MARRAKECH TO SAHARA DESERT budget, shared 3-day desert tour is our most popular tour – it is perfect for those who want to discover the deep Sahara Desert and don’t mind a lot of driving, especially on day 3! This trip to Merzouga allows you to experience the beauty of the sand dunes of the Sahara Desert, including the opportunity to go sand-boarding, camel trekking and an over-night stay in a Sahara Desert camp. You will get the chance to meet and interact with locals residing in nearby desert areas and with nomads. This 3-day desert tour from Marrakech brings you on an amazing journey through Moroccan cultural and historical heritage. Our budget, 3-day Merzouga desert trip from Marrakech is organized in small groups of generally like-minded, independent, young travellers who share the same values.
In this exciting and thrilling Sahara desert tour around the eastern half of Morocco you will travel in style in a modern air-conditioned minibus. Our guide will pick you up from your Marrakech hotel at 7.15 a.m. and escort you to the departure point. We will travel over the Atlas Mountain range and descend into the Kasbah at Ait Ben Haddou.
The Kasbah (there are actually six of them within a walled city) is a place of wonder. Lunch on the first day will be taken in the Kasbah at Ait Ben Haddou after the guided tour has finished.
Our next stop on our first day will be at Ouarzazate. We will admire the scenery of a city where several blockbuster movies have been filmed.
In the desert’s gate city we can take stop at a café before venturing on to the Dades Valley. Once here you can relax and unwind at a private guesthouse in Dades with en-suite bathroom and enjoy the culinary delights of a Moroccan evening dinner.
After an early breakfast in the hotel, we will leave the Dades Gorge and head for the Merzouga Sahara Desert where we will spend the night. However, before we arrive there we will visit the city of Tinghir and the Todgha Gorge to explore the fascinating views of the palm grove of the Todgha Valley and the Jewish quarter there. We will continue to the highest point of the gorge for a coffee break and a short walk.
In the afternoon, we will reach the Sahara Desert in Merzouga where we will be welcomed with some mint tea. Then the group will set off on a camel safari through the mysterious, golden dunes of Erg Chebbi to discover the landscape and experience a Saharan sunset. A wonderful dinner awaits you in the Saharan desert camp where you will have a unique overnight stay, enjoying a memorable party with the Berbers drumming and singing around the camp fire and under the shining stars of the Saharan night sky.
Early wake up to watch the sunrise and, after an authentic breakfast, will ride the camels back to meet with your driver. We will then begin our drive back to Marrakech. The first part of the drive will take us through Tazarine – a small Berber village in the Draa valley, a remote area alongside the High Atlas Mountains – and after passing through Agdez we will rejoin the main road to Marrakech. We will once again drive through the highest pass in Morocco, the Tizi n Tichka Pass. You will be returned to your accommodation by the evening. Arrival in Marrakech is expected around 8.00 p.m.
Not included :
3 days duration
Availability : 17
Price: 85 euro