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2 Day Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga

Marrakech to Merzouga tour 2 days / 2 day trip from Marrakech to Merzouga

Overview :

2 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga desert is ideal for the people who have very limited time in Morocco but they would like to experience a camel trek & spend a night at Merzouga desert camp. The 2 day trip from Marrakech to Merzouga will begins with Pick up from your hotel/riad in Marrakech early morning at 7:00 a.m in order to have enough time to make as many stops along the way as possible and depart to the High Atlas mountains traveling through Tizi N´Tichka pass with stops for impressive panoramic views and taking photos of the authentic Berber small villages that disguise in the landscapes.

Then we continue south to the ksar (fortified village) of Ait Ben Haddou where we will make a quick stop for pictures or do a short visit if you are traveling in the summer months when the day is long enough. The famous Kasbah (declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986). Famous films have been shot in this spectacular place including Gladiator, Obelix, The Mummy, The Jewel of the Nile, Sahara with Penélope Cruz…etc. Our Marrakech to Merzouga 2 day / 1 night continues to see Film studios and Taourirt kasbah from outside in Ouarzazate, make other quick stops for the pictures at different places where the scenery is spectacular. You’ll have free time for lunch in Tinejdad or Touroug and then we continue our way to Merzouga desert to reach the spectacular dunes of Erg Chebbi. From here you’ll do the camel trek for 1 -1:30 to our Berber camp before dinner we´ll the opportunity to watch sunset at the top of a dune, try the sandboarding if that’s an activity you are interested in, take photos and enjoy the views…we continue to the camp where you’ll be welcomed with a cut of mint tea, have delicious dinner, listen to the traditional Berber drumming music then sleep in a tent under a beautiful starry sky.

The next day, after watching the sunrise you’ll have breakfast and shower at camp then we’ll travel back to Marrakech driving through the arid pre-desertic area where we´ll see acacia typical trees of this landscapes. On the way to the Draa valley, we´ll make some stops to admire the beautiful views of the river that gives name to the valley. It's the longest river in Morocco. Our trip continues towards Ouarzazate crossing the Anti Atlas. We´ll have some free time for lunch in the city and in the afternoon we continue our journey to Marrakech arrival in the late afternoon/evening, Transfer to your hotel and your 2 days trip from Marrakech to Merzouga ends.

2 Day Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga

* Duration : 2 days / 1 night
* Departure time : 7/8 am ( depends on which season)
* Starting point : Your hotel /Riad in Marrakech
* Ending point : Your hotel /Riad in Marrakech

Highlights :

* Cross high atlas mountains
* Beautiful views & panoramics
* Authentic Berber villages
* Experience Camel trek
* Overnight stay at Nomadic camp
* Enjoy watching starry sky
* Wonderful sunrise & sunset in Desert
* Draa Valley

Tour Itinerary : Best 2 Day Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga

Day 1 : Marrakech - High Atlas mountains - Ouarzazate - Merzouga Desert { 564 km }

Your 2 Day Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga will start with pick up by your driver from Sahara Camel Trips company at your hotel/riad in Marrakech early in the morning and depart to the High Atlas mountains, going through Tizi N´Tichka port with stops for panoramic views and taking pictures of the Berber villages and its beautiful landscape. Then we continue to Ait ben Haddou (fortified village) declared a world heritage site by Unesco since 1986, many famous films were recorded in this spectacular place such as Game of Thrones, Gladiator, The Jewel of the Nile, The Mummy ...our trip continues to Ouarzazate also known as “The gate of the desert” that in the Berber language means “noiseless ". Here we´ll see the Taourirt kasbah one of the most spectacular ksars in Morocco. The next site to see is Rose Valley going through the big Skoura palm grove a beautiful place to contemplate countless palms and numerous kasbahs that are built in the surrounding area we'll stop for lunch. We'll pass by Dades & Todra valleys, Tinejdad, Touroug, and then we continue our way to the desert to reach the stunning dunes of Merzouga where we´ll experience the Camel trekking through the golden Erg Chebbi desert with a break to watch the incredible sunset over the dunes, try Sandboarding in the sand if you are interested, enjoy the beautiful landscapes... until the sun goes down then continue to Berber Camp Merzouga where you will be greeted with a glass of mint tea and relax till dinner time, after that there will be some traditional Berber drumming music around the fire, admire a beautiful starry sky and then sleep nomadic tented camp.

Day 2 : Erg Chebbi - Draa Valley - Agdez - Anti atlas - Ouarzazate – Marrakech { 564 km }

As you are already in the desert it worth awake up early morning to watch the Sunrise in the desert to contemplate the most spectacular sunrise you have ever seen at the top of a dune near the camp after these lovely moments you will have delicious breakfast and take shower at the camp, after that, you will ride your camels or we can transfer you by our 4WD back to the original meeting location where you will meet your driver and start our journey back to Marrakech through the different road where you will see “acacia” typical tree of this landscapes 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, 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 start off our road to Marrakech drop off you at your hotel and our Marrakech to Merzouga tour 2 days end.

The price includes :

* Pick up and drop off you at your hotel in Marrakesh
* Tour in air condition vehicle A/C
* Experienced English speaking driver
* 1 night stay at private tent at desert camp ( dinner & breakfast included )
* Camel trek
* Bottled water for desert trek
* Moroccan mint tea at the camp
* Sandboarding in the dunes ( if you are interested )
* Fuel
* Stops for panoramic views, take photos...
* Free time for lunch

The price doesn't include :

* Lunches
* Drinks
* Entrances to monuments ( optional)

Additional Informations :

* Vegetarian options are available, please let us know upon request
* Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
* During Winter months the departure time from Marrakech may be a bit earlier in order to reach the Desert in perfect time for the Camel ride...because the day it's short.

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