Merzouga is ideally situated at 40km from Erfoud and 40km from Rissani, known by for its magical dunes in which are the highest in the Moroccan Sahara desert. Within the last few years it has become one of the most visited places in southern Morocco combined with tours around the high Atlas Mountains and the imperial cities. Sahara tours allow travelers to see stunning sun sets and sunrises by camel, enjoy a magnificent display of the stars in the night sky and experience the amazing hospitality, cooking and traditional way of life of the local Berber people.
Marrakech – Ait Benhaddou – Ouarzazate – Dades Valley
Pick up from Marrakech at 8am, 2 hours drive via the Tizi N’Tichka pass, stops along the way for pictures, a visit to Telouet and it’s ancient 17th century Kasbah, lunch at a peaceful oasis with a Berber Folklore show, an hour and a half drive to Ait Benhadou Kasbah (11th century Kasbah, UNESCO World Heritage Site), a visit to the Atlas Studio, hotel overnight in Ouarzazate.
Ouarzazat – Draa River – Alnif – Merzouga – Gnoua Village – Erg Chebbi
Breakfast at the hotel, pick up at 9:00am, scenic 2 hour drive along the Drâa River, one of the longest rivers in Morocco, stops at some beautiful adobe Kasbahs and Berber villages en route, enjoy the enchanting Draa Valley, and lunch in Alnif. Two hours drive to Merzouga, Stop along the great sand dunes of Erg Chebbi, a visit to the Gnoua people, two hour camel ride through the dunes, overnight under the stars or in a traditional Berber tent.
Erg Chebbi – Todra Valley – Dades Gorge
Breakfast at the camp, pick up at 9:00am, drive to Todra Valley and the Todra Gorge lunch at the spot, stops along the Dades Valley, the Monkey Fingers Valley and the Dades Gorge, hotel overnight.
Dades Gorge – Valley of the Roses – Skoura Oasis – Taourirt Kasbah – Ouarzazat – Tizi N’Tichka – Marrakech
Breakfast at the hotel, pick up at 9:00am, drive via the Thousand Kasbah route, the Valley of the Roses, a visit to Skoura Oasis with it’s authentic 17th century Kasbah, a visit to Taourirt Kasbah (the former residence of the Glaoui), lunch in Ouarzazat, 4 hour drive via the Tizi N’Tichka pass with stops for photos and breaks when requested, back to Marrakech by the evening.
Included in this trips
4×4 / mini-bus with english speaking driver
1 night in a hotel at Dades gorges with dinner & breakfast
1 overnight camping on the Dunes with dinner & breakfast
1 night in a hotel at Ait Benhaddou with dinner & breakfast