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3 Days Culture tour itinerary for morocco: Explore The Vast & Mysterious Sahara Desert

Marrakech, Merzouga, Ouarzazate, Aït Benhaddou, Atlas Mountains, Dadès Gorges

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Explore the Vast & Mysterious Sahara Desert

camel rides in the desert


Jump on this exciting and thrilling tour around the eastern half of Morocco with camel rides, kasbahs, sand dunes, desert landscapes, Moroccan architecture & cuisine, mountains, and so much more. Witness the endless array of stars in the middle of the desert and the equally lavish sunset on camels. 

DAY 01

Marrakech – Atlas Mountains – Ait Benhaddou Kasbah – Dades Valley

  • Travel in style, in a modern air-conditioned car. Your guide will pick you up from your Marrakech hotel at 8.00 a.m, and escort you to the departure point. 

  • Travel over the Atlas Mountain range and descend into the Kasbah at Ait Benhaddou.

  • The Ksar (Kasbah or Palace): There are actually six of them within a walled city is a place of wonder. Here you will feel almost like you have stepped back in time to the days of gladiators, desert nomads, and ancient trading markets. 

  • Eat lunch on the first day in the Kasbah at Ait Benhaddou after the guided tour has finished.

  • Stop at Ouarzazate and admire the scenery of a city where several blockbuster movies have been filmed and made. Classics like The Mummy and Lawrence of Arabia are among the many films, which have taken in a city often called “The Gateway to the Desert”.

  • In the desert’s gateway city, you can make a stop, at a café before venturing on to the Dades Valley. 

  • Once there, you can relax and unwind at a private guesthouse in Dades with en-suite bathroom, and enjoy the culinary delights of a Moroccan evening dinner.

DAY 02

Dades Valley – Todra Gorges – Merzouga Desert

  • The following morning, have a hearty breakfast at the guesthouse and leave for the Todra Gorge. It is simply jaw-dropping and has stunning scenery that makes you a question, why this has not been listed as a wonder of the world. 

  • After lunch, on the way to Erg Chebbi, travel on to Merzouga.

  • Get onto your camels and traverse the Dunes of Erg Chebbi. Dunes really are a place in the heart of the desert. 

  • Finish off at the Berber desert camp to rest up for the night.

  • At the camp, you’ll enjoy an evening meal and breakfast in the morning, before completing our final day’s journey back to Marrakesh.

Overnight Stay in a Desert Camp

DAY 03

Merzouga – Draa Valley – Marrakech

  • Transport back to Merzouga on camels.

  • Proceed back through the Draa Valley, where you will see the sights at Rissani. Here the Moroccan architecture in the palaces and gateways as well as old Kasbahs, and temples is worthy of many photographic opportunities.

  • The final leg of this tour sees you moving through Nqob, and Agdez before the familiar city of Ouarzazate once more. 

  • Eat lunch at any café.

  • Head back through the Atlas Mountains, and back into Marrakech for the journey’s end. 

  • Arrive in Marrakech, expected around 8.00 p.m. 

  • 300 EUR Per Adult , 250 EUR Per Child
  • Moroccan driver-guide during the 3-day trip

  • Pick up from your hotel in Marrakech

  • Full modern air-conditioned car

  • Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou visit, Dades Gorge Valley, Todra Gorge visit

  • Camel treks at sunset and on sunrise

  • 1 night in private tent desert camp

  • Breakfasts and evening meals

  • 1 night in a hotel in Dades Valley

  • Sandboarding on the desert dunes

  • Drinks

  • Lunch (the cost of the menu between 2 and 9 euros)

  • Tips

  • A 3 day trip from Marrakech Desert Tour is easily one of the most popular, of them all and it is a desert trip from Marrakech to Merzouga, that takes in many new discoveries. There are an oasis, sand dunes and as well as Kasbahs, and camel trekking and an overnight stay in a Sahara desert camp, where you and your private party, can gaze up into the night sky, and witness the endless array of stars. There is no light pollution to spoil your starlight gaze, at your camp in the middle of the desert, and the sunset you witness when camel trekking is equally lavish.

  • 3 days tour from Marrakech to the Sahara Desert Merzouga

3 day Trip Highlights:

  • Visit Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou UNESCO World Heritage Site

  • Drive through the High Atlas Mountains.

  • Visit Ouarzazate Hollywood of Morocco with Morocco’s biggest studios.

  • Sunset and sunrise camel trek to Berber desert camp

  • Spend a night in Dades Valley

  • Visit Todra Gorges

  • Spend a night in Berber desert camp with bonfire and music entertainment

  • Sandboarding on the sand dunes Erg Chebbi Desert

Marrakech, Merzouga, Ouarzazate, Aït Benhaddou, Atlas Mountains, Dadès Gorges

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