3 Days Desert Tour From Marrakech To Merzouga Désert And World Heritage Kasbah - Marrakesh

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 3 Days
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    07:45 AM Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.Hotel pickups commence prior to this time
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    pick up from marrakech hotels hostels riads appartments....
    Airports
    Menara Airport, Marrakech 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

Head to the famous dunes of Merzouga where the horizon has no limits! This small group tour start from Marrakech and continues to the south side of Morocco for 3 days and 2 nights with half board breakfast and dinner. You will visit some of the most interesting sites in Morocco, such as Ait Benhaddou Kasbah, including the magnificent Dades and Erg Chebbi sand dunes,a ride with camelsis scheduled to join your camp among the dunes

Highlights

  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
  • Breakfast included
  • Hotel pickup included
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
  • Small-group tour by minibus

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Itinerary

Day 1: From Marrakech To Dades Valley Via Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou and Ouarzazate

Pass By: Dades Gorge, Ifrane Atlas Saghir, Meknes-Tafilalet Region
Day 1: Night and Half board (D)
Leave Marrakech, and follow a well-maintained road to the High Atlas mountains. After about an hour, the road starts to wind its way along one of the most scenic roads in Morocco across a landscape of terraced wheat fields, cacti, waving palm trees and endless views. As the road begins to descend, the scenery changes drastically as suddenly as you enter a desert-like area. Soon, the imposing Kasbah At Benhaddou will loom up like a mirage. A kasbah is a kind of citadel, composed of high-walled buildings of clay mixed with straw; historically used to shelter to entire village communities. At the gate to the Kasbah a small entrance fee (about 1) will be required. At the top of the Kasbah, there is a fantastic view across the surrounding countryside and of the citadel itself giving you the sense of entering a medieval world with a warren of narrow lanes. After lunch, set-off on again and drive through the fertile valley to Dades Gorges. Encounter bright green palm valleys and rugged mountain peaks in all shapes and colours alternated by small traditional villages and breath-taking views. From here, there is another 40 minutes drive passing wonderful colorful rock formations. When the cliffs begin to get narrower enter a kind of gorge reaching your destination a small, scenic mountain hotel. Moments later you will be greeted by the friendly owner.


Stop At: Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou, Ait Ben Haddou, Souss-Massa-Draa Region
Soon, the imposing Kasbah At Benhaddou will loom up like a mirage. A kasbah is a kind of citadel, composed of high-walled buildings of clay mixed with straw; historically used to shelter to entire village communities. At the top of the Kasbah, there is a fantastic view across the surrounding countryside and of the citadel itself giving you the sense of entering a medieval world with a warren of narrow lanes. the fortified city of Ait Ben Haddou is an UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987 With many things to do along the way, great for people who don't mind a little hike to see some exquisite views. Beautiful villages and towns scattered all around
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Stop At: Dades Gorge, Ifrane Atlas Saghir, Meknes-Tafilalet Region
After lunch, you'll set off on your tour again and drive through the fertile valley to Dades Gorges . If you thought the road from Marrakech was beautiful, then wait till you see this. Bizarre rock formations, bright green palm valleys and rugged mountain peaks in all shapes and colours alternated by small traditional villages and breathtaking views. After 2 hour youll pass a restaurant (Panoramic), with an outdoor terrace overlooking the valley and the colourful cliffs. Its a nice place to stop off for a cup of coffee or mint tea. From here, its another 40 minutes drive past yet more weird but wonderful colourful rock formations. When the cliffs begin to get narrower and you enter a kind of gorge, youll know youve nearly reached your small mountain hotel. Moments later youre greeted by the friendly owner night and dinner in hotel (Kasbah La Gazelle) or similar.
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:
Dinner
Accommodation included: overnight at Auberge la Gazelle or similar kasbah Hotel

Day 2: From Dades gorges to Merzouga desert via 1001 Kasbah Roads, and Tinghir

Stop At: Merzouga Desert, Merzouga, Meknes-Tafilalet Region
Day 2: Night and Half board (B,D)
After breakfast, start your journey driving through the edges of the Sahara Desert and pass through scattered Berber villages along the way towards the Erg Chebbi desert at Merzouga. Perched on a trusty camel, you will softly plod into the sea of golden sand dunes as experienced camel-drivers lead the way to our camp in the desert. Once at the camp, you will enjoy a delicious dinner and will spend a night camping out and sleep under an incredible canopy of stars.

Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:
Breakfast
Dinner
Accommodation included: overnight in our desert camp

Day 3: From Merzouga Desert To Marrakech via Ouarzazat & Kasbah Taourirt

Stop At: Taourirt Kasbah, Ouarzazate, Souss-Massa-Draa Region
Day 3: (B)
Witness an amazing sunrise over the dunes in the Sahara Desert one of the most memorable moments of this trip. After breakfast go back on the camels heading to Merzouga. Then ride back to Marrakech via the city of Ouarazazate where you'll have time for lunch and a visit to the famous Taourirt Kasbah.
Duration: 3 hours

Pass By: Western High Atlas National Park
Continue to Marrakech, crossing the High Atlas mountains and Berber villages.

Stop At: Jemaa el-Fna
Arrival in the evening and then be dropped-off at a central location in Marrakech.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.

Inclusions

2x Breakfast

2x Dinner

Accommodation included: 2 nights

Driver/guide

Transport by air-conditioned minivan

Camel trekking in the desert

Hotel/port pickup and drop-off

2 nights Half-Board Accommodation

Entry/Admission - High Atlas Mountains

Entry/Admission - Dades Gorges

Entry/Admission - Merzouga Desert

Entry/Admission - Jemaa el-Fnaa

Exclusions

Entry/Admission - Taourirt Kasbah

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required

Not wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Near public transportation

Infant seats available

Most travelers can participate

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Regular temperature checks for staff

Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

COVID-19 vaccination required for guides

Traveler Reviews

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  • 18-Jun-2022

    3 days from Marrakech to the desert of merzouga, this 3 days tour give us the opportunity to explore the real Morocco …. mountains and desert which constitute 2/3 of Morocco, Marrakech is certainly a beautiful city but southern morocco hides so many beautiful things too

  • 10-Jul-2021

    The manager is very kind and helpful, l He treated us royally and he satisfied all our request, also organised a super and experience with a unforgettable night in the Merzouga desert ( we visited Ait ben Haddou Village, Ouarzazat, Dades And Todgha Gorges, Taourirt kasbah and many other beautiful places…) Accommodations were very big and clean, also the common area. Excellent value for money!! We absolutely recommended this agency !

  • 06-Jul-2021

    Very calm and friendly staff, always want to help you, on our trip through Morocco we stayed 2 nights in the desert. Our driver speaks English and is super friendly and helpful! They organised for us the tour through the desert and it was breathtaking. Accommodations were warm and clean, and you can see the milkyway from the balcony. The breakfast was plenty and good, and dinners were the best morrocan home made food we had on the trip (no menu, but rather a different set of dishes on each day). Overall it was a great experience which we can only recommend.

  • 29-May-2021

    Experience exceptionnelle dans le désert de Merzouga, les trois jours du circuit sont pleins de surprises et découvertes, je tiens à vous remercier pour votre disponibilité et gentillesse

  • 07-May-2021

    We had an amazing time with Adil Jawad and Brahim, wonderful experience in Merzouga Sahara desert...not to be missed

  • 02-Feb-2021

    Nous sommes partis en janvier 2021. En raison de la situation sanitaire, nous avons fait une excursion privée, donc rien qu'à 2 accompagnés de notre chauffeur Jaouad. Tout s'est très bien passé, nous avons passés 3 excellents jours. Jaouad était très gentil, et a même un peu adapté le programme selon nos souhaits, nous donnant la possibilité de visiter les studios de cinéma de Ouarzazate lors du dernier jour (visite que nous recommandons d'ailleurs pour les amateurs de cinéma). Mention spéciale pour Brahim qui a été très gentil, et a pris de nos nouvelles tout au long du séjour et même après! Nous avions avons passés des heures sur Tripadvisor à chercher une bonne agence puisqu'ils y en a de nombreuses qui proposent ce circuit. Je recommande à 100% celle-ci PS: attendez vous à beaucoup de route le dernier jour, mais cela en vaut le coup aux vues des paysages magnifiques que vous verrez dans le désert de Merzouga ! :)

  • 24-Mar-2020

    After reading reviews of different tour companies, I decided to book the 2 nights Sahara tour with Audax Events, and I'm so glad I did it! The first day Jawad, who was the man of the company in charge of organising the trip, picked me up very punctually from the hostel. Jawad is a super friendly and kind man. He texted me often during my trip just to check if everything was fine. He really cares about his customers' happiness and I felt he was like a friend. Our van was comfortable and the drivers were good and drove very carefully. The first day we visited Ben Ait Haddou with a great guide. The first night a part of the group slept in Auberge Atlas Dades, a beautiful place with very kind staff and amazing food. The second day we visited Tinghir and Gorges Dades with Ahmad, the funniest guide I've ever come across and who can speak several languages fluently. We arrived at the riad Dar Tafouyte in Merzouga to leave our bags. We (just 4 tourists, it was amazing!) rode a camel to the camp. There we were just 9 tourists along with the Berber guys from Dar Tafouyte and the camp, who played drums for us. The group was so small I felt it like a family and I made friends with the Berbers really quickly. I had an awesome night chilling in the dunes with them. Our tent in the camp was really nice and cozy, and the beds had a lot of blankets to keep you warm. The third day, we got back on the camel to the riad Dar Tafouyte to pick up our bags and go back to Marrakesh. I was loving my time there so much that I made a last-minute decision. I decided to spend one day and night at Dar Tafouyte, which is a stunning riad, with the friendliest and most helpful staff ever and amazing food. This meant that I had to tell Jawad that I wouldn't be taking the van that day, but the next day. I know maybe this made things difficult for him, as I was trying to change the plan I had paid for. In the end, I agreed to pay a bit more to change my date of return, which I think is fair. All in all, this tour was my best trip of Morocco! I don't usually write really long reviews, but I think that when people do their job well it has to be praised and recognised! I can't thank enough Jawad and his team, and all the friendly staff and guides we met! I wanna go back to Morocco and if I do, I'll book my trip with them again!

  • 21-Mar-2020

    Die Tour war sehr entspannt. Aufgrund der Coronakrise waren nur sehr wenige Touristen in der Wüste und unserem Lager anzutreffen. Dadurch hatten wir einen Guide für uns alleine. Diät hat sich sehr viel Zeit für uns genommen und ist auf all unsere Bedürfnisse (z.B Fotoshooting, Trommeln...) eingegangen ist. Das Highlight der Wüstentour war es mit dem Kamel in den Sonnenaufgang zu reiten und am Abend zuvor Sterne zu betrachten. Es war sehr schade, dass wir von unserer Busgruppe getrennt wurden...

  • 10-Feb-2020

    I loved the trip! Was cool and very professional,They make sure that everything is going well. Food was good and the hotels too!

  • 27-Jan-2020

    Comfort! Nice and clean car. Drive spoke English very well. Very easy to communicate thru Whatsapp. Respond fast and provide all the details. Highly recommend it.

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