What to Expect
Sahara desert 3 days tour from Marrakech, Merzouga is ideally situated at 40km from Erfoud. and 40km from Rissani, known for its magical dunes which are the highest in the Moroccan Sahara desert.
We’ll depart from Marrakech at 7:00am by minibus and travel over the Atlas Mountains, cross the Tizi n’Tichka Pass (2260m), the highest mountain road pass in Morocco, where we can enjoy spectacular views of the surroundings areas including the zigzagging road below.
On the way to Ouarzazate, we will visit the fortified and famous Ksars and Kasbahs of Aït Benhaddou. Continuing the onwards to Ouarzazate you’ll see the beauty of Valley of the Roses and Kellat Mgouna. Leaving the main road and driving to Dades Valley we’ll continue through the small city of Tinghir to the magnificent Todra Gorges. From here we will overnight at a quiet hotel/Riad.
After breakfast at the hotel, we’ll visit the Todra Gorges and make our way to Merzouga through several beautiful desert towns; Tinjdad, Erfoud & Rissani.
Before sunset we’ll get ready for the camel trek from Merzouga to Erg Chebbi (2hrs), overnight at the nomadic camp in the heart of the highest dunes in Morocco (150m), enjoy a traditional Berber dinner, perhaps a little entertainment and drum party. You can choose to sleep under the stars or in tents at our desert camp.
Wake up early to enjoy the views of sunrise in the desert, after breakfast, join the camels again to ride back by a different way over the dunes to return to our waiting vehicle in Merzouga. We’ll take the way back through Alnif, Tazzarine and a part of the long Draa valley before arriving to Agdez and then continuing to Marrakech via Ouarzazate and the Tizi n’Tichka pass (2260m). Expected arrival back to Marrakech around 8pm.
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