Moroccan Desert 3-Day Tour from Marrakech

Multi-day & Extended Tours in Morocco

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Get ready to experience the magic of the Sahara and share a 2-night tour with a small group.
Day 1: Marrakech to Dades Valley over the High Atlas Mountains and Ouarzazate (6 hours drive) Pick up at 8 a.m. from Marrakech, and drive south through the High Atlas Mountains via the Tizi n’ Tichka mountain pass and local Berber villages to Ouarzazate. You will reach and visit the exotic Kasbah of Aït Benhaddou. After lunch your journey will take you to Ouarzazate center, where you can see the Atlas Studios, the largest movie studio in Africa and the Kasbah Tourirt, the residence of the Glaoui Dynasty. You will continue to Rose Valley and through Skoura Oasis and the Kasbah Amerhidil, located in Skoura River. Overnight in the Dades Valley at Dades Kasbah Day 2: Dades Valley to Erg Chebbi desert via Todra Gorges and Erfoud (5 hours drive)Breakfast in the hotel. Your journey continues to Dades Gorges for spectacular views and a walk. You will drive back through Dades Valley to Todra Gorges via Boulman Dades, on the way you will stop for photos along Tinghir palm tree grove valley before you reach Todra Gorge, where you will have your free time to walk on your own along the Todra river. After a mint tea, you will drive to Merzouga desert passing by the Anti Atlas and Tafilalet Oasis to reach Erg Chebbi sand dunes for a camel trek and overnight in the middle of the dunes. Enjoy sunset in the top of the dunes and a local dinner and a drum party in a traditional Nomadic bivouac camp. Day 3: Erg Chebbi to Marrakech (9 hours drive)Early morning wake-up to a spectacular sunrise in the desert, and then enjoy a mint tea before you return back by camel to the Kasbah hotel where you will have breakfast and shower. Then continue to Marrakech over the High Atlas Mountains and the local villages. Arrival at Marrakech early evening. 

What’s included

  • Pick-up 8:00 am at Cafe de France located in the Jemaa el Fna square.  Drop-off at Jemaa el Fna square
  • Transport by air-conditioned/heated vehicle
  • Driver/guide
  • 1 Overnight accommodation in Dades Valley in a Kasbah Hotel with dinner and breakfast
  • 1 Overnight accommodation in a Bivouac Camp in the desert of Erg Chebbi with dinner and breakfast
  • Camel trekking
  • Sand Boarding
  • Bottled water
  • Scarf
  • Small-group shared tour

What’s not included

  • Entrance fees
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Highlights

  • Small-group tour
  • Led by a local guide
  • Vegetarian meal option available

Itinerary

Day 1: Marrakech to Dades Valley over the High Atlas Mountains and Ouarzazate (6 hours drive) Pick up at 8 a.m. from Marrakech, and drive south through the High Atlas Mountains via the Tizi n’ Tichka mountain pass and local Berber villages to Ouarzazate. You will reach and visit the exotic Kasbah of Aït Benhaddou. After lunch your journey will take you to Ouarzazate center, where you can see the Atlas Studios, the largest movie studio in Africa and the Kasbah Tourirt, the residence of the Glaoui Dynasty. You will continue to Rose Valley and through Skoura Oasis and the Kasbah Amerhidil, located in Skoura River. Overnight in the Dades Valley at Dades Kasbah
Day 2: Dades Valley to Erg Chebbi desert via Todra Gorges and Erfoud (5 hours drive) Breakfast in the hotel. Your journey continues to Dades Gorges for spectacular views and a walk. You will drive back through Dades Valley to Todra Gorges via Boulman Dades, on the way you will stop for photos along Tinghir palm tree grove valley before you reach Todra Gorge, where you will have your free time to walk on your own along the Todra river. After a mint tea, you will drive to Merzouga desert passing by the Anti Atlas and Tafilalet Oasis to reach Erg Chebbi sand dunes for a camel trek and overnight in the middle of the dunes. Enjoy sunset in the top of the dunes and a local dinner and a drum party in a traditional Nomadic bivouac camp.
Day 3: Erg Chebbi to Marrakech (9 hours drive) Early morning wake-up to a spectacular sunrise in the desert, and then enjoy a mint tea before you return back by camel to the Kasbah hotel where you will have breakfast and shower. Then continue to Marrakech over the High Atlas Mountains and the local villages. Arrival at Marrakech early evening. 
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