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From Marrakech: 3-Day Desert Trip to Merzouga with Lodging

1. From Marrakech: 3-Day Desert Trip to Merzouga with Lodging

Discover Erg Chebbi in Merzouga Embark on an unforgettable journey to Morocco! Start off in bustling Marrakech and make your way through the spectacular High Atlas Mountains, marveling at Kasbah Ait Ben Hadou. Then take a deep dive into Dades Valley before finishing up with an awe-inspiring tour of Erg Chebbi Sand Dunes—all within just three days! Pack your bags for this beautiful expedition that allows you to experience all of Morocco's natural wonders and cultural delights firsthand. For Shared Bookings: Day 1: Marrakech – Ait Ben Haddou – Tinghir/Dades Gorges Driving Time: 5 hrs 40 mins (Pickup between 7-8pm, Arrival at Hotel 7-8pm) Accommodations: Hotel Ksar Kaissar, Hotel La Gazelle du Dades, or similar Begin your 3-day adventure with a journey through the towering peaks of Morocco's Tizi n Tichka Pass. Stop to marvel at Ait Ben Haddou, an incredible Unesco World Heritage site featured in countless films! Continue on towards Ouarzazate before making your way across Skoura Palm grove and up into tranquil Rose Valley (roses in bloom in the mid spring) where you can spot brilliant kasbahs surrounded by stunning natural landscapes. Wrap it all up with a night spent in the valley, complete with dinner for a local Moroccan experience. Day 2: Boumalne Dadès – Todra Gorges – Erfoud – Dunes of Merzouga Driving Time: 4 hrs 45 mins (Depart 8-9am; Arrive before sunset) Accommodations: Berber Nomad Camp or similar (Standard) Ideal Luxury Desert Camp or similar (Luxury) Take an unforgettable journey & explore the Sahara as you head towards Merzouga. Take in breathtaking views of the canyon at Todra Gorge. Afterwards make your way through Tinjdad before arriving in the Merzouga Desert for a camel ride across its sands - and an unforgettable sunset! Top off this adventure by camping overnight beside the dunes for an enchanting night like no other surrounded only by peace & serenity. Day 3: Merzouga – Rissani – Ouarzazate – Marrakech Driving Time: 8 hours 30 minutes (Depart 8-9am; Arrive in Marrakech 8-9pm) After a hearty breakfast, take the camel ride back to Merzouga village. The next leg of your journey will be a thrilling adventure through incredible undulating desertscapes and acacia trees towards the Atlas Mountains en route to arrive in Marrakech by days end! For Private Bookings: In addition to the above itinerary, on a private tour the following options are available: - Telouat Kasbah - Ksar Taourirt in Ouarzazate - Tinghir - Alternate return route through Nkob, Tamnougalt, & Agdz For Shared Excursions: The Guide in Ait Ben Haddou is not included, but you can join a group tour on your own for around €2 per person. Lunches not included on Shared Excursion Bookings. Private Tour Includes: Licensed Guide in Ait Ben Haddou & Lunch each day.

From Marrakech: Private Chegaga Desert Star Gazing 4WD Tour

2. From Marrakech: Private Chegaga Desert Star Gazing 4WD Tour

Day 1: At 8 AM, depart from your riad or hotel in Marrakech and set off for your first stop, the Aït Ben Haddou Kasbah. Take a scenic drive through the Tizi'n'Tichka pass in the High Atlas mountains and admire the breathtaking views along the way. When you arrive at the Kasbah take a stroll through this centuries-old site where Lawrence of Arabia was filmed. Enjoy lunch at your leisure here before continuing on to Ouarzazate. When you arrive, check-in at the guesthouse and enjoy some free time before dinner. At 8 PM, head over to watch a Berber music show at dinner featuring performances from the blue men of the Desert. Day 2: After breakfast, set off into the Draa Valley until you reach M'hamid El Rhizlane, the biggest oasis in the world which is 220 km long. At 10 AM, stop for a tea break in Tamnougalt, a traditional village with beautiful houses made out of mud, clay, and straw. Arrive in M'hamid El Rhizlane in time for lunch. Then, embark on an off-road journey through the wild desert until you reach the camp in Erg Chegaga. Arrive at the camp by about 4 PM and enjoy the silence of the desert and the magic atmosphere of the place. Take a romantic camel trek through the sand dunes at sunset. At 8 PM sit down to enjoy a Berber music show and dinner around the campfire.  Day 3:  Enjoy another early breakfast at 8 AM, before setting off deeper into the desert to reach the road from the other side of Erg Chegaga. Marvel at the incredible lunar landscapes that will leave you speechless. Savor a delicious lunch on the road between Foum Zguid and Taznakht. Cross the Anti Atlas Mountains and the High Atlas Mountains until you finally reach Marrakesh to end your beautiful adventure. Get dropped off back at your hotel between 6 - 7 PM.

From Ouarzazate: Private Day Trip to Zagora with Camel Ride

3. From Ouarzazate: Private Day Trip to Zagora with Camel Ride

Start your private full-day tour in the morning with pick up from your hotel or riad in Ouarzazate, or at the airport. Then, set off on a scenic drive into the desert towards the village of Agdz. The name of this settlement means 'resting place' and it is located on the ancient caravan route from Marrakech to Timbuktu. Check out the beautiful view over the date palm groves to the characteristic Jbel Kissane mountain. Then, follow the Draa River valley past many traditional Berber villages with kasbahs that were built in the 17th and 18th from mud and straw. Admire the huge green date palm groves and the fabolous view of the snowcapped Atlas Mountains. Learn about the valley's rich history which makes it one of the top sights of interest in Morocco. Enjoy a guided visit to the nearby Tamnougalt Kasbah and find out about how the Kasbahs were built and what local life looked like in those days. Next, continue the drive along the valley to the city of Zagora - the administrative center in the region. Head over to the village of Tamegroute which is famous for its green pottery, an old koran library, religious school as well as a subterranean kasbah. Have another guided visit here, before you step inside the house of a local family for a typical Berber lunch cooked on a fireplace. After lunch, take a spectacular camel ride in the nearby dunes - one of the real highlights of this tour. Walk with your friendly camel at the desert pace to the top of a sand dune to get a wonderful view of the Sahara desert. Finally, drive back to Ouarzazate where you will be dropped off at your hotel/riad, or at the airport.

From Ouarzazate: Zagora and Draa Valley Day Tour

4. From Ouarzazate: Zagora and Draa Valley Day Tour

Get picked up in the morning from your hotel or guesthouse in Ouarzazate. Begin your journey all the way to the desert dunes of Tinfou. En route, enjoy a stop at the Tamnougalt casbahs and village, where some scenes of the film "Babel" were shot. Afterwards, continue along through the Draa Valley and its villages and enjoy the scenic road and Saharan landscapes. Arrive in Zagora, the most populated town before hitting the vast Sahara. Continue further south to Tamgroute passing through Amzrou, known for its jewish quarter. Once in Tamgroute, opt for a visit to the old library and discover all the ancient books and manuscripts. Next, head to Tinfou for an option camel ride, paid locally to the camel drivers. Return to Zagora for a lunch break before driving back to Ouarzazate on the main road.

Agadir or Taghazout: 7 Days Desert and Mountains Trip

5. Agadir or Taghazout: 7 Days Desert and Mountains Trip

Day 1 : Agadir - Taliwin - Taznakht - Ouarzazat Start your journey early in the morning and head towards Ouarzazat, a city known as the "door of the desert". On your way, you'll pass through Taliwin and Taznakht, two towns famous for their traditional Berber carpets and pottery. Once you arrive in Ouarzazat, check into your hotel and spend the evening exploring the city. Day 2 : Ouarzazat - Ait Ben Hado After breakfast, head towards Ait Ben Haddou, a Unesco World Heritage site and one of the most well-preserved kasbahs in Morocco. You can explore the kasbah and enjoy the stunning views of the surrounding landscape. In the evening, return to Ouarzazate for another night. Day 3 : Ait Ben Hado - Agdz Zagoura - M'Hamid - Erg Lihoudi Today, you'll venture deeper into the desert. After breakfast, drive to Zagora and then to M'Hamid El Ghizlane, where you'll start your camel trek to Erg Lihoudi. You'll spend the night in a traditional Berber camp in the middle of the desert, enjoying a delicious dinner under the stars. Day 4 : Erg Lihoudi - Agdz - Tamnougalt After breakfast, say goodbye to the desert and head towards the Valley of the Daraa River. Along the way, stop in Agdz to visit the Kasbah Tamnougalt, an impressive example of traditional Moroccan architecture. Once you arrive in Tamnougalt, check into your hotel and spend the rest of the day exploring the valley. Day 5 : Tamnougalt - Tinghir - Gorge Todgha Today, you'll drive to Tinghir, a small town known for its stunning oasis and nearby Todgha Gorge, a canyon with towering walls that reach up to 984 feet high. You can hike along the gorge and enjoy the breathtaking scenery. In the evening, return to Tinghir for a well-deserved rest. Day 6 : Kalaat M'gouna - Gorge Dades After breakfast, drive to Kalaat M'gouna, a town famous for its roses and rosewater. You can visit a local rose cooperative and learn about the traditional methods of rosewater production. Then, continue on to Gorge Dades, a deep canyon with towering rock formations that make for an unforgettable view. Spend the night in a hotel overlooking the gorge. Day 7 : Gorge Dades - Taroudant - Tiout - Agadir On your final day, head back to Agadir. Along the way, stop in Taroudant, a walled city known for its colorful markets and souks. Spend some time exploring the city before continuing on to Agadir, where you can relax on the beach or explore the city before departing.

From Ouarzazate: 2-Day Erg Lihdoui and Mhamid Desert Tour

6. From Ouarzazate: 2-Day Erg Lihdoui and Mhamid Desert Tour

Get picked up from your hotel in Ouarzazate in the morning. Begin your adventure into the desert with transport in a comfortable vehicle with a professional driver. Drive outside of the city over the Anti Atlas Mountain and volcanic rocks. Enjoy views of the stunning Draa Valley before reaching Agdez and the old village of Tamnougalt.  Drive through the Mezguita palm grove and Berber villages on the riverbank before heading south to Zagora. Take a short break for lunch at a local restaurant and continue south to Tamgroute, a village of pottery makers and home to an old library with ancient manuscripts. Proceed deep into the Sahara across Tagounit and Ouled Driss to finally meet your camel driver. Embark on a sunset camel ride, like in the "Lawrence of Arabia." Arrive at your destination at the Erg Lihoudi Camp, where friendly staff will be waiting to welcome you with a cup of tea. Enjoy a delightful dinner with your friends or family in the desert. Wake up early to watch the sunrise and enjoy breakfast at the camp. Start on the road back to Ouarzazate, with different views than on the way there. Cruise past the Draa Valley palm groves, casbahs, and ksars, before crossing the mountains once again to reach Ouarzazate in the afternoon.

desert tour from marrakech

7. desert tour from marrakech

Day 1: Marrakech – High Atlas – Ait ben haddou – Ouarzazate – Skoura – Valley of Roses – Dades Gorges Leaving your accommodation in Marrakech towards the south, we cross the High Atlas mountain via Tizi n tichka. We will visit Telouet Kasbah, then we will go to Ait ben haddou village to discover the famous kasbah of Morocco. Then we will continue to Ouarzazate to discover the movies studios and the kasbah of Taourirt. Our Marrakech desert journey continues to the palm grove of Skoura, visit the Kasbah of Amridil. Then we continue towards the Gorges du Dades. We cross roses valley and we will follow that of gorges. Dinner and overnight at the hotel. Day 2: Dédes Gorges – Todra – Touroug – Erfoud – Merzouga In the morning after your breakfast, you will take beautiful pictures in the gorges, then we will continue our journey to the desert of Merzouga! We will have lunch in the Todra gorges. Then we will cross Touroug and Erfoud to arrive at the Merzouga desert. A camel guide will take you on camels to Erg Chebbi camp where you will spend the night in nomadic tents. You enjoy the charm of the sunset and a delicious dinner around the campfire. Sleep in nomadic tentses. Dinner and overnight at the tent. Day 3: Merzouga – Rissani – Tazarine – Nkob – Agdz – Ouarzazate – High Atlas Marrakech After the charm of the sunrise in the dunes we will ride camels at the foot of the dunes, then we will continue to Rissani to see the big market, from there we will continue to the palm grove of Tazarine, we will have lunch in Nkob, then we cross the valley from the Draa to reach Agdz, let’s visit the Kasbah Tamnougalt: The tighremt of Tamnougalt, influenced by the style of the kasbahs of the Glaoui, is totally built in adobe. We continue to Ouarzazate, we then cross the High Atlas mountain to reach Marrakech. We will drop you off at your accommodation in Marrakech.

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