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Overwiev of the Sahara desert tour from Marrakech

Ouarzazate (Hollywood of Africa) and Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou

Explore Merzouga and camp in Merzouga Desert

A camel trek to Erg Chebbi dunes (The highest sand dunes in North Africa)

Admire the sunset /sunrise and the endless stars in the desert and listen to Berber drums

Visit Ouarzazate (Hollywood of Africa) and Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou

Travel via the Middle Atlas Mountains or visit the Cedar forest

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Day 1: Marrakech - Ait Ben Haddou - Dades Valley

We will pick you up from your accommodation in Marrakech and drive to the Dades Valley. This day we will drive through the High Atlas Mountains and the Tizi N’Tichka Pass, where we can enjoy the fascinating views and landscapes. After a drive of several hours along various Berber villages, we reach Ouarzazate.

There we will visit the Kasbah Taourirt and the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, which is a World Heritage Site. After lunch we continue to Daded gorged, via the impressive Road of a Thousand Kasbahs and the beautiful Valley of Roses in Kalaat M’Gouna. This area offers wonderful opportunities for brilliant photos. In the Dades Gorges, visit the incredible rock formation “Monkey Toes”. Overnight in a hotel/riad in Dades.

Day 2: Dades Valley - Todra Gorge - Merzouga

After breakfast and leaving the Dades Valley, our next destination will be the Todra Gorge, where you will have a nice tour enjoying the panoramic views that the region offers and also hiking through the narrow and high cliffs. These features make Todra Gorge one of the best places for climbers.

Afterwards, you will head to the desert of Merzouga via the interesting town of Erfoud, known for its amazing fossils. From Merzouga you will start for a camel trekking to the Erg Chebbi dunes. You will ride on camels and be guided by a camel guide to the Erg Chebbi dunes, which have the highest sand dunes in North Africa. Above these high dunes you can enjoy the sunset.

Overnight stay and dinner will take place in a Berber tent. With Berber music around the campfire you can watch the endless starry sky.

Marzouuga at night
Day 3: Merzouga - Draa Valley - Ouarzazate

In the morning you will be woken up by the camel man to see the spectacular sunrise over the high sand dunes. Then you will ride on the back of the camels to Merzouga.

After breakfast, your exploration today begins with a visit to the village of Gnawa. In this very old village, most people are originally from Sudan, Mali and Sudan. They came here years ago as slaves. You will also learn about the way of life of the people and listen to the spiritual Gnawa music. Later we will drive to the city of Rissani. It is the first dynasty of Alaouites in Morocco (the royal family). The city is known for its large soukd (traditional markets), which are a destination for the inhabitants of the regions and the country.

The day continues with the drive to Ouarzazate. On the way we will make some stops to visit the village of Agdez, the Kasbah Tamnougalt and the fascinating Draa Valley with its magnificent landscapes. Overnight stay in a hotel/riad in Ouarzazate.

Day 4: Ouarzazate - Marrakech

On the last day, the program of the SAHARA DESERT TRIP FROM MARRAKECH includes the return trip to Marrakech. Before that we will visit the incredible Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou (declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO). We will then drive through the Ounilla Valley and visit the Kasbah Telouet. These visits are a great opportunity to enjoy panoramic views of the Atlas Mountains and traditional Berber villages.

We then continue to Marrakech via the High Atlas Mountains and the picturesque Tizi N’Tichka Pass (2260 meters above the High Atlas Mountains). This exploration tour ends in Marrakech.

Take a look at the tours from Tangier for a different experience.


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  • Private transport AC minibus with English speaking guide/driver
  • We will pick you up and drop you off at your accommodation
  • 1 night in a desert camp in private tents
  • Camel trekking in the Sahara Merzouga
  • Dinner and breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Drinks
  • Entrance fees, other personal expenses and pocket money