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  1. Morocco
  2. Sahara Desert, Morocco
  3. Merzouga
  4. Dadès Gorges

From Marrakech: 3-Day Desert Safari

Product ID: 302078
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Experience the real desert of Morocco and discover the old Kasbah architecture of the southern region of the country. Ride your camel over the sand dunes to see the sunset and spend a night in a desert camp.
About this activity
Duration: 3 days
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French
Booklets
English, French

Pickup included

Pickup from all accommodation in Marrakech.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the rugged natural beauty of the Atlas Mountains and surrounding desert landscape
  • Camp under the stars in a desert camp
  • Enjoy a spectacular sunset and sunrise in the desert
Full description
Day 1:

Start with hotel pickup from Marrakech and travel towards Ouarzazate. Along the way, cross the amazing landscape of the Atlas Mountains through the pass of Tizi n'Tichka, located 2260 meters above sea level. Arrive at the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, one of the most beautiful fortified cities in Morocco. The city has been used as a filming location for popular movies such as "Gladiator" and "The Kingdom of Heaven." Stop to admire the city, and enjoy some lunch. 

After lunch, continue on the journey to Ouarzazate, where you will have approximately half an hour to take pictures of the Kasbah of Taourirt. Take the "Road of the Thousand Kasbahs" towards Skoura, and from here, cross the "Valley of the Roses" to finally reach the Dades Valley. Spend the night at Auberge de Luxe in Dades.

Day 2:

After breakfast, make your way from the Dades Valley and traverse the incredible Todra Gorge, with its breathtaking scenery. Continue towards Merzouga and visit the Palm Grove of Jorf, famous for being the cradle of the best dates in the country. Enjoy some lunch and travel onwards to Erfoud, a small town known for fossil fragments.

Once in Merzouga, leave the vehicle to enter the desert on the back of a camel in search of the camp where you will spend the night. Here, in the silence of the Erg Chebbi desert, enjoy an authentic dinner and overnight stay as you gaze at the stars above.

Day 3: 

After watching the sunrise, have some breakfast and ride the camels back towards the vehicle. On the way back to Marrakech, pass through the Tafilalet Palm Grove and the town of Rissani, which is the ancestral home of the Alauí dynasty. Travel across the plateaus of Accacia and the stone desert to reach Alnif for a short break with mint tea. Then, have some lunch in Ouarzazate, before heading back to Marrakech.
Includes
  • Air-conditioned transportation
  • Driver guide
  • 1 night at a standard hotel in Dades
  • 1 night at a standard camp in Merzouga
  • Camels
  • 2 Dinners
  • Guide at Ait Benhadou Kasbah
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch meals
  • Drinks
  • Entrance fee to Taourirt Kasbah
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Cash
Not allowed
  • Pets
Know before you go
• Please note that lunch is not included on any day
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Tour Guide Morocco

Product ID: 302078