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Shared 3 Day Sahara Desert Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga

Product ID: 56040
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This 3-day Sahara Merzouga Erg Chebbi expedition is a rich three day circuit of southern Morocco, one of the best things to do in and around Marrakech!
About this activity
Duration 3 days
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, French

Pick-up service

Free Hotel pickup
Easy cancellation
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Experience

Highlights
  • See the impressive Atlas Mountains
  • Visit Ait Ben Haddou with a guide
  • Take a guided tour of the Tinghir oasis and Todra gorges
  • Enjoy a camel ride at sunset and witness sunrise
  • Stay overnight in berber tent
  • Enjoy some free time to visit Ouarzazate and the studios of cinema
Full description
Spending a night in the Sahara Desert is an unforgettable experience for visitors to Morocco and this three-day tour lets you travel further and explore more along the way. Visit UNESCO-listed Ait Ben Haddou, the Valley of the Roses, and Tinghir ; stop at traditional Berber villages around the Todra Gorge; then take a camel trek through the Erg Chebbi dunes the highest in Morocco and sleep beneath the desert stars at Berber campsite.

Day 1 : Marrakech - Tinghir
Your shared 3 day desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga will start early in the morning. Depart from Marrakech around 7:30 AM to ait ben haddou through tizi Ntichka pass and the high Atlas Mountains. Many stops will be made along the way. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Kasbah ait ben haddou, which was also served as a set for various Hollywood blockbusters. Continue to Ouazazate and Kasbah Taourirte before lunch. In the afternoon, drive to Tinghir via the valley of the roses before you reach your hotel located in Tinghir. Dinner and overnight.

Day 2 : Tinghir – Merzouga
After breakfast at your hotel in Tinghir, your journey will start today with a drive along the road of 1001 Kasbah to Ouasis of Tinghir, where you will deviate to a minor road driving along the river to todra canyons. After some time at leisure to enjoy the immensity of the hugecliffs, and lunch at a local café (at your leisure), continue early in the afternoon to Rissani , famous for its date market, and being a starting point of the ancient trading caravans crossing the sahara desert to Tomboctou. After a quick stop, continue to Merzouga driving through some rocky desert landscape. Upon arrival at the edge of Erg Chebbi dunes, meet your camel caravan, and ride your camels through the amazing color-changing sand dunes with the sunset in the horizon as a backdrop. Reach your Sahara Desert camp, nestled in the middle of nowhere just before darkness.
After some time to admire the sand dunes and the surrounding landscapes, get ready for a Moroccan dinner served under the stars next to a camp fire. Late at night, enjoy berber music with the local hosts playing drums.

Day 3 : Merzouga – Marrakech
After an early breakfast and a camel ride back to the main road, meet your driver and drive back to Ouarzazte. After some time at leisure for lunch, carry on in the afternoon to Marrakech through the high atlas mountains.
Your shared 3 day desert tour will end in Marrakech around 7:00 PM.
Includes
  • Pickup from your hotel or riad in Marrakech
  • Transportation by modern, air-conditioned minibus (17 or 8 seats)
  • English/French-speaking guide
  • Overnight stay in Tinghir at Hotel Bougafer 4-star or similar including dinner and breakfast
  • Camel trek in Erg Chebbi at sunset
  • Overnight stay at a desert camp in Erg Chebbi including dinner and breakfast
  • Bedding at both accommodations
  • Access to toilets and showers at both accommodations
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch and/or drinks
  • Tips to driver and any personal expenses
  • Guide at Ait Ben Haddou

When you get there

Know before you go
• Please bring comfortable shoes, sunscreen, a camera and long pants
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Marrakesh Travel Services

Product ID: 56040