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Merzouga Desert Tour - 3 days

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Looking for exotic tour to Morocco Desert and visit Merzouga dunes & Erg Chebbi, camel trekking the sand dunes of the sahara and sleeping in the desert, Ait Ben Haddou, Dades Gorges, Ziz Valley or hiking the high Atlas mountains. We will plan a perfect Morocco trip for you.

Day 1: Marrakech / Ait Benhaddou / Ouarzazate / Dades Valley/Gorges

After an early departure, cross the High Atlas Mountains and reach the 2260 m-high Tizi N’Tichka pass. Then we continue on until we reach the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Many films have been shot there including the Mummy, Gladiator, 7 Days in Tibet, Alexander the Great, and Babel… Then continue towards Ouarzazate through the implacable Hamada. Optional lunch in Ouarzazate followed by a visit to Kasbah of Taourirt and the film studios. The journey then continues along the Road of one thousand Kasbahs to the Dades Valley. Along this road we will pass through the fascinating town of Skoura as well as Kalaat Magouna, which is known for its roses. After arriving in Boumalne Dades, there will be dinner and an overnight stay.


Day 2: Dades Gorges / Tinghir / Todra Gorges / Erfoud / Merzouga
After breakfast, we go from Dades gorges to Erg Chebbi Sahara desert in Merzouga. Berber villages are scattered along the way, we’ll pass through Todra Gorges ,Tinghir , Tinjdad, Jorf and Erfoud in which we’ll feel the beginning of the desert oasis of Tafilalet, and then we continue to the Hotel in Merzouga, after relaxing few minutes you will take some of your luggage in small bag (the necessary for the night in desert) and leave the other luggage in the hotel, then we will ride the camels on an adventure crossing the Erg Chebbi sand dunes, this is a great opportunity to take lovely pictures of the sunset and sunrise. When we reach the camp, we will leave the camels and take a walk to the highest sand dunes to watch the sunset, we will spend the night in a camp (Berber nomad tents) with drums music in the middle of the Sahara.

Day 3: Merzouga / Tazzarine / Agdez / Ouarzazate / Marrakech

We will wake you up early morning to watch the sunrise in dunes, then we ride the camel back to Merzouga , after the breakfast we take shower in the Hotel, we start our journey back to Marrakech through different areas and different Berber villages ( Alnif , Tazarine , N'kob ) until we reach Ouarzazate where we will use the same road back to Marrakech. By late evening, you will be dropped at the hotel.


What is Included and What is not Included ? :

Included Services
• Free arrival & departure transfer ( Marraech Airport – Marraech Hotel )
• Private transportation (A/C comfortable 4X4/minivan/minibus) + Fuel.
• Professional English speaking driver /guide during the trip
• Accommodation in typical hotels, Kasbahs & Riads or Nomad desert camp (Berber tents)
• Breakfast & dinner included (Vegetarians are welcome).
• Pick up & drop off at your accommodation in Marrakech
• Camel Trekking to go and return from the camp (around 1h each way).
• Berber music show / Entertainment
• Visit Berber Nomad families
• Sand boarding
• Free time to explore the sites such as Kasbahs, Canyons, Walks, Breaks for photos…Etc

Excluded Services
• Flights
• Travel Insurance
• Beverages & Lunches


Sleeping bag in Winter or will provide you blanqets
Day sack/backpack
Head torch / headlamp
Basic First Aid Kit - refer to trip dossier for details
Water bottle or camel back (recommended)

Personal items (e.g. towel, sunscreen, wipes, toilet tissues, antibacterial handwash)
Small First Aid Kit including insect repellent, plasters, meds
Small rubbish bag to carry out what you carry in
Matches e.g. burn toilet paper
Trail snacks
Zip-Up bags for camera
Repair kit (eg. needle, thread, duct tap

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