Marrakech desert tours 3 days
Cross the magnificent Atlas Mountains to discover two of Morocco’s most beautiful deserts. In an air-conditioned 4x4, see Dades and Todra canyons, palm groves, and mountain villages.
Private Morocco desert tours from Marrakech
Day 1: Marrakech - Ait Ben Haddou - Rose Valley - Dades Valley :
Pick up at 7h00am from your Riad or any point of your choice, starting our 3 days and 2 nights Merzouga desert tour from Marrakech, and crossing the Tizi-N-Tichka pass of the High Atlas Mountains(2260m) enjoying the mountainous road and the spectacular Berber villages, to reach the UNESCO world heritage site "Ait Benhaddou village", the fortified ksar with its beautiful Kasbahs. Ait Benhaddou has served as a natural scenery for many movie producers. You will go on a walk with a local guide crossing the river to the other side to discover The Ksar and climb to the top of the hill through the alleys of Ait-ben-Haddou, which is like rambling through the middle ages for an amazing view on the fertile Ounila river valley, surrounded by desertic landscape, and with the snow-capped Atlas mountains as a background, the view from the top seems to encompass the whole world. After lunch, we will continue to Dades Gorge via Ouarzazate and Skoura and the long valley of roses (the seasons of roses is in late May). Upon arrival to Boumalne Dades, we will deviate into a secondary road heading up through Dades gorges. From here, we will enjoy beautiful Rock formations (Called the monkey feet) and fortified Kasbahs scenery along the Dades river, with the sunset as a backdrop. After a stop at the canyons for a drink or to admire the majestic scenery, we continue to our hotel. Dinner and overnight.
Day 2: Dades Valley - Todra Gorge - Erfoud - Merzouga :
After breakfast, we will drive from Dades gorges to the Erg Chebbi Sahara desert at Merzouga. Berber villages are scattered along the way, we’ll pass through Todra Gorges, free time for lunch and trek along the canyons of about 300 m high. Tinjdad, Jorf, and Erfoud in which we’ll feel the beginning of the Saharan oasis of Tafilalet, and then we continue to a Hotel in Merzouga, after relaxing a few minutes you will take some of you luggage in a small bag (just the necessary for the night in desert) and leave the other luggage in the hotel, then we will ride the camels on an adventure crossing the Erg Chebbi sand dunes, this is a great opportunity to take lovely pictures of the sunset and sunrise. When we reach the camp we will leave the camels and we will walk to the highest sand dunes for sandboarding and to watch the sunset, we will spend the night in a camp (Berber nomad tents) with drumming music in the middle of the Sahara.
Day 3 : Merzouga - Ouarzazate - Marrakech :
We will wake you up early in the morning to watch the fantastic sunrise on the dunes, then we will ride the camels back to your Hotel in Merzouga, After taking a breakfast and hotel shower, we will start our journey backing to Marrakech through different areas and different through the town of Rissani home of the Alaouite dynasty, and the village of Nkob. After your time of leisure and lunch, we will continue with our journey back to Marrakech through the High Atlas Mountains. We will arrive back to Marrakech in the evening and end of our Marrakech 3 days desert tour to Merzouga.
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Ksar Ait Ben Hadou