Superb 3 Days 2 Nights tour from Marrakech to Marrakech via Merzouga Sahara Desert.
Day 1: Marrakech - the High Atlas Mountains - Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah - Ouarzazate - Boumalne Dades
Pick up from your accommodation in Marrakech at 8 o´clock in the morning, and depart to the High Atlas, the subrange of Moroccan Atlas Mountains, going through Tizi N´Tichka pass with stops for panoramic views and taking pictures of the Berber small villages that camouflage in the landscape. Then we continue south to the ksar (fortified village) of Aït Ben Haddou where we will visit the famous Kasbah (declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986). Famous films have been shot in this spectacular stage, including Gladiator, Obelix, The Mummy, The Jewel of the Nile, and Sahara with Penelope Cruz…etc. Free time for lunch in town. Then we continue to Ouarzazate also known as “The gate of the desert” that in the Berber language means “noiseless or without confusion”. Here we´ll see the Taourirt Kasbah, one of the most spectacular ksars in Morocco. The next site to visit is the Rose Valley going through the big Skoura palm grove, 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. Finally, we reach the Dades valley where we´ll spend the night.
Day 2: Boumalne Dades - Todra Gorges - Jorf - Erfoud - Merzouga (overnight in the Sahara Desert)
After breakfast in the hotel, drive back through the valley to see the amazing rock formation “the monkey toes”, and the still standing 19thcentury Kasbah of Ait Yul. Leaving the Dades valley towards Tinrghir and after some stops on the way, we´ll reach the Todra Gorges. The scenery is spectacular. At the Gorge, you’ll walk under the 300m high red cliff, where many rock-climbers come to enjoy their preferred sport. Local people live in the area and can be seen in their adobe villages. After a short walk in the Todra gorges continuing our trip to Erfoud and Rissani where we’ll have lunch and afterward we’ll leave for the village of Merzouga. On the afternoon you will have a camel ride, guided by an experienced Camel man, to explore inside the mysterious sand-sea of the Erg-Chebbi. Here you’ll spend your first night under the stars, or if you prefer, in a traditional Berber nomad tent. Dinner will be served in the tent where you will spend the night. Overnight in a desert camp.
Day 3: Merzouga - High Atlas Mountains - Marrakech
Very early in the morning, we have a “Date with the sunrise”. In the middle of the desert, waking up early is a “must do” to contemplate the most spectacular sunrise you´ve ever seen at the top of a dune close to the camp. After having breakfast, we return to Merzouga on the camels and we start our trip back to Marrakech, going through the High Atlas Mountains. Arrival in Marrakech in the afternoon and the driver will drop you and end of our services.
Information about the tour:
* Private transportation during the excursion with 4x4 air-conditioning car or minibus
* Fuels and tolls
* Professional English-speaking driver
* 2 nights accommodation in half board (dinner and breakfast)
* Camel Trip in the Sahara Desert and camel guide
* Travel insurance
* Tickets to the sites
* Drinks and lunches
* Personal needs
The price depends on the number of the person and the category of accommodation for more information please contact us.