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From Marrakech: Merzouga 3-Day Desert Safari with Food

1. From Marrakech: Merzouga 3-Day Desert Safari with Food

Discover the edge of the Sahara Desert on a three-day budget tour from Marrakech, and explore the dramatic landscapes of the Dades Valley and Kasbah of Ouarzazate. Ride across the dunes of Erg Chebbi by camel and sleep at a desert camp under the stars.  Day 1: Marrakech - Ait Ben Haddou - Dades Begin your journey by crossing the High Atlas Mountains past one Berber village after another to the UNESCO world heritage site of Ait Ben Haddou. This village is famous for its kasbah and fortified village and has been used as a set for some famous Hollywood epics and magazine photo shoots. After some leisure time, enjoy lunch in a local restaurant and continue your drive through Ouarzazate, known as the Gate of the Sahara. Continue to Boumalne Dades, admiring the scenic drive along the Dades Valley, where you can enjoy dinner and rest for the night at Kasbah Amazigh or Hotel Chems.  Day 2: Dades - Todgha Gorges - Merzouga Following breakfast, depart your hotel and drive to Tinghir and its dramatic Todgha Gorges, pausing for some free time to explore the canyons. Enjoy lunch at a local cafe and continue to Merzouga to meet your camel caravan. Experience the Erg Chebbi dunes on camelback and watch the sunset set. Reach your desert camp before nightfall and enjoy an authentic Moroccan dinner under the stars. Local nomads will provide entertainment and show you how to play the traditional Tam Tam drums. Enjoy dinner and an overnight stop.  Day 3: Merzouga Ouarzazate - Marrakech Following an early wake-up to watch the sunrise before breakfast (optional), a driver will be waiting to pick you up for the transfer back to Marrakech. Stop halfway for lunch at a local restaurant. Get dropped off at your original departure point or Djemaa El Fna around 8 PM. You can also book upgrades for the night in the Bedouin camp such as the deluxe desert camp with a luxury private tent complete with an ensuite shower, bathroom facilities, and 5-star amenities. These upgrades need to be booked per person.

From Fes: 3 Days and 2 Nights Desert Trip to Marrakech

2. From Fes: 3 Days and 2 Nights Desert Trip to Marrakech

Take a multi-day trip through the Atlas Mountains to the Sahara desert departing from Fes. Admire the beautiful scenery, enjoy traditional Berber culture and cuisine, and visit a variety of charming villages across 3 days. Drive through a cedar forest and see the resident monkeys, before descending to the Sahara Desert. Arrive at the traditional kasbah at the foot of the Erg Chebbi dunes. Enjoy the beauty of the sunset on a camel ride across the dunes. At the Berber camp, dinner, gaze at the stars and spend the night in a tent. On the second day visit Merzouga, Tinghir and Ouarzazate. Head out on the rugged Road of a Thousand Kasbahs along the ancient caravan route. This area has been a popular location for Hollywood films, such as The Last Temptation of Christ and Jewel of the Nile. Stop for lunch and a walk in Todgha Gorges and then travel through the Dadès Valley past dramatic escarpments. Dinner and overnight at a hotel in the Gorges or in Ouarzazate. On the third day, visit the town of Ouarzazate, including the Kasbah of Taourirt and the Atlas Studios – the largest and most famous movie studios in Africa.

Marrakech: 3-Day Merzouga and Sahara Desert Tour

3. Marrakech: 3-Day Merzouga and Sahara Desert Tour

Day 1: Marrakech – Ait Ben Haddou – Dades Gorges The journey from Marrakech to Todra Gorge via Kasbah Ait Benhaddou is a popular route for those seeking to experience the beauty and history of Morocco’s desert landscapes. Starting in Marrakech, the drive takes you through the High Atlas Mountains, passing through small Berber villages and stunning scenery along the way. One of the highlights of the trip is a stop at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kasbah Ait Benhaddou, an ancient fortress town that has been used as a backdrop for many Hollywood films. The kasbah is a fascinating example of traditional Moroccan architecture and offers stunning views of the surrounding landscape. Continuing on from Kasbah Ait Benhaddou to arrive at the Todra Gorge. This spectacular natural wonder features towering canyon walls that rise up to 300 meters in places, providing a breathtaking backdrop for hiking, climbing, and sightseeing. Day 2: Boumalne Dadès – Todra Gorges – Erfoud – Dunes of Merzouga The journey from Boumalne to Merzouga and the Erg Chebbi dunes is a breathtaking adventure through the Moroccan Sahara Desert and the views of the canyon at Todra Gorge. The drive takes you through spectacular landscapes, including barren mountains, verdant palm groves, and vast expanses of golden sand dunes. Along the way, you’ll pass through charming Berber villages and experience the warm hospitality of the local people. As you approach Merzouga, the landscape becomes increasingly surreal, with towering sand dunes rising up from the desert floor. Upon arriving in Merzouga, you can take a camel trek into the heart of the Erg Chebbi dunes to witness the stunning sunset over the Sahara. The experience is truly unforgettable, with the warm hues of the sky blending perfectly with the golden sands. 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 – Rissani – Ouarzazate – Marrakech Following an early wake-up you will have the option to watch the sunrise before breakfast, a driver will be waiting to pick you up for the transfer back to Marrakech. the journey takes you through the Ouarzazate region, known for its film studios and desert landscapes where we stop for lunch at a local restaurant. Get dropped off at your original departure point or Djemaa El Fna square around 20h.

From Marrakech: Ait Ben Haddou Day Trip Via Telouate Kazbah

4. From Marrakech: Ait Ben Haddou Day Trip Via Telouate Kazbah

Travel across the High Atlas Mountains to dramatic stone and mud-built fortresses known as kasbahs and fortified villages known as ksars on a tour from Marrakech. Travel with a local guide and driver to Telouet and Taourirt Kasbah as well as Ait Benhaddou, a UNESCO World Heritage ksar. After a breathtaking drive through the High Atlas Mountains and over the Tizi n’Tichka Pass (2,260 meters), your first sightseeing of the day is in Telouet. Telouet has one of the most grand kasbahs in Morocco. The site was once the palatial residence and headquarters of the powerful Glaoui tribe. Next, taking a secluded backroad, arrive at Ait Benhaddou. Inscribed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, the Ksar of Ait Benhaddou is a striking example of the architecture of southern Morocco. The ksar, a group of earthen buildings surrounded by high walls, is a traditional pre-Saharan habitat. See the houses crowd together within the defensive walls, which are reinforced by corner towers. Join a guided tour of the ancient settlement, and be sure to walk up to the high point on the hill above the ksar for special views. Your final stop is in Ouarzazate at the Taourirt Kasbah, a former Glaoui palace and the main attraction of the desert oasis city. This 300-room fortress, in part restored, marks the junction of 3 rivers – Dadès, Draâ, and Ziz – as well as numerous caravan routes. Explore the palace and stroll around the kasbah's irregular streets before taking a final transfer back to Marrakech for drop-off, Thanks for your visit

From Marrakech: 3-Day Desert Trip to Merzouga with Lodging

5. From Marrakech: 3-Day Desert Trip to Merzouga with Lodging

Discover Erg Chebbi in Merzouga Embark on an unforgettable journey to Morocco! Start off in bustling Marrakech and make your way through the spectacular High Atlas Mountains, marveling at Kasbah Ait Ben Hadou. Then take a deep dive into Dades Valley before finishing up with an awe-inspiring tour of Erg Chebbi Sand Dunes—all within just three days! Pack your bags for this beautiful expedition that allows you to experience all of Morocco's natural wonders and cultural delights firsthand. For Shared Bookings: Day 1: Marrakech – Ait Ben Haddou – Tinghir/Dades Gorges Driving Time: 5 hrs 40 mins (Pickup between 7-8pm, Arrival at Hotel 7-8pm) Accommodations: Hotel Saghra, Kasbah Didis, or similar Begin your 3-day adventure with a journey through the towering peaks of Morocco's Tizi n Tichka Pass. Stop to marvel at Ait Ben Haddou, an incredible Unesco World Heritage site featured in countless films! Continue on towards Ouarzazate before making your way across Skoura Palm grove and up into tranquil Rose Valley (roses in bloom in the mid spring) where you can spot brilliant kasbahs surrounded by stunning natural landscapes. Wrap it all up with a night spent in the valley, complete with dinner for a local Moroccan experience. Day 2: Boumalne Dadès – Todra Gorges – Erfoud – Dunes of Merzouga Driving Time: 4 hrs 45 mins (Depart 8-9am; Arrive before sunset) Accommodations: Global Desert Camp or similar (Standard) Luxury Desert Camp or similar (Luxury) Take an unforgettable journey & explore the Sahara as you head towards Merzouga. Take in breathtaking views of the canyon at Todra Gorge. Afterwards make your way through Tinjdad before arriving in the Merzouga Desert for a camel ride across its sands - and an unforgettable sunset! Top off this adventure by camping overnight beside the dunes for an enchanting night like no other surrounded only by peace & serenity. (Sandboarding and 4x4 to transport luggage included) Day 3: Merzouga – Rissani – Ouarzazate – Marrakech Driving Time: 8 hours 30 minutes (Depart 8-9am; Arrive in Marrakech 8-9pm) After a hearty breakfast, take the camel ride back to Merzouga village. The next leg of your journey will be a thrilling adventure through incredible undulating desertscapes and acacia trees towards the Atlas Mountains en route to arrive in Marrakech by days end! For Private Bookings: In addition to the above itinerary, on a private tour the following options are available: - Telouat Kasbah - Ksar Taourirt in Ouarzazate - Tinghir - Alternate return route through Nkob, Tamnougalt, & Agdz For Shared Excursions: The Guide in Ait Ben Haddou is not included, but you can join a group tour on your own for around €2 per person. Lunches not included on Shared Excursion Bookings. Private Tour Includes: Licensed Guide in Ait Ben Haddou & Lunch each day. Vegetarian options available.

Marrakech: Day Trip to Ait Ben Haddou & Ouarzazate

6. 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.

From Marrakech: 3-Day Desert Tour to Agadir

7. From Marrakech: 3-Day Desert Tour to Agadir

Embark on a mesmerizing 3-day desert journey from Marrakech to Agadir via the enchanting Merzouga Desert. Explore the majestic Atlas Mountains, visit ancient Kasbahs, and witness the stunning landscapes of Morocco. Experience camel rides, overnight camping in the Sahara, and immerse yourself in the vibrant culture along the way. Itinerary: Day 1: Marrakech – Atlas Mountains – Ait Ben Haddou – Ouarzazate – Dades Town Start your adventure by traversing the Atlas Mountains, discovering Berber villages, and visiting the renowned Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou. Explore the cinematic city of Ouarzazate and its Taourirt Kasbah. Journey through Skoura and Roses Valley before settling for the night in Dades Town. Day 2: Boumalne Dades – Todra Gorge – Erfoud – Merzouga Witness the breathtaking Toudra Gorges, with its towering rock walls, and continue to Erfoud. Arrive at the captivating Erg Chebbi dunes in Merzouga and enjoy a camel ride as you watch the sunset over the Sahara. Experience a night in a traditional nomadic camp, savoring drumming and the magical desert atmosphere. Day 3: Merzouga – Rose Valley – Ouarzazate – Agadir Wake up to a mesmerizing sunrise over the sand dunes before heading back to the Auberge. Travel through the scenic Draa Valley, dotted with Berber Kasbahs. Pass through Taznakht and Taliouine as you make your way to Agadir, where the tour concludes. Transfer to your designated location or accommodation. End your journey with unforgettable memories of the Atlas Mountains, ancient Kasbahs, Sahara Desert, and the warm hospitality of Morocco. Whether dropped off at your hotel or a central location, you'll have the opportunity to explore more of Agadir's vibrant offerings. Book now and embark on an immersive adventure through Morocco's diverse landscapes and cultural treasures.

From Marrakesh: 4-Day Private Atlas Mountains & Desert Tour

8. From Marrakesh: 4-Day Private Atlas Mountains & Desert Tour

Immerse yourself in the mountains and desert of Morocco with this 4-day guided trip from Marrakesh. See scenic landscapes, stay in a charming guest house and a desert camp, and tour the movie sets of Ouarzazate. An example of the itinerary you will follow: Day 1: Marrakech, Ouarzazate, Dades Valley Your driver will pick you up from your accommodation and you will set off on your 4 day adventure. Pass through the Tizi n'Tichka pass in the High Atlas mountains and from Marrakech to Ouarzazate you can enjoy the scenic route, the landscapes with changing colors and terrain and the Berber villages along the way. You will have free time to visit the Taourirt Kasbah in Ouarzazate and have lunch on site. Then, on to the green valley of Dadès and the valley of roses by the palm grove of Skoura. You will have dinner and stay overnight at a charming guest house in the valley. Day 2: Dades Valley, Todra Gorges, Dunes of Merzouga After breakfast, you will set off on the road to the 1000 Kasbahs, then check check out Tinghr with its magnificent palm groves. At Todra Gorge, the bravest explorers can trek along the canyon, 300 metres above the ground. Then continue towards Merzouga and the erg Chebbi dune in the Sahara desert. In the largest desert in the world, you can experience the sunset on the back of a camel as you ride towards the oasis where the camp is located. You may spend the night in the nomadic tents or under the stars and play music or sing along with the locals and become immersed in true nomadic culture. Day 3: Merzouga, Tazarine, Agdz, Ouarzazate Watch the sunrise over the dunes of erg Chebbi, followed by breakfast in the camp. Return to a hostel via camel trek for a quick shower then drive to Rissani, a small town in southern Saharan Morocco where you can stop to visit a fossil workshop, before continuing to the junction of the Drâa and Agdz valley. Enjoy a relaxing dinner and hotel stay in Ouarzazate. Day 4: Ouarzazate, Aït ben Haddou, Telouet, Marrakech Go on a tour of the movie sets and studios located in Ouarzazate: the "Hollywood of Africa". Visit the Ksar of Aït ben Haddou, a world heritage site. Aït ben Haddou has been used to date as a backdrop for more than twenty films, including "Gladiator", "Indiana Jones "and" Lawrence of Arabia ". Take advantage of this walk through the area to admire the traditional architecture of the kasbahs. Continue on home to Marrakech through the mountains.

Zagora Desert: 2-Day 1 night Desert Expedition to Remember"

9. Zagora Desert: 2-Day 1 night Desert Expedition to Remember"

Cross stunning valleys and the Atlas Mountains on this two-day tour from Marrakech. visit the kasbah ait Ben Haddou and Cross the Draa valley. Spend the night in a desert camp in Zagora, ride a camel in the Sarhara, and enjoy a delicious dinner and breakfast. Day 1 : Marrakech - Kasbah ait ben haddou - Zagora We will Leave early morning Marrakech between 07 and 08 am. Let yourself be surprised by the valleys and the atlas mountains. Arrive at the ksar (fortified town) of Ait Ben Haddou, which is located along the old caravan route between the Sahara and Marrakech. Take photos of the city of Ait Ben Haddou, which served as the backdrop for films such as "Lawrence of Arabia", "Bandits of Time", "Kundun", "The Mummy", and many others. Find out why it has been listed as a Unesco World Heritage site since 1989. Stop for lunch in restaurant in front of the kasbah. Drive to Ouarzazate, home to movie studios and famous sandstone buildings and desert landscapes. Take a cruise through the inspiring Anti-Atlas mountains (Tizi N Tnifift), as well as the lush valleys of Agdz and the Draa Valley. Arrive in Zagora and ride a well-trained camel through the desert as the sun sets on the sand. Stop at your campsite and enjoy a hearty dinner before sleeping like a local in an authentic Berber tent. Day 2 : Zagora - Ouarzazat - Marrakech. Wake up early in the morning to enjoy the sunrise before taking a breakfast. Return by camel to Zagora where you will meet your driver. Return to Ouarzazate by car through the Draa Valley and the Anti-Atlas mountains. Stop 20 minutes in Ouarzazate and visit the Kasbah of Taourirt or the cinema museum. Finally, have lunch in Ouarzazate or in the mountains on the way to Marrakech. Your arrival in Marrakech is scheduled at 18:00.

From Marrakech: 2-Day Zagora Desert Trip

10. From Marrakech: 2-Day Zagora Desert Trip

You’ll be picked up at your hotel or riad in Marrakech at 07:20 to begin your 2-day desert excursion. On the way to southern Morocco, you’ll cross the High Atlas Mountains via the Tizi N’ Tichka Pass (2,260 meters in altitude). The drive takes you along zigzagging roads as you enjoy the views of the Berber villages of Imouzzar Valley. Stop to explore Ait Benhaddou, one of the best-preserved villages in southern Morocco. This fortified village was built by the Ait Aissa tribe in the 15th century for caravan traders traveling from Timbuktu to Andalusia via Marrakech and Tangier. The village served as a natural setting for several international movies including The Gladiators, Ali Baba, Ben Hur and Lawrence of Arabia. Enjoy a guided visit to the top of the hill that dominates the whole area. Afterwards, you’ll head to Ouarzazate to visit the Taourirt Kasbah with a short break at the entrance of the city to see the cinema studios and old movie sets. You’ll also have a break for lunch before continuing to Zagora via Agdez and through the Draa Valley. Your camel ride starts about a kilometer from Zagora. Enjoy the sunset along the way as you ride to the nomadic camp in the Nekhla dunes. Dinner will be served at the camp and you’ll spend the night in a private tent. On the second day, wake up early to enjoy a spectacular sunrise followed by breakfast. You’ll have the option of a camel trek back to meet your driver. The drive back will take you along the Draa Valley, with breaks to take in the views and for lunch, before returning to Marrakech via Ouarzazate.

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We left to discover the lands of Morocco with Lhossin Idrissi who was very friendly and informed us perfectly when we asked our questions! Big favorite for the visit with the guide to Ait Ben Haddou (€3 extra which is not an option)!! We are happy to have discovered Morocco, however the hotel on the first night was not great (cold water and bad food). Luckily we were able to change for the second night in the desert with the accommodation we wanted following an arrangement with the agency. The restaurants where we are taken are really not good, it's a shame, Moroccan cuisine is so good and we don't enjoy it in these imposed canteen restaurants. Considering the price, we are however happy to have been able to make this discovery

We really enjoyed the desert tour! In the three days you see many beautiful places and experience a lot. The minibus ride was also pleasant; we often stopped at rest stops so we could stretch our legs or buy food. The lunches in the restaurants we stopped at all cost between 10 and 12 euros. In Tinghir (2nd day) we stopped at a Berber family who make carpets by hand. We had an awkward moment here because we unfortunately felt a bit pressured to buy a carpet. There were also other stops where we were offered something to buy, but they were okay! Otherwise the tour was really great and very well organized.

Everything was great! Our driver Ibrahim was super kind and got us to everywhere we needed to go, was very friendly and attentive throughout our whole journey :)

we really enjoyed the company of our guide lhossin Idrissi, he made sure that the long journey was as pleasant as possible

Very nice trip to the dessert. Our driver Brahim very friendly