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3 DAYS TOUR FROM MARRAKECH TO MERZOUGA

Marrakech, Maroc

Price

152 160

Duration

3 days

Max People

100

Min Age

10+

Tour Type

Reviews

4.2

overview : 3 DAYS TOUR FROM MARRAKECH TO MERZOUGA

Embark on an enthralling 3 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga, where you can fully immerse yourself in the captivating allure of Morocco. Indulge in the awe-inspiring vistas of the majestic Atlas Mountains and be amazed by the famous Kasbahs that grace the landscape. A truly unforgettable moment awaits as you embark on an exhilarating camel ride through the mesmerizing dunes, an iconic adventure unique to Morocco. To truly embrace the essence of this remarkable expedition, you will have the opportunity to spend a night camping in the enchanting heart of the Moroccan Sahara desert.


HIGHLIGHTS OF : 3 DAYS TOUR FROM  MARRAKECH TO MERZOUGA:

  • Ait Ben Haddou: Explore the extraordinary UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ait Ben Haddou, a fortified village adorned with ancient mud-brick kasbahs that have graced the silver screen in numerous acclaimed films and TV series.
  • Atlas Mountains: Traverse the majestic Atlas Mountains, traversing the awe-inspiring Tizi-n-Tichka pass, and be awestruck by the panoramic vistas of snow-capped peaks, verdant valleys, and quaint Berber villages.
  • Ouarzazate: Discover the allure of Ouarzazate, widely known as the "Hollywood of Morocco," and visit renowned film studios where illustrious movies have been brought to life.
  • Dades Valley: Uncover the picturesque beauty of the Dades Valley, with its breathtaking rock formations, lush palm groves, and picturesque landscapes that create an unforgettable tapestry of natural wonders.
  • Todra Gorges: Marvel at the grandeur of the Todra Gorges, a magnificent series of towering crimson cliffs carved by the flowing waters of the Todra River. This awe-inspiring setting offers a haven for rock climbers and a captivating retreat for nature enthusiasts.
  • Merzouga Desert: Experience the magic of spending a night in a traditional desert camp under the starlit desert sky as you immerse yourself in the attractive allure of the Merzouga Desert. Here, you'll go on an unforgettable camel ride through captivating golden sand dunes, see the shimmering splendor of sunrise and sunset, and much more.
  • Berber Culture: Connect with local communities, participate in real traditional music performances, and experience the mouthwatering aromas of genuine Moroccan food as you immerse yourself in the lively Berber culture.

*This package trip requires a minimum of 2 people.

*Can be customized upon request, to meet traveler's needs

*2 Nights Standard Hotel/Lodge accommodation

Included/Excluded

  • Specialized bilingual guide
  • Private Transport with fuel
  • Transportation service for both pickup and drop-off is provided.
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfasts.
  • Each participant will have the opportunity to ride a camel and witness the sunrise or sunset
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunches
  • Drinks
  • Tips

Tour Plan : 3 DAYS TOUR FROM MARRAKECH TO MERZOUGA

Day 1 : Marrakech - Ait Benhaddou - Ouarzazate - Boumalne Dades

Join us on an exciting 3 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga, filled with thrilling adventures from the moment we pick you up at your accommodation or the designated meeting point. Our first destination is the renowned Atlas Mountains, a globally recognized mountain range. Along the way, we will pause at the Tizi nTichka pass (2260m) to visit cooperatives that produce Argan oil, providing a fascinating insight into the local industry. Another highlight of the tour is a visit to Ait Benhaddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site famous for its distinct towers and clay architecture, which has served as a backdrop for numerous movies. We'll take a leisurely break here to unwind and explore this remarkable location.

Continuing our tour from Marrakech to Merzouga, we'll stop for a delicious lunch at one of Ouarzazate's finest restaurants. Known as the Hollywood of Morocco, Ouarzazate is home to Atlas Studios, a hub for film production and equipment rental. Many popular movies and TV series, including Game of Thrones and Prison Break, have been filmed in this vibrant city. After immersing ourselves in the magic of Atlas Studios, we'll proceed to Boumalne Dades, where we'll spend the night in the breathtaking Dades Gorges, surrounded by stunning natural beauty.

Day 2 : Gorges Dades - Tinghir - Tinjedad - Merzouga

We will embark on a stunning exploration of some of Morocco's most outstanding features on the second day of our 3 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga. The breathtaking sights that appear in front of us as we go to the destination will mesmerize us. Our first stop is the charming Telouat Valley, and then we travel to the majestic Toudgha, known for its towering canyons that reach heights of up to 300 meters. Continuing our expedition, we will pass through Tinjedad and Tinghir, where we will pause for a well-deserved lunch and some relaxation.

The highlight of the day awaits us as we arrive at the enchanting Merzouga desert for an unforgettable desert night experience. Our evening adventure commences with a mesmerizing camel ride across the golden dunes, as we soak in the breathtaking sunset. We will make our way to a traditional Berber camp, where you will be treated to a delightful traditional Berber meal. As the night unfolds, the camp team will light a warm fire and play the rhythmic beats of the drums under the twinkling stars, creating a truly magical atmosphere to conclude the second day of our memorable 3 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga.

Day 3 : Merzouga - Back to Marrakech

After enjoying a satisfying breakfast at our luxurious camp, we will embark on our return journey from Merzouga to Marrakech. To ensure a timely departure, we will begin our day early, setting off around 8:00 in the morning. As we make our way back, our route will deviate from our initial path, allowing us to discover new sights and experiences. We will pause for a delightful lunch in Nkob, a charming destination reached after passing through Alnif. Following our meal, we will continue our drive directly to Marrakech, taking the scenic Ait-Saouen pass. Finally, we will bid you farewell in the vibrant city of Marrakech, concluding our captivating 3 days Marrakech desert tour on a memorable note.

Tour Map : 3 DAYS TOUR FROM MARRAKECH TO MERZOUGA

Questions & Answers

Is sandboarding available in the Merzouga desert?

Sandboarding is possible in the Erg Chebbi dunes of the Merzouga desert.

What is the duration of the camel trek in Merzouga desert?

The duration of the camel trek in the Merzouga desert can vary, but it generally lasts between one to two hours.

Are the tents at the desert camp private or shared?

The tents at the desert camp are always private, but there is a distinction between standard and luxury camps. In the standard camp, the bathroom facilities are shared, while in the luxury camp, the tents have private ensuite bathrooms.

Can I trust that my luggage will be secure during my stay in the Sahara desert?

Rest assured that we will transport all your luggage to the camp, ensuring that it will be waiting for you in your tent upon your arrival

Can I find towels and toilet paper provided at the camp?

Certainly, towels and toilet paper are available at the desert camp. However, it is advisable to bring your own as a precautionary measure.

Is there access to electricity at the desert camp?

Yes, the desert camp is powered by solar panels, providing electricity.

What are the essential items to pack for this trip?

Here is a suggested packing list for your Morocco desert tour:
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat or scarf
  • Comfortable long pants for the camel trek
  • Lightweight long-sleeved shirts
  • Sturdy sandals or shoes
  • Flip flops
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Portable charger
  • First aid kit
  • Small backpack for carrying essentials
  • Wallet for securing valuables such as phones and cards

How can I make a reservation for this tour? What is the cancellation policy?

To confirm your reservation for the Trip, we kindly request a small deposit to be paid via PayPal, Wise, or bank transfer. The remaining balance can be paid in cash at the time of pick-up, in euros, dollars, or dirhams to your driver. Is it possible to pay the entire amount using PayPal? While we usually prefer cash payments to avoid transaction fees and delays associated with PayPal, we can accept complete payments via PayPal in some cases. Please note that a 5% fee will be applied to cover the additional transaction charges. If you prefer this payment method, we recommend arranging the payment prior to the tour. Is it possible to pay the entire amount via Wise or bank transfer? Certainly, we accept the full payment through Wise or bank transfer. However, a 2% surcharge will be applied to cover the transaction fees. Cancellation Policy: To receive a full refund, please cancel your reservation at least 15 days prior to the start date of the tour.

Are there alternative transportation options to reach the camp instead of using camels?

Certainly! For travelers who prefer not to ride camels, we offer the option of transportation in a 4×4 car to transfer you to and from the camp. This alternative mode of transportation is available at no extra cost. Simply inform us of your preference at the time of booking, and we will make the necessary arrangements for your comfortable transfer to the camp.

Is it necessary to bring a sleeping bag for the overnight desert trip in Marrakech?

No, a sleeping bag is not required for the overnight Marrakech desert tour. The desert camp we provide is equipped with all the necessary amenities to ensure your comfort during your stay.

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