Relaxed desert trip from Marrakech to Merzouga:
We offer plenty of Morocco itinerary trips. Hence, it includes a 4 days Sahara desert tour from Marrakech. Therefore, we will discover the South east of Morocco, beginning by the High Atlas Mountains or Tizi n tichka pass. As well as, Ait ben Haddou Kasbah, Ouarzazate, Todra Gorges in Tinghir heading and Sahara desert. Consequently, you will experience camel ride and overnight stay at Erg Chebbi Dunes. Enjoy the sun-set time, on the way to the campsite. So, How do I Join Group Tours?
Erg Chebbi: heart of the Sahara desert:The Erg Chebbi is one of the main dunes of Merzouga. So, kasbahs, palm groves and the Atlas Mountains on this 4 day tour from Marrakech. So, How do I Join Group Tours?
Day 1: Marrakesh – High Atlas – Ait Ben Haddou – Ouarzazate – Dades.
First of all, we pick you up at 08:00 from your Riad/Hotel. Then, we start our 4 days desert tour from Marrakech heading to Dades valley. On the way, we enjoy a spectacular road of the Red Mountains and Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah which has been listed under UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987. In other words, the historical castle is originally made of clay which makes it an iconic building. Moreover, the kasbah is a home of film makers. Yes, the Gladiator, Lawrence and Mummy were filmed here. In addition, we continue to Dades, Valley of Roses and Skoura oasis via Ouarzazate or Moroccan Hollywood to visit Taourirt Kasbah and Studio of Cinema. Besides, we end our day in the magnificent Dades village.
Day 2: Dades Valley – Todra Gorges – Erfoud – desert – Erg Chebbi.
After breakfast, we continue this desert trip to Merzouga to Todra Gorges, one of the most impressive canyons in Tinghir. In addition, it is an oasis of palm trees, and we usually experience 30 mins there. Besides, we keep driving to the Merzouga desert through Erfoud, a city which is known for fossils. Moreover, the Festival of Dates takes place here during summer. After that, we also will visit Rissani city and see the Market before we head to Erg Chebbi Dunes. Thus, you will ride camels (1 hour) and spend a night at a campsite.
Day 3: Desert – Rissani – Alnif Fossil Location – Draa valley – Ouarzazate.
After taking lovely photos of Sun-rise, we will have breakfast and take a shower. After that, we will head to Ouarzazate city through Alnif, Tazarine… and Nkoub by the Anti-Atlas Mountains, before we reach Draa valley, which is full of palm trees and tribal Ksours. Therefore, we take some time to discover the Agdz, a 16th-century fortified village that is among the oldest mud brick ksours still standing.
Alnif is a small village of about 3000 inhabitants, in the south east of Morocco between Merzouga and Ouarzazate. In other words, the trilobite localities are widely spread around Alnif. So, we discover minerals of Atlas and fossils from Alnif, Ammonites, trilobites, orthoceras, amethyste, silver and barinite. Of course, we need to drive deep Mountains and hike.
Day 4: Ouarzazate – Talouet – Tichka Pass – Marrakech.
We will drive the Sahara desert back through Taourirt Kasbah, Studio of Cinema, the home of many movies: Gladiator, Lawrence of Arabia… and Mummy. In addition, Ksar of Ait Ben Haddou is considered a great example of Moroccan earthen clay architecture and has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987, the largest and most famous of all Africa. Telouet Kasbah is a Ksar along the former route of the caravans from Sahara to Marrakech crossing Atlas Mountains. Hence, we will reach Marrakech, late afternoon for the end of our Moroccan tour.
- English Speaking (unless specified language).
- Transport in 4X4 or a Minivan.
- Pick up / off at your accommodation.
- Small Group Size.
- Avoiding Shooping.
- Camel ride / overnight stay in desert.
- Dinners & Breakfasts (first and second day).
- Ait ben Haddou Kasbah.
- Todra Oasis / Gorges / Hiking.
- Lunchs, Drinks (unless specified).
- Personal Expenses.
- Tips (optional).
What to bring:
- Phone charges.
- Warm clothes.