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3 Days Architecture tour itinerary for morocco: Jump Onto This Sahara Desert Tour

Marrakech, Merzouga, Ouarzazate, Aït Benhaddou, Dadès Gorges, Erg Chebbi, Rissani, Todgha Gorge, Zagora

Architecture Tour
Adventure Sports Tour
Desert Tour
Jump onto this Sahara Desert Tour

Camel rides

Erg Chebbi-Morocco

Drive through valleys, passes, gorges, oasis and experience the magical & highest dunes in Moroccan Sahara desert. This is one of the most visited places in southern Morocco combined with tours around the high Atlas Mountains or the imperial cities. It allows you to see the sunshine & sunset. We let you discover more of it yourselves in your own way.

DAY 01

Marrakech – Ait Ben Haddou – Ouarzazate Dades Gorge.

  • After breakfast, pick up by our English speaking driver.

  • Drive through Tizi n’Tichka pass (the limit between Western & Central High Atlas Mountains) with a stunning view over the Imouzzar & Taddart Berber villages as well as the zigzagging road of Tichka.

  • Continue via Telouet valley with a short visit of the Pach Glaoui’s Abandoned Kasbah.

  • Travel along Ounila valley to arrive at Ait Benhaddou.

  • Eat lunch

  • Visit the magical Ksars of this place, a real Moroccan & UNESCO world heritage. This place is known as a picture & movies spot as several international films have been shot in this place including the Gladiator, Lawrence of Arabia, the Mummy, Kundun & Alexander. (There are about 43 films in total which have used the place.) Enjoy the architecture of the building aged about 4 centuries. The place has been used as a trade center for the caravans coming from Toubouktou & heading to Marrakech/ the whole north of Morocco.

  • After the visit, continue via Ouarzazate. 

  • Optional visit to the movie studio (Moroccan Hollywood).

  • Drive along the way of 1000 Kasbah & pass through Skoura & Kelaa Mgoun & Boumalen Dades. 

  • Arrival to Dades gorges.

Overnight at the guest house.

DAY 02

Dades gorge to L'erg Chebi de Mezouga

 Dades Gorge – Todra Gorge – Merzouga; 270km

  • After breakfast and a short drive to Todra Gorge. 

  • Marvel at the huge rocks for climbers, passing via the magnificent palm oasis and visit inside of the gorges to way back to the main road.

  • Drive through Tinghir, Tinjdade & Erfoud.

  • Optional visit of the Marble factory.

  • Continue to Merzouga via Rissani, the ancient capital of Tafilalte region. It was a former major caravan center.

  • Visit the mausoleum of Moulay Ali Cherif, the founder of the Alaouite Dynasty of Morocco in 1631. 

  • Proceed to the town of Merzouga.

  • Taste the welcome mint tea and then meet the camel leader to start 1.30hr camel ride to Erg Chebbi dunes. Enjoy the sunset on the way.

Overnight at the nomadic camp.

DAY 03

Back to Marrakech.

Erg Chebbi – Merzouga – Alnif – Tazzarine – Agdez – Ouarzazate – Marrakech; 570km

  • Wake up early to enjoy the views of the sunrise in the desert.

  • After breakfast, join the camels again to ride back by a different way over the dunes to return to our waiting vehicle at Merzouga.

  • Continue on our way through Alnif, Tazzarine & a part of the long Draa valley before arriving at Agdez.

  • Procedd to Marrakech via Ouarzazate & Tizi n’Tichka pass (2260m). 

  • Arrival at Marrakech around 8 pm.

  • 200 EUR Per Adult
  • 4*4 vehicle.

  • Moroccan guide.

  • Hotel with Dinner and Breakfast in Dades Gorge.

  • Camel ride.

  • Bivouac in Merzouga with Dinner and Breakfast.

  •  Shopping.

  •  With Berber nomads in the caves.

  •  Lunches and drinks.

  • Merzouga, situated at 40km from Erfoud  & 40km from Rissani, is known for its magical & highest dunes in Moroccan Sahara desert.

Marrakech, Merzouga, Ouarzazate, Aït Benhaddou, Dadès Gorges, Erg Chebbi, Rissani, Todgha Gorge, Zagora

Architecture Tour
Adventure Sports Tour
Desert Tour

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Ahmed Berber

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