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From Marrakech 3-Day Sahara Desert Trip to Merzouga

From Marrakech 3-Day Sahara Desert Trip to Merzouga

Sleep beneath the desert stars at a Berber campsite on an unforgettable dunes experience from Marrakech. Visit UNESCO-listed Ait Ben Haddou, the Valley of the Roses, and Tinghir. Stop at traditional Berber villages around the Todra Gorge and trek with a camel through the Erg Chebbi dunes, the highest in Morocco Day 1: Marrakech - TinghirYour shared 3-day desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga will start early in the morning. Head to Ait Benhaddou through the Tizi Ntichka pass and the high Atlas Mountains. Make many stops along the way. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Kasbah Ait Benhaddou, which also served as a set for various Hollywood blockbusters. Continue to Ouarzazate and Kasbah Taourirte before lunch. In the afternoon, drive to Tinghir via the Valley of the Roses before you reach your hotel located in Tinghir. Dinner and overnight.  Day 2: Tinghir – MerzougaAfter breakfast at your hotel in Tinghir, your journey will start today with a drive along the road of 1001 Kasbah to the Oasis of Tinghir, where you will deviate to a minor road driving along the river to Todra canyons After some time at leisure to enjoy the immensity of the huge cliffs, and lunch at a local café (at your leisure), continue early in the afternoon to Erfoud, famous for its date market, and a starting point of the ancient trading caravans crossing the Sahara desert to Tombouctou. Continue to Merzouga driving through some rocky desert landscape. Upon arrival at the edge of Erg Chebbi dunes, meet your camel caravan, and ride your camels through the amazing color-changing dunes with the sunset on the horizon as a backdrop. Reach your Sahara Desert camp, nestled in the middle of nowhere just before darkness. After some time to admire the dunes and the surrounding landscapes, get ready for a Moroccan dinner served under the stars next to a campfire. Late at night, enjoy Berber music with the local hosts playing drums Day 3: Merzouga – MarrakechAfter an early breakfast and a camel ride back to the main road, meet your driver and head back to Marrakech. Enjoy lunch on the road as you pass the Valley of Roses, and continue through the high atlas mountains to Marrakech. Finish your desert tour in Marrakech around 8 PM.

From Marrakech: Unforgettable 3-Day Desert Tour to Fes

From Marrakech: Unforgettable 3-Day Desert Tour to Fes

Go on a captivating 3-day journey through diverse landscapes as you travel from Marrakech to Fez. Explore the High Atlas Mountains, Sahara Desert, and vibrant cities along the way. On your first day, depart from Marrakech on a scenic drive through the High Atlas Mountains. Ascend Tizi n'Tichka, the highest mountain pass in Morocco, where you'll be treated to panoramic views of the surrounding valleys and peaks. Stop in Ait Benhaddou, a UNESCO World Heritage site renowned for its impressive kasbahs and as a backdrop for numerous renowned films. Continuing our journey, traverse the Valley of the Roses, known for its fragrant blooms. Reach the stunning city of Tinghir, where you'll spend the night in a local hotel. On the second day, venture into the vast Sahara desert. Drive through the captivating Todra Gorge, with its towering cliffs and flowing river, before arriving at the edge of the desert. Enjoy a camel ride, trekking through the golden sand dunes and experiencing the magical tranquility of the Sahara. As night falls, you'll reach a traditional desert camp, where you'll sit down to dinner under a starlit sky. Your final day will take you to Erfoud, a city famous for its unique fossils. Afterward, you'll pass through cedar forests, home to the mischievous Barbary macaque monkeys, and traverse the picturesque Middle Atlas Mountains. Finish your tour upon reaching Fes, where you'll be dropped off at your hotel.

From Fez: Sahara Desert 2-Day Tour with Merzouga Camp Stay

From Fez: Sahara Desert 2-Day Tour with Merzouga Camp Stay

Day 1: Fez -Ifrane - Midelt - Ziz valley- Merzouga Today, on Fez desert tours 2 days Pick up 07.30 am from hotel/riad. Travel from Fez to the Merzouga desert. But; this is not an ordinary drive. We will stop along the way in a number of enjoyable destinations. Firstly, stop at Ifrane, the alpine-style townhome to ski slopes. Secondly, cedar forests are situated in Morocco’s Middle Atlas Mountains to observe and feed the Barbary Monkey. After that, Moving to the popular pitstop of Midelt. ( break for lunch) Then, carrying on through the lush green Ziz Valley and making the last stop in Erfoud. Upon, arrival at Merzouga, transfer to the hotel to store your luggage. The camels will be waiting for you for a camel trekking experience (around 45 min) to enjoy the sunset on camelback to nomad tents where you will have dinner under the starry sky with a Berber folklore show (overnight desert camp). Day 2: Merzouga- Back to Fez Get up, early for the beckoning Erg Chebbi sunrise and deliciouse breakfast. Then prepare yourself to leave the camping to your distination fez with some stops on the way. (Break for lunch-on your own). Drop off. (Your hotel/riad Fez).

From Marrakech 3-Day, 2-Night Desert Trip to Merzouga Dunes

From Marrakech 3-Day, 2-Night Desert Trip to Merzouga Dunes

Discover Morrocco's desert on a 3-day trip from Marrakech. See the historic Ait Benhaddou Kasbah, go on a camel trek through the dunes, and see the sunrise from the desert. Day 1: Marrakech - Tizi n'Tichka - Ait Ben haddou - Ouarzazate - Rose Valley Your 3 days desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga dunes begins early in the morning with a pickup from your Marrakech hotel or the nearest meeting point. Drive east past quaint villages to reach the High Atlas Mountains. As you drive through the mountains, occasionally stop for scenic photos, stretch your legs, and have a quick cup of coffee. After driving through the famous Tizi Ntichka pass, stop at the Berber fortified village, Ait Benhaddou Kasbah. See the filming locations of the Gladiator, Lawrence of Arabia, and the Kingdom of Heaven as you spend about 2.5 hours exploring this famous UNESCO sight with a local guide (guide fees not included). Enjoy a delicious lunch before continuing to Tinghir, driving past Ouarzazate, Skoura Oasis, Klaa Mgouna, and Dades. Reach your hotel late in the afternoon. Relax with dinner in Rose Valley before retiring for the night. Day 2: Tenghir - Todra Gorges - Tinjdad - Erfoud - Merzouga Dunes After breakfast, depart for the Erg Chebbi Sahara Desert in Merzouga. Pass through the many Berber villages scattered along the way, including Todra Gorges, Tenghir, Tinjdad, Jorf, and Erfoud. After relaxing in Merzouga, pack a small overnight bag to take on your camel trek across the Erg Chebbi sand dunes. Arrive at a traditional Berber camp, leave the camels and walk to the highest dunes to watch the sunset. Spend the night in Berber nomad tents under the stars, listening to drum music in the middle of the Sahara.  Day 3: Camel trek - Sunrise -Tinghir - Rose Valley - Atlas Mountains - Marrakech Get up bright and early to see the stunning sunrise over the desert. Enjoy breakfast before hopping back on your camel. Once your reach Merzouga, begin your drive back to Marrakech. Around midday, stop in Kalaat M'Gouna (Rose Valley) for lunch and a well-earned rest. Continue to Marrakesh via Ouarzazate and reach your hotel in the evening.

From Fes: 2-Day Merzouga Desert Trip w/Luxury Tent & Dinner

From Fes: 2-Day Merzouga Desert Trip w/Luxury Tent & Dinner

Discover the beauty of the Merzouga Desert on a guided 2-day excursion from Fes. Visit the charming mountain villages of Ifrane and Midelt, enjoy a tasty dinner at a nomad camp, listen to traditional Berber music, sleep in a tent under the stars, and witness the sunrise on the Erb Chebbi dunes. Start with pickup from your hotel or riad in Fes. Meet your driver and board the bus to set off on your journey to the Merzouga Desert through the Middle Atlas Mountains. Make the first stop on the journey in the town of Ifrane, a popular ski resort. Make another stop in the heart of a vast cedar forest, where you can meet and feed the local population of Barbary monkeys. After that, enjoy a short stop in the town of Midelt where you can purchase some lunch. Travel through the verdant Ziz Valley, before making a final stop in the charming town of Erfoud. Upon arrival at Merzouga, the camels will be waiting for you to take you across the dunes. Try your hand at sandboarding, and witness a beautiful sunset as you make your way to the nomad camp. Get settled in for the night and enjoy a tasty dinner of traditional cuisine. Relax under the starry sky and gather around the roaring campfire for a traditional show of Berber music. After enjoying the serenity of the desert for a bit, retire to your luxury tent. Rise early the next morning for a breathtaking sunrise over the Erg Chebbi dunes. Tuck into a delicious breakfast to start your day, before boarding the bus for your return journey to Fes or marakech with a few stops along the way back, before being dropped off in the city cente or the medina

Marrakesh: 3-Day Tour to Fez with Merzouga Desert Camping

Marrakesh: 3-Day Tour to Fez with Merzouga Desert Camping

Dive deep into the Sahara Desert on a 3-day trip from Marrakesh to Fes with accommodation included. Immerse yourself in the local culture and scenery as you visit quaint villages, spend a night in the desert, and embark on a camel trek through the dunes. Day 1: Marrakech - Tizi n'Tichka - Ait Ben haddou - Ouarzazate - Rose Valley Tinghir Begin early in the morning with a pickup from your Marrakech hotel or at the nearest meeting point. Drive east past quaint villages to reach the High Atlas Mountains. As you drive through the mountains, occasionally stop for scenic photos, stretch your legs, and have a quick cup of coffee. After driving through the famous Tizi Ntichka pass, stop at the Berber fortified village, Ait Benhaddou Kasbah. See the filming locations of the Gladiator, Lawrence of Arabia, and the Kingdom of Heaven as you spend about 1 hours exploring this famous UNESCO sight with a local guide (guide fees not included). Purchase a delicious lunch before continuing to Rose Valley (Tinghir) , driving past Ouarzazate, Skoura Oasis, Klaa Mgouna, and Dades. Reach your hotel late in the afternoon. Relax with dinner in Rose valley Tinghir before retiring for the night. Day 2: Tenghir - Todra Gorges - Tinjdad - Erfoud - Merzouga Dunes After breakfast, depart for the Erg Chebbi Sahara Desert in Merzouga. Pass through the many Berber villages scattered along the way, including Todra Gorges, Tenghir, Tinjdad, Jorf, and Erfoud. Relax in Merzouga, then pack a small overnight bag to take on your camel trek across the Erg Chebbi sand dunes. Arrive at a traditional Berber camp, leave the camels and walk to the highest dunes to watch the sunset. Spend the night in Berber nomad tents under the stars, listening to drum music in the middle of the Sahara.  Day 3: Camel trek - Sunrise -Errachidia - Medilt- Atlas Mountains - Ifran- Fes Get up bright and early to see the stunning sunrise over the desert. Enjoy breakfast before hopping back on your camel. Once your reach Merzouga, begin your drive to Fes crossing the Ziz Valley through Errachidia. Around midday, stop in Midelt to buy lunch. Continue to Fes via Ifran Imouzzar with its Cedar Forests and Berber towns, which are both famous as winter ski resorts for Moroccans. Your driver might spot some Barbary apes on the way and seize the opportunity to take some pictures. Arrive at Fes late in the afternoon and end your tour with a drop-off at your accommodation or at the closest location that is accessible by car

Marrakech & Merzouga: 3-Day Desert Charm Tour

Marrakech & Merzouga: 3-Day Desert Charm Tour

Discover the edge of the Sahara Desert on a three-day budget tour from Marrakech, and explore the dramatic landscapes of the Dades Valley and Kasbah of Ouarzazate. Ride across the dunes of Erg Chebbi by camel and sleep at a desert camp under the stars. Day 1: Marrakech - Ait Ben Haddou - Dades: Begin your journey by crossing the High Atlas Mountains past one Berber village after another to the unesco world heritage site of Ait Ben Haddou. This village is famous for its kasbah and fortified village and has been used as a set for some famous Hollywood epics and magazine photo shoots. After some leisure time, enjoy lunch in a local restaurant and continue your drive through Ouarzazate, known as the Gate of the Sahara. Continue to Boumalne Dades, admiring the scenic drive along the Dades Valley, where you can enjoy dinner and rest for the night at Kasbah Amazigh or Hotel Chems. Day 2: Dades - Todgha Gorges - Merzouga: Following breakfast, depart your hotel and drive to Tinghir and its dramatic Todgha Gorges, pausing for some free time to explore the canyons. Enjoy lunch at a local cafe and continue to Merzouga to meet your camel caravan. Experience the Erg Chebbi dunes on camelback and watch the sunset. Reach your desert camp before nightfall and enjoy an authentic Moroccan dinner under the stars. Local nomads will provide entertainment and show you how to play the traditional Tam Tam drums. Enjoy dinner and an overnight stop. Day 3: Merzouga Ouarzazate - Marrakech: Following an early wakeup to watch the sunrise before breakfast (optional), a driver will be waiting to pick you up for the transfer back to Marrakech. Stop halfway for lunch at a local restaurant. Get dropped off at your original departure point or Djemaa El Fna around 8:00 PM. You can also book upgrades for the night in the Bedouin camp such as the deluxe desert camp with a luxury private tent complete with an ensuite shower, bathroom facilities, and 5-star amenities. These upgrades need to be booked per person.

From Fes: 3-Day Desert Tour to Marrakech with Accomodation

From Fes: 3-Day Desert Tour to Marrakech with Accomodation

Begin with an early morning pickup from your accommodation in Fes. Cross the Saiss Plain and head toward the cedar forests of the Middle Atlas Mountains, passing Ifran and Azrou. Keep your eyes peeled for barbary apes on the side of the road and stop for some photos if you see them. Continue to Midelt, where you will stop for lunch. Then, carry on past the Ziz River and the thousands of tall palm trees to Erfoud, then on to Merzouga and Erg Chebbi, where your camel caravan will be waiting for you. Watch the colors of the sunset over the dunes as you ride on the back of a camel. Make your way back to the desert camp and freshen up before enjoying your dinner under the stars and listening to music performed by local musicians. Settle in for an overnight stay at the camp. Enjoy a sunrise camel ride before meeting your guide in Merzouga. Take in the views as you head to your next destination. Admire the oasis of Tinghir where you can take a walk along the banks of the Todgha River. Visit Berber Villages and learn about the local culture before you visit the Todgha Canyons and stop for some lunch. Drive along the Kasbah Road to Dades Valley where you can visit one of the fortified Kasbahs before arriving at your accommodation for the night where you will also have dinner. accommodation : Dades or Ouarzazate After breakfast, visit the town of Ouarzazate and its monuments, including the Kasbah of Taourirt and the Atlas Studios movie studios, the largest and most famous in Africa. Next, head to Fint Oasis, near Ouarzazate. Have lunch in Ait Ben Haddou before visiting the area's famous Kasbah, declared a UNESCO World Heritage. As you explore, see where they filmed movies including The Gladiator, Babel, and Lawrence of Arabia. Next, continue your journey through the High Atlas Mountains and the Tizi-n-Tichka Pass, the highest mountain path in North Africa. Climb from the plains up to 7,500 feet above sea level, driving through small villages and passing picturesque small waterfalls.

From Marrakech: 3-Day Trip to Fes via Merzouga Desert

From Marrakech: 3-Day Trip to Fes via Merzouga Desert

Dive deep into the Sahara Desert on a 3-day trip from Marrakech to Fes with accommodation included. Immerse yourself in the local culture and scenery as you visit quaint villages, spend a night in the desert, and embark on a camel trek through the dunes. Day 1: Marrakech - Tizi n'Tichka - Ait Ben haddou - Ouarzazate - Rose Valley - Tinghir Begin early in the morning with pickup from your Marrakech hotel. Drive east past quaint villages to reach the High Atlas Mountains. As you drive through the mountains, occasionally stop for scenic photos, stretch your legs, and have a quick cup of coffee. After driving through the famous Tizi n'Tichka pass, stop at the Berber fortified village, Ait Benhaddou Kasbah. See the filming locations of the Gladiator, Lawrence of Arabia, and the Kingdom of Heaven as you explore this famous UNESCO site. Purchase a delicious lunch before continuing to Tinghir, driving past Ouarzazate, Skoura Oasis, Klaa Mgouna, and Dades. Reach your hotel late in the afternoon. Relax and have dinner in Tinghir before retiring for the night. Day 2: Tenghir - Todra Gorges - Tinjdad - Erfoud - Merzouga Dunes After breakfast, depart for the Erg Chebbi Sahara Desert in Merzouga. Pass through the many Berber villages scattered along the way, including Todra Gorges, Tenghir, Tinjdad, Jorf, and Erfoud. Relax in Merzouga, then pack a small overnight bag to take on your camel trek across the Erg Chebbi sand dunes. Arrive at a traditional Berber camp, leave the camels, and walk to the highest dunes to watch the sunset. Spend the night in Berber nomad tents under the stars, listening to music in the middle of the Sahara. Day 3: Camel trek - Sunrise - Errachidia - Medilt - Atlas Mountains - Ifran - Fes Get up bright and early to see the stunning sunrise over the desert. Enjoy breakfast before hopping back on your camel. Once you reach Merzouga, begin your drive to Fes crossing the Ziz Valley through Errachidia. Around midday, stop in Midelt to buy lunch. Continue to Fes via Ifran Imouzzar with its Cedar Forests and Berber towns, which are both famous as winter ski resorts for Moroccans. Your driver might spot some Barbary apes on the way and you can seize the opportunity to take some pictures. Arrive at Fes late in the afternoon and end your tour with a drop-off at your accommodation.

Marrakech: 3-Day Trip to Fez via the Merzouga Sahara Desert

Marrakech: 3-Day Trip to Fez via the Merzouga Sahara Desert

Embark on an unforgettable journey from Marrakech to Fes with our tour. Experience the unique beauty of Morocco as you traverse the High Atlas Mountains, visit historic sites like Ait Benhaddou, explore stunning gorges, and immerse yourself in the breathtaking Sahara Desert. Throughout the tour, you'll be accompanied by an experienced local guide who will provide insights into the region's history, culture, and traditions. Itinerary: Day 1: Marrakech - High Atlas Mountains - Ait Benhaddou - Kelaat Mgouna - Tinghir Depart from Marrakech and venture through the High Atlas Mountains, capturing mesmerizing views at the Tizi n'Tichka pass. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of Ait Benhaddou, famous for its appearance in renowned films. Journey through the Valley of the Roses and reach Dades Gorges, where you'll spend the night in a local hotel. Day 2: > Tinghir - Todra Gorge - Sahara Desert Camp Explore the magnificent Todra Gorge and continue your adventure into the vast Sahara Desert. Enjoy a camel ride and experience the thrill of crossing the desert dunes. As night falls, arrive at a traditional desert camp, where you'll indulge in a delicious dinner under the starry sky. Day 3: Sahara Desert - Erfoud - Fes Visit the city of Erfoud, known for its fossils and the annual Date Festival. Journey through cedar forests and the Middle Atlas Mountains before reaching the captivating city of Fes in the late afternoon. Your tour concludes as you are dropped off at your Fes riad or hotel. Join us on this shared Marrakech to Fes tour and create lasting memories of Morocco's diverse landscapes and rich cultural heritage.

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This desert tour was amazing! We had excellent service from start to finish. Our driver the first day(Mohammed) was so knowledgeable and explained everything so well. Once we arrived in Merzouga, we boarded our camels and rode a short distance through beautiful sand dunes to our tent camp. It was truly so beautiful! The camel guides were absolutely wonderful in taking videos and pictures on our phones!! Some of the best photos we have! The sunset, dinner, entertainment, sunrise and breakfast was all really great! I highly recommend booking the luxury trip. It is so worth the price difference as you have private accommodation and air conditioning too. Our 2day return trip made for long days in the van but our driver, Imed (from the desert) was absolutely wonderful! He stopped at some of the most fascinating Kasbahs and view points! He made sure we were always comfortable and answered any questions. He handled everything perfectly! Best trip ever!

Really loved the tour and especially the guide! Wow, we had the best guide in the world! The stops were incredible and our driver really took the time with us and gave us a really personalized tour. The only downside about the activity is that our camp was a bit out of the desert, instead of right next to it or in it. Also during the camel ride to camp you could always see the edge of the desert. I wished to have been really in the desert not on the outskirts. But wow the colors of the desert were just unreal and being there was so magical!

Our guide Youssuf and our driver Ismail were amazing. We have been traveling as 2 females and really enjoyed our trip, visited many cool places. Especially desert part was magical. It was well worth the price.

So many different experiences in the four days and we loved every moment.

Really nice driver, very knowledgeable had a great time overall