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best 3 days tour from Marrakech to Desert

OVERVIEW

 3 days tour from Marrakech to desert is our most popular Morocco desert tour. It starts and ends in Marrakech, and this tour is for people who are willing to explore the deep of the Sahara desert and don’t mind driving. The tour is rich in scenery; you will never be bored as you will be busy admiring one scene after another. The dramatic landscape change is amazing. From the fertile Haouz plains around Marrakech to the High Atlas Mountains, then to various valleys and oases.

Tour Info:

  • Duration: 3 days & 2 nights
  • Departure: 7⁄8 AM
  • Starting Location: Marrakech
  • Ending Location: Marrakech

Highlights:

3 days tour from Marrakech to desert

Day 1: Marrakech – Ait Ben Haddou – Roses Valley – Dades Gorges

  • Our 3 days tour from Marrakech to desert will start at Marrakech, from which we will depart towards Ouarzazate, driving through the High Atlas Mountains. We will meet many small Berber villages along the way, at which we will make multiple stops in order to appreciate their beauty. 
  • We will reach our first destination of the trip, which is the fortified Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou. Ait Ben Haddou is a recognized UNESCO world heritage site, and a location where many important international films were set, like Gladiator, The Kingdom of Heaven, Sahara, etc.
  • Then we will continue driving to Ouarzazate.
  • After that, we will head to the Dades valley, driving through the valley of Roses. Once we get there, you will get to explore the beauty of the place, with its rock formations and panoramic views. 
  • We will have dinner and spend the night at a local hotel or Riad.

Day 2: Dades Gorges- Tinghir – Todra Gorges – Merzouga desert

  • After having breakfast, we will head to the famous Todra gorges.
  • We will make as many stops as needed along the way, in order to truly appreciate the beauty of the area. Then once we finally reach the Todra gorges, you will be free to explore the location as you wish.
  • After we are done exploring, we will take the road south towards Merzouga, driving through many Berber villages such as Tinjdad, Touroug, and Erfoud city.
  • When we arrive at Merzouga, we will take some time to relax, enjoying a cup of traditional mint tea, after which we will ride on the back of camels. The camel caravan will last for up to one hour and thirty minutes, during which you will get to experience the amazing sunset over the Sahara dunes.
  • You will enjoy a traditional dinner while listening to beautiful live Berber music. You will get an irreplaceable chance to gaze at the clear night sky of the Desert.
  • You will sleep in a simplistic style Nomad tent, after having dinner at the camp

    Day 3: Merzouga – Rissani – Alnif – Agdez – Ouarzazate – Marrakech

  • This next day, we will make sure to wake you up in time to be able to watch the magnificent desert sunrise.
  • After that, we will ride on camels once again, back to Merzouga.
  • This is when we will head back to Marrakech, driving by the town of Rissani. Rissani is the hometown of the ancestors of the Alaouite dynasty that currently rules over the kingdom.
  • We will continue driving by many Berber villages such as Alnif, N’kob, the Draa valley until we reach Agdez where we will stop for lunch.
  • Our road trip continues, driving through the High Atlas Mountains.
  • Our 3 days tour from Marrakech to desert ends when we finally arrive at Marrakech in the evening where our.

NOTE:

If our 3 days tour from Marrakech to desert do not suit your needs, contact us and we will prepare your trip according to your needs and requirements.

Included in this Tour

  • A private and very comfortable air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private English speaking driver/guide
  • Pick up and transfer at your Riad / Hotel/airport
  • 1 night at the hotel/riad.
  • 1 night at the desert camp (Private tents).
  • Camel Trekking in the Sahara Merzouga.
  • Dinner & Breakfast.

Not included in this Tour

  • Lunch
  • Drinks
  • Tips

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When is the best time to visit Morocco?

There is really no time of year where you wouldn’t enjoy your trip to Morocco; although you should keep in mind that it tends to get a little too crowded with tourists during the winter holidays season. Then it’s up to you to decide what season suits you the best to come visit, according to your schedule and preferences.

The weather in Morocco is more on the mild side during Spring and Autumn (from March to May and from September to November respectively). For these seasons the temperatures could be ranging anywhere from 11° to 32°C. Winter usually lasts from December to February, with a relatively low temperature range (7° to 21°C). You should also expect to see snowfall in Morocco’s mountainous regions. As for Summer (from June to August), temperatures can land anywhere between 19°C and 40°C in the middle of the day.

When is the peak season to visit Morocco?

The tourist flow in Morocco reaches its peak during December and April of each year, for these are the holiday seasons. The emerging high demand for accommodations during these months makes the prices go up very significantly in comparison to other months, and all of the best accommodations get booked up very early on.

Therefore, if you’re thinking of coming during one of these seasons, we suggest you start looking in advance, in order to have enough time to find an accommodation that suits your needs. We would also suggest you avoid these months altogether, so that you’ll be able to get the best out of your Morocco experience.

Are the tours private?

Yes! The tours our company offers are all completely private. This will allow to experience Morocco the way YOU want to. In addition to that, you will of course be always welcome to request stops along the way during the tours, in order to take memorable photographs (or whatever other reason you want!).

In case you are interested in booking a group desert tour, please go ahead and contact us and we make you the best group tour.

Will the price be the same if we are 2, 3 or more persons?

The price for each individual person participating in the tours goes lower the more people there are in the group participating.

Will the price be cheaper for last minute booking?

Actually, it could be quite the opposite. Our team makes sure to select the best quality accommodations for our clients, and those tend to get booked full pretty quickly, that’s why it’s not always easy for us to accommodate last minute bookings.

Therefore, you shouldn’t expect a lower price for such inquiries, but instead a higher one maybe. To avoid such incidents, we strongly advise you to book your tour with us early on, so that we will be able to pick out the best accommodations for you, and offer you an unforgettable Morocco experience.

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