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Marrakech to Merzouga Desert - 3 Days

Desert Trek

The Sahara can be an inspirational experience at night, with the air being crisp, clean and clear, the stars being so close you can almost touch them and a silence that is deafening.

 

3 days Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga dunes will allow you to discover the real Morocco. On this 3-day desert tour to Erg chebbi dunes you will experience the beauty of the dunes stretching out into infinity Follow the path of the dromedary desert caravan Explore the great valleys of southern Morocco : Ouarzazate, Ait Benhadou, Rose valley, Dades Gorge, Todra Gorge Draa, and the High Atlas mountains....


 
Desert Trek

Trip Facts

Total Days : 3
Trek Days : 3
Trip Nature : Tours
Lodging : Hotel & Camp
Min. Altitude : ( 400 m )
Max. Altitude : ( 2226 m )   
Difficulty : Easy
Group Size :  +2 person    
Best Time : This trek is available throughout the year. You can start the trek on any date you wish.
 

Intinerary

Day 01: Marrakech - Kasbah Ait Benhedou - Dades Valley
Day 02: Dades Valley - Todra Gorges - Merzouga - Erg Chebbi
Day 03:  Erg Chebbi - Merzouga - Marrakech

Services

What's Included
  • Private Transport to and from Marrakech
  • Qualified English speaking guide
  • Driver
  • Accommodation in hotels / tents
  • Dinners and breakfast
  • Camels

What's Not Included
  • Personal Insurance
  • Tip
  • Drinks
  • Lunch during desert trek
  • Entry Fees for Monuments
Day 01: Marrakech - Kasbah Ait Benheddou - Dades Valley
First we cross the spectacular Tizi n’Tichka Pass of the High Atlas mountains. You will pass through many Berber villages, and once in the desert, riverside oasis and barren hillsides are clustered with Kasbahs. After lunch we drive further to Valley of the Roses, with beautiful views of the Dades valley, valley of a thousand kasbahs. Overnight in Dades.

Day 02: Dades Valley - Todra Gorges - Merzouga - Erg Chebbi
After breakfast we drive to Todra Gorge and after a short stop there we drive on to dunes of Erg Chebbi. We will arive there around 4 and after a short break you will ride camels into the dunes, where you will spend the night in berber tents. After seeing a beautiful sunset you will enjoy a fantastic dinner.

Day 03: Erg Chebbi - Merzouga - Marrrakech
After viewing the most beautiful sunrise and having breakfast at the camp site you will ride the camels back to the auberge. From there it will be a long day driving back to Marrakech, again via Tichka pass.


For Atlas Trekking you need to prepare as you would for walking in any mountain region; it can be warm and sunny during the day but the weather in the mountains can quickly change from sunshine to snow and cold winds (autumn through late spring). Please do not leave any rubbish behind you; carry out what you carry in.

Atlas Treks are tailored to match the season and your level of fitness. You have the choice of basing yourself in Berber Guesthouses, from where you can take daily walks, or you can Atlas Mule Trek for 2+ days. On mule treks you usually have the choice of staying in Berber Guesthouse/with families or wild camping in 2-person tents. In addition to regular packing, here is a Check List for Atlas Trekking:

Clothing Equipment
Good walking boots and socks 3 to 4 season sleeping bag
Comfortable shoes/slippers for camp/guesthouse Walking stick
Trekking pants Day sack/backpack
Lightweight waterproof over-trousers / rain-pants Headtorch / headlamp
Underwear Basic First Aid Kit - refer to trip dossier for details
Long johns Ice axe and crampons (winter)
T-shirts Water bottle or camel back (recommended)
Fleece jacket or warm jumper Penknife (useful)
Lightweight windproof/waterproof jacket  
Hat  
Goggles (winter) and sunglasses (summer)  
Lightweight thermal or fleece gloves  
   
Other  
Personal items (e.g. towel, sunscreen, wipes, toilet tissues, antibacterial handwash)
Small First Aid Kit including insect repellent, plasters, meds
Small rubbish bag to carry out what you carry in
Matches e.g. burn toilet paper
Trail snacks
Zip-Up bags for camera
Repair kit (eg. needle, thread, duct tape)
 

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