Sahara desert tour Morocco - Merzouga, Ait Benhadou, Dades & Todra gorges - 3 days
Merzouga is ideally situated at 40km from Erfoud & 40km from Rissani, known by its magical & highest dunes in Moroccan Sahara desert, on last few years, it became one of the most visited places in the southern Morocco combined with tours around the high Atlas Mountains or the imperial cities, it allow travellers to see the sun shine & sun set, we let you discover it yourselves on your own way.
Day 1 : Marrakech – Ait Benhadou – Ouarzazate – Todra Gorges. 360km
Departure from Marrakech at 7:00 am on minibus & traveling over the Atlas Mountains, cross Tizi n’Tichka (2260m) the highest road mountain pass in Morocco, we enjoy spectacular views of the surroundings areas including the zigzagging road.
On the way to Ouarzazate, we have a visit to fortified & famous Ksars & Kasbahs of Aït Benhaddou. Continue the way & cross Ouarzazate & enjoy the beauty of Valley of the Roses & Kellat Mgouna, leave the main road and drive to Dades valley, visit and then continue through the small city of Tinghir to magnificent of Todra Gorges. Overnight at the hotel/Riad.
Day 2 : Todra Gorges – Erfoud – Merzouga – Erg Chebbi. 270km
After breakfast at the hotel, visit of the Todra gorges and then way to Merzouga through several beautiful desert towns; Tinjdad, Erfoud & Rissani, arrival to Merzouga.
Get ready for the camel trek from Merzouga to Erg Chebbi (2hrs), overnight at the nomadic camp in the heart of the highest dunes in Morocco (150m), possibility to see the sunset.
Berber dinner, perhaps a little entertainment and drum party. You can choose to sleep under the stars or in tents at our desert camp.
Day 3 : Erg Chebbi – Merzouga – Alnif – Tazzarine – Agdez – Ouarzazate – Marrakech. 570km
Wake up early to enjoy the views of sunrise in the desert, after breakfast, join the Camels again to ride back by a different way over the dunes to return to our waiting vehicle at Merzouga, way through Alnif, Tazzarine & a part of the long Draa valley before arriving to Agdez and then continue to Marrakech via Ouarzazate & Tizi n’Tichka pass (2260m). arrival to Marrakech around 8pm.
Price: 460 USD
What is included:
Transportation, Driver, Guide, Accommodation as described, Camel ride as described
Breakfast, Evening Meals, lunch.
What is not included:
Drinks, Personal purchases.