3 days Merzouga shared desert tours from Marrakech
This budget 3 days Merzouga shared desert tours from Marrakech is our most popular desert tour departing every day from Marrakech and it is perfect for those who want to discover the deep Morocco Sahara desert Morocco desert tour and don’t mind long hours driving (especially on day 3). The tour is rich in scenery, You will never be bored as you will be busy admiring one scene after another. The dramatic landscape change is amazing: From the fertile Haouz planes around Marrakech to the High Atlas Mountains, then to various valley and oases, and at the end, rocky plateaus followed by the breathtaking Erg Chebbi sand dunes.
Price: 90€ per person
Day 1: Marrakech - High Atlas Mountains - Ait Ben Haddou - Ouarzazate - Dades:
Your 3 days Merzouga shared desert tours from Marrakech will start early in the morning. We depart Marrakech at 07h30 AM to Kasbah Ait Ben Hadou through Tizi-N-Tichka pass and the high Atlas Mountains. Numerous 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. We continue to Ouarzazate and visit Kasbah Taourirte before lunch ( At leisure ). In the afternoon, we drive to Boumalne Dades via the Valley of the Roses before we reach our small hotel located in Dades Valley
Dinner and overnight.
Day 2: Dades Valley - Todra Gorge - Erfoud -Risani -Merzouga:
After breakfast at your hotel in Dades Valley, our journey will start today with a drive along the road of 1001 Kasbahsto the oasis of Tighir, where we will deviate to a minor road driving along the river to Todgha canyons. After some time at leisure to enjoy the immensity of the huge cliffs, and lunch at a local café ( At leisure ), we continue early in the afternoon to Rissani, famous for its dates market, and being a starting point of the ancient trading caravans crossing the Sahara desert to Tombouctou. After a quick stop, we will continue to Merzouga driving through some rocky desert landscape.
Upon arrival at the edge of Erg Chebbi dunes, we will meet our camel caravan, and ride our camels through the amazing color-changing sand dunes with the sunset in the horizon as a backdrop.
We reach our 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 the campfire. Late at night, your local nomad hosts will be entertaining you with their drums.
PS: Should you wish to stay at a private tent with proper bedding, there is a supplement of 10,00 euros per person.
Day 3: Merzouga - Marrakech:
After an early 1-hour sunrise camel rides back to the camp operator’s lodge, showers will be available to freshen up before breakfast. Meet your driver and vehicle and drive back to Ouarzazate. After some time at leisure for lunch, we carry on in the afternoon to Marrakech through the High Atlas Mountains.
Your 3 days Merzouga shared desert tours from Marrakech will end in Marrakech at about 19h00.