This 3 day desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga and back. On the way to the Sahara, you stop at many sights of southern Morocco and finally experience the unforgettable highlight of the trip: a night in the desert.
A trip to the Sahara is the culmination of a holiday in Morocco. The breathtaking motifs of the postcards in Marrakech suddenly become reality. An almost endless sea of sand, an unobstructed horizon and, with a little luck, a gigantic starry sky. The highlight of the 3 day desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga is definitely the overnight stay in the desert camp. The tour is offered by a Moroccan travel agency through Merzougatour.com and is one of the most frequently booked desert tours with the best ratings.
3-day Marrakech desert tour details
|Pick up:||from your accommodaton or Jemaa el fna|
|Price:||from 200 Euros per person|
It’s better to contact us to more get information about the pick up & when the trip starts because there’s a difference in the winter & summertime departures.
The Sahara desert tour starts in Marrakech. The air-conditioned Minibus can accommodate a maximum of 8 participants. It will cover more than 1,300 kilometers over the next three days. But that sounds more exhausting than it is in the end. Because the view from the Minibus window is phenomenal and the landscape breathtaking. Regular stops delight photographers and toilet visitors alike. During the longer breaks, more extensive visits are on the program. And there is a lot to visit, because the trip to the Sahara and back leads past several important sights such as the UNESCO World Heritage Site Ait Benhaddou or the Todra Gorge. Traveling in a group of this size is pleasant. The number of participants is limited. You don’t travel anonymously, you quickly find contact with each other.
3 Day Desert tour itinerary
DAY 1: MARRAKECH TO DADES VALLEY:
The first day of the desert trip drive over the High Atlas Mountains and stop in Ait Benhaddou kasbah. Ouarzazate and optionally a visit to the Kasbah Taourirt or the Atlas studio via the nearby film studios. Then the route follows the so-called “Road of the Kasbahs” and crosses the Rose valley. Overnight in a relatively atmospheric middle-class hotel in Boumalne Dadès, where there is nothing to complain about.
DAY 2: DADES VALLEY TO MERZOUGA DESERT
The second day begins with a drive through the Dades valley to Todra Gorge, where you can have free time to walk in the gorge and also have lunch after a walk. The route then leads through the Tafilalet to Merzouga.
In front of the dunes, there will start the adventure by camels, this is left to a minimum. It must be recorded on camels Square. Like a caravan, you hike through the sand dunes for about an hour and a half through the main dune of Erg Chebbi.
The approximately 150-meter high sand dune forms an imposing backdrop. At its foot is the desert camp where you will spend the night. A fire is already burning there. After the private tents have been split up, there are delicious tagines, Berber drums music, and an exuberant atmosphere. If you want to relax, stroll in the sand dunes and enjoy the vastness. With a starry night and full moon, a nightly panorama opens up that almost reminds of a glacier landscape and will remain unforgettable.
DAY 3: MERZOUGA TO MARRAKECH
The next morning after the sunrise. after breakfast, camel ride to Merzouga. After packing up, the return journey through the Draâ Valley begins. After a lunch break in Ouarzazate, we continue via the High Atlas back to Marrakech.
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