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From Marrakech: 3-Day Desert Adventure to Merzouga

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31 reviews

Activity provider: Desert Trips Morocco

From Marrakech: 3-Day Desert Adventure to Merzouga

Activity provider: Desert Trips Morocco

From US$ 107.60 per person

A three day desert trip from Marrakech to the Merzouga dunes, incorporating sand dunes, oasis, camel rides and a visit to a Kasbah.

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Duration 3 days
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French
Pickup included
You will be picked up from your Hotel in the old town

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit Kasbah Ait ben Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987
  • Drive through the Atlas Mountains
  • Spend the night at the Erg Chebbi Dunes
  • Ride camels across a desert landscape
Full description
Your tour will begin with pick-up from your hotel in Marrakesh at 7:30AM, before you depart to Ait Benhaddou over the high Atlas Mountains. You will pass through the Tizi N’tichka pass (2260 meters), and visit the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, stopping for lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, you will drive to Ouarzazate and stop near the Atlas Film Studios for a photo, before continuing to the city center for a panoramic view of the Kasbah of Taourirt. Following this, you will head to Boumalne du Dades for your first night, having dinner at your hotel. The next day, drive through the Dades Valley and Todra Gorges, allowing you to explore the sights of this region. Lunch can be taken at any restaurant of your choosing on your way. Arrive at Merzouga, where you will meet your camel to take you to the Dunes of Erg Chebbi, where you will spend your second night at a Berber desert camp. After enjoying the amazing sunrise among the sand dunes and having breakfast, you will ride your camel back to where your driver will be waiting for you. You will be driven back to Marrakesh, with a few stops along the way. Sit down for lunch before you continue to the red city of Marrakesh, returning over the mountains of high Atlas passing through the Tizi N’tichka. Once back in Marrakesh, you will be dropped off at your local accommodation.
Includes
  • Transportation during the trip
  • 1 night at a hotel in Dades valley (dinner & breakfast included)
  • 1 night at a camp in Merzouga (dinner & breakfast)
  • Camel riding
  • Soft drinks
  • Mineral water
  • Tips
  • Entrance fees to monuments

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Important information

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  • This is a shared group tour operated in small groups of no more than 17 people
  • You can hire a local guide for the tour of the Kasbah, but this is optional and you can still enjoy a self-guided tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 31 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    4.2/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.2/5

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Excursion as shown in the description. The visits are all spectacular and essential if you travel to Morocco with the final culmination of the night in the desert. It is the same activity that other pages offer for a more expensive price, so if you are doubting the difference in quality there is no such difference, it is an experience that I would always recommend. The driver Mustapha is a crack and made the long journeys more enjoyable. The very professional guides and the places where you stay are great. The meals are good and where you have to pay for lunch, they take you to places where the food is delicious and you pay 10 euros per guest. The only downside was the night in Tihir, the mattress on the bed was very hard.

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July 18, 2022

All very well, they pick you up at the agreed time, great dinners and breakfasts and incredible excursions, I went in December and everything perfect, they left us time to take photos of us in the desert day and then at dawn too. The only drawback I would put is that the excursions contact her in Spanish and they told me in English.

December 26, 2019

I can only recommend the tour and recommend it to every Moroccan traveler. We were picked up very punctually, all sights were visited, Aït-Ben-Haddou, the Todra Gorge etc., even if the time windows were sometimes very tight. Everywhere you get rid of some money if you like, for a Buff Sahara cloth for example. The night in the Bedouin camp was definitely a highlight, great food, great atmosphere, music in the evening, everything was perfect. There are people from all over the world, before the sunset over the desert, a camel ride, really unforgettable. The return trip is relatively exhausting, the distance is tough. But there were enough breaks, etc., you can get something done, including many, many impressions in Marrakech :-)

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December 2, 2019

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