Best Marrakech to Merzouga desert tour 3 days
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Highlights of our tour:
3 day desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga is one of the common Sahara desert tours. The tour starts from Marrakech and highlights different areas and attractions in the High Atlas Mountains. Besides, it offers an experience of a camel trekking trip with a night in camp. Finally, it travels through different road towards the Anti-Atlas Mountain then ends in Marrakech
Day 1: Marrakech- Ait Ben Haddou – Ouarzazate- Dades Valley:
The 3 days Desert tour from Marrakech To Merzouga will start from your Raid or airport. Thereafter, we travel along the High Atlas Mountains for panoramic views. You will also enjoy Berber villages and their farms. Ait Ben Haddou is our next site to visit. It is a traditional kasbah that has been preserved among the UNESCO Sites since 1987. Secondly, we will visit the capital cinema, Ouarzazate. There, you explore the Atlas Studios and visit the old Kasbah of Taourirt. Besides, you visit Rose Valley and figure our rose products. Finally, you shot photographic views of the Thousand Kasbahs Road and then check into a local Raid in Dades Valley. Overnight.
Day 2: Dades Valley – Todra Gorges- Merzouga Desert:
After breakfast, we keep our 3 desert tour from Marrakech to Todra Gorges. It is a natural oasis of groves and high rock. Hence, you will discover its canyon and high rocks for climbers. In addition to that, we visit pass by villages of Touroug and Tinjdad then you visit the old system irrigation Jorf. Further, we head to the Merzouga desert to experience a camel trip. Your camel guide will guide you via golden dunes and catch the sunset view on the top of the dune. At the camp, there is delicious food for dinner to enjoy. And then, locals will entertain you with music around the fire.
Day 3: Merzouga – Marrakech:
Today, you will wake up early for sunrise view. We will continue the 3 days Desert tour from Marrakech To Merzouga After a shower and breakfast. You ride a camel back to the center of Merzouga. Thereafter, we resume the desert tour through different areas and villages. We will stop in Nkob village for lunch and enjoy the Draa Valley. It is the largest river in Morocco in the Anti-Atlas Mountains. Finally, we drive back to Marrakech and stop at any interesting place again.
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Ait Ben Haddou, one of Morocco’s most renowned architectural sites. The first visit from Marrakech to the desert of Merzouga is when you start the 3-day tour. You will be able to visit the very ancient Berber villages once you start your voyage from Marrakech through the Mountains of the High Atlas and Tizi N Tichka. You will reach the village of Ait Ben Haddou from there, passing through Telouet. Berbers live in it. In addition, every year the Kasbah attracts thousands of people who come to see its history and beauty.
You need to use the bridge to read about the plan of Ait Ben Haddou to reach Ait Ben Haddou. Many of the guides will attempt to introduce you to Kasbah’s history with great knowledge.
Once you use the bridge, the colorful shops you can find in your country will be loved.
Ait Ben Haddou is famous for his artists, wise men, who use their own technique to paint the whole of Kasbah.
It is recommended to ascend all the road up to Kasbah and the Ounila River for a panoramic view. When you arrive at the very top there will be a lot of protection for the tribe.
The founder, Ben Haddou, was the head of the village tribe in the eighteenth century. You can still visit him behind the village in the cemetery at the moment.
In part of their films, a number of film producers chose to show Ait Ben Haddou. The Gladiator, Alexander, the Message and the renowned Thrones Game, for example.
A 3 day tour from Marrakech to Merzouga, Ouarzazate, the second destination to visit. Nicknamed the desert port, which begins to show the signs of the vast Sahara.This beautiful town is famous for its Atlas studios, which in the past 20 years have attracted thousands of visitors.
There were shot at the popular Gladiator, Alexander and Cleopatra and the Game of Thrones. To be sure, some shots were also given in the region in part of the TV series Prison Break.
What can also be seen is Taourirt’s kasbah, known as the desert labyrinth. It is not easy to explore without a local guide, which includes over 300 rooms. We recommend that you go with them and look at the architecture, the fudge walls and the special rooms of the tribe.
The Noor solar panel is also located in Ouarzazate, the world’s largest. It cost $9 trillion and is owned by a Moroccan solar power company.
From Ouarzazate to Skoura the 3-day tour from Marrakesh to the Merzouga desert continues. Depending on the time, a stop can be made. We shall see Amrhidil’s Kasbah and move to the Rose Capital. In the valley, there are all types of roses. People have Rosewater co-operatives and most of them do it for their livelihoods.
Your guide may stop to visit one of the cooperatives, each with various products made of roses, skin care and other beauty products.
An annual rose festival, reaching 300,000 people in 2015, is held each year.
Taxis are painted pink that gives you a feeling of how people love and value roses
Our next destination will be Boumalne Dades after visiting Kalaat Megouna and one of cooperatives. This city is famous for Dade Gorges, and during your Morocco tour it is a must-visit.
Before visiting the Sahara Desert for camel rides, many visitors prefer to remain here. In addition, the valley is characterized by the panoramic views of many Riads and Kasbahs.
In Boumalne Dades, Tissdrine is a must tour attraction. You call it “Donkey Road,” too. The one who gave the road map up to the top of the mountain. Many people also call it the curve sneak road.
It is not recommended that you visit the mountains of Monkey Finger. Where do you see odd mountains like the toes of Monkeys.
Todgha Gorges and Tinghir:
Tinghir and the Todgha Gorges are one of the highlights of Merzouga’s 3 day trip from Marrakech. This town is known as the dates capital.
Tinghir welcomes thousands of buyers every year at the beginning of ramadan to take their family dates. Todgha’s valley is rich in palm trees over 15 meters in height. With the aid of the High Atlas Mountains’ soil, the quality of the fruit is rated the best each year. These trees give a huge amount of dates.
The views of the old destroyed buildings near the valley can be enjoyed by tourists. They belong to one of the tribes of Amazigh.
You can access one of the tapestry shops after you visit the city. They will show you everything you need to make and design a handmade wool and spice tapestry.
Then you’ll continue to the Gorges where you’ll see the runner-up river and the 400 meter mountains.
It is also a place to practice climbing and this is also an opportunity for you. You just have to reserve with a Tinghir company.
The canyons are also used as a place for picnics by families and school children.
Rissani, on the Unique Desert Tour in Morocco, is an optional destination to visit. It has the first desert souk or market.
The latter has 4 parts; the first is where spices can be bought. Caravans from Southern Morocco have previously been carrying spices from India to the South, Rissani’s Souk is where they have usually stopped for spice trading dates. In other words, many things you can find migrated from African countries in South Morocco.
The second part is for the purchase and sale of meat, fish…
The last section called the festival of donkeys, sheep and cows is what is interesting about Souk. In addition, during the market day it is packed with many animal types. Not to mention, most of the people receive their Eid sacrifice.
The highlight of the 3-day tour from Marrakesh to Merzouga is surely Merzouga. The best experiences for visitors are riding the camels, cycling and spending nights in the middle of the desert. As Morocco’s and Merzouga’s best travel agency we have desert tours experts.
The widespread desert sand near Merzouga is Erg Chebbi. At the known Lala Merzouga, the dunes can reach up to 150 metres. The lovely sunset / sunrise, overlooking the city and lake Dayet Srij can be seen from where you can watch.
Merzouga is visited every year by thousands to find its hidden gems. Every year.
Traveling with camel in Morocco is a must-try activity. Tourists usually go to the desert camp over 1h30 of the sand dunes with camels. There, before the night, they can try sandboarding. In the perfect atmosphere at a Berber tent dinner will be served. Afterwards, under the starry sky a Berber show with fire will be performed. Where you can dance and find each rhythm’s meanings.
It is advisable to wake up early in the morning to watch such a wonderful sunrise over the dunes. Next, you have breakfast in the camp or in the hotel.
Note! You can optionally return to the city using a 4WD car.
Many people prefer to take a trip to Merzouga. Our guides will guide you through the nomads, Kohl mines and many interesting places to discover.