1. Morocco
  2. Sahara Desert, Morocco
  3. Marrakech

Marrakesh: 3-Day Merzouga Instagram Journey

Product ID: 337181
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Take a unique expedition from Marrakesh to Merzouga to discover a myriad of the region's unique sites. Explore the sand dunes throughout authentic camel-back rides, and spend the night out in the desert in a Berber tent.
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Valid 365 days
Starting time 7:30 AM
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English, French

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Experience

Highlights
  • Cross the mountains of the High Atlas via the majestic Tichka Pass, located at an altitude of 2,260 meters
  • Visit the Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, registered by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site
  • Encounter the unreal sculptures created by German artist Hannesjörg Voth
  • Spend a night in a Berber tent
Full description
Day 1: Marrakesh, Tizi 'n Tichka, Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, and Boumalen Dades

Pickup begins early in the morning, at which point you depart from Marrakesh towards the Kasbah Ait Ben Hadou, passing by the collar of Tizi Ntichka and High Atlas Mountains along the way. Many stops are made during the journey, which include the Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site dating back to the 11th century. It is a striking example of the architecture of the traditional Moroccan South, and a picturesque site filled with emotion.

Following lunch, continue through the Roses Valley to reach your accommodation at Dades. Following a traditional dinner consisting of Berber dishes, spend the night in a local hotel and enjoy the magnificent views of the valley.

Day 2: Gorges of Dadès, Gorges of Todra, and Merzouga

After breakfast at the hotel, depart for the Toudra Gorge. The gorge is naturally constituted from high limestone cliffs that have been hollowed out for millennia, and is a delight for climbing enthusiasts.

Following lunch, your journey continues to the fascinating dunes of Merzouga - a village marking the beginning of the Sahara. On your way to Merzouga, stop at one of the most fascinating sites of Morocco, which contains unreal sculptures created by the German artist Hannesjörg Voth. Once having arrived to Merzouga, your vehicle is replaced with a camel upon which you enjoy a traditional 1-hour camel ride.

You then cross the dunes and admire the sunset, which consists of a multitude of colors which change over time. After a traditional dinner accompanied by Berber rhythms, spend the night under the stars in a nomad tent in the middle of the desert.

Day 3: Merzouga, Ouarzazate, and Marrakesh

Your day begins with a sumptuous sunrise, before a traditional breakfast is served. Once having traveled back to Merzouga by camel, continue through the Draa Valley and the Berber village of Agdez to reach Ouarzazate, where you visit the Kasbah of Taourirte.

Admire the exterior architecture of this 17th-century monument, which is a sand castle with bronzed walls rising to the sky. Crossing the Atlas chain, take the road to Marrakesh safely and comfortably before arriving to your accommodation in the evening.
Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off from your hotel or riad in Marrakesh
  • Modern air-conditioned minibus
  • French and English-speaking driver/guide
  • Private air-conditioned accommodation in an authentic hotel in Dades
  • Dinner and breakfast in Dades
  • Accommodation in a nomadic bivouac in the dunes of Merzouga, with a private tent, dinner, and breakfast included
  • Camel ride through the dunes of Merzouga
What’s Not Included
  • Lunches
  • Drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

From US$ 174.18 per person

Organized by

IKTICHAF TRAVEL

Product ID: 337181