From Marrakech to Merzouga Desert Tour in 5 Days

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From Marrakech to Merzouga Desert Tour in 5 Days

Day 1: Marrakech – Ait Benhaddou – Ouarzazate – Skoura – Dades gorge

Early in the morning , from Marrakech our journey around the Saharien area  starts. We will pick you up  from your accommodation,  after breakfast ,we will cross  the highest pass in North Africa the unique Tizi n’Tichka pass, that furnish your eyes with some amazing views of the landscapes and the villages on the way to our first destination,  The Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou, the striking majestic example of Morocco’s southern architecture and Pre-saharian habitat in the 17 th century, this piece of art couldn’t get away without attracting producers to give it a part in their films, such as “ the mummy “, “Jesus of Nazareth “, “ Gladiator ” and so on. Lunch is programmed in a local restaurant in this historical area .

After a quiet stay, we will resume our tour in Ouarzazate, to explore one of the historical Kasbahs in the area, the Kasbah of Taourirt ; Next passing the beautiful Skoura, we will visit the city of rose’s the Kalaa of Mgouna with  it’s valley.

Eventually, arriving at Boumalene Dades, where  you will enjoy a traditional dinner and, spend the night at a local Kasbah.

Day 2: Dades – Todra gorge – Rissani – Merzouga

After, breakfast, we will explore the Dades gorges Carved with the Dades river,  a rocky nature  Beautiful old Kasbahs and spectacular red-colored canyons. Afterwards we will stop by the todgha gorges well recognized around the world as one of the most spectacular canyons . Where you will get the opportunity to share the dusty roads among local people and their animals and take some incredible photos.

After a quiet stay,  Erfoud will be our next destination, where you will enjoy a traditional lunch among locals and explore this town and ,discover some of its handicrafts products.

 After a quiet stay  we will continue towards our unique destination ; when arrived at Merzouga you will be welcomed by camels that  will take you through the magnificent world of the sandy dunes of erg Echebbi . In a memorable experience on the top of the camels you will admire the spectacular sunset in the Middle of the Sahara.

Eventually, you will approach our traditional nomadic camp , where you will enjoy a traditional dinner, while listening to a berberine music show, in a friendly mood under the stars.

Overnight in a nomadic tent.

Day 3: Merzouga sightseeing tour and Camel ride

In the morning , we prepared for you a special adventure switching to our 4x4, we will discover the impressive area of Erg Chebbi; visiting the Dayet Serji lake that attracs flocks of Flamingo and, next the volcanic area near the Yasmina auberge; afterwards you will visit the village of Khamila , a place inhabited by the Gnawa tribes , that you will enjoy listening to their unique music style; also we will visit a nomadic family, that will welcome you to rnjoy a cup of tea with them and, know more about their daily lives.

Eventually you will draw your back through the dunes by camels; to reach our camp where you will enjoy dinner and, overnight.

Day 4: Merzouga – Draa Valley – Ouarzazate

What a better way to start the day, than the swooning sunrise of Merzouga; that’s why our guide will wake you early the morning so you cannoot miss this oppurtunity. Afterwards you will ride camels back to the hotel so you can refresh and, take breakfast.

On the way to the city Of Ouarzazate, you will stop by the scenic area of Draa valley, with palm groves,oases lined around the marvelous river of Draa that nourishes the area; here you will have the chance to walk through the groves and, visit some berber villages, to discover their architecture and, way of livivng.

At evening you will arrive at the “Gates to the desert” the marvelous city of Ouarzazate, where you will enjoy dinner and overnight, at a local Kasbah.

Day 5: Ouarzazate – Telouet – Atlas Mountains – Marrakech

After breakfast and, since Ouarzazate is known around the world as the “Hollywood of Africa”, you will go with our guide in a tour around one of  the biggest film studios in the world; with sets from all over the world that been a part from major famous movies such as: “Asterix and Abelix” and so on.

After a quiet interesting tour, we will head over to the marvelous kasbah of Taourirt , a special monument of the country and,  that also took a great part in the famous Tv show “Prison Break” that served as a prison.

Afterwards, you are going  to experience the beauty of atlas mountains via the road of Tizi-n-Tichka the highest road in Morocco with an altitude of 2260m, offering you charming views as far as the eye can admire, valleys, oasis, mountains, and Berber villages.

Eventually, arriving to the red city “Marrakech”, where we will transfer you to your accomodation at the city , then unfortunately our unforgettable experience will end.

What’s included

  • Pick up from your riad / hotel on the tour day ( or the closest accessible point to your riad )
  • Transportation (air-conditioned vehicle)
  • Professional English Speaking Driver
  • Fuel
  • Camel Excursion & Night in the Desert ( on the desert tours )
  • Night at the camp ( on the desert tours )

 

What’s not included

  • Lunch
  • Drinks
  • Tips