3 Day Desert Trip to Merzouga from Marrakech
Day 1 – Marrakech to Dades Gorge
After you have enjoyed this view from the top you will travel a short distance to Ouarzazate which is the movie capital of Morocco and an important city in the southern region. You will end your day in the nearby Dades Valley where you will have dinner and sleep in an authentic guesthouse and enjoy the sight of this magnificent gorge.
Day 2 – Dades Gorge to Merzouga
Departing from Dades Gorge after breakfast, you will begin your trip towards the Sahara Desert. Many Berber villages are scattered along the way throughout the oasis that you will drive through. You’ll pass by many small towns such as Tinjdad, Jorf and Erfoud where you will begin to get a sense of the Saharan Oasis of Tafilalt. Watch as the Amazight men gather for local market day and see the donkey carts filled to overflowing with fresh fruits and vegetables. Dates will be a popular item to purchase along the way, with Erfoud being the date capital of Morocco.
Arriving at your base in the desert, you will enjoy some Moroccan mint tea and stretch your legs before boarding your camels for the trek into the sand dunes. You will spend the night in an equipped camp with plenty of drum music amongst the dunes of the Sahara. Don’t miss opportunity to take pictures of the sunset and sunrise. When you arrive in camp, you can walk up the high dunes to see the sunset and spend the night in nomad tents with dinner prepared for you in the camp.
Day 3 – Merzouga to Marrakech
# of days
- 2 nights accommodations
- 2 breakfasts
- 2 dinners
- air conditioned vehicle
- professional driver
- English speaking guide
- camel trek
- admission to Ait Ben Haddou
- mandatory travel insurance
- all lunches
- extended stays before and after the tour dates