Private Sahara Desert 3-day Tour from Marrakesh
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The Sahara can be an inspirational experience at night, with the air being crisp, clean and clear, the stars being so close you can almost touch them and a silence that is deafening. A trip in the Moroccan Sahara desert is definitely an experience everyone should have at least once in their lifetime. It is a journey well worth the effort and you will have fond memories to last forever.
Day 1. Marrakech – Tizi Ntichka pass 2660m – Ait ben Haddou – Roses Valley – Tichka Pass – Dades Valley Gorges
Firstly we cross the spectacular Tizi n' Tichka Pass of the High Atlas mountains. Your first stop will be to visit two Kasbahs, Ait Ben Haddou and Kasbah Telouet. Driving between these two Kasbahs you will have another quick stop to take a look at the Salt Caves. After these stops we will drive onwards passing through many Berber villages, being able to observe the Skoura oasis, Kalaat Mâgouna, groves of spectacular olive trees and barren hillsides that are clustered with Kasbahs and traditional Berber houses. After lunch we will drive further to Valley of the Roses, with beautiful views of the Dades valley also known as the Valley of a Thousand Kasbahs. Overnight in Dades Valley in a hotel with breakfast and dinner included.
Day 2. Dades Valley Gorges – Merzouga – Erg Chebbi – Camel ride – Nomadic Tent
Our destination is Merzouga, along the way we will pass through Tinghir visiting the local palmeries. The next big stop will be to visit Todgha Gorge where you will walk through the gorge having the chance to take in the spectacular canyon. Afterwards we will drive onwards passing through many Berber villages, Erfoud (this is a famous area for fossils, you will have a chance to observe the process of cleaning and polishing the fossils and be able to see the finished products) and Tafilalt oasis eventually reaching Camp Erg Chaabi in Merzouga. Then you will have a camel ride for 1,5 hour to reach the Camp to admire the sunset. Overnight in a camp with breakfast and dinner.
Day 3. Camel Trek back to Merzouga – Ouarzazate – Pass Tichka – Marrakech
Early in the morning, you will wake up to watch the sunrise from the dunes. Then, you will ride back on camels, heading to the hotel. After breakfast, you will set off to the huge palm grove of Tafilalet, passing Rissani and Draa Valley, until you arrive at Ouarzazate. There, you will have lunch and get back to Marrakesh.
Highlights: the High Atlas mountains, Tizi Ntichka pass, Ait ben Haddou, the Roses Valley, Dades Valley Gorges, Merzouga, Erg Chebbi, camel ride, Erfoud, Berber villages, Ouarzazate, Pass Tichka.
Duration: 3 days and 2 nights. Departure: daily. Includes: pick-up and prop-off in your hotel in Marrakesh, private transportation, a local tour leader, 1 night hotel accommodation in Dades Gorges, 1 night accommodation in Merzouga Desert Camp, camel ride, meals according to the program. Optional: soft drinks, water. Minimum 2 people.
Cancellation policy: 100% cancellation fee will be charged if booking is cancelled 2 days or less prior to the event.
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Important to know
Plans are subject to change, and sometimes unexpectedly. So you can cancel your event free of charge 24 hours before the start.
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