This 8-Days Merzouga tour from Marrakech to Merzouga (Erg Chebbi) is a chance to travel through the High Atlas mountains. Visit Ait Ben Haddou & Telouat Kasbah. Stop in Ouarzazate and for pictures next to the “Atlas studio”, Roses Valley, and Dades Gorges. Camel ride & overnight campsite in the Sahara desert.
Overnight in the Berber tents in the middle of the dunes, after that, will come again on our road to Fez in another direction. We will visit Rissani Markt, and Erfoud, and then head back to Marrakech via Agdez villages and later Ouarzazate and Marrakech in the late afternoon.
DAY 1 : MARRAKECH AIRPORT TRANSFER TO YOUR HOTEL
Pick you up from the airport and transfer you to a hotel/Riad. Tomorrow, we will start our Merzouga tour.
DAY 2 : EXPLORING MARRAKECH
Marrakech is one of the four Imperial cities in Morocco. Today, you will explore the sites and attractions that this city offers. You will be accompanied by our professional guide. The program includes visiting Kotoubia Mosque, the lovely Bahia Palace, the historical Saadian Tombs, Maderasa Moulay Ben Youssef, Jamaa El Fnaa Square and the cultural Souks of the Medina. Overnight at a hotel/riad.
DAY 3 : MARRAKECH – AIT BEN HADDOU – OUARZAZATE – BOUMALNE DADES
After breakfast, we will drive on our Merzouga tour towards Boumalne Dades. Some sites will be included to visit in today’s journey after traveling via the stunning High Atlas Mountains and the scenery views of Tizi N’Tichka Pass. Sites like Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou (UNESCO Heritage Site) which has been a backdrop for Hollywood movies such as Gladiator and the TV show Game of Thrones. We will also visit Ouarzazate (Hollywood of Africa) and the amazing Kasbah Taourirt. Then, we continue to Boumalne Dades with visiting The Valley of Roses on the way. Overnight and dinner at a traditional guesthouse (breakfast is included).
DAY 4 : BOUMALNE DADES – TODRA GORGES – MERZOUGA
After breakfast, we drive to Merzouga Desert. Erg Chebbi sand dunes near Merzouga are the highest in North Africa. On the way to our destination, we will travel through the amazing oases that Tinejdad offer. We will also visit Todra Gorges which are the highest and the narrowest of their in Morocco. Then, we continue to Merzouga via Mellab and the palm groves of Tafilalet. Lunch will be at one of the restaurants in Touroug town. Overnight and dinner at a traditional Riad in Merzouga.
DAY 5 : EXPLORING MERZOUGA AND VISITING NOMADS
Today’s program will be dedicated to explore the surrounding areas that Merzouga desert offer. Places such as Khamlia village where you will observe and experience the traditional lifestyle of Gnawa people who came to Morocco as slaves from other African countries like Senegal and Sudan. After listening to Gnawa music style, we head to visit nomads who still live in tents. After having Berber Pizza for lunch with locals, we drive towards Rissani. It is one of the oldest towns in Morocco and the first dynasty of the Royal Family in Morocco.
After visiting the town experience a visit to its Souks, we drive back to Merzouga. In the afternoon, everything you need will be at your service to experience a camel trek towards the high sand dunes of Erg Chebbbi. Arriving takes about 1:30 mins of ridding camels. Overnight and dinner will be at a Berber tent in the desert under the fascinating and the endless stars.
DAY 6 : MERZOUGA – ALNIF – DRAA VALLEY – OUARZAZATE
In the early morning, it would be great to witness the sunrise over the high sand dunes of Erg Chebbi and take some brilliant pictures of this wonderful view. Then, we return to Merzouga where you will have the chance to refresh up and have breakfast before we drive to Ouarzazate via Alnif, Tazzarine, Nkob and the stunning Draa Valley. Overnight and dinner will be at a guesthouse in Ouarzazate.
DAY 7 : OUARZAZATE – HIGH ATLAS MOUNTAINS – MARRAKECH
On this day of the Merzouga tour, we depart to Marrakech through the fascinating High Atlas Mountains and Tizi N’Tichka Pass after having breakfast in Ouarzazate. In the early evening, we will arrive at Marrakech and drop you at your accommodation.
DAY 8 : TRANSFER TO THE AIRPORT OF MARRAKECH
We transfer you to the airport depending on the time departure.
What Is Included?
- Transport in AC vehicle Minibus or 4×4
- English speaking driver/guide during the tour.
- Spending one night in nomad desert camp in Merzouga Dunes with a Private Tent
- Camel Trekking in Merzouga Dunes
- Pick up & Drop off at your acommodation
Not Included :