Marrakech to Merzouga 3-Day Desert Safari
- Pickup available
- Duration: 3 days
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Very tiring but it's definitely worth it! Day 1 - Marrakech - several beautiful stops to grab a quick breakfast and take pictures of Mountain Atlas - Aït Benhaddou (UNESCO world heritage site, optional, 25 mad) - Lunch - drive through Ouarzazate - dinner/rest in the city of Tinghir Day 2 - Tinghir - visit Palmeraie de Tinghir (local crops, plants, carpets) - (order lunch at a restaurant) visit Les gorges du todra (about 30 minutes visit of the gorge then have lunch) - final drive ~3 hrs to Merzouga desert with several stops along the way - arrive at a nomad camp hotel. If upgraded, toyota truck to drive to where you start riding the camels/dromedary to the camp - enjoy the sunset - dinner, singing and dancing around a firepit - (optional) enjoy starry night at ~4 am Day 3 - (this is the most tiring day) breakfast in the camp / enjoy the sunrise - camel ride & Toyota truck back to the nomad camp hotel - drive back to Marrakech (~8pm) with several stops to have lunch along the way
I did this tour with another operator 1 year ago. The first overnight stay was a lot better this time - instead of a simple village inn (simple regional quality), this time there was a good hotel with a bathroom, good 3-course meal and a pool. I was impressed by comparison. It was nice that there are few tourists in Morocco at the moment and that everything is a bit more familiar.
Despite the long journeys, it is an incredible experience! The landscapes are beautiful, I really recommend
Great experience and Hassan was a great host and guide, highly recommend it!
Amazing experience, with an excellent cost benefit relation.