Merzouga is a small town out on the edge of the Sahara Desert of Erg Chebbi. Merzouga is only 20 km away from Algeria border where the paved road ends and the real Sahara Desert sand dunes begin. Merzouga desert is the most common destination in Morocco for Camel treks and Bivouacs. To experience the Sahara desert dunes it is a must to take a camel trip and stay overnight in a Berber tent or in a luxury camp. The camel trip takes approximately 1 hours 30 minutes through amazing red-orange sand dunes at sunset to reach the sahara desert camp where you will be served wonderful and rich dinner in the desert tent. But note it is at least a ten hours drive from the erg chebbi dunes to Marrakech. The trip is possible in 3 days however we recommend a slow pace over 4 or 5 days.
Day 1 : Marrakech - Ait Benhaddou - Ouarazazate - Dades GorgesToday we start our private tour from Marrakech towards Dades Gorges and we will pass Tizi n'Tichka in the High Atlas Mountains to reach and visit the Ait Benhaddou village an UNESCO site. It is very interesting place for famous cinema directors and many famous movies has been shot here. Then we continue our tour passing the beautiful landscapes of Roses Valley ,well known for its Festival of Roses , held in May. We will arrive to Dades Gorges and we will spend the fist night in 3 days tour from Marrakech night in hotel with dinner.Day 2 : Dades Gorges – Todra Gorges - Rissani - Merzouga desertToday we drive towards Merzouga which is very known for the highest sand dunes in Morocco and North Africa also. The desert is called Erg Chebbi Sahara desert and on our way, we will enjoy some oasis places such as the oasis of Tinjdad and Ziz. Once we arrive to Erfoud we may visit fossil factory and then we drive to Rissani , and Merzouga desert from where we ride camels into the desert. We will spend this night in an Nomad ,equipped desert camp in the middle of the Sahara. We will have dinner at campfire and we enjoy this night in Morocco desert as the highlight of 3 days tour from Marrakech.Day 3 : Merzouga - Todra Gorges - Ouarazazate - MarrakechToday we ride the camels back to the hotel and then we drive towards Marrakech passing the Draa Valley , Agdz ,and Ouarzazate till we reach Marrakech. This is end of tour from Marrakech.