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Shared Marrakech desert tour (shared )

MARRAKECH TO MERZOUGA DESERT TRIP

This 3 days Shared Marrakech desert tour to Erg Chebbi dunes at Merzouga is one of the best itineraries for those who want to visit the deep Marrakech desert and don’t mind long hours driving especially on the third day. The tour is rich in scenery, you will never be bored as you will be busy admiring one scene after another. The incredible change landscape is impressive: From the fertile atlas planes around Marrakech to the High Atlas Mountains, then to various panorama of valley and oases, and at the end, Erg Chebbi sand dunes.

Availability: Daily departure from Marrakech.
Destination: Erg chebbi dunes merzouga morocco sahara.
Pick up time: 7:30 a.m. from your Hotel or Riad in Marrakech.
Duration: 3 days back at 8 pm.
Category: budget Marrakech Shared Tour.
Payment: Payment is made directly to the driver through any currency.
Recommendations: Comfortable clothes, hat, jacket and sunscreen, Camera & phone chargers, warm clothes in the winter season. 

3 days desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga itinerary

DAY 1: MARRAKECH – TIZI NTICHKA – OUARZAZATE –BOUMALNE DADES (06H00 DRIVE)

  • pick you up at 7:30 am for your Shared Marrakech desert tour.
  • leave Marrakech at 08:00 am.
  • cross the High Atlas via pass of Tizi Ntichka.
  • Many stops will be made along the way, for breakfast, coffee, photos or panoramas,
  • Visit the legendary Kasbah Aït Ben Haddou(UNESCO World Heritage Site, which has also served as a background for various Hollywood hits.)
  • continue to Ouarzazate and visit Kasbah Taourirte before Free time for lunch.
  • drive to Boumalne Dades through the Valley of Roses In the afternoon.
  • joining a hotel located in the Dades Valley.
  • Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Dades valley.

DAY 2: BOUMALNE DADES – MERZOUGA (4H00 DRIVE) 

  • Breakfast in the Dades Valley,
  • drive towards the oasis of Tinghir, to follow the river to the Todgha Gorge.
  • spending some free time to enjoy the immensity of the cliffs and have lunch in a local café (free time for lunch),
  • continue early in the afternoon to the city of Rissani, famous for its market dates and the starting point of the old commercial caravans passage the Moroccan desert to Tombouctou.
  • After a shortstop, continue towards Merzouga crossing an arid desert landscape.
  • arrival at the edge of the Erg Chebbi dunes, we joined our camel caravan and traversed the sand dunes in changing colors with the sunset on the horizon as a backdrop.
  • reaching Erg Chebbi desert camp, nestled in the dunes; just before darkness.
  • admire the sand dunes and surrounding landscapes, get ready for a Moroccan dinner served under the stars next to the campfire. Late at night, your local hosts will entertain you with their drums.

* If you wish to spend the night in a private tent in Merzouga with the appropriate bedding and the possibility of taking a shower in a private room of the lodge the next day in Merzouga before returning to Marrakech, a supplement of 10.00 euros per person will be asked.

DAY 3: MERZOUGA – OUARZAZATE – MARRAKECH (9H00 DRIVE)

  • Wake up early morning to watch the sunrise on the dunes
  • ride the camel’s back to lodge in Merzouga,
  • breakfast and shower in the Hotel,
  • start backing to Marrakech back to Ouarzazate.
  • After some time at leisure for lunch, carry on in the afternoon to Marrakech through the High Atlas Mountains.
  • Your budget shared 3 days desert tour will end in Marrakech at about 7 pm. (Depends on traffic)

INCLUDED:

– Pick up from your hotel or Riad in Marrakech or the closest accessible point to your Riad
– an air-conditioned modern minibus / driven by an English or French speaking driver 
(Maximum of 17 passengers)
– First night in Dades Valley hotel including dinner and breakfast
– Second night at Erg Chebbi dunes desert camp including camel trekking, dinner, and breakfast

NOT INCLUDED:

Beverages, Lunches on the way, Optional local guide in Kasbah Ait Ben Hadou, Personal expenses

Pricing :

with standard Tent in Sahara: 100 € per person

with a private tent in Sahara desert: 150 € per person

3 days Shared Marrakech desert tour
starry night in moroccan desert
the famous ait benhaddou kasbahs
beautiful morocco desert
3 days Shared Marrakech desert tour
Marrakech Shared Sahara Desert Trips

Tips :

-If you wish to spend the night in a private tent in Merzouga with the appropriate bedding and the possibility of taking a shower in a private room of the lodge the next day in Merzouga before returning to Marrakech, a supplement of 10.00 euros per person will be asked.
-This tour includes stops for shopping, do not feel obliged to shop. 
-The visit of the kasbah ait Benhaddou is free.
– In kasbah ait Benhaddou If you want to take an optional local guide, the recommended price is 3 euros (negotiable at the beginning) per person do not feel obliged to make purchases.
-You can take your luggage with you not exceeding one backpack and one suitcase per person.
-This tour is not suitable for children under 12.
-Do not take this tour if you have a flight on the same day there may be a delay in the return.

– The last day is a long drive from Merzouga to Marrakech and we recommend you to do the extended tour of 4 days tours if possible, especially if you are traveling with young children.
– A private tour is always better.

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