3 Days Sahara Desert Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga
3 DAYS Sahara Desert Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga, Presented to you by Prime Morocco Tours.
Day 1: Marrakech – Atlas Mountains – Ait Ben Haddou – Ouarzazate – Roses &Dades Valley
The three days tour will start from Marrakesh where we will meet first time; this city was an old capital of Morocco’s ancient monarchs, and it is named to be the capital of the Maghreb Union. At 8 am we will drive through the High Atlas Mountains that is known by the highest top in Morocco 4,167m named Toubkal go Through the Tizi N’Tichka passage on the mountain and enjoy the various landscape views. On the route we will have a break for a tea with mint or coffee at one of the Amazigh Hamlets. The next break will be at Ait Ben Hadou village to visit the Kasbah of Ait Ben Hadou; an old building that is for collective living, this Kasbah is nominated as a UNSCO heritage in 1987. This Kasbah and the region in general is very important for the industry of film making (famous movies like the man who would be king in 1975 and many others) it is also a fortress on the Salt Road where caravans from different regions came to buy slaves, gold, ivory and salt. Here we will enjoy the lunch time special food of the region. Then we will continue the path towards the Dades Valley, through the Kalaat Magouna; a town known by it’s thousands hectares of roses you can admire on May, Skoura Amazigh villages surrounding the valley of Dades; this valley which is shaped in a form of gorges long time ago, here we can spend the first night.
Day 2:Dades – Todra Gorges – El Jorf – Erfoud – Merzouga (Night in Erg Chebbi Desert)
The following day after your breakfast meal. The caravan will continue the road through the valley admiring the amazing rock formation ( the monkey toes) and the integration of the of Kasbahs within the beautiful nature to name but a few the amazing Kasbah of AitYul from the 19 century. Entering Tinrghir region and the Todra Valley and it’s panoramic landscape view and surrounding Amazigh villages. In the Todra valley we will have a walk through the river with it’s amazing 300m high red cliff which a favorite destination for many rock-limbers to practice this sport. Lunch time will be served either in Rissani or Erfoud; two town oasis in the sahara, before leaving to merzouga the village of the golden sand where you will be welcomed with a tea with mint then checking in a Hotel and leave ride camels to the camp in desert to enjoy the sunrise and spend the night under the Amazigh tent
Day 3: Merzouga Desert- Alnif – N’kob – Agdz – High Atlas Mountains – Marrakech
In the early morning our guide will wake up you very early in the morning to enjoy the sunrise shining over the golden sand of mezouga. A few minutes later you will ride back to the auberge at the village to take a fresh shower and a tasty breakfast. Then you will take the route towards Marrakech passing through many different landscapes and villages you may stop for lunch when it is time at one of those villages. Arriving to Marrakech you will be taken to your place of stay which will be the end of our services.