Merzouga Zagora Desert Tour

Merzouga Desert Tour, Morocco Desert Tour from Marrakech

Merzouga desert tour, the 4 days Morocco desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga dunes & Zagora will make you explore the majestic Morocco Sahara desert tour in 4 days to follow the paths of the old caravan roads while driving past Draa Valley with its oases dotted with dates palm trees and fortified Kasbahs, cross the volcanic massif of the Anti Atlas Mountains, ride your camel in Erg Chebbi, Sleep under the stars at your Morocco Sahara desert camp in Merzouga, cross the Valley of the roses and the road of 1001 Kasbahs. Finally, admire the splendid Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou.


Itinerary

1Day 1 :        MARRAKECH – OUARZAZATE – ZAGORA

Merzouga desert tour, Your 4 days Morocco desert tour from marrakech Departs from your hotel or riad at 07h30 by winding up through the Atlas Mountains over the Tizi N’ Tichka Pass, the pass rises to 2260 meters above sea level, so the views are quite splendid. Plenty of stops are made for taking in the scenery and photography.

We arrive in ouarzazate and visit Taourirte Kasbahs. Lunch ( At leisure ) before we continue to Zagora through Draa Valley.
This amazing river has given life to a huge oasis about 200 Km at the foothill of the anti Atlas mountains. Draa Valley has been for many years coveted by the Sahara desert nomads.

Merzouga desert tour, All along, several palm groves will bring their shades between Kasbahs and Ksours dotted with fields of corn, barley, Vegetables and henna plantations.
Dinner and Overnight in Zagora.

2Day 2 :        ZAGORA – TAZARINE – MERZOUGA

Today, you will cross the volcanic peaks of the Anti Atlas Mountains driving southeast across lunatic landscapes past oases located in the middle of nowhere.
You will stop for lunch at the oasis of Alnif, where you’ll have lunch before you carry on to Merzouga , then to Erg Chebbi where your Sahara desert camp is located.

Upon arrival, switch your mean of transportation into camels and enjoy an Erg Chebbidunes camel trek to witness one of the most sought for views in the planet: Erg Chebbi’s dramatic sunset over the color changing sand dunes!

Drive back to your camp and get ready for a delicious Moroccan dinner under the stars while entertained by the local nomads playing their drums. Don’t miss the clear sky stars constellation before you go to bed.

3Day 3 :        MERZOUGA – TINGHIR – BOUMALNE DADES

After breakfast at your desert camp, drive along the 1001 Kasbahs past rivers, oases and fortified Kasbahs to Tinghir, where you can enjoy a walk in the oasis along Todgha river bank to Todrha canyons where you will have lunch.

Early afternoon, drive along the Dades Valley where you’ll drive past some magnificient fortified Kasbahs and Berber Villages, with the sunset as a backdrop to Dades Gorges to marvel at the scenery and take some photos.
Dinner and overnight at your Dads Valley hotel.

4Day 4 :        BOUMALNE DADES – KASBAH AIT BEN HADOU – MARRAKECH

After breakfast, you’ll drive along side the Valley of the Roses to KalaaMegouna where you can visit rose water ladies cooperative and learn how locals manufacture rose water perfume essences.

We continue to Skoura oasis, considered one of the largest oases in the South and visit one of the Kasbahs there ( time permitting ) before we carry on to Ouarzazate and to the UNESCO world heritage site of Kasbah Ait Ben Hadou.

The fortified village is one of the most visited landmarks in Morocco, and it has been long known as shooting location of various Hollywood blockbusters. After lunch at leisure in the Kasbah, we drive to Marrakech via TiziNtichka pass and high Atlas Mountains. Your 4 days desert trip from Marrakech will come to an end with a drop off at your hotel or read.


Cross the High Atlas Mountains and its TiziNtichka pass
Visit the UNESCO world heritage site of Ait Ben Hadou
Drive to Zagora desert along Draa Valley
Enjoy a scenic drive past the volcanic massifs of Saghro
Ride a camel in Merzouga while assisting to a dramatic sunset
Sleep under the stars in Erg Chebbi Sahara camp
Visit Todgha Gorges and drive across the Valley of the Roses

A/C modern 4×4 or van driven by an English speaking river /guide
Pick up from your Marrakech hotel / Riad
First night at hotel La Fibule de Draa including dinner and breakfast ( Private A/C ensuite room )
Sunset camel rides in Erg Chebbi
Overnight at a Saharara desert camp in Erg Chebbi( Private tent ) with shared bathrooms – Showers available in the morning at the camp operator’s lodge – Dinner and breakfast are included.
Upgrade to a deluxe camp with an ensuite tent available upon booking your desert tour ( €70 per person )
Third night at Hotel Panorama or similar in Dades Valley (Private A/C ensuite room) with dinner & breakfast
Drop off at your Marrakech hotel or the closest accessible location to your riad if not car accessible.

Beverages
Entrance fees if any
Local guides if any
Lunches on the way.

Tour price per person depends on how many participants there are in your party.
Driving times above do not include stops for sightseeing, photos, lunch and cafe.
A 4x4 can seat up to 4 adult passengers comfortably if there are 5 participants and up, a van will be used for your tour.
Local guides and entrance fees ( if any ) are not included. You pay for those directly to the suppliers.
Pick up time for your desert tour can be flexible. Between 07h30 and 08h00 AM is highly recommended.
Please kindly note that as of April 01st 2019, all Merzouga camps inside the dunes are removed. Camping is only allowed at the edge of the sand dunes of Erg Chebbi.

Highlights

The High Atlas Mountains
Berber villages
Mount Toubkal
Toubkal National Park

Include

1 night in a mountain refuge (lodge)
1 breakfast
1 dinner
2 packed lunches
Private car transfer from Marrakech to Imlil on Day 1 and back to Marrakech on Day 2
Luggage transfers of one bag of up to 20 kg per person
Services of a qualified mountain guide and a muleteer as appropriate in the mountains
24/7 emergency assistance by our office

Exclude

Flights and airporttransfers
Meals not listed in itinerary
Travel insurance
Personal expenses such as drinks, phone calls, extra transfers, tips, etc
Any items not explicitly mentioned in the program.

Recommendation & Notes

To do this trek, you can be in good physical condition, but efforts will be rewarded.
Good walking shoes are mandatory, optional walking sticks sleeping bag
Please consider, that we can currently only accept in We need an advance of 30% of the total amount 4 weeks prior to arrival date, the remaining 70% are to be paid in cash upon arrival.
Payment: can be done in € / $ / £ ou MAD

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