Magical Sahara Desert Tour in 3Days
This 3 Days Sahara Desert Tour from Marrakech will take you through the Atlas Mountains, Ait Benhaddou Unisco heritage, and southern valleys to the Erg Chebbi in the Desert Of Merzouga. This package is ideal for people who only have a limited time before leaving Morocco and want to learn about the rich history of the country’s southern cities. It is one of Morocco’s most popular trips.
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3 days trip to the desert of Merzouga
Day 1 : Marrakech to Dades valley
Day 2 : Dades valley to merzouga sahara desert
Day 3 : Merzouga to Marrakech
This morning, after breakfast, you will depart from Marrakech and head over the High Atlas Mountains via the Tizi n’Tichka pass reaching altitudes of 7400 feet above sea level before descending to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Ait Ben Haddou. If this ksar looks familiar, it might be because it has starred (or at least made an appearance) in several movies and tv shows including Gladiator, Lawrence of Arabia, and Game of Thrones. You’ll have an opportunity to explore this area climbing to the very top for an amazing view of the ksar and the surrounding area. After your visit here, you will drive to nearby Ouarzazate, the Hollywood of Morocco, where you can do a backlot tour of the Atlas Film Studios OR visit Kasbah Taourirt, one of the former palaces of the powerful Glaoui Clan. Next, you will continue along the Road of 1000 Kasbahs through Skoura and the Valley of Roses (depending on the dates of your trip, there may still be some roses) to your accommodations for the night which is located in the breathtaking Dades Valley.
After breakfast, you’ll make your way to the giant sand dunes of the Sahara, but first you’ll visit Todgha Gorge where you will have a chance to walk through the most impressive part of this canyon. After this, you’ll have a guided walk in the palmeraie and Mellah (old Jewish neighborhood) of Tinghir. After this, you’ll drive to the edge of the big dunes where you will meet your camels that will take you into the heart of the dunes to your desert camp for the night. Upon your arrival at camp, you can climb the nearest dune to watch the sun set and the stars come out. Dinner will be served at camp followed by more fun, nomadic music and percussions
This morning, you’ll want to get up early to watch the sunrise over the dunes before once again taking your camels to the hotel where you’ll have an opportunity to shower and have some breakfast, before taking the road back to marrakech.