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Morocco desert tour

Morocco desert tour

Itinerary

 

If you are looking for a truly fantastic adventure, you have a real Moroccan adventure, offering a fascinating insight into some of the most amazing areas in the country.

Merzouga dunes legend

Erg Chebbi dunes location is in the south-eastern part of Morocco, just 360km away from Ouarzazate and 650 km away from the famous city of Marrakech.

Legend says that God himself shaped this place.

Erg Chebbi dunes popular legend orally passed through generations reports that the site that once was a flourishing jungle was transformed into a desert after the local population refused to host a poor and hungry lady during a banquet.

Legend says that wealthy families washed their hands with milk and played with couscous, while the young woman was hungry and helpless.

God punished those mean families, sentencing Merzouga to become a place of extreme heat, lack of water and endless sand storms.

Years passed until the entire area once filled with greenish vegetation and wild animals became the current sea of sand.

Interestingly enough, millenary rock-art in the region depicts animals such as elephants, giraffes, and other mammals usually only existing in jungle-like environments.

Whatever sort of paradise this used to be considering the legend, the fact is that Erg Chebbi Dunes are among the most beautiful places in the world….

Erg Chebbi, usually known as Dunes of Merzouga, are one of the two biggest Sahara “ergs” in Morocco.

The spectacular orange hue dunes of Erg Chebbi are located in a remote region of Morocco and stretch along the Algerian border. The highest dune reaches around 300 meters.

Merzouga 4 Days Desert Tour Highlights:

  • Ride a camel as you trek over Morocco Sahara Desert.
  • Play a drum around the campfire after feasting on a traditional Moroccan meal.
  • Sleep under the stars and watch the sun rise over the dunes of the Sahara Desert.
  • Experience the lifestyle of desert nomads with Berbers.

Included Services:

  • Private transportation (A / C comfortable 4WD / Minivan / Minibus)
  • Professional speaking driver during the trip
  • Accommodation in typical hotels, riads and tents with dinner & breakfast
  • Pick up & drop off at your accommodation in Marrakech
  • Camel trek to overnight in the desert camp with guide (private tents)
  • Berber Music Entertainment
  • Kasbahs, Valleys, Walks, Breaks for photos … Etc
  • 2 Nights in Hotels (Dinner & Breakfast)
  • 1 Night in Desert (Dinner & Breakfast)

Excluded Services:

  • Travel Insurance.
  • Beverages & Lunches.
  • Flights
  • Tips
  • Hotel in Marrakech

Note:

⇒ The price depends on the number of travelers.

⇒ If we travel the road, we will prepare for you and your needs.

⇒ If you have a long Camel trek or overnight in the camp, you will be able to have a short break in the hotel.

Child Policy: 50% off for children under 12 years old with maximum 1 child per family.


Program (4 days)

  • 1

    Day 1 : Marrakech - Ait benhadou Kasbah - Rose valley - Dades gorges

    •After breakfast, we leave Marrakech venturing through the magnificent Atlas Mountains and the pass of Tichka (2260 m), offering an impressive landscape in the heart of the Atlas Mountain chain to Ouarzazate where many famous movies have been shot such Alexander the Great, The Mummy, The jewel of the Nile, Kingdom of heaven Etc...The scenery is absolutely stunning. We stop in the kasbah of Ait Benhaddou one of the most spectacular fortresses in the South of Morocco and a UNESCO world heritage site. Lunch in Ouarzazate as "The Hollywood of Africa". We continue our journey to the valley of Roses known for its annual festival during the roses harvest in May. Spend the night with dinner in Dades valley.

  • 2

    Day 2 : Dades gorges - Todra gorges - Erfoud - Merzouga - Erg Chebbi dunes

    •After breakfast, we start our day with a drive towards the Todra Gorges where many of rock climbers come to enjoy their preferred sport. Later we continue our journey, following the ancient Bedouin trading routes parallel with the Middle Atlas, passing a series of the fortified villages with outstanding pre-Saharian architecture. The route to Erfoud is one of the most pleasing of all the Southern routes. The town is in a dry red built of desert and was built by the French as a central administration town. It is known for its rich black fossils marble. The stone is sculpted to bring the fossils into relief on everything from ashtrays to washbasins and more. We head down to the spectacular Merzouga dunes where sand dunes signify the start of the mighty Sahara Desert. We leave our vehicle and take a camel ride into the desert to a Berber camp. To seal this as an experience of a life time, why not surf the Sahara Desert and try sand Dunes Boarding! After dinner we gather round the fire and enjoy the desert night perhaps with traditional Berber drums.

  • 3

    Day 3 : Merzouga – Rissani – Alnif – Draa Valley – Zagora

    •Early wake up before dawn to enjoy the sunrise from the Great Dune of Sahara Desert. Return to the hotel in dromedaries. Shower and breakfast. Then departure to Rissani and visit the town considered the cradle of the Alaouite dynasty which mainly emphasizes its market considered the most important in the south, where many nomads come to shop. We will leave the desert and cross the arid fascinating landscapes up to the Draa Valley where we will make several stops to enjoy the valley as the longest in Morocco. Continue our journey towards Zagora, current administrative center of the area and from where once caravans journeyed to Timbuktu on a long trip that lasted 52 days, from here all the Draa Valley and Oasis bearing the same name is mastered, considered the largest in Morocco and the richest in the production of dates. Dinner and overnight at Hotel.

  • 4

    Day 4 : Zagora - Ouarzazate - High Atlas Mountains - Marrakech

    •After breakfast at the hotel, you leave Zagora direction Marrakech with a scenic drive through the Draa valley and authentic villages to discover the sites of the South region. We continue to Ouarzazate where you will have lunch. In the afternoon, we drive back to Marrakech via the high Atlas Mountains with an optional visit to the former Pacha Telouat Kasbah. We arrive to Marrakech around 05 p.m.

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