Merzouga golden dunes

Merzouga desert safari (from/to Marrakech)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Golden dunes of Merzouga
  • Unique places in Morocco
  • Private transportation and tour guide

DESCRIPTION

Day 1: Marrakech – Tadart – Telouet – Ait Ben Haddou – Skoura – Dades Valley

Pickup from Marrakech at 7.00 a.m. We will drive for approximately two hours through the Atlas mountains via the Tizi ‘n Tichka pass, stopping for taking pictures along the way and for having breakfast. We will visit the town of Telouet and its ancient 17th century Kasbah. Then we will go in direction to Ouarzazate, where we will visit the UNESCO protected Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah. After lunch and visiting the Atlas Film Studios we will go to Skoura, a town, that overlooks many other beautiful kasbahs. We spend the night in Dades valley.

Day 2: Dades Valley – Todhra Gorge – Erfoud – Merzouga – Camel Trek – Desert Camp

After breakfast we will go to explore Todhra Gorge. Afterwarts we go on to Tinjdad village. After lunch we pass the towns Arfoud and Rissani in the direction of Merzouga, where Erg Chebbi, the tallest sand dunes in Morocco, are located. Arriving at the hotel in the late afternoon/early evening, where you might have some time to relax at the swimming pool and drink Berber tea. Around 5.30 p.m. we start our camel ride from the hotel for about 1h 30min through the desert dunes. Arriving at the Berber tents, you can relax, drink tea with nomads at the tent or enjoy boarding down the sand dunes and looking for the sunset. Dinner is in the camp, followed by music around the open fire. Overnight in Berber tents.

Day 3: Merzouga – Rissani – Draa Valley – Ouarzazate – Marrakech

We go up early in the morning to see the sunrise in the dunes. Afterwards there is time for having breakfast, for sandboarding or having a shower (if you choose the shared tour, shower and breakfast will be at the hotel). Then we will ride the camels back to Merzouga and go back to Marrakech. Arrival at Marrakech approximately 7.00 p.m.

DURATION:

3 days – 2 nights

TRANSPORT:

4WD jeep and car

MEALS:

Dinner and breakfast are included in the price. Lunches in local cafes and restaurants are not included. Beverages (alcoholic, sodas, mineral water ect.) are not included.

PRICE:

Our prices are INDICATIVE and may vary, depending on high or low season, as well as on the size of the group. Ask us about your preferred tours, we are always pleased to offer our cooperation and make you a personalized estimate. All our trips and workshops are subject to change, depending on your needs and wishes.

Included:

  • Travel insurance, private transportation in 4WD and normal car, pick up/drop off at your hotel, English speaking tour guide.
  • Hotel overnight in Dades with dinner and breakfast, dromedary ride in Merzouga/Erg Chebbi dunes, overnight in the desert camp with dinner and breakfast, visit of a nomads family, sandboarding in the dunes.
  • Entrance fee to Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, visit of Telouet Kasbah, visit of Atlas Film Studios, visit Khamlia village and discover the Gnawa music.