From Marrakech to Marrakech

– 3 DAYS –

3-days tour from Marrakech to the immense dunes of Erg Chebbi, the gateway to the Sahara

Duration: 2 nights 3 days

Start: Marrakech

Arrival: Erg Chebbi

Type: City, moutains, culture, kasbah, oasis, desert, camel ride, camp, stars

Period: All the year

Tour 3 days from Marrakech to the dunes of Erg Chebbi

Journey to discover the south of Morocco in the Atlas mountains, ancient kasbahs, oases and palm groves until you reach the gates of the Sahara in Merzouga

Itinerary

Day 1 Marrakech - Ait Ben Haddou - Ouarzazate - Rose Valley - Boumalne Dades

– 6 hours

You will begin your journey leaving the bustling city of Marrakesh behind you and heading towards the highest pass in the Atlas Mountains: Tizi N’Tichka.
At an impressive altitude of 2,260 metres, this pass offers a stunning vantage point to admire the surrounding landscape made of green forests, towering peaks and endless horizons. You will also be able to see a number of small, traditional Berber villages along the way.
As you make your way back down from the mountains, your second stop will be the enchanting Ait Ben Haddou kasbah. This fortified village was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and it looks as thought it has risen out of the desert.
This location featured in a number of films including The Gladiator, Game of Thrones and Lawrence of Arabia. It is located in the valley of the Ouarzazate river and its fortress provides breathtaking views of the rocky desert that lies at its feet.
Your journey will then continue toward Ouarzazate, the largest Berber city in southern Morocco. It is also known as Africa’s Hollywood due to the many film studios that are based there.
You will spend the first night in Dades Gorges.

Day 2 Boumalne Dades - Todra Gorges - Erfoud - Rissani- Merzouga

– 4 hours

The following morning, after breakfast, you will leave the red Dades Gorges valley and head for the Todgha Gorge. This striking, saffron-coloured split in the rocks extends for hundreds of metres.
You can visit the canyon by car or on foot, taking a leisurely walk along the river it crosses.
You will then continue the journey towards the city of Merzouga. Along this stretch of the road you will see an ever-changing landscape, from the red rocks of the Gorges mountains, to the lush palm forests and the rocky expanse of desert that gradually gives way to rolling hills of sand. Here you will reach the border of the immense Sahara desert.
You will then pass through Erfoud (capital of fossils) and Rissani (famous for its market, which is the largest in southern Morocco).
Once you arrive in Merzouga, you will leave the car and climb onto camels for the last stretch.
After watching the sunset among the dunes, you will be able to enjoy the starry desert sky and a traditional dinner accompanied by Berber music.

Day 3 Merzouga - Draa Valley - Ouarzazate . Atlas - Marrakech

– 9 hours

You will start fresh and early this morning with a splendid sunrise in the desert, followed by breakfast. After that, you’ll ride the camels back to Merzouga.
You will travel through the Draa Valley with its immense palm forests on your way back to Ouarzazate and its famous Taourirt kasbah.
After that, you will once again pass through the Atlas Mountains. You will have the chance to enjoy splendid views as you make your way down to the plains, arriving in Marrakesh in the late afternoon.

Route on the map

A preview of what we will see

Chhose your accomodation

Standard

Enjoy your stay in 3 stars hotel

Deluxe

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Price includes

Private car 4×4 / mini-bus or
Pickup & Dropoff
Fuel
Driver/guide english speaking or french/spanish/italian
Overnight stay in hitel a Boumalne Dades
Overnight stay in the camp in Erg Chebbi

Price NOT incudes

Travel Insurance
Drinks
Tips and personal shopping
Lunches
Entrance Fee (Monuments)

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