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4 days return tour from Marrakech to Sahara desert at Merzouga

Day 1: Marrakech – High Atlas – Ouarzazate – Roses Valley – Dades Gorges and Valley

Our tour from Marrakech to Sahara 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 Hddou 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 Riad.

Day 2: Dades Valley- Todra Gorges- Tafraoute – Ramlia – Ouzina Desert

On this next day of our exploration, we will leave the Valley of Dades to go visit the nearby Todra gorges. You will get to walk and wander around the 14 kilometers long valley of magnificent rock formations which will leave you speechless. After that, we will drive and wander through sandy roads, encountering many Berber villages such as Ramlia, until we reach a desert track that’s famous for being the old track for the Paris-Dakar Rally. Finally, we will reach the Ouzina, which is a small but beautiful desert village, where you will experience the true desert culture, in peace and harmony with nature. You will have dinner and spend the night at the Riad of Ouzina TGM.

Day 3: Ouzina Desert- Merzouga Desert – Erg Chabbi

We will start our day with a traditional breakfast, after which we will head to the Ouzina village. You will get to spend some time with the locals and explore their little town. After that, we will leave the village to go search for a Nomadic family in the middle of the desert, so that we can pay them a visit and have a chat over some traditional mint tea. This will allow you to learn more about the true desert and nomad culture. Then we will start driving towards Erg Chebbi at Merzouga, through the rails of the old Paris-Dakar rally. On our way there we will be driving through a desert area, which means we will meet many Berber villages along the way, one of which being Khamlia. You will get to explore the village that´s untouched by civilization, as well as enjoy the traditional Gnawa music that´s indigenous to the people of the area. For lunch, you will get to enjoy a delicacy of the area: the Berber pizza. When we are done with that, we will continue driving through a path once used by nomad locals. This is when we will embark on our camel-trekking experience, in which you will get to ride the back of camels that will take you to the desert camp where we will spend the night. You will get to experience the real desert culture through a traditional dinner, accompanied by live Berber music. Finally, you will sleep in a traditional nomad style tent (fully equipped), as you will get to gaze at the starry desert night sky.

Day 4: Merzouga – Rissani – Nkob – Draa Valley- Anti Atlas – 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. Then our road trip continues, driving through the High Atlas Mountains. Finally, our tour from Marrakech to Sahara will end when we arrive at Marrakech in the evening.

NOTE:

If our 4 days from Marrakech to Sahara 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

Not included in this Tour

  • Lunch
  • Drinks
  • Tips

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