The 3 days desert tour from Marrakech is the best popular tour from Marrakech. It is a desert tour for each traveler who prefers to experience a camel trip in Merzouga. It is also an opportunity to visit the High Atlas Mountains with an altitude of 2260M. Furthermore, you will visit the old Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou (UNESCO world heritage site) and Hollywood City, Ouarzazate. Then, you visit Rose Valley, Dades Valley, and Todgha Gorge which is the highest Gorge in Morocco. Finally, the Sahara desert of erg Erg Chebbi.
1st day: Marrakech – High Atlas mountains – Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah – Ouarzazate – Sakura – Rose Valley – Dadés Valley
Our driver will pick you up from your hotel/Riad or airport. Then, you will depart from Marrakech at 8 am to explore the High Atlas Mountains. Your first stop will be in the High Atlas mountains for a cafe break and stops for panoramic views. After that, you will enjoy sightseeing in Berber villages. Then, you reach the kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou which is famous for being a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987. It is also known for its appearance in popular movies like Gladiator and The Mummy… In the Kasbah, we are going to explore the deep of it by walking. Its bank station is for the caravan travelers that are coming from sub-Saharain like Mali. Then, they continue to Marrakech on foot and horses.
after visiting the kasbah, we are going to have your half meal in some traditional restaurant nearby. Later, we are going to carry on our way to Ouarzazate. It is known as the Hollywood of Morocco or the gate of the Sahara desert. The city’s name comes from the Berber name which is “noiseless or without confusion”. Here, we will see the Taourirt kasbah, one of Morocco’s most spectacular ksars.
The following site to visit is the Rose Valley. Thus, we will drive through the big Skoura palm grove. It is a beautiful place to contemplate more than 700.000 palms and numerous kasbahs that are built in the surrounding area. In this Valley, damascenes roses are raised for cosmetic use, such as the valued rosewater. The Rose Festival is held here annually in May. It is an important museum for Moroccan culture. We will arrive in Boumalene Dades in the evening to enjoy the night. Dinner and breakfast are in your accommodation.
2nd Day: Dadés Valley – Todra Gorges – Merzouga – Camel Trekking and overnight in Berber Camp
Today, you will enjoy stunning views of the Dades Valley after breakfast from a strategic lookout in the mountains. You admire many Kasbahs and unique scenery. Later, we drive to Tinerhir City and visit Todra Gorges. After some stops for the spectacular view of palm groves, we will reach the Todra Gorges. Local people live in the area and can be seen in their adobe villages. Thanks to its rock sides with many uneven surfaces, these Gorges are famous among rock climbers.
After a brief stroll through the Todra Gorges, you enjoy some free time for lunch in Tinejdad or Touroug. Then, we will travel to the stunning Merzouga dunes. There, you embark on a one-hour camel ride to reach our nomad camp in the heart of the Erg Chebbi dunes. You will witness the sunset from the top of a dune before dinner. Then, you spend the night in a tent under a spectacular starry sky. Furthermore, you will have some funny moments after dinner, such as music Berber (drums) …or steering at the clear sky with the shining moon.
3rd Day: Merzouga Dunes – Draa Valley – Anti Atlas Mountains – Ouarzazate – Marrakech
On this last day, you will experience a breathtaking sunrise in the middle of the desert after waking up early. Next, you return to Merzouga on camels for a delicious breakfast before embarking on our final day. From here, we will travel through the arid pre-desertic area, passing the Acacia trees. We will make a stop to admire the beautiful views of the Draa Valley which is the longest river in Morocco. Finally, we continue towards Ouarzazate, stopping for lunch and arriving in Marrakech around 8 pm. We will drop you off at your accommodation or airport and we finish 3 days desert tour from Marrakech
Note: If 3 days desert tour from Marrakech program does not suit your needs and requirements, We can customize it according to your request. We are also organizing tours and excursions from different cities in Morocco.
Tour Included: Not included:
- Pick up and drop off services Ticket airplane
- 3 days exclusive services of a vehicle with AC Half meals
- 3 days services of an English-speaking driver/guide Drinks
- 1 night en accommodation Tips are always optional
- 1-night nomad in luxury camp under the stars Entrance to the monuments
- Camel ride for each to a nomadic camp
- Sandboarding in the dunes
- 2 dinners and 2 breakfasts
- 1 bottle of water at your arrival time
- Stopping in some panoramic views between the cities