Merzouga Desert Tour – 3 Days 2 Nights of Trip
MERZOUGA DESERT TOUR Discover authentic Morocco and contemplate the infinite spaces of the Sahara Desert on a 3-day desert safari in Marrakech. Sleep under the stars in a desert camp, and spend a night in a traditional riad. Travel through the Dades and Draa Valleys; see the fortified village of Aït Benhaddou, and much more.
Day 1: Marrakech – Tizi N’Tichka – Ait Benhaddou – Ouarzazate – Dades Gorges
Departure from Marrakech, at 7 am, crossing the Tichka Pass 2260m, visit the Kasbah Ait Benhaddou, lunch in Ouarzazate visit the Kasbah of the city, You will browse Skoura oasis, Kalaat M’gouna, the valley of the roses for to reach Dades. Dades night in a beautiful riad with half board.
Day 2: Dades Gorges – Tinghir – Gorges of Todra – Tinjdad – Erfoud – Merzouga
After breakfast at your hotel, leave the Dades Gorges for Erg Chebbi at the gateway to the Sahara Desert. See the Berber villages scattered along the path, and pass through Tinjdad, Jorf and Erfoud to get a feel for the Saharan landscape. See the oasis of Tafilalet before your arrival in Merzouga. Break to relax in Merzouga for a few moments before riding on the back of a camel and cross the sand dunes en route to a nomadic Berber camp. See the sand dunes and the desert landscape from a timeless perspective as you listen to the camp’s drums in the desert in the middle of the Sahara. Take spectacular sunset shots from the top of a high dune. Then go camping to spend the night in a nomad tent half board.
Day 3: Merzouga – Ouarzazate – Marrakech
Admiration of the sunrise, get rid of 2h on the camelback of Merzouga to return to Marrakech by Ouarzazate (lunch), Ouarzazate (the visit of the Kasbah of the city, and the movie studio depends on the availability of time).
Return to Marrakech in the late evening.