Day 1: Marrakech – Ait Benhaddou – Ouarzazate – Soukra – Dades Valley
Welcome to Morocco!
For your first day on this 3 days Marrakech desert tours, we will pick you up from Marrakech (wherever you are in the city) early in the morning, to start traveling through the beaten paths of the Moroccan desert.
But before we do that, we will have to cross the high Atlas Mountains range, which will offer us breathtaking views to be remembered forever. After we drive through the Tizin Tichka Mountain pass, we will get to one of the most interesting monument in the region: the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou.
The Kasbah of Ait ben Haddou is a UNESCO world heritage site, because of its immense historical and cultural value. The Kasbah has actually been used a backdrop for many Hollywood movies such as: Lawrence of Arabia, Gladiator and The Mummy. After some time exploring the Kasbah, we will continue driving to Ouarzazate where we will have lunch then visit the famous Atlas cinema studios museum. Following this, we will leave Ouarzazate then start crossing the road of the thousand Kasbahs and the Skoura palm groves, before finally arriving at the Dades Valley where we will spend this first night of your 3 days Marrakech desert tours.
DAY 2: Dades valley – Todra Gorges – Erfoud – Rissani – Merzouga (Erg Chebbi)
The next morning of this 3 days Marrakech desert tours, you will wake up to the clean and fresh air of the Atlas Mountains, which will encourage to take a stroll out through the Dades Gorges. Then, we will start travelling towards the final destination for today, the Merzouga village.
Along the way, we will drive by mesmerizing valleys, lush greenery, and small Berber villages where we can stop to rest or take photographs. Following this, we will reach the villages of Rissani and Erfoud, which are a strong indicator that we’re made it to Morocco’s desert regions. We will take this opportunity to have a mouthwatering traditional lunch before continuing on to the village of Merzouga: the gateway to the Moroccan desert.
Situated at the edge of the Erg Chebbi dunes, Merzouga is the perfect location for us to begin our camel trekking expedition into the desert. The end destination of the camel trek is a lovely desert camp neatly hidden away between the dunes, where we will spend this night of your 3 days Marrakech desert tours alongside the beats of Berber drums.
DAY 3: Merzouga – Rissani – Agdez – Marrakech (3 days Marrakech desert tours end)
The next day, we will be woken up by the mesmerizing desert sunrise, after which we will camel trek back to Merzouga. Back at the town, you will be able to enjoy breakfast and a warm shower at our hotel. Following this, we will start heading back to Marrakech. On our way there, we will stop by the town of Rissani to have lunch, then continue through the Anti-Atlas to finally get to Marrakech. This is where our 3 days Marrakech desert tours ends.