The Magical experience of Erg Chebbi

Multi-day & Extended Tours, Traveler pickup is offered to your hotel or any location of your choice
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Tour description

3 day sahara desert tour from Marrakech to Erg Chebbi dunes at Merzouga is one of the best itineraries in Morocco, and as you can see, all travel agents offer it as their number one tour, to cut to the chase, the itinerary is the same everywhere, it is the quality of the service, the qualification of the drivers, the choice of accommodations and the long partnership with all contributing parties in this tour (guides, restaurants, hotels...) that makes a difference. We have been running this tour among others for a long time that our clients are always treated well and welcomed. The tour covers a huge part of Morocco and offers a variety of landscapes, attractions and lifestyles. The last however is a long drive from Merzouga back to Marrakech and therefore, we recommend to take the 4 days extended tour whenever it is possible (Especially if you are travelling with young kids )

ItineraryDay 1: Marrakech - Ait Benhaddou - Dades ValleyStop At: Gorges du Dades, Boumalne Dades, Souss-Massa-Draa RegionYour driver will pick you up at 08:00 am, and you will start 3 days desert tour from Marrakech to the Dades Gorges across the Tizi-n-Tichka Atlas pass, with far-reaching views across the mountains, to the traditional High Atlas Berber villages. Then you continue to visit the UNESCO World Heritage site and have lunch at one of the restaurants at the foothils of the Kasbahs, then we continue to Dades gorges through Skoura and rose valley, we will spend the night in a traditional kasbah in Dades gorges.Duration: 5 hoursMeals included: • Dinner • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in hotel or riad similar Day 2: Dades Gorges - Todra Gorge - Merzouga Stop At: Erg Chebbi Dunes, Meknes-Tafilalet RegionDay 2: Dades Gorges - Todra Gorge - Merzouga 271kmAfter breakfast, we will drive from Dades gorges to Erg chebbi Sahara desert at Merzouga. Berber villages are scattered along the way, we’ll pass through Todra Gorges, Tenhir, Tinjdad, Jorf and Erfoud in which we’ll feel the beginning of the Saharan oasis of Tafilalet, and then we continue to a Hotel in Merzouga, after relaxing a few minutes you will take some of you luggage in a small bag (just the necessary for the night in desert) and leave the other luggage in the hotel, then we will ride the camels on an adventure crossing the Erg Chebbi sand dunes, this is a great opportunity to take lovely pictures of the sunset and sunrise. When we reach the camp we will leave the camels and we will walk to the highest sand dunes for sandboarding and to watch the sunset, we will spend the night in a camp (Berber nomad tents) with drumming music in the middle of the Sahara.Duration: 5 hoursMeals included: • Dinner • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in berber tent khayma in open sky in the desert Day 3: Merzouga - MarrakechStop At: Marrakech Souk, Marrakech, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz RegionWe will wake you up early in the morning to watch the sunrise on the dunes, then we will ride the camels back to Merzouga, after breakfast and having a shower in the Hotel, we will start our journey backing to Marrakech trough different areas and different Berber villages (Alnif, Tazarine, N’kob) until Ouarzazate where we will take the same road back to Marrakech and arrive in the evening.Duration: 5 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

What's included

  • 2x Breakfast
  • 2x Dinner
  • Accommodation included: 2 nights
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Air-conditioned vehicle

What's not included

  • Lunch
  • Drinks
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities

Itinerary

Day 1: Day 1: Marrakech - Ait Benhaddou - Dades Valley Stop At: Gorges du Dades, Boumalne Dades, Souss-Massa-Draa Region Your driver will pick you up at 08:00 am, and you will start 3 days desert tour from Marrakech to the Dades Gorges across the Tizi-n-Tichka Atlas pass, with far-reaching views across the mountains, to the traditional High Atlas Berber villages. Then you continue to visit the UNESCO World Heritage site and have lunch at one of the restaurants at the foothils of the Kasbahs, then we continue to Dades gorges through Skoura and rose valley, we will spend the night in a traditional kasbah in Dades gorges. Duration: 5 hours Meals included: • Dinner • Breakfast Accommodation included: Overnight in hotel or riad similar

Day 2: Day 2: Dades Gorges - Todra Gorge - Merzouga 271km After breakfast, we will drive from Dades gorges to Erg chebbi Sahara desert at Merzouga. Berber villages are scattered along the way, we’ll pass through Todra Gorges, Tenhir, Tinjdad, Jorf and Erfoud in which we’ll feel the beginning of the Saharan oasis of Tafilalet, and then we continue to a Hotel in Merzouga, after relaxing a few minutes you will take some of you luggage in a small bag (just the necessary for the night in desert) and leave the other luggage in the hotel, then we will ride the camels on an adventure crossing the Erg Chebbi sand dunes, this is a great opportunity to take lovely pictures of the sunset and sunrise. When we reach the camp we will leave the camels and we will walk to the highest sand dunes for sandboarding and to watch the sunset, we will spend the night in a camp (Berber nomad tents) with drumming music in the middle of the Sahara. Duration: 5 hours Meals included: • Dinner • Breakfast Accommodation included: Overnight in berber tent khayma in open sky in the desert

Day 3: Day 3: Merzouga - Marrakech Stop At: Marrakech Souk, Marrakech, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region We will wake you up early in the morning to watch the sunrise on the dunes, then we will ride the camels back to Merzouga, after breakfast and having a shower in the Hotel, we will start our journey backing to Marrakech trough different areas and different Berber villages (Alnif, Tazarine, N’kob) until Ouarzazate where we will take the same road back to Marrakech and arrive in the evening. Duration: 5 hours No meals included on this day. No accommodation included on this day.