MERZOUGA DESERT TOUR - 3 DAYS

Marrakech to Merzouga Desert and Returning to Marrakech or Fes

 

A breath taking adventure across the high Atlas mountains and through palm filled valleys to arrive amidst the mesmerising dunes of the Merzouga desert. You will experience the incredible beauty and diversity of landscape Morocco is so justly famed for.

Itinerary

 

Day 1: Marrakech - Dades Gorge

  • Pick up at riad/hotel 8am

  • Cross the high Atlas mountains 

  • Visit Ait Benhadou which is the most important Ksar and Kasbah in the south, a UNESCO world heritage site and setting for many movies

  • Drive through the Oasis of Skoura (the valley of a thousand kasbahs)

  • Arrive in the valley of Dades by sunset

  • Enjoy your evening meal and spend the night in a hotel in the valley

 

Day 2: Dades Valley -Merzouga Dunes

 

  • Leave after breakfast at your hotel

  • Visit the Gorge of Toudgha and enjoy a short walk

  • Stop for lunch in the Berber village of Tinjdad or Toroug 

  • Visit a workshop of fossils

  • Arrive in Merzouga desert and your camel ride to view the sunset from the dunes

  • Spend the night in Berber tents at your desert camp and eat your evening meal by candlelight under the stars

 

Day 3: Merzouga - Marrakech

 

  • Set off at 8am after breakfast in the desert camp

  • Pass by the towns of Errisani, Alnif and N’kob 

  • Drive through the Draa valley and have lunch at an ancient kasbah 

  • Cross the mountains of Ait Sawen followed by the High Atlas mountains

  • Arrive back at your riad/hotel around 7pm

If you wish to finish your Merzouga desert tour in Fes your final day's itinerary will be as follows:

Day 3: Merzouga - Fes

  • Leave at 8am after breakfast in the desert camp

  • Passing through the Ziz Valley with stop for photos

  • Drive through the city of Midelte where we will have lunch

  • Stop to talk a short walk in the forest of monkeys

  • Visit the city of Ifran

  • Arrive in Fes at sunset

Tour Summary

Day 1: depart Marrakech 8am

Day 3: return Marrakech/Fes 6pm

Distance: approx 960km

Transport: 4WD air conditioned

Accommodation: Kasbah and luxury desert camp or standard desert camp

Prices: 350£ Person ( 2-3 people ) upgrade to Luxury for 450£ Person

             300£ Person ( 4-6 people ) upgrade to Luxury For 400£ Person

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

  • 4WD car with driver/guide and fuel for 3 days

  • Pick up and drop off from the airport or your riad/hotel

  • Entrance to the Ksar Ait Benhadou and other key sites during the tour

  • Hotel in the Dades Valley

  • Breakfast and dinner

  • Camel ride in the Merzouga desert

  • Night in a Berber tent at Erg Chebbi dunes

  • Free to stop anywhere at anytime for a rest or to take photos

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED?

  • Lunches

  • Drinks

  • Tips

  • Extras

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