A 5 Days / 4 Nights Morocco Desert Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga will take you to travel to Erg Chebbi Dunes, and some other exciting and impressive places. On this excursion of 5 days in Morocco, you will cross the Atlas Mountains to arrive in the Sahara Desert.
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Day 1: Marrakech – Ait Benhaddou – Ouarzazate – Dades valley
After a pick-up from your hotel or riad in Marrakech, further cross the High Atlas Mountains, via the dramatic Tizi N’ Tichka Pass, driving along a road that climbs up to 7,412 feet (2,260 meters) above sea level. Moreover pass through small villages and waterfalls, marveling at the continuously changing landscape and colors of the mountain scenery. Stop for a cup of refreshing mint tea, before taking the road to Ait Benhaddou in the Ounila Valley. Discover the most famous Kasbah in Morocco strolling the winding streets and enjoying awe-inspiring views of the Atlas Mountains. Back on the road, pass through Ouarzazate in the famous Valley of Roses and Dades Valley, reaching the Dades Gorge in time to watch the sunset. Enjoy dinner and an overnight stay in romantic hotel accommodation.
Day 2: Dades valley – Todra gorge – Merzouga
After breakfast, take an optional walk through the Dades Gorge. Then, drive the Road of A Thousand Kasbahs, passing the village of Tinghir. Arrive at the Todra Gorge in time for lunch. Back on the desert road, journey to Merzouga, via Erfoud and Rissani. Continuing along a striking route that marks the transition to desert, we will travel to your amazing Kasbah hotel at edge of the golden sand dunes, relax beside the swimming pool, at night you will meet a desert blues band live show.
Day 3: Merzouga Sightseeing Tour and Camel Ride
After breakfast, we start our desert adventure: a great tour through the dunes, the two oases of Merzouga, the deposit of nomadic desert trails, Khamlia village (village of the black people) the M’fiss mines, the desert plateaus, where we will meet the Berber nomads of the desert, the oasis of Tissardmine and back to the hotel around 3 pm to prepare for the evening adventure: a camel ride to enjoy the sunset on the dunes. You will spend the night in a wild oasis located 2 hours walking into the desert. There will be local hospitality and entertainment and great food. You will sleep in a Berber tent under the stars.
Day 4: Merzouga – Draa Valley – Ouarzazate
Your camel guide will wake you up to watch the spectacle of the sunrise, a cup of tea, then ride back your camels to the hotel. where you will have time for a shower and a well-earned breakfast. Leaving to Ouarzazate on a different road via Rissani. We pass through Alnif, N’kob, the capital village of the Berber Ait Atta tribe, where we will stop for lunch in a traditional Kasbah with an amazing panoramic view. As far we will cross the Draa Valley one of the biggest valleys in Morocco, big with it’s huge member of palm trees. We arrive to Agdz, the old caravan route linking Marrakech to Timbuktu. Later on, we’ll pass through Ait saoun Mountains to reach Ouarzazate for dinner and an overnight stay in a Riad/Hotel.
Day 5: Ouarzazate – The Atlas Mountains – Marrakech
After your breakfast, We will start the last day of our trip after breakfast. Leaving the southern deserts and palm groves, valleys and oases, we start back across the High Atlas and stop for a visit of the heritage site of Ait Benhaddou to see a Kasbah where many movies have been filmed, some you may know are Lawrence of Arabia, Kingdom of Heaven and The Gladiator. This was an important trading region and is still used as part of the caravan route to transport salt from nearby saltpans. We continue crossing the mountains and finally descend to the red plains and Marrakech city where our tour ends.
- Pick up and end at the hotel or riad
- Transportation in Toyota Land Cruiser 4x4 or minibus
- English speaking driver
- Accommodations in hotels and one night in Berber haima
- Dinner and breakfast
- Camel ride at sunset and sunrise
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