"Discover the beauty of Morocco"

Desert Trip to Merzouga

A three-day trip to the endless Sahara and the highest sand dunes of Morocco...


Day 1 / Marrakech – Ait Benhaddou – Dades Valley

We start from Marrakech at 7:00 a.m. (pick up in your hotel). On the way we visit the Kasbah of Aït Benhaddou, Ouarzazate and Roses Valley before we reach Dades Valley.

We have a traditional Moroccan dinner and we spend the night in a typical small hotel or auberge with beautiful views of the Dades Valley.

Lodging: auberge/small hotel (double rooms with ensuite bathroom)

Provision: dinner

 

Day 2 / Dades Valley – Todra Gorge – Merzouga – Erg Chebbi

After breakfast in our hotel, we depart for the beautiful Todra Gorge, then continue towards the edge of the desert. Once we reach Merzouga, we set on our camels for a 1.5 hours camel ride among the highest dunes in Morocco. As we reach our nomad camp we have the possibility to admire the sun going down behind the dunes.

After a lovely Berber dinner we can sleep either under the stars or in the tents.

Lodging: nomad camp (shared tents with simple, shared toilet and no bathroom facilities)

Provision: breakfast, dinner

 

Day 3 / Erg Chebbi – Marrakech

We get up very early in the morning to have a view of the sunrise in the desert, then we return back to Merzouga by camel.

After breakfast we start our long drive back to Marrakech over the beautiful ranges of the High Atlas Mountains. We arrive to Marrakech at around 7.30 or 8.00 p.m.

Lodging: -

Provision: breakfast

 

Please note: 

  • In the Sahara there is not much water available and we will have a certain amount of water for cooking and personal use. 
  • In the nomad camp there is only a very simple toilet available and please do not expect shower facilities.

 

 

Duration:

 

  • 3 days (starting at 7 a.m. on day 1 and finishing at around 6 p.m. on day 3)

 

Price: 

 

  • Joining trip: 95 EUR (/person)
  • Private trip: from 195 EUR/person (depending on number of passengers and type of accommodation)
  • Note: to learn about the difference between private and joining trips, please visit here
  • Note: prices of the private tour may vary depending on the service level (e.g. comfort of the hotels). The above prices are for the lowest comfort level (see the above description). If you want more comfortable hotels or finish tour in Fes or any other modification, please contact us 

 

Notes:

 

  • This tour starts every day

  • Language: English

  • You will be picked up in your hotel in Marrakech

  • The price includes:
    • Transport by comfortable minibus and camels in the desert
    • Accommodation: auberge and nomad camp
    • Two breakfasts and two dinners (2B, 2D)
    • Local staff: driver and camel drivers
  • The price does NOT include:
    • Flight ticket to and from Morocco and airport transfers
    • Insurance covering all your adventure activities (obligatory, please bring a copy with you)
    • Meals – except breakfasts and two dinners (allow EUR 10 to 15 for each meal)
    • Soft drinks and personal purchases all over the trip
    • Entrance fee to monuments and optional activities (e.g. hammam)
    • Local guide in Ait Benhaddou (obligatory): EUR 5-10/person
    • Tipping local staff (driver, camel drivers) – not obligatory, only if you are satisfied
  • Note: this trip is also available as a suittailored trip
  • Note: the time of return to Marrakech depends on traffic and other circumstances thus may change. We propose not to plan any urgent programs (e.g. scheduled dinner, bus/train to other cities) for the evening 

 

For booking or for more information please contact us.