3 DAYS 2 NIGHTS MERZOUGA DESERT
DAY 1 : MARRAKECH – AIT BEN HADDOU – OUARZAZATE.
We will leave from your hotel/riad in Marrakech and start heading to the Atlas Mountains through the Tizi n‘Tichka pass .Upon our descend, we will arrive to Ait Ben Haddou: a cultural world heritage site in Morocco since 1987 ; the Ksour (berber villages ) of Ait BenHaddou was once an important stop along the caravan routes which carried salt from the Sahara and on return, gold and ivory. It is the best preserved and well-fortified Kasbah . Several films have been shot there including :The Mummy ,Alexander ,Kingdom of Heaven and Prince of Persia . After , we will pass the desert of Ouarzazate ,visit Taourirt Kasbah and the Atlas film studios . We will spend the night in a local hotel in Ouarzazate.
DAY 2 : OUARZAZATE - DADES GORGE – TODRA GORGE – MERZOUGA.
After breakfast, we will leave from Ouarzazate to the Sahara desert of Merzouga. Berber villages are scattered along the way. We’ll pass through Tinjdad, Jorf, and Erfoud in which we’ll feel the beginning of the Saharan oasis of Tafilalet. And then continue to Merzouga.
After relaxing a few minutes, we go to the camels who are waiting to take us on an adventure in the dunes. We will spend the night in an equipped camp with drum music in the middle of the Sahara, this is a great opportunity to take lovely pictures of the sunset and sunrise, when we arrive at the camp we go to a high dune to see the sunset, we will spend the night in nomad tents.
DAY 3 : MERZOUGA – ALNIF – NEKOB – MARRAKECH.
An early wake up to enjoy the sunrise over the highest dunes of Erg Chebbi in Merzouga is one of the best moments of the desert, afterwards you will have breakfast in the camp, pack and go back either on camels or by 4x4 leaving the dunes behind. Back on the asphalt roads, you will drive to Marrakech through Alnif, Tazarine, Draa valley,Agdez and Ouarazazate. In Ouarzazate we will have free time for lunch and a photo stop in front of the famous Taourirt Kasbah. Afterwards we will continue to Marrakech, where your Merzouga desert experience ends. Crossing again the Atlas Mountains and the Berber villages between Ouarzazate and Marrakech. Drop off at your accommodation.