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The 3-day excursion from Marrakech to Merzouga Desert is unparalleled in its memorable and thrilling experience. This Sahara desert journey is truly unique, from the breathtaking view of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains to the fascinating oases and Todra Gorges and ending with dinner under a star-lit sky accompanied by Berber music and drums.
During the 3-day excursion to the Merzouga Desert, you will visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ait Ben Haddou, renowned for its appearance in several famous Hollywood movies. You will cross the longest valley in Morocco, the Draa Valley, and explore its magnificent palm groves and countless Kasbahs. Moreover, you will have the exhilarating sensation of witnessing the sunrise and sunset while riding a camel. You will discover that the desert excursions from Marrakech to Erg Chebbi Desert are nothing short of a perfect desert experience.
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Your private Marrakech to Merzouga desert tour will begin around 8 in the morning from your Riad or hotel. You'll embark on an exciting journey through the High Atlas Mountains, stopping at the Telouet Kasbah, where you'll be amazed by the magnificent traditional interior decoration of this Kasbah.
From here, we continue our excursion to the Merzouga desert, passing through the stunning Ounila Valley and exploring Berber villages, gardens, and Kasbahs. After a delicious lunch, you can visit the famous UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ait Ben Haddou, the most renowned Kasbah in Morocco. Passing through Ouarzazate, we head to the Skoura Oasis to explore the famous Amridil Kasbah.
Next, we will pass through Kalaa Mgouna and the Valley of Roses, where you can see and possibly purchase locally-produced cosmetic products made with Damascus roses. The first day of the Marrakech desert excursion will conclude with an overnight stay at a hotel in the Dades Valley.
After breakfast, the day starts with a drive to the charming oasis of Tinghir. We will take a refreshing walk along the banks of the Todra River. At the Todra Gorges, you can explore the beautiful towering cliff canyons and enjoy a delicious lunch before continuing your journey to Merzouga.
On the way to Merzouga, you will pass through the Ziz Valley and the cities of Erfoud, known for its magnificent artifacts. Your camel train awaits you at Erg Chebbi. Riding a camel, you will explore the dunes of Erg Chebbi and experience the exhilarating sight of the changing colors of the sand as the sun sets.
You will arrive at your desert camp before dusk, where you will have the opportunity to experience the serenity of the desert on a nearby dune. After a delicious dinner under the starry sky, you will be entertained by nomads with drums and music around a campfire. You can also enjoy an extraordinary view of shooting stars before retiring to your desert tent in the Sahara.
On the third day of the private desert excursion, your adventure starts by waking up before dawn to witness the captivating sunrise as you take a camel ride. On the way back to Marrakech, you will head to the Draa Valley, passing through the Saghro Mountains and marveling at the stunning volcanic landscapes. Upon reaching the village of Nkob, you can have lunch overlooking the beautiful mountains or choose to have it later in Ouarzazate.
Heading towards Tansikht, along the banks of the Draa River, you will explore magnificent palm groves and numerous ancient kasbahs. As you approach the top of the Draa Valley, you will reach the oldest Kasbah, Kasbah Tamnougalte, and get an incredible view of the watchtowers in the mountains by the river.
Once in Ouarzazate, you can spend some time at the film studios before continuing your journey through the High Atlas Mountains and the Tizi N'tichka Pass. Your 3-day private Marrakech to Merzouga desert excursion will conclude as we drop you off at your Riad or hotel in Marrakech.