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Desert of Merzouga from Essaouira -small group

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What to Expect

Day 1: Essaouira - Marrakech

Stop At: Jemaa el-Fnaa, 38 Jemaa el-Fna, Rue El Ksour, Marrakech Morocco
Transfer from Essaouira to Marrakech
Duration: 30 minutes

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Night in Riad into Medina

Day 2: Marrakech - Boumale Dades

Stop At: Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou, Douar Ait Ben Haddou, Ait Ben Haddou 45000 Morocco
After the morning pick-up at your accommodation in Marrakech, you will head to the depths of the high Atlas mountains in an air-conditioned minivan to begin your excursion. Travel along the Tizi-n-Tichka pass and rural Berber villages, where shepherds take advantage of their power as they have for thousands of years. First, visit Kasbah Aït Ben Haddou, a World Heritage Site of UNESCO, where locals have gathered to socialize and trade for centuries. Soak up the atmosphere at your own pace, then head to Ouarzazate for lunch in a cafeteria (not included in the price). Maybe you can visit Taourirte Kasbah, a popular meeting place for people from the valleys Atlas, Drâa and Dadès. In the afternoon, you will go with your guide to the oasis in Skoura. Take a break to admire the lush vegetation, green palm trees that rise like a mirage in the dry desert, then follow the river Dades along deep gorges, where the ruins of ancient kasbahs are among the traditional Berber villages. You will arrive at Boumalne du Dadès in the afternoon, where your dinner and accommodation await you. Night: Riad des Vieilles Charrues (or similar) in Boumalne du Dadès. Meals included: dinner
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Dinner
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Hotel

Day 3: Dades - Desert

Stop At: Gargantas del Todra, Tinghir, Tinerhir 45800 Morocco
After breakfast at the hotel, board a minivan and travel the famous "1000 Kasbahs Road" to the nearby Tinghir. Take a walk through the oasis in the imposing Todra Gorge, where a deep crevice in orange limestone offers spectacular views and then sit down to have lunch at your own pace (not included in the price) in one of the local cafes. In the afternoon, visit the holy city of Rissani, the birthplace of the current royal family of Morocco and the former capital of the Tafilalt region. Continue to Merzouga, a small town nestled on the edge of the Sahara desert. Meet with your caravan of camels and, with the sun moving through the night sky, depart towards Erg Chebbi and his camp in the heart of the desert. With the traditional music of the local nomads to entertain you, enjoy a dinner and an evening under the stars before going to sleep. Night: camp in the Sahara desert. Meals included: breakfast and dinner
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Hotel

Day 4: Desert - Marrakech

Stop At: Musee Theatre Memoire de Ouarzazate, 10 Route Nationale Skoura, Ouarzazate 45000 Morocco
After an early morning walk before breakfast to enjoy the sunrise between the dunes (optional), return to your camel to Merzouga and meet with your driver for the start of your trip back to Marrakech Make a stop for lunch in Ouarzazate (not included in the price), then head towards the spectacular landscape of the high Atlas mountains. Return to your accommodation in Marrakech in the afternoon to end your visit. Meals included: breakfast After your trip back to Merzouga on day 3, you will have the opportunity to take a shower and cool off in a private room at the hotel.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Aeroport Essaouira
Departure Time
4:30 PM
4 days
  • 3x Breakfast
  • 3x Dinner
  • Accommodation included: 3 nights
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • TripAdvisor Experiences brokerage fee
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • Hotel drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Excess luggage charges (where applicable)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Jemaa el-Fnaa
  • Entry/Admission - Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou
  • Entry/Admission - Gargantas del Todra
  • Entry/Admission - Musee Theatre Memoire de Ouarzazate
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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