Explore the Sahara Desert in Style on a 3 Day Tour from Marrakech
3-Day Desert Tour From Marrakech
Are you looking for a desert adventure like no other? Look no further than the 3-day desert tour from Marrakech! On this action-packed journey, you‘ll experience a unique insight into the culture of one of the world‘s most captivating regions. From a camel trek across the desert to a night spent beneath the stars, this tour delivers an unforgettable experience. As you wind your way through the dunes, you‘ll encounter Berber villages, explore breathtaking canyons and dine with locals. This is your chance to explore the beauty of the Sahara Desert and the vibrant culture of Morocco in an exciting three–day excursion. With its incredible scenery and thrilling activities, the 3-day desert tour from Marrakech is sure to be an unforgettable and enriching experience.
3-Day Desert Tour From Marrakech Itinerary
Day 1 :Take a trip from Marrakech, then to Ait Ben Haddou, then to Ouarzazate, and finally to the Dades Gorges.
Start your journey with an early morning car ride from Marrakech to Ait Ben Haddou. Situated near the foothills of the High Atlas Mountains, Ait Ben Haddou is an old fortified city that is both a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the backdrop for numerous movies. As you explore, you‘ll find ancient kasbahs, traditional architecture and beautifully decorated streets – it‘s here you can enjoy delicious authentic Moroccan cuisine and local markets selling handmade trinkets.
Next, take the winding road along the picturesque Souss Valley and make your way to Ouarzazate, taking in the stunning views as you drive. From Ouarzazate, continue your journey to the Dades Gorges, located in the province of Zagora. Offering stunning views, here you can enjoy the breathtaking natural scenery, fragrant orange, and almond trees, and local wildlife. Explore the rocky banks of the Dades River, wander through the deep gorges, and trek up the nearby mountain peaks. Admire the beautiful fortresses and imposing kasbahs built over the river, or cool down with a swim in one of the many deep rock pools. End your day with an overnight stay in Dades Gorges.
Day 2 : Explore the Dades Gorges, traverse the Toudra Gorges, and end the day in the Merzouga Dunes (Erg Echabbi).
Start your morning at the Dades Gorges with a cup of sweet, milky tea, before continuing your journey to the Toudra Gorges. Resembling something straight out of a Arabian tale, these spectacular cliffs and steep ravines offer some of the most breathtaking views in the region. Here you can explore a series of palm–shaded oases, enjoy some light trekking, or take a camel ride through the sand dunes. From the Toudra Gorges, make your way to Merzouga Dunes, also known as Erg Echabbi. Also known as the gateway to the Sahara Desert, here you can enjoy some of the best stargazing in North Africa, as well as taking in the breath-taking sunsets. Spend the night at a local camp in the Sahara and enjoy an unforgettable experience under the stars. You can also explore the small villages in the region, meeting local people and learning about their culture and way of life.
Day 3 : Venture to Erg Chebbi, proceed to Tazarine, stop in Agdez, and finish the journey in Marrakech.
Begin your last day with a camel ride through the incredible sand dunes of Erg Chebbi. As you walk through the golden sands and admire the many rocky outcrops, you‘ll be amazed by the vastness and beauty of this incredibly unique landscape.
Once you have explored Erg Chebbi, make your way to Tazzarine, a small town located on the edge of the Sahara Desert. Here you can enjoy some of the best views of the desert and its surrounding oases, as well as discover the town’s hidden gems, such as its ancient mosques and delightful cafes.
Next, head to Agdez, an old Berber city that is home to some famous ruins including the impressive Agdez Mosque. Stop here for some Souk shopping before continuing your journey back to Marrakech. On the way, you’ll be able to admire the picturesque scenery of the Tizi N’Tichka pass, before finally arriving back in Marrakech and ending your amazing journey.
Good to know About Your Tour
- Explore the Dades Gorges
- Traverse the Toudra Gorges
- Overnight stay in the Merzouga Dunes (Erg Echabbi)
- Camel ride through the sand dunes of Erg Chebbi
- Explore Tazzarine, a small town located on the edge of the Sahara Desert
- Discover Agdez’s ancient mosques
- Enjoy some Souk shopping in Agdez
- Admire the picturesque scenery of the Tizi N’Tichka pass
- Experience the charm of the Berber nomadic lifestyle
- Accommodation for 2 nights
- Car rental for Marrakech to Ait Ben Haddou
- Meals in oases and local villages
- Transfers between destinations
- Camel ride in Erg Chebbi
- Personal expenses such as souvenirs, tipping, and alcohol
- Entrance fees to local attractions
- Travel Insurance
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