Private 2-Nights Merzouga Desert Experience from Marrakech
This 2-Night desert experience will introduce you to the magic world of the local nomad population living in this part of Moroccan Desert of erg chebbi, Before getting to the dune of merzouga. You'll enjoy the long way accrossing the Atlas Mountains and especially the small villages in the middle of the mountains, and the valleys famous for the kasbahs and ksours built in the XI century.
per adult from
Hotel pickup available
What's included :
- 2 nights accommodation
- Transport by air-conditioned minivan
What's excluded :
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Day 1 : Marrakech - Ait Ben Haddou - Dades Gorges
An early departure from the hotel or the riad, then direction towards the dades valley passing by the tichka pass (2260M). stop for photos. Continue the journey to visit the Glaoui Kasbah also called Glaoui Palace, this showpiece architecture of the region was constructed between 19th century and the 20th century. It was occupied by the well known Thami El Glaoui ; who was the governor of the south region during the 19th century. After that, you will continue towards the Ounila valley passing by the Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah : UNESCO World Heritage, the oldest village of the region which was a cross-road for caravans that were doing business between Ouarzazate and Marrakech. Throughout this valley, you will discover the contrast of the clay ochre color and the green color of the plants. You will visit the Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah and the journey continues towards Dades valley, via the Rose valley. Overnight in Hostel DAR ESSAYAHA with dinner.
Day 2 : Dades Gorges - Todra Gorges - Erg Chebbi Gorges
After breakfast in one of Dades’ hotels, the departure will be to one of the huge dunes of Merzouga, but before arriving, you will have another discovery passing by Tinghir Palm and Todra Gorges, with a stop for a small tour in this oasis. Then, road resumption to Erfoud, with a visit to the geological site to contemplate the fossils before to stop for lunch. Continue the way via a path that leads to Erg Chebbi Dunes, then Khamlia village, known by their nomad inhabitants who have developed the Gnaoui music which is originated from Africa, with a possibility - if time permits - to take a glass of tea with them. In the afternoon, you will have a camel ride to rejoin the dunes and to lodge the bivouac to attend the sunset. Dinner and night in a berber bivouac Merzouga experience camps surrounding fire and outdoors with Tam Tam music with nomads.
Day 3 : Erg Chebbi Dunes - Rissani - Ouarzazate - Marrakech
Early wake up to attend the sun rise on a camel ride, then comeback to the transport to resume the road towards Marrakech via Rissani, Annif and stop for lunch at N’Kob. You will continue the road to Ouarzazate were numerous cinematographic studios production take place which make from this city the African cinematographic capital, also thanks to the natural landscape and its sunny and bright weather. After the visit of the studios, you will continue towards Marrakech via Tizi N Tichka.
Departure Point :Your hotel or riad in Marrakech
Departure Time :8:00 AM
Return Detail :Returns to original departure point
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Wheelchair accessible
- Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
- A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
- May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
- Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
- Near public transportation
- Most travelers can participate
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.