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A tour that will take you from your hotel in Marrakech and introduce you to the desert, villages and the mountainous regions of the great Moroccan Sahara. On this 4 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga you will experience high mountain passes where views will be witnessed across several miles, Kasbahs, a camel trek in Merzouga over the Erg Chebbi Dunes.
There is nothing more spectacular than an overnight stay in a Bedouin desert camp. This allows you and the shared party you are with a chance to star gaze into the sky, watch the sunset and rise when on a camel ride and see hundreds of Kasbahs.
The first day of the tour goes from Marrakech over the High Atlas Mountains with steep, winding roads, crossing the Tizi n’Tichka pass at 2260 m above the sea level. The high mountain pass offers stunning views of mountain landscapes. After crossing the mountains we will reach one of the highlights of the tour – the UNESCO World Heritage site of Kasbah Ait ben Haddou. It is a fortified village along the former caravan route between the Sahara and Marrakech. Due to its ancient historic look a number of world famous movies shot in Morocco have used Ait ben Haddou as a location. The route continues through the Valley of Thousand Kasbahs. The first night is spent in a hotel in the Dades Valley.
The second day of this adventure begins with a hearty breakfast at the hotel before taking a four hour drive to Merzouga. Along the route there will be a chance to stop at the small town of Tinghir, take a walk through the Todra oasis and then onto the canyons before visiting two more towns at Erfoud and Rissani. When we arrive at our destination in Merzouga, we will be met by a camel caravan. At this stage there will be an hour long ride through the Erg Chebbi Dunes where the trek will coincide with the setting of the Saharan sun. We will then camp over in a Bedouin desert camp.
The third day on this intrepid tour of the Moroccan desert will see us enjoy Merzouga. We will have breakfast at the hotel, an opportunity to swim in the hotel pool, free time to explore the activities on offer in the desert area and enjoy an overnight stay in the hotel with a fine dinner to round the day off.
There are plenty of activities like quad biking, buggy riding across the dunes and biking but these will be at your own expense.
There is a long drive of around 9 hours ahead of us as we drive back to Marrakech. The day begins with breakfast and along the way there will be a stop at the city of Ouarzazate for lunch. We arrive back in Marrakech around 19h00.
At “IGoMorocco” we offer a wide range of desert tours and excursions, treks, day trips, dinners, camel riding and even quad biking tours.