Take a deep view of the Merzouga Desert across the Atlas Mountains on this 3 Day guided Morocco tour from Marrakech. Experience beautiful landscapes with different colors, nomadic life in desert tents and ride camels across the dunes of Erg-Chebbi. And all throughout your tour, discover famous film locations and stop whenever you want to take photos on the way to Fez. Tour includes hotel/riad pickup, all transportation, 2 nights' accommodations and some meals.
Day 1: Marrakech - Ait Ben Haddou - Ouarzazate - Skoura Palm - Valley Of Roses - Dades Gorges. (D) Your departure from Marrakech is at 7:30am. In order to reach the Dades Gorges, you will cross the Atlas Mountains from Marrakech to Ouarzazate. You will enjoy the scenic road, beautiful landscapes with different colors and Berber villages along the way. Your first stop will be ‘Aït Ben Haddou Kasbah’ (classified since 1987 by UNESCO as a human international patrimony). Of all the remaining Kasbahs in Morocco, the walls and interior of this area are the most intact. Aït Ben Haddou Kasbah has been used in many film and television productions like Gladiator, Laurence of Arabia, Kingdom of Heaven and Games of Thrones. Then you will head to Ouarzazate and you will have free time to visit the old Kasbah of Ouarzazate "Taourirt Kasbah". Then, you will hit the road towards the Roses Valley, through the Skoura palm grove to the Dades Valley. You will arrive at Dades Gorges around 5pm where you will have dinner and spend the first night in a typical Moroccan hotel. Day 2: Dades Gorges - Toudra Gorges - Erfoud - Merzouga Dunes. (B, D) After a traditional Moroccan breakfast, you will leave your hotel in Dades Gorges at 8am and reach the road to Toudra Gorges. After arrival, you will have a free time to walk around and enjoy amazing canyons of about 985 ft (300m) high. Your trip will be continued to the Big Dunes of Merzouga where you will experience a 1,5-hour camel ride and you will revel in one of the most stunning views of the world: beautiful sunset in the desert. Then you will have dinner and get settled in a nomad tent in the middle of the desert. Day 3: Merzouga – Midelt – Ifran – Fez Wake up early to enjoy the sunrise over the dunes of Erg Chebbi, the best thing within the desert. Complete your breakfast and set out towards Fez alongside the Ziz Valley Gorge and Azrou. Be amused by the monkeys within green lush cedar forests on your way. Get a drop off at Fez by the evening on Day 3 where you will arrive around 7pm.