5 Days Culture tour itinerary for Marrakech & Merzouga: Traverse The Sand Dunes Of Sahara Desert
Discover a lush oasis of palm trees as you leave behind the souks and medinas of Marrakech to explore the desert of Merzouga. Travel through the kasbahs and high Atlas mountain to enjoy a night in the tent under the stars.
Marrakech – High Atlas – Dades Gorges
Pick-up at the hotel or riad.
Head towards the High Atlas. This range has the highest altitudes around North Africa.
Continue to Ouarzazate, which is a village near the High Atlas mountains and the Draa River valley.
Go down the road of Thousand Kasbahs, entering the Dades Valley. Continue on river road entering the narrow valley.
Have dinner and spend the night.
DADES GORGES – Todra Gorges – Merzouga
Depart to Todra Gorges through the vast palm grove of Tinerhir.
Arrive at the gorge where you can see the spectacular landscape.
Drive to Merzouga where you will leave your luggage at the auberge and go to the desert by camel. Once in Haima, you will have dinner and hear the drums echoing in the desert night and lie down in your tent.
MERZOUGA – ERG CHEBBI (DESERT)
Wake up early to watch the sunrise.
Visit a nomad family in the mid-day.
Eat under the shade of a tree and you will see how the Berber pizza is made.
Leave to see an oasis in the desert in 4×4 and also visit the town of Khamlia (village of the blacks), MIFISS mines, desert places, and meet the Berber nomads of the desert.
Return to the Haima, where you will have dinner and spend the night in the tent.
MERZOUGA – RISSANI – OUARZAZATE
Watch the sunrise and return on camels to the hotel.
Travel to Rissani and make a stop to visit the market.
Continue to the route to Ouarzazate, crossing the magnificent and spectacular Draa Valley with huge palm trees.
Arrive in Ouarzazate where you will have dinner and spend the night.
OUARZAZATE – MARRAKECH
Go to the fortified city called Ait Ben Haddou, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and where several films have been made like Lawrence of Arabia, Gladiator and The Mummy.
Depart to Marrakech.
Private transport in air condition car.
Pick-up and drop off.
Dinners and breakfast.
Hotels/riads during the tour.
Camel ride in desert/desert luxury camp for 1 night.
Lunch and drinks.
Entry fees for monuments.
Type of Tour
This tour is offered throughout the year.The tour starts at 08:00 hours.
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