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From Marrakech: 3-Day Sahara Tour to the Erg Chebbi Dunes

1. From Marrakech: 3-Day Sahara Tour to the Erg Chebbi Dunes

Sleep beneath the desert stars at a Berber campsite on an unforgettable dunes experience from Marrakech. Visit UNESCO-listed Ait Ben Haddou, the Valley of the Roses, and Tinghir. Stop at traditional Berber villages around the Todra Gorge and trek with a camel through the Erg Chebbi dunes, the highest in Morocco Day 1: Marrakech - TinghirYour shared 3-day desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga will start early in the morning. Head to Ait Benhaddou through the Tizi Ntichka pass and the high Atlas Mountains. Make many stops along the way. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Kasbah Ait Benhaddou, which also served as a set for various Hollywood blockbusters. Continue to Ouarzazate and Kasbah Taourirte before lunch. In the afternoon, drive to Tinghir via the Valley of the Roses before you reach your hotel located in Tinghir. Dinner and overnight.  Day 2: Tinghir – MerzougaAfter breakfast at your hotel in Tinghir, your journey will start today with a drive along the road of 1001 Kasbah to the Oasis of Tinghir, where you will deviate to a minor road driving along the river to Todra canyons After some time at leisure to enjoy the immensity of the huge cliffs, and lunch at a local café (at your leisure), continue early in the afternoon to Erfoud, famous for its date market, and a starting point of the ancient trading caravans crossing the Sahara desert to Tombouctou. Continue to Merzouga driving through some rocky desert landscape. Upon arrival at the edge of Erg Chebbi dunes, meet your camel caravan, and ride your camels through the amazing color-changing dunes with the sunset on the horizon as a backdrop. Reach your Sahara Desert camp, nestled in the middle of nowhere just before darkness. After some time to admire the dunes and the surrounding landscapes, get ready for a Moroccan dinner served under the stars next to a campfire. Late at night, enjoy Berber music with the local hosts playing drums Day 3: Merzouga – MarrakechAfter an early breakfast and a camel ride back to the main road, meet your driver and head back to Marrakech. Enjoy lunch on the road as you pass the Valley of Roses, and continue through the high atlas mountains to Marrakech. Finish your desert tour in Marrakech around 8 PM.

From Marrakech: Day Trip to Ouarzazate and Ait Benhaddou

2. From Marrakech: Day Trip to Ouarzazate and Ait Benhaddou

Discover local village, natural landscapes, and Kasbah Ait Benhaddou fortress on this day trip from Marrakech. Travel in an airconditioned van or car and stay connected with wi-fi access as you drive. Uncover movie-magic with a stop at the Atlas Film Studios in Ouarzazate.  Start your day trip with pickup from your Marrakech accommodation from 7-8 AM. Hop inside a spacious and comfortable vehicle and soak up the scenery as you travel into the Atlas Mountains. Immerse yourself in local culture with a stop at the small village ofAit Ben Barka near the hilly countryside of Toufliht. Explore the area with your driver and learn about the schedule sights for your trip. Have some free time for a break before crossing the the Tizi n'Tichka pass. Stop to capture pictures of mountain peaks on the pass from 7,415 feet above sea level (2,260 meters). Continue on to the Atlas Film Studios at Ouarzazate, the largest film studio in the world which famously featured in the TV series Game of Thrones. Spend some free time to visit the studios or to explore on your own. Take some pictures of the unique rugged local landscapes in the area. After the studio, you purchase lunch at one of the best restaurants in the area, with excellent prices and stunning panoramic views.  Finally, head to the famous Kasbah Ait Benhaddou, which is recognized as a UNESCO site and one of the most extraordinary kasbahs (fortresses) in Morocco. End your day of scenic views and memories by relaxing in your comfortable air-conditioned vehicle on your drive back to your hotel in Marrakech.

3 days Sahara desert tour from Marrakesh with Luxury Camp

3. 3 days Sahara desert tour from Marrakesh with Luxury Camp

Day 1 : Marrakech – Ait ben haddou - Ouarzazate - Gorges of Dades pick you up from your Hotel in Marrakech at 7:30, and departure to Ait Benhaddou over the high Atlas Mountains; passing through the Tizi N’tichka pass (2260m), visit the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou and stop for lunch in a local restaurant. In the Afternoon we will drive to Ouarzazate and stop near the atlas film studios for a photo then continue to the city center for a panoramic view of the kasbah of Taourirt. After that you will head to Boumalne du Dades for a night.Dinner and overnight in the Hotel Day 2 : Gorges of Dades - Merzouga Desert - Berber camp Departure in the morning to go even further in the desert to Merzouga, on the road you will visit the valley of the thousand Kasbah, Tinghir, Gorges de Todra, Erfoud, Rissani and the magnificent oasis of Tifilalte, to finally reach erg Chabi in Merzouga. You will take a camel ride to admire the sunset and then join the bivouac where you will spend the night under the clear sky and full of stars. DAY-3 Merzouga Desert - Ouarzazate - Marrakesh Today, get ready for an early Erg Chebbi sunrise camel ride before you meet your guide. Drive back to Marrakech through the Volcanic landscapes of the Anti Atlas Mountains to the village of Nkob. Once in Ouarzazate, feel free to ask your driver to stop at the film Studios if you wish. You can have lunch at leisure in the city center. Early in the afternoon, continue your drive crossing the High Atlas Mountains and Tizi Ntichka pass. Your Private 3 days desert trip from merzouga to Marrakech will end at Marrakech City mid afternoon. 8h Drive

Marrakesh: 3-Day Tour to Fez with Overnight Desert Camping

4. Marrakesh: 3-Day Tour to Fez with Overnight Desert Camping

Dive deep into the Sahara Desert on a 3-day trip from Marrakesh to Fes with accommodation included. Immerse yourself in the local culture and scenery as you visit quaint villages, spend a night in the desert, and embark on a camel trek through the dunes. Day 1: Marrakech - Tizi n'Tichka - Ait Ben haddou - Ouarzazate - Rose Valley - Tinghir Begin early in the morning with a pickup from your Marrakech hotel or the nearest meeting point. Drive east past quaint villages to reach the High Atlas Mountains. As you drive through the mountains, occasionally stop for scenic photos, stretch your legs, and have a quick cup of coffee. After driving through the famous Tizi Ntichka pass, stop at the Berber fortified village, Ait Benhaddou Kasbah. See the filming locations of the Gladiator, Lawrence of Arabia, and the Kingdom of Heaven as you spend about 2.5 hours exploring this famous UNESCO sight with a local guide (guide fees not included). Purchase a delicious lunch before continuing to Tinghir, driving past Ouarzazate, Skoura Oasis, Klaa Mgouna, and Dades. Reach your hotel late in the afternoon. Relax with dinner in Tinghir before retiring for the night. Day 2: Tenghir - Todra Gorges - Tinjdad - Erfoud - Merzouga DunesAfter breakfast, depart for the Erg Chebbi Sahara Desert in Merzouga. Pass through the many Berber villages scattered along the way, including Todra Gorges, Tenghir, Tinjdad, Jorf, and Erfoud. Relax in Merzouga, then pack a small overnight bag to take on your camel trek across the Erg Chebbi sand dunes. Arrive at a traditional Berber camp, leave the camels and walk to the highest dunes to watch the sunset. Spend the night in Berber nomad tents under the stars, listening to drum music in the middle of the Sahara.  Day 3: Camel trek - Sunrise -Errachidia - Medilt- Atlas Mountains - Ifran- Fes Get up bright and early to see the stunning sunrise over the desert. Enjoy breakfast before hopping back on your camel. Once your reach Merzouga, begin your drive to Fes crossing the Ziz Valley through Errachidia. Around midday, stop in Midelt to buy lunch. Continue to Fes via Ifran Imouzzar with its Cedar Forests and Berber towns, which are both famous as winter ski resorts for Moroccans. Your driver might spot some Barbary apes on the way and seize the opportunity to take some pictures. Arrive at Fes late in the afternoon and end your tour with a drop-off at your accommodation

From Marrakech: 3-Day Desert Tour to Fes via Erg Chebbi

5. From Marrakech: 3-Day Desert Tour to Fes via Erg Chebbi

Day 1: Marrakech, Ait Ben Haddou, Ouarzazate, Dades or Tinghir You will meet your driver in Marrakech after breakfast and set off towards the High Atlas Mountains through the Tizi-n-Tichka Pass along a road that climbs the plains to 2,260 meters above sea level. You will pass by small villages and scenic waterfalls, and will also notice the continuously changing landscape and colors of these beautiful mountains. You will then stop in a pass to admire the scenery before taking the road to the Ait Benhaddou Kasbah, arriving just in time for lunch. You will then visit the famous Kasbah, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the setting for films such as the Gladiator, Babel, Lawrence of Arabia, the Legionary, the Sheltering Sky, and many others. You will later head through the town of Ouarzazate while stopping to take some pictures, you will journey through the picturesque Valley of Roses to reach the Dades Gorges in time for sunset. Once there you can admire the splendid colors of the rock walls illuminated by the last rays of golden sunlight. Your final stop for the day will be to a romantic, traditional hotel for dinner and an overnight stay in the Hotel in Dades or Tinghir . Day 2: Dades or Tinghir , Erfoud, Merzouga, and Erg-Chebbi Following breakfast, you will take a scenic walk through the Todra Gorges before hopping into your car to drive along the famous Road of the 1000 Kasbahs. You will travel through Tineghier Village and the Jewish Kasbah before arriving in Rissani, the first capital of the Alaouite Dynasty, for lunch. You will next go on a walking tour through Rissani and check out its large traditional market, and will then head to Merzouga, arriving before sunset. At this stage you will leave the car behind and ride a camel into the Erg Chebbi Dunes for an unforgettable night under the million stars of the desert. Finally, you will have dinner at the campsite and stay in a traditional Berber tent. Day 3: Merzouga, Rissani, Ziz Oasis, Medilt, and Fes You can wake up early in the morning to watch the sunrise over the 300-meter-tall dunes nearby the camp. Next, you will return to the camp for breakfast and a shower. You will then depart for Fes, traveling through the Ziz valley and stopping for lunch in village with plentiful apple orchards. You will later enjoy the journey through mountain cedar forests before arriving to Fes in the afternoon, stopping to take pictures at a panoramic viewpoint.

4 days desert tour from marrakech to merzouga dunes

6. 4 days desert tour from marrakech to merzouga dunes

Day 1: Marrakech - Atlas Mountains - Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou - Dades Valley Your 4-day, 3-night desert trip from Marrakech to Merzouga will begin early in the morning. A few stops will be made to take photos, enjoy the scenery and drink a cup of coffee. You will cross the famous Tizi-n-Tichka, see Berber villages and observe the radical change of the landscape. We continue to visit the Kasbah of Telouet, which belonged to the Pasha of the Atlas, the Glaoui. Continue to the fortified Berber village of Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and known for being the setting for major Hollywood epics: Lawrence of Arabia and Gladiator. Cross the river that separates the Kasbah from the main road and explore the village with a local guide. After lunch at one of the local cafes, continue to the Dades Valley passing through Ouarzazate, the oasis of Skoura, Klaa Mgouna, the capital of roses, and famous for its artisanal rose water distillation factories. Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Dades. Day 2: Todra Gorges - Tinjdad - Erfoud - Dunes of Merzouga After breakfast, departure for the Sahara desert Erg Chebbi in Merzouga. Passage through the many Berber villages scattered along the road, Jewish kasbah mellah, walk in the oasis in the shade of palm trees, tinghir canyon (Todgha Gorge) with a local guide. Continuation to Tinjdad, Jorf, and Erfoud. Erg chebbi. After relaxing in Merzouga, pack a small overnight bag for your camel trek through the Erg Chebbi sand dunes. Arrive at a traditional Berber camp, leave the camels and trek to the highest dunes to watch the sunset. Spend the night in nomadic Berber tents under the stars, listening to the music of the drums in the middle of the Sahara. Day 3: Merzouga - Rissani- Alnif - Tizi N'Tfrkhin -Tinghir-Dades We will start the third day of our tour by watching the sunrise over the desert. After an early start, we will get back on our camels (depending on the type of camp, it is possible to take a shower and have breakfast before the camel trek). On the way back to Ouarzazate, we will take a different route. Passing through the palm grove of Tafilalet and the village of Rissani, former capital and place of residence of the founder of the Alaouite dynasty, we will reach the town of Alnif. Here we will join the road that crosses the amazing Anti-Atlas mountain range. After admiring the spectacular colors and shapes of the mountains, we will arrive at Tizi N'tfarkhin, Tinghir and an amazing palm grove. At lunch time, we will stop in Tinghir to eat and rest before continuing the road to the Dades Valley, visiting the Dades Gorges, In the afternoon, we will cross the High Atlas Mountains towards Khmis Dadès, where we will spend the night in a riad or a kasbah. Day 4: Dades -Skoura-Ouarzazate - Marrakech After a delicious breakfast, you will have time to explore Ouarzazate at your own pace. We recommend that you visit the Kasbah of Taourirt and the Atlas Film Studios, known as the Hollywood of the desert. We will drop you off in Marrakech in the early afternoon.

From Marrakesh: 2-Day Trek to Ait-Benhaddou and Ouarzazate

7. From Marrakesh: 2-Day Trek to Ait-Benhaddou and Ouarzazate

Day 1: Marrakech – Telouet Kasbah – Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah Depart from your Marrakech hotel at 8:30am by air-conditioned vehicle and head toward Ouarzazate. Admire the majestic Moroccan scenery and small, tiered villages as you soar toward the High Atlas by way of the winding Tizi-n-Tichka pass. Continue on the meandering roads to the Telouet kasbah, an ancestral residence of the Pasha Glaoui of Marrakech. Enjoy a leisurely lunch at the historic kasbah, and then cross the Telouet trail, which used to be a trade route connecting sub-Saharan Africa to Marrakech. Once you reach the stunning red landscapes and green olive trees of the Ounila Valley, discover the Aït Benhaddou kasbah, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Take in a beautiful sunset from the top tower of the kasbah before sitting down to dinner and checking in for your overnight stay in the 3-star Ait Benhaddou hotel. Day 2: Aït Benhaddou – Ouarzazate – Fint Oasis – Marrakech Enjoy breakfast and then get back in your air-conditioned vehicle for the drive to Ouarzazate, the site where movies such as Lawrence of Arabia, Star Wars and Gladiator have been filmed. Take in the panoramic views and visit the ancient Taourirt kasbah, another UNESCO World Heritage site and home to two film studios and the Museum of Cinema. Explore the studios and continue on to the Fint Oasis, a beautiful palm grove made up of four traditional Berber villages. Visit a Berber house and enjoy Moroccan mint tea. Sit down for lunch then return to Marrakech in the late afternoon.

From Marrakech: Overnight Luxury Camping Trip to Zagora

8. From Marrakech: Overnight Luxury Camping Trip to Zagora

Journey from Marrakech to Ouarzazate, the gateway to the Sahara dessert and to Zagora in the lush Draa Valley on this private 2-day tour. See ancient Berber villages and discover the rich history of the fortifications at Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah. Explore the unmatched beauty of the Moroccan desert from the heights of the Atlas Mountains, to lush Draa Valley, and across the wind-swept sand of Saharan dunes. Day 1: Begin at 7:30 am as you make your way to the High Atlas Mountains, and enjoy breathtaking views of some of the highest elevations in Morocco. Enjoy the rustic charm of old Berber villages. Stop in the middle of the High Atlas Mountains to take pictures, stretch your legs, or have a coffee. Next, venture to the UNESCO World Heritage site Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah and after lunch, view the most famous kasbah fortress in Morocco. From here, travel through the Draa Valley, which is known for growing delectable dates. On arrival in Zagora, take a camel ride to a luxury desert camp and immerse yourself in the beauty of the Saharan dunes over dinner. Sleep in comfort under the stars. Day 2: Greet the sun, as your gracious hosts wake you to see the majestic sunrise. After a hearty breakfast, enjoy a second camel ride back to meet your driver. Pass back through the peaks of the High Atlas Mountains and take in the views once more on your way back to Marrakech.

Marrakech to Merzouga Tour with Camel Trek & Desert Camping

9. Marrakech to Merzouga Tour with Camel Trek & Desert Camping

Embark on an exhilarating 3-day Sahara Desert adventure from Marrakech to Merzouga. Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of Morocco as you explore ancient Berber villages, visit UNESCO World Heritage sites like Ait Benhaddou, and traverse stunning landscapes. Day 1: Departing from Marrakech, we'll journey across the picturesque Tizi-n-Tichka Atlas pass, offering breathtaking views of the High Atlas Berber villages. Visit the UNESCO site of Ait Benhaddou, enjoy lunch, and continue to Ouarzazate. We'll then proceed to the beautiful Rose Valley, where you'll spend the night in a comfortable hotel. Day 2: After breakfast, we'll venture through the stunning Todra Gorges and oasis, passing by Tinjdad and Erfoud, towards Merzouga. Upon arrival, you'll relax at a hotel before embarking on an unforgettable camel trek through the golden dunes of Erg Chebbi. Capture stunning sunset views, try sandboarding, and spend the night in a traditional Berber nomad camp, immersing yourself in the magic of the desert. Day 3: Wake up to a mesmerizing sunrise in the dunes, enjoy breakfast, and ride the camels back to Merzouga. Begin the return journey to Marrakech, passing through Berber villages and enjoying scenic stops along the way, including El Kelaa M'gouna. The tour concludes with drop-off at your hotel or the nearest accessible point in Marrakech. Experience the beauty of the Sahara Desert, discover the local culture, and create memories that will last a lifetime. This all-inclusive tour ensures your comfort with transportation, accommodation, meals, and expert guides. Join us on this incredible adventure and explore the wonders of Morocco's desert landscapes.

From Marrakech: Day Trip to Ait Ben Haddou & Ouarzazate

10. From Marrakech: Day Trip to Ait Ben Haddou & Ouarzazate

Embark on an unforgettable day trip from Marrakech to Ouarzazate, a captivating city nestled in the breathtaking Moroccan desert landscape. Departing from the vibrant streets of Marrakech, you'll traverse the High Atlas Mountains, admiring awe-inspiring scenery and traditional Berber villages along the way. Discover the enchanting Ait Ben Haddou, a Unesco World Heritage site, and marvel at its well-preserved kasbahs, a testament to centuries of Berber culture and architecture. The intricate clay buildings and labyrinthine alleys make for a photographer's dream. As you arrive in Ouarzazate, you'll be transported to a world of ancient kasbahs and historical film sets. This city has been a favored destination for filmmakers, and you can explore famous movie studios and sets, where iconic films and TV shows were brought to life. Unearth the rich history of Ouarzazate by visiting the Taourirt Kasbah, once the residence of the Glaoui family, whose influence was once prominent in the region. Wander through its maze-like corridors and learn about the city's past. Venture into the serene landscapes of the Atlas Film Studios, where blockbusters like "Gladiator" and "Game of Thrones" were filmed. The surreal desert backdrop and ancient sets add a touch of fantasy to your journey.

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Great experience travelling through the High Atlas Mountains and to the desert. Our driver Ibrahim was a great guide, and we always felt that we got good guides at the stop offs and also decent spots for breaks and food on the drive. There is a lot of driving, but it is worth it for the views. Felt like we had plenty of time at Ait Benhaddou, which was one of the main things I was hoping to see, and the desert experience was incredible. We booked the luxury option, so got a tent of our own, and that was also such a unique special experience. The last day back to Marrakech was very long 10 hours, but with a good amount of stops, and it is necessary to see the desert within the 3 days.

The best tour with Mehdi that lasted three days. We visited numerous interesting locations and learned about the history and life of people who live outside the city. We also visited the Sahara and camped there. Mehdi fulfilled our every wish when we wanted to drink coffee, have lunch and take photos. Three days of travel, excitement and fun passed quickly with Marrakesh travel services and Mehdi. Thank you! I recommend this tour to everyone!

We had 3 wonderful days with our driver Mohammed. He showed us many different sights along the way to Merzouga and gave interesting background information (in English, French and even in German). The camel ride is a great experience followed by one night in the desert camp including a great opportunity to observe the stars. We had a great time dancing to Berber music! Would highly recommend this trip. Thank you for this great experience :)

One of the best experiences of my life. Met an amazing group of intrepid travellers, spent the night under the Sahara stars around a roaring campfire, treated to traditional Berber music. I wholeheartedly reccommend.

It is a long trip (ca 13-14 hrs), but totally worth every penny.