3 Days Marrakech Desert Tour

3 days Marrakech desert tour

Day 1

Marrakech – High Atlas – Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah – Ouarzazate – Dades Valley

Pick up from your accommodation in Marrakech, and depart to the High Atlas mountains, going through Tizi N´Tichka pass (2260m ALT) with stops for panoramic views and taking pictures of the Berber small villages that camouflage in the landscape. Then we continue south to the Kasbah (fortified village) of Ait Ben Haddou. where we will visit the famous Kasbah (declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1987). Many Famous movies filmed on this spectacular stage, including Gladiator, Obelix, The Mummy, The Jewel of the Nile, Sahara with Penélope Cruz…etc.
Have lunch and continue to Ouarzazate also known as “The gate of the desert” which in the Berber language means “noiseless or without confusion”. Here we´ll see the Taourirt kasbah, one of the most spectacular ksars in Morocco.
The way will continue the Rose Valley going through the big Skoura palm grove with more than 700.000 palms and numerous kasbahs that are built in the surrounding area. In this Valley damascenes, roses are raised for cosmetic use such as the valued rosewater. The Rose Festival is held here annually in May. Arriving at Dades Valley where your night will be in a Hotel with Dinner, Bed, and Breakfast.

Driving Distance : Approximately 340 km

Driving time :  6 Hours

Day 2

Dades Valley – Todra Gorges – Merzouga – Camel Trek and overnight in Berber Camp

After breakfast we´ll enjoy one of the most beautiful views of the Dades Valley. Here we can appreciate the great number of kasbahs and the scenic characteristics of each one. After some stops on the way, we´ll reach the Todra Gorges where you will have some free time to walk on your own.

Thanks to its rock sides with many uneven surfaces, these gorges are popular among rock climbers. After a short walk in the Todra gorges you’ll have free time for lunch in Tinejdad or Touroug. Then we continue our way to the desert to reach the spectacular dunes of Merzouga. You will ride your camels guided by an experienced camel-man for one hour to our nomad camp located in the middle of a sea of dunes (Erg Chebbi). Enjoy the Sunset and dinner will be served in front of your tent in the camp.

Driving Distance : Approximately 280 km

Driving time :  5 Hours

Day 3

Merzouga Dunes – Draa Valley – Anti Atlas Mountains – Ouarzazate – Marrakech

You will wack up in the early morning to take what will be the best sunrise photo you may ever take. Ride your camels back to a hotel out of the sand dunes where a delicious breakfast is waiting for you. Meeting your driver to start our last trip day going through the arid pre-desertic area where we´ll meet the “acacia”, a typical tree of this landscape.
On the way to the Draa Valley, we´ll make some stops to enjoy the beautiful views of the river that gives name to the valley. It’s the longest river in Morocco, going through the whole country and reaching the ocean.
Our trip continues towards Ouarzazate going through the Anti Atlas. We´ll have some free time for lunch in town and in the afternoon we continue our road towards Marrakech. Reaching there about 7 pm. Drop off at your Riad/hotel.

Driving Distance : Approximately 550 km

Driving time :  8 Hours

3 days Marrakech Fes desert tour includes list:

  • Private vehicle
  • English speaking driver
  • Tour guide “Optional”
  • Accommodation including “Bed, Dinner, Breakfast”
  • Camel trekking “1 Camel per person”
  • 1 night in desert camp
  • Fuel