3 days Marrakech to desert
You are in Marrakech and want to get to the dunes of Merzouga without any hassle? You want to spend a night under a million stars? You want to visit Ait Ben Haddou and the spectacular Dades gorge on the way?
Then this tour is for you!
We leave Marrakech in the morning. Enjoy the drive through the Atlas Mountains, passing Berber villages and amazing views with a few photo stops on the way. Your driver will drop you off in Ait Ben Haddou for a short exploration of this UNESCO world heritage site. You might recognise it from movies like Gladiator or The Mummy or the TV show Game of Thrones.
Lunch will be served in the garden of a wonderful Riad in Ouarzazate before continuing through the valley of the roses to Boumalne Dades. After a drive through the gorge you will spend the night in town.
In the morning, after breakfast and a nice hot shower in your hotel, you will discover the spectacular Todra gorge, only an hours drive away. From here you continue the drive towards the dunes of Merzouga, passing through towns and villages with a lunch stop along the way.
In Merzouga you can leave your luggage in a hotel and only take what you need for the night in the desert camp. You will ride a camel into the dunes, with the choice to dismount and climb up the biggest dune for the sunset. It is an awesome spot for gorgeous sunset photos, so make sure to bring your camera!
Once the sun is gone, the ride continues to the camp for dinner, campfire music and a night under a million stars.
You can choose to climb the dunes again for a view of the rising sun before returning to Merzouga on camel back. Enjoy a quick shower in the hotel before breakfast. Then you are heading back on the road to Marrakech. Taking a different route will offer you lots of new views along the way. In Ouarzazate you have the option to visit the movie studios (not included). After passing the Atlas Mountains again, you will be dropped off at or close to your accommodation in Marrakech.
What is included:
1 night in a hotel in Dades incl. dinner and breakfast
1 night in a camp in the dunes incl. dinner and breakfast
Hotel pick up and drop off (or closest accessible point in the medina)
Private car with English, Spanish or French speaking licensed driver
Optional visit to film studios in Ouarzazate
Tips for driver, camel guide
To book, please fill out the contact form giving us information on which tour you wish to book, number of people, preferred date and the name of your accommodation in Marrakech. Or, give us a call +212 659228462.