3 Days Marrakech To Merzouga Itinerary
Day 1 – Marrakech – Ait Benhaddou – Dades Gorge
This morning after breakfast we set off in a comfortable private A/C Vehicle; for our circular 4 days Marrakech Desert Tour journey through the Saharan landscapes of both the Hamada (stone desert) and Erg (dune desert). Our first visits include Ait Benhaddou, Ouarzazate&SkouraPalmerie, where an ancient Kasbah once held treasures of the silk route in desert oasis terrain, followed by a visit to the spectacular Todra Gorge where steep walls hundreds of feet high tower above. A relaxing and highly scenic tour day with stunning views of this mystical land. Cozy accommodation in a comfortable hotel with optional ‘Hammam’ bathhouse experience this evening. Overnight in a Hotel.
Day 2 – Dades Gorge – Todgha Gorge – Erg Chebbi dunes
Day 2 of our Saharan exploration as we make our way through the far reaches of Morocco’s eastern perimeter to within 20km of Algeria’s border where we encounter the magnificent Erg Chebbi dune landscape. Morocco’s most famous Saharan dune is just breathtaking and transforming to the soul. On foot or camelback, you have the option to travel into the remote dunes until our Nomadic style camp hidden in the dunes. An evening sunset climb to one of the higher dunes is customarily followed by dinner and perhaps a campfire experience and Berber songs and storytelling can be arranged. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included. Accommodation in a desert camp.
Day 3 – Merzouga – Ouarzazate – Marrakech
Early in the morning, enjoy the sunrise from the dunes of Erg Chebbi at 20 km away of Algeria, breakfast in the camp and camel ride back or walk with the caravan to the hotel at the dunes line for a shower. We drive afterward across acacia tree savannas along the black stone desert, toilet and drinks break in Alnifa small Saharan town in southeast of Morocco, drive to Draa valley, the longest and most preserved palm valleys of Morocco, famous for being the Jewish center for 1000 of years we reach Agdez dates market used to be the caravan Carrefour for nomadic Berber tribes and, then we head north to Ouarzazate after crossing the Anti-Atlas Mountains, continue to Marrakech by Tizi n Tichka pass. Overnight in Marrakech after a long day drive.