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Merzouga Desert Tour - The Ultimate Desert Sand Dune Experience

Discover the incredible sand dunes of the desert with our 3 days, 2 night Merzouga Desert Tour.

Overview

This 3 days 2 night trip to Merzouga Desert offers a great escape from the busy streets and hustle and bustle of Marrakech. There is a lot of driving on this trip, but it’s the only way to see and do so much in such a short period of time. You will get to cross through the Atlas Mountains via the stunning Tizi-n-Tichka pass, to explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Aït Benhaddou Kasbah and visit the desert oasis at Skoura. As well as discover the Todra Gorge and the sacred city of Rissani before spending the night under the Sahara Desert stars in a luxury desert camp. Merzouga Desert is known for its huge sand dunes, so you’ll be getting the real desert experience on this trip. Oh, and did we mention you’ll also get to ride your own camel through the desert 😉

Itinerary

You will be picked up from your hotel/riad by your driver at around 7am. You will begin your journey to the Gorge of Dades (where you will spend the first night) via Tichka on the high Atlas Mountains. You will stop at the highest point of the Atlas Mountains where you can enjoy breathtaking views and take some great photos.

On the way, you will also stop at the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), where you will be able to enjoy a traditional Berber lunch. After lunch, you will be taken on a tour of the Kasbah which is one of Morocco’s greatest attractions, and host to many famous movies/series such as Gladiator, Game of Thrones, The Mummy and Prince of Persia to name but just a few.

You will then take a stop at the city of Ouarzazate where you can choose to visit the Kasbah Taourirt or the Atlas Film Studio. You will then arrive at your accommodation in Dades, where you can enjoy a lovely dinner and relax under the stars.

After your breakfast, you will set off via Kalaat M’Gouna, also known as the Rose City or Valley of Roses. You will take a break in the city of Tinghir, where you will be met by a local guide who will take you for a visit through their Oasis and palm groves, as well as the chance to sip on some authentic Moroccan mint tea.

The guide will then accompany you to the incredible Todgha Gorge, where you can take a refreshing dip in their waters. You will then have lunch and make your way to Merzouga Desert in time to enjoy the desert sunset. At the foot of the desert, you will be given your own camel to ride you into the desert, where you will spend your night in a luxury desert camp.

You will have a Berber dinner, and sing and dance the night away around a fire camp with traditional music. If you can muster the strength, you can even climb to the top of a sand dune and take in the breathtaking views, before going to sleep in your own private tent.

In the morning you will have breakfast in the desert camp and enjoy the stunning desert morning sunrise. You will later ride your camel back through the desert to meet your driver to begin your journey back to Marrakech via the Atlas Mountains, stopping along the way for lunch. You will then be dropped back to your hotel/riad at about 7pm.

Inclusions

Included:

• Private air-conditioned 4×4 or minivan transportation
• Pick up and drop off from accommodation (within Marrakech.)
• Driver and fuel expenses
• Dinner on the first and second night and breakfast on the second and final day
• Accommodation in Kasbah hotel and private luxury tent
• Tour guides and local guides
• Camel trekking
• Local taxes

Not Included:

• Lunch
• Drinks
• Tips

For complete transparency, on this trip, your lunch cost is not covered. However, you will be taken to a restaurant each day, where you can choose and purchase your own meal and drinks. It also doesn’t cover the cost of your drinks during breakfast and dinner. But water is provided free of charge during these meals and breakfast includes a selection of orange juice, coffee and tea.

Important Information

Departure Points:

Hotels/Riads located in Marrakech.

Please note that if you are staying in the Medina (Old Town), then you will be picked up and dropped off at the closet point accessible to vehicles.

Departure Times:

7am (approx)

The exact time will be communicated to you via email or WhatsApp.

Return Point:

On your return to Marrakech, you will be dropped off at the place where you were picked up.

Notice:

If you plan to travel within two days of booking, please email, WhatsApp or call us on the phone number provided at the top first to confirm availability.

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  • Price: 798,00 €
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