3 Days Shared Tour from Marrakech
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3 days shared tours from Marrakech to Merzouga
Overview of the 3 days shared tour from Marrakech:
Our agency offers Shared tours around attractive Moroccan places. In these 3 days of shared tours, we will explore the views of Tizi N’Ticheka, which has Berber Villages with panoramic sights from the above High Atlas Mountains. There are also the most popular Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou and Merzouga Dunes. In addition, you have a chance to live unforgettable moments in Golden Sahara.
Marrakech Shared Tour highlights:
- Berber Villages with unbelievable sights
- Panoramic Kasbahs
- Most creative architectures
- Berber Nomads
- Golden Dunes of Merzouga
- A Unique Night in Berber Camp
- Experience of Camel Trek
- Todra and Dades Gorges
- Ouarzazate and Ait Ben Haddou
- Tizi N’Ticheka Pass with wonder views
Itinerary of 3 Days Shared Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga
Day 1: From Marrakech to Dades Gorges through Ait Ben Haddou
The meeting point will be in Jemaa el Fna square. Where will start our 3 days shared tours from Marrakech to Merzouga. We must cross the High Atlas via Tizi N’Ticheka, a high altitude of 2260 meters, from which we can see sweeping vistas, and travel further south to the Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is a stunning and incredible Kasbah with incredible architecture, that is located in Ounila valley, the longest valley in Morocco. There, some actors have had international films shot, including Gladiator, Obelix, The Mummy: Jewel of the Nile, and Sahara with Penélope Cruz, among others.
After lunch, we will head to Ouarzazate. Which is also known as the largest solar energy station and a city with a thriving film industry. The name Ouarzazate translates to “no noise”. We pass by a second stunning Kasbah is also known as the Glaoui or Marrakech Pasha’s home and is equally stunning. Our next plan is crossing the roses valley and Dades valley to enjoy the landscapes of nature and the old Kasbahs. The last stop will be in Dades Valley for dinner and overnight.
Day 2: From Dades Gorges to the Golden Sahara Desert
We consume breakfast before traveling to the desert for the day. Today’s adventure takes us to the desert, where we learn about various customs and other tribes. Once we have passed through a few villages and the Todra Gorges have been reached, we continue to Tinjdad village where will stop in a Berber cooperative to prepare for the Sahara and try the Berber clothes and make Henna for free.
Before we get to the desert, we pass by Erfoud town is well-known for its fossils and for having a market with palm and fruit trees. In the Sahara desert you will find your camels waiting there for a Morocco camel ride. You will cross the dunes of Sahara enjoying the landscapes of Erg Chebbi. You will have a stop on the way to the camp inside the dunes to see the golden sunset. After having dinner you will gather around the fire to enjoy the Berber drums played by the locals undet the incredible lights of the stars. Overnight will be in your Berber tent.
Day 3: From Merzouga directly to Marrakech
We get up early to see the spectacular desert sunrise. After breakfast we will drive towards Marrakech. On the last day we will have few stops during the way. Including lunch, Draa valley as the biggest one in Morocco, and other quick stops for bathroom and pictures. Before we reach Marrakech we will cross again the High Atlas Mountains via Tizi N’Ticheka. We finally reach Marrakech and drop you off in the Jemaa Fena square. End of 3 days shared tour from Marrakech.
- Pick up/drop off at your accommodation in Marrakech.
- Private A/C transport during the tour.
- Camel ride per each in Merzouga desert.
- Overnight stay in the Merzouga desert camp.
- Dinner and breakfast.
- Lunches and soft drinks.
- Entrance fees to monuments.
- Other personal expenses.
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Frequent Asked Questions
Both Zagora and Merzouga are popular tourist destinations in Morocco, known for their desert landscapes and opportunities for camel trekking and experiencing the Sahara Desert. However, determining which one is better depends on your personal preferences and what you are looking for in your desert experience.
Zagora is located in the Draa Valley region and offers a more accessible desert experience compared to Merzouga. It is closer to major cities like Marrakech, making it a convenient option for travelers with limited time. The desert in Zagora is still impressive, with beautiful dunes and picturesque sunsets. However, the dunes in Zagora are smaller compared to those in Merzouga.
On the other hand, Merzouga is renowned for its stunningly large dunes, including the famous Erg Chebbi. These dunes are among the highest in Morocco and offer a more dramatic and immersive desert experience. Merzouga is located in southeastern Morocco, close to the Algerian border, and a bit farther from major cities. This can make it a slightly longer journey to reach, but many travelers consider it worth the effort for the breathtaking dunes.
Can you do a day trip to the Sahara Desert from Marrakech?
Yes, it is possible to do a day trip to the Sahara Desert from Marrakech, but it is a long journey and involves a significant amount of travel time. The Sahara Desert is located quite far from Marrakech, so keep in mind that it will be a long day with limited time to spend in the desert itself.
Yes, Merzouga Desert is indeed part of the Sahara Desert. The Sahara Desert is the largest hot desert in the world, covering a vast expanse of North Africa.
Merzouga is a small village located in southeastern Morocco, near the border with Algeria. It is renowned for its towering sand dunes, including the famous Erg Chebbi dunes. These dunes are part of the larger Sahara Desert, which extends beyond Merzouga into other parts of Morocco, Algeria, and neighboring countries.
The desert landscape in Merzouga showcases the typical characteristics of the Sahara, with its golden sand dunes, vast open spaces, and arid climate. It offers visitors an opportunity to experience the beauty and tranquility of the Sahara Desert in Morocco.
Can you camp in the Sahara desert?
Yes, camping in the Sahara Desert is a popular and memorable experience for many travelers. There are several options available for camping in the Sahara, including both organized camps and independent camping.
Whether you choose an organized camp or independent camping, spending a night under the starry desert sky is a unique and enchanting experience. The silence, vastness, and beauty of the desert make it a memorable part of any journey to Morocco. Just remember to follow guidelines and respect the environment to minimize your impact on the delicate desert ecosystem.
The Merzouga Desert, located in Morocco, is generally considered safe for visitors.
It’s recommended to hire a local guide or join a reputable tour company when exploring the desert. They are familiar with the terrain and can provide valuable guidance. Or travel in groups: If possible, travel in a group, especially when venturing into remote areas of the desert. This can enhance safety if any issues arise.
The desert environment can be challenging, with extreme temperatures during the day and potentially cold nights. Be prepared with appropriate clothing, sun protection, and sufficient water supplies.
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