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From Marrakech: Private 3-Day Desert Trip to Merzouga

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Experience the Moroccan Sahara Desert on a 3-day safari tour from Marrakech to Merzouga. Spend the night at a Bedouin camp in the Erg Chebbi dunes. Ride a camel to watch the sunset and sunrise. See the Kasbah of Ouarzazate and much more.
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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the gates of the Sahara Desert at Ouarzazate
  • Ride across the Erg Chebbi dunes on a camel
  • Spend the night at a Bedouin camp
  • Drive across the High Atlas Mountains
  • Take the back roads through the Dades Canyons
Full description
Discover the edge of the Sahara Desert on a 3-day budget tour from Marrakech. Explore the dramatic landscapes of the Dades Valley and the Kasbah of Ourzazate. Ride across the dunes of Erg Chebbi by camel and sleep at a desert camp surrounded by high sand dunes.

• Day 1: Marrakech - Boumalne Dades
Following an early pickup from your hotel in Marrakech, travel across the High Atlas Mountains to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ait Ben Haddou. See the fortified Kasbah, used as a location set for some famous Hollywood epics, such as Lawrence of Arabia. Enjoy some time in the Kasbah before driving to Ouarzazate, known as the Gate of the Sahara. Following lunch, continue to the Boumalne Dades via the Valley of the Roses. Upon arrival at Boumalne Dades, take the back roads through the Dades Canyons, passing stunning rock formations and fortified Kasbahs along the Dades River. Continue to your hotel for dinner and an overnight stay.

• Day 2: Boumalne Dades - Erg Chebbi
Following breakfast at your hotel, drive the Road of 1001 Kasbahs to the small oasis town of Tinghir. Continue through the dramatic Todgha Gorges, pausing for some free time to explore the canyons and enjoy lunch at a local café. Continue to Merzouga to meet your camel caravan. Then, experience the Erg Chebbi dunes on camel-back and watch the sunset change the color of the sand. Reach your desert camp before nightfall and enjoy an authentic Moroccan dinner under the stars. Local nomads will provide entertainment and show you how to play the tam tam drums.

• Day 3: Erg Chebbi - Marrakech
Wake early to watch the sunrise before breakfast. Then, ride your camel back to the main road. Your driver will be waiting to pick you up for the transfer back to Marrakech. Stop half-way for lunch in Ouarzazate.
Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off from your hotel in Marrakech
  • Air-conditioned vehicle driven by an English-speaking guide
  • Camel trekking in Erg Chebbi
  • Overnight stay at Babylon Dades or Kabah-Panorama in a private en-suite room with dinner and breakfast
  • Overnight at a nomads desert camp in Erg Chebbi in a private standard tent with dinner and breakfast
  • If the road across the Atlas Mountains is blocked during winter, an alternative route is available via Taroudant. Customers must pay a mandatory supplement of 10€ per person if the alternative route is taken
What’s Not Included
  • Lunches
  • Beverages
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women

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Product ID: 303123