Merzouga desert safari (Marrakech to Fes)
- Kasbah: Typical architecture of Morocco
- Relaxing at the hotels swimming pool
- Dromedary ride and sandboarding
Merzouga is a small village in southeastern Morocco, about 35 kilometres southeast of Rissani, about 55 kilometers from Erfoud, and about 50 kilometers from the Algerian border.
Day 1: Marrakech – Tadart – Telouet – Ait Ben Haddou – Skoura – Dades Valley
Departure from Marrakech at 7:00 am. We will drive for approximately two hours through the Atlas mountains via the Tizi ‘n Tichka pass, stopping for photos along the way, and stopping to have breakfast. We will stop to visit the town of Telouet and its ancient 17th century kasbah. Then we will drive in the direction of Ourzazate where we will visit the UNESCO protected Ait Ben Haddou kasbah. After having lunch we will visit the Atlas Film Studios. Afterwards we will continue our trip to Skoura, a town that overlooks many other beautiful kasbahs, in the direction of Dades Valley. The night will be spent at a hotel in Dades Valley.
Day 2: Dades Valley – Todhra Gorge – Erfoud – Merzouga – Camel Trek – Desert Camp
After the breakfast, we will drive to Todgha city to explore Todra Gorge, and then go to Tinjdad village, where we will stop for lunch. After lunch, we will pass through the towns of Arfoud and Rissani in the direction of Merzouga, home of Erg Chebbi, the tallest sand dunes in Morocco. We will arrive at the hotel in the late afternoon/early evening, where you will have some time to relax at the swimming pool and have berber tea. Around 5:30pm, we will ride the dromedaries from the hotel for about 1h30 through the desert dunes. We will arrive at the berber tents, have some time to relax, drink berber tea with nomads at the camp, enjoy sandboarding in the dunes and go over to the dunes to watch the sunset. Dinner will be at the camp, followed by Berber music and lyrics around the open fireplace. Overnight in the berber tent.
Day 3: Merzouga – Fes
We will wake up early in the morning to see the sunrise. Afterwards you will have time in the camp to try out sandboarding, if you like it, to have breakfast and to take a shower (if you choose the shared tour, shower and breakfast will be at the hotel). Then we will ride dromedaries back to Merzouga to the hotel and meet our driver. After that, we will go to Fes, where the tour ends.
3 days – 2 nights
4WD jeep or minibus, dromedary ride, departure: Marrakech
Vegetarian meals on request. Our meals are prepared of fresh ingredients that are mostly produced in our region. Lunch at local Berber hotel-restaurants.
Dinner and breakfast are included in the price. Lunches in local cafes and restaurants are not included. Beverages are not included.
Our prices 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.
- Travel insurance, private transportation in 4WD and normal car, pick up/drop off at your hotel, English speaking tour guide.
- Hotel overnight in Dades
- Dromedary ride in Merzouga/Erg Chebbi dunes
- Overnight in the desert camp
- 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
- See the barbarian monkeys in Azrou
- Breakfast and dinner
Lunch, drinks, personal expenses