Marrakech To Merzouga Desert tour
5 Days Desert trip from Marrakech – Marrakech to Merzouga Camel Trekking Tour – Marrakech Desert Excursion
- Day 1: Marrakech – Ouarzazate – Dades Valley
- Day 2: Dades Gorges – Merzouga
- Day 3: Merzouga – Dunes 4×4 tour – Nomad people – Merzouga Camel trek
- Day 4: Merzouga – Rissani-Alnif-Tazarine – Ouarzazate
- Day 5: Ouarzazate – Atlas mountaines – Marrakech
Day 1: Marrakech – Ouarzazate – Dades Valley
Departure in the morning heading east toward Ouarzazate via Tizi N’tichka Pass up throught the high Atlas Mountains stopping to take scenic photos along the way.You will visit the Ait Ben Haddou village to see an ancient Kasbah ranked by the UNESCO organization, it is one of the world top touristic attractions. Many famous movies were filmed in there.You will continue to Ouarzazate where are the largest movie studios or the so called the whooly-Wood of Africa, it where you can stop for lunch ( optional ). Set off through the Skoura which is an extensive Oases of palm groves where a beautiful Kasbah is located called kasbah Amrhydil. Then via Roses valley it is where roses festival is held every May of each year, in this town you’ll change the direction as you’ll take an off the beathen track through which you’ll appreciate the tranquility of the mountains populated by the nomads of the Atlas. On the way you’ll keep your eyes open to see a host of mud and bricks constructed Berber villages. Check into your accommodation in the bottom of the gorges. over night in the hotel.
Day 2: Dades Gorges – Merzouga
Breakfast and check it out to other kind of Gorges it is Todra Canyons ( 300 m up narrowest point ), it is an ideal place for walking and exploring on your own. Then drive further to the desert of Merzouga, where are the unique dunes of Morocco. Dinner and overnight in a hotel near the dunes.
Day 3: Merzouga – Dunes 4×4 tour – Nomad people – Merzouga Camel trek .
After your breakfast in the hotel you will start an adventure (Tour of the dunes), visiting a village where the descendants of sub-saharian berbers’ slaves will entertain you with their authentic music . You will then get a chance to have some tea with a nomad family before heading to Rissani. Here you will taste a Berber pizza, a speciality of this town. Subsequently you will return to Merzouga to saddle up the camels and cross the ocean of the dunes. You will then get an opportunity to climb the dunes after sunset and, then, view the bright stars above as you fall asleep in your nomad camp between the famous dunes.
Day 4: Merzouga – Rissani-Alnif-Tazarine – Ouarzazate
You’ll wake up early to see the sunrise over the dunes then ride back on your camel to the hotel where you’ll have breakfast and shower. We then continue the trip towards the vast palm of Tafilalet through the town of Rissani (the root of the Alaouite dynasty and the ancient capital of Sultans Alaouite) Continue to Alnif lunch in the right place. Carry on the road via Tazarine, N’kob and Tansihkt from here we will take an off road which crosses the Draa Valley, it would be your chance again to see the Ksours and Kasbahs, you’ll cross again an other Atlas range which is the Anti Atlas. Dinner and overnight in a hotel in Ouarzazate.
Day 5: Ouarzazate – Atlas mountaines – Marrakech
After breakfast and before heading back to Marrakech you’ll cover of the aspects of Ouarzazat which the Taourirt Kasbah we will visit Kasbah Taourirt. Continue to Marrakech through Atlas mountains as the first day. Arrive Marrakech and the end of the trip.
What’s included in this 5 days Desert Tour :
– Tour in 4×4 vehicle/MiniBus with A/C
– Hotel/riad overnight stays (breakfast & dinner included)
– Camel Trekking & Night in Desert
– Camel Per person
– Turban each for the Camel trip in Desert
– Sandboarding in The Dunes
Not included :