3 day deser tour from Marrakech to Merzouga Sahara desert, explore the real Morocco. Enjoy breath taking scenery ranging from snow topped Atlas Mountains to the color changing sand dunes of Erg Chebbi. Visit mud-brick fortified Berber settlements and Casbahs. Explore lush green oases and lime stone canyons. The moment you sit in the back of your camel and watch the sunset on your way to your Merzouga desert camp, you will realize this Sahara desert journey is really worth it!
Day 1: Marrakech – Tizi N’tichka Pass – Ait Ben haddou – Ouarzazate – Kelaa M’gouna – Boumalne Dades
Today, we pick you up from your Hotel in Marrakech, and departure to Ait Benhaddou over the mountains of high Atlas passing through the Tizi N’tichka pass (2260 m in altitude), visit the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou and stop for lunch in a local restaurant. In the Afternoon we will drive to Ouarzazate and stop near the atlas film studios for a photo then continue to the city center for a panoramic view of the kasbah of Taourirt. After that you will head to Kalaa M’gouna or Boumalne du Dades for a night.Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 2: Kelaa M’gouna – Boumalne Dades – Todra Gorges – Tinejdad – Erfoud – Erg Chebbi Merzouga
This morning after breakfast in the hotel, driving towards Tineghir passing by Boumalne du Dades and stopping for a panoramic view of dades valley. Later on, we will continue to Todra gorges via Imider and Tineghir. Stopping along the way for photos and admiring the views. Arrival to Todra Gorges to enjoy its marvelous Canyons views while hiking on foot.In the afternoon we continue to Tinejdad and have a break for lunch then to Erfoud where you will visit a local fossil craft workshop. After that you will continue to the captivating dunes of Erg Chebbi, these dunes are called also Merzouga Dunes. Arrive to the hotel and get ready for a camel trek for an hour and half to enjoy the sunset. While on the back of your dromedary, you will continue to the camp for an overnight in traditional nomad tent. Dinner and spend the night in a bivouac in the middle of the dunes.
Day 3: Erg Chebbi Merzouga – Marrakech
After enjoying the amazing sunrise among the sand dunes and having breakfast, you ride back your camels back to the auberge. You travel directly back to Marrakech and have few stops on the way. Enjoying your lunch then we continue to the red city of Marrakech over the mountains of high Atlas passing through the Tizi N’tichka pass (2260 m in altitude). Arrival to Marrakech and Drop off in your accomodation in Marrakech.