. We will have our dinner there before we get a good night's sleep. 

Day 2: Dades Valley - Todra Gorge - Erfoud -Risani -Merzouga
Our 3-day and 2-night Morocco Desert Tour to Merzouga continues after a traditional Breakfast. We will be taking the road of 1000 kasbahs and drive around the colourful Berber villages of the Dades valley to get to Tineghir, a beautiful valley of 15 km of date palms ending with spectacular Gorges, often used for rock climbing. The road to the Gorge of todgha passes green palmeraie and Berber villages, where we go on a trek along the canyons of about 300m high. Afterwards we will head to Erg Chebbi dunes in Merzouga Sahara Desert and you will have time for lunch in Tinjdad or Touroug, depending on your hunger-meter! Once you arrive to the dunes of Erg Chebbi, a small road takes you to the edge of the golden dunes where camels are waiting for you. The luggage will be loaded in an 4×4 car and transported to the camp, and you can enjoy a beautiful camel ride over the sand dunes and watch a majestic sahara sunset on your way to the camp. After reaching your destination, you will be greeted with tea and smiles. You will be shown around your beautiful comfortable private tents equipped with ensuite bathrooms and showers to relax and settle before dinner time. After a delicious meal, fire will be lit and a festive ambiance takes over with musical plays by the staff and cameleers under the starry night of the desert!

Day 3: Merzouga - Alnif - Tazarine - Agdez - Marrakech
You will need to wake up warly to enjoy the sunrise over the highest dunes of Erg Chebbi in Merzouga; one of the best moments of the desert. Afterwards, you will have breakfast in the camp, pack, and go back either on camels or by 4×4 leaving the dunes behind. Back on the asphalt roads, we will drive you to Marrakech through Alnif, Tazarine, Draa valley, Agdez and Ouarazazate. In Ourazazate, we will have free time for lunch and a photo stop in front of the famous Taourirt Kasbah. We will then continue to Marrakech, where your Merzouga desert experience ends. We will be again crossing the Atlas Mountains and the Berber villages between Ouarzazate and Marrakech before we drop you off at your accommodation.


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Outdoorsy

Included:

Transportation from your hotel in Marrakech and back Guide Food ( Breakfast - Dinner ) Accommodation / Bivouac Tea / Water Camel Ride

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