Day1: Marrakech – Ait Ben Hadou – Ouarzazate – Dades Valley
This Marrakech - Sahara Desert Tour starts from your hotel or Riad through Tizi- N-Tichka pass (2260m) in the High Atlas Mountains. You will enjoy a snaky road, beautiful landscapes with different colors and Berber villages along the way.
The first pause will be in AIT BARKA VILLAGE. It will be around 10:00AM to allow you to take beautiful pictures, relax in the car and have breakfast if you wish. The second pause will take place in the top of TICHKA.
Arriving to AIT BEN HADOU! It is classified by UNESCO as a first world heritage. Here you will be guided by a local guide to explain the history of this amazing heritage AIT BEN HADOU. Then, you will have free time for lunch and it will be around one hour.
You will continue via Ouarzazate, the rose valley, Skoura palm grove to Dades Valley and Gorges. The first night will be in a Moroccan typical hotel, located in the heart of Dades Gorges at the south of Morocco. Dinner, Breakfast and overnight in Dades Gorges are included.
Day 2: Dades Valley – Todgha Gorgdes – Sahara Desert of Merzouga
Depart from your hotel in Dades Gorges after a typical Moroccan breakfast. You will take the road of 1000 Kasbahs driving around the colorful Berber villages of Dades valley. 45 km further, you will get to Tineghir. It is famous for its beautiful palm groves and Jewish quarter. Arriving Todra Gorges (Todgha), you will have some free time to go on a trek along the canyons about 300 m high. It’s a preferred place by mountain climbers. Afterwards, you will leave to Erg Chebbi dunes in Merzouga Sahara Desert. Then, it’s free time for lunch on the way before you arrive to Erfoud. Once you arrive to the dunes of Erg Chebbi, you will take a camel ride at the sunset to get to the oasis where the camp is located. Spend the night in the bivouac in Merzouga Sahara dunes under nomadic tents or outside under shooting stars. Play drums with the camel drivers. Have your dinner and overnight in Merzouga Sahara Desert camp.
Day 3: Sahara Desert of Merzouga – Marrakech
On this day, will have to wake up very early in the morning to see what will may be the best sunrise of your life. You will set over the Sand Dunes of Sahara of Erg Chebbi to watch wonderful sunrise. After watching the sunrise, you will go down to the Camp for breakfast. Then, you’ll peacefully camel-trek back to the village of Merzouga. While enjoying your morning camel ride, you shouldn't fail to appreciate the unique beauty of the spectacular Erg Chebbi sand dunes – changing with the light as the day progresses.
Once you arrive the village of Merzouga, you will meet the driver again to continue the tour to Marrakech. Return back to Marrakech via Rissani, Tinghir, Dades valley and Ouarzazate. You will have free time for lunch on the way. You will cross again the Tizi N’Tichka pass and Berber villages between Ouarzazate and Marrakech. The end of our desert trip will be in Marrakech.
Our cancelation policy is the following: • Cancellation made between 01 and 15 days prior to the starting date of the booked tour: 100% charged in cancellation fee of the total tour price. • Cancellation made between 15 and 30 days prior to the starting date of the booked tour: 50% charged in cancellation fee of the total tour price • Cancellation made between 30 and 45 days prior to the starting date of the booked tour: 25% charged in cancellation fee of the total tour price • Cancellation made between 45 and 60 days prior to the starting date of the booked tour: 00% charged in cancellation fee of the total tour price.