Merzouga is a small town out at the edge of Erg Chebbi in the Sahara Desert. This town is just twenty km away from the Algeria border where the paved road comes to an end, and an amazing Sahara Desert dunes start is one of the most common points of Bivouacs and Moroccan Camel treks. The three-day desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga is one of the most popular Morocco desert tours.
Departures from Marrakech occur daily. This Marrakech to Merzouga tour is organized with many sites, making your tour interesting as you’ll be undergoing one scenery after another. The incredible change of landscape is remarkable: From the Haouz flats near Marrakech to several oases and valleys including High Atlas Mountains, Hight peaks, rocky plateaus, and the exciting Erg Chebbi dunes. So if you’d like to discover the deepest of Moroccan desert, this is the best trip for you
Pick up at 8
>Departure starts with the pick up at 08:00 am, and you will start 3 days desert trip from Marrakech Merzouga desert, across the Tizi-n-Tichka Atlas pass, with far-reaching views over the mountains, to the fabulous High Atlas Berber villages. followed by visit the UNESCO World Heritage site and have lunch at one of the restaurants at the foothills of the Kasbah, then we proceed to Dades gorges through Skoura and rose valley, you will spend the night in a traditional kasbah in Dades Gorges.
After breakfast, Our three day Moroccan Desert trip to Merzouga continues to travel out along the famous ‘Road of 1000 Kasbahs’ to nearby Tinghir. Walkthrough the oasis to the impressive Todra Gorge, where a deep crevasse in the orange limestone provides panoramic views, then sit down to lunch at your leisure (own expense) in one of the local cafes. In the afternoon, visit the holy town of Rissani — the birthplace of Morocco’s ruling royal family and the age-old capital of the Tafilalt region. Continue on to Merzouga, a small village sitting on the borders of the Sahara Desert. Meet your camel caravan and, with the sun slowly moving across the afternoon sky, set off toward Erg Chebbi and your camp in the heart of the desert. With traditional music from local nomads to entertain you, enjoy dinner and an evening under the stars before retiring to bed.
Early-morning of the last day of our tour from Marrakech to Merzouga stroll before breakfast to enjoy sunrise among the sand dunes (optional), ride your camel back to Merzouga and meet your driver for the start of your return journey to Marrakech. Stop for lunch in Ouarzazate, then head onward through the spectacular scenery of the High Atlas Mountains. Arrive back at your Marrakech accommodation in the mid-evening to conclude your tour.
We had a 3 days desert trip to Merzouga from Marrakech . We decided to do the private tour, instaed of group tour because, we were first time travellers and did not want to be rushed. We were picked up by our lovely guide from hotel. We crossed High Atlas Mountains to Ait ben haddou kasbah, UNESCO world heritage site. It was amazing place to see along the way to Sahara desert. The guide at the beginning was very informative. He is also extremely knowledgeable and passionate about his country and we have come away with a much deeper understanding and appreciation of Moroccan culture and history. We also had our camel ride through the Erg Chebbi dunes of Merzouga, together with our camel shepherd Med. The food is amazing, the colors of the landscape, the towns, the food, the art work, the desert the sky everything is just breathtaking (especially the Sahara!). The camel ride and the sandboarding in the dunes, flawless!