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  1. Morocco
  2. Marrakesh-Safi
  3. Merzouga
  4. Oued Draa

From Marrakech: 3-Day Private & Luxury Desert Trip

Product ID: 335641
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Enjoy a wonderful 3-day trip from Marrakech to the desert, by exploring one of the UNESCO world heritage sites Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, the Hollywood of Morocco Ouarzazate City, Dades and Todra gorges before ending up in the biggest dunes of Merzouga.
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Duration: 3 days
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  • Visit the UNESCO World heritage site of Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah
  • Explore the old part of Ouarzazat city and its Kasbah
  • Drive through the Valley of Roses in Qalaa Megouna city
  • Take a trip to the Dades and Todra Gorges
  • Enjoy a charming overnight stay in the desert camp, with the view of Stars at night, sunset and sunrise
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Day 1: Marrakech, Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou & Dades Gorges:

Start your 3-day adventure with a pick up at your hotel or Riad in Marrakech. After a short meet and greet with your driver, depart to the High Atlas mountains, crossing the pass of Tizi N'Tichka at an altitude of 2,260-meters, with stops along the way to enjoy spectacular panoramic views. Whilst here, visit the ARGAN oil Cooperative where you will discover their fascinating production process and learn about the countless benefits this product has on the human body. Continue South and head down a 6-kilometer track that will take you to the fortified town of Ait Ben Haddou. At this location you will get to visit the famous Kasbah (declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO). In this spectacular setting, films of such popularity as Gladiator, the Jewel of the Nile, and Sahara have been filmed. Get to enjoy a delicious Moroccan lunch in the village before travelling to Ouarzazate, considered by many to be the great door of the desert, a place where many expeditions have departed. Of particular note in this area is the Great Kasbah of Taourirt, which you'll be able to see with your own eyes. Continue on your journey toward the Valley of the Roses, passing through the great palm grove of Skoura before reaching the Dades Gorges. 

Day 2: Dades Gorges, Todra Gorges and Merzouga Dunes (desert):

Begin day-2 with a delicious breakfast before travelling to Merzouga. On the way, observe the stunning gorges from a strategic place on the mountain as you travel along a road dotted with beautiful Kasbahs, each unique in their own way. After several stops, reach one of the southern highlights, the Gorges of the Todra. The channel of the Todra River has formed a gorge of vertical walls of enormous proportions and of great beauty. You will get to visit this incredibly unique place, often considered paradise for climbers. Enjoy lunch at the site and continue on into the desert until you reach the impressive Merzouga Dunes where you will enjoy some delicious tea. Leave your luggage at the lodge and leave in a caravan for a 1-hour trip, which will take you to your campsite. Stop in the middle of the road to watch the sunset in the dunes and stretch your legs before following the path to the camp. Before dinner, you will have the opportunity to climb the dunes that are near the camp and enjoy tea as you take in the peace and quiet. Spend the night at your camp base under the stars. 

Day 3: Merzouga, Draa Valley, Anti Atlas, Ouarzazate & Marrakech:

Wake up before dawn and enjoy the sunrise on the Great Dunes. Return back to your hostel where you can shower, eat a delicious breakfast and begin your trip, passing through Rissani, one of the oldest cities in Morocco and capital of the Alaouit dynasty. Crossing the arid you will witness spectacular pre-desert landscapes until you reach the Draa Valley. Whilst here, make several stops and enjoy this beautiful valley that runs along the river, the longest in Morocco. Cross the Anti Atlas to reach Ouarzazate where you will have lunch on site. In the afternoon, cross the High Atlas before arriving back in Marrakech in the afternoon.
  • Private & AC Transport
  • 1 night hotel stay with dinner and breakfast
  • 1 night in desert luxury camp with dinner and breakfast
  • Camels in the desert
  • Tour guide
  • Private driver
  • Entrance fees in Ait Benhadou Kasbah
What’s Not Included
  • Lunches
  • Drinks
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
  • Wheelchair users

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Product ID: 335641