Multi-day trip

4 days sahara desert tour from marrakech to merzouga dunes

Activity provider: SAFARI ROSE

4 days sahara desert tour from marrakech to merzouga dunes

Activity provider: SAFARI ROSE

From US$ 445.82 per person

Trek Sahara desert from Marrakesh to Merzouga - the gateway to Erg Chebbi - on a 4-Day round-trip tour. Stop at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Kasbah at Aït Benhaddou. See the Atlas Mountains

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Duration 4 days
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Live tour guide
English, French
Pickup included
Pickup is from your accommodation in central Marrakech or at the closest spot accessible by car. Pickup from a location outside Marrakech is possible for an additional fee. Please be ready for pickup 30 minutes before your scheduled pickup time.
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Listen to the enchanting sound of Berber drums as you fall asleep under the desert stars
  • See the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Kasbah at Aït Benhaddou
  • Drive over the Atlas Mountains and through the valley of roses in the Dadès Gorges
  • Cross the dunes of the Sahara Desert on a sunset camel ride
  • Enjoy free time to explore the famous filming city of Ouarzazate, home to The Mummy and Game of Thrones
Full description
Day 1: Marrakech - Atlas Mountains -Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou - Dades Valley Your 4 days 3 nights desert trip from Marrakech to Merzouga Desert will start early in the morning .A few stops will be made to take photos, enjoy the scenery, and drink a cup of coffee. Ride over the famous Tizi-n-Tichka, see Berber villages, and watch as the landscape changes drastically . We continie to visit Telouet Kasbah, which belonged to the Pacha of the Atlas, the Glaoui . Continue to The Berber fortified village of Ait Ben Haddou is a UNESCO listed landmark and is also known a set for major Hollywood epics : Lawrence of Arabia, and Gladiator. Cross the river separating the Kasbah from the main road and explore the village with local guide. After lunch at one of the local cafes, continue to to Dades valley driving past Ouarzazate, Skoura Oasis, Klaa Mgouna, the capital of the roses, and famous for its rose water artisanal distillation factories. Dinner and overnight at your Dades hotel. Day 2: 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, mellah Jewish kasbah , a walk in the oasis under the shade of palm trees , canyon tinghir ( Todgha Gorges) with a local guide .Continue to Tinjdad, Jorf, and Erfoud. Erg chebbi . 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: Merzouga - Rissani- Alnif - Tizi N'Tfrkhin -Tinghir-Dades We'll begin the third day of our tour day watching the sunrise over the desert. After an early start, we'll climb back onto our camels (depending on the type of camp, it may be possible to shower and have breakfast before the camel ride). On the way back to Ouarzazate, we'll take a different route. Passing the Tafilalet Palm Grove and the village of Rissani, ancient capital and home to the founder of the Alaouite Dynasty, we'll reach the town of Alnif. Here, we'll join the road that cuts across the stunning Anti-Atlas mountain range. After taking in the spectacular colours and shapes of the mountains, we'll arrive at Tizi N'tfarkhin, Tinghir and an amazing palm grove At lunchtime, we'll stop at Tinghir to eat and rest before continuing the route to Dadès Valley , visit Dades gorge , In the afternoon, we'll pass over the High Atlas mountains on our way to khmis dades , where we'll spend the night in a riad or kasbah. Day 4: Dades -Skoura-Ouarzazate - Marrakech After a delicious breakfast, you'll have time to explore Ouarzazate at your own pace. We recommend visiting the Taourirt Kasbah and Atlas Film Studios, known as the Hollywood of the desert. We'll drop you back off in Marrakech in the early afternoon.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • 2 nights in a private hotel room
  • Camel ride
  • 1 night at the desert camp
  • 3 breakfasts
  • 3 dinners
  • Drinks
  • Lunch
  • Entrance to monuments (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments

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What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Towel
  • Hiking shoes
  • Long-sleeved shirt
  • Long pants
  • Toiletries
  • Daypack

Know before you go

  • This trip involves a lot of driving
  • For the camel ride and desert camp: your luggage will be safely stored in the van and you will need to bring a small backpack with a towel and warm clothes for your night. Temperatures can reach 0°C and in the winter warm blankets are supplied at the camp. It is recommended that you wear jeans, trousers or long shorts during the camel ride - for your comfort

Product ID: 410150