3 days desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga
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The 3 days from Marrakech to Merzouga itinerary is one of our most booked tours. In general, our fabulous 3-day tour will start from Marrakech, the famous and busiest cities in Morocco, heading to discover the desert. However, on our way, we will be passing by a lot of beautiful destinations that will definitely amaze you. Among some of the main places that we will visit, there is the Kasbahs of Ait Benhaddou, the fortified village. Besides, Ouarzazate, where we will go and visit the Atlas Studios. Merzouga desert, where you will ride the camels and spend the night in a Berber camp. Finally, after spending the night in the desert we will take a different way back to Marrakech where the tour ends.
3 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga desert itinerary:
Day 1 : Marrakech - Ait Benhaddou – Ouarzazate – Boumalne Dades:
Our joyful 3 days desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga will start by picking you up from your Accommodation or a certain meeting point. First of all, you will be traveling through one of the famous mountain ranges in the world, The Atlas Mountains range. The first attraction that you will be exploring is the pass of Tizi nTichka (2260m), where we would stop and go visit some cooperatives of the Argan oil. Then, we will continue our way heading to visit a UNESCO world heritage site, Ait Benhaddou, a place that is famous for being a good spot for shooting movies with its unique towers and clay architecture. We will stop by this place to relax and discover it.
The 3 days from Marrakech to Merzouga continues, this time we will take you to have lunch in one of the best restaurants in Ouarzazate. This latter is a bit similar to the last one. The Ouallywood of Morocco has the Atlas Studios where they make movies and rent the materials for that. Many famous series and movies have been shot in this city and Game Of Thrones, Prison Break are the best examples. After exploring the Atlas Studios, we will drive to Boumalne Dades where we will spend the night in Dades Gorges.
Day 2 : Gorges Dades – Tinghir – Tinjedad - Merzouga:
Today, the second day of our 3 days desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga will take you to visit and do one of the best highlights in Morocco. But before that, on the way, we will take you to see some beautiful attractions. First of all, we will go to visit the Telouat valley. Then, we will go to explore Toudgha one of the best and unique places in Morocco, with its canyons that reach around 300 height. Secondly, we will pass by Tinjedad and Tinghir, where we would have lunch and take a rest.
Finally, we will head directly to Merzouga desert, where you will have an unforgettable desert night. Our evening trip will start by taking the camels, we will drive through the golden dunes to our luxury camp. On the way, we will assist for sunset, and in our Berber camp, you will be experiencing a special night accompanied by a delicious traditional Berber meal. Besides, our camp team will make fire and play drums under the shiny stars. End of the second day of our 3 days from Marrakech to Merzouga desert.
Day 3 : Merzouga – Back to Marrakech :
After having breakfast in our luxury camp, we will take the camels back to Merzouga. Because we will go back to Marrakech, we will have to leave early, around 8:00. We will drive taking another way passing by Alnif where we would stop and have lunch in Nkob. Further, we will drive traveling directly to Marrakech taking the Ait-Saouen pass. Finally, we will drop you in the red city where our 3 days desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga ends.
Reviews of our Marrakech to Merzouga 3 days desert tour:
The best Marrakech desert tour in 3 days!
I had a three days tour from Marrakech with touring in Morocco and would highly reccommend their service.I would love to thank our tour guide Hassan for being the great person he is and for helping us discover his country in the best way.
Join our 3 days desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga and enjoy the stunning views of the Atlas Mountains and the desert of Erg Echabbi. Besides the beautiful and unique kasbahs of Ait Benhaddou and many more.
On our Marrakech 3 days itinerary, we will gladly come to pick you up at any meeting point you desire. However, when the tour ends, you will be dropped off at any place you choose.
Undoubtedly, our team of guides and drives are 100% locals. Besides, they are well experienced and would be more than happy to serve you and offer you the best tour.
Definitely, our 3 days from Marrakech to Merzouga desert- Marrakech 3 day itinerary will amaze you with the beautiful attractions that it offers. Many, unique places that are just fabulous for pictures.
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Destinations' overview of our 3 days desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga:
The Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou
Undoubtedly, the fortified village or the ksar of Ait Benhaddou is one of the famous places for tourists in Morocco. This world heritage site lies in the southern slopes of the High Atlas mountains. If you are willing to discover the beauty of Moroccan clay architecture, this village is one of the best examples. Since 1987 this Ighrem has been counted as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Although it has old buildings and that most of the villages like these have been abandoned, Ait Benhaddou stood for centuries and became an unmissed destination. Even more, in the past, it was the main stop for traders that used to have long ways with the camels.
As additional information, Ait Benhaddou village is not a ksar as many call. Because, usually a ksar is not built with Kasab(Bamboo in English), and as this village is constructed with Bamboo it is better to call it only a Kasbah.
What makes this village more unique is being a destination for movie makers rather than tourists. For it is amazing buildings that look like thrones, it has been chosen by many directors as in the movie Lawrence Of Arabia and the series of Gladiator.
Our 3 Days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga desert, has the best plan for the best visit to this unique Kasbah.
Join our 3 days from Marrakech to Merzouga desert and visit the Ouallywood of Morocco. This phenomenal city is halfway to the desert of Erg Chebbi and usually taken as a stop station for lunch. The city’s name is in Berber and it means “Without noise”. In Ouarzazate lies one of the international airports in Morocco that offers many tickets for those who are willing to do a quick desert trip. Like Ait Benhaddou this city is a good site for Movies and series and known worldwide.
The main places that most tourists visit at this site are the Atlas Studios and the Kasbah of Taourirt. Cinema Studio Atlas the main place where they shoot movies. As mentioned Morocco has many kasbahs, some even say they are more than a thousand. The Taourirt Kasbah is one of the most unique fortified villages in Morocco as it was built in the shape of a maze by the family of el Glaoui clan. Although this latter is one of the impressive Kasbahs in Morocco, it is less visited by tourists that usually prefer to pass by the Atlas studios and save time.
Finally, Ouarzazate is home to the biggest station of the concentrated solar power plant in the world. This reflects the importance of using natural resources in Morocco. However, our 3 day Marrakech itinerary doesn’t include this station as it is not allowed.
Merzouga Sahara desert
Morocco desert is for sure worth to be the highlight of all Morocco desert tours. Merzouga is a word that came from Merzoug, a family that used to live here firstly. Also, Merzouga is divided into many spread villages, you may hear Hassi Labied, Takojt instead of Merzouga. Moreover, you may hear the word Lala Merzouga, which is referring to the biggest Erg sand dune. Not to mention, there are 12 regions in Morocco, Merzouga is located in the region of Draa Tafilalet. Plus, it is in the province of the fabulous city Errachidia. In the last years, Merzouga became an unmissed destination for tourists as it is known for its golden dunes and good people. The main income of its citizens is all about tourism that is why they give their best to keep it a clean and safe place.
Merzouga offers a set of amazing activities and views that you can do and see. Firstly, there is the most beloved one, riding the camels and crossing the golden dunes. This is the most booked activity of all besides of glamping in the desert under the shiny stars. Furthermore, the desert offers many other activities such as the quads or buggy rides. However, if you are looking forward to deeply discover the Sahara, you will need to take a Merzouga desert tour by the 4×4 or by camels. Among the things that you will discover, there are the Berber Nomads that still live in tents, Gnawa people, Oases… Also, there are many adventure lovers that take a days circuit with camels, so they go for days riding and spending nights in the silent wildness.
The Atlas Mountains and Todra Gorges
Our 3 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga desert is your chance to pass by the famous range of the Atlas mountains and Todra Gorges. Firstly, on the way from Marrakech, we pass by the High then Anti Atlas mountains while in between there is that famous Tizi nTichka pass.
As known, the Atlas mountains are a range that covers three countries, Morocco, Algeria, And Tunisia. However, they are not a continuous chain of mountains as it has some long distances that separate them. On the way crossing these mountains, we take one of the longest curved roads in Morocco, Tizi NTichka about 200 km. Along the way, many Berber families built their houses and made different small villages. Moreover, on this pass, many people use Argan oil to produce cosmetic products. Here, our Marrakech 3 day itinerary will take you to visit some cooperatives.
Todra or Toudgha Gorges is one of the most beloved places in Morocco, especially for climbers. In general, what people like are the canyons that reach about 300m and separated by a river. Berbers that live in the area usually bring their herd to the spring and water them there. Todra is not just a tourist destination but also for locals and the area citizens. They head there to relax or sell some traditional products such as the carpets.
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