Erg Chebbi Desert Tour from Marrakech – 4 days


Sahara Desert Tour from Marrakech:

Go on a captivating 4-day journey beginning in Marrakech and concluding in Merzouga, where you’ll immerse yourself in the enchanting allure of the Sahara Desert. This expedition promises to transport you from the vibrant markets of Marrakech to the awe-inspiring Erg Chebbi dunes, traversing the stunning southern landscapes of Morocco. Along the way, you’ll traverse the picturesque Atlas Mountains, discover quaint Berber villages, and explore ancient Kasbahs. Your accommodations will offer authentic experiences with overnight stays in charming guest houses.

Then, set out on a delightful hike through the breathtaking Todgha Gorges and the stunning Dades Valley, leading you to the majestic Sahara Desert. Here, indulge in a memorable camel trek and ascend windswept dunes to witness mesmerising sunsets amidst the towering landscape. To crown your adventure, relish an unforgettable night in a luxurious desert camp nestled within the Erg Chebbi, where you can marvel at the starry night sky above.

4-day desert tour from Marrakech to Erg Chebbi dunes – highlights:

  • Explore the Atlas Mountains and quaint Berber villages for a scenic journey through stunning landscapes.
  • Venture into ancient Kasbahs like Kasbah Teleout and Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou for a historical exploration.
  • Indulge in traditional cuisine, relax in authentic guest houses, and immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of southern Morocco.
  • Wander through the Dades Valley and hike in the Todra Gorges for an invigorating outdoor experience.
  • Enjoy sunset camel rides, sandboarding, photography, and lively nomad music around a campfire for a magical evening.
  • Dine under the stars and stay in luxury desert camps for a memorable night in the vast dunes.
  • Explore the Draa Valley with its palm groves, kasbahs, and Berber villages for an enchanting discovery of Morocco’s timeless beauty.

What is included in the price:

  • Transport in a private air-conditioned & comfortable van or 4WD vehicle
  • Experienced English-speaking nomad driver-guide
  • Pick-up from and drop-off at your hotel in Marrakech
  • Meals: breakfast & dinner – with vegetarian and vegan options available
  • Accommodation in comfortable hotels with air-conditioned rooms with private bathrooms
  • One night in a luxury desert camp in Erg Chebbi under private & comfortable tents equipped with private bathrooms and shower
  • A camel ride for about two hours with a guide in Erg Chebbi and free sand-boarding, if desired
  • Berber drumming & music in the desert camp
  • Hiking in beautiful scenery and free time to explore the sites of interest
  • Tea/ coffee in the desert camp

What is not included:

  • Lunches
  • Local guides
  • Entrance fees
  • Tipping

Itinerary:

1st day: Marrakech – Dades Gorges

Commence your captivating 4-day journey from Marrakech to Merzouga with a morning departure towards the Dades Gorges, traversing the majestic High Atlas mountains. Revel in the breathtaking vistas of valleys and Berber villages nestled amid the mountainsides. Following a thrilling passage through the Tizi-n-Tichka pass, the highest peak in North Africa, you’ll venture to the historic Kasbah Telouet, once the seat of the El Glaoui family. Dive into its rich history with a guided tour.

Next, proceed to the oasis of Skoura to explore the renowned Kasbah Amridhil, a beautifully restored adobe building offering insights into Morocco’s architectural heritage. Continuing along the Road of One Thousand Kasbahs and through the refreshing Valley of the Roses, arrive in Kela’a M’gouna, famed for its rose production. As the afternoon wanes, settle into a charming guest house in the Dades Valley, boasting panoramic views of the valley.

2nd day: Dades Gorges – Merzouga

After a hearty breakfast, immerse yourself in the tranquillity of Boumalne Dades Valley, strolling through its lush oases and gaining insights into local life. Journey onward to the Todra Gorges, where a brief hike along the riverbank and into the mountains offers a refreshing outdoor experience. Indulge in lunch at a local eatery with picturesque valley views.

En route to Erfoud, marvel at the enigmatic khettarat sand mounds, and ingenious water channels preserving precious desert water. Explore Erfoud’s fossil workshops, uncovering the artistry behind transforming fossil-rich rocks into intricate artefacts. Continuing through the Ziz Valley and Tafilalte Valley, arrive at the Erg Chebbi dunes for an exhilarating camel ride to a desert camp nestled among the dunes. Enjoy a mesmerising sunset from atop the dunes before a delightful dinner under the starry sky.

3rd day: Merzouga – Ouarzazate

Awaken to the splendour of a Sahara sunrise, relishing moments of tranquillity amidst the dunes. After a refreshing camel ride back to your hotel and breakfast, embark on the journey to Ouarzazate. Traverse through picturesque Berber villages and stop for lunch in N’Qob, immortalised in the film ‘Babel’.

Continue along the Draa Valley and ancient Caravans Roads, marvelling at oases and kasbahs lining the riverbanks. Journey off-road along the riverbank to immerse yourself in the region’s ancient caravan heritage. Cross the Anti-Atlas Mountains via the Tizi-n-Tinfifite pass, culminating in a night’s stay at a charming riad in Ouarzazate.

4th day: Ouarzazate – Marrakech

Embark on cultural exploration, visiting Kasbah Taourirt, once the grand residence of the influential Glaoui family. Explore the famed Atlas Studios, a haven for movie enthusiasts, before journeying to the iconic Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site steeped in cinematic history.

Cross the High Atlas Mountains via the Tizi-n-Tichka pass, pausing at panoramic viewpoints for awe-inspiring vistas. Arrive back in Marrakech by early evening, enriched by the memories of your captivating desert adventure.

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