The 2 days desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga is perfect for those with limited time in Morocco who want to experience a camel trek and spend a night at a Merzouga desert camp.
Our 2 days trip from Marrakech to the Merzouga desert begins with an early morning pick-up from your Marrakech hotel/riad at 7:00 a.m. to maximize our stops along the way. We’ll head towards the High Atlas mountains, passing through the Tizi N´Tichka pass, with opportunities for breathtaking panoramic views and capturing the charm of small Berber villages in the landscapes.
Next, we continue south to the fortified village (ksar) of Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, famous for its appearance in films like The Mummy, Obelix, Gladiator, The Jewel of the Nile, and Sahara. We’ll stop for photos or a brief visit.
Our private 2 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga takes us past film studios and the Taourirt Kasbah in Ouarzazate, with more quick stops for picturesque views. You’ll have leisure time for lunch in Tinejdad or Touroug, and then we’ll head to the captivating dunes of Erg Chebbi in Merzouga.
At Merzouga, you’ll embark on a 1 to 1.5-hour camel trek to our Berber camp. Before dinner, we’ll catch the mesmerizing sunset from a dune’s summit, perhaps even trying some sandboarding if you’re interested. Afterward, we’ll reach the camp where you’ll be greeted with mint tea, enjoy a delightful dinner, savor traditional Berber drumming music, and sleep in a tent beneath a starry sky.
The following day, after witnessing the sunrise, you’ll have breakfast and a refreshing shower at the camp. Then, we’ll journey back to Marrakech, passing through the arid pre-desertic landscape with its characteristic acacia trees. En route to the Draa Valley, we’ll pause to admire the river’s scenic views—the longest river in Morocco.
Continuing on, we’ll cross the Anti Atlas range and have free time for lunch in Ouarzazate. In the late afternoon/evening, we’ll reach Marrakech, where your 2 days desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga concludes with a transfer to your hotel.
Your 2 days desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga begins with an early morning pickup by your driver at your Marrakech hotel or riad. We’ll then embark on our journey towards the High Atlas mountains, passing through the scenic Tizi N’Tichka pass. Along the way, we’ll make stops to soak in the panoramic vistas and capture the beauty of Berber villages nestled in the landscape.
Our adventure continues to Ait Ben Haddou, a fortified village recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1986. This iconic location has served as the backdrop for many famous films, including Game of Thrones, Gladiator, The Jewel of the Nile, and The Mummy.
We’ll proceed to Ouarzazate, often known as the “Gateway to the Desert,” cherished for its serene ambiance. In Berber, Ouarzazate translates to “noiseless.” During our visit, we’ll explore the remarkable Taourirt Kasbah, one of Morocco’s architectural gems.
Our journey then takes us through the enchanting Rose Valley and the sprawling Skoura palm grove, where countless palm trees and kasbahs dot the landscape. We’ll pause for a delightful lunch along the way, continuing through the Dades and Todra valleys, passing by Tinejdad and Touroug.
Our final destination is the captivating Merzouga desert, where you’ll encounter the mesmerizing dunes of Erg Chebbi. Here, you’ll embark on an unforgettable Camel trek across the golden sands, with a pause to witness the enchanting sunset over the dunes. For adventurous souls, there’s the option to try Sandboarding on the sandy slopes and savor the magical scenery as the sun dips below the horizon.
Following this, we’ll make our way to Berber Camp Merzouga, where you’ll receive a warm welcome with a refreshing glass of mint tea. You can relax until dinner is served, followed by traditional Berber drumming music by the campfire. As the night unfolds, you’ll have the opportunity to stargaze beneath the breathtaking starry sky, retiring to your nomadic tented camp for a peaceful night’s sleep.
While you’re in the desert, don’t miss the chance to see the stunning sunrise. Climb a dune near the camp to witness one of the most amazing sunrises.
After this magical moment, enjoy a tasty breakfast and freshen up with a camp shower. You can then choose to ride camels or take a 4WD transfer back to where you met your driver.
Our journey back to Marrakech follows a different route, showcasing unique landscapes. You’ll see the typical acacia trees along the way. We’ll also stop to admire the views of the Draa Valley, Morocco’s longest river.
Our adventure continues through the Anti-Atlas mountains to Ouarzazate. You’ll have free time for lunch in town. In the afternoon, we’ll head back to Marrakech, dropping you off at your hotel, and concluding our 2 days desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga.
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