Explore Morocco in private Sahara 4x4 trip from Marrakech to Merzouga and enjoy desert camel ride in 3 day tour. We cross Atlas mountains, Dades & Todra valley.
DAY 1 : TRAVEL FROM MARRAKECH TO AIT BEN HADDOU KASBAH AND OUARZAZATE STUDIOS TOWARDS DADES VALLEY
The private driver for your Marrakech to desert tour will meet you and we depart Marrakech, heading over the High Atlas mountains Tizi nTichka pass. We will have time to stop and enjoy impressive landscapes, and break for coffee and fresh-squeezed orange juice. We will spend the afternoon visiting World Heritage Site of Ait Benhaddou. This village of clustered Berber Kasbahs has been used as a backdrop for more than 20 films and was one of the most important fortress strongholds on the old Salt Road where caravans brought slaves, gold, ivory and salt from Saharan Africa to Marrakech and beyond. We’ll pass through Ouarzazate, and the Valley of the Rose, famous for soft Persian rose oil. You will pass through many Berber villages, and once in the desert, see barren hillsides clustered with kasbahs .We stay Dades valley auberge (small country inn) in the upper Gorges.
DAY 2 : TRANSPORT FROM DADES GORGES TO ERG CHEBBI NEAR MERZOUGA AND CAMEL RIDE TO CAMP
After breakfast we have a short drive to walk through a massive fault dividing the High Atlas mountains. Todra Gorges sheer rock walls rises to 300 m in its narrowest part. Then we’ll head for the Erg Chebbi sand sea. We continue deeper into the desert landscape, until dunes appear on the horizon. Our mid-afternoon destination is the auberge (small country inn) near Merzouga, where you meet your camel guide and ride into the bivouac (camp). Upon arrival you will have a traditional tagine dinner prepared (vegetarians welcome) under the evening stars shining brilliantly in the clear night sky. Climb the dunes and watch the moon rise before retiring to your bed in a nomad tents.
DAY 3: TRAVEL FROM ERG CHEBBI DESERT TO MARAKECH
Return by camel at sunrise to the auberge for breakfast and shower. The remainder of the day is spent driving back to Ouarzazate where we’ll stop for lunch and visit the old Glaoui Kasbah Taouirt. Then we cross the High Atlas once more, down the Tizi nTichka pass. Arrival evening in Marrakech at approximately 6pm. Marrakech hotel this night optional with an extra cost. Thank you contacting TRAVEL WITHIN MOROCCO as your trusted travel operator for Marrakech to Sahara tour.
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Payment / Deposit policy :
We require a standard 20% deposit of the total Marrakech to Sahara tour costs to guarantee your travel date, accommodations, vehicle, and driver/guide. We will confirm your booking with an email. The remaining amount will be invoiced on your arrival at our travel agency. You will receive an email indicating the various advance payment options, whether from Europe or Morocco.
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What is included :
Transfer from / to your Marrakech hotel
Private Marrakech desert tour in 4x4 vehicle with air condition
Knowledge and experienced driver/guide
Camel ride from Merzouga to desert and 1 night in camp