3 Days excursion in the Merzouga Desert
This excursion will allow us to explore the most incredible part of the Moroccan desert and to observe the contrasts between the different landscapes. We will cross dirt roads, valleys, mountain passes, gorges, dunes and villages rich in history
Day 1: Marrakech – Ait Benhaddou – Ouarzazate – Dades Gorges
On the first day we leave Marrakech at 8:00 and head towards Ouarzazate. During the journey we will cross the incredible landscapes of the Atlas passing through the Tizi n’Tichka pass , at an altitude of 2260 meters.
Halfway through the journey we will arrive at the Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou , Morocco’s most amazing fortified city and set of famous films like “The Gladiator” or “The Crusades – Kingdom of Heaven”. We will return to Ouarzazate, where we will visit the Kasbah of Taourirt .
We will then take the Route of the Thousand Kasbahs to Skoura, and from there we will cross the Valley of the Roses to finally reach the Dades Gorges , where we will spend the night.
Day 2: Dades Gorges – Todra Gorges – Merzouga
After breakfast we will travel to the Dades Valley and cross the amazing Gorges of Todra, where we will stay until lunchtime.
After full energy we will head towards Merzouga and cross the Palm Grove of Jorf (where the best dates come from) and Erfoud, a town famous for the marine fossils dating back 360 million years ago.
In Merzouga we will leave the vehicle to cross the dunes on the back of a camel to the tented camp where we will spend the night. Here, in the silence of the desert, we will enjoy one of the most authentic dinners in Morocco.
Day 3: Merzouga – Rissani-Alnif-Tazarine – Draa Valley – Agdz – Marrakech
Seeing the sunrise in the desert is undoubtedly an unforgettable experience. After admiring this incredible scene, we will climb up on the camels to reach a hotel where we will have breakfast and we can have a shower .
Then we will cross the Palm Grove of Tafilalet and the city of Rissani (place of origin of the Alawide dynasty) and we will arrive to Alnif , where we will take the highway that crosses the mountain range of the Anti-Atlas . We will marvel at the mountain landscapes and visit Tazarine (an important Berber village), N’kob and the Valle del Draa with its incredible palm grove.
After crossing the Anti Atlas to the mountain pass Tizi’n-Tififft (at an altitude of 1660 meters) we will arrive in Ouarzazate, where we will stop to eat. Then we will continue the journey to Marrakech.
We will leave you at your hotel between 20:00 and 21:00.
Transportation in minibus.
English speaking driver.
Two nights accommodation (hotel and Berber tented camp).
Dinner and breakfast.
Walk in camel at sunset and sunrise.
Round-trip transfer to hotels outside the Medina.
17% discount on the official price.
Lunch and drinks.
Price : 89 euro per person