3 Days 2 Nights Desert Tour From And Back To Marrakech - Marrakesh

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 3 Days
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    07:00 AM Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this timeTimes are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    we pick you up from your hotel 20 minutes before the departure
    Ports
    Carre Eden, Carré Eden, Av. Mohammed V, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Experience the beauty of the desert on this three day excursion from Marrakesh. Enjoy a camel ride, sand boarding, and more on this guided tour. See the stunning Atlas mountains and At Benhaddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Center.

Highlights

Multi-Day Trip

Breakfast included

Dinner included

Led by a local guide

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Day One (B/D)
Leave Marrakech at 7.00am with your English-speaking guide. Travel towards Ouarzazate in an air-conditioned van. Drive through the Atlas mountains where you will see beautiful landscapes and many authentic Berber villages. Stop at At Benhaddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Center. Visit this 16th century fortified village, a location for Lawrence of Arabia, The Mummy, Gladiator and Prince of Persia. Arrive in Ouarzazat, the capital city of cinema in Africa, in time for lunch. Continue on to the Roses valley and the Road of the Kasbahs following lunch. Reach the Dades Gorges by about 5pm, the perfect defensive location so home of many Berber villages.

Overnight at accommodation in the Dades Gorges area.

Day Two (B/D)
Enjoy breakfast in the hotel. Travel towards the Todgha Valley. Visit the valley and its gorges. Lunch in Tinejdad. Drive to Erfoud, the capital of fossils. See the large sea dunes of Erg Chebbi as you move onto Merzouga by midday. Take an hour long break at the local hotel. Swim or relax at the hotel. Ready yourself for a trek in the desert by camel. Ride the camels to the perfect spot to view the desert sunset. Savor a traditional dinner by campfire at a Nomad camp under the stars. Delight in the vast openess of the sky. Revel in the Berber music around the campfire.

Overnight at nomadic camp.

Day Three (B)
Rise early in the morning to watch a beautiful desert sunrise. Journey back to the hotel in Merzouga by camel. Shower and take breakfast at your hotel before leaving to return to Marrakesh. Reach Marrakech around 7pm.

Inclusions

2x Breakfast

2x Dinner

Accommodation included: 2 nights

A/C van

English speaking tour guide,

First night's accommodation in the hotel with dinner and breakfast

Second night spent in nomad camp in the desert with dinner and breakfast

Camel ride

Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)

Entry/Admission - Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou

Entry/Admission - Dades Gorges

Entry/Admission - Merzouga Desert

Exclusions

Lunch

Gratuities

Security surcharge, payable at the time of tour check-in.

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability

Infant seats available

Children must be accompanied by an adult

May be operated by a multi-lingual guide

Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund

Not wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Near public transportation

Most travelers can participate

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Traveler Reviews

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  • 18-Jul-2022

    I travelled to Marrakech this past weekend with a group of ten other friends and we had no idea what to expect. Mustafa was an incredible tour guide and would absolutely recommend this to anyone traveling not only to Marrakech, but anywhere in Morocco. They have really great packages, show you amazing sights and adventures, and are great guys! From the minute we landed at the airport, everything was planned and taken care of. Our Riad was beautiful, we ate at amazing restaurants, and were really able to see the city, the mountains, and the desert. 100 percent would come back again, stay longer, and do another tour with them 💗.

  • 06-Jul-2022

    Hands down, a trip of a lifetime! We’ve been to 16 countries, and so far this was our favorite! Mustapha was our guide and he was so great! He kept us laughing the whole trip and always had a smile on his face. He made sure the whole trip went smoothly. He was very informative and also gave us time to explore on our own. The hotels they arranged for us were very gorgeous! We totally recommend them along with Mustapha and our driver Abdul! You will feel like royalty with their services! The trip was so easy!

  • 29-Jun-2022

    Went on this tour with a friend and we had an amazing time! Mustapha was very accommodating and made us feel very welcomed. During our tour, we had a few hiccups due to weather and nature issues, but Mustapha was very adaptable in those situations and was able to quickly find other solutions so we could still enjoy our vacation. The hotel (Riad) in Marrakech was beautiful, the food was amazing and the scenery was magnificent! There were two things we wanted more than anything out of this vacation, camel and ATV rides; we got those, plus MORE! I can’t express how grateful we are for Mustapha and Abdullah and their hospitality! If you’re looking for an awesome time, great food, and a knowledge and honest tour, book with Moroccan Tours!

  • 23-Jun-2022

    Yassin and Farid went out of their way to make us feel comfortable. Starting with Farid, who picked us up at the Agadir airport and dropped us off at our Airbnb in Marrakesh. We then met Yassin and the driver, Mohssin, the next day for our 3 day/2 night tour. We were surprised that this was a private tour for our family of five and at a great price. They took us to some fantastic places we would have never thought to stop at such as the UNESCO site in Ourzazate, argan oil coop, rose oil coop, berber clothes, rug shopping, fossil town and so much more. They picked the best places to stop for lunch and hotel to stay in overnight. We were very well taken care of and felt safe during the whole trip. Yassin shared lots of Berber history and culture with us and shared tips on some tourist traps to avoid. They made our kids feel at home and I can't say enough good things about the tour! Thank you again for creating such a wonderful adventure. We will share our experience with our friends and send them your way!

  • 21-Nov-2021

    This was an experience I didn't want to miss. Everything was arranged perfectly. The highlight of the trip was the desert offcourse and seeing the stars while laying in the dunes of the Sahara. Definately recommended!

  • 24-Oct-2021

    They are open and ready for your tour of Morocco! We were picked up right outside our hotel and met up with the rest of the group in Marrakech. No sketchiness. No bad vibes. Very professional. Then, we went on a three day, whirlwind tour of Morocco and it was incredible. Gorges, lost cities, riding camels in the desert, and a night of camping (but actually very upscale glamping) in the dunes. Breakfast and dinner were provided for our three mornings and two nights we stayed with the tour before being dropped off in Fes. They took us right to our hotel. Yasmin and Ishman (sorry for the terrible spelling) were excellent and knowledgeable guides and drivers. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone coming to Morocco and looking to get the most out of their experience.

  • 24-Feb-2020

    I can't say enough praise about Mustapha, Jalil, and Moroccan Nature Trails! The best part of this trip is that I had to do ZERO planning. When we got the quote from them I was shocked to see how reasonable the cost was for all we had planned. When Jalil picked us up from the airport we instantly felt like family and were treated that way the entire trip. We spent 5 full days with Jalil. He was a wonderful driver and host and was constantly telling us about his family, Moroccan traditions, etc. We saw gorges, got to dress up and take pictures in traditional Berber clothing, rode camels to an amazing luxury desert camp, had amazing food, saw goats in trees, visited Essouria, stopped to see baby camels and try camel milk...I could go on and on. What I particularly loved were the special touches. We loved the mint tea and I told Jalil I'd like to buy some. He made sure to stop as his favorite shop along our route so we could get tea and he bought the same tea for his family to bring back. Also, the night we arrived at the desert camp I mentioned it was my husband's birthday (I told him at 6pm). I only mentioned it because I hoped the musicians could sing him happy birthday. By 8pm they not only sang him happy birthday but produced a homemade birthday cake that was amazingly good! It was such a surprise. If ever I go back to Marrakesh I wouldn't hesitate to book with them again!

  • 30-Sep-2019

    We heard nothing but great things about this tour and decided to book due to all of the great reviews. It seemed a little unorganized with our group and because of this, we seemed to always be rushed. Day one began with the tour being 90min late to pick up us from our riad. Fair enough, there are a lot of riads and they apparently got lost. We were put into a van with 14 other people and began our trip. Our driver was a really nice guy, and he tried his best, but unfortunately, his English was quite poor and he was very difficult to understand. Because of this, he didn't offer much information and we were never sure where we were or what the plan was. Day one didn't end until 8pm at our hotel and we only stopped at the UNESCO site and Ouarzazate for lunch. Other than this we had bathroom breaks. We must have driven through other attractions and places, but we weren't ever sure of where we were. Day 2 was much of the same - mostly driving. We did stop at the Gorge for a few minutes which was great, but we also stopped in Tinghir and had a strange tour of the town. I didn't think that was on the itinerary and it seems like an unscheduled forced stop where we spent close to 90min walking around Tinghir with a guide who brought us into a carpet shop. We sat and watched the Berber family demonstrate how they make carpets and then they took us to a room where they displayed carpets in hopes we would buy one. After this they brought us downstairs and showed us all of the jewelry, again hoping our tour would buy something. We were in this shop close to an hour. After this, we were brought back to our van and didn't stop again (besides bathroom breaks) until we got to the desert. Once we got to the desert, my husband and I were separated from the rest of group without an explanation and driven to another spot. We were very confused, but apparently, we paid a little more than everyone else and were going on a different tour. We had no idea. The tour guide didn't know how to explain this to us. This all seemed very rushed. Once we got to where we were going, they rushed us over to the camels without allowing my husband to change out of shorts and put long pants on. After a lot of confusion about what to do with our bags, someone explained to another couple in Italian what was happening, but appeared upset when he realized we didn't speak Italian and asked the Italian couple to translate. Unfortunately, they didn't speak English. The jist, we gathered, was that we were riding camels out to the camp that night, but because we had to meet up with the rest of our group the next morning, we were getting driven back in a car and not able to ride the camels back the next morning. The desert camp was great, I guess we paid for the luxury experience. The food was good and the time around the fire was great. Talking to the group the next day, they stayed in the standard camp and they were not happy with it. Day 3 was as expected and a long drive day. We had always been expecting that. We didn't get back to Marrakech until 9pm. Unfortunately, the A/C in the van was broken the entire time and the drives on day 1 and 2 were very uncomfortable. I don't think I would recommend this trip, it didn't seem worth it. I'm wondering if we were mixed in with other tour companies because we were picking people up and dropping people off throughout the tour.

  • 24-Apr-2019

    There was a lot of driving, but our driver/ tour guide was amazing! So engaging, answered all our questions, and made sure we got good prices on souvenirs. The tour was way more than I expected, we were a small group of 5 plus our wonderful guide. It consisted of myself and my boyfriend from Canada, a couple from France, and a man from the US. It was a great variety which made for great conversations at the dinner table and in the van. I couldn’t get over the landscape of Morocco, you really do see it all. My favourite was the night in the Sahara Desert and the camels were treated very well by the camelmen, there was fantastic music, cats, and the most beautiful display of stars I’ve ever seen. Everyone we came across welcomed us with open arms, and we’re all very nice. It’s a busy 3 days so I’d recommend taking a few days before and after the tour to relax and visit the markets. Amazing tour well worth the money! So many fantastic photos, wish I could post more in my review!

  • 14-Apr-2019

    Our family had an incredible time visiting Morocco, thanks to the exceptional planning of Moroccan Nature Trail. The riad in Marrakech was beautiful, and the hospitality of the hosts there was unsurpassed. Our tour in Marrakech was fascinating, and we learned a great deal from our guide. The desert trip was one of the most memorable experiences our family has ever shared—the camp was gorgeous, the hosts were incredibly kind, and the setting was unbelievably gorgeous. We particularly enjoyed waking up before the sunrise and sand boarding, then drinking coffee and mint tea as the sun peaked over the dunes. After our desert trip, we chose to spend two nights in Essaouira. It was the perfect way to relax and get in some last minute shopping at the Medina there. Moroccan Nature Trail arranged our transportation there, and then got us back to the airport in Marrakech for our departure. Our driver was always incredibly prompt and reliable. I don’t typically use guides when I travel, but I highly recommend not only using a guide, but selecting Moroccan Nature Trail for your Moroccan adventures!

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