A trip in Moroccan Sahara Desert is definitely an experience everyone should have at least once in their lifetime. It is a journey well worth the effort and you will have fond memories to last you forever.
Immersion in the universe of big Dunes of Merzouga a population of nomads that we may have a chance to meet to share a moment of their lives. A break in a green oasis in the middle of the desert we carry at the time of the long voyage where the Saharan caravan stopping for a drink.
Beginning altitude: 400 m / 1312,34 ft
Maximum altitude: 2660 m/ 8727,034 ft
Overall trek difficulty: Medium
Periond: All year round
From Marrakech to Merzouga Dunes Desert tour gives you the chance to see the real desert of Erg Chebbi . Enjoy camel ride and experience desert camp in Sahara desert.
Day 1: Marrakech – Tizi Ntichka pass 2660m – Ait ben Haddou – Roses Valley – Tichka Pass – Dades Valley Gorges
First we cross the spectacular Tizi n' Tichka Pass of the High Atlas mountains. Your first stop will be to visit two Kasbahs, Ait Ben Haddou and Kasbah Telouet. Driving between these two Kasbahs you will have another quick stop to take a look at the Salt Caves.
After these stops we will drive onwards passing through many Berber villages, being able to observe the Skoura oasis, Kalaat Mâgouna, groves of spectacular olive tree's and barren hillsides that are clustered with Kasbahs and traditional Berber houses. After lunch we drive further to Valley of the Roses, with beautiful views of the Dades valley also know as the Valley of a Thousand Kasbahs.
Overnight Dades Valley in a hotel on half board..
Day 2: Dades Valley Gorges – Merzouga – Erg Chebbi – Camel ride – Nomadic Tent
Our destination is Merzouga, along the way we will pass through Tinghir visiting the local palmeries. The next big stop will be to visit Todgha Gorge where you will walk through the gorge having the chance to take in the spectacular canyon. Afterwards we will drive onwards passing through many Berber Villages, Erfoud ( this is a famous area for fossils, you will have a chance to observe the process of cleaning and polishing the fossils and be able to see the finished products) and Tifilalte oasis eventually reaching Camp Erg Chaabi in Merzouga. You will then be met with your guide and camels and have a 1h30 ride to reach the Camp to admire the sun set. Over night in camp on half board.
Day 3: Camel Trek back to Merzouga – Ouarzazate – Pass Tichka – Marrakech
After breakfast we begin our trek. Heading along the Maizane Valley, we first pass the village of Aremd and then onto the shrine of Sidi Chamharouch. We then continue east and by crossing the flood plains our route takes us along mule tracks and up into the high rocky cliffs above the valley. Crossing the river we eventually come to the pastoral shrine of Sidi Chamharouch, which attracts tourists and pilgrims. From here the trail continues to climb steadily, snaking and zigzagging its way up to the snowline and the Toubkal Refuge (3206m), our stop for the night. Approx. 4 to 5hrs walking.
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