Taking a 4 day Sahara Desert tour to the big, red, Erg Chebbi dunes in Merzouga gives you a little extra time to enjoy stops along the way to and from the desert, rather than driving straight back to Marrakech on the 3rd day as you would with a shorter desert trip.
On the 4 day Sahara Desert Tour from Marrakech you will take a break on each leg of the journey and have time to see the sites along the route.
There are just so many things to see and do on your way to the magical desert for camel trekking and a night stay in a Sahara desert camp. On the first day you can stop and visit at Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah after traveling over the High Atlas Mountains. Both are spectacular activities and it’s only the first day! Enjoy time in some of the magical valleys and oasis along the way. Enjoy date tasting at the source and learn about fossils taken from the desert which used to be covered in ocean, millions of years ago.
On your Sahara desert tour you will spend time in Roses Valley and don’t forget about the impressive Todgha Gorge. Walk along the riverbed there with the gorge walls extending 350 m straight up on either side of you.
When you arrive at the desert you will be treated to a refreshing cup of tea before you meet your camel for a ride into the dunes on your Sahara Desert Tour. Spend the night under the stars and enjoy a fresh meal of tagine and fruit prepared for you by the nomads in your camp.
There are TWO options for the desert tour:
1 – Comfort Option.
You will be booked into beautiful, comfortable and clean accommodation reflecting the local flavour. Meals are prepared for you onsite and we choose only quality, well rated hotels. In the Sahara, you will be offered a private tent with comfortable bedding and a shared toilet tent with sinks and toilet stalls.
2 – Luxury Option.
With this option you will be offered higher rated hotels along the way, with more amenities including bar service and a pool. In the Sahara, you will be given a private tent with well made beds and more amenities as well as en suite private 3 piece toilet facilities. (Hot showers!)
Please let us know when you are booking which option you would like so we can quote your trip accordingly.
Take a little extra time and really sink your teeth into life in the south of Morocco. Visit the Sahara Desert without the long drive back to Marrakech. Stop in Ait Ben Haddou for the night and spend a little more time exploring on the way back from your Sahara desert experience.