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3-Day Sahara Desert To Merzouga From Marrakech

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    What to Expect
    Day 1: Marrakech - Ait Ben Haddou - Ouarzazate - Tinghir

    Your tour will begin at 7:20am from Marrakech and proceed toward to Tinghir . First, you will travel by road and make your first stop in the Ksar of Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Next stop will be in Ouarzazate, "The Door of the Desert" for lunch and exploration. At the end of the day, you will finally reach Tinghir, where you will enjoy a typical Moroccan dinner. Spend your night in a hotel .

    Please note: In the second weekend of May and the last two days, there is the famous Rose Festival, so if you are lucky enough to travel through at this time, you can enjoy it!

    Day 2: Tinghir - Toudra Gorges- Merzouga

    Your second day will begin with a traditional Moroccan breakfast in the hotel before getting ready for the departure to the Saharian village Merzouga, via the Toudra Gorges. On the way, you'll discover many Berber villages and colorful landscapes in the region. When traversing the Todra Gorges, they stand 300meters over the river so be wary when looking down! Lunch will take place on the road, and then you'll reach the city of Erfoud; well-known for their marine fossils that are hundreds of millions of years old. Once it gets close to the evening, you will enjoy a 1.5-hour trip via camels in Merzouga , where you will see the beautiful sunset sink below the sandy dunes. To finish this beautiful day , you will enjoy a good dinner in a campsite under the stars of Merzouga’s dune sky then ambiance music .

    Day 3: Merzouga - Marrakech

    On the third day you will wake up at around 6:00 am to enjoy the sunrise over the dunes of Erg Chebbi , which is certainly the best moment in the desert of Merzouga to take pictures! You will also enjoy a typical Berber breakfast at the camp or hotel . You'll then head back to Marrakech via the incredible  Ouarzazate, and traveling through the eternal Tizi n’Tichka pass and its panoramic views.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Diaffa, 16 Derb Jdid, Marrakech 40030, Morocco

    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Point : Free Hotel and Riad pick up in Marrakech :
    Hotel in Marrakech : Free hotel pick up
    Riad in Marrakech : meeting point will be the nearest access place to your Riad .
    Return point: Tour ends with hotel drop-off
    Departure Time
    7:20 AM
    3 days
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Pick up and drop-off from hotel or riad
    • Accommodation in the hotel Tinghir (Hotel Bougafer or Similar)
    • Accommodation in the desert camp in Merzouga ( Etoile du Dunes or Similar
    • 2 Breakfast ( Hotel & Camp)
    • 2 Dinner ( Hotel & Camp)
    • 2 Hours Camel ride in the sunset in Merzouga
    • Admire sunrise early morning
    • Local guide
    • Local taxes
    • Transport by air-conditioned Minibus ( 8 seats or 17 seats
    • Fuel surcharge
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    • Drinks during the trip
    • Lunch during the trip
    • Gratuities
    • Guide in Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Please enter your phone number and your country code.
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • Bring warm clothes in the winter and good shoes
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 99 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    Reviewed yesterday

    Words cannot begin to describe how awesome this tour was. It was the longest drive ever but was so worth it. Our driver Abdul was the best. He has the nicest demeanor ever. Always laughing and smiling and very considerate. Numerous bathroom breaks were made,...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank jgbklyn
    Reviewed yesterday

    Knowing the amount of things that you will do in this tour, the price is a bargain. The highlight of this tour is, of course, the Saara. You will ride a camel for a long time, and have the opportunity to see both sunrise and...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank miigueltrindade
    Reviewed yesterday via mobile

    We were expecting a good tour but we had a wonderful one!!! So, the Agency Marrakesh Travel Service kept contact with us since Brazil. The first driver got us at Riad in the time proposed, everything was arranged as we expected, the camel ridding was...More

    Thank josealvesdasilva
    Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

    Our trip began in Marrakech, where were picked up by an organized transport. Our driver Lahcen who drove us across Morocco, was great, very caring and helpfull. Most of the trip was really cool - Ait Ben Haddou, the berber village (with a great guide...More

    1  Thank traveling_mandarine
    Reviewed 3 days ago

    The tour included some great stops. There were guides provided in some village stops. Lunches throughout the trip were great and inexpensive. Pros: A grand Moroccan experience. Stops included wool making demonstration, a village commmonly used in movie sets, and a plantation. The desert itself...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank HBhela
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    September 21, 2019|
    Response from victorchavez399 | Reviewed this property |
    You can ask about single room.., as far as veggie food, there is different dishes fir you.
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    September 17, 2019|
    Response from andefka | Reviewed this property |
    It depends I guess, we were 14 people in the van + another van also full. The hotel on day 1 is a private room- double bedroom, as for the tent on day 2- it is a shared one
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