3 Days Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga
If you’re looking for an unforgettably exotic Moroccan adventure, look no further than this 3 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga.
You’ll start your journey in the bustling city of Marrakech. From there, you’ll travel to the stunning Dades Valley, where you can explore Berber villages, see the incredible “monkey fingers” rock formations, and visit the Dades Gorge.
You continue your journey to the Merzouga Desert, where you’ll ride camels to your desert camp, watch the sunset over the sand dunes, and sleep under the stars. This is an experience you won’t soon forget!
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What to Expect:
This 3 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga takes you back in time to see the wonders of the desert. You will trek camels, camp in a tradition bevouac, and enjoy what primitive life has to offer. In this tour, you will:
- Wander in Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah
- Visit the Oscar Studio & Taourirt Kasbah
- Visit the film making locations in the Desert
- Discover Berber culture and Lifestyle
- Watch the most beautiful sun-rise in the world
On the first day, you leave Marrakech early in the morning and head over the Ksar of Ait Benhaddou. You will cross some of the most outstanding landscapes like the Tizi N’Tichka pass where you will stop to picture your memories. Tizi N’Tichka is a twisty road in the high Atlas Mountains. From up, you will see amazing views that will take your breath away.
Next, you head over Ait Benhaddou; a UNESCO World Heritage site that embodies the glorified past of the region. You will have a guided visit of its multiple buildings before you enjoy your lunch.
Next, we leave for Dades Valley. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Morocco. Located just a few hours drive from Ouarzazate, the valley is home to some of the country’s most stunning scenery.
On our way, we make stops at Skoura and Rose Valley before, finally, we arrive at Boumalne Dades.
Dinner and overnight stay here.
On the second day of your 3 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga, you will explore the Dades Valley. The valley gets its name from the River Dades, which flows through it. The river has carved out a series of dramatic gorges and canyons, making for some truly breath-taking landscapes.
After breakfast, we will visit the Dades Gorges. It is a series of limestone gorges located in the High Atlas Mountains in central Morocco. The gorge is approximately 100 kilometres long and reaches depths of up to 1,000 meters. The Dades River runs through the gorge and has carved out a number of dramatic landscapes, including cliffs, waterfalls, and caves. The area is home to a variety of plants and animals, including the Barbary macaque, which is found only in the Atlas Mountains.
Leaving the Dades Valley, you will see a spectacular view of Old Berber Villages. We will have our lunch at Rissani, then continue towards Merzouga Desert.
Arriving at Merzouga, you will be welcomed by mint tea. You will experience the aesthetic sunset as you trek your camel that will take you deep in the desert. The aesthetic sunset in Merzouga is well-known among tourists. The sun sets behind the dunes and lights up the landscape in a beautiful way.
We will spend the night under a million stars. Dinner and overnight stay.
The Merzouga Desert is a popular tourist destination for its sand dunes and desert landscapes. Its popularity is due to the success of some well-known Hollywood movies like the Mummy and Lawrence of Arabia. These films inspired travellers around the world to discover this epic place in Morocco.
You will wake up in the morning to see the sun rising. After that, you will enjoy your traditional breakfast before you trek your camel again to come back near the village of Merzouga. There meet your driver and drive through langue ouasis, different villages, and landscapes before you reach Marrakech in the Evening.
At almost 6:00, your personal driver will drop you at your hotel and it will be the end of the amazing 3 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga.
We hope you enjoyed the trip and you discovered the treasures of the Desert.