4-Day Tour From Marrakech to Zagora Desert and Merzouga Camel Trek

Start your first day with a pickup from your accommodations in Marrakech, continuing into the High Atlas Mountains up toward the Tizi-n-Tichka pass, observing remote Berber villages and local farmers along the way. Stop by the UNESCO World Heritage site of Aït Benhaddou kashbah, check out a number of remote desert oases and then trek by camel into the desert for an unforgettable evening camping in the Sahara. Ride your camel on day two back to Zagora, continuing by car to visit the small village of Mezrouga. You’ll eventually rejoin your camel caravan, trekking back into the desert towards the town of Erg Chebbi and your remote camp, where you’ll spend a second night under the stars. On day three head to the ancient town of Rissani, before driving the “Road of 1,000 Kashbahs” to Tinghir and visiting the Todgha Gorge. You’ll spend the evening of your third day at a hotel in Bourmaine du Dadès. Finish your trip on day four with a trip through the scenic Valley of Roses.

per adult from

$725

NZD

Duration

4 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • 4x Breakfast
    • 2x Dinner
    • Accommodation included: 3 nights
    • Accommodation selected hotels
    • Transport by an air-conditioned vehicle
    • Camel ride and overnight in desert camp
    • Entry/Admission - Merzouga Desert
    • Entry/Admission - Dades Gorges
    • Entry/Admission - Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou
    What's excluded :
    • Lunches and drinks
    • Tips and personal items
    • Entry/Admission - Draa Valley

  • Day 1: Marrakech - Atlas Mountains - Ouarzazate - Agdez Draa valley

    Stop At: Draa Valley, Zagora 45600 Morocco
    Following a morning pickup from your accommodation in Marrakech, head out of the city in your air-conditioned minivan through the fertile Haouz Plains toward the High Atlas Mountains. Pass through rural Berber villages where local farmers tend their goats, and take the high Tizi-n-Tichka pass through the mountains.

    Enjoy free time to visit the site of taourirte in ouarzazate at your leisure and soak up a little of . After lunch, your tour will take you to the Oasis of Agdz to enjoy the view of Kasbah Tamnougalt, then continue through the oases and palm groves of the Drâa Valley to Zagora. Meet your camel caravan before setting off on your 1-hour camel trekking adventure into the Zagora Desert. Enjoy breathtaking views of the setting sun on route to your desert camp, then sit down to a traditional Moroccan dinner under the stars as locals play traditional folk songs for your entertainment
    Duration: 7 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Riad or Hotel

    Day 2: Zagora - Anti atlas Mountains - Rissani - Merzouga camel ride

    Stop At: Merzouga Desert, Merzouga Morocco
    Following an early stroll to admire the sunrise among the sand dunes (optional), enjoy breakfast at the camp then ride your camel back to Zagora. Meet your driver for the onward journey through the Anti-Atlas Mountains and the lunar landscape towards the town of Alnif, where you will stop for lunch. After lunch (own expense), continue to Merzouga — a small village on the edge of the mighty Sahara Desert. Meet your camel caravan and, as the golden sun begins its slow descent over the dunes, set off toward Erg Chebbi where your secluded camp in the heart of the desert awaits. With the rhythms of traditional tamtam drumming from local nomads to entertain you, enjoy dinner and an evening under the stars before retiring to bed.
    Duration: 5 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight in desert camp

    Day 3: Merzouga desert - Erfoud - Todra gorges - Dades valley

    Stop At: Dades Gorges, R704 Atlas Mountains, Boumalne Dades 45350 Morocco
    Perhaps make the most of your time in the desert with an early-morning walk over the dunes to enjoy the sunrise. After breakfast, ride your camel back to Merzouga and meet your driver. There, hop back aboard your minibus and head on to the town of Rissani — the ancient capital of the Tafilalt region and the birthplace of Morocco’s ruling royal family; the Alaouite dynasty. Since the Middle Ages, this has been the traditional starting point for camel caravans crossing the Sahara Desert to Timbuktu. Next, take the famous ‘Road of 1,000 Kasbahs’ to nearby Tinghir. On route, admire the many ancient earthen citadels lining the way and listen as your guide explains their usage in Berber culture. Stroll along the river in Tinghir, then move on to the nearby Todgha Gorges and enjoy lunch in one of the local cafés (own expense). After lunch, continue on through the Dadès Valley. Enjoy a little free time to relax at the summit of the Dadès Gorge and enjoy panoramic views over the Moroccan countryside. Afterward, continue on to your hotel in Boumalne du Dadès for dinner and an overnight stay.
    Duration: 5 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Riad or Hotel

    Day 4: Dades valley - Rose valley - Skoura oasis - Ait ben haddou kasbah - Marrakech

    Stop At: Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou, Douar Ait Ben Haddou, Ait Ben Haddou 45000 Morocco
    After breakfast, your journey will take you through the picturesque Valley of Roses to the oasis of Skoura, one of the largest in Morocco, and on to Ouarzazate.

    Visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of Kasbah Aït Ben Haddou, where locals have traded and socialized for thousands of years. Enjoy free time to visit the site at your leisure and soak up a little of the atmosphere, then head onward to Ouarzazate for lunch (own expense).

    After lunch (own expense) in Ouarzazate, head onward crossing the High Atlas Mountains to your accommodation in Marrakech where your 4-day Sahara Desert tour will come to an end.
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    The Hotel pick up will be offered,Airports
    • Menara Airport, Marrakech Morocco
    Departure Time :
    12:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Atlas discovery

Activity ID: V-102283P15

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